China thinks it can defeat America in battle - The Week Magazine

The bad news first. The People's Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing.Now the good news. China is wrong — and for one major reason. It apparently disregards the decisive power of America's nuclear-powered s
 

China begins to take great power role in world trade negotiations - Financial Times

Ever since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the criticism from the US and other major powers has been remarkably uniform: China is doing too little to advance the cause of global trade liberalisation and when the tough negotiating starts Beijing hides behind other developing economies.The critics were at it again last
 

Merkel brings German business leaders to China - USA TODAY

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talk during their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday.(Photo: Kay Nietfeld, epa)BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met the Chinese premier Monday and hailed ties between the two sides as she led a l
 

Xi New Economy Stocks Selling Off With the Old: China Overnight - Bloomberg

Last year’s most-profitable bets on the Chinese economy have turned into money losers in 2014 as policy makers send mixed signals on which industries will lead the country’s expansion. After surging at least 20 percent for the biggest gains in China’s stock market last year, gauges of technology, health-care and consumer shares have all lost more
 

China Army Charms Hong Kongers Amid Unease Over Presence - Bloomberg

Three weeks after a former Chinese official raised the prospect of troops being deployed to quell civil unrest in Hong Kong, People’s Liberation Army soldiers gave a public demonstration of their knife-wielding virtuosity - - carving intricate birds out of fresh watermelon slices. The military invited local residents to try out guns, troop over... Add a comment
 

PBOC Wades Into Fiscal Waters as China Boosts Stimulus - Bloomberg

China’s central bank is seeking to support economic growth with unconventional tools that Credit Suisse Group AG and Everbright Securities Co. say look more like fiscal policy. The People’s Bank of China this year started a 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) quota for relending earmarked for agriculture and small businesses. It offered another 300
 

China Faces Yuan on Yuan as U.S. Decries Weak Currency - Bloomberg

Among the half-dozen U.S. Treasury officials traveling to Beijing for talks with their Chinese counterparts this week, Sharon Yuan will, as usual, carry the heaviest suitcase. Yuan’s stuffed gray Travelpro befits the scope of her two jobs. As head of the department’s trade and investment policy and its chief China coordinator, she often arrives... Add a comment
 

'Transformers' could break box office record in China - Fox News

June 21, 2014. A child stands on a barricade fence looks at a replica model of Transformers character Bumblebee on display in front of Qianmen Gate, as part of a promotion of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Beijing, China.The Associated PressThe latest "Transformers" movie, which features Chinese locations, actors and products, has
 

Age of Ambition; The New Emperors reviews – two studies of modern China - The Guardian

A country of contrasts: fish farms and fields in the shadow of the tower blocks of Hefei, Anhui province, eastern China. Photograph: AFP/Getty ImagesIn the far distant days when Beijing correspondents and general books on China were both in short supply, the departing journalist's hardcover take on his or her years in the People's Republic of
 

GSK crisis: Two British fathers face Chinese prison in a tale of corruption ... - Telegraph.co.uk

The 52-year-old executive and father of two was accused by the Chinese authorities in May this year of presiding over a “massive bribery network” in which doctors and health officials were paid £320 million in bribes over several years. Now Mr Reilly could be tried in a closed court, after voluntarily returning to Beijing last... Add a comment
 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins China visit - BBC News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is beginning a three-day visit to China with trade issues high on the agenda.The countries are important trading partners and Mrs Merkel is travelling with a large delegation of German business executives.
 

US companies feel a chill in China, even as many still rake in profits - Washington Post

BEIJING — China is the fastest-growing major economy in the world and has seemed to hold boundless promise for foreign companies. In a country once inhabited by people in Mao suits, an expanding and urbanizing middle class is hungry for Western goods. One U.S. retailer alone — Gap — expects to triple its sales of clothing between 2013 and 2016.But
 

Shadow of Brutal '79 War Darkens Vietnam's View of China Relations - New York Times

LANG SON, Vietnam — She was 14 when Chinese artillery fire echoed across the hills around her home in northern Vietnam, and hundreds of thousands of Chinese soldiers swarmed across the border. She remembers s
 

China's potential weakness now worries West more than its strength - South China Morning Post

China is tailgating Japanese warplanes, playing chicken with Vietnamese ships and questioning America's toughness. Yet it isn't Chinese strength that most worries US President Barack Obama. It's Chinese fragility.As China's economy grows at its slowest pace in 24 years, the country's domestic strains are drawing increased attention. While
 

Chinese Uyghurs defy Ramadan ban - Aljazeera.com

Kashgar, China - Chinese authorities have imposed restrictions on Uyghur Muslims during the month of Ramadan, banning government employees and school children from fasting, in what rights groups say has become an annual attempt at systematically erasing the region's Islamic identity. Chinese authorities have justified the ban on fasting by saying
 

An Online Shift in China Muffles an Open Forum - New York Times

BEIJING — For the past few years, social media in China has been dominated by the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, a microblogging service that created an online s
 

Chinese Leader, Underlining Ties to South Korea, Cites Japan as Onetime ... - New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — China’s visiting president, Xi Jinping, reminded South Koreans on Friday that their two countries had fought “shoulder to shoulder” against Japan more than four centuries ago, highlighting what ana
 

China's New Freedom Fighters - Wall Street Journal

July 4, 2014 5:35 p.m. ETHong KongHong Kong has beautiful vistas, per capita income of $38,000 and partial autonomy from China that includes broad civil liberties, but on Tuesday it also had as many as 500,000 people in the streets in the largest public rally in a decade. Days before, 800,000 Hong Kongers—nearly a quarter of the electorate—ignored
 

China detains Vietnamese fishermen in South China Sea - BBC News

Chinese authorities have arrested six Vietnamese fishermen, officials say, in a move that could increase tensions in the South China Sea.Vietnam said the men were detained in disputed waters where
 

When dollars trump democracy in China - Washington Post

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