What a 7 percent growth rate could look like

Mar 5, 2015
China has set 7 percent as its growth target. What would that look like here?
Posted In: economic growth, China, developing countries, productivity
Pedestrians walk past the skyline of the city's financial district in Shanghai.

The buying power of the Chinese middle class

Mar 3, 2015
“Aspirational luxury” is the sweet spot Chinese investors are trying to target.
Posted In: China, middle class, private equity
Jeep is expanding internationally with plans to open shop and start production in China and India soon.

Jeep eyes international sales

Mar 2, 2015
Fiat-Chrysler is transforming the iconic but American-centric Jeep into an international brand.
Posted In: Jeep, China, India, cars

American architects find creative freedom in Shanghai

Feb 20, 2015
Some view China as an opportunity to be bold.
Posted In: Shanghai, architecture, China
Mike Fullenkamp, a supervisor at the Fuyao plant, says he's been looking forward to Fuyao coming to town ever since the announcement over a year ago.

Chinese factories move to a new frontier: America

Feb 17, 2015
Chinese companies need more of the kinds of skilled labor available in the U.S.
Posted In: Dayton, China, manufacturing

Chinese have their own Internet censorship song

Feb 13, 2015
"An Internet power: Tell the world that the Chinese dream is uplifting China."
Posted In: China, internet censorship, cyber security
Digital screen displays China's stock market prices.

Shanghai's mayor shifts focus away from GDP

Jan 26, 2015
For decades, GDP growth has been an "obsession" for China's government. No more.
Posted In: China, GDP, China growth
A banner that reads "no to the canal" is carried this week during a protest against a new canal opening in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua's much-touted canal meets with opposition

Dec 24, 2014
Nicaragua's been talking about building a canal for 200 years. Considerable skepticism has greeted the project.
Posted In: Panama Canal, China, investment

Tech in 2015: We'll be connected 24/7

Dec 24, 2014
Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us what to expect in the year ahead.
Posted In: wifi, smart phones, China
Chinese laborers repair an oil pumping unit at an oilfield on the outskirts of Hejian city, Hebei province, China.

Where the surplus oil goes

Dec 12, 2014
Basically, anywhere and everywhere it can be stored.
Posted In: Oil, oil surplus, global oil, China