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China's economic muscles and Hong Kong
China is warning Britain in no uncertain terms not to stick its nose into Hong Kong affairs, despite the fact that the two countries co-signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 and registered it with the United Nations as an international ..

China's returned students, scholars
The 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping on Aug. 22 has brought forth a flood of articles and speeches on the late reformer, including a 48-part miniseries on his launching of economic reforms, reversing Chairman Mao Zedong's focus on cl..

China polishes up itself
Two years ago, Hong Kong's market regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission, took accounting firm Ernst & Young to court to force it to reveal information on a Chinese utility company that had sought to be listed on the Hong Kong stock excha..

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.

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