Its stock markets took some recent hits, but China's economy remains a phenomenon. We looked into Web sites for keeping track of the tiger, and even for beginning to learn the language.
Digital Times. A blog-style scroll of breaking news on China's economy comes from wire services and individual contributors. When we visited, there were reports on China's heated market for luxury goods, and the forced displacement of 1.5 million Beijing residents for the 2008 Olympics.
Shanghai exchange. The roaring Shanghai bourse has a Web site, but don't go there expecting to find out a lot about China's hottest stock market. The English translations are oblique, the latest "quarterly" newsletters posted are from August and December, and the downloadable "Fact Book" is for 2005.