trade imbalance

China Real Time Introduces China Econtracker

The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time blog has launched a new online reference tool for viewing China’s economic statistics: To save China Real Time readers the trouble of fighting it out with journalists at the...

Is the ‘China Model’ Failing?

The Atlantic’s Max Fisher asks whether the implicit pact between Party and people in China is unravelling China’s unspoken promise to its citizens — stay in line, and we’ll maintain economic growth...

China Threatens Polluters With Ban On Exports – Dune Lawrence

Trade surplus making others mad? Environmental meltdown lurking on the not-too-distant horizon? Beijing announces a stone for both birds. From Bloomberg (via the International Herald Tribune): Companies found ignoring waste-discharge limits face a ban from international trade for as long as three years to discourage exporters from cutting costs at the expense of the environment, […]

China Trade Mission Met with Skepticism – Michael Liedtke

From Business Week: Hoping to ease tensions raised by the massive trade imbalance dividing two of the world’s economic powers, China has periodically come to the United States on so-called “buying missions” to demonstrate the country’s willingness to import more goods and services. China kicked off its latest campaign Wednesday in San Francisco with a […]

Pendulum swings the party’s way – IHT via China Daily

On its “Foreign Media on China” page, the China Daily website reprints in its entirety an International Herald Tribune column penned by Philip Bowring that describes, and appears to laud, the Communist Party’s recent tightening of controls: It is hard for liberals and democrats to accept, but there seems to an inevitability about the reassertion […]

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