Sunday, May 26, 2013
Switzerland and China cleared the final hurdle Friday towards a landmark free-trade agreement, as Beijing seeks to underscore its growing global ties via deals with European partners.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Manufacturing activity in China contracted in May for the first time in seven months, HSBC said Thursday, in another sign of the weakness of recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
China's private sector wages in urban areas grew 17.1 percent in 2012, official figures showed Friday, even as the country's economy expanded at its slowest pace in 13 years.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Industrial output in China rose 9.3 percent in April, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday, accelerating from March but below market expectations, underscoring sluggish growth momentum.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Fears that China will overtake the U.S. in the race to put electric vehicles on the road have fizzled.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Inflation in China accelerated to 2.4 percent year-on-year in April, official data showed Thursday, above market expectations, but analysts said counter-measures were unlikely due to weak economic momentum.
China on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo to head the World Trade Organization, with state media saying it showed the growing clout of emerging economies.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Growth in China's services sector slowed sharply in April to its lowest point since August 2011, a private sector survey showed on Monday — fresh evidence of rising risks to a revival in the world's No. 2 economy.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
China became the world's largest personal computer market for the first time on an annual basis last year amid weaker global demand, a research firm said, adding that the nation is likely to retain the position in the coming years.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Chinese home prices picked up in April in their fifth consecutive monthly rise, an independent survey showed on Thursday. The cost of a new home in 100 major cities rose 5.3 percent year-on-year to an average 10,098 yuan (US$1,638) per square meter, said the China Index Academy.