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Shanghai's mayor shifts focus away from GDP

Jan 26, 2015
For decades, GDP growth has been an "obsession" for China's government. No more.
Posted In: China, GDP, China growth
A banner that reads "no to the canal" is carried this week during a protest against a new canal opening in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua's much-touted canal meets with opposition

Dec 24, 2014
Nicaragua's been talking about building a canal for 200 years. Considerable skepticism has greeted the project.
Posted In: Panama Canal, China, investment

Tech in 2015: We'll be connected 24/7

Dec 24, 2014
Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us what to expect in the year ahead.
Posted In: wifi, smart phones, China
Chinese laborers repair an oil pumping unit at an oilfield on the outskirts of Hejian city, Hebei province, China.

Where the surplus oil goes

Dec 12, 2014
Basically, anywhere and everywhere it can be stored.
Posted In: Oil, oil surplus, global oil, China
One of China's approximately 300 million smokers sits in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in January 2013.

China's smoking ban distracts from a larger issue

Nov 25, 2014
A Stanford anthropologist calls the ban a "sideshow" and points out that the country is a "superpower" of cigarette production.
Posted In: tobacco, smoking, cigarettes, China
Traders work on the floor of the Hong Kong Exchange in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong and Shangai exchanges link up in big reform

Nov 17, 2014
It’s a big deal for investors, for whom it's now a lot easier to invest in China.
Posted In: stock exchange, hong kong, China, investors

U.S. deals make it a big week in global trade

Nov 13, 2014
The U.S. cleared hurdles to send two major trade agreements forward.
Posted In: India, China, tariffs, trade pacts
A building newly built in the architecture of imperial China stands near the cooling towers and smokestack chimneys of a coal-fired power plant on the outskirts of Beijing.

Why the U.S.-China climate deal isn't crazy ambitious

Nov 12, 2014
The U.S. commitments for reducing carbon emissions are mostly already in place.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, emissions cap

The cost of living up to the U.S.-China climate deal

Nov 12, 2014
The U.S. and China are drawing a line in the sand on greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, pollution
A silhouette of an official is seen with a logo of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as background at the Trade organisation headquarters.

China and U.S. reach agreement on high tech products

Nov 11, 2014
Here's what it says and why it matters.
Posted In: China, World Trade Organization

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