China's non-financial debt over $22.7 trillion: Official

BEIJING: China's non-financial debt is estimated to be more than $22.7 trillion, accounting for 227.92 per cent of its GDP, a senior Chinese finance ministry official said today amid concerns it may spiral out control. "The IMF estimated China's non ... ( read original story ...)

As China Battles Corruption, Glaxo Lands in the Cross Hairs

The government has intensified its scrutiny of Microsoft on antitrust matters this year, demanding more details about its business in China. And just two weeks ago, the authorities detained a group of China-based employees, including several Australian ... ( read original story ...)

Breakdown: Gauging the risks of a China crisis

BEIJING (Reuters Breakingviews) - Can China avoid a financial crisis? That's the question facing regulators and investors after a rapid rise in leverage in the world's second-largest economy. The links between the official banking system and shadowy ... ( read original story ...)

China's manufacturing hits 2-year high as demand perks up

HONG KONG - 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. The Caixin monthly purchasing managers' index climbed to ... ( read original story ...)

China priests' fears over Vatican's Beijing olive branch

Secret talks between the Vatican and Beijing are raising hopes of a "historic" rapprochement after six decades of estrangement, but some Chinese clergy fear that Rome will accept a Communist stranglehold over the country's Catholics. Since becoming head of ... ( read original story ...)