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    1. April 23, 2015

      China ends export tax on rare earths and other metals

      China will eliminate its export tariffs on rare earths and other metals, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday, ending a...

    2. April 23, 2015

      Made-in-China cars steer course abroad

      Over the coming weeks, a few Volvo cars will begin a historic journey from southwestern China to the US. The Swedish...

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      April 23, 2015

      Enforcing trade mark rights in China is still a challenge

      One year on since new trade mark laws took effect in China and there is little evidence to show it is becoming any easier...

    2. April 22, 2015

      US warns China over intellectual property risks

      China’s weak intellectual property protections and selective application of the law are hampering foreign investment in the...

    3. April 21, 2015

      China food group looks to be global player

      The head of Cofco, the Chinese state-owned grains trader, has laid out plans to turn the company into a publicly listed...

    4. April 21, 2015

      Mexico steals a march on China in car manufacturing

      China’s manufacturing crown is slipping. Shoe, textile and electronics makers have been shifting capacity to lower cost...

    5. April 21, 2015

      Sports sponsorship floats China Inc’s boat

      As China Inc goes global, buying up the likes of Italian tyre company Pirelli, its executives are looking for more subtle...

    6. April 20, 2015

      Xi Jinping lands in Pakistan bearing $45bn in investment pledges

      Chinese President Xi Jinping, bearing promises of more than $45bn in infrastructure investment, began a visit to Pakistan on...

    7. April 20, 2015

      Japanese head of ADB plays down China-led rival AIIB

      The Japanese head of the Asian Development Bank has expressed scepticism about China’s move to establish a rival, saying the...

    8. April 19, 2015

      China’s rotten grains highlight troubled policy

      Chinese state television has shone light on the taboo topic of poor quality grains held in bulging government warehouses, in...

    9. April 16, 2015

      ‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

      US lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to grant President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to...

    10. April 15, 2015

      Interview: Li Keqiang on China’s challenges

      China’s turbocharged economy is growing at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century and is expected to slow further, the...

    11. April 15, 2015

      Transcript: Li Keqiang

      On March 31 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council gave an exclusive interview to Lionel Barber, editor of...

    12. April 15, 2015

      Where China’s slowdown is hitting hardest

      Slower growth for China’s $10tn economy does not only pose a problem for policy makers in Beijing — it is reverberating...

    13. April 15, 2015

      China growth lowest since 2009 as property and manufacturing drag

      China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in six years in the first quarter, held back by a slowdown in construction and...

    14. April 14, 2015

      Q&A: China’s first quarter GDP

      On Wednesday morning China’s State Statistical Bureau will release one of the most eagerly awaited numbers in modern...

    15. April 13, 2015

      China will react with displeasure if America tries to weaponise trade

      Selling a free-trade agreement at home is hard work, given public scepticism about their effect on American jobs. So as...

    16. April 13, 2015

      China: feeding the animals

      China bears are getting fat dining on headlines; but details feed the bulls. On Monday, China announced weak trade data....

    17. April 13, 2015

      Export slump stokes fears for China growth

      China’s exports slumped 15 per cent in March against a year earlier in a sharp reversal of the past two months’ growth and...

    18. April 10, 2015

      Sinking iron ore price hits smaller producers

      Casualties are mounting among the world’s smaller iron ore producers as the steelmaking ingredient continues a dramatic...

    19. April 10, 2015

      Atlas Iron to halt production as it cannot shrug off China decline

      Atlas Iron, Australia’s fifth biggest iron ore producer, is to mothball operations and cease exports after falling iron ore...

    20. April 7, 2015

      US caught flat-footed over Chinese bank plan

      Washington’s response to China’s creation of an Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank has been nothing short of lamentable....

    21. April 1, 2015

      Asia forum shows off China’s vigour and homage of its neighbours

      The Boao Forum for Asia annual conference has been going for years, but never has China’s aspiration for a greater role on...

    22. April 1, 2015

      Round two in America’s battle for Asian influence

      In the sparring between China and the US over leadership in Asia, Beijing recently landed a tidy, if almost accidental,...

    23. March 30, 2015

      Jack Lew calls on Beijing to suspend cyber security rules

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, called on the Chinese government to suspend new cyber security rules that US information...

    24. March 28, 2015

      Australia to join China-led bank despite US opposition

      Australia plans to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it said on Sunday, reversing a previous decision to stay...

    25. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    26. March 26, 2015

      Global grain trade hits all-time high

      The global grain trade rose to an all-time high last year thanks to international buying of barley and sorghum, according to...

    27. March 23, 2015

      South Korea charts its way past the big beasts of the Pacific

      In a fight between whales, South Koreans sometimes remark mournfully, the shrimp’s back is broken. The saying is often used...

    28. March 20, 2015

      Land Rover recalls SUVs in China after CCTV reprimand

      Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 36,000 imported SUVs in China, making it the first casualty of a renewed state...

    29. March 17, 2015

      China: With friends like these

      In global terms, the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections in January ranked as a mere political...

    30. March 17, 2015

      Two giants with an opportunity for partnership

      Today, the most important bilateral relationship is that between the US and China. Tomorrow it will be the one between China...

    31. March 17, 2015

      China will not thank perfidious Albion for joining its new bank

      The UK’s decision to join China’s new alternative to the World Bank has disrupted London’s “special relationship” with the...

    32. March 16, 2015

      Australia shifts stance on China-led development bank

      Australia may overturn its opposition to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after the UK opted to...

    33. March 16, 2015

      Chinese arms sales surge 143% in 5 years

      China lifted exports of military weapons and equipment by 143 per cent over the past five years to usurp Germany as the...

    34. March 15, 2015

      China on collision course with EU and US over bank IT rules

      The Chinese government on Sunday began implementing new rules that require commercial banks to buy “secure and controllable”...

    35. March 15, 2015

      China pledges readiness to bolster sagging economic growth

      China is prepared to take action to stimulate the economy and boost market confidence, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. Mr...

    36. March 12, 2015

      The contradiction at the heart of China’s new growth target

      China set a lower growth target of “about 7 per cent” at last week’s session of the National People’s Congress. It was a...

    37. March 11, 2015

      Alibaba partners alternative lenders to open doors to China

      Alibaba is teaming up with two alternative lenders in the UK to help small and medium-sized British companies do business in...

    38. March 11, 2015

      China data point to sharper slowdown

      China’s economy slowed at its sharpest rate in the first two months of the year since the global financial crisis,...

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