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China's GDP growth expected to be slowest in decades

by Andy Uhler Oct 17, 2019
The Chinese government may resort to the use of monetary policy to promote the economic growth that is eluding it.
China's exports fell by over 3% in the past year, slowing GDP growth. Above, the port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province in 2018.
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China 70

The children of Chinese factory workers

by Jennifer Pak Oct 2, 2019
As part of a series on Communist China’s 70th anniversary, Marketplace’s China correspondent Jennifer Pak and Shanghai bureau news assistant, Charles Zhang, spoke to people in the country’s shoe industry – the world’s biggest – about their achievements and challenges over…
Hu Maolin was left in the care of his grandmother when he was two years old, while his parents worked in the cities.
Photo courtesy of Shanghai 808 Studio
China 70

The Chinese workers who make your shoes

by Jennifer Pak Oct 2, 2019
China makes almost 70% of the shoes imported into the U.S.
Most people who produce goods for the U.S. come from China's poor countryside.
Photo courtesy of Shanghai 808 Studio

More Chinese students studying abroad return to China

by Jennifer Pak Aug 27, 2019
In 2017 and 2018 some one million students studying abroad returned to China.
Prince Jiang left his life in Indiana to become the first certified Lego professional builder in mainland China.
Courtesy of Prince Jiang

China GDP slump: economy growth cools further amid U.S. tariff war

by Associated Press Jul 15, 2019
The country's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June.
Pedestrians pass the Bank of China in Beijing. Chinese leaders have stepped up spending and bank lending to keep growth within this year’s official target range.
WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

Is China's economy slowing down?

by Jack Stewart Jul 12, 2019
Economists will be look at GDP figures, expected Monday, for signs the trade war is having an impact.
A clerk counts stacks of Chinese yuan and U.S. dollars at a bank in Shanghai, China.
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Economics helped spur Tiananmen Square protests

by Jennifer Pak Jun 5, 2019
Inflation hit double digits and protesters felt good jobs were rigged in favor of people with political connections.
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How long will the trade war with China last?

by Scott Tong May 13, 2019
The U.S. has raised tariffs on Chinese goods, and now China has retaliated.
A container ship unloads its cargo at the main port terminal in Long Beach, California, on May 10. China warned on May 13 that it will "never surrender to external pressure" after the United States ordered tariffs on almost all Chinese exports.
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From economy to econoMEH: global growth is mixed

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With markets in turmoil, some question the 2016 outlook. The answer is a mixed bag

President Xi Jinping talks business in Seattle

by Kai Ryssdal, Rob Schmitz, and Mukta Mohan Sep 22, 2015
What do U.S. firms dreaming of expansion in China hope to get from the visit?

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