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Why China Can’t Meet Trump’s $200 Billion Trade Demand

President Donald Trump has demanded China cut the US trade deficit by US $200 billionby 2020 or face a host of punishing tariffs. After recent talks …

Economics

China to Australia: Remove 'colored glasses' to get ties back on track

BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia should remove its "colored glasses" to get relations back on track with major trading partner China, the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi has told his Australian counterpart on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Argentina.<p>Relations between the two …

China

Xi Can Make or Break Any Deal Between Trump and Kim

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet next month to negotiate a deal that could avert nuclear war. But the ultimate success of any agreement hinges …

North Korea

China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year

China is planning to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a …

China

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips.<p>The numbers, from the end of April, were included in a report by China's state-run news outlet Global Times, but it is unclear what offenses those targeted in the travel ban …

Train Travel

China's Got a $46,000 Wealth Gap Problem

China is no monolith. While residents in Shanghai and Beijing are almost as well off as those in Switzerland by some income measures, parts of the …

China

China offering Trump package to slash US trade deficit 'by up to $200 billion a year'

China is offering US President Donald Trump a package of trade concessions and increased purchases of American goods aimed at cutting the US trade deficit with China by up to $200 billion a year, US officials familiar with the proposal said.<p>News of the offer came during the first of two days of …

China

Is Taiwan's tourism industry too reliant on China?

Despite a tumultuous political relationship, China and Taiwan have always maintained a steady exchange of tourism. But a recent decline in Chinese …

China

China's $30 billion ride-hailing market could double by 2020

In the world's largest ride-hailing market, Uber isn't even in the picture.<p>The ride-hailing industry in China is already worth$30 billion, more than the rest of the world combined, according to a new report from consulting firm Bain & Company. And it could more than double in size by 2020.<p>"Any …

Transportation

China seeks to reset ties with Japan

After engaging with India in Wuhan, China is rebooting ties with Japan, as part of a larger pan-Asian initiative that appears to counter growing …

China

The Fishing Port That May Become a $10 Billion Chinese Debt Bomb

The town of Kyaukpyu, nestled around a small fishing port on the Bay of Bengal, has the air of a place expecting to get rich soon.<p>In the seaside …

Asia

Trump's trade fight with China just claimed its first big victim

President Donald Trump's crackdown on trade claimed a massive victim this week, as the Chinese tech giant ZTE shut down most of its operations.<p>The Commerce Department recently banned the sale of US-made parts to ZTE, crippling its operations and leading to a shutdown of its factories. In a …

Donald Trump

Why Trump and Kim Picked Singapore for Their Summit

The U.S. and North Korea picked Singapore as the venue for a historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, scheduled for June 12. The move is …

North Korea

China Is Quietly Setting Global Standards

A little-noticed effort could be a very big deal.<p>High-level trade talks last week between the U.S. and China grabbed headlines around the world, but in many ways they were beside the point. In the years ahead, tariffs and industrial policy — the main focus of the talks — will probably matter less …

China

A free trader to world, China's Xi champions Marx at home

BEIJING (AP) — To the world, China's President Xi Jinping presents himself as a champion of free markets. At home, he's leading a campaign to promote the works of communist philosopher Karl Marx, who 150 years ago famously warned of the dangers of global capitalism.<p>"Marx was Correct," declared a …

China

China's first deep-sea fish farm to open

Workers with the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Company prepare China's first deep-sea fish farm, the "Shenlan 1," in Qingdao, Shandong Province, May …

China

Harvard Prof. Says U.S.-China Relationship Gets 'Worse Before It Gets Worse'

Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Professor Graham Allison discusses U.S. and China trade negotiations. He speaks on "Bloomberg …

Harvard

China Shunning U.S. Soybeans on Trade Tensions, Bunge CEO Says

The world’s biggest oilseed processor just confirmed one of the soybean market’s biggest fears: China has essentially stopped buying U.S. supplies …

Oilseed

What ails India-China relations?

As Indian PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi to discuss a host of bilateral issues troubling their ties, analyst Rahul Mishra says trust deficit and …

China

China's Premier Li says open to trade negotiations with United States

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is open to negotiating with the United States to resolve trade tensions, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying by state media late on Thursday, noting that the countries should manage their conflicts through dialogue.<p>Li made the remarks at a meeting with U.S. …

China

EU extends arms embargo, prepares sanctions on Myanmar

The EU has extended an arms embargo on Myanmar and prepared a framework for targeted sanctions over human rights abuses. Human rights organizations …

North Africa

Boost for Made in China 2025

Robot arms work at a factory in Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan Province. Photo: IC<p>The Made in China 2025 initiative has made fresh …

China

Disney emphasizes China roots in Shanghai amid trade tension

SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. used the expansion of its $5.5 billion Disney Resort in Shanghai on Thursday to highlight its deep China connections …

China

China's Ambitious New Rain-Making System Would Be as Big as Alaska

China’s state-owned aerospace corporation is embarking on a plan that would see tens of thousands of fuel-burning, cloud-seeding chambers dispersed …

China

China to cut more taxes to support small and high-tech firms

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will further reduce taxes to support small firms and high-tech companies, state radio quoted the cabinet as saying on Wednesday, with seven measures expected to result in cuts of more than 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion).<p>The measures included a rise in the threshold on …

China

China unveils fresh measures to boost rental housing, pave way for REITs

BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled fresh measures to support the rental housing market on Wednesday, making it easier for companies in the sector to raise money and paving way for retail investors to buy into securities such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).<p>China is working to boost the …

Rental Housing

What it's like to operate in the Chinese market

Companies big and small share some of the ins and outs of doing business in this market.<p>China has been the world’s largest economy since 2014 and is still growing. Many of the world’s biggest companies have bases there, enjoying the country’s growth while balancing some strict decrees.<p>Among these …

Box Office

Tianjin, Zhongguancun work on IP protection

The China (Beijing) Intellectual Property Rights and Report Complaints Network (Beijing 12330) and Tianjin 12330 jointly launched the IP right …

China

APOS: China’s Booming Streaming Market is Opening to Specialty Platforms

The transformation of China’s video market is creating opportunities for new specialty players, as well as driving up content acquisition prices, …

China

China's first home-built aircraft carrier Type 001A readies for maiden journey at sea

China's first home-built aircraft carrier is set to begin its maiden sea trial, demonstrating the growing naval capabilities of a country which is inc …

China