Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    CPI Concerns

    Jan 25, 11 • 345 Views • 1 Comment

    Should we care if China has a 5.1% annual inflation rate?  A little. The International Herald Tribune tells us that just 1/4 to 2/5 of the price we pay in the U.S. for an imported item reflects the cost of the good. Other slices of the price pie such as...  [read more]

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    Chinese Roads

    Jan 15, 11 • 236 Views • No Comments

    Just 2 Chinese road stories today: Charged with evading $556,000 in tolls, a Chinese truck driver was sentenced to life in prison and a $300,000 fine. The Chinese provincial court that convicted him said that for 8 months, he used false military documents to...  [read more]

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    Solar Panel Comments

    Jan 11, 11 • 213 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes there’s much more behind a solar panel than you would expect. Solar energy was in the news because the U.S. Congress, hoping to support U.S. production, has prohibited the Department of Defense from buying Chinese made solar technology. And...  [read more]

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    Different Kinds of Capitalism

    Dec 29, 10 • 290 Views • No Comments

    How much does Chinese capitalism resemble U.S. capitalism? In a New Yorker article, journalist John Cassidy suggests that China’s combination of authoritarianism and capitalism is somewhat similar to our own history. Reminding us of our...  [read more]

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    Made in China?

    Dec 26, 10 • 401 Views • No Comments

    True or false? Is Apple’s iPhone made in China? The answer is true and false. True. According to U.S. trade statistics, the iPhone is made in China. Consequently, the iPhone is recorded as a minus for us and a plus for China. It added to our trade...  [read more]