SHANGHAI Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles' Day, but the event's annual growth dropped to its slowest rate. | Video
SHANGHAI When Han Siyuan first decided to apply for a job as a pilot cadet in 2008, she was up against 400 female classmates in China on tests measuring everything from their command of English to the length of their legs. | Video
LONDON Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.
BEIJING Honda Motor Co's joint venture with GAC Group will invest 3.27 billion yuan ($469 million) in new-energy vehicle production in China, GAC said in a stock exchange filing on Wednesday.
BEIJING China is likely to use its vast currency reserves to stop any precipitous fall through the psychologically important level of 7 yuan per dollar as it could risk triggering speculation and heavy capital outflows, policy insiders said.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's state-owned automaker FAW Group said it signed a deal with 16 banks for a credit line worth more than 1 trillion yuan ($144 billion), an eye-catching amount analysts said was mostly symbolic, albeit an important signal of government support.
XUZHOU, China In a former mining district in eastern China, authorities have shut dozens of pits and invested billions of yuan to resculpt the broken landscape, creating gardens, forest walks and wetland parks, as well as a small museum dedicated to coal.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia The United States sought to make currency a central part of any solution to a bruising trade fight with China, keeping the pressure on Beijing to speed up economic reforms at a gathering of world policy makers who pledged to do more to safeguard global growth.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday said Chinese officials told him this week that a further depreciation of China's yuan currency was not in the country's interest.
The yuan charge
The Obama administration is taking China head on over the yuan. As Congress comes closer to punishing Beijing for not letting the currency strengthen more rapidly, Reuters explains the factors behind the yuan's sudden gains. Document