India’s foreign minister is headed to China for talks aimed at repairing a relationship that was strained by a recent border dispute. Salman Khurshid will meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and other officials in Beijing during his two-day visit that begins Thursday. Long-standing tensions flared up last month, after New Delhi accused Chinese soldiers [...]
A sharp fall in factory prices—the 14th consecutive monthly decline—signals further trouble for a Chinese economy already facing mounting debt and slowing growth, as old-line industries struggle with growing overcapacity. Producer prices—a measure of prices of goods before they reach consumers—dropped 2.4% in April, the sharpest decline since October, paced by particularly steep falls in [...]
Trade figures for April released by the Chinese government on Wednesday morning were slightly better than economists expected, but still indicated that demand was fairly weak in foreign markets and in China itself. Exports and imports both increased last month compared with a year earlier, but the figures were harder than usual to interpret because [...]
Chinese leaders welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Beijing on Wednesday as China tries to bring its growing international influence to an area where it has had little impact — the Middle East peace process. Greeting the Israeli leader at the Great Hall of the People, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made no direct mention [...]
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday criticized a Pentagon report that explicitly accused China’s military of staging attacks on the computer systems of the American government and military contractors. “China has repeatedly said that we resolutely oppose all forms of hacker attacks,” said a ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying. “We’re willing to carry out an [...]
While the recent troop standoff in a remote Himalayan desert spotlights a long-running border dispute between China and India, the two emerging giants are engaged in a rivalry for global influence that spreads much farther afield. From Africa to the Arctic, the world’s two most populous countries are bumping up against each other in their [...]
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