Beijing’s journey from luxury to thrift

China’s ballooning debt and slowing growth will be tough to manage, writes James Kynge

American who beat Mao to Beijing

Sidney Shapiro, author and translator, 1915-2014

Concerns remain over ADB’s Chinese rival

Bank’s chief economist says AIIB could help meet Asian infrastructure needs

China property decline continues

Oversupply drags down house prices for fifth consecutive month

Shanghai bourse awaits options approval

New equity derivative launch will be China’s first since 2008

Realising China’s sustainable growth rate

Beijing’s reforms have the potential to increase government expenditures and boost consumption

China to boost socialist rule of law

The scale of challenge is exposed by remote village skirmish

China flexes its economic muscle

Turning point shows ongoing shift of global economic influence east

China starts its painful shift to the new normal

Kicking its debt addiction will be convulsive for Beijing and the world

Big nations snub Beijing bank launch

Only 20 countries sign up for new institution after US lobbying

The myopic western view of China’s rise

The reforms that count are those that appear to move towards the western model

China bank funds buy stake in Mediobanca

Italy has been focal point of Beijing’s €5bn Europe investment push

Talks to end HK protests make little progress

Government offers few concrete concessions to protesters

Economics underpins HK political divide

Dynamism comes at the price of the widest income gap in the developed world

EU and China agree truce on trade spats

Brussels drops case against Huawei and ZTE

Leung warns protesters not to test China

HK chief ready to listen to suggestions for ending demonstrations

Beijing puts rule of law on agenda

Plenary unlikely to make changes that would curb party power

ExIm warns US of export risk from China

New Beijing development banks could crowd out threatened agency

Chinese doctors tackle Ebola on frontline

Sierra Leone’s Friendship Hospital treats up to eight new patients every day

Unrest in China leaves 22 dead

Uighur assailants attack Han Chinese merchants in Xinjiang