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Jobs, Higher Productivity Could Mean 3.5 Percent GDP

Harlan Green | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It looks like we are returning to the goldilocks economy that prevailed for much of last year -- low inflation plus continued good job growth. But it also could mean better economic growth that has stayed in the 2 percent range during the Great Recession recovery to date.

What Marketers Can Expect From China's Slowdown

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In China, multinational manufacturers are confronting a first-in-a-generation structural slowdown. Vigilance is in order. Panic is not. The bottom will not fall out of the market but some sectors may enter a state of suspended animation.

China Currency Devaluation Continues: Advantage Donald Trump?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Yesterday's devaluation of 1.9 percent in the value of the Yuan was followed today by another cut of one percent by China's central bank in the nation...

China's Sudden Currency Depreciation: High Anxiety and Lost Face

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

I'm no currency expert. But coming on the heels of a ham-handed intervention in the stock market, the abruptness of the depreciation seems to be an obvious short-term move to increase export competitiveness. More worryingly, it is also a tacit admission that China's leaders are very nervous.

The American Dream + The Chinese Dream = A New World Dream

Kim Dramer | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

China is on the path of national revival, the so-called Chinese Dream. As part of the Chinese Dream, the Chinese envision a new version of the famous Silk Roads, the caravan routes that linked Asia with the West.

China Stock Market Crashing and Burning Before Our Eyes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The world may be about to discover the true significance of China's emergence as one of the two largest economies on the planet.

Forget About Greece -- China Is Falling Into Financial Chaos

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Georges Ugeux

In the last few days the $400 billion of Greek debt took a new dimension. The Chinese markets lost almost 40 percent, more than $3 trillion.

China's Toilet Bowl Dragons

Kim Dramer | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

The Chinese dragon is a creature associated with water. Unlike its Western fire-breathing cousin, it is a benevolent creature whose flight through the clouds brings life-giving water to farmers each spring.

China Tries To Shore Up Sluggish Economy

AP | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some b...

Matt Sheehan

China Nears Peak Coal, But Its Rustbelt Pays the Price

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

China’s great coal boom is grinding to a halt, and the consequences for both the global climate and hundreds of millions of Chinese factory workers ...

China's Economic Growth Slows to Lowest Level Since 1990

Sheldon Filger | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Sheldon Filger

As with the United States, the massive size of the Chinese economy means that lower GDP growth rates create a headwind for the global economy as a whole. It is therefore no surprise that the International Monetary Fund has just revised its forecast of global economic growth downward by the most substantial margin in three years.

Chinese Consumer Confidence and China's Economy in 2015

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In any country, but most of all China, anxiety is unproductive. Although the jury is still out on the Chinese government's incremental reform agenda, the people support their leader. And regard him as a force of stability.

8 Tips For a Life In China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

Life abroad is one of the most difficult, exciting, exasperating, rewarding, and incredible experiences you can have. Here are some tips for living in China and getting the most from your experience there.

Mixed prognosis

China Hands | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
China Hands

Benjamin Shobert, founder of Rubicon Strategy Group, writes on healthcare FDI in China Every year across China over 10,000 doctors are assaulted eit...

Cinco de Mayo: A Different Take

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Most people just don't know what Cinco de Mayo is about, beyond the fact that it is an excuse to guzzle tequila. They do not know that the event commemorates an heroic battle for the city of Puebla. Not Mexican Independence Day.

Howard Fineman

Asia Has 'Pivoted' -- To Itself

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- When President Barack Obama heads to Asia later this month, he's not scheduled to visit Vietnam. But the investors in the...

China: Slower Growth, but a Bigger Economy

Steven Barnett | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Steven Barnett

A bigger but somewhat slower growing China of the future will contribute about as much to global demand as the smaller but faster growing China of before. This is arithmetic: An economy that is twice as big can grow by half as much and contribute the same to global demand. By the way, China today is more than twice as big as it was a decade ago. So, the good news is, even with slower growth, China will continue to be an engine of global output. Indeed, an even bigger engine than before.

Helmut Schmidt: Japan Has No Friends In Asia. Neither Does China. Part II

Guancha.cn | Wang Hui | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

Recently, the Chinese scholar Wang Hui sat down for a conversation with Helmut Schmidt, Germany’s elder statesman, in Hamburg. Until 2007, Wa...

China Faces Uphill Battle to Surpass U.S. Economy

Ryan McMunn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

We will look at the demographic dividend that helped propel China's economic growth, but now threatens to derail the economic miracle.

The 'Expectation Revolution' Is Rattling Chile, Turkey and Brazil

Kemal Dervis | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Kemal Dervis

Big challenges lie ahead for the emerging economies. To avoid serious social and political pressures, growth has to be not only rapid, but broad based and equitable, in the sense that if there are steep income increases for some accompanying rapid growth, they must be perceived as deserved by effort and job creation, and not due to exploitation of rents or political favours.

China's Local Government Debt Explodes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Sheldon Filger

One of the most rapidly growing factors of public debt is occurring right now, in China, largely under the radar of the so-called fiscal prophets of doom.

The Founding Father

Eric X. Li | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Eric X. Li

Today, China celebrates the 120th birthdate of the founding father of the People's Republic -- Chairman Mao Zedong.

Top Foreign Policy Challenge Heading Into 2014? It's China

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

The question as to whether these two superpowers can coexist peacefully and collaboratively may be the supreme political challenge of our time.

China 2014: Too Little, Too Late for Newbies

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

2014 will be the year leaders of consumer goods producers realize that it may be too late to enter China. If you haven't established significant scale already, you probably never will. The PRC will not be an option for turbo-charging future growth plans for current non-players.

Maritime Silk Road

Peter Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Peter Neill

Interestingly, today, the phrase "silk road" is being revived in China as a centerpiece of an emerging shift in Chinese foreign policy in support of the nation's arrival as a global economic power, again a dominant player in world trade.