Big nations snub Beijing bank launch

Only 20 countries sign up for new institution after US lobbying

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

The myopic western view of China’s rise

The reforms that count tend to conform to the western model, writes Martin Jacques

China bank funds buy stake in Mediobanca

Italy a 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

Hong Kong agrees date for protest talks

Government and students to meet over rising tensions

China and Vietnam to resume military ties

Tensions soothed after South China Sea stand-off

China’s online lenders offer mortgages

Peer-to-peer downpayment loans let buyers skirt requirements

Beijing marathon choked by smog

Some 30,000 runners brave heavy pollution in China’s capital

China’s developers rebuild business model

Companies change tack as house prices fall

HK’s ‘Umbrella Square’ takes shape

Centre point of Hong Kong’s tent city is still a bustling hive of activity

China banks: inequality rules

Bank of China issues first ever preference share

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