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25 Years After Tiananmen, Who Has Changed Whom?

Scott Paul | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Scott Paul

Shame on China's regime. But shame on us, as well. Why? Because the United States laid significant groundwork for the formation of the modern, post-Tiananmen Chinese police state. And our culpability can be spelled out in four letters: PNTR (Permanent Normalized Trade Relations)

How Do Governments Invest

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

We have come a long way since sovereign wealth funds' controversial investments in distressed financial and infrastructure companies in the U.S. and Europe. Indeed, their investment behavior has changed in recent years and new trends are emerging.

Are Chinese Tourists Actually Tourists?

Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Over the last several weeks, Chinese shoppers on vacation for the Lunar New Year have crammed luxury stores along New York’s Fifth Avenue, Paris’s...

To Those Seized by Debt Fear: China Holds Just 10 Percent, Down From 2 Years Ago

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

How many times do we hear the forces of doom--primarily from the right wing that wants to end just about everything government does that can help the American people--that we cannot going on "borrowing from China"?

Decoding the Debate on Manufacturing and China

Scott Paul | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Scott Paul

Here's a quick primer on what the candidates have been saying, and where American manufacturing can travel in the next few years. Expect a crescendo on China next week when the candidates spar at the next debate.

Romney Heating up on China Trade Issue

Ian Fletcher | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Romney is heating up his offensive on the China trade issue. His campaign blog just released a page promising he "will ensure China plays by the rules," and blaming the Obama administration for not doing so, starting with currency manipulation.

Romney, Boehner Divided On Crucial Issue

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

(Recasts, adds details) WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. Congress highlighted a policy rift Thursday wit...

China Sentences Money Counterfeiter To Death

AP | Posted 06.14.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese state media say a man has been sentenced to death for forging currency worth tens of millions of dollars. The official Xinhua News...

China's Latest Target in Its Trade War Against American Manufacturing: The U.S. Solar Industry

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's past time for America to stop being a spectator to global trade abuses, with our hands bound by either our diplomatic sensitivities or corporate short-sightedness in valuing short-term profits over the long-term viability of our national economy.

Mitt Romney: The 'Currency Manipulator' Manipulator

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
John Wagner Givens

What a good businessman should understand is that trade is not a zero-sum game and that the economies of China and the U.S. are more complementary than competitive.

What If the Next Steve Jobs Is Chinese?

Dean Baker | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The United States continues to be at the forefront in innovation, but this likely will not always be the case. It is worth asking whether we should care.

Capital Account Liberalization: Are There Lessons to be Learned?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

As developing countries continue to expand their global economic weight and their currencies start being used intensively abroad, the issue of capital account liberalization will come to the fore.

How to Mend U.S.-China Ties

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

China's Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States is being closely watched by policymakers to gain insight into China's likely future leader ahead of the transition beginning later this year.

Kitchen Sink Laundry Lists and Broken Clocks

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

Corruption perceptions indices suggest that China is not especially corrupt for its level of development and actually does better than many more developed countries, including Russia, Argentina, and Mexico.

Fictional Davos Discussion Between Tim Geithner and China's He Yafei

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The following conversation did not take place... but wouldn't it have been interesting if it did? Geithner: Glad I found you. We really need to talk...

China: Continued Abusive Trade and Now a "Blue Water Navy"

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The latest noteworthy example of China's protection of its industries -- and its 'rest of the world be damned' behavior -- is it's allowing its steel industry to duck yet another global environmental initiative.

Treasury Dept. Declines To Name China As Currency Manipulator

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday declined to label China a currency manipulator after seeing recent increases in the value of th...

This Economic Depression Will Run Until 2031

Matthew Lynn | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business
Matthew Lynn

The great 19th century depression lasted for more than two decades. The 21st century equivalent won't necessarily last quite so long -- but it isn't going to be over soon.

How China Is Beating The U.S.

Dr. Stephen Leeb | Posted 01.18.2012 | Books
Dr. Stephen Leeb

The world is entering an era of resource scarcity. China's leadership recognizes this and is beating us to the punch. They're racing to accumulate critical and diminishing resources vital to every aspect of modern life, from growing and transporting food to making and running the computers

Trade Policy: Countering the Walmart Effect

David Coates | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Our current trade imbalance with China will not be fixed by currency manipulation alone, because American economic vulnerability is not rooted simply in the relative strength of the dollar.

Michael McAuliff

Getting Tough With China Like 'Throwing Rocks At Dogs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators hammered China as a nation of "cheaters" Wednesday and laid down a challenge to House Speaker John Boehne...

Is Herman Cain Any Good on Trade? You Try Figuring It Out

Ian Fletcher | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Maybe Herman Cain, the latest boomlet in the GOP presidential race, will be elected president. Or maybe his 15 minutes of fame have just arrived. Either way, it behooves us to see what he thinks about America's trade mess.

Déjà Vu China

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

All of a sudden Congress, or at least the Senate, is on the brink of enacting some sort of legislation intended to retaliate against China for its currency manipulation. For me, to borrow a line from Yogi Berra, it is "déjà vu all over again."

Krugman: U.S. Should Hold China Accountable For Undervaluing Currency

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

The dire state of the world economy reflects destructive actions on the part of many players. Still, the fact that so many have behaved badly shouldn...

Trade With China Destroys American Jobs, Drags Down U.S. Wages: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

The explosion in Chinese exports in recent years has resulted in a flood of inexpensive goods for American consumers. It may have also come at a large...