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China approval for US company acquisition

Why does China has to give approval to two US companies merging together? There have been quite a few examples in the last time, as UTC & Rockwell Collins as well as Qualcomm acquiring NXP ...
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How is currency depreciation related to import tariffs?

In the news today they were talking about how the US is "threatening to increase proposed tariffs on Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent." One of the reasons they gave for this was that ...
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Do Chinese tariffs on American goods make them more expensive to American consumers?

This CNN article seems to imply that Chinese tariffs on American goods will make them more expensive to American consumers. Is this true? I did think that tariffs by your own country on imported ...
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Are US-branded products manufactured in China considered Chinese?

Many US-branded products like Apple's are manufactured in China. Are these products considered Chinese when they are imported back to US? And are they thus subject to tariffs?
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With adoption of CNH, will China stop buying US Treasury securities?

From what I've been reading, China's been using much of the USD it gets from selling exports, to buy US bonds. With China recently loosening its grip on the renminbi in order to make it an ...
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When can we expect China to become a developed country?

China has the 2nd largest GDP in the world and also has a high GDP growth rate. According to Richard Lynn's IQ and Global Inequality, the Chinese have a mean IQ of 105, which is one of the highest in ...
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What does China do with the USD it gets from its trade surplus?

The US has trade deficits with China amounting to several hundred billion dollars each and every year. This means annually there is several hundred billion USD flowing into Chinese hands. These ...
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Trade in services between the US and China

International trade consists of both goods and services, yet in the case of US-China trade for some reason both the media and official government releases only seem to quote the goods component. So ...
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How can China shield its public from the effects of a trade war?

I found an interesting read in the NYTimes today. It read: The Chinese government also has much greater control over the economy, allowing it to shield the public from job cuts or factory closings ...
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China: sectoral data

I'm looking for economic data on China's main sectors (output, factor prices etc). I haven't really seen anything with a long sample -- with the possible exception of Cheremukhin/Golosov/Guriev/...
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Why China credit rating is smaller than Australia or Canada?

According to the Standard and Poor's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating China credit ranking is A+, while Canada and Australia is AAA. How is that possible if it's ...
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Why are imported Chinese products in India cheaper than those locally produced?

Why an imported Chinese product in India is cheaper compared to a locally manufactured item?
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China GDP Data - Base year

I had been searching for the GDP data of China and finally found it here. The dataset gives the log real GDP data from 1992 (annual, quarterly and monthly). It doesn't specify the base year of the ...
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If Germany is the largest exporter, why do Chinese products pervade the the US market?

Despite Germany being the third larger exporter in the world, I have not once seen German products on online retail sites such as Amazon.com, NewEgg, BestBuy, or any retailer in the US really. Why is ...
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How is it possible that shipping of eBay items from China to US is 'free'?

How is it possible that Chinese vendors are able to ship a small / light $3 part to a doorstep in the US for free? When shipping items the opposite way via USPS it is often greater than the cost of ...
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Confusion regarding debt to GDP ratio

While looking at debt to GDP ratio of various countries, I had difficulty with different figures on different websites. Look at this which shows China's debt to GDP ratio as 43.9%: http://www....
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What would happen if China called in its debt?

I was talking with a friend of mine the other day about Trump putting the 35% tax on all overseas manufacturing. Couldn't this hurt those countries that have plants where US manufacturing comes from? ...
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Understanding the complex relationship between macro and micro economic factor: Job shift

As the world knows plenty of manufacturing jobs shifted from various countries to China. This macroeconomic trend of consolidating manufacturing jobs in China has been going on for past 30 years. ...
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Does China subsidize its exports?

And if so, to what extent? Also, how does the extent of China's subsidies compare internationally? (I understand this is a broad question but I can imagine that some economists somewhere have come ...
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Effect on GINI of eliminating poverty in China

China eliminated extreme urban poverty this year and is on schedule to eliminate it in the rest of the country by the end of 2020. How do I calculate the approximate impact of this change for China'...
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Renminbi demand and CNY rates

I read something similar to here, http://www.businessinsider.com/onshore-and-offshore-renminbi-2014-2?IR=T, paragraph 6, that demand for renminbi drives down cny bond market? I can understand how ...