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Chinese living in its towns and cities now outnumber those in the countryside, making China a predominantly urban nation for the first time in its civilization.
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Geithner in China for Iran sanctions talks

AFP 1/10/2012 3:20:00 PM
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for talks focused on sanctions against Tehran as China warned of disastrous consequences if the Iranian nuclear row escalated.

Geithner to Seek China’s Support on Iran Sanctions While Pressing on Yuan - Bloomberg

China defends Iran oil trade despite U.S. push - Reuters

Treasury Secretary appeals to China over Iran - Reuters

Summary Box: Geithner presses Beijing

AP 1/11/2012 4:09:00 PM
STICKING POINT: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Chinese leaders pledged Wednesday to build economic ties but Beijing gave no sign it would relent in its opposition to American sanctions on Iran's oil industry.

Treasury Secretary Geithner appeals to China over Iran - Reuters

Geithner presses Beijing on Iran, currency - AP

Geithner in Beijing, faces uphill struggle on Iran - AP

China inflation eases to 15-month low, policy easing eyed

Reuters 1/12/2012 4:21:04 AM
China's annual inflation rate eased to its lowest in 15 months in December, giving the government more room to tilt economic policy towards supporting growth as evidence mounts of faltering demand for Chinese goods home and abroad.

China Stocks Fall as Earnings Slump Overshadows Easing Inflation - Bloomberg

China inflation eases to 15-month low - Reuters

China’s Stocks Rise on Speculation Easing Inflation Allows Policy Easing - Bloomberg

Copper Imports by China at Record on Re-Stocking, Trade Financing Demand

Bloomberg 1/10/2012 7:04:02 AM
Copper imports by China surged to a record in December, narrowing the first annual drop since 2008, as pre-holiday stockpiling and financing needs spurred buying amid low domestic inventories in the world’s largest consumer.

China Trade Triggers $115 Billion Australia Ports, Railway Boom: Freight - Bloomberg

Analysis: China's trade surplus fades but imbalances persist - Reuters

China's trade weakens; December surplus $16.5B - AP

Goldman Sachs: China H-Shares to Rise 17%

Bloomberg 1/11/2012 7:52:04 AM
Chinese stocks listed in Hong Kong may rise about 17 percent by the end of the year as China’s government relaxes monetary policies, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)

Goldman Sachs Targets China’s H-Shares to Rise 17% Amid Monetary Easing - Bloomberg

China top military paper warns U.S. aims to contain rise - Reuters

Esprit Rises Most in Three Months After Naming New Design Chief From Puma - Bloomberg

China May Be Allied With U.S. in Preferring Ma Victory in Taiwan Election

Bloomberg 1/11/2012 4:00:00 PM
China and the U.S., at loggerheads over everything from trade to human rights, have a common interest in the outcome of this week’s Taiwan presidential election: a victory by President Ma Ying-jeou.

Taiwan Inc. Backs Ma Re-Election in Push for China Business - Bloomberg

Taiwan businessmen head home from China to vote - AFP

Taiwan Inc. Backs Ma Re-Election as China Lure Mutes Declarations for Tsai - Bloomberg

China’s Stocks Drop for First Time in 4 Days Before Inflation Data Release

Bloomberg 1/11/2012 8:08:02 AM
China’s stocks fell, halting the benchmark index’s biggest three-day gain since 2010, on concern inflation will hamper the government’s ability to ease monetary policies to spur growth.

China Stocks Rise Most in 3 Months on Loan, Money Data - Bloomberg

Korea’s Incheon Airport Considers $3 Billion Resort to Lure China Tourists

Bloomberg 1/11/2012 1:22:05 AM
Incheon International Airport Corp., operator of South Korea’s busiest gateway, is close to approving plans for a $3 billion resort to help lure more Chinese tourists.

Incheon Airport May Add $3 Billion Resort on China Tourism - Bloomberg

China spends another $10 billion on water project - AP

Headlines updated: 1/11/2012 10:34:39 PM
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WSJ China Speeds Up Foreign Investor Approvals

China accelerated approvals for foreign firms to invest in its domestic capital markets in December, taking another step forward in its campaign to inject much-needed confidence into a sagging domestic stock market.

WSJ R&D; Moves to Asia

The U.S. is rapidly losing high-technology jobs as American companies expand their research-and-development labs in China and elsewhere in Asia.

WSJ Beijing Takes On U.S. Envoy Over Rights

China sharply criticized comments by the U.S. ambassador to Beijing that China's human-rights record is deteriorating, adding to tensions between the two nations ahead of a sensitive visit by China's likely next president.

AP China says government to be more open

China says it will be more open about the often secretive workings of the government and ruling Communist Party.

WSJ China Property Prices Fall

China property prices fell for a third month after developers cut prices to boost sales and as Beijing seeks to cool the property market.

WSJ China Turns Predominantly Urban

Chinese living in its towns and cities now outnumber those in the countryside, making China a predominantly urban nation for the first time in its civilization.

WSJ China's Growth Slows

China posted GDP growth of 8.9% in the last quarter of 2011, compared with a year earlier, a higher-than-expected number but one that nevertheless showed the world's fastest engine of growth is downshifting.

Reuters China home prices fall for 3rd straight month

China's new home prices fell in December from November, a third straight month of declines, and analysts expect prices will fall further as Beijing sticks to its tightening campaign against the once-hot real estate market.

Bloomberg China’s Stocks Swing Between Gains, Losses; Brokerages Rise as Banks Fall

China’s stocks swung between gains and losses. Brokerages advanced on speculation the government will support equities, while energy producers and banks declined. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.1 percent to 2,295.31 at 10:16 a.m. after rising as much as 0.6 percent earlier.

Bloomberg China’s Stocks Advance for Second Day on Speculation of Government Support

China’s stocks rose, extending the benchmark index’s biggest gain since October 2009, as speculation grew that the government will ease monetary policy and support equities.

AP World Bank warns of global growth slowdown

The World Bank has warned of an impending global economic slowdown, sharply cutting its growth forecast and cautioning developing countries to prepare for shocks.
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