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In the middle of the trade war, guess where Boeing’s opening its first overseas plant
America’s biggest exporter now has its first overseas plant. Aviation and aerospace giant Boeing will officially inaugurate a completion and delivery center for its 737 planes in the eastern Chinese port city of Zhoushan on Saturday (Dec. 15). The plant, about 90 miles from Shanghai, is a joint-vent
Trump is failing to achieve one of the biggest goals of his trade war, and he only has himself to blame
President Donald Trump wanted to use tariffs to help bring down the trade deficit with China. The US-China trade deficit hit a record high in the month of October. According to economists from Goldman Sachs, Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods are actually making the trade deficit worse.
Trump Gets Win as Xi Makes Good on Pledge to Buy U.S. Soy
(Bloomberg) -- China resumed buying U.S. soybeans, bringing some relief to farmers in Donald Trump’s heartland as President Xi Jinping works toward a trade deal with his American counterpart.
This Secretive Chinese Mission Shows a Desperate Need for Environmental Agreements
Original caption — The Tibetan Plateau sits in a rain shadow and, with an average annual snowfall of only 18 inches, is dry for nine months of the year. Yet Tibet is the source of several major rivers such as the Yangtze, the Indus River, the Mekong, and the Ganges. Credit: Will De Freitas/flickr/CC
'Crushing victory': what's next for Chinese President Xi Jinping's war on corruption?
China’s Communist Party has for the first time declared a “crushing victory” in President Xi Jinping’s war on corruption, a sudden announcement that left observers debating what it all meant for the six-year campaign.
Trump's trade team spent days building a strategy to deal with the Huawei CFO arrest. Then Trump blew it up in a single interview.
Trump administration officials have been trying to treat the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and the US-China trade talks as two separate issues. Trump undermined that argument on Tuesday by suggesting Meng could be used as a bargaining chip in the trade talks.
A Dissident Chinese Novelist Finds Echoes of Mao, and Orwell
HONG KONG — Ma Jian, an exiled Chinese novelist who lives in London, took the stage at a packed Hong Kong theater last month and asked the audience a question: Who among them had read “1984”? Mr. Ma, 65, was at the annual Hong Kong International Literary Festival to promote “China Dream,” his satiri
China's Xi takes humiliating loss to US on trade, Huawei — but Trump could be getting played
"Made in China 2025" is a plan to make Xi's China a tech and manufacturing superpower, and bore his name, making it a humiliating defeat for him to revisit it. China has also slowly started to cave in on the tariff war as the US addresses other irritants in the US-China relationship, mainly with the
Walz declines invitation to meet with Trump
In the Pioneer Press, Dave Orrick says, “Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz declined a White House invitation to meet President Donald Trump on Thursday, citing his work assembling his new administration. … It’s unclear if the declined invitation will have any impact on Walz’s relationship with Trump, wh
Chinese Video Game Ethics Panel Allegedly Bans Nine Games, Including Fortnite
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Japan December manufacturing, output expand but export orders contract: flash PMI
TOKYO, (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturing activity has expanded in December, a preliminary survey showed on Friday, but export orders have contracted at the fastest pace in more than two years, a worrying sign of weakening overseas demand.
Chinese Foreign Minister to visit India next week
BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be on a four-day India visit from December 21 to attend the first people-to-people exchange agreed between Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at their icebreaking meet in Wuhan earlier this year.
China Resumes Soybean Purchases
One of the biggest casualties of the trade war, and a large support base for the President, is farmers. Soybean farmers have been suffering ever since China had put a 25% tariff on the crop in July. Now, it looks like the Chinese market is opening up their market to American soy with the purchase of
Chinese pastor and wife face 15 years in prison as crackdown on religious groups intensifies
An outspoken Chinese pastor and his wife face up to 15 years in prison after being charged with inciting to subvert state power, a sign that Chinese authorities are intensifying a crackdown on religious groups, one of the most serious in recent decades.
Founder of US$14.5 billion Chinese pyramid scheme Shanxinhui jailed for 17 years
The founder of a 100 billion yuan (US$14.5 billion) pyramid scheme that claimed to be a charity and whose arrest prompted investors to take to the streets has been jailed for 17 years by a Chinese court.
Canada Detentions Show Peril of Foreigners in China's Gray Zone
(Bloomberg) -- The detention of two Canadians by China’s spy agency underscores the increased difficulty foreigners face operating there, and is fueling concerns they could be swept up under vague and powerful national security laws.
Chinese Hackers Breach U.S. Navy Contractors
WASHINGTON—Chinese hackers are breaching Navy contractors to steal everything from ship-maintenance data to missile plans, officials and experts said, triggering a top-to-bottom review of cyber vulnerabilities.
Beijing threatens Canada with ‘grave consequences for hurting feelings of Chinese people’
This story is being published for POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on Dec. 9, 2018. China has ratcheted up the pressure on Canada to release the detained executive of Huawei Technologies over the weekend by threatening “g
No ‘middle way’ in US-China struggle — China must change
Now that China and the United States are embroiled a trade war, can they avoid a real war? That is the question that arises from recent headlines about tensions between the two.
Pound holds most gains as PM May survives vote but Brexit in peril
TOKYO (Reuters) - The pound held onto most of the previous session’s gains on Thursday after British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote, buying time to try to steer her unpopular Brexit deal through a deeply divided parliament.