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Urban unemployment stable at 5.1%: NBS

[2016-03-15 17:21]

China's urban unemployment rate stayed at 5.1 percent throughout January and February, according to new research by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

February exports slump 20.6% and imports record 8% decline

[2016-03-08 11:25]

Exports in yuan-denominated terms fall 20.6% year on year to 821.8 billion yuan while imports drop 8% to 612.3 billion yuan.

China February consumer prices up 2.3%, hitting 19 months high

[2016-03-10 10:06]

China's consumer prices grew 2.3 percent in February from one year earlier, up from January's 1.8 percent, official data showed on Thursday.

China's factory PMI holds steady, services activity edges down

[2015-11-01 13:28]

China's official factory Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) remains unchanged at 49.8, while the non-manufacturing PMI dropped to 53.1.

China's CPI up 1.6% in September

[2015-10-14 09:47]

China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 1.6 percent in September from last year, official data showed on Wednesday.

GDP growth rate of 6.9% beats market expectations: NBS

[2015-10-19 10:21]

The growth rate, the slowest since the first quarter of 2009, dragged the growth in the first nine months down to 6.9 percent from 7 percent in the first half.

China's manufacuring PMI rises to 49.8 in Sept

[2015-10-01 15:43]

China's factory activity picked up slightly in September but remained in contraction as manufacturing saw improved, yet weak, demand.

Caixin flash PMI hits 78-month low in September

[2015-09-23 10:27]

The Caixin flash China general manufacturing PMI plunged to 78-month low at 47.0 in September from 47.3 in August, a preliminary Caixin survey showed.

China manufacturing PMI falls to 49.7 in August

[2015-09-01 10:08]

China's factory activity continued to lose steam in August, suggesting the world's second-largest economy faces prolonged downward pressure.

China sees exports increase 2% in June, imports decline

[2015-07-13 11:28]

In the first six months, the total foreign trade value was 11.53 trillion yuan ($1.85 trillion), down by 6.9 percent from a year earlier.

China June factory activity shrinks at slower pace

[2015-07-01 10:32]

Activity in China's factory sector expanded slightly in June though not as much as expected, while growth in the services sector picked up.

China's June flash HSBC manufacturing PMI rebounds

[2015-06-23 11:03]

China's factory sector turned in its best in three months, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Tuesday, though overall manufacturing activity still contracted slightly.

China's overseas investment surges 47.4% in January-May

[2015-06-18 11:05]

The Chinese mainland made more than $45.4 billion of non-financial investment in overseas markets in the first five months of 2015, up 47.4 percent year on year.

China property investment continues to slow, sales improve

[2015-06-11 17:31]

Investment growth in China's property sector continued to slow in the first five months of the year, while sales volume of commercial housing increased, official data showed on Thursday.

China's new yuan loans at 900.8b in May

[2015-06-11 16:57]

China's new yuan-denominated lending reached 900.8 billion yuan ($147.4 billion) in May, according to a statement issued by the central bank on Thursday.

China's FDI up 10.5% in Jan-May

[2015-06-11 16:39]

Foreign direct investment to the Chinese mainland jumped 10.5 percent year on year in the first five months of 2015, settling at $53.83 billion.

China's retail sales accelerates in May

[2015-06-11 16:39]

China's retail sales accelerated in May, indicating that pro-consumption policies have begun to take effect.

China's investment growth up in May, outlook still grim

[2015-06-11 16:28]

China's fixed asset investment recovered slightly in May due to improved manufacturing and property sectors, but economic slowdown continues, official data showed.

China's May PPI down 4.6%

[2015-06-09 10:56]

China's producer price index (PPI), which measures wholesale inflation, slid 4.6 percent year on year in May, official statistics showed Tuesday.

China May inflation edges down to 1.2%

[2015-06-09 10:28]

Experts said falling prices of vegetables, fruits and eggs due to seasonal factors were the main cause of the CPI decline last month.

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