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The Most Disturbing Part Of The JPMorgan News Is That It's Not Shocking At All

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

JPMorgan Chase stands accused of essentially funneling funds to Wen Jiabao's only daughter to win business in China, bringing a federal probe. Yet the takeaway here merely reinforces a truth that has long been evident to those paying attention to the pungent interplay of money and power in China: Despite the prattling of global business leaders that their presence in China is a wholesome boon to justice and right, they have frequently enriched themselves by engaging in the very dirty doings they claim to disdain.

China To Unblock Banned Websites: Report

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology

SHANGHAI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be ac...

Our Man in Peking

Francis Levy | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

In an article entitled "Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months," (NYT, 1/30/13), Nicole Perlroth describes a new universe which reads l...

New Details On Sketchy Dealings In Chinese Leader's Family

www.nytimes.com | DAVID BARBOZA | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

SHENZHEN, China — The head of a financially troubled insurer was pushing Chinese officials to relax rules that required breaking up the company in t...

Communist Party In China Undergoes Leadership Change

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

BEIJING — Xi Jinping became China's new leader Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a political ...

Billionaires and the IPhone 5 -- Not Made in Beijing

John Wagner Givens | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Wagner Givens

The story of how China's political elites have been able to leverage their power to make a quick RMB is alluring, but it is also important to keep this in perspective and remember that most of China's richest owe their success to their distance from, rather than their connections in, Beijing.

Chinese Think Tank Urges End To One-Child Policy

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 12.31.2012 | World

BEIJING — A government think tank is urging Chinese leaders to start phasing out China's one-child policy immediately and allow two children for...

Chinese Leader's Family Denies Reports Of Massive 'Hidden Riches'

AP | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Lawyers have denied a report that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's family has amassed $2.7 billion in "hidden riches," a Hong Kong newspaper sa...

Chinese Economic Debate Heats Up as Growth Cools Down

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

China's growth is widely expected to slow further in the second half of 2012. As it does, the new and old guards of China's leadership will be hard-pressed to reassure the Chinese public that their way remains the best way.

The Frog and the Scorpion

Conn Hallinan | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Conn Hallinan

Global capitalism -- including in China, despite its self-styled socialism with Chinese characteristics" -- is in its most severe crisis since the great crash of the 1930s. The question is, can any country make a system with serious built-in flaws function for all of its people?

China's Premier, Wen Jiabao, Stresses Importance Of Helping Europe

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

BEIJING, Feb 5 (Reuters) - China has a stake in helping the euro zone countries get through their debt crisis, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in co...

China Vows To Tackle Job Creation In The Face Of A Slowing Economy

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

(CHRIS BUCKLEY, Reuters) - China will make job creation a more urgent priority in the face of slowed economic growth and weakened exports, Premie...

China is Not the Problem, It's a Symptom

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The vote by the U.S. Senate to proceed with sanctions to "punish" China for its currency policy is hypocritical and is a further sign of Washington's inability to deal with U.S. economic problems.

China Says It Has 'Full Confidence' In U.S. Economic Recovery

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure China's leaders Friday that its $1.2 trillion in Treasury debt is safe, while both sides st...

China Admits 'A Long Way To Go' On Citizens' Human Rights

Posted 09.12.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China still has "a long way to go" before its citizens can enjoy full human rights, a senior Chinese official said in a rare a...

China Beats Growth Expectations, But Economy Still Slows

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Aileen Wang and Kevin Yao) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, easing fears of a hard landing and strength...

Chinese Premier Shoots Hoops With Students

Posted 08.01.2011 | World

Following promises he would attend a physical education class with students, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao showed off some surprising prowess on the bask...

In China, Concern for the Environment Means a Plan for Less Growth

Lucia Green-Weiskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lucia Green-Weiskel

Last week, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao called for a cap on China's growth rate at 7%. a significant slow-down from the 8%-10% clip of the last decade. The proposal is potentially game changing.

China Announces Priorities for Next Five Years

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

This past Saturday, Premier Wen Jiabao delivered his 2011 "Report on the Work of the Government" to the 3,000 delegates gathered in Beijing for the Na...

China Promises Sweeping Economic Change

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING — China's government is promising an economic overhaul that would raise the status of consumers and entrepreneurs but has given no sign ...

What If China's Drought Goes Global?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

Given the global repercussions of a severe wheat shortage in China, Beijing's aggressive efforts to deal with the crisis should be welcomed by all.

China's Premier Welcomes Government Critiques In Rare Visit

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — An unprecedented visit by China's premier to the bureau where ordinary citizens submit grievances about corruption and other problems ...

Will India Win Coveted UN Seat?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

The mandarins of New Delhi must be pleased as punch to have had over to visit leaders of all five permanent member countries in quick succession. Inexorable appears the march but will India find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Shanghai's World Expo: The Curtain Falls

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In the end, Shanghai's World Expo was not an international event. It was orchestrated as a domestic power display, in the same vein as the country's 60th anniversary military parade and this fall's Asian Games.

Wei Jingsheng: Blocking 'Peaceful Evolution' Will Lead to Instability in China

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

If you think American politics these days are complicated, try to fathom the depths of China's vastly more opaque political maneuvering. Here is Wei Jingsheng on the subject.