Overheated property leaves China in a fix

Empty apartments critical to economy’s health

China’s Weibo raises $285m in US IPO

Company overcomes jitters after earlier cutting size of offering

China GDP growth slows in first quarter

Expansion of 7.4% is slowest since third quarter of 2012

China expected to show sharp slowdown

Likely growth figures of 7.4% would be lowest since 1990

Job seekers line up at a job fair at Tianjin University

A game change in public service

Demand for once coveted civil servant jobs in China is declining

Ruling bolsters China labour crackdown

Court convicts 11 workers for ‘disrupting public order’

Cramped lives test China dream

One in five Chinese only a wage away from losing middle-class status

China ‘Potemkin defaults’ mask debt reality

Beijing wants market discipline without halting growth

The developing world’s fragile middle class

Data show 2.8bn people in the developing world sit just above the poverty line, at risk of slipping back as economic growth in emerging markets slows

The Fragile Middle

Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

FT analysis questions durability of march out of poverty in emerging markets

Contaminated water highlights China pipeline dangers

Cancer-causing chemical detected in water

China court rejects Xu appeal

Anti-corruption campaigner’s four-year sentence upheld

Cross-border China shares closer to parity

Trading surges on China-Shanghai bourse tie-up

China’s failed bond auction raises concerns

Stakes raised for Beijing as it tries to rein in debt levels

Report links Chinese military to hacking

Study says attacks on western companies persist

China rules out stimulus despite trade woes

Premier insists government is capable of propping up growth

Direct HK-Manchester flights set to start

Cathay Pacific to expand UK links beyond London

China bank regulators caught in turf war

PBoC and CBRC at odds as financial system comes under strain

Fears of crisis intensify China’s politics

Relations between regulators turn poisonous

Beijing bristles at Hagel warning

US defence secretary says lack of consultation increases tensions