US stocks tumbled at midday after reports about a trade deficit in China and weak jobless claims in the US.
China's currency manipulation aggravates US politicians, but it could also upend its own economic gains. By keeping the yuan artificially low, China increases inflation to dire levels. Instead of whining about the policy, the US must emphasize this dangerous tradeoff to China.
Chinese cash seized from the Indian monastery of the top Tibetan figure has underscored growing tensions between India and China -- and increased feelings of insecurity among the thousands of Tibetans in India.
China's President Hu met with US congressional leaders Thursday, amid reports that his country's economy may be overheating, driving up inflation. Is export-dependency the root of the problem?
China has offered new promises on intellectual property rights and contract bidding. Also at the summit Wednesday, Obama touted business deals worth $45 billion in US exports.
Hu Jintao will be the guest of President Obama this week for what some US-China experts are calling the most important US visit by a Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping’s groundbreaking trip in 1979. The intrigue then was around the opening-up of the communist giant. But some three decades later the focus is very different, as China becomes an increasingly active and self-confident player both in the international economy and on the global diplomatic stage. Here are seven key questions pertaining to US-China relations in light of President Hu's visit:
As China and the US emerge from a year of diplomatic spats, Beijing appears more optimistic than Washington on what can come out of President Hu Jintao's visit to the White House this week.