Will China buy American coal?

Dec 18, 2013
U.S. coal companies have hit hard times. Domestic demand is drying up, and global prices for coal are hitting record lows. What to do? The industry is looking across the Pacific to China for help, and is planning to build coal terminals in Washington to export coal from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the world’s second-biggest economy. But is China interested in American coal?
Posted In: coal, China

China cracks down on interbank lending

Dec 10, 2013
But interbank lending is a bedrock part of the legitimate financial system and some foreign banks are feeling caught up in China's crackdown.
Posted In: China, banking, China's Economy

Shanghai shut down by toxic cloud

Dec 9, 2013
As some American kids get a snow day, some Chinese students are getting a pollution day today.
Posted In: China, China's Environment, Shanghai, air pollution

China bans banks from using Bitcoin

Dec 5, 2013
China's central bank officially barred Chinese banks from offering services connected to the virtual, digital currency Bitcoin. The government also issued a new set of regulations for Bitcoin exchanges in China.
Posted In: China, bitcoin

Vice President Biden walks right into China-Japan airspace conflict

Dec 3, 2013
Not a comfortable spot to be in.
Posted In: China, Japan, Joe Biden

Stocks in Japan are up, but will the economy follow?

Nov 28, 2013
Today, the Japan Nikkei Index went up another 1.8 percent to get very close to a six year high.
Posted In: bbc, Japan, Nikkei, consumer confidence, China

Qualcomm in China's antitrust crosshairs

Nov 26, 2013
Authorities in China have opened up an antitrust inquiry against wireless company Qualcomm.
Posted In: Qualcomm, China, antitrust

What's Chinese for Dowager Countess? 'Downton Abbey' goes to China

Nov 25, 2013
The international hit British television show is being watched by 160 million people in China. But that doesn't mean the producers are making money off of that success.
Posted In: China, copyright

China's leaders promise reforms -- but can they deliver?

Nov 18, 2013
After China issued its 20,000-word reform document Friday night, the media’s focus was on proposed changes to the one-child policy. But there were a slew of ambitious economic reforms in there, too.
Posted In: China, China's Economy, China's Politics, China growth

China Eases One-Child Policy

Nov 15, 2013
China to ease restrictions on one-child policy among other reforms.
Posted In: China, China's Politics, One-Child Policy, China's Environment