Activity in Chinese factories suffered its sharpest deterioration for four months in June, figures showed Friday, as weak demand and industrial overcapacity weighed on the world's second-largest economy.
The cost of Chinese new homes rose at a slower rate in June from the previous month, figures showed Friday, as measures to tame prices in the world's second-largest economy took hold.
A deal for mainland China's largest cement maker to take over a major rival collapsed after failing to gain official approval, the company said Friday, in a blow to Beijing's pledges to tackle oversupply.
The first regional jet produced in China's initiative to compete in the commercial aircraft market made its debut flight Tuesday carrying 70 passengers.
Two of China's biggest steelmakers are planning to merge, they said, as the industry faces a global glut that has hammered producers worldwide.
The mainland bond market, worth approximately 48 trillion yuan (US$7.3 trillion), is the third-largest in the world, behind the United States and Japan.
China has built the world's fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips, a survey said Monday, the first time the country has taken the top spot without using U.S. technology.
Mainland China ordered at least 255 Shanghai-based industrial facilities, including part of a major oil refinery operated by Sinopec Corp, to shut for 14 days to reduce pollution ahead of the G-20 summit, according to an official document reviewed by Reuters.
China's total borrowings were more than double its gross domestic product (GDP) last year, a government economist said, warning that debt linkages between the state and industry could be "fatal" for the world's second largest economy.
Mainland China on Wednesday brushed off stock index firm MSCI's decision to exclude the country's A shares from its influential global equities index, saying that the gauge cannot be complete without the Chinese stocks.