China exports down 7.3% from a year ago

China's exports fell again in October in a fresh sign that weak global demand is complicating efforts by Beijing leaders to shore up economic growth and reduce reliance on trade and investment. Exports contracted by 7.3 per cent from a year earlier to $178 ... ( read original story ...)

China's October exports fall in new sign of global weakness

BEIJING -- China's exports fell again in October in a fresh sign of weak global demand that is complicating efforts by Beijing leaders to shore up economic growth and reduce reliance on trade and investment. Exports contracted by 7.3 per cent from a year ... ( read original story ...)

China’s New Finance Minister Faces a Juggling Act

China’s new finance minister Xiao Jie inherits from his reformist ... to reduce the cost of a record amount of debt run up by provinces after the global financial crisis. But his plans to clamp down on spending ran into opposition as they collided ... ( read original story ...)

Financial risk may be China's gift to next president

Back in 2008, incoming President Barack Obama inherited a US financial crisis that was to some degree made in China. The next US president may well confront a Chinese financial crunch with its origins in the US, as China unwinds the credit imbalances built ... ( read original story ...)

AgBank fine shows China banks still flunking compliance test

BEIJING (Reuters) - Last week's $215 million (173 million pound) fine for Agricultural Bank of China Ltd (AgBank), the third big Chinese bank disciplined by U.S. regulators in 16 months, shows Chinese lenders still falling short in their compliance duties. ( read original story ...)

China bars two Hong Kong lawmakers from office

BEIJING - China's top legislature effectively barred two democratically elected separatist lawmakers from taking office in Hong Kong with a ruling Monday on the city's constitution, an intervention into a local political dispute that's likely to spark ... ( read original story ...)

China adopts cyber security law in face of overseas opposition

Overseas critics of the law say it threatens to shut foreign technology companies out of various sectors deemed "critical", and includes contentious requirements for security reviews and for data to be stored on servers in China. Rights advocates also say ... ( read original story ...)