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China-Palestine Relations – Bilateral Trade, Investment and Diplomacy


Relations between China and Palestine have deepened in recent decades as the two sides push for more cooperation in trade and investment.

Saudi Arabia – China Ties: Several Investment Agreements, MoUs Signed During President Xi’s Visit


As Chinese President Xi Jinping touches down in the kingdom, we look at scope for China-Saudi investment, trade, and commercial partnerships.

Practical Issues in Handling China-Taiwan Trade and Supply Chains


We discuss how to handle China-Taiwan trade in the face of import bans and stricter labeling requirements for imported Taiwanese goods.

China Passes U.S. to Become World’s Largest Trading Nation


Feb. 12 – Official figures show that China has officially surpassed the United States as the world’s biggest trading nation in terms of the sum of imported and exported goods. U.S. exports and imports of goods totaled US$3.82 trillion in 2012, while China’s trade amounted to US$3.87 trillion. Furthermore, with 124 countries now considering China […]

China Reforms Foreign Exchange Administration for Trade in Goods


To better facilitate trade and further enhance the foreign exchange services and administration of trade in goods, China released an announcement concerning the reform of the forex administration system for trade in goods on June 29, which is scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2012.

RMB Depreciates Against U.S. Dollar By Record Amount in May


By Sofia Liska Jun. 8 – China’s renminbi (RMB) dropped 0.9 percent against the U.S. dollar in May, more than in any other month since the Chinese government first started letting the RMB appreciate in 2005. A weaker RMB makes Chinese exports more appealing to those importing Chinese goods, but raises the price of foreign […]

U.S. Burdens Chinese Solar Panel Manufacturers with Anti-Dumping Tariffs


By Sofia Liska May 22 – The U.S. Commerce Department has imposed tariffs of 31 percent to 250 percent on Chinese solar panels, upsetting American solar panel installers, Chinese solar panel manufacturers, and Chinese officials. In doing so, the U.S. government effectively sided with solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld Industries America, who claimed that Chinese companies […]

China’s Economic Figures for Q1 2012


Apr. 16 – Last week, the Chinese government released figures concerning the country’s economy, finances and foreign trade for the first quarter of 2012. The statistics show a drop in year-on-year (yoy) GDP growth from 8.9 percent to 8.1 percent. 2012 Q1 economic indexes GDP: RMB10.8 trillion (yoy growth of 8.1 percent) Industrial value-added growth: […]

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