{FD} China appoints US-trained central banker

A U.S.-trained economist was appointed Monday to succeed the longtime governor of China’s central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to reduce financial risks and surging debt.

{FD} China’s Xi joins Russia, Zimbabwe in global autocrat club

Recent history offers sobering lessons to China’s Communist Party as the country’s rubber-stamp parliament votes to allow President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely.