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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...

China as the World's Largest Economy: What Does It Mean?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

China is a rising power, but the government does not seem to be interested in building an empire. Unlike the United States, which has hundreds of military bases throughout the globe, China doesn't have any.

We Are in Danger of Losing Our Country's Assets

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

We Americans blithely ignore the long-term effects of allowing foreign corporations to purchase the assets of our country in the form of companies, land, and resources.

Creating a New Model for U.S.-China Relations at the Obama-Xi Summit

Donald Gross | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Donald Gross

Fortunately, there is one major area where Xi and Obama have already found common ground and can move the relationship forward - countering the nuclear threat from North Korea.

How Chinese Subsidies Changed the World

Usha Haley | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Usha Haley

Because of massive Chinese subsidies to several industries, no free trade exists and markets have failed. To survive, U.S. and European companies must seek government support to open Chinese markets and to protect themselves from subsidized products domestically.

The Chinese Real Estate Market's 'Butterfly Effect'

Peter Navarro | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Peter Navarro

China's real estate bubble is very real. Local, regional, and central government entities have financed massive overdevelopment throughout the country primarily as a form of job creation, with "ghost cities" being the poster child of the problem -- and tip of the iceberg.

On Paper, China Looks Very Good

David Macaray | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
David Macaray

Without much fanfare, in 2009 China overtook the U.S. as the world's leading papermaker. They did it in much the same way they became the world's premiere manufacturing beast: innovative engineering, a smart game plan, cheap labor, and massive government subsidies.

Wal-Mart 'Jump Start' Is an Admission There Is a Problem

Greg Autry | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Greg Autry

Wal-Mart, the retail leader in the outsourcing American jobs, has clearly been feeling the pressure of the growing Made in USA movement.

The Plain Truth on Auto Jobs

Scott Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Scott Paul

The implication made by the Romney ad plays on the fears of millions of American manufacturing workers who face the very real threat of having their jobs outsourced. These workers don't deserve pandering, nor do they deserve falsehoods.

Obama and Romney on China: Who's Lying?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

The upcoming presidential debates are going to be the last serious chance (especially for Romney, who can't announce policy initiatives) to put some serious meat on their rival claims to be trade hawks. I am not getting my hopes up.

American Problems Not Made In China

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.23.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

By indulging in political theatrics that cast China as the evil empire, the candidates are distracting us from the much more fruitful pursuit of figuring out what we can we do here at home to make American companies both more competitive and more prodigious sources of quality paychecks.

China Is Treating Obama 'Like A Doormat,' Paul Ryan Says

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan went after President Barack Obama's trade enforcement record with China on Thursday, telling a crowd of over 1,000 supporters in Ohio that C...

Bashing China Won't Bring the Jobs Back

Jeremy Haft | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

The truth is that no matter how much China may allow its currency to appreciate, certain jobs just aren't coming back. We need sustainable, well-paying jobs. Jobs that play on America's competitive advantages of high-value manufacturing and services.

China Warns Australia -- Choose Between Us or the United States

John C.K. Daly | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
John C.K. Daly

So, for Australia, which will it be, Beijing or Washington? Probably the one that makes Canberra "an offer it can refuse."

The Solar Trade Balance in the Tariff Debate

David Vognar | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
David Vognar

After the Commerce Department announced tariffs of more than 31 percent against solar panel manufacturers in China for dumping their products on our shores, the debate over the costs of the move for U.S. industries and the fight against global warming has been heating up.

The China Syndrome

Scott Paul | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Scott Paul

Ten years after the United States officially ended its yearly review of China's trade status, no one can credibly argue that China is any freer or more attentive to human rights, nor can they claim the United States is better off economically.

China Trade: A 'Target Rich Environment.' Now, It's American Auto Parts

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

American-made products can compete globally just fine, thank you -- their manufacturers only need to be in fair fights in order for these products to do so.

The China Syndrome

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

President Obama seems determined to make China's trade policies a major theme of his reelection campaign, and if so, I say bring it on. China's predatory trade policies have been a key factor in the weakness of our overall economy.

China's Latest Target in Its Trade War Against American Manufacturing: The U.S. Solar Industry

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's past time for America to stop being a spectator to global trade abuses, with our hands bound by either our diplomatic sensitivities or corporate short-sightedness in valuing short-term profits over the long-term viability of our national economy.

Free Trade or Democracy, Can't Have Both

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

When we allow companies to just import stuff that is made by exploited workers in countries where people do not have a say, we are granting not-having-a-say an advantage over having a say. We make democracy a competitive disadvantage.

Trade Rules Matter

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

If China is violating trade rules to help its industries undercut the price of solar panels and other environmental goods, it changes the competition from a race to produce better products more efficiently to a competition to cheat better.

U.S. Patent Office Favors Foreign Innovators: How the USPTO Leaves American Inventors Open to Chinese Knock-offs

Darin Gibby | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Darin Gibby

Simply put, our patent system is so dysfunctional and expensive that most Americans are priced out of the patent system. Until Congress makes it easier to protect American technology, that technology will continue to be manufactured overseas.

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.