foreign trade

Xi’an Goes into Lockdown

Authorities in Xi’an have locked down the entire city after reporting over 100 new coronavirus cases. China has employed lockdowns, mass testing, and centralized quarantines to pursue a “zero-covid” strategy. The Xi’an...

Made in China

At The Anthill, Laszlo Montgomery, the creator of the China History Podcast, discusses the...

MOC Claims China Not World’s Top Trading Nation

China’s Ministry of Commerce is contesting recent media reports that China surpassed the U.S. as the world’s biggest trading nation in terms of volume last year. China Daily reports: Recent data from the...

China Trade Now Bigger than US

Chinese state media reports foreign trade surged in January. Exports jumped 25%, and imports increased 28%. The growth was bigger than the increase seen in December, from Xinhua: “A lower comparative base last year caused...

China’s Lobbying Game Tested by US, Canada

The world’s second largest economy is shunning confrontational tactics in business dealings with the U.S. and Canada in favor of a newly adopted lobbying strategy, which is being tested by its North American partners. From Paul...

India and Vietnam’s Trade Relationship with China

The Economist ran two separate pieces on Vietnam's and India's trade with China. Both posts suggest that Vietnam and India should export more to China. Banyan writes on China and Vietnam's growing trade relationship...

Capital Flows Signal Bearish Sentiment on China

An influx of speculative capital, known as “hot money,” has for the last several years allowed China’s foreign exchange reserves to continue growing despite a shrinking trade surplus. The Wall Street...

China and Saudi Arabia Form Stronger Trade Ties

From Bloomberg: Li Wei, a Chinese diplomat in Riyadh, had only just seen off a Chinese Ministry of Commerce delegation to Saudi Arabia this month when he started preparing for another governmental visit in two weeks. “Every...

China Trade Surplus to Fall 19% on Imports Surge

From Bloomberg: China’s trade surplus may slide 19 percent in 2010 as imports surge because of growing domestic demand, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said. The amount will narrow to $160 billion from an estimated $198...

In Recession, China Solidifies Its Lead in Global Trade

From New York Times: With the global recession making consumers and businesses more price-conscious, China is grabbing market share from its export competitors, solidifying a dominance in world trade that many economists say...

China’s Marshall Plan in the Making?

From Economic Observer Online: A major shakeup of China’s export strategy is taking place. The country is considering altering its focus and may attempt to “create” more external demand by extending loans to...


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