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NAFTA

Dossier Internacional. Urgen a México a acercarse a Asia en era Trump

#Infobite El déficit comercial que EUA mantiene con China es casi 5 veces el que tiene con México y 35 veces el de Canadá. https://t.co/u89JHb6FDP

Evercore's Ed Hyman says Trump knows he can't treat China like Mexico

President Donald Trump may be a China hawk, but he knows he must tread more carefully with the rival superpower than he needs to with Mexico, …

Es pronto para que China reemplace a EU en TPP

Bloomberg - 13:00 - 10/02/2017<p><i>Foto: Reuters</i><p>Es muy pronto para pensar en que otros países como China se unan al Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación …

Mexico leads automotive FDI ranking

Given their reputations as powerhouses of the auto industry, it is no surprise that Mexico, the US, China, Spain and India have attracted the most …

México debe abrir mercado a China, aseguró directivo de COMCE

Es necesario que México abra el mercado chino, como parte estratégica de la región Asia-Pacífico, ya que es una oportunidad para llevar productos …

Refuerza México alianza con mercados en Asia: SAGARPA

La Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA) refuerza la diversificación de los mercados …

Modelos de desarrollo en latinoamerica y experiencias de desarrollo en Asia

Sin TLC México puede invertir en Latinoamérica y Asia

El marketing chino: La presa se convirtió en cazador

Los gerentes chinos ya no preguntan sobre las mejores prácticas, procedimientos o desarrollos occidentales como solían hacerlo. Tienen cada vez menos …

China's One-Child Policy Will Remain Intact for Now, Government Says

China’s one-child policy will remain in force until a new recently announced rule allowing couples to have two children is officially adopted early …

Indonesia is the next challenger to Beijing in the South China Sea

Claim almost an entire sea for yourself and you’re bound to stir things up. That’s especially true when it’s the South China Sea, arguably the world’s most important body of water for international trade and potential future military conflicts.<p>Citing a “nine-dash line” it drew up at the end of …

China

Japan’s military is looking for a few good women

Now that Japan’s military has the support of its government to engage more readily in overseas adventures, it has a new problem to contend with: how to expand its personnel rolls while the population at large shrinks.<p>Its task isn’t made easier by the largely ambivalent attitude toward engaging in …

Chinese president Xi Jinping blogged for the first time—and 48,000 people commented

China’s biggest microblogging site, Weibo, is not unfamiliar to foreign head of states. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, UK prime minister David Cameron, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro—all have opened accounts on the site and have interacted with readers in Chinese. But China’s own leaders …

China

The Chinese government is making people who sell books disappear

In three bookstores selling political books visited by Reuters, owners declined to be publicly interviewed, citing the fear of mainland anger. Hong Kong, a former British colony handed back to China in 1997, is constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and autonomy from Beijing for 50 years but the …

Hong Kong

Philippines to offer US military use of eight bases

Announcement comes after the country’s supreme court upheld a security agreement with Washington forged in the face of rising tensions with China<p>The Philippines is set to offer the US military use of eight bases, a military spokesman has said, after the country’s supreme court upheld a security …

Japan’s Newest Adults Pessimistic About Nation’s Future

By<p>Jun Hongo<p>Jun Hongo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@junhongowsj<p>jun.hongo@wsj.com<p>Monday was Coming of Age Day in Japan, a national holiday that celebrates those who reached or will reach 20 years of age roughly between April 2015 and March 2016. Here are some facts and figures about those who hit …

Demographics

Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North …

Breaking The North Korean Information Blockade

North Korea is considered the most reclusive country in the world. Outsiders know very little about what happens inside the Hermit Kingdom.<p>North Koreans, in turn, know very little about the outside world. The regime of dictator Kim Jong Un bans nearly all forms of outside media. North Koreans are …

Japan’s Abe suspends construction at U.S. Marine base on Okinawa

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — In a surprise move, Japan’s prime minister agreed Friday to suspend construction work at a planned U.S. Marine air station on Okinawa, where opponents have battled to block the project.<p>The decision was an about-face for the …

Okinawa

North Korea begs China to stop calling Kim Jong Un fat

North Korea has made a state request to officials in China pleading for them to stop referring to ‘glorious leader’ Kim Jong-un as fat.<p>Ministers have reportedly asked their neighbours to refrain from referring to the chunky Swiss cheese fan as Jin San Pang or ‘Kim Fatty III’ in media or …

China warns Trump: Good luck bringing jobs back to U.S.

China appears to be sending a message to President-elect Donald Trump: Good luck competing against us on manufacturing.<p>Mere hours after Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Carrier announced a deal to keep nearly 1,000 factory jobs in the U.S., a top Chinese newspaper published an analysis …

The UK knew China was planning a massacre at Tiananmen Square two weeks before it happened

“Two hundred dead could bring 20 years of peace to China,” former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was quoted as saying in recently declassified documents. His words were spoken weeks ahead of the bloody military crackdown on student protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.<p>The UK’s …

China

Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence

Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI<p>A future in which human workers are replaced by machines is about to become a reality at an insurance firm in Japan, where more than 30 employees are being laid off and …

Artificial Intelligence

A Coming War With China?

In 1898, the U.S. "acquired" (as it is typically put) the Philippines as an unintended and unforeseen byproduct of its defeat of Spain in the Spanish-American war largely fought over Cuba. As a consequence, the U.S. came to think of itself (Nixon in Vietnam and Obama today) as a "Pacific" or even …

Taiwan was already diplomatically isolated. Now Beijing wants to make it worse.

By Adam Taylor<p>Adam Taylor<p>Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In December, President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. It was the first time that a U.S. president or president-elect had spoken directly to a Taiwanese …

International Relations

China’s energy strategy: power and independence

What are the implications of China’s announcement last week that it will be spending $360m over the next four years to build up its renewable energy …

South Korean prosecutors seek to arrest Samsung heir

Prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung's heir apparent over allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement.<p>The move against Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong on Monday is part of an investigation into a massive political corruption scandal that has shaken South Korea's …

South Korea