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  • Sep 23, 2014
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China's trade

Hot money may have artificially boosted China's January exports

The mainland's trade data in the first month of 2014 painted a strong yet controversial picture.

Thursday, 13 February, 2014, 4:03am 5 comments

Pakistan happy to aid in China's quest for land route to the west; India, not so much

"We want to open to the west and use your country to help us develop a corridor for trade and tourism," Zhu Rongji said, pointing to the giant map of China on the wall behind his desk.

19 Nov 2013 - 3:00pm 1 comment

Sweden, Denmark and Netherlands call for action to stop looming trade war

A group of free-trade-oriented northern European nations urged the EU's trade chief on Friday to defuse a growing dispute with Beijing or risk action that could choke exports.

16 Jun 2013 - 7:45am 1 comment

Fake invoices boosted China trade by US$75b in first four months: report

An alternate estimate found that actual year-on-year export growth for January to April was only about 7 per cent, while import growth was about 6 per cent, 21st Century Business Herald reported, citing an unidentified source and an internal commerce ministry document.

15 Jun 2013 - 4:05am

Hollande urges co-operation between Beijing, EU

French President Francois Hollande said yesterday that the European Union must work with China, and called for a balanced resolution to an escalating trade dispute that began with solar panels but has since spread to European wines and cars.

9 Jun 2013 - 8:46am

'Fake invoice' curbs set to show slowing trade

The mainland's crackdown on fake export invoices used to disguise money flows is probably cutting its trade figures, revealing subdued global demand that will weigh on economic growth.

7 Jun 2013 - 3:46am

Premier Li Keqiang warns EU against telecoms sanctions

Premier Li Keqiang criticised the European Union over its plans to investigate alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Chinese makers of mobile telecommunications equipment and to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China, state media reported.

26 May 2013 - 6:50am

EU trade chief alleges subsidies to Huawei, ZTE

The European Union's top trade official has raised the rhetoric in a brewing telecoms trade row with China, citing Huawei and ZTE for violating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines, but stopped short of a formal investigation.

19 May 2013 - 6:12am

China mulls import tax on polysilicon after EU decision on solar panels

China, the world's biggest maker of solar panels, is preparing to set anti-dumping duties on imports of the raw material used to make the equipment after determining it was sold below cost, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

17 May 2013 - 4:06am

Talking points

US President Barack Obama launches the latest round of the battle over the nation's economic future when he presents an outline of his budget for next year.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am