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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's quest to innovate the workshop of the world.

Do China's GDP numbers matter?

Oct 19, 2015
Its economy is slowing, but how fast depends on whose numbers you believe.

Chinese trade data latest indicator of sluggish growth

Sep 8, 2015
Exports were down 5.5 percent, and imports fell by 13.8 percent.

China's growing at (just) 7 percent

Apr 15, 2015
The world's fastest-growing economy is pumping the brakes.

Shanghai's mayor shifts focus away from GDP

Jan 26, 2015
For decades, GDP growth has been an "obsession" for China's government. No more.

Preparing for China's urban billion

Mar 12, 2014
If current trends hold, the number of people living in Chinese cities is expected to hit one billion within the next 15 years.

China's leaders promise reforms -- but can they deliver?

Nov 18, 2013
After China issued its 20,000-word reform document Friday night, the media’s focus was on proposed changes to the one-child policy. But there were a slew of ambitious economic reforms in there, too.

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China eases one-child policy, but don't expect more 'little emperors'

Nov 15, 2013
China said today it's easing its one-child policy, but economics could still stand in the way of more children.

What will be China's economic fate for the next decade?

Nov 8, 2013
Chinese leaders are meeting this weekend to hammer out economic policy for the next 10 years.

China's economy grows faster than expected

Oct 18, 2013
China's GDP is growing as leaders look to make economic reforms.