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China-Africa Summit: What To Look For Beyond The Hype And Hypocrisy

The Africa-China summit will provide an opportunity to see how the Chinese President is responding to democratic developments in Africa.

China’s Renminbi Is Approved as a Main World Currency

The I.M.F. decision will help pave the way for broader use of the renminbi in trade and finance, securing China’s standing as a global economic power.

China Set to Pledge More Aid to Africa Ahead of Xi's Trip

China is set to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits Zimbabwe and South Africa next month.

Chinese Investment in Africa Falls by 40%

Saibal Dasgupta
China’s Commerce Ministry publicly admitted that Chinese investments to Africa had fallen by 40 percent in the first half of this year.

China Wants to Build a High-Speed Rail Link to a Newly Open Iran

Richard Macauley
China Railway has proposed a high-speed rail link that will carry both passengers and cargo between China and Iran.

China and U.S. Say They’ve Made Strides in Trade Talks

Neil Gough
The United States and China said that they had made progress on sticking points in trade.

China Seeks to Remove Provincial Barriers to Trade

Sue-Lin Wong
China will accelerate reforms to remove internal barriers to both foreign and domestic trade.

Asia-Pacific Leaders See Trade as Solution to Economic, Security Troubles

Leaders stay quiet on territorial disputes in South China Sea.

Obama Calls on Beijing to Stop Construction in South China Sea

President Obama addressed the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting in Manila, where he discussed China, trade and climate change.

Challenging the Myth of Chinese Land Grabs in Africa

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Deborah Bräutigam
Among the most durable myths surrounding the China-Africa relationship is the fear that the Chinese government and private enterprises are buying vast tracts of African farm land and have plans to transplant millions of Chinese peasants to live and...

China Has Passed Canada as the Biggest U.S. Trading Partner––Thanks to Oil Prices

Richard Macauley
Crude oil, a key export for Canada, has dropped from a 2014 peak of $107 per barrel to just $44 today (Nov. 9)

The World — Including China — Is Unprepared for the Rise of China

Lawrence Summers
For the first time in centuries, China affects the global economy as much as it is affected by the global economy

What to Expect at this Year’s Mega China-Africa Summit

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Sven Grimm from China Africa Project
The sixth Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) that will be held in December in Johannesburg comes at a critical time in the Sino-African relationship. The combination of China’s slowing economy, a major slump in global commodity prices, and a...

Ailing Europe Looking for 'Chinese Medicine'

Michael Ivanovitch
The Chinese have never seen so many European leaders beating their path to Beijing.



Rich Man, Pu’er Man

Christina Larson
“These men always have machetes,” shouts the driver. Through trees along an unpaved road, he spots a ramshackle hut, slows down, and warns his passengers: this is a checkpoint. It’s the only way to enforce rules in this part of the jungle, at the...