China’s economy

Will China move on North Korea?

China’s President Xi has consolidated his power. His focus may now switch to the nuclear crisis.

Xi Jinping: The world’s most powerful man

China’s president Xi Jinping has tightened his grip on the reins of power.

China’s new helmsman charts his own course

Xi Jinping has consolidated enough power to take China where he wants – whether forwards or backwards. Investors should hope for the best, says Cris Sholto Heaton.

A “Minsky moment” for China

The outgoing chairman of the People’s Bank of China warned that excessive optimism could lead to a sharp correction in the markets.

China creates new giant state-owned enterprises

China is likely to see a consolidation of state-owned enterprises, especially in key sectors such as coal, power, heavy equipment manufacturing and steel.

Is China turning Japanese?

The key question for China now is whether it can avoid repeating the fate of Japan in 1989 and its “lost decades”.

Chart of the week: MSCI takes baby steps into China

After several years of deliberation, index provider MSCI has considering added domestic Chinese A-shares to one of its major benchmarks, the Emerging Markets index.

Why a Chinese chemicals maker paid $1bn for a cartoon cat

You wouldn’t think a Chinese chemical maker and a talking tom cat would have much in common. And you’d be right.

Does China’s credit rating cut matter?

Moody’s decision to downgrade China’s credit rating is no surprise, and many believe it will have no real impact.

The crackdown on China’s billionaires

China may now have more billionaires than America. In 2000, it had just one. That should be good news – but some of them are feeling very nervous. Alex Rankine reports

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