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15 Countries Sign China-led Regional Trade Deal

Fifteen countries in the Asia-Pacific region on Monday signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), one of the largest free trade agreements in history. Inspired by the 10 member states of the Association of...

Will Europe Trade Deal Boost Pressure on China?

As the United States begins trade talks with Europe this week and prepares for the next round of negotiations with Japan and others on the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership, experts and business leaders expect the...

Free Trade and China’s European Playbook

China signed a free trade agreement with Iceland on Monday, its first such deal with a European country, in a move that The New York Times’ David Jolly reported will help China’s push for influence in the Arctic. For...

Peruvian Town May Move for Chinese Mine

While protesters appear to have staved off a planned copper plant in Shifang, Sichuan, a Chinese mining company plans to relocate an entire town which sits atop a major copper deposit in the mountains of Peru. Residents have...

CDT Money: Uneasy Status Quo?

In a week dominated by the political drama surrounding the dismissal of embattled Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai, speculation continued over possible monetary easing despite mixed messages from officials as they seek to...

China Balances Ties on Korean Peninsula

As North Korea held a military rally to show support for its new leader on Monday, Chinese President Hu Jintao welcomed his South Korean counterpart to Beijing in their first summit since Kim Jong-Il’s death. From The...

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