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Shanghai residents can finally get their hands on a PS4

Jan 7, 2014
After 14 years, China is lifting its ban on foreign video game consoles in its Shanghai free trade zone.
Posted In: China, video games, Shanghai

On paper, China's trade surpasses U.S. - but let's get real

Jan 7, 2014
The Chinese media is reporting the value of China’s global trade has overtaken the United States to become the world’s largest trading economy. It’s another milestone for China. But if you take a good look behind the numbers, the claim begins to fall apart.
Posted In: China, trade

China tells party officials to stop smoking in public

Jan 3, 2014
For decades, sharing cigarettes has been common practice for China’s government officials. But president Xi Jinping is cracking down on smoking to revamp the party’s image.
Posted In: China, smoking, cigarettes

"A communist party casino" - Despite the lift of IPO ban in China, investors remain unhappy

Jan 2, 2014
China has announced it will lift a one-year ban on new stock listings in the new year. The market for initial public offerings was frozen by China’s government in late 2012 in attempts to reform a trading system deemed too risky. Traders in Shanghai aren't encouraged.
Posted In: China, IPO

China in 2013: A last resort for justice

Dec 31, 2013
Marketplace's China Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz looks at China's struggles in 2013.
Posted In: China

A year in China: bad air, bad debt

Dec 30, 2013
This was the year of "forced transparency" in China, exposing bad debt and bad pollution.
Posted In: China, bad debt, air pollution

Apple's Chinese Christmas gift

Dec 23, 2013
Last night, Apple and China Mobile signed a long-awaited deal to sell iPhones to this pool of nearly a billion new customers.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, China

Apple, China Mobile Strike a Deal

Dec 23, 2013
Apple and China Mobile, the world's largest cell phone carrier, have stuck a deal that will allow the tech giant to sell iPhones to some 760 million people.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, China

A village, poisoned: the toxic trail of China's coal industry

Dec 19, 2013
U.S. coal producers hope to export coal from the Pacific Northwest to China. The world’s second biggest economy burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. That’s generated record levels of air pollution in China, and polluted waterways, too.
Posted In: China's Environment, China, coal

Will China buy American coal?

Dec 18, 2013
U.S. coal companies have hit hard times. Domestic demand is drying up, and global prices for coal are hitting record lows. What to do? The industry is looking across the Pacific to China for help, and is planning to build coal terminals in Washington to export coal from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the world’s second-biggest economy. But is China interested in American coal?
Posted In: coal, China

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