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

Manufacturing slows down in China

Sep 3, 2012
Manufacturing activity fell last month in China for the first time in almost a year. This follows a string of other bad news when it comes to the Chinese economy.
Posted In: China, manufacturing

Clinton tackles territorial disputes on trip

Sep 3, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting Asia, addressed contentious territorial issues linked to concerns over natural resources.
Posted In: China, south china sea, hillary clinton

Angela Merkel visits Beijing

Aug 30, 2012
They're calling it a "trade mission," but one can't help wondering what it might have to do with the debt crisis.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, Europe, China

Hollywood looks to China for 3D movies

Aug 27, 2012
"The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Amazing Spiderman" are being released in China. Hollywood expects big audiences and big profits from offering the movies as a 3D experience there.
Posted In: China, 3d, film, Avatar

Translating the complications of Chinese paychecks

Aug 23, 2012
Workers at state-run companies in China are riding pretty high. Beyond standard salaries, there are often a lot of perks for state workers, including mortgage payments, groceries, fancy cars. And it's all tax free.
Posted In: China, wages