He's been critical of monetary policy and has named human rights defenders to key posts.
Beijing restores tax breaks and other perks for Chinese exporters. It's worried that declining exports mean more social unrest.
Its growth rate slowed to 9 percent in the third quarter as exports to the US and Europe start to slacken.
Hong Kong is rising fast thanks to the growth of China. It passed New York as the biggest issuer of initial public offerings in 2006.
They are forging economic ties with the Muslim world at a time when interest in Islam is also growing.
Skyrocketing fuel costs may lure manufacturing firms back to Mexico.
The weak dollar may push up energy prices by affecting supply, demand, and investor behavior.
The shift reflects consumer stress, but it could help boost US manufacturers.
Shame won't work. But enlisting its self-interest can.