May 3, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are in China this morning. They're supposed to be talking about issues like trade. But instead, everyone's focused on a blind Chinese dissident who took refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing and is now asking for asylum in the United States.
May 1, 2012
The question is: Will a blind Chinese activist's escape from house arrest muddy the economic waters?
Apr 30, 2012
According to the Wall Street Journal, cotton has become part of the fabric of life in China -- the country has bought over a million tons of the fluffy white stuff in the last seven months.
Apr 27, 2012
Marketplace's China correspondent Rob Schmitz discusses how Americans and Chinese differ when talking about personal finance.
Apr 25, 2012
There's a report that federal authorities in the U.S. have asked some American movie studios about whether they've had to grease the wheels with cash as they try to break into the Chinese market.
Apr 24, 2012
Shanghai bureau chief Rob Schmitz discusses the impact of the scandal involving China's charismatic and disgraced Communist party official Bo Xilai, and what it means for the country's future.
Apr 20, 2012
There are new details today in a major political scandal in China. The case of Bo Xilai, the once powerful Chinese official who was fired from the government as part of a murder investigation.
Apr 16, 2012
China lords over its currency the way a pilot manages the air speed of a plane -- not much laissez-faire. Now, Chinese officials say the yuan will be allowed to float within a wider range.
Apr 16, 2012
Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran says America's culture of creativity and innovation beats out China's state-run capitalism.