With the death toll from China's Sichuan Province earthquake at more than 12,000 and expected to rise, aid offers are coming in from around the globe. But will Beijing be receptive to assistance or choose to go it alone? Scott Tong reports.
Asia now faces the aftermath of double disasters -- the quake in China and the cyclone in Myanmar. Relief groups say they have supplies to send to both countries, but getting them there is another story. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai.
More than 8,600 people are known dead from a 7.8 earthquake that hit the southwest China province of Sichuan. Host Kai Ryssdal gets the lastest details from Marketplace's China correspondent Scott Tong.
In China, consumer prices approach a 12-year high, leading to a global fear that Chinese factories are hiking prices for everyone. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai on commodity prices and inflation in China.
The death toll is rising in China, hit today by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Production halted at several car factories and power is out across a wide area. Scott Tong in Shanghai describes Sichuan province, where the quake hit hard.
Bad harvests, bad weather, bio-fuel policy.... They could all conceivably turn around. But over the long term there's one big unknown we can't really control: the growing collective appetite of China's 1.3 billion people. Scott Tong reports.
Chinese President Hu Jintao leaves Tuesday for a five-day visit of Japan aimed at healing tensions between Asia's two biggest rivals. They're expected to unveil a plan for managing their economic interests in the coming years. Scott Tong reports.
With about three months to go before the China Olympics, Beijing is being picky about who it's letting in. Chinese visas are getting harder to come by, and foreign businessmen are crying foul. Scott Tong reports.
Boycotts remain a hot topic among the Chinese, who are upset about coverage of Olympic torch protests around the world. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai about the feeling that foreign media have painted an unfair portrait of China.
China's government says it's ready to move past a proposed boycott of a major French retailer. But talk of boycotts has been making multinationals nervous, since they all want in on the massive Chinese market. Scott Tong reports.