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The world economy is set for one of its best years since the global financial crisis, with both developed and emerging countries growing while inflation is still ... There are already some signs of China opening up: UBS last year became the first foreign bank to receive a license that allows its ...

China and Japan have resumed a high-level economic dialogue after an eight-year hiatus, in the latest sign of a thaw in long-strained relations. This week's visit to Tokyo by China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi also locked in plans for further diplomatic exchanges, including ...
Liu is not only well educated and a Xi ally, but experienced in economic affairs, including U.S.-China economic relations. He is also very aware of China's structural problems, making it more likely that Xi will be able to implement serious economic policies that will improve the Chinese economy and ...
The Chinese government is notorious for doctoring its official statistics, from using messed-up methodology, to not reporting some key metrics, to out-and-out ... (April 17), of economic growth for the first quarter of this year, here's a look at what it's possible to learn about China's economy from these sources. Satellite

The world's second-largest economy has been fighting debt for years as it tries to balance economic stability against the potential fallout from any sharp deceleration. Risks to the Chinese economy in 2018 include trade protectionism as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration bares its teeth ...
Analysts and even Chinese government officials have for years cast doubt on the accuracy of the country's official economic data. Some economists use a range of other information sources -- like electricity output and freight shipments -- to generate independent estimates of how the Chinese economy ... economy
China's economy appears to have jumped out of the blocks in 2018 with industrial production rebounding after the easing of pollution controls imposed ... Capital Economics' Julian Evans-Pritchard said while he remained cautious given the data had similar flaws to Chinese GDP calculations, the overall ... China
Larry Kudlow, the new director of the National Economic Council, issued harsh trade rhetoric against China in his first public remarks. ... sound and steady, you're going to have a terrific economy, if government has a modest approach and lets people do what they need to do and allows the freedom to do it, ... China
"One should be cautious before we say this is a one-way street," Ross said of the economic relationship between the U.S. and China. Reports on Tuesday said President Donald Trump's administration is considering a trade package including tariffs on $60 billion worth of Chinese goods, which may target ... China
Other indicators signal sluggish Chinese consumption as well. Spending during the Lunar New Year holiday grew at the slowest pace since such measurements began in 2005. Personal expenditures rose 5.4% in real terms last year, 1.4 percentage points lower than in 2016. Smartphone sales declined ... China
One school of thought holds that China is a rising economic power poised to conquer the world. The other ... What some take to be the Chinese economy's weaknesses have, in fact, been strengths. ... This has allowed China's leaders to put the economy on a more sustainable growth path in recent years. China
It was Beijing's latest statement on "problems in Sino-U.S. economic trade and cooperation," alluding to President Donald Trump's plan to impose heavy tariffs on imported ... Citing Chinese researchers, Zhong said the U.S. has been overstating its trade deficit with China by about 20 percent every year. China
The Chinese government needs to wean the debt-laden economy off the belief that Beijing will stage a bailout if problems crop up, says a Tsinghua ... China has been battling high debt levels for years, but debt-to-GDP ratio is still about 260 percent, according to the Bank of International Settlements. China
By the middle of last year, it was more than two and a half times the value of the entire Chinese economy, according to the Bank of International ... But some experts argue that extending Xi's period in office could help him to step up efforts to address the economic problems China faces, and lead to greater ... China

The economic growth target announced Monday is part of a broader "work report" delivered each year by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in which he provides other details about the government's plans and expectations for the country's huge economy. The central government intends to shrink its budget ... China
China had planned to send a large delegation of about 40 people to accompany its most senior economic adviser, Liu He, on his recent visit to Washington but after the US objected the number was cut to about 10, sources told the South China Morning Post. That meant Liu, President Xi Jinping's right-hand ... Economy
After all, Chinese President Xi Jinping "is a super nationalistic leader and that also translates into economic and financial policies," Lam added, so it remains to be seen if he will open up the world's second largest economy meaningfully to foreign investors. China's announcement about greater market ... Economy
China "still holds out hope that it can persuade the Trump administration to back off," said Scott Kennedy, an expert on the Chinese economy at the Center for Strategic & International ... A former schoolmate of the Chinese president, Liu is a key architect of China's economic policy during Xi's presidency. Economy
G. Bin Zhao says the Chinese government's policies to curb the overheating real estate sector may have a negative impact on GDP growth in the short term, but ... Though preventing speculation can curb real estate bubbles, how will these real estate macro controls and regulations affect China's economy? Economy
Chinese consumers spent more than ever during the Lunar New Year, but the rate of growth in expenditure appears to be cooling, adding to evidence that curbs on credit are beginning to weigh on consumption this year, according to analysts. Chinese consumers spent US$146 billion on activities ranging ... Economy
“China's complicated economic and financial situation is similar to that of the '90s, when Zhu was in charge,” he said. “And the challenging role of China's central bank calls for a capable leader.” In the aftermath of a global recession in the early 1990s, the Chinese economy was crippled by excessive ... Economy
India, which has had longstanding political and security ties to the islands about 400 km (250 miles) away, has sought to push back against China's expanding presence in the overwhelmingly Muslim country of 400,000 people. Maldivian opposition leaders have urged New Delhi to intervene in the crisis. Economy
The Chinese president may delegate much of China's economic management to Liu's team, “largely bypassing the premier”, said Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS ... “They should be in a position to put in place a reform programme that seeks to rebalance the economy and reduce risk at the same time.”. Economy
Heavy tariffs and quotas on steel will hurt China, but other countries may well bear the brunt of such measures. ... The recommendations call for tariffs on multiple countries, although Trump could determine that specific nations should be exempt, based on the economic or security interests of the United ... Economy
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as this leg of China's massive regional infrastructure spending push is known, will boost Pakistan in the eyes of investors, said Farrukh Khan, a specialist on the country's economy. "I would expect other foreign direct investment flows to increase as the CPEC ... Economy
China is spending billions of dollars to revive its famous Silk Road trade routes in order to increase trade deals around the world in a bid to become a key economic ally of dozens of countries. It is said that serious discussions are now being held by the United States, Australia, India and Japan, known as ... Economy
A study conducted by researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2016 surveyed more than 4,000 people in the city and found that 0.77 per cent were vegetarians. Chinese state media have quoted America's Public Radio International as saying China has about 50 million vegetarians, or about 3.5 ... Economy
BENGALURU: Former foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon today said India and China always managed to de-escalate tensions in the event of ... ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani, who has been critical of Pakistan's military and political leadership, warned India to understand the Chinese game. Economy
The tensions were apparent at the end of last year when Brussels and Beijing were due to hold the annual China-EU High-Level Economic Dialogue but ... annual China-EU summit in Brussels in June due to a rift on whether to grant China market economy status, which would make it easier for Chinese ... Economy
One of the strongest drivers of global economic growth isn't factories or financial services or internet startups, it's what we do when we're not working. We are becoming a planet of tourists. Consider this: For the past seven years, the travel-and-tourism sector has outperformed the overall economy every year ... Economy
But Chinese leaders are also conscious that any of these moves would also have a knock-on impact on its own economy. Chinese farmers need American soybeans to feed their livestock, and the country's rapidly growing aviation industry is ordering a lot of Boeing jetliners to help meet demand. China ... Economy
The “empty nest youth” is an emerging theme in the Chinese economy, according to the first Economy of Loneliness report released in January by Momo, a dating application and operator of the mainland's largest video streaming platform, and Xiaozhu, a home-sharing app similar to Airbnb. The report says ... Economy
Predicting China's upcoming economic collapse is a popular contrarian viewpoint, but it is not so easy to generate a convenient scenario if you look at data that is driving global inflation fears. Credit is like a ... Recent Chinese new loan data explains how China is creating more debt to fuel its economy. Economy
China is the largest consumer of commodities worldwide, and the second largest economy behind the United States. Macquarie Bank decided to look at the commodities most exposed to the performance of the Chinese economy. It found base and bulk commodities would be the most impacted by a ... Economy
Ahead of a UN Security Council meeting today to discuss the situation in the Maldives after UN officials offered to facilitate all-party talks to resolve the crisis, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media here that China is for relevant parties in the island nation to hold parleys. Economy
So far, the network covers regions in the northwest Pacific Ocean, the mid and north Indian Ocean, and the South China Sea. BEIJING: China is establishing its first global real-time ocean observation network covering most parts of the Pacific, Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, according to Chinese ... Economy
“There is long-term demand driving capital outflow because as China's economy matures, people want to diversify their asset portfolios and buy overseas assets,” said Claire Huang, a China ... An even stronger yuan would hurt Chinese exports and raise the costs of its economic structural reform, he said. Economy
But to grasp China's economic achievement, and its ramifications, it is imperative to ask: Why has a market economy directed by a Communist state ... Also, the Chinese were then seeking a third way: They looked to Japan and Singapore rather than the United States for economic models that would ... Economy
NEW DELHI: To counter China's commitment towards artificial intelligence, the government has formed a high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar to lay out a roadmap for India's research and development on AI and its applications. The panel, which will be a mix of ... Economy
China today opposed any military intervention in the Maldives, saying such a move would further complicate the situation, a day after former Maldivian ... He also sought to refute allegations by the Maldives opposition parties that China is backing Yameen because he has approved several Chinese projects ... Economy
The daylight shooting caused concern in China as several thousand Chinese are employed in Pakistan, working on a host of projects connected with the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) over which India has raised objections as it traversed through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Economy
The upside for China in the US stock market plunge – from the Chinese economist who tipped a big fall ... A record points plunge in the US stock market this week could be good news for China's exporters, according to a Chinese government economist ... The strong yuan is of little benefit to the economy.”. Economy
Conditions look unlikely to improve. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers forecasts another year of 3% growth in 2018. The slowdown owes in large part to the government scaling back or ending incentives, including a tax cut on small cars introduced in October 2015 as part of an economic ... Economy
In 2016, Chinese investors took over more companies in Europe than in the previous four years combined, most of them in Germany. The trend did ... The report deals primarily with political issues but it also urges EU action on some economic fronts, notably on how the bloc deals with Chinese investment. Economy
Trade and investment with China support roughly 2.6 million jobs in the U.S. Any rupture in relations would come at a high economic cost for American citizens, likely leading to downward pressure on the stock market, higher prices for Chinese-manufactured goods like iPhones and weaker economic ... Economy
Standing in President Xi's place was Liu He, economic advisor to President Xi and member of China's Politburo. ... He closed by describing the rebalancing of the Chinese economy from one dependent on exports to one that will shift toward harnessing the spending power of over one billion people. Economy


 

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