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Chinese regulators investigating foreign automakers, other manufacturers

BEIJING | Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that Chinese anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers.

August 08, 2014 5:08 pm

iPhone faces challenge in crowded Chinese market

BEIJING | The iPhone's magic as China's must-have smartphone is eroding.

September 12, 2013 4:47 pm

China's entrepreneurs expand global presence

BEIJING | The force behind China's biggest takeover of an American company is a 71-year-old meat-packing entrepreneur dubbed "China's Chief Butcher" by the press who built an empire on his country's voracious appetite for pork.

May 31, 2013 5:39 pm

China's struggle to measure economy clouds outlook

BEIJING | After China reported quarterly economic growth of 7.7 percent this week — far above anemic U.S. and European performance — global markets reacted by falling, wiping billions of dollars off stock prices.

April 16, 2013 3:30 pm

China taking tough line as dialogue with US begins

BEIJING | China showed its growing assertiveness Monday as it launched high-level talks with Washington, saying it will carry out currency reform at its own pace and calling for an end to U.S. curbs on high-tech exports.

May 25, 2010 12:00 am

China raises bank reserve level to cool credit

BEIJING | China moved to curtail bank lending Friday for the second time in a month in the latest effort to cool down its supercharged economy.

February 13, 2010 12:00 am

Google complaint highlights China-based hacking

BEIJING | Google's accusation that its e-mail accounts were hacked from China landed like a bombshell because it cast light on a problem that few companies will discuss: the pervasive threat from China-based cyberattacks.

February 03, 2010 12:00 am

Google threat a rare show of defiance in China

BEIJING | Google's threat to pull out of China over censorship is a rare display of defiance in a system where foreign companies have long accepted intrusive controls to gain access to a huge and growing market.

January 14, 2010 12:00 am

China takes new steps to curb bank lending

BEIJING | China took new steps Tuesday to control bank lending, ordering institutions to set aside more reserves in a move to avert a surge in credit that Beijing worries might fuel inflation or asset price bubbles.

January 13, 2010 12:00 am

China pledges stable economic policy for next year

BEIJING | Chinese leaders pledged Friday to stick to stimulus spending and easy credit to support growth next year, making clear their unease about the stability of China's nascent recovery from the global crisis.

November 28, 2009 12:00 am

China criticizes US over pipe duties

BEIJING | China criticized Washington for imposing anti-dumping duties on Chinese-made steel pipes and launched a probe Friday of imported U.S. autos, adding to trade tensions two weeks before President Barack Obama visits Beijing.

November 06, 2009 12:00 am

China files WTO complaint on US tire tariffs

BEIJING | As Beijing launched a case Monday against new U.S. tariffs on Chinese tires, President Barack Obama defended the duties, saying trading agreements must be enforced in order for trading systems to work.

September 15, 2009 12:00 am

China combines 2 steel makers as demand surges

BEIJING | Two Chinese steel companies combined Monday to form the world's fifth-largest producer, the latest in a series of government-orchestrated deals aimed at creating globally competitive suppliers amid booming demand.

July 01, 2008 12:00 am

Chinese economy grew 11.5 percent in 3rd quarter

BEIJING | China's fast-growing economy slowed slightly in the third quarter in a sign that tightening measures were taking effect, the government said Thursday, and economists said the peak of the latest boom may have passed.

October 28, 2007 12:00 am

China says inflation reached 11-year high in August, trade surplus grows by a third

BEIJING | China's inflation surged to an 11-year high in August and the trade surplus grew, the government reported Tuesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to ease currency controls and raise interest rates to cool its sizzling economy.

September 12, 2007 12:00 am

China's problems with lead go beyond tainted toys

BEIJING | China's problems with lead in consumer products go far beyond tainted toys.

August 16, 2007 12:00 am

China's trade surplus surges 73 percent in May amid growing U.S. pressure

BEIJING | Just last month, China announced plans to buy $4.3 billion of U.S. technology as a way to show how serious it is about reducing the ballooning trade gap with the U.S.

June 12, 2007 12:00 am

Chinese stocks have biggest daily drop since February plunge

BEIJING | China's loss appears to be other Asian stock markets' gain.

June 05, 2007 12:00 am

Chinese shares plunge after government raises trading tax to cool market boom

BEIJING | Chinese stocks plunged Wednesday after the government raised a tax on share trades, trying to cool a market boom amid growing concerns about a possible bubble.

May 31, 2007 12:00 am

China April trade surplus soars to $17 billion, double a year earlier

BEIJING | It's a sign of the times when China's plans to buy a few billion dollars worth of U.S. goods gets announced with the fanfare normally reserved for much larger deals.

May 12, 2007 12:00 am

China tightens credit in new effort to cool investment boom

BEIJING | China told banks Thursday to increase their reserves for the third time this year, cutting the amount of money available for lending in a new effort to cool an investment boom that Beijing worries could lead to a financial crisis.

April 06, 2007 12:00 am

China promises action on trade

BEIJING | China's government said Monday it is trying to shrink its swollen trade surplus but reported that its monthly gap soared to the second-highest level on record in February amid threats of possible U.S. sanctions.

March 13, 2007 12:00 am

China creating one of world's richest investment funds

BEIJING | China will soon create one of the world's largest investment funds, with ramifications for global stock, bond and commodities markets and for how the U.S. finances its trade deficits.

March 10, 2007 12:00 am

China announces auto plant investment curbs in latest step to control economic boom

BEIJING | China announced curbs Tuesday on surging investment in its auto industry, extending controls already imposed in other fields in an effort to cool off an economic boom that Beijing worries could ignite a financial crisis.

December 27, 2006 12:00 am

U.S., China pledge to work on reducing trade gap, but make little progress on currency

BEIJING | U.S. and Chinese officials pledged Friday to work on reducing China's swollen trade surplus, but ended two days of closely watched talks with little progress on currency and other disputes that are straining ties.

December 16, 2006 12:00 am

U.S. says Chinese imports fuel piracy

An American film industry official said Thursday that China should lift barriers that block most movie imports, warning that they are fueling its thriving market for pirated titles and hurting Chinese studios.

December 08, 2006 12:00 am

'Pimp My Ride' driving to China

MTV and search engine on Tuesday unveiled a venture to distribute music videos via the Internet in China, boosting the music video channel's exposure in a market where regulation has limited its presence.

October 20, 2006 12:00 am

China's prime minister calls for urgent steps to curb economic growth and avert crisis

BEIJING | China's prime minister called for urgent steps to prevent economic overheating, state media said Thursday as the government forecast more double-digit growth in the next quarter, adding to pressure for new measures to avert a financial crisis.

July 28, 2006 12:00 am
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