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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...

Snowden Leaves Hong Kong (Updated)

Hong Kong authorities confirmed on Sunday that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left the city. According to a frequently updated report at South China Morning Post, the 29-year-old boarded a commercial flight bound for Moscow on...

Snowden May Leave Hong Kong for Iceland

Speculation has mounted this week that NSA leaker Edward Snowden might leave Hong Kong for Iceland, removing a small but buzzing fly from the ointment of Sino-U.S. relations and possibly defusing accusations of spying for China....

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...

China Gains Influence in Arctic Region

This week in Beijing, during a visit from Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland became the first country in Europe to sign a free-trade pact with China. The agreement is aimed at assisting the recovery of...

China’s Arctic Ambitions

China’s appetite for raw materials has become a source of concern from Afghanistan and Mongolia to Peru and Zambia. Now, these tensions appear to have spread to Greenland, where the prospect of Chinese encroachment...

Signs of Solution in Iceland Land Deal

After rejecting his offer to buy a 300 square km piece of land in November, property tycoon Huang Nubo now claims that Icelandic authorities have approved a deal that would allow him to lease the land instead. From China Daily:...

China Tycoon Slams Iceland Over Failed Land Bid

A Chinese businessman says prejudice against Chinese is to blame for the Iceland government’s rejection of his offer to buy a huge piece of land in northern Iceland in order to build a tourist resort. From AFP: Iceland on...

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