About 40 percent of that can be defined as aid, based on the parameters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to Bradley Parks, AidData’s executive director. During the same period, the United States provided $106.7 billion of aid, according to the group. Most of the Chinese money comes in the form of…
Trade headlines have kept investors on tenterhooks in recent weeks and left stock markets on Wall Street and across much of the world down. Not in China though. The benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indexes hit their lows for the year on Oct. 18 after China’s government reported that the country’s economy grew at its…
Good Thursday. Want this by email? Sign up here. America is pushing China around on trade. It might work. The Trump administration is using the current trade truce with China to flex its diplomatic muscles in a bid to get its own way. So far, it looks like the strategy may be succeeding. The U.S.…
HONG KONG — The growing tensions over trade between the United States and China temporarily eased after a meeting between President Trump and China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, earlier this month. But at the same time distrust between the two countries, and now Canada, has escalated over the detentions of a leading Chinese executive in…
To be sure, the United States has often been willing to mix issues of justice to achieve other ends, such as swapping captured spies with other nations. The Iran nuclear deal offers another example. As part of the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, Iran released five American prisoners and Mr. Obama freed seven Iranian…
Mr. Ye Goes to Washington Ye Jianming’s early efforts to break into the Washington power broker scene didn’t always pan out. Five years ago, CEFC approached Bobby Ray Inman, a retired admiral and national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, about setting up a joint venture, Mr. Inman said in an interview. The company promised…
Good Wednesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) As China softens on trade, U.S. plays hardball ... The Trump administration, believing Beijing will struggle to change its trade stance, plans to hammer home the idea that it is interested only in strong commitments. China has begun to make good on some…
A two-year legal battle between Apple and its chip supplier, Qualcomm, reached a new level of contention on Monday when Qualcomm said a Chinese court had ordered Apple to stop selling older iPhone models in China. The court ruling is the latest turn in the two companies’ fight over Apple’s use of Qualcomm technology in…
Days after the Canadian authorities arrested one of China’s leading technology executives at the behest of Washington, Cisco warned some employees that China might return the favor. In an email with the subject line “Travel Restriction to China,” the Silicon Valley networking giant cautioned employees against nonessential travel to China “due to recent events.” Cisco…
BEIJING — The arrest of one of China’s leading tech executives by the Canadian police for extradition to the United States has unleashed a combustible torrent of outrage and alarm among affluent and influential Chinese, posing a delicate political test for President Xi Jinping and his grip on the loyalty of the nation’s elite. The…