Chinese economy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Chinese economy


Chinese economic growth hits three-decade low

Jan 17, 2020 - 2:44 PM

The figures are released days after Vice Premier Liu He and Donald Trump signed a much-vaunted 'phase one' pact that marks a truce in their nearly two-year-old trade war

LABOR. This file photo taken on September 24, 2019 shows employees producing down coats at a factory for Chinese clothing company Bosideng in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. (Photo by STR/AFP)

China pushes economic diplomacy amid warm Philippine ties

May 06, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Asian powerhouse expresses optimism over the Philippines participation in the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative

China's industrial output growth wanes

Mar 12, 2016 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED After having the slowest growth since 2008 Premier Li Keqiang set the target growth at 6 5 to 7 but acknowledges that China will face a tough challenge this year

China economy 'absolutely' won't have hard landing – official

Mar 07, 2016 - 12:48 AM

Please calm down everyone this possibility doesn t exist says planning chief Xu Shaoshi

epa05169711 A Chinese vegetable vendor hands a customers her goods at a market in Beijing, China, 19 February 2016. Chinese producer prices continued to drop in January while consumer prices edged up, according to official figures released 18 February. The producer price index, which measures the cost of goods at wholesale level, dropped 5.3 per cent year-on-year in January for the 47th straight month of decline while consumer price index, which measures retail inflation, grew 1.8 per cent in January from one year earlier, up slightly from December's 1.6-per-cent increase, the National Bureau of Statistics said. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

China's lowest growth for 25 years: What does it mean?

Jan 19, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Take a look at how the Chinese economy s growth affects other countries

Shanghai plunge leads broad Asian decline

Jul 27, 2015 - 8:15 PM

The decline was its biggest single day drop since February 2007

epa04833258 A stock investor sits in front of an electronic screen showing stock price at a brokerage house in Beijing city, China, 06 July 2015. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.41 percent, or 89 points, to finish at 3,775.91 points and the Shenzhen Component Index dropped 1.39 percent, or 170.26 points, to close at 12,075.77 points. Asian stocks traded mostly down, as investors weighed the possible fallout of Greece's vote against European bailout conditions a day earlier. China stocks, however, opened higher after a string of measures to reverse the market free-fall were announced over the weekend. EPA/WU HONG

China: Asia’s new economic hegemon?

Jul 05, 2015 - 12:30 PM

The trick is how to benefit from China’s growing financial prowess without sacrificing our territorial interests as countries like Vietnam and Malaysia have been doing for decades

How China is upsetting the old global economic order

Apr 19, 2015 - 9:29 AM

After decades of closely controlling its currency the renminbi or yuan China is now moving to internationalize it and asking that it be included in the IMF s benchmark basket of major currencies

File photo by AFP/Peter Parks

PH gov’t urged to set aside differences with China

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:03 PM

China is a big source of opportunity for more businesses income and jobs and the country would not want to miss that the leader of the Filipino Chinese business community says

Filipino-Chinese commerce head urges gov't to stop antagonizing China over territorial dispute

China powers ahead, posts 7.8% growth in Q3

Oct 18, 2013 - 11:24 AM

China s posts a 7 8 growth in July September snapping two quarters of slowing growth in the world s second largest economy

QUICKER GROWTH. China's 3rd quarter growth quickens to 7.8%. Photo by AFP

China lowers 2012 GDP growth to 7.7% from 7.8%

Sep 02, 2013 - 5:29 PM

China s GDP totaled 51 89 trillion yuan 8 51 trillion in 2012 down CNY38 billion yuan from the original estimate

DROP. The world's second largest economy grows 7.5% in the second quarter, the second drop in growth. AFP file photo shows two Chinese workers work on the roof of a building at a construction site in Beijing

China growth slows to 7.5% in Q2 — govt

Jul 15, 2013 - 10:33 AM

China s gross domestic product expands 7 5 in the second quarter the second consecutive slowdown in growth amid increasing worries over the health of the world s second largest economy

DROP. The world's second largest economy grows 7.5% in the second quarter, the second drop in growth. AFP file photo shows two Chinese workers work on the roof of a building at a construction site in Beijing

New concerns for China's rising middle class

May 24, 2013 - 3:07 PM

With two cars foreign holidays and a cook for their apartment one Beijing family epitomizes the new middle class created by China s decades of rapid economic growth — and its resulting worries

GROWING MIDDLE CLASS. More families in China are joining the middle class, thanks to sustained economic growth. Photo by AFP

China economy grows 7.8% in 2012, a 13-yr low

Jan 18, 2013 - 10:04 AM

UPDATED The 2012 performance of the world s second biggest economy is its worst in 13 years as it faces weakness at home and in key overseas markets

GROWTH. A couple wearing Qing dynasty style headwear walk with their children in Tiananmen square in Beijing in December, 2012. China announces a 7.8% economic growth for the full year, the second annual slowdown amid challenges. AFP photo

Amid fears of a slowdown, China's manufacturing slumps

Sep 01, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Amid worries that the economic giant is slowing down Chinese manufacturing contracted for the first time in 9 months

2012 vital year for China's economy: upbeat Hu

Jun 16, 2012 - 9:38 AM

A new 5 year plan makes 2012 vital to China Chinese President Hu Jin Tao says

VITAL YEAR. Chinese President Hu Jin Tao explains why 2012 is vital for his country's economy. Photo courtesy of