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China Trade

When Too Much Is Terrible

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

It's lights out in Lorain on March 31. The town's steel mill, site of a new electric arc furnace and $120 million investment, had given 1,200 Ohioans good middle-class jobs this time last year. But by April, a relentless avalanche of underpriced Chinese steel will have shoved all but a few of those workers into the street.

China Devalues Yuan After Poor Economic Data

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.11.2015 | World

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - The global "currency war" entered a new phase on Tuesday as China's surprise devaluation threatened to unleash competitive ...

A False Fear of China

Milton Ezrati | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

Whatever Beijing implies in its public statements, it neither wants its yuan to replace the dollar, nor could it, even if China's leadership wanted.

Potential Constitutional Crisis in Taiwan Erupts Over China Trade Pact

Brian Christopher Jones | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Brian Christopher Jones

Taiwan's Legislative Yuan is now literally under citizen control. Late Tuesday night protesters, unhappy with the scrutiny applied to a service trade pact with China, stormed the Legislative Yuan and have occupied the building ever since.

Egypt's Economic Future and and the Need for Outward Strategy

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Efraim Chalamish

While in the long term, future governments can adopt and implement policies to improve Egypt's economy, the short term impact of the recent political revolution exacerbates the current conditions.

China's Massive Trade Surplus: Is it Real?

Selina Wang | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Selina Wang

China is finally losing steam after a decade of rapid economic expansion. GDP growth slowed to 7.7 percent in the first quarter, a considerable drop f...

End Budget Conflict Via Balanced Trade

Greg Autry | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Greg Autry

For more than a generation the U.S. has been testing a self-destructive theory whereby we export enormous amounts of American capital, priceless technology and millions of jobs to other nations naively expecting them to reciprocate.

On Paper, China Looks Very Good

David Macaray | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
David Macaray

Without much fanfare, in 2009 China overtook the U.S. as the world's leading papermaker. They did it in much the same way they became the world's premiere manufacturing beast: innovative engineering, a smart game plan, cheap labor, and massive government subsidies.

China's Strategic Next Step: Buying Critical US Taxpayer Funded Technology

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

Unless the Obama administration intervenes, the U.S. may soon have to depend on one of China's wealthiest and most politically-connected Communist party leaders for access to taxpayer-funded technology that will power the next generation of satellites and military vehicles.

Wal-Mart 'Jump Start' Is an Admission There Is a Problem

Greg Autry | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Greg Autry

Wal-Mart, the retail leader in the outsourcing American jobs, has clearly been feeling the pressure of the growing Made in USA movement.

Just Say No to Chinese Acquisitions of American Assets

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Peter Navarro

China's recent acquisition of Michigan battery maker A123 represents yet another step in Beijing's well-orchestrated strategy to surpass the U.S. as both an economic and military power.

Time to Reset US Trade Policy for the 21st Century

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

The United States' trade policy is left over from the 20th century. We are utilizing the same policy and fighting the same battles we did in 1985. But it's not 1985 anymore and the world has changed dramatically. We need a trade policy for the 21st century.

The Black Friday Challenge: Buy One American-Made Item

Scott Paul | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business
Scott Paul

The day after Thanksgiving, "Black Friday," is also an American tradition, and it's the most visible symptom of what's really dragging down our middle class: we consume too much from overseas, and we don't produce enough here to make up the difference.

From Threat to Trust: China's Role in UN Peacekeeping

David Gosset | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
David Gosset

Despite foolish China-bashing, Sino-Western synergies are real and demonstrate that China's reemergence is profoundly compatible with Western modernity.

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.

Here Is What Is Happening With #Sensata

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

This is an opportunity for Romney to show the public that he actually means it when he says he wants to do something about companies sending jobs to China.

Afghanistan: China Surges In

Barry Lando | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Question: How will China deal with the country that proved such an expensive and bloody disaster for both the U.S., its NATO allies -- and the U.S.S.R before them?

Kim Jong-Un's Uncle Heads To China To Talk Business

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

* Visit could signal new North Korea interest in economy * North Korea highly dependent on China but has resisted changes ...

Is Obama Getting Serious About Manufacturing? Maybe

Ian Fletcher | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Let's take a look at a speech recently given by Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council. It's a good metric of whether the administration "gets it" on manufacturing, and gives a fairly clear picture of the evolution of its thinking.

China's Got Problems, Too, You Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

Nine And A Half Weeks is a movie you don't really need to see, but you definitely need to know seven and a half things each day. Here they are: Thi...

China Trade: A 'Target Rich Environment.' Now, It's American Auto Parts

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

American-made products can compete globally just fine, thank you -- their manufacturers only need to be in fair fights in order for these products to do so.

Our Muddled China Policy

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

This is supposed to be a period of bitter bipartisan deadlock, in which Republicans and Democrats can agree on nothing. But when it comes to trade deals that serve corporate but not the national interest, bipartisanship is all too alive and well.

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.

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.

Why Won't GOP Candidates Talk About China?

Richard Seireeni | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Richard Seireeni

The U.S. has a chronic addiction to imports, but nothing comes close to our trade imbalance with China. Compared to what we trade with OPEC, Korea, Japan or the EU, this is unfair trade on steroids.