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America's Fatal Flaw in its Competition With China Is Thinking Militarily, Not Economically

Jennifer M. Harris | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Jennifer M. Harris

Washington still reaches too quickly for its gun over its purse to solve problems abroad. With the notable exception of sanctions, the U.S. still debates its largest geostrategic challenges in overwhelmingly politico-military terms. But this is the era of geoeconomic statecraft, and the contest for leadership in Asia is being waged in primarily economic terms.

Aging Is a Path to Economic Growth - Globally

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

When the G-20 Finance Ministers met in Shanghai, their goal was to chart a strategy to jumpstart the global economy. It would be hard to accuse them o...

The China Syndrome: Bubble Trouble

Dean Baker | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

The financial markets have been through some wild and crazy times over the last two weeks, although it appears that they have finally stabilized. The net effect of all the gyrations is that a serious bubble in China's market seems to have been at least partially deflated. After hugely overreacting to this correction, most other markets have largely recovered. Prices are down from recent peaks, but in nearly all cases well above year-ago levels. But the stock market is really a sideshow; after all, back in 1987 the U.S. market fell by almost 25 percent for no obvious reason, with little noticeable effect on the U.S. economy. The more serious question is what is happening with the underlying economy, and there are some real issues here.

WeChatting Toward the End of Climate Change

Jake Levine | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Jake Levine

For me at least, WeChat became a central feature of the trade mission. My Chinese contacts immediately found me. They shared their "moments," personal and professional.

Capitalizing on Progress

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
China Hands

Dhruv Aggarwal analyzes the social ramifications of China's tax revolution In 2011, the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, respond...

Uber Expands Nonprofit Option, Provides Cheaper Rides To More Chinese Users

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Uber is connecting more people through affordable transportation -- and is OK with not making any money in the process. The ride-sharing app, which...

What Chinese Steel Means to U.S. Savers

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Sometimes the world economy seems like a giant spider web: Touch one part and the vibrations are felt throughout the structure. So it is that slowing demand for steel in China could have an impact on U.S. savings accounts.

"Losing" the World

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

American decline is real, though the apocalyptic vision reflects the familiar ruling class perception that anything short of total control amounts to total disaster.

Is China All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Rajan Menon | Posted 03.29.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Sure, there's bad news about China: pollution, corruption, the hounding and jailing of dissidents, etc. But overshadowing such reportage is the grander theme of a China on the move and on the make, poised to reshape the world.

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.

American Policy Made in China

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

While Obama makes symbolic military gestures, his administration is doing nothing serious to contest China's growing threat to America's economic base.

Making It in America

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Without question, the rise of China has been a major factor in our nation's loss of manufacturing jobs. However, there is growing evidence that China's challenge to U.S. manufacturing has peaked, and its competitive advantage is in decline.

Gallup: More Americans Are Struggling To Eat Than Chinese

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Millions of Americans are currently weathering the effects of a slow economic recovery. Many Chinese, meanwhile, find themselves struggling less to ke...

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.

You Have Been Warned: China's "Pressure Issue"

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

Beijing has become a master of the veiled threat -- using words that suggest ominous consequences but which are rarely backed up with specifics

China Labor -- the Pure Shame of It

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leo Hindery, Jr.

China could be on the cusp of a new movement that markedly improves the lives of its workers, or the world could see this movement wither through a lack of organizing expertise or because of government crackdown. It's the moment of truth.

Chinese Economy Grows Alarming 11.9% In First Quarter | Bloomberg News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China's economic growth accelerated to the fastest pace in almost three years in the first quarter, highlighting overheating risks that may prompt the...

What We Don't Know About Jobs and Trade Can Kill Us

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

When it comes to the much needed specifics of China's trade figures, its GDP and its foreign reserves and direct overseas investments, it's shocking how little we know.

Does Citigroup Need China?

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The decision by China to stop buying U.S. government debt may not harm the economy's recovery, but it could be devastating to the recovery efforts at Citigroup.

China's Economic Numbers Challenged

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Are we getting an economic snow job from the Orient?

Young Science USA

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

If the future of our nation is not continually renewed by young Americans well supported in their advanced scientific research, we likely will have a very dim future indeed.

Cash for Clunkers with our Bread and Circuses in Pax Americana

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Pento

It is increased production and decreased consumption that we need. We need to boost savings and pay down our debt.

Niall Ferguson: Is U.S.-China Economic Marriage on the Rocks?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

As the G-2 "strategic dialogue" between the U.S. and China gets underway in Washington, I talked with economic historian Niall Ferguson on relations between the two countries.

The U.S. and China: Three Win-Win Programs for Climate Change

Peggy Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peggy Liu

True collaboration takes place in the nuts-and-bolts of execution. It's time for the U.S. and China to collaborate in a meaningful way on investments critical to a healthy future.

Our Enduring Competitive Edge

Jeremy Haft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeremy Haft

The rash of product recalls reveals that China is not the manufacturing juggernaut we fear -- and that America has an edge we tend to overlook.