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Reason comes to China, EU solar sector clash

A softening of Europe's stance in its solar panel dispute with China means the two sides now have a 70-80 per cent chance of negotiating a settlement to the matter

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 1:06pm

China, EU both lose big in a trade war, analysts say

Analyst say the risks are even greater with a new political leadership in Beijing which may be more sensitive to slights. So far, their response has been firm but guarded.

19 May 2013 - 12:19pm

Infant formula crackdown a pointless overreaction

I arrived back in Hong Kong the other day, and was walking through the arrival hall of our busy airport, when an official woman's voice blared out from the loudspeakers of the passenger terminal. She was warning the public that Hong Kong is now enforcing the law to penalise anyone who attempts to leave the city with more than two cans of milk powder.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am 2 comments

China, US focus on exports will cause more economic chaos

The global economy has been in constant crisis for five years. Muddling through with endless stimulus packages hasn't worked. The logical conclusion should be to try something new. Political changes in the US and China, the world's two largest economies, do not suggest that will happen, however. Continuation of the ineffective policies from the past awaits the world for years to come.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:35am

Asian manufacturing slows, but services have been slow to fill the gap

The euro-zone crisis has dominated discussions among policymakers over the past few years, but the economic slowdown in Asia's two giants - China and India - has become a source of growing public concern as well. How worried should we be about an additional drag on the global economy?

14 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Can US come to terms with the trade-offs of free trade?

Walking into a Walmart in suburban America is a bit like walking into the past and future at the same time.

5 Nov 2012 - 12:59pm 1 comment

Australia needs to heed advice on engaging China

Australia's economy has been doing so well out of mining for China it may come as a surprise to hear the good times won't last forever without fuller engagement with Asia. That's the message of a government white paper called "The Asian century".

4 Nov 2012 - 3:36am 1 comment

China warns of 'prejudice' in US telecom report

Beijing on Monday urged Washington to “set aside prejudices” after a US report said Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE were security threats that should be banned from trade in the US.

8 Oct 2012 - 9:06pm

China launches WTO challenge over US anti-subsidy tariffs

China filed a complaint at the World Trade Organisation on Monday to challenge a new US law on “countervailing duties”, or tariffs intended to combat export-promoting subsidies.

17 Sep 2012 - 9:02pm

Businesses urged to watch out for new trade barriers

Business people have to be watchful of the rise of protectionism among low-growth economies as the global economy takes a downturn, the WTO's deputy director general warned yesterday.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am