Foxconn factory shut down following riots

Sep 24, 2012
The company that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads in China has shut down one of its factories following a riot by workers.
Posted In: Foxconn, China, riots

China on track? The view from the slow train

Sep 19, 2012
As China prepares for the first leadership transition in a decade, Marketplace's Rob Schmitz talks to passengers on China's slowest and fastest trains to find out whether they think country is on the right track.
Posted In: China, China's Economy, China's Politics

What's good for iPhones is good for FedEx

Sep 18, 2012
Apple says it received two million orders for the iPhone 5 in the first 24 hours of availability. That is good news of course for Apple. It's also good news for shipping companies like Fed Ex.
Posted In: iphone 5, China, fedex, shipping

China's export strategy prompts a U.S. trade complaint

Sep 17, 2012
China rewards companies for exporting auto parts to other countries, so the U.S. files a complaint with the World Trade Organization, its 15th against China.
Posted In: China, trade, export, auto parts

China could make big bank acquisition in Europe

Sep 17, 2012
China is about to make its biggest ever bank acquisition abroad, according to the Financial Times. It says China could spend as much as $15 billion buying a bank in Europe.
Posted In: China, bank

Chinese protest Japanese companies during island dispute

Sep 17, 2012
Several major Japanese companies are shutting down some operations in China, citing concerns about the safety of their workers.
Posted In: China, Japan, dispute, protests

Obama plans WTO complaint against China

Sep 17, 2012
The Obama administration is expected to announce a World Trade Organization complaint against Chinese subsidies for auto parts exports today at a campaign stop in Ohio.
Posted In: China, WTO, tariffs

China ponders need for a stimulus package

Sep 5, 2012
Slowing growth is leading the government to consider further measures to boost the economy, but some say once home prices pick up, spending will follow.
Posted In: China, China's Economy

Clinton heads to Beijing for economy talks

Sep 4, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit comes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy and an uptick in economic tensions between China and the U.S.
Posted In: hillary clinton, China

Needing economic 'booster shots' in China, Europe, U.S.

Sep 3, 2012
In China, manufacturing activity fell last month for the first time in almost a year, putting more pressure on Chinese officials to do something to stimulate the economy. Meanwhile in Europe, we learned this morning that manufacturing activity in the eurozone also fell last month, which will in turn put more pressure on the European Central Bank to do something about the ongoing crisis there.
Posted In: China, European Central Bank