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  • China Fake Data to Skew More Export Numbers

    China’s data distortions will muddy analysis of the nation’s trade until at least June, making it harder to assess the strength of the world’s biggest exporter and second-largest economy.

  • China Exports Unexpectedly Fell in March

    China’s exports and imports unexpectedly fell in March as Premier Li Keqiang said the nation will roll out more policies to support growth while avoiding stronger stimulus.

  • Deutsche Bank’s Ma Joins PBOC to Aid Drive to Change Economy

    Deutsche Bank AG economist Ma Jun said he’s joining the People’s Bank of China to get involved in economic changes that he expects will be “very aggressive.”

  • Snoozing Staff at Yiwu Show China Exports Sputtering

    Back in 2008, Sun Qiuliang’s company generated about $1.6 million selling flashlights in the Chinese trade hub of Yiwu. This year, business has almost dried up.

  • China Leverage Seen Rising Through 2016

    China’s debt is poised to keep expanding faster than the economy through at least 2016, testing the limits of a credit-driven growth model that’s already exceeded the imbalances in Japan before its lost decade.

  • China’s Urbanization Loses Momentum as Growth Slows

    The pace of migration of rural Chinese to cities, a dynamic hailed by Premier Li Keqiang as key to the nation’s development, is set to slow by a third in coming years, deepening economic-growth concerns.

  • China Export Prowess Wanes in U.S., Europe

    The Made in China label is losing traction with its two biggest customers. After three decades of gains, China’s share of U.S. imports has plateaued and in Europe it’s in decline.

  • China Stimulus Decision Looms as Investment Slows

    China’s weakest start to a year for investment growth since 2001 and unexpectedly slow industrial production add pressure for economic stimulus, just as Premier Li Keqiang signals he wants to avoid such a move.

  • China Attack Gives Xi Impetus to Tighten Grip on Security

    China’s Communist leader Xi Jinping, already emerging more powerful than his predecessor, has fresh impetus to tighten his hold on domestic security after an outcry over a knife attack on civilians three days ago.

  • China’s Subsidies End Prompts Forecasts for Slower Growth

    Chinese carmaker BYD Co. may be getting some bad news as it prepares to start selling in the U.S. next year. A planned reduction in government subsidies and a phase-out of interest-rate controls threaten to raise costs for it and thousands of companies across China.

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