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Another Reason To Freak Out About China

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Terrible news, everyone, China is buying stuff in America. The truly terrible news is that it's not buying nearly enough American stuff. If you clo...

China Faces 'Huge Pressure'

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

BEIJING — China's economy faces "huge pressure" to slow further despite stimulus measures, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday, damping hopes for a q...

The Hunger Games Comes to Beijing

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The Chinese government needs to respond, at least partly, to what people want, even if that means allowing movies that deal with uncomfortable themes or don't fall into line with the values that the Party wants to promote.

What Lies Ahead for the Modern Dragon?

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Zachary K. Pearce

June Dreyer posits four scenarios for the future of China in her book. One can argue in favor of any of the scenarios she discusses. The intricacies of this topic will be salient to United States foreign policy making for years to come.

The Top Ten Myths of Modern China

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China will not implode. Its road to superpower status will be bumpy, even rocky in parts, but the fundamentals of sustained macroeconomic expansion are in place and, for the large part, enduring. Here are 10 popular misconceptions about China.

Are Money Market Rates Poised for a Comeback?

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Is your money market account stuck in a rut? If so, you're not alone. Money market rates have been locked into a long and steady descent for a few years now. Finally, though, there are signs that this could change in the months ahead.

China Views U.S. As 'Declining Power' | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

BO’AO, China — The senior leadership of the Chinese government increasingly views the competition between the United States and China as a zero-su...

The Cost Of Hiring A Factory Worker In The U.S. Vs. China

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

Since 2001, the United States has lost 2.8 million manufacturing jobs to China -- that despite U.S. factory workers being far more productive. Par...

The Demise of the Beijing Consensus

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Pegging a country's growth to a certain set of policy tools or a certain reserve currency (the U.S. dollar in this case) is equally dangerous. The world is changing fast.

"Scientific Development" and China's Leadership Transition

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The coming year will see China's leadership transition from a decade under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to a new cadre of younger leaders.

The Global Economy Depends On China's Rural Population

The New York Times | Joshua Muldavin | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

Two weeks ago peasants in Wukan, a fishing village in the prosperous southern Chinese province of Guangdong, took over their village, throwing out loc...

China And Japan Agree To Start Talks On Free Trade Deal

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Reuters) - Japan and China agreed to start formal talks early next year on a free trade pact that would also include South Korea, Japanes...

Kim Jong Il & Václav Havel: The China Connection

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

In the days following the strange coincidence of December 18 -- the deaths of both Kim Jong Il, North Korea's totalitarian "Dear Leader," and Václav ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

THE LONG PLATEAU: Economists Say U.S. Growth Unlikely To Return To Pre-Recession Levels | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- High unemployment and slow growth may be the new normal for the U.S. economy, according to leading experts at the Conference Board, a glob...

Obama: China Must Stop 'Gaming' The International System In Favor Of Its Economy

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama served notice on Sunday that the United States was fed up with China's trade and currency practices as he turned up the hea...

Why India Needs America to Remain the Superpower

Anant Goenka | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Anant Goenka

I was thrilled to hear Thomas Friedman's response to my question from the audience at the Tata Litfest here in Mumbai a few days ago. At the end of a ...

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.

China Gets a Lesson in Realpolitik

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

China is in the process of beating the West at its own game -- identifying what is sees as the West's 'weakness' on the grand chess board and filling in the gaps left behind.

The China Scare

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

China's economic growth has left the West in owe. Some, like The Economist, believe that the East's rise and the West's decline are inevitable.

Chinese Prudence vs. US Recklessness

David Gosset | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
David Gosset

The contrast between the erosion of American power and Beijing's ascension appeared vivid when Vice President Joe Biden was obliged to address the concerns of the Chinese people who are "skeptical about America's future prospects."

The Chinese Black Swan

Vitaliy N. Katsenelson | Posted 09.05.2011 | World
Vitaliy N. Katsenelson

Party rulers in China are trapped in a position that chess players deeply fear, zugzwang, where any move made puts you at disadvantage. In China, the potential cost of both action and inaction is economic collapse.

The Coming Upheaval in Republican Economics

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

It may seem paradoxical, even perverse, to suggest that the Republican party is soon going to have to abandon free market ideology. But this is quite likely true, and it may be the political weapon that will marginalize Democrats for a generation.

Are China's Factories Running Out of Power?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

In today's world of soaring energy costs, power rationing and export taxes on key commodities, wage gaps are less important. When the power goes off, it suddenly doesn't matter if your labor is expensive.

China Urges U.S. To Allow More High Tech Exports

AP | Martin Crutsinger and Matthew Pennington | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- China is using high-level meetings to urge the United States to allow more technology exports into the booming Chinese economy as a...

What Foreigners Can Learn at the Shanghai Zoo

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.06.2011 | Travel
Tom Doctoroff

There are two Chinas, one falling and one rising. At the Shanghai Zoo, both are on display. Pessimists will shake their heads at stultifying bureaucracy. Optimists are reassured by the unquantifiable, relentless energy of the people.