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  • Dohmen: 'Soft Landing' in China? No Way! Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 12:24 PM ET
    China

    The overwhelming majority opinion is that a communist government can accomplish what no other country has ever done, namely engineer a soft landing from the bursting of an immense, speculative, credit bubble. I have a different view.

  • Hu Jintao, China's president (L) and Wen Jiabao, China's prime minister (R) and Wu Bangguo, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC), attend the National Party Congress in 2011.

    China has loosened bank lending in response to its ongoing slowdown. But the old trick of turning up the monetary spigot merely delays the needed structural reforms and leaves a bigger inflation legacy. Instead, the country needs to lower taxes and improve competitiveness, says Andy Xie.

  • Global Economy Rebalancing: One Step Closer Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 4:12 AM ET
    Chinese yuan coins on China's flag

    The one step closer I refer to is the announcement from the People’s Bank of China this weekend that it was widening the trading range in which the yuan could fluctuate against the US dollar, from 0.5 percent to 1 percent.

  • Chinese Set Course for Foreign Universities Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 12:24 AM ET

    Chinese students are increasingly heading to western universities for both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

  • Two Cheers for China’s Rebalancing: Martin Wolf Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 7:45 PM ET
    Trade

    China’s economy is changing. Indeed, it has to change, as I argued two weeks ago (“How to blow away China’s gathering storm clouds”, 20 March 2012). The good news is the scale of the external rebalancing. The bad news is that this is at the cost of larger internal imbalances.

  • Why Slowdown in China Could Actually Help US Economy Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
    Bull statue symbolizing the stock market on the Bund, Shanghai, China.

    A contraction in Chinese manufacturing has sparked fears of a hard landing in that country and an overall global slowdown. But that actually could prove a positive for U.S. economic growth.

  • The Stimulating, Provocative World of 2050 Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    World in Hand

    The next four decades will be full of the unexpected, since we live in an era of particularly rapid change. But Megachange is something to be embraced, not feared. Here's why.

  • Vegetable market in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China

    Despite China’s inflation rate hitting a 20-month low in February sparking talk of further monetary easing, some analysts don’t expect Beijing to aggressively boost growth as rising prices are still a threat.

  • China to Set Path for More Growth: Author Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 6:09 AM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    China will unveil a host of new policies aimed at boosting growth in the next few weeks as the country tries to stimulate investment, according to James Kynge, author of the international bestseller "China Shakes the World".

  • China Stocks to Outperform in 2012: Strategist Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 12:51 AM ET

    After spending most of 2011 in negative territory, Chinese stocks have the biggest upside potential, according to Cedric Ma, Senior Investment Strategist at Convoy Asset Management.

  • Next Big Financial Crisis Will Be Made in China Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 8:19 PM ET
    A lone Chinese investor talks on the phone as he monitors his stock prices at a security firm in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.

    The next big global financial crisis will emanate from China. That is not a firm prediction. But few countries have avoided crises after financial liberalization and global integration. Would China be different? Only if Chinese policymakers retain their caution, says the FT's Martin Wolf.

  • Politics Cushion China's Economic Hard Landing Risks Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 7:26 PM ET
    Chinese President Hu Jintao talks with Vice President Xi Jinping at China's Parliament in Beijing, China.

    The politics of China's need for a smooth leadership succession this year provide the best protection against a hard economic landing, regardless of stuttering exports, faltering capital flows, local government debts and lingering inflation risks.

  • Blueprint for China to Open Up Markets Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 6:19 PM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, its central bank said, in a report outlining the path to a freely tradable currency and more open capital markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Chinese central bank's move to boost economic growth by cutting the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 50 basis points over the weekend, for the second time in almost three months, is part of its "fine-tuning" of monetary policy, say analysts who expect more such easing in 2012.

  • Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    China's central bank warned in its quarterly monetary policy report that the country still needs to be on guard for inflation, but analysts say, further monetary easing is on the cards, which could boost equity markets this year.

  • China January Inflation at 3-Month High of 4.5% Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 9:13 PM ET

    China's annual inflation rate accelerated to 4.5 percent in January, well ahead of market expectations and breaking a five-month trend of easing price pressures as consumers ramped up spending during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday season.

  • The laws of probability dictate that the longer China delays a widely-expected cut to the required reserve ratio (RRR) for its banks, the more likely it is to come.

  • After the U.S. and Europe, China's economy is going to be next in line for a major credit crisis and Chinese policymakers must allow a hard landing to "cleanse" the economy, Bill Smead, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Smead Capital Management told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Does Asia's PMI Data Signal a Rebound? Sunday, 8 Jan 2012 | 5:53 PM ET

    Purchasing managers indexes (PMI) for China and India released in the past week, showed that both economies experienced a rebound in the manufacturing and services sectors in December, but according to a number of analysts, it's too premature to call a turning point for the two countries or the broader Asian region.

  • Will Asian Equities Rebound in 2012 After Tough Year? Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 10:37 PM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at the stock exchange in Shanghai, China.

    The risks from Europe's debt crisis and a global slowdown have left investors in Asia reeling in 2011, but analysts tell CNBC, Asian equities will outperform and push global markets higher in 2012 because of further policy easing and better valuations.