China's April output grows; investment, domestic demand soften

CHINA'S industrial output grew faster than expected in April while both growth of retail sales and investment stalled, as government tightening weighed on domestic demand and the property sector. Industrial output grew a solid 7 per cent in April as companies rebuilt inventories after the end...

China manufacturing sector stable in April but exports slow

CHINA'S vast manufacturing sector remained broadly stable in April, two surveys showed, but weaker exports point to slower growth ahead...
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Door still open for talks to avert US-China trade war

CHINA'S planned tariffs on scores of US goods still leave room for backdoor negotiations, according to analysts...
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Are China's constitutional changes for the better?

ON Sunday in Beijing, China's parliamentary delegates overwhelmingly voted on the country's biggest constitutional reform in decades...

China ready to retaliate over Trump's tariffs

TRADE tensions between the world's two largest economies escalated further this week as China vowed to retaliate protectionist trade measure imposed by the US, its largest trading partner...

China aims for stable growth as Xi consolidates power

CHINA'S growth will stabilise this year, said Premier Li Keqiang in his annual work report to the parliament, during which he announced other major targets for the world's second-largest economy...

China a step closer to rolling out nationwide social credit system

DU Shan, a trendy marketing director from China who is in her 30s, proudly shows off her credit score on her mobile phone to anyone who is interested to see it - it reads 737, out of a maximum of 900.

China's manufacturing performs well in Jan

CHINA'S manufacturing began the year on a high, but this week's purchasing managers' indices (PMIs) show signs that growth may have peaked...

China's 2017 trade surplus hits new high, but momentum likely to slow

CHINA'S trade surplus hit a record high last year with both exports and imports growing strongly on robust demand for Chinese products...

Xi to consolidate power at Party Congress

CHINESE President Xi Jinping is expected to consolidate his power during the 19th Party Congress by appointing key posts, but there is unlikely to be a major shift in policies, analysts say.