Counting the Cost

Will China's five-year plan reinvigorate its economy?

We explore China's ambitious 2016-2020 economic and social plan and ask if it will help reverse the country's fortunes.

AJ IMPACT

China's Li promises reform as economic growth stalls

Premier's bid to reassure local workers and global markets come amid growing labour protests in country's northeast.

Opinion

China's five year plan fantasy

China's "moderately prosperous society" must be grounded in fiscal reality.

Salvatore Babones

by Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones

Opinion

China's true economic growth rate

The Chinese government should come clean about its economic record.

Salvatore Babones

by Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones

Opinion

Dawn of a new age in Asia?

While Northeast Asia resembles the West in terms of wealth and tech prowess, it is also a place filled with animosity.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

AJ IMPACT

China unveils details to fix state-owned enterprises

Reform guidelines include partial privatisation of state-owned enterprise sector, which employs millions of people.

China unveils details to fix state-owned enterprises

Opinion

China's great crash: Signs of trouble?

The stock market crash could mean an economic downturn in the near future.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Asia Pacific

China warns of decisive response over Myanmar bombing

Myanmar says radar and GPS records show warplanes did not cross China's border but regrets death of four farmers.

China warns of decisive response over Myanmar bombing

Human Rights

Myanmar hosts biggest gathering after reforms

ASEAN summit is culmination of year of diplomatic limelight for nation once isolated under its former military rulers.

Myanmar hosts biggest gathering after reforms

Asia Pacific

Thousands gather in fresh Hong Kong protest

Protesters pour into major thoroughfare a day after government called off talks with student leaders.

Thousands gather in fresh Hong Kong protest