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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

China cracks down on interbank lending

Dec 10, 2013
But interbank lending is a bedrock part of the legitimate financial system and some foreign banks are feeling caught up in China's crackdown.
Posted In: China, banking, China's Economy

Shanghai shut down by toxic cloud

Dec 9, 2013
As some American kids get a snow day, some Chinese students are getting a pollution day today.
Posted In: China, China's Environment, Shanghai, air pollution

China bans banks from using Bitcoin

Dec 5, 2013
China's central bank officially barred Chinese banks from offering services connected to the virtual, digital currency Bitcoin. The government also issued a new set of regulations for Bitcoin exchanges in China.
Posted In: China, bitcoin

Vice President Biden walks right into China-Japan airspace conflict

Dec 3, 2013
Not a comfortable spot to be in.
Posted In: China, Japan, Joe Biden

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