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China Starts Credit-Default Swap Trading as Bond Failures Spread

Faced with mounting bond failures, China has started trading of credit-default swaps on the nation’s interbank market.<p>Trading began Monday, according …

Bank of China

China Seeks to Export Power Amid Signs It Built Too Many Plants

China is seeking to build up export markets for its power amid signs the nation has invested too much in new generation plants.<p>State Grid Corp. of …

China to boost policy coordination, government transparency: cabinet | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will attract more private investment into health care and other emerging industries, and improve policy coordination and transparency in the government, the State Council said on Monday, at a meeting headed by premier Li Keqiang.<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang listens to …

America's Latest South China Sea FONOP Did More Harm Than Good

<i>Unambitious</i>. That’s the proper adjective for USS <i>Decatur</i>’s “freedom of navigation” cruise near the Paracel Islands last week. Released last year, the …

'Surgical' US strike on N. Korea would lead to 'bloodbath,' war with China: expert warns

A "surgical" US strike aimed at preventing North Korea from perfecting its nuclear capabilities will lead to a "bloodbath" and a full-scale war as …

North Korea

Chinese Factories Could Soon Deliver a Price Shock to the World Economy

The so-called “world’s factory” may finally no longer be a source for products as cheap as they are today.<p>After a prolonged time of boosting demands …

Japan protests China's drilling activity in East China Sea

Japan's government has lodged a protest with China over drilling activity in the waters between the two countries.<p>Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday that Japan had confirmed that a moored Chinese drilling ship is conducting some kind of activity in the East China Sea.<p>He called …

Why the Clinton campaign is targeting white suburban women

KAREN KATZ has campaigned for the Democrats at every general election since Robert F. Kennedy’s fateful bid for the presidency in 1968. Now aged 70, …

In a rare comment on a foreign election, veteran climate chief says a wise political leader should make policy in line with global trends<p>China on Tuesday rejected a plan by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to back out of a global climate change pact, saying a wise political leader …

Climate

A Water Fight Like No Other May Be Brewing Over Asia’s Rivers

Under President Xi Jinping, China has been aggressively asserting claims to most of the South China Sea, angering neighbors by turning specks of rock …

An economist who was in the middle of the storm recounts Greece’s financial crisis

When economist George Papaconstantinou returned to Greece after working for a decade at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, he …

Europe

After U.S. Election, Expect Hardening on China

Stage is set for more intense rivalry with Beijing no matter who wins on Nov. 8<p>SHANGHAI—Chinese leaders have learned to block their ears to China-bashing from U.S. presidential candidates, ignoring it as an ultimately harmless quirk of American election politics. Once voting is over, they figure, …

China

Taiwan opposition party leader to meet China's president

The chairwoman of Taiwan's main opposition Nationalist Party was due to meet with Chinese President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday as part of a continuing dialogue between the former bitter foes against the background of a new chill in China-Taiwan relations.<p>Hung Hsiu-chu's visit …

Why Everything Isn’t All Right With China’s Economy

China’s economy is gaining a bit of steam. But that just increases the pressure to slow things down again.<p>China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index hit its highest reading in over two years in October to 51.2, from 50.4 in September. (Readings above 50 indicate expansion.) A separate …

Stock Markets