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U.S. challenges China in WTO over rare earth restrictions

Mar 13, 2012
The Obama administration is taking China to the World Trade Organization saying it's not playing fair with those crucial raw materials.
Posted In: China, rare earth minerals

U.S., EU and Japan protesting China's rare earth policy

Mar 13, 2012
It takes a lot of what are called rare earths to make the electronics that keep us going in the 21st century. The Obama Administration believes China is holding back its supply of these special metals to drive up prices and now the U.S. , the European Union, and Japan are taking their beef about China to the World Trade Organization.
Posted In: rare earth minerals, China, Barack Obama, WTO

The rare earth advantage

Mar 13, 2012
U.S. and EU complain to the World Trade Organization about Chinese dominance and policy in the vital high-tech sector.
Posted In: rare earths, rare earth minerals, China

Building skyscrapers at record speed

Mar 12, 2012
A new 30 story building in China went up in just two weeks. How is this possible and more importantly, how can it be safe?
Posted In: skyscraper, China

Apple fights for 'iPad' in China

Mar 8, 2012
A day after Apple announced the latest iPad, the company is just as busy in China, where its lawyers are fighting a court decision that ruled Apple doesn't own the trademarked name 'iPad' there.
Posted In: China, iPad, apple

Apple's latest announcement expected today

Mar 7, 2012
As Apple makes a big announcement in the U.S., it may take some of the heat off the company for labor conditions at its suppliers in China and the lack of American jobs it creates.
Posted In: apple, iPad, China

Is China's slow growth estimate a bad thing?

Mar 6, 2012
Markets reacted badly to China cutting its growth estimate to 7.5% but changes could allow Chinese consumers to buy more of their own products.
Posted In: China, economic growth

China's slowing growth rate not meeting expectations

Mar 5, 2012
Premier Wen Jiabao of China announced that growth would be only 7.5 percent, a number that falls below what is considered a critical growth rate for keeping the Chinese population happy.
Posted In: China, economic growth, export

Chinese government lowers growth forecast for year

Mar 5, 2012
In China today, the government lowered the country's growth forecast for the year to 7.5 percent. That's the first target under 8 percent since 2005.
Posted In: China, economic growth

New Chinese gas estimate remixes global energy song

Mar 2, 2012
The huge shale gas deposit is a big deal for global energy markets.
Posted In: natural gas, China, fracking

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