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Coldest Winter in 28 Years Hits China

The cold front that hit southern China a week ago is likely to continue, creating pressure on the country’s transportation systems. Liza Lin at Bloomberg reports: Snow, ice and fog have caused havoc on the nation’s roads...

China Frets Over Coming Pork Shortage

As high costs for animal feed reduce profits and lead to declining pig herds, China is stockpiling frozen pork to control a feared round of soaring food prices next year. From Naveen Thukral at Reuters: Faced with sluggish...

China’s Consumer Prices Decline 1.4%, Aiding Recovery

From Bloomberg: China’s consumer prices fell for a fourth month, making it easier for the government to keep interest rates low and boost spending to revive the world’s third-largest economy. Prices dropped 1.4 percent in May...

China Inflation Cools, Allowing More Growth Measures

From Bloomberg: China’s inflation cooled to the slowest pace in 10 months, giving the government more room to restrain the yuan’s advance and bolster economic growth. Consumer prices rose 6.3 percent in July from a...

China Inflation Down From Highs

From BBC News: China’s consumer price inflation fell back to an annual rate of 7.7% in May, official figures show, as efforts to slow food price growth kicked in. The decline from April’s 8.5% rate had been expected,...

China’s Rising Food Prices Cause Pain

From Time: Sixty-seven-year-old Beijing housewife Wang Litan faced an agonizing choice recently: Wang requires painkillers to manage chronic back pain caused by diabetes, but the steep rise in China’s food prices has...

Inflation in China Hits Highest Level Since 1996

China’s inflation rate increased 8.7% last month, the highest level in over 12 years. From China Confidential : Chinese officials say inflation in China is at its highest level since 1996, at 8.7 percent. The level is...

China Raises Minimum Wage To Calm Consumers

China’s inflation has become a headache for the government, so it is raising the minimum wage to calm down complaints about the consumer price index. Moming Zhou from MarketWatch.com reported the full story: In an effort...

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