China's industrial production slows down

Both fixed asset investment and retail sales were down 0.2% from the previous month, adding weight to the argument that growth in China has reached a peak as authorities take substantive measures to tighten lending standards. Business Insider Australia ... ( read original story ...)

China pledges more than $100 billion in Belt and Road projects

"China will endeavor to build a win-win business partnership with other countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative," President Xi Jinping said in his opening speech at a two-day forum on the plan. "These efforts are designed to promote growth ... ( read original story ...)

China growth slows amid lower demand globally

A host of fresh business figures from China have all confirmed one trend - the world's second-largest economy is losing steam, although growth figures are still impressive by Western standards. China's National Bureau of Statistics reported Monday that ... ( read original story ...)

China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

China is promoting itself as a champion of free trade in response to pressure in the United States and Europe for restrictions on imports. That is despite complaints by its trading partners that China is the most-closed major economy. The Chinese ... ( read original story ...)

China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

Xi spoke Monday as leaders of 30 nations wrapped up a two-day meeting to promote China's "Belt and Road" initiative. It calls for expanding trade across Asia, Africa and Europe by investing in ports, railways and other facilities. Xi expressed hope for ... ( read original story ...)

Russia-China trade to hit $80bn by 2018

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Great Hall of the People on in Beijing, China, May 14, 2017 © Etienne Oliveau / Reuters Trade between China and Russia is growing and will reach $80 billion by the end of the year ... ( read original story ...)

Will the “China dream” lift Chinese brands?

Chinese Brands Day, to be held on 10 May each year starting this year, approved by China’s state council, is a commercial rallying cry inspired by President Xi Jinping’s “China Dream.” It may presage a new era of powerful local brands upon the ... ( read original story ...)

Chinese bloggers bridge the gap between brands and buyers

Surrounded by shelves heaving with Prada handbags and two dozen young female fans dressed head to toe in luxury brands, the man known in China as Mr Bags is in his element. “My first thought is that it’s a classic look,” he says, scrutinising the ... ( read original story ...)