China’s economy

Star Market, China’s Nasdaq-like tech stock exchange, starts trading

Star Market, Shanghai’s new technology-focused stock exchange, is hoping to nurture local tech firms and bypass New York and Hong Kong.

China’s economic growth hits a 27-year low

The release this week of second-quarter economic figures revealed that China’s economy is growing at its slowest pace in 27 years.

What does China’s slowdown mean for the global economy?

China’s economy is growing at its slowest rate since 1992, when it started reporting its GDP performance. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the latest figures and explains what it all means for you.

Hong Kong’s roar of rage

The storming of Hong Kong’s legislative assembly and spray-painting over symbols of Chinese authority was “a collective roar of rage” against the government.

Forget the trade truce – here’s what really matters for markets now

Markets rallied after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping patched up their differences at the G20 summit. But trade talks are just a sideshow. What really matters is what happens to the US dollar.

Hong Kong faces a perfect storm

Hong Kong is under threat from both China and the US, as the American Congress proposes removing the arrangements that exempts the territory from Donald Trump’s new tariffs.

The yuan: a new front in the trade war?

China’s currency, the yuan (also known as the renminbi), has slumped to a new low for 201 as Trump’s tariffs put a strain on the country’s manufacturing industries.

Tiananmen Square: 30th anniversary of a massacre

It’s been 30 years since the Tiananmen Square protests and reform looks as distant as ever. Matthew Partridge reports.

The casualties of Trump’s trade war

Chinese tech giant Huawei is under fire in Donald Trump’s trade war. Many Western firms may suffer collateral damage.

The trade war between the US and China is all about tech

With the current focus on Huawei, it’s clear that the US China trade war isn’t about tariffs, it’s about technology. John Stepek explains how it affects investors.

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