Nothing to see here. Just investments.
Looking at China we observe that the country actually sold off Long Term UST (while buying Short Term Bills): this means that the Fed, with its $966 billion in US paper is now untouchable at the top of all holders of US Treasurys.
One red flag is the vast number of vacant homes spread through China, by some estimates up to 64 million vacant homes.
The popular, trendy restaurant "employs" six shiny, copper-colored robots that can serve as many as 100 demanding, hungry humans. These mechanical wonder-waiters never grow tired or short-tempered; they don't have feet that hurt; and they don't c
China will bestow its own peace prize in Beijing on Thursday, the day before the Nobel Prize is awarded to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The "Confucius Peace Prize"—which was invented this year
China has been reacting sluggishly to North Korea's latest saber-rattling. Analysts note that the emerging superpower sees no value in continuing to support the failing regime of Kim Jong-il. The Chinese have developed strong trade agreements with t
It seems like there’s not much hope for Mt. Hope in Nevada. A brave group of American farmers and ranchers (and so far, Eureka County, NV) are all that is standing between our valuable American resources and water rights, and a Chinese company that
Contacts told American diplomats that hacking attacks against Google were ordered by China's top ruling body and a senior leader demanded action after finding search results that were critical of him, leaked U.S. government memos show. One memo se
A Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai. It was the fastest speed recorded by an unmodified conventional commercial train. Other types of trains have
China announced a few days back it was creating a fund to allow its domestic investor base to allocated capital to foreign gold ETF, may wish to reconsider after it was disclosed late last night that China gold imports jumped by 500%
McCain calls for discussing 'regime change' in North Korea, offers no ideas for how to do it
Is it time for a war yet?
China's foreign ministry said it will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. for both domestic and foreign reporters based in Beijing, adding that it will not accept any questions during the conference. 1am Monday Morning the 29th of Nov 2010 Arizona Time
China warned against military activity near its coastline ahead of U.S.-Korea naval exercises.China’s Foreign Ministry said that naval exercises risks starting a war: “We oppose any military act by any party conducted in China’s exclusive economic z
In Red Dawn, an American city awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves priso
China has warned against military activity near its coastline ahead of U.S.-Korea naval exercises, according to Reuters. China's Foreign Ministry said in an online posting that naval exercises risks starting a war: "We oppose any military act by
China warned on Friday against military acts near its coastline ahead of U.S.-South Korean naval exercises that North Korea, days after shelling a South Korean island, said risked pushing the region toward war. Beijing's warning came as the Seoul
China derives too many advantages from state-controlled capitalism. The West must reluctantly adapt.
The [automobile's] impact sent Ms. Chen flying and broke the other woman’s leg. The 22-year-old driver, who was intoxicated, tried to speed away. Security guards intercepted him, but he was undeterred. He warned them: “My father is Li Gang!”
As the US and China battle over the finer points of currency manipulation at the G-20 summit, American negotiators may want to take note of this startling testimonial to the productivity of Chinese workers who completed a 15-story hotel in just six d
Xu Lindong’s confinement in a locked mental ward was all the more notable, his brother says, for one extraordinary fact: he was not the least bit deranged. Angered by a dispute over land, he had merely filed a series of complaints against the local g
A father who organized a support group for other parents whose children were sickened in one of China's worst food safety scandals was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder, his lawyer said. Zhao L
Here’s a finding that will have any red-blooded American spluttering into his cornflakes.
American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board.
If that was a sub-launched device and the submarine wasn't ours, then we have a submarine that got within 50 miles of our coast. The next one of those pretty little lawndarts could easily head the other direction.
Things are coming together now. The next G20 meeting will be swell and increased world governance must soon follow.
The giant fiscal stimulus and bank lending spree that China launched 2 years ago saved the world from recession. What can Beijing do for a follow-up act? Internationally, the success of the unprecedented pump-priming has accelerated a shift in econom
The chanting, when it began, sounded angry. I was in my hotel room in Beijing trying to put together a report on political repression for the Today programme and this sounded as if it might be just what I needed. I had been in China for more t
Video footage apparently showing a tense maritime incident between China and Japan two months ago was posted on YouTube early Friday, threatening to further inflame a bitter row between the Asian giants. Japan's coastguard in early September arres
China's quarantine bureau confirmed on Tuesday it had discovered traces of an unapproved genetically modified organism (GMO) in a U.S. corn cargo and had refused it entry into China. "A genetically-modified element which is not approved by the Agr