A delicate building balance.
Investment is essential to African economies, but it can bring risks.
The Chinese government is doing its best to stop China's bad loan problem from blowing up.
A lot is riding on the first head-to-head meeting between Trump and Xi.
Nothing less than the fate of the global economy lies in the balance as the two strong-willed leaders sit down for their first one-on-one meeting.
China’s President Xi Jinping at the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
Donald Trump’s thumbs up for Taiwan is a sign of things to come.
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Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
China is eagerly anticipating the arrival of global leaders from the world's top 20 economies.
Uber is exiting the race for dominance in China's ride-hailing market and selling its stake to rival Didi Chuxing.
China's recent splurge on corporate acquisitions has demonstrated an ability to create value that outstrips its western rivals.
Africa contributes the least of any continent to climate change – but it also has the least resources to manage it.
Scenarios on global trends over the next 20 years point to some serious challenges for Africa. Whatever actually happens, it's important for the continent to put in place mitigation strategies.
Laying the groundwork. Workers prepare for this week’s meeting.
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The world economy needs China, but Beijing has needs of its own. No wonder the leadership is putting so much effort into a year of negotiation.
With restaurants and retailers alone ringing up US$100 billion in sales, Chinese New Year is the world's biggest consumer holiday.
China’s long march to economic reform is underway.
China posted its lowest annual GDP growth since 1990 – at 6.9% – but it's not cause for undue concern.
More than one million Chinese tourists arrived in Australia last year and data suggests this could grow.
Growth in China's services sector remains solid, a good sign for Australia.
Difficult days: a trader checks her phone on the trading floor at the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
The best way to stabilise China's volatile stock market is to establish and broaden linkages with other stock markets.
Closed for business.
The Shanghai composite index is proving to be one of the most volatile markets in the world and government regulation is having some unforeseen effects.
The spotlight remains on Chinese President Xi Jinping as the country prepares to release its next five-year plan.
China's transition to a consumer-based economy offers opportunities for private investors, but more financial reform is needed to open them up.
Continued prosperity is part of the unwritten contract between China and her people.
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As China moves towards a 'new normal' on economic growth, it will use its five-year plan to promote sustainable growth.
The move to a 'two-child policy' is unlikely to boost population growth, which has been stalling for years now.
China's economy is stuttering and the slowdown is set to continue.
Chinalco is one of a number of state-owned enterprises the Communist Party is hoping to overhaul.
China has signalled a plan to slim down its state-owned enterprises, but there's no sign yet it's willing to give up any real control.