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09/08/2014

U.S. Group Says China Could Be Violating Trade Accords

A United States business group said on Monday that China’s recent aggressive enforcement of its antimonopoly law could be a violation of its trade agreements, a claim that potentially raises the stakes in a recent pushback among foreign companies that say they are being discriminated against in China. Although foreign companies including Microsoft, Qualcomm and [...]

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09/08/2014

China’s Trade Surplus Hits New High

China’s trade surplus hit a record high in August for the second month in a row as imports fell on the back of domestic weakness in the world’s second-largest economy and exports grew on stronger U.S. and foreign demand. Weak import demand suggests that the stimulus moves that Beijing has put in place this year—including [...]

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09/08/2014

Vietnam building deterrent against China in disputed seas with submarines

Vietnam will soon have a credible naval deterrent to China in the South China Sea in the form of Kilo-class submarines from Russia, which experts say could make Beijing think twice before pushing its much smaller neighbor around in disputed waters. A master of guerrilla warfare, Vietnam has taken possession of two of the state-of-the-art [...]

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09/08/2014

Wang Says Non-Claimants in S. China Sea Shouldn’t ‘Add Trouble’

China called on countries not directly involved in territorial disputes in the South China Sea not to interfere and “add trouble.” China understands why countries outside the disputed territories show concern about the issue, but hopes “these countries play a constructive role rather than add trouble,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Australian counterpart Julie [...]

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09/05/2014

Apple Supplier in China Accused of Violations

An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant’s promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6. The report by China Labor Watch and Green America adds to a string of complaints about wage, safety and environmental conditions at [...]

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09/05/2014

China Bristles as U.K. Calls For Investigation Into Hong Kong Democracy

Countries around the world are joining the chorus to support Hong Kong’s fight for free elections, despite Beijing’s consistent calls for them stay out of its business. On Sunday, Beijing announced that candidates for Hong Kong’s chief executive election in 2017 must get support from at least half of a 1,200-member nomination committee filled with [...]

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