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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...

China, India Press Each Other For Greater Access

While Chinese firms have been buying U.S. firms amid the economic slowdown, China and India have pressed each other for greater market access at a meeting between the countries’ trade ministers, Reuters reports: Despite twitchy...

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...

India-China Model for India-Pakistan Ties

China has praised Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to India. This praise seems to fall in line with China’s recent claim that it would stand by Pakistan ‘in all circumstances.’ Xinhua reported that the meeting...

India, China Take Steps to Ease Disputes, Enhance Trade

The top leaders of India and China have agreed to set up a consultation mechanism to work toward resolving border disputes, to resume defense talks, and to improve trade relations, Reuters reports: India and China suspended...

Aluminum Gets Duty Shield

The Indian government today placed safeguard duties on Chinese aluminum imports, in an attempt to protect the local industry: A safeguard duty is a temporary tax on imports to protect local industry from predatory pricing....

India, China to Hold Talks to Normalize Trade Relations

From the Economic Times: China and India will meet next week to discuss trade agreements between the two countries.  The representatives will include China’s vice-minister of commerce, Zhong Shan, and India’s commerce...

Big Pharmaceutical Companies Rely on India, China for R&D

The IndUS Business Journal reports on the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s study, “The Globalization of Innovation: Pharmaceuticals – Can India and China Cure the Global Pharmaceutical Market?” …Indian and...

India to Impose Duty on Chinese Aluminum Imports

Indian Trade Secretary Gopal K. Pillai has announced plans to impose a duty on Chinese imports of aluminum in order to safeguard India’s aluminum industry.  The Indian government is also “probing shipments of other...

A Giant Trade Partnership of Unequals – Pallavi Aiyar

Asia Times looks at India’s widening trade deficit with China: On the surface then, there appears to be plenty of evidence for optimists who hold that Bangalore and Shanghai, rather than New Delhi and Beijing, are the new determinants of the topography of bilateral ties; ties that are increasingly characterized by commerce rather than conflict. […]

Slow dance with China – Business Standard

From India’s Business Standard Any visit by a Chinese president is important in and of itself, even if it seems to produce little forward movement on key issues. President Hu Jintao’s four-day Indian sojourn has not produced any breakthroughs, leading to understandably tepid media coverage, but the two largest countries in Asia have to engage […]

Warily, India and China to reopen Silk Route trade – Simon Denyer

From Reuters via the Washington Post: As the rain sweeps across the high Himalayan pass, a Chinese soldier arrives at the three strands of barbed wire which separate his country’s territory from that of long-time rival India. But this soldier is no longer brandishing a gun, on this once most sensitive of borders between the […]

India and China Take On the World and Each Other – Howard W. French

From the New York Times: For years, the rapid growth of China and India has been based on business with the developed world, and has often meant taking business away from Western industries. Now, companies in the two largest emerging economies in the world are beginning to hunt intensively for business in each other’s markets. […]

William Overholt: Success of China influenced India

From The success of China influenced India to give up its protectionists trade policies and showed that abandoning the old hostility to globalization could lead to prosperity, said a RAND Corporation analyst. China’s globalization success has profoundly influenced its neighbors. India has learned from China the advantages of a more open economy, William H. […]

New Kerala: It’s now Made-in-China brand everywhere

From New Kerala: In China, Lord Ganesh might not be worshipped, but his idols are made. Chinese-made toys, clothing, furniture and television sets have dominated the shelves of not only Indian but also American retailers for years. These days, the newer products like portable electric lamps and even radio navigation equipment are being shipped in […]

India, China make gains on border, trade

From Reuters: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, agreed on a roadmap to settle a decades-old border dispute on Monday, as the nuclear rivals build a new “bridge of friendship”. Announcing a cooperative and strategic partnership for peace and prosperity, the pair signed several agreements from the border issue, to more […]


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