Monthly Archives: September 2012

Communist Party of China National Congress Countdown

The other super-important November political event: That’s right, it’s that special time of year, or decade, rather. China’s communist government is set to shift power November 8th, and everybody is talking about it. First off, we have the state-run Xinhua … Continue reading

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Japanese automakers paring down in China

All the brouhaha over Japan and China’s turf war in the East China Sea has led major Japanese automakers to cut down their operations and expectations in China. The New York Times, via Reuters, is reporting that Toyota and Nissan … Continue reading

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China’s surprise visit to Afghanistan

It’s the first time since 1966 that a Chinese political figure made an official visit to Afghanistan–but why? Bloomberg is reporting that Zhou Yongkang, one of the nine members in the Standing Committee of the Politburo and a top Chinese … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao–One last huzzah

It’s a big year for China, with a changing of the guard set for later this year, and the man thought to be critical for fostering Chinese-EU relations is in the midst of attending his last EU summit. Chinese Premier … Continue reading

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Japan vs China: Turf wars escalate

If this is what triggers WWIII, we are going to make a scene. Japan has just upped an ever-escalating turf war with China,with major Japanese firms closing their Chinese operations and urging expat workers to stay home in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Home Depot to China: Peace out!

American retail giant Home Depot has just announced it will shut down its seven remaining stores in China, amidst struggles to gain traction in the tricky Chinese market, and lower-than-anticipated economic growth forecasts. Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, we … Continue reading

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China and Canada: Free trade agreement coming?

The National Post is reporting that the Canadian government, led by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is in the process of negotiating a free trade agreement with one of its growing business partners, China. Canada already signed up for NAFTA, … Continue reading

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