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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.

The China Syndrome: Trading Our Future for Trinkets

Richard Seireeni | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Richard Seireeni

It is not cheaper to make things in China. It is more profitable. That is a different economic concept, one that has made the 1% rich at the expense of the rest of us. Here are four hidden costs that are not revealed on a Made-in-China price tag.

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.

Villaraigosa To U.S. Frenemy: Welcome To LA!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is about to be the U.S.'s biggest frenemy. Which is why Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Jerry Brown and Mayor Anto...

"Made in America" and the State of the Union

Scott Paul | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Scott Paul

"Made in America" is a wildly popular notion across the political spectrum. The President has uttered the phrase dozens of times over the past year. So, it shouldn't be shocking for him to say it on January 24. But, what's behind the rhetoric?

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.

Mitt Romney's Plan to Replace Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Mitt Romney has made tough statements about dealing with China which, if sincere, would not only put him beyond the other major Republican candidates on trade, but also far beyond what the Obama administration is doing.

High Labor Costs In China Could Push Manufacturing Jobs To The U.S: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

China's swelling manufacturing sector has had Americans worried for a while. Labor has been cheap and plentiful in China, and for much of the past ...

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."

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.

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...

Protectionism Remains a Danger to Economic Recovery

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Shapiro

Tough times almost always raise the pressure for trade protection, and the current global economic troubles are no exception.

The Truth About "The U.S. Content of 'Made in China'"

Peter Navarro | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Peter Navarro

A recent "economic letter" contends that America is spending only 1.9 percent of its dollars on Chinese goods. How can we reconcile what we see on Wal-Mart's shelves with what these experts and media pundits tell us?

Why China’s 'Free-Riding' In Afghanistan And Iraq Is OK

Posted 10.15.2011 | World

By Richard Weitz, The Diplomat China’s limited support for the US-led counterinsurgency campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, despite the gr...

Revaluation of the Chinese Yuan Would Improve the U.S. Trade Balance

Robert E. Scott | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Robert E. Scott

Revaluation by China and other Asian currency manipulators could help reduce the U.S. current account deficit, which increased $94.3 billion (25.1 percent) in 2010.

Joshua Hersh

China: U.S. Debt Crisis Is Giving Democracy A Bad Name | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The seemingly endless process of resolving America's debt crisis may be giving America and its democratic form of governance a bad name ...

Appeasers or Cold Warriors: Must America Confront China?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Sometimes it takes rivalry to bring out the best in people -- even the USA.

U.S.-China Summit: If Trade Were Trade...

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

China has been selling but not buying and it's time for them to to start buying. That way we might be able use the word "trade" without wincing.

Let Trade Be Trade

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Trade is supposed to be about trading. It is not supposed to just be a scheme to drive wages and living standards down by packing up factories and moving them across borders.

Putting U.S.-China Trade in its Proper Perspective

Robert E. Scott | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business
Robert E. Scott

U.S. export growth to China looks impressive in isolation. But this is a biased and one-sided view -- exports have been overwhelmed by the growth of U.S. imports from China and the bilateral trade deficit, as shown in the graph below.

Should GE's Jeffrey Immelt Really Be Leading Our Job Creation Strategy?

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Paul

There is no swifter way to alienate working class voters than to name an outsourcing CEO to lead your jobs strategy. Yet that's exactly what President Obama is doing.

Chinese President To Face Tougher Audience With Congress

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Chinese President Hu Jintao denied his country is a military threat despite its arms buildup and pressed the U.S. on Thursday for c...

The Real Economic Lesson China Could Teach Us

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

China is eating our lunch. Why? It has a national economic strategy designed to create more and better jobs. We have global corporations designed to make money for shareholders, regardless of where they reside.

What's Behind China's Economic Policies

Tay Yoshitani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tay Yoshitani

China will almost certainly continue to make its economic presence felt over the next decade; even though this concerns many players in the global markets, it's not in anyone's best interest to condemn Beijing.