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    1. July 21, 2016

      China urges Pakistan to give army lead role in Silk Road project

      Frustrated with the slow progress on a sprawling, $46bn infrastructure project stretching from China to south Asia,...

    2. July 20, 2016

      Brussels prepares market economy compromise for China

      Brussels is drawing up a plan to treat China as a market economy in trade disputes, but only in tandem with US-style...

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    1. July 19, 2016

      Hong Kong: One country, two economies

      On the edge of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, workers are building a cavernous station that will be the terminus for one...

    2. July 13, 2016

      Obama steps up trade battle with China

      Barack Obama has escalated the US’s trade battle with China, launching a formal complaint against Beijing as both of...

    3. July 13, 2016

      Iron ore prices in China at 3-month peak

      Iron ore prices in China have climbed to their highest level in almost three months, supported by a production...

    4. July 13, 2016

      China agrees EU deal to assuage steel dumping concerns

      China and the EU have agreed to set up a bilateral steel “platform” to address European concerns over Chinese steel...

    5. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      China imposes anti-dumping tariff on fibre from Japan, S Korea, Turkey

      China is to impose an anti-dumping tax on acrylic fibre imports from Japan, South Korea and Turkey for five years...

    6. July 12, 2016

      A big test for Beijing over the South China Sea

      A tribunal’s ruling on Tuesday that invalidates China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea confronts Beijing...

    7. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      EU trade deficit with China hits €180bn

      A surge in imports led the EU’s trade in goods deficit with China to a record €180bn last year, according to Eurostat...

    8. July 11, 2016

      Seaborne thermal coal price rises to highest level in 10 months

      The price of seaborne thermal coal for the vast Asian market has risen to its highest level in more than 10 months,...

    9. July 11, 2016

      China corn shortages loom despite bulging silos

      Signs of a shortage of quality corn in China have cast doubt on the state of the country’s grain reserves, which on...

    10. July 7, 2016

      UK trade minister tempts Chinese investors with falling pound

      The UK is using the tumbling value of the pound to tell Chinese investors there are bargains to be had in post-Brexit...

    11. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      China's business activity mixed ahead of Q2 GDP release

      The release today of Caixin-Markit’s services purchasing managers’ index rounds out a mixed month for business activity...

    12. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      China pork spot prices retreat from historic highs

      Pork prices in China may be turning the corner as the spot price for a kilo of the other white meat has beat a rapid...

    13. June 30, 2016

      Wider access to China’s markets ‘not a matter of if but when’

      Index provider MSCI’s decision this month not to include mainland Chinese A-shares in its global indices was widely...

    14. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      US to hike duties on Chinese steel to over 500%

      The US will slap duties of more than 500 per cent on imports of certain steel products from China after a ruling that...

    15. June 21, 2016

      Singapore’s Kyen buys rest of Gunvor metals book

      Singapore-based trading house Kyen Resources has bought the remains of commodity trader Gunvor’s metals business, two...

    16. June 15, 2016

      Xi visit raises eastern Europe investment hopes

      Chinese president Xi Jinping’s second trip to eastern Europe in four months is raising expectations of an investment...

    17. June 9, 2016

      Coping with a world of too much Chinese steel

      The problem of industrial overcapacity has been troubling manufacturers across the world for years. Of late their...

    18. June 8, 2016

      China trade data point to stabilising domestic demand

      Chinese imports contracted at their slowest pace since 2014 in May, suggesting government stimulus measures focused on...

    19. June 7, 2016

      China warned over hostility to foreign business

      Foreign multinationals feel increasingly unwelcome in China, American officials and European business executives said...

    20. June 7, 2016

      China plagued by oil refining overcapacity

      Oil refining is joining steel, coal and aluminium in the ranks of sectors suffering from overcapacity in China, with...

    21. June 6, 2016

      China rails against global ‘hype’ on overcapacity

      A war of words between China and the US over management of the Chinese economy escalated on Monday when Beijing...

    22. June 6, 2016

      Xi Jinping warns on limits to diplomacy as China-US talks begin

      From the contested waters of the South China Sea to the management of the global economy and stewardship of the...

    23. June 3, 2016

      US Steel given green light to seek China import ban

      The US has given the go-ahead for the country’s largest steel producer to seek a ban on imports from Chinese rivals, in...

    24. June 2, 2016

      US ire switches from renminbi to Chinese industrial overcapacity

      For years, currency concerns were at the top of the agenda for US economic policymakers visiting Beijing. But as the...

    25. May 27, 2016

      FTCR China Exports Index falls in May despite volume increase

      The FTCR China Exports Index is based on a monthly survey of 200 export manufacturers, trading companies and shipping...

    26. May 26, 2016

      EU warns China to expect new steel tariffs

      The EU has warned China that it faces new anti-dumping tariffs on steel, amid growing pressure for the west to block...

    27. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      China soybean import prices rise to 17-month high

      It’s a good time to sell soybeans to China. Or at least a better one. Spot prices for imported soybeans in the Chinese...

    28. May 24, 2016

      FTCR China Freight Index falls to nine-month low in May as profits dive

      The FTCR China Freight Index is based on a monthly survey of 200 road, railway, waterway and air logistics companies...

    29. May 22, 2016

      US wields biggest stick in trade dumping fight

      The US has overtaken India as the leading user of anti-dumping and other trade defence cases, with China and its steel...

    30. May 18, 2016

      US paves way to raise duties on Chinese steel

      The US has paved the way for the imposition of duties of as much as 500 per cent on Chinese cold-rolled steel, used to...

    31. May 12, 2016

      EU legislators push back on China’s bid for market economy status

      European parliamentarians have delivered a blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a “market economy”, a status...

    32. May 12, 2016

      The Queen’s microphone gaffe, part two: the China tapes

      The British media has been treated to two unguarded moments from those in power. First David Cameron was caught on...

    33. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      EU deals blow to China market economy ambitions

      European parliamentarians have delivered a crushing blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a market economy this...

    34. May 11, 2016

      China’s flawed case for market economy status

      Tension over trade between Europe and the US on one side and China on the other has been high and rising in recent...

    35. May 10, 2016

      US and China skirmish as trade clash looms

      Donald Trump may be threatening to start a trade war with China, but it is becoming clear that the US and its...

    36. May 9, 2016

      How the Silk Road plans will be financed

      “If you want to develop, build a road,” runs the Chinese phrase. Beijing’s grand design to construct transport links...

    37. May 9, 2016

      India watches anxiously as Chinese influence grows

      Talk of a new Silk Road may be intended to evoke romantic, non-threatening images of desert caravans, ancient ships and...

    38. May 9, 2016

      China seeking to revive the Silk Road

      The ancient trade in silk, spices and slaves between China and Europe turned central Asian oases into wealthy business...

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