» 02/14/2012, 00.00
CHINA – UNITED STATES
Xi Jinping in the United States, stability above all
Citing his predecessors, China’s vice president calls on Washington to “properly and discreetly handle the issues concerning the core interests of China”, i.e. human rights and religious freedom. He goes on to criticises US naval exercises in the Pacific, saying it is not what countries in the region want to see. Meanwhile, European leaders are in Beijing to ask for economic help.
Chinese growth slowing down again in May, Wen Jiabao voices concerns
The growth in manufacturing activity is slowing down because of the European debt crisis and government measures to rein in the real estate boom. In Tokyo, Chinese PM Wen warns against the dangers of a second slump, but believes China is on track.
03/04/2006 CHINA - EUROPEAN UNION UNITED STATES - AUSTRALIA
Looming trade war between China, US and EU
The EU has imposed import tariffs on Chinese shoes while together with the US it is appealing to WTO against Chinese tariffs on car parts. Meanwhile, China will acquire 20,000 tons per year of uranium from Australia.
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.
20/11/2007 CHINA – EUROPEAN UNION
Strong Euro lowers trade with Beijing
The European Union has registered a deficit of 135 billion dollars in 12 months (+46%). Experts: cause lies in the changes tastes of the Chinese markets (more consumer goods less machinery) but also by the appreciation of the Euro compared to the Yuan and dollar. Now Europe is urging the re-evaluation of the Yuan.
2005 record year for China trade
The trade surplus tripled, reaching more than 100 billion US dollars. The data, released yesterday, will fuel calls for a revaluation of the yuan. But government economic bodies exclude this option to maintain high economic growth.
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