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Sino-American ties moving on
The political track of the United States-China strategic and economic dialogue held last week in Beijing was beset by bickering, such as that over Chinas maritime disputes and charges and countercharges over cyber espionage, with little of substa..

Why are rich people leaving China?

 China's 'man-made, unreliable' GDP statistics
Four years ago, China was crowned the worlds second largest economy, having overtaken Japan. Three months ago, the World Bank said that in purchasing power parity terms, China would become number one this year, surpassing the United States. But n..

China eager to make yuan mainstream currency
Last month's $400 billion, 30-year China-Russia deal on natural gas, the biggest such deal ever, has implications beyond energy resources and Sino-Russian relations. For one thing, it reaffirms a decision by major emerging economies to move away fr..

China won't follow American rules
The decision by the United States to indict five officers of the Chinese military on May 19 for commercial cyber-espionage is unprecedented and appears to stem from political rather than economic reasons. Yet, there are strong economic factors at p..

China's support for railway projects in Africa
Premier Li Keqiang made headlines during his eight-day trip to Africa by promising that China would increase aid to the continent by $12 billion and predicting that bilateral trade will double to $400 billion and the cumulative Chinese investment w..

China's reluctance to step into limelight
Years of guesstimates as to when China will surpass the United States and become the world's largest economy came to a jolting halt last week when the Financial Times, using figures released by the World Bank's International Comparison Program (ICP..

Chinese IPOs don't signal end of problems
The end of Chinas 14-month-long IPO freeze in January, following reforms initiated by the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission, has been accompanied by a flurry of listings of Chinese companies in the United States, indicating renewed America..

India's escalating displeasure with China
In 2010, when China-India trade was on a roll, the two countries set a goal of $100 billion in 2015. Indeed, in 2011, trade rose to $74 billion, a 23 percent increase over the previous year.

Heated competition for Africa

 Jeopardized peace in Northeast Asia
Almost seven decades after the end of the Pacific War, the main protagonists seem to be tussling again, albeit so far only rhetorically. Chinese and Japanese voices have been raised in anger; now the Americans are also involved.

Tokyo's peace overture to Seoul, Beijing
Business leaders, it seems, are increasingly worried about the continuing hostility between China and Japan. The New York Times reported that at the World Economic Forum in Davos, despite general optimism about the global economy, there was growing..

China's slower but sustainable growth
At the beginning of every year, countries around the world issue figures for economic growth, trade, immigration and so forth for the previous year.

China's bid to join gov't procurement pact
China has made a revised bid to join the Government Procurement Agreement of the World Trade Organization, less than three weeks after promising the United States that it would do so some time this year.

TPP talks and China's entry
For the first time since it came into existence in 1995, the World Trade Organization last month finally achieved a breakthrough, reaching a series of agreements to streamline trade that is expected to boost the world economy by up to $1 trillion a..

Seoul's air defense zone reaction and security
The world's trade structure has changed dramatically over the last decade, with China having replaced the United States last year as the biggest trading nation.

Airlines taken hostage by China's air defense zone
China's announcement of an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) has effectively taken the world's multibillion-dollar airline industry hostage.

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