UK move to join AIIB even surprised China

European rush to sign up highlights eastward shift of global power

Iron ore tumbles to post-crisis era low

Fifth consecutive week of losses for the commodity

S Korea to join China-led development bank

Latest US ally to defy Washington’s opposition

Osborne overrode FCO on China-led bank

Decision on AIIB bypassed objections and drew fire from US

Future london taxi, tx5,

Black cab makers hail next generation

Taxi will be electric, made of aluminium and built in Coventry

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Lure of big ships fuels canal boom

Chinese companies bet on rival Latin American trade routes

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The American century will survive the rise of China

Entropy is a greater challenge than Chinese growth, writes Joseph Nye

China IPO rules lead to massive arbitrage

Cap on prices delivers risk-free profits to lottery winners

China’s globetrotting tourists change travel habits

Shifting currencies and culture benefit Japan, S Korea and Russia

Bad loans jump at China’s AgBank

Poor earnings reflecting rising defaults ominous for other lenders

Xi’s challenge is to loosen his control

China’s president will face resistance if he fails to readjust

A rebuff of China’s AIIB would be folly

It would be good if the lender were white as snow. But this is a fallen world

China tells elderly to dance to its tune

Beijing steps in to regulate square-dancing, the exercise of choice for millions of retired women

China military parade poses dilemma for west

Invite to second world war ceremony raises diplomatic concern

ADB projects China growth of at least 7%

Forecast is even more bullish than Beijing’s own assessment

China’s OTC board surges on tech optimism

New index shows over-the-counter market has gained 53% in 2015

China watcher who offered Beijing a model

Communist party enthralled by Lee’s ‘benevolent dictatorship’

Xi snub belies China-Pakistan ties

Despite absence from Islamabad parade, the two are cementing military and economic relationship

China’s PLA dismisses US hack accusation

Beijing rejects suggestion army attacked American domain registry

FBI probes possible China military hack

Passwords stolen at, manager of 1.4m web addresses