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  1. March 8, 2013

    China warns over fresh currency tensions

    Beijing has issued a new warning against competitive devaluations by rich countries, saying that emerging markets will pay...

  2. beyondbrics

    January 16, 2013

    China FDI levels off, at record levels

    China’s foreign direct investment inflows last year totalled $111.7bn, according to commerce ministry figures published on...

  1. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2012

    China's new leaders: leak or bluff?

    Is it China’s worst-kept secret? Or its cleverest bluff? With less than 24 hours to go before the Chinese Communist party...

  2. November 10, 2012

    China trade surplus biggest in nearly four years

    China notched up its biggest trade surplus in nearly four years in October, giving the country’s economic recovery an extra...

  3. July 8, 2012

    Beijing threatens trade action

    Beijing has threatened swift retaliation against a range of European Union industries if Brussels presses ahead with an...

  4. May 25, 2012

    Beijing faces Brussels action on telecoms aid

    The EU is poised to launch one of its biggest trade cases against China in a generation after telling member states it has...

  5. May 10, 2012

    China trade data add to calls for easing

    China will need to continue easing monetary policy if it is to spur growth after disappointing trade data, economists...

  6. March 12, 2012

    China hints at halt to renminbi rise

    Chinese central bank officials have suggested the renminbi is no longer significantly undervalued after six years of gradual...

  7. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2012

    China's imports and exports fell in January

    China’s exports fell and imports slid more than forecast in January, reports Bloomberg, the first declines in two years, as...

  8. January 5, 2012

    China to take steps to boost consumption

    China has vowed to take fresh steps to stimulate consumption as its economy slows under the weight of weakening exports and...

  9. September 16, 2011

    China and the WTO: a good thing

    It is exactly 10 years since China concluded negotiations to join the World Trade Organisation, after a decade and a half of...

  10. July 14, 2011

    China holds firm on rare earth quotas

    The European Union has accused China of restricting exports of rare earth metals essential for the production of mobile...

  11. FT Alphaville

    June 9, 2011

    China to develop N Korea trade zones

    China has broken ground on two economic development zones in North Korea, in a tentative sign that the secretive Leninist...

  12. June 9, 2011

    China to develop N Korea trade zones

    China has broken ground on two economic development zones in North Korea, in a tentative sign that the authoritarian state...

  13. May 24, 2011

    China in talks with Brazil over trade barriers

    China is in talks with Brazil on lifting trade barriers that would allow the Latin American country to sell it more...

  14. March 10, 2011

    China records $7.3bn trade deficit

    China’s trade balance swung to a deficit of $7.3bn in February as exports slowed during the Lunar New Year holidays....

  15. March 8, 2011

    Beijing prepares to welcome ‘returning son’

    He may not speak Mandarin Chinese but when Gary Locke, US commerce secretary, presents his credentials in Beijing as the new...

  16. January 13, 2011

    Beijing invites foreign execs to IPR forum

    Chen Deming, China’s commerce minister, has invited senior foreign executives to meetings about intellectual property...

  17. July 29, 2010

    My visa rejection shows China is shut to business

    From Mr Mark Clifford. Sir, I read with interest the article “Thriving China is ever more open for business”, (July 26) by...

  18. July 28, 2010

    Statistics require monetary values

    From Mr J. Neil Young. Sir, It would be illuminating if Chen Deming (Comment, July 26) would provide us with the renminbi...

  19. July 28, 2010

    I don’t read the FT for the party line

    From Prof Peter Navarro. Great Wall of Protectionism? Sir, The claim by Chen Deming, China’s minister of commerce, that...

  20. FT Alphaville

    July 26, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Wolfgang Münchau: A test cynically calibrated to fix the result If...

  21. July 25, 2010

    Thriving China is ever more open for business

    For the past year, China has expanded domestic demand and worked to attract foreign investment, contributing to the global...

  22. April 10, 2010

    China records rare trade deficit

    China on Saturday announced a rare deficit in its politically sensitive trade balance for March, the first in six years,...

  23. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2010

    Devaluing the yuan

    Continuing with Thursday’s China theme, SocGen’s Albert Edwards has been looking at the emergence of a trade deficit in the...

  24. March 21, 2010

    China to lose ally against US trade hawks

    The US business community can no longer resist political pressure for Washington to take a tougher stand against China on...

  25. March 9, 2010

    Hopes fade of rapid removal of peg to US dollar

    China's National People's Congress is usually a platform for the leadership to drive home a handful of key economic messages...

  26. March 8, 2010

    Beijing remains divided over currency peg

    China’s National People’s Congress is usually a platform for the leadership to drive home a handful of key economic messages...

  27. March 8, 2010

    Beijing hints at severing peg to US dollar

    China's central bank chief laid the groundwork for an appreciation of the renminbi at the weekend when he described the...

  28. March 6, 2010

    Beijing studies severing peg to US dollar

    China’s central bank chief laid the groundwork for an appreciation of the renminbi at the weekend when he described the...

  29. December 24, 2009

    Global equities advance in thin festive trade

    World stocks extended gains on Thursday to hit their highest level in almost three weeks, while oil advanced as investors...

  30. December 4, 2009

    China and World Bank in talks toestablish industrial zones in Africa

    The World Bank and Beijing are in discussions about setting up low-cost factories in industrial zones in Africa to help the...

  31. December 3, 2009

    China eyes industrial bases in Africa

    The World Bank and Beijing are in discussions about setting up low-cost factories in new industrial zones in Africa to help...

  32. November 12, 2009

    Beijing hints at change of line over renminbi

    China's central bank yesterday acknowledged the case for a stronger renminbi, days ahead of the arrival in Beijing of...

  33. November 12, 2009

    Chinese hint at stronger renminbi

    China's central bank yesterday acknowledged the case for a stronger renminbi, days ahead of the arrival in Beijing of...

  34. November 9, 2009

    China pushes unity with Africa on climate

    China has expressed its solidarity with Africa as a “victim” of climate change and called on the west to join Beijing in...

  35. October 30, 2009

    China and US resolve trade disputes

    China and the US resolved several thorny trade disputes yesterday even as Beijing confirmed it was investigating potential...

  36. October 29, 2009

    China and US move to defuse trade row

    China and the US resolved several thorny trade disputes on Thursday even as Beijing confirmed it was investigating potential...

  37. October 5, 2009

    Corrections: Chen Deming; Georgian Soldiers

    * Chen Deming, China's commerce minister, previously served in Shaanxi province, not in neighbouring Shanxi as wrongly...

  38. September 14, 2009

    US tyre duties spark clash

    A full-blown trade row erupted last night between the US and China after Beijing accused Washington of "rampant...

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