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Trade showdown

U.S. targets $300B of Chinese goods for new tariff hikes

by Associated Press May 14, 2019
Also Tuesday, China’s tightly controlled social media were filled with comments lambasting Washington following weeks of little online discussion of the dispute.
The U.S. and Chinese flags are displayed outside a hotel in Beijing.
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Trade showdown

Trade dispute deepens as China ups tariffs on $60B in U.S. goods

by Associated Press May 13, 2019
The announcement follows an increase in American tariffs on Chinese goods.
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Beijing declares dramatic success in fighting air pollution

by Jennifer Pak May 8, 2019
China says it has succeeded in cutting the city's pollution over 5 years.
Photos taken from the same spot in Beijing for 365 days in 2013
BeijingAirNow

China's growth slowdown is more than what meets the eye

by Tracey Samuelson Dec 14, 2018
We got some data out of China today that showed slowing growth in retail sales and factory output at three-year lows. Add to that some meh car sales and weak consumer sentiment. In short, economic growth is the world’s second…

Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

by Kai Ryssdal and Rob Schmitz Jul 31, 2015
The country's economy is in a different place this time around.
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China's fight for cleaner air

by Rob Schmitz Jul 15, 2014
“China’s growth model is based on the idea that natural resources are free."

Will adding subway lines save Beijing from traffic and smog?

by Rob Schmitz May 22, 2013
Beijing has announced it will add 50 miles of subway track by the end of next year, making the city's subway system bigger than New York's. But will the new additions alleviate the city's notorious traffic and pollution?

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Dangerous air pollution levels hit Beijing

by Rob Schmitz Jan 14, 2013
Air quality in China's capital this weekend was at levels judged hazardous to health. Authorities fear environmental concerns could spark social instability.

China's 'hutong' economics

by Rob Schmitz Nov 12, 2012
As China's leaders meet behind closed doors in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, shop owners in the neighborhoods of twisted alleyways known as hutongs share their outlook on their own -- and China's -- economic prospects.