China tensions

As countries such as Pakistan and Malaysia rethink major infrastructure projects and Donald Trump attacks China’s economy with tariffs, Beijing is bonding with new friends — including, this week, Russia. Here’s the best of our opinion and analysis

Beijing welcomed American disputes with Tokyo and Brussels but now faces isolation as G7 allies begin to co-ordinate policy

Beijing’s interests are now aligning with those of its American rival

Large-scale project funding from Beijing brings benefits but also raises risk of distress in vulnerable clients

Building a long-term relationship has big advantages for both Beijing and Moscow

The implosion of the western banking system was a stroke of good fortune

Welcome investor discrimination may not survive a serious shock

More from this Series

Beijing is sending mixed messages on credit, but any real change to debt stock will be slow

Letter from Simon Evenett, University of St Gallen, Switzerland

Letter from Cecilia Li, Hong Kong