Thousands of Chinese companies are presenting their latest gadgets at China's largest trade fair. It is seen as a barometer for the entire economy. Around two thirds of exporters here expect the slowdown to last for at least 6 months.
China is angry at Standard and Poor's (S&P) following a downgrade of its creditworthiness by the ratings agency over concerns about the country's rising debt. S&P underestimated China's financial strength, Beijing said.
Chinese policymakers are beginning to worry about a rallying currency that is putting pressure on the country's exports. Figures for August show slower-than-forecast growth, which has also been hit by weak global demand.
One of the world's biggest sports tournaments has begun. Thousands of athletes have come to Taiwan, where they're discovering the intricacies of a decades-old divide with mainland China.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged China to implement reforms more speedily as it faces growing vulnerabilities amid dwindling resources to cope with internal and external shocks.
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