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China cracks down on foreign spending sprees

China is to restrict foreign investments in sports clubs, real estate and entertainment and is banning investment in pornography and «unauthorised» military technology.

US launches formal trade investigation into China

The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week.

US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?

The new trade agreement unveiled Friday between China and the United States is yet another olive branch from the Trump White House to Beijing, but some skeptics wonder how long the cooperative tone will last.

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

China opens on Sunday a summit to promote its massive global trade infrastructure project, highlighting Beijing's ambitions to spearhead a new era of globalisation as Washington shifts toward inward-looking policies.

China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea

China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections and amid regional tensions.

China's April exports rise but slow from March

Chinese exports rose for the second consecutive month in April, official data showed on Monday, boosted by improving global demand but the increase was slower than the previous month.

Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

US President Donald Trump praised China for its help in pressuring North Korea, while defending his softening stance on trade and other issues with the Asian giant, in an interview that aired Tuesday.

China's Q1 growth stabilises at 6.8%

China's growth stabilised in the first quarter thanks to rising investments and a recovery in exports, experts said, though they warned the reprieve may be...

China seizes US naval probe in South China Sea: Pentagon

China «unlawfully» seized an unmanned US naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, a move sure to heighten tensions around Beijing's military presence in the disputed area.

Chinese media warn «immature» Trump over Taiwan policy

Chinese media warned Donald Trump Monday that the one-China policy is «non-negotiable» and dropping it could lead to Beijing supporting US enemies, after the president-elect said he might do so unless Beijing made concessions.

Apple invests in China wind farms

Apple has struck a partnership with the world's largest wind turbine maker, the American company said, marking the tech giant's largest clean energy project to date.

Trump upends US foreign policy with Taiwan call

US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy to speak with the president of Taiwan, prompting Beijing Saturday to accuse Taipei of a ploy but saying the move would not affect US-China ties.

Xi says US-China ties at «hinge moment»

Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met for the final time Saturday, with the Chinese leader warning the period after Donald Trump's election is a «hinge moment» in relations between the two powers.

Chinese media praise Trump's «experience and ideology»

Chinese state-run media lauded Donald Trump Tuesday after a phone call between him and President Xi Jinping, saying that the president-elect's emergence could mark a «reshaping» of Sino-American relations.

China retail sales growth slows in October

China's retail sales growth slowed to 10.0 percent on-year in October, government data showed Monday, missing expectations in a worrying sign for domestic demand in the world's second-largest economy.

Chinese astronauts reach orbiting lab

Two Chinese astronauts entered the country's new orbiting space laboratory for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, as Beijing works towards having its own space station.

Chinese yuan fix drops to a six-year low

China's central bank set the yuan's central parity rate weaker than 6.7 to the dollar for the first time in six years Monday, the first day of trading after it joined the IMF's «special drawing rights» reserve currency basket.

China flies army planes over strait near Japan

More than 40 Chinese military aircraft have traversed a strait near Japan, China's defence ministry said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol with the US in the contested South China Sea region.

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