News & Analysis

  • May 1, 2012
    Vice-Premier Li Keqiang recently visited Hungary and announced on Monday, China will invest more import as well as high tech goods from the country. China is Hungary's largest trade partner outside the European Union and Hungary is the largest destination for Chinese investments in Central and Eastern Europe. Despite the financial crisis and global economic slowdown China-Hungary trade volume...
  • April 23, 2012
    As a healthier job market is encouraging more consumers to shop U.S. retail sales are rising at a solid pace. Meanwhile, China’s demand for gold is a hot topic. Gold prices are promised to reach US $2,000 an ounce before the end of the year, according to a new report. All this and much more in this week’s U.S. China Update.
  • April 20, 2012
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said recently that China's economy is expected to grow by 8.2 percent this year, signaling a soft landing even with the drag from external demand.  Meanwhile, as new home sales take a downward turn, dropping both in value and volume, some Chinese are hoping to change their financial luck with the lottery. Lottery ticket sales have raised a whole 24...
  • April 19, 2012
    According to the Wall Street Journal China Real Time Report,  China’s central bank said it would let the yuan move either up or down 1% against the dollar from the level it sets each day. China also plans to increase its holdings of US government securities, after allowing purchases to slow in the second half of last year, according to Bloomberg. All this and much more in this week’s U.S....
  • April 19, 2012
    The following information is reprinted with permission from Asia Policy Point.  For more information about these and other events in Sino-American policy, see their blog.
  • April 17, 2012
    As China works toward expanding the role of its currency in the world, Taiwan's New Taiwan dollar (NTD) still cannot be directly converted into its counterpart from across the Taiwan Strait and vice versa.  But if Beijing and Taipei sign a currency clearing agreement, and Taiwanese financial regulators slacken the reins on domestic lenders, the island is widely believed to have what it takes...
  • April 10, 2012
    The United States and China are two of the world’s most powerful and influential nations and the state of their relationship is critically important to countries across the globe. According to Kenneth Liebertahl, director of the John L. Thornton China Center and co-author of a new paper, "Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust", despite economic and political ties, both the U.S....

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