rising costs

Cost of Raising Children in China is World’s Second Highest

China’s population decline looks set to continue despite the possibility of a traditional Dragon-Year “baby bump” and signs of a post-pandemic uptick in marriage rates after nine successive years of decline. A recent report from...

China Raises Prices Paid To Rice And Wheat Farmers

From AP via International Herald Tribune : China said Friday that it would pay farmers more for rice and wheat, in a move aimed at raising output and cooling surging inflation that threatens to fuel unrest ahead of the Olympic...

Sharp Jump in China Trade Surplus

Because of stronger currency and rising cost, China’s monthly trade surplus outstripped expectations in January. From BBC News : China’s trade surplus soared 22.7% in January as the economy continued to boom despite...

Rising costs in China could affect America – Matthew Benjamin and Nerys Avery

From Bloomberg News via the International Herald Tribune: Rising production costs in China might soon turn the smiley faced Wal-Mart logo on that rack of $7 cardigan sweaters into a frown. Increasing wages and new environmental regulations, along with higher prices for raw materials, are pushing up the cost of manufacturing in China. That would […]



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