China’s economy

Xi Jinping’s alarming power grab

China’s president will ditch limits on how long he can stay in power. Matthew Partridge reports.

Get ready for the return of inflation

The world is changing. The disinflationary environment of the last couple of decades is rapidly vanishing. You need to be ready for inflation, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

China braces for a slowdown

China looks on track for annual growth of about 6% this year, rather than the 6.7% widely expected.

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.

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