» 06/08/2009, 00.00
JAPAN – CHINA
Beijing and Tokyo together for global economic recovery
Bilateral economic meeting sees both nations agree to a joint effort to jumpstart world economy. The two Asia-Pacific juggernauts turn page on cool relations, call for trade and sectoral liberalisation.
20/02/2009 CHINA - INDIA
India announces tariffs on Chinese aluminum: trade war fears on the rise
In January, New Delhi banned Chinese toys for six months, for safety reasons. Annual trade between the two countries amounts to 51.8 billion dollars, but is increasing rapidly.
05/12/2008 CHINA – UNITED STATES
Beijing and Washington make many commitments, take few decisions, wait for Obama
The two sides agree to inject US$ 20 billion in trade with developing countries. They slam protectionism and make joint statements of principle. Beijing hopes dialogue with the United States will continue, but experts wonder what Obama will do.
Japanese exports tumble, trade deficit grows
Exports to the United States and Europe in free fall, but also in Asia. Automobiles and electronics the sectors hardest hit, Toyota forecasts first loss in 71 years. The government approves new aid for families and businesses.
28/04/2009 JAPAN - CHINA
Japanese prime minister flies to China tomorrow, to discuss economy, swine flu
Talks are also scheduled to cover the North Korean nuclear issue, but especially the search for joint measures against the economic crisis. Beijing has decided to "overlook" Taro Aso's visit in recent days to the Yasukuni temple, where some of the dead commemorated are war criminals.
21/02/2009 CHINA - UNITED STATES
Charter 08 activists arrested, silenced ahead of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing
They have been forbidden to leave their homes, or to meet with any representative of the United States. In Clinton's talks with the Chinese, human rights have been addressed only in passing. Yang Jieshi: we agree about discussing human rights, but without interfering in each other's domestic affairs.
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