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U.S. and China talk trade and cybersecurity

Jul 11, 2013
Annual talks in Washington bring top government officials and business leaders together.
Posted In: China, trade

GlaxoSmithKline accused of bribery in China

Jul 11, 2013
China’s security ministry claims executives of the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline have confessed to bribery charges.
Posted In: China, GlaxoSmithKline, pharmaceuticals

American author takes aim at Chinese concept of 'Leftover Women'

Jul 10, 2013
American Joy Chen's book 'Do Not Marry Before Age 30' has become a hit in China, where traditional society labels unmarried women in their late 20s 'leftover women.'
Posted In: China, marriage, women

Coal pollution cuts life expectancy in China

Jul 9, 2013
China's government policy to promote coal use may have cut life expectancy for millions of people by more than five years on average.
Posted In: China, coal, air pollution, pollution

Which would you rather have: More jobs or lower interest rates?

Jul 8, 2013
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note -- the benchmark for U.S. interest rates -- was up this morning following Friday's somewhat positive jobs report.
Posted In: interest rates, China, jobs numbers

In China, a replica of Manhattan loses its luster

Jul 3, 2013
The port city of Tianjin has taken on billions of dollars of debt building a city that looks exactly like Manhattan. It hopes to become one of the financial centers of the world. But China's economy is slowing down, and developers and investors are pulling out of the project.
Posted In: China, Yujiapu

Chinese law requires adults to visit their aging parents

Jul 3, 2013
Critics say the new law is unnecessary. They suspect China's state pension fund is running low on money and the government is passing the buck.
Posted In: China, pension funds, Social Security, family

Will China bring its 'shadow banks' out of the shadows?

Jun 26, 2013
Chinese markets have been on a roller coaster ride ever since the government froze lending between banks last week to combat so-called 'shadow banking'. Where does the world's second biggest economy go from here?
Posted In: China, Xi Jinping, credit crunch

U.S. business gets a ticket to Obama's Africa trip

Jun 26, 2013
President Obama's week-long trip to Africa will take him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Obama's visit is aimed, in part, at increasing U.S. trade and investment in Africa.
Posted In: Africa, South Africa, Tanzania, GM, China, Obama

You need to care about China's credit crunch: Here's why

Jun 24, 2013
China's tightening up on its lenders, and that might slow the country down a big. That shouldn't be too much a problem for the rest of us, right?
Posted In: China, Banks, credit crunch

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