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China 70

The lucky migrant workers who get to retire in Beijing

by Jennifer Pak Oct 4, 2019
While many people move away from the countryside for work, few of them are able to officially register in the cities.
A man sells dream catchers in Beijing. Few migrant workers from the countryside can stay in the city long term.
Photo courtesy of Shanghai 808 Studio
China 70

China's struggling shoe components suppliers contemplate their futures

by Jennifer Pak Oct 4, 2019
Three shoe component suppliers discuss the U.S.-China trade war and the changes they have seen in the last few decades.
A shoe heel manufacturer in southern China's Dongguan city exports mainly to the U.S.
Shanghai 808 Studio
China 70

The people who connect the China and U.S. markets

by Jennifer Pak Oct 4, 2019
Darren Quon and James Gau worked in manufacturing before moving into the business of consulting and sourcing.
Skyline of Dongguan city, a manufacturing hub.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace
China 70

The Chinese manufacturers behind U.S. shoe brands

by Jennifer Pak Oct 3, 2019
Shoe manufacturing shifted from Europe and the U.S., to Japan and Brazil, then to South Korea and Taiwan. Now, much of it takes place in mainland China.
Workers at Changjian Shoe factory in Dongguan city.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace

Slowing growth in China a concern to global companies

by Scott Tong Jul 15, 2019
Global automakers, to take one example, are finding the downward trend concerning.
Boxes of photoelectric board products are cased at the Tianwei Yingli Green Energy Resources plant in Baoding, China.
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Why China wants to stock more than 200,000 tons of pork

by Jennifer Pak May 30, 2019
Some countries stockpile grain and petroleum. China has both, plus a national pork reserve.
A local meat market in Shanghai is dominated by pork stands. Pork is a staple in the Chinese diet and accounts for 70% of all meat consumed in China.
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Trade showdown

China's GDP is growing faster than expected. What does that mean for trade talks?

by Tracey Samuelson Apr 17, 2019
The White House had argued that a weakening Chinese economy would give the U.S. an advantage in negotiations.
Vendors inside a fruit store wait for customers in Beijing in February. 
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For many, Chinese New Year is a time to splurge

by Jennifer Pak Feb 20, 2018
Here is a look at what people in China are buying to mark the Year of the Dog.
The Year of the Dog was celebrated by millions of Chinese people around the world on Feb. 16.
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Trump lauds 'outstanding' relationship with Chinese leader

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 7, 2017
The meeting was overshadowed by the U.S. missile strikes at Syria.
President Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, today.
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Investor Carl Icahn dumps Apple stake

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 28, 2016
The out-spoken Apple investor said he sold his shares amid concerns over China's economic woes.
One of Apple's most vocal investors has sold all his shares.
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