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Chinese officials scramble to avert trade war

Stock traders breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday, March 26, as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that…

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Guo Shuqing comes out ahead at central bank as economic czar Liu He tends to trade

The surprise shuffles at the top keep coming. Last week, when…

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Guo Shuqing to lead merged banking and insurance regulator

Last week, we reported on the major government body reshuffling that included, perhaps most significantly, the merger of…

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Goodbye, SAPPRFT (but not Chinese censorship)

Last Tuesday, during the National People’s Congress, China 

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Trump’s tariffs toughen up as China urges a rational approach to trade

The tariffs are coming. Last week, we reported on…

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China appoints new top officials as part of largest-in-years government reshuffle

This year’s Two Sessions, China’s largest annual political gathering, has been one of the most significant in…

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Trump to China: Reduce trade deficit by $100 billion, or I’ll slap you with $60 billion in tariffs

Amid rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, the Chinese…

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China announces largest government reshuffle in years

A “major cabinet reshuffle” was announced at the second week of…

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China wins first battle in ‘war against pollution’

For many years now, China has struggled to balance its economic development with environmental sustainability. The problem became especially…

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Trump’s trade war begins: Are targeted tariffs on China next?

Donald Trump is on a warpath. A trade warpath, that is. …

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Will China’s next overseas port be in Djibouti?

China’s noteworthy establishment of both ports and military bases overseas in…

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Two Sessions: Beijing budgets for international influence

Yesterday, the Two Sessions, China’s biggest annual political ritual, began in…

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Two Sessions: China’s biggest annual political ritual begins in Beijing

On the morning of March 5, thousands of delegates flooded into Beijing’s Great Hall of the People for the…

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As China makes economic overture, Taiwanese push for independence referendum

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office announced on February 28 a package of…

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‘Find the thing you love and stick with it’: Xi Jinping and the perfect meme

The Communist Party of China Central Committee proposed to remove the expression that the President and Vice-President of the People's Republic of China "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from the country's Constitution https://t.co/B849nuc2CJ pic.twitter.com/IbR7NNS9m2 — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 25, 2018 Chinese internet users, being internet users, had a bit…

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