China’s economy

Chart of the week: China fiddles the figures

The Chinese economy may be almost one-seventh smaller than officially reported, – a new paper has found that industrial output and investment have been “consistently embellished”.

China’s demographic crisis

In 2015, the 1979 policy allowing couples to only have one child was reversed. But the birth rate has continued to fall, which bodes ill for the economy and social [...]

Shanghai surprise: the week that shook global markets

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.

Best job in the world right now? Chinese stockbroker

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.

Currencies: China starts to wriggle in dollar straitjacket

China’s central bank has moved pre-emptively to prevent the yuan being dragged upwards with the US dollar.

The IMF and the renminbi: China’s coming of age

The IMF’s expected welcoming of the renminbi into its ‘special drawing rights’ is a significant acceptance of China’s position as a global financial player. Simon Wilson reports

Why I’m still buying China

China is going through lots of change, but the overall outlook is still positive. Rupert Foster looks at the best Chinese-focused funds to profit.

China’s back in a bull market – here’s why you should get on board

China’s benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, is back in bull market territory. John Stepek looks at what’s next for investors in Chinese stocks.

How China is building a new Silk Road

China has vast overcapacity in construction and global ambitions. The two have come together in a new push for expansion. Will it come off? Simon Wilson reports.

Peter Frankopan: the mismatch of expectation on the new Silk Roads

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author and historian Peter Frankopan about Britain’s relationship with the new Silk Roads, and why we need to better understand China.

Peter Frankopan: Why does China want to invest in the UK?

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to historian Peter Frankopan about the Silk Roads and what China really wants from Britain.

China: slowing, but still shopping

The idea that China is slowing is hardly new and it hasn’t put off Chinese consumers.

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