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China's trade surplus surged in April

May 10, 2011
China has reported a trade surplus of $11.4 billion, nearly four times greater than expected. Gareth Leather with the Economist Intelligence Unit says this news could impact U.S. and Chinese trade talks.
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Chinese officials to discuss yuan's appreciation rate

May 9, 2011
Critics say China has manipulated the yuan to sell more products on the global market. But what exactly does that mean?
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Foxconn workers made to sign anti-suicide pledges

May 6, 2011
Foxconn is the huge manufacturing company in China that employs hundreds of thousands of young Chinese workers to assemble just about every...
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China's internet to be more tightly controlled. In other news, water to get more wet.

May 5, 2011
China has established a new State Internet Information Office to control what's going on online. In the past, internet control has been part of the...
Posted In: censorship, China, Internet

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sends a letter to China

May 5, 2011
Durbin sent the letter to Baidu - China's big search engine. The Senator is concerned about Baidu's censorship of search results and a possible...
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The impact of rising prices in China

May 4, 2011
China Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz discusses how China's overheated economy is triggering a troublesome inflationary cycle, and how it might affect the U.S.
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China's 'one child' policy may stifle economic growth

Apr 29, 2011
New numbers are out on China's population and the population is keeping below the 1.4 billion mark. This may ease potential strain on China's resources, but it could impact China's economy.
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China adds new requirements for U.S. tech partners

Apr 28, 2011
The Chinese government has released a sweeping new plan that pushes for some industries to grow -- and discourages development of others.
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More food scandals in China may point to better regulation

Apr 26, 2011
China has seen a string of alarming food safety reports -- from glow-in-the-dark pork to ink-dyed steamed buns. But the uptick in scandals could mean that food in China is actually getting safer.
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Chinese truck drivers protest rising fuel costs

Apr 22, 2011
Chinese police have dispersed hundreds of picketing truck drivers in Shanghai. The demonstrators were protesting rising fuels costs and fees, as Rob Schmitz explains.
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