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Why U.S. Olympians wear made-in-China uniforms

Jul 13, 2012
Unlike the teams of other countries, the U.S. Olympic team is privately financed, relying on sponsors and contributions. And its clothing sponsor has factories in China.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, apparel, China

China reports slower GDP growth at 7.6%

Jul 13, 2012
Economic growth numbers from China did not fail to live up to the hype. China's GDP growth slowed in the latest quarter to to 7.6 percent -- the slowest in three years.
Posted In: China, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

China braces for slower GDP growth

Jul 12, 2012
For the past few years, China has had much higher economic growth rates than we're seeing in the U.S. But when China releases its latest GDP figures tomorrow, forecasters are expecting the worst growth in three years.
Posted In: China's Economy, China, steel, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

The Street of Eternal Happiness: The Migrant

Jul 11, 2012
Meet Zhao Silin: Migrant, factory worker, mother, and owner of a tiny flower shop on Changle Road in Shanghai, otherwise known as The Street of Eternal Happiness.
Posted In: Shanghai, China

Transparency International scolds U.S. financial companies

Jul 10, 2012
Corruption watchdog group Transparency International released a report today admonishing big business to do more to crack down on corruption. The report slams companies from China and Russia along with American financial services corporations.
Posted In: transparency, corruption, China, U.S.

China works on importing North Korean workers

Jul 5, 2012
Despite being the biggest country in the world, China is having something of a labor shortage. So it's importing tens of thousands of North Koreans to work in low-wage jobs in factories.
Posted In: China, North Korea

China, Brazil forge currency swap deal

Jun 22, 2012
With consumer demand still sluggish in the U.S. and Europe, China is looking elsewhere for new customers to places like Brazil. In fact, this week China and Brazil agreed to a landmark deal that avoids using the U.S. dollar.
Posted In: reserve currency, China, brazil, yuan

The Street of Eternal Happiness: The Tailor

Jun 21, 2012
Meet Master Chu Hongsheng on the first stop of our year-long series profiling the people who make their living on Changle Road, or the Street of Eternal Happiness, which bisects Shanghai.
Posted In: Shanghai, qipoa, clothes, dress, China

China to ask for environmental funding at Rio summit

Jun 15, 2012
Next week world leaders will meet for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development to figure out how to improve the well-being of people around the world without wrecking the planet in the process.
Posted In: China, renewable energy, United Nations

IMF says Chinese currency a little stronger

Jun 12, 2012
But experts say the yuan is still substantially undervalued against the U.S. dollar. And the change won't mean much improvement in the persistent U.S.-China trade imbalance.
Posted In: China, yuan, IMF

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