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  • Send the Ultimate Message to China Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    A number of people, myself included, have looked to Ronald Reagan’s Cold War triumph over the Soviet Union as a possible solution to Red China’s rising arrogance. Times are different today. But Reagan argued forcefully that domestic economic growth is the best weapon against foreign threats.

  • China, Revolution—and Food Price Shocks Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
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    If you were forced to choose a single word in which to encapsulate the collective obsessions of China's ruling elite you could do worse than to pick this one: Stability.

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    It's been a big week in Washington since Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived. Congressional members have not been afraid to speak their minds when it comes to China's economic, monetary and domestic policies.

  • Asia Lower on Further China Tightening Fears Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks finished mostly lower on Friday on concerns over further tightening measures by China after the latest growth figures released on Thursday showed the economy continuing to power ahead.

  • China's President Meets with Top Business Leaders Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 6:31 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

  • Farr: Hu’s On First! Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 3:42 PM ET
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    Chinese President Hu Jintao is in Washington this week meeting with President Obama and members of Congress. While the meetings are reportedly cordial, there isn’t much agreement economically. No surprise.

  • Morici: Slow Growth and High Unemployment to Persist Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 11:58 AM ET

    The outlook for GDP growth is better, but hardly exceptional, through the first half of 2011—something in the range of 3.3 percent through mid-2011. Inflation will remain below 2.5 percent and unemployment will remain at or above 9 percent into 2012.

  • Asia Ends Down, Investors Digest China Data Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 5:15 AM ET

    Asian stocks finished lower with substantial declines for Chinese shares on worries stronger than expected growth could lead to tighter monetary policy.

  • Obama Approval Rating Jumps After Tax Deal, Tucson Speech Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 6:33 PM ET
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    President Obama, strengthened by his adjustment to GOP gains and his response to the Tucson shootings, saw his approval rating rebound to 53% from 45%, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Chinese President Hu Jintao Kicks Off US Visit Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 6:32 PM ET

    This is a transcript of top stories presented by China's CCTV Business Channel as produced by CNBC Asia Pacific.

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    In its own way, China is the biggest supporter of the call to "Buy American, Hire American." China is our third-largest market, buying about $90 billion worth of our goods last year and supporting an untold number of American jobs.

  • Currency Wars 'Side Show' at China Summit: Market Pro Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 2:03 PM ET

    As Chinese President Hu meets with U.S. lawmakers, the valuation of the yuan is a "side show" next to getting better treatment for U.S. businesses in China, James Rickards, sr. managing director at Tangent Capital, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • In honor of the visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House today, we bring you the US-Sino Currency Rap Battle.body of the text here

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    Here's one topic not likely to come up for discussion between President Obama and Chinese president Hu Jintao: 'death vans'.

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    A few years ago, I spent the long weekend over MLK studiously avoiding doing either the conservative thing—celebrating our country’s dedication to equality and color-blindness—or the progressive thing—celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans.

  • Point: The 'Chinese Mother' Who Won't Go Away Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    I'd like to keep this short—because I've tried very hard not to write about it at all. But the story just won't die.

  • Jintao or Obama: Who'll Come Out on Top? Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Asia Ends Mostly Higher; Techs Outperform Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian stocks opened mostly higher Wednesday, after gains on Wall Street, buoyed by robust earnings for Apple whose stock climbed in extended trade and after target price hikes for Google lifted Wall Street.

  • Buy Food, China Is Hungry: Analysts Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 3:49 AM ET

    Chinese demand, the weather and political risks will lead to a very volatile year for soft commodities' prices, analysts at Swiss bank Sarasin wrote in a research note Wednesday.

  • Shanghai's 'Side-Ways' Movement to Stay for A Bit: Charts Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 2:12 AM ET
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    The Shanghai Composite Index shows no distinct bias upwards or downwards so traders and investors can expect of prolonged period of sideways movements with short term trading opportunities.