China hopes to move from an economy driven by investment to one based on consumption and service. But there are plenty of doubts as to whether it can pull it off.
Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwan’s president is a poke in the eye for China. John Stepek explains what it could mean for US-China relations, and the global economy.
China’s public and private debt pile has mushroomed to 255% of GDP in the past few years, warns the Bank for International Settlements.
China’s renminbi, or yuan, has slid by more than 6% in trade-weighted terms this year, and has also kept falling against the dollar.
Index provider MSCI’s admittance of China’s domestic stockmarket into its emerging-market indices would be a small but symbolic move.
While few believe China’s official growth figures, the economy should pick up.
China burned through $100bn of its foreign-exchange reserves last month trying to prop up its currency, the yuan.
China National Chemical Corporation, or ChemChina, has bought Switzerland’s Syngenta, making the biggest foreign takeover by a Chinese firm to date.
Tsai Ing-wen has been “thrust into one of Asia’s toughest and most dangerous jobs” after winning Taiwan’s presidential election.
Investors have been scared witless by the plunge in the Chinese stockmarket and currency, the yuan. Andrew Van Sickle explains why you should stay calm.
The Chinese stockmarket has had to halt trading more than once already this year. John Stepek looks at what the crash means for the world’s markets, and the global economy.