This is the second consecutive year of declining FDI into China, with numbers for 2023 less than 10% of the record amount of foreign inflows seen in 2021
Global investors see little chance Beijing can rescue the situation and are jumping ship, leaving China’s markets in freefall
Chinese policymakers "seem to be ignoring everything they learned” from Japan's 15-year period of economic stagnation, one official warned
The IMF will urge China to shift its growth model towards consumption because it "matters to Asia and the rest of the world"
China's consumer prices returned to positive territory while factory-gate price declines slowed, pointing to signs of stabilisation in the economy
This is the latest move by Chinese authorities to restrict access to key data and information, a trend that is unnerving overseas investors
Goldman Sachs analysts project a 15% 12-month return for the CSI300, which is now down 0.5% for the year, in stark contrast to the 16% rise in world stocks.
Foreign firms saw their profits slide 16.2% in January-April from a year earlier, while private-sector firms recorded a 22.5% plunge
Data was in line with hopes for an economic revival led by consumption as flagging global demand weakened Chinese exports
Some economists say ambitious annual growth targets in China are counter-productive and have contributed significantly to the country's overall debt of almost 300% of economic output
Domestic demographers lament that China will get old before it gets rich, slowing the economy as revenues drop and government debt increases
"China's growth outlook is subject to significant risks, stemming from the uncertain trajectory of the pandemic," the World Bank said