China's President Xi Jinping signed new trade deals on Monday with Peru, one of its partners in its drive to boost world trade in the face of protectionist stirrings.
Chinese conglomerate Fosun will become the biggest shareholder in the ailing BCP, Portugal's biggest private bank, by agreeing to buy a 16.7 percent stake, the two sides said Sunday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping touted his country as a leader on free trade at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders Saturday, stepping up to fill a void left by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's protectionism.
China's retail sales growth slowed to 10.0 percent year on year in October, government data showed Monday, missing expectations in a worrying sign for domestic demand in the world's second-largest economy.
Private and official surveys showed Tuesday that China's factory activity rose last month to its highest level in more than two years, suggesting the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing.
Corporate China's global shopping binge barreled on this week with more multibillion dollar deals, but Beijing is starting to discover that there are limits to what its money can buy.
The Canbot can say its name, respond to voice commands, and "dance" as it plays Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Other robots China is displaying at the World Robot Conference can play badminton, sand cell phone cases and sort computer chips.
China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, shored up by a bank lending boom and consumer spending that helped make up for weaker trade.
China's growth slipped to a seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the third quarter, according to an AFP survey, despite ample stimulus and a red-hot property market in the world's second-largest economy.
China's exports plummeted in September, data showed Thursday, as anemic global demand dealt another blow to the world's second-largest economy, while weak imports fueled worries about crucial domestic appetite.