The most popular villain in U.S. midterm campaign ads might not be banks, bailouts or Bush, but rather Beijing. Both Republicans and Democrats are working hard to exploit voter economic angst by tying opponents to China. The smear effort bodes poorly
China has once again gone on the offensive, this time via its commerce minister who earlier today said that dollar issuance in the U.S. is "out of control" which in turn is leading to an inflation assault on China.
The activists, who are using social networking sites like Twitter to mobilise and call on people to upload classified information to their database, said it plans to launch "Government Leaks" on June 1 next year, the daily said. The site's founder
“It makes logical sense: Whenever you have a shortage of raw materials in the world, it historically has led to war.” So said investment biker and Vancouver veteran Jim Rogers during a recent address to the Mises Institute in Alabama.
China’s central bank unexpectedly announced Tuesday that it would raise interest rates for the first time in nearly three years, apparently in the hopes of dampening inflation and cooling off this country’s hot property market. The move had an immedi
The US Treasury Dept. will delay the publication of a controversial report on China's currency policies until after a key meeting of the G20 in South Korea in mid-November. [and after the elections] The report labeled China a currency manipulator
Startling testimony offered by the U. of Michigan computer science professor whose team penetrated D.C.'s 'pilot program' server for what was to have been a live election beginning in just days...
Chinese authorities are detaining the wife of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Price laureate Liu Xiaobo at her Beijing apartment, a U.S. human rights group said on Sunday.
The United States fired the first shot in the currency war and the rest of the world must be on guard for its deliberate strategy to devalue the dollar, a Chinese economist said in an official newspaper on Thursday.
HOUSTON — State-owned Chinese energy giant CNOOC is buying a multibillion-dollar stake in 600,000 acres of South Texas oil and gas fields...
China has become the world's largest energy user, having overtaken the United States, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.
The US supremacy as the top world economy will end sooner than many people believe, so gold is a better investment than the dollar despite it hitting a new record...
Another "Dog Bites Man" story of the blindingly obvious. The US supremacy as the top world economy will end sooner than many people believe, so gold is a better investment than the dollar despite it hitting a new record, Tom Winnifrith, CEO at
BEIJING (AP) -- China spent tens of billions of dollars on a dazzling 2008 Olympics. It has sent astronauts into space. It recently became the world's second largest economy. Yet it gets more than $2.5 billion a year in foreign government aid - and t
It may look like a lark, but growing numbers of students are flocking to the China Birdman contest, launching themselves off a 10-meter cliff to test their engineering skills and home-made flying machines.
At least 45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.
In China, death from overwork is so common there's actually a name for it: Guolaosi. Overwork, or (Gualoisi) kills 600,000 Chinese workers a year according to the China daily. Well, why are so many Chinese laborers dying? Many experts believe the de
A volatile political environment is boosting the possibility that U.S. lawmakers will pass legislation designed to prod China into letting its currency rise more rapidly against the dollar. "The chances are certainly on the rise, I think for two r
As China pushes beyond its borders in search of markets, jobs and a bigger voice in world affairs, a nation that once boasted of "having friends everywhere" increasingly confronts a problem long faced by the United States: Its wealth and clout might
China's high-speed railways are mainly in the three large economic zones, the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei economic zone. Just in 2009, the average local GDP of the three zones had increased by as high as
The rumors appear to have started following reports on Aug. 28 which cited Ming Pao, a Hong Kong-based news agency, saying that because of an approximately $430 billion loss on U.S. Treasury bonds, the Chinese government may punish...
China cut its export quotas for rare earth by 72 percent for the second half of this year, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce on July 8. Shipments will be capped at 7,976 metric tons, down from 28,417 tons for the same period a year ago.
A number of the world’s biggest banks have launched international roadshows promoting the use of the renminbi to corporate customers instead of the dollar for trade deals with China. HSBC, which recently moved its chief executive from London to Hong
Now, whether in the coal-rich regions of Shanxi Province, the steel mills of the northern industrial heartland, or the airlines flying overhead, it is often China’s state-run companies that are on the march. As the Chinese government has grown richer
Yu Jie picked a fight with the Communist Party of China, and if state security forces haul him away in the dark of night, there will be no one to stop them. It's a risk Yu took when he slammed the country's prime minister as shilling for authoritaria
The schoolgirls slapped and punched their vice principal, then grabbed table legs with protruding nails and beat her unconscious. Bian Zhongyun was left slumped in a garbage cart in the Beijing high school's courtyard. She'd urinated and defecated on
China has a small but growing force of mobile ICBMs capable of hitting targets in most of the United States. Under the umbrella of this deterrent force, China is deploying a large number of short and medium range missiles that could devastate its nei
China’s households hide as much as 9.3 trillion yuan ($1.4 trillion) of income that is not reported in official figures, with 80 percent accrued by the wealthiest people, a study showed.
China, whose $2.45 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves are the world’s largest, is turning bullish on Europe and Japan at the expense of the U.S.
Japan lost its place as the world's No. 2 economy to China in the second quarter as receding global growth sapped momentum and stunted a shaky recovery.