In Pacific Drills, Navies Adjust to New Arrival: China - Wall Street Journal

July 16, 2014 12:23 p.m. ETBEIJING—An unusual experiment in military diplomacy is under way in the waters off Hawaii, as the U.S. incorporates China into the world's biggest naval drills for the first time.The U.S.-led Rimpac drills—involving 22 nations this year—are always a huge logistical task. But with China joining, even as it tries to enf
 

With Tensions Rising, Japanese Investment in China Plummets - Businessweek

Another consequence of the worsening Sino-Japanese relations: Japanese investment into China dropped by nearly half in the first six month of 2014, according to a new report by China’s Ministry of Commerce. As recently a 2012, Japanese investment posted growth of 16.3 percent, reaching $7.28 billion. The decline actually started last year, with a 4
 

In China, Beijing Fights Losing Battle to Rein In Factory Production - Wall Street Journal

Updated July 15, 2014 11:08 p.m. ETXINGTAI, China—The "steel king" of this drab city in northeast China was forced to shut down his mill and furlough some 3,000 workers without pay last November after the company's banks cut off funding.
 

China GDP Grows 7.5% in Second Quarter - Wall Street Journal

Updated July 15, 2014 11:52 p.m. ETBEIJING—China's growth accelerated slightly in the second quarter and modestly exceeded analysts' expectations, an indication that Beijing is having some success with its strategy of selective spending and credit-easing to boost the world's second-largest economy.Stronger fixed-asset investment and industrial
 

China media: Brics bank - BBC News

Media analyse the possibility of a Chinese city hosting the headquarters of a proposed Brics development bank.The Brics grouping - involving Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - is likely to announce the opening of the bank at its
 

Economists are really worried about China's massive property sector - CNNMoney

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Eight out of 10 economists say the property market poses the biggest threat to the economy, according to a new survey conducted by CNNMoney. That's a shift from the previous three quarters, when most economists identified credit growth as the
 

Chinese Banks Halt Experimental Yuan-Remittance Program - Wall Street Journal

Updated July 14, 2014 11:53 a.m. ETBEIJING—China's major banks have halted an experimental program, sanctioned by the country's central bank, that helped citizens transfer large sums overseas despite government capital controls, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The halt, which the people said was likely to be temporary, comes
 

China pushes for developing world's rights as BRICS summit opens - Reuters

BEIJINGTue Jul 15, 2014 9:58am EDTBEIJING (Reuters) - China will dedicate itself to "perfecting" the role developing countries play in international affairs to give them better representation and a greater say, President Xi Jinping said ahead of a summit of BRICS nations in Brazil.China has already started doing this by promoting international
 

China's Credit Growth Offers Encouraging Signs for Economy - Wall Street Journal

Updated July 15, 2014 6:47 a.m. ETBEIJING—China is injecting significantly more money into its economy in a move that could signal support for stronger economic growth in the second half of the year, even as it raises longer-term questions about rising debt levels and the slow pace of reform. The double-digit expansion in new loan and money supply
 

China Reveals Charges for British-American Couple in Case Involving Glaxo - New York Times

BEIJING — China said on Monday that a British-American couple, who have been detained for a year after working as investigators for the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, would be tried on charges of illegally acquiring private personal information.
 

MAP: How Asia is scared of China - Washington Post (blog)

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Can a school help China qualify for the World Cup? - BBC News

Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play.Young players attend the world's biggest football academy in ChinaThat China is dreadful at football is no secret.It currently languishes in 103rd place in the Fifa World Rankings, just below Equatorial Guinea.Its
 

China TV anchor known for patriotic views is held in corruption probe - Los Angeles Times

Think of him as China’s Stephen Colbert – only his patriotism shtick isn’t a put-on. For years, TV news anchor Rui Chenggang has been a China booster and an icon for China’s global “soft power” push. But in a development that’s shocked the nation, Rui has been detained on suspicion of corruption, the scourge of the system he has tirelessly touted.R
 

China bemoans its people's behavior in Africa—including undergarment ivory ... - Quartz

China is a major economic presence in Africa, injecting billions of dollars in trade and economic assistance to build out the continent’s infrastructure, but that doesn’t mean that Chinese companies are always on their best behavior. According to Lu Youqing, China’s ambassador to Tanzania, Chinese businesses are constantly causing problems as they
 

China Requires 30% of State Cars Use Alternative Energy - Bloomberg

China is mandating that electric cars make up at least 30 percent of government vehicle purchases by 2016, the latest measure to fight pollution and cut energy use after exempting the autos from a purchase tax. Central government ministries and agencies will take the lead on purchases of new-energy vehicles, a term that China uses to refer to
 

Attack On Bank Of China For Money Laundering Screams Infighting In Beijing - Forbes

On Wednesday morning, China Central Television, the state broadcaster, accused Bank of China of “blatantly offering money laundering services.”CCTV footage, some of it recorded by an undercover reporter, detailed how a bank employee in Guangdong province coached the journalist on how to transfer large sums offshore in an apparent violation of
 

China charges GSK-linked investigators for illegally obtaining private information - Reuters

By Adam JourdanSHANGHAIMon Jul 14, 2014 8:34am EDTSHANGHAI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in China have filed charges against British investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday, after the couple were detained last year following work they did for British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK.L). The
 

China's CICC Prepares for Hong Kong Listing - Wall Street Journal

Updated July 14, 2014 11:38 a.m. ETHONG KONG—China International Capital Corp., one of China's top investment banks, is preparing for a Hong Kong listing, people familiar with the situation said.The investment bank, which made its name by taking Chinese state-owned firms public in Hong Kong in the past decade, has invited bankers to make pitches
 

Samsung halts business with supplier in China on child labor concern - Reuters

By Se Young LeeSEOULMon Jul 14, 2014 2:58am EDTSEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it halted business with a supplier in China over suspected use of child workers, the first time it has taken such a step, after criticism that its monitoring of labor practices at suppliers was inadequate.The decision, announced on Monday, comes less
 

China Looking to Play Larger Role in Funding Brazil's Infrastructure - Wall Street Journal

July 13, 2014 5:47 p.m. ET
But, with Brazil's economy slowing