IMF raises China growth forecast but warns on debt

BEIJING, China - The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its growth forecast for China but warned that rising debt which has prompted concern about the country's finances increases the risk of a sharper slowdown. The world's second-largest economy ... ( read original story ...)

2 ships sold to Pak Navy for Gwadar security: China

China on Monday said it has sold two naval ships to Pakistan to protect the strategic Gwadar port and trade routes under the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying the sale of vessels was part of “normal” military and trade cooperation ... ( read original story ...)

China's Xi says Chinese economy to keep growing steadily

"We are confident that we will keep our economy stable and growing steadily," Xi said, adding that the global economy was still weak. "Protectionism, populism and de-globalization are on the rise. It’s not good for closer economic cooperation globally ... ( read original story ...)

China IPO normalization good for real economy: experts

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The normalization of initial public offerings (IPOs) in China could help raise the financing efficiency of companies and direct more capital into the real economy, experts have said. Since an IPO suspension between July and ... ( read original story ...)

Trudeau’s embrace of China exposes his naïveté

The government seems smitten with the dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative China that dominates the business pages, while remaining largely silent about the China that tramples human rights at home and intimidates rivals abroad. This is more than ... ( read original story ...)

China tops US in cinemas, but many sit empty

ZHUOLU, China -- The brightly decorated 3-D cinema in this town outside Beijing is showing the latest Chinese and Hollywood films, to row after row of empty red seats. So few people come to watch films here that the theater manager rents out the halls to ... ( read original story ...)