China's latest export: Cars with asbestos parts

Aug 15, 2012
Australia has told big Chinese automakers Chery and Great Wall to recall thousands of vehicles after discovering asbestos in their auto parts.
Posted In: China, Auto, Australia

Rich Chinese increasingly invest overseas

Aug 15, 2012
Slower growth in China and the prospect of currency depreciation have many Chinese putting their money into places like Canada and the U.S.
Posted In: China, renminbi, China's Economy

Dam shows flaws in China's economic model

Aug 9, 2012
Fallen politician Bo Xilai championed the Xiaonanhai Dam but it threatens an ancient fish species. Critics say it's being built just to aid regional growth.
Posted In: China, Bo Xilai

Why is China interested in U.S. battery maker?

Aug 9, 2012
Wangxiang Group, China's biggest auto-parts conglomerate, has offered $450 million for a controlling stake in a Massachusetts electric car batteries company.
Posted In: China, energy, batteries

Poor factory and retail signals from China

Aug 9, 2012
In China, two reports this morning signal bad news ahead for the world's second largest economy. Factory output grew at the slowest pace in three years last month, and retail sales fell.
Posted In: China

Economic data shows continued slowdown in China

Aug 9, 2012
The latest economic data out of China show a continued slowdown there. New numbers on factory output and retail sales came in below expectations this morning.
Posted In: China, China's Economy

In China, fallen politician Bo Xilai still has fans

Aug 9, 2012
Bo Xilai faces corruption allegations. His wife is charged with murder, but in Chongqing, the city he formerly administered, he still has admirers.
Posted In: China, Bo Xilai

China cracks down on fake drugs

Aug 6, 2012
In China, officials have arrested more than 2,000 people involved in the country's vast counterfeit drug industry.
Posted In: China, pharmaceuticals

For China, the Olympics are more than a game

Aug 2, 2012
China's government sees winning gold medals as a key affirmation of the country's worth. Athletes who don't come first can get a frosty reception.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012, China

India more tolerant of power losses than China would be

Jul 31, 2012
Indian electricity bosses are less accountable than their Chinese counterparts even though India is a democracy and China a one-party state.
Posted In: India, China, electricity