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Why is it a problem if China is exporting "too many clean-energy goods"?

(Not sure if this should be on the Politics SE, but I'm looking for an Economics-based answer, since the political answer seems obvious enough.) Source In China over the past few days, [US Treasury ...
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Why did Newton choose to devalue silve with respect to gold and (effectively) create the gold standard?

This is a question of economic history, specifically about one specific event that caused the British to adopt the gold standard. Reading about the gold standard one often encounters statements like ...
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Why does the Rocket Internet purposefully abandon the market of China?

I am studying a very interesting entrepreneurial case: Rocket Internet, and one thing that confuses me is that they do business outside the U.S.A. and China. “We identify and build proven Internet ...
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Why do some news say China’s economy is bad yet still predicting its 2023 growth to be around 5 per cent?

I saw many news articles saying the Chinese economy is not in a good state, e.g. Banks cut 2023 GDP growth forecast from around 5.5 to 5. If the US economy grows by 5% it will be regarded as a “...
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China interest rates

"the PBoC said it would keep interest rates below the nominal GDP growth rate as a way of maintaining debt sustainability. But this only makes debt "sustainable" by implicitly ...
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Can China do well without investments?

The Chinese stock market has be plunging amid fear that the Chinese government will not allow Chinese companies to freely distribute their earnings. For example by forcing them to invest for “common ...
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Can US & Europe stop all chips supply to Russia & China? [closed]

Modern economy is built on semiconductor West holds all the key component of this sector, so instead of fighting a war with china & russia, can they just cut the whole supply of chips and other ...
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Impact of China and European Union on Canadian Inflation

I'm currently working on a project where I'm trying to determine the impact of the European Union and China on the Canadian economy, specifically, the inflation and policy rates for the next 2-3 years....
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Why is the Chinese stock market weak while its economy is strong?

China's economy has had a decent growth rate even post-2008 however, the stock market indices appear to be weak and stuck at more or less the same level since long time as shown below for Shanghai, ...
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What would happen if China were to suddenly stop all trade with the US?

What would happen if China were to suddenly stop all trade with the US (for political reasons)? Have any respectable economists made any predictions about the consequences of such a move for the ...
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Globalization potential of semiconductor foundries such as UMC

Semiconductor foundries like the UMC in Taiwan has expanded into China, Singapore and Japan. What is better for the company? globalization or localization? I don't really understand the movotation of ...
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Has Evergrande defaulted or not?

so many news headlines harbinger evergrande's default! today, dec 9 2021, bloomberg reports Evergrande Declared in Default as Huge Restructuring Looms. but scroll down! Even Fitch has struggled to ...
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Can economic models predict China overtaking the United States?

I recently read an article about China's economic progress: Chinese economy to overtake US 'by 2028' due to Covid Can models and simulations based on economic data predict when China's economy will ...
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China: defined benefit and defined contribution pensions

DB means defined benefit pension plan. DC means defined contribution pension plan. What is the DB and DC mix for employees of private employers in China? Is the trend away from DB and towards DC? ...
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How has the Chinese freight industry developed during last year?

The last year has been filled with so many unfamiliar circumstances such as Covid-19, and now with the rising tensions as well, I'm wondering how the Chinese freight industry is developing during ...
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Why has China's integration into the global economy caused it to slow it's output?

In the following passage, what does it mean to be integrated into the economy and why does this mean that now China and India are integrated into the economy that their output has slowed down? In the ...
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Why would China's housing be in a bubble?

This popular video on YouTube, "China's Reckoning: Housing Crisis", suggests that the housing market in China is in a bubble, because the vacancy rate is very high. However, it also ...
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Why does lowering the value of yuan against the USD disadvantage the US and benefit China

In this article : https://www.epi.org/blog/trumps-china-tariff-confusion-it-wont-solve-chronic-trade-deficits/ they claim that depreciating the value of the yuan to the USD bolstered China’s economy. ...
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What are the household holdings of financial products in China?

What are the household holdings of financial products in China? It seems to be generally accepted that real estate is the most popular savings product for households in China and perhaps it is also ...
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Why would governments sell bonds when the economy is in recovery? [closed]

China confident of meeting 2020 fiscal targets, CGTN, 7 August 2020. The article states that China is selling "special government bonds". Why do this? Especially when economy is just ...
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Does China issue treasury bonds too?

The USA is issuing a lot of treasury bonds and investors are buying it. But does China issue such bonds too? If yes, then how many such bonds did they issued and who are the largest owners of those ...
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How many cars do Chinese brands produce outside China?

Some Chinese car manufacturers have factories outside China. For example FAW produces trucks in South Africa. How many cars do Chinese brands manufacture in factories outside China? Say for example in ...
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Why couldn't India grow its economy as fast as China did?

I was listening to this debate on India vs China. Professor Dr. Kishore Mahbubani posed this question (watch from 17:21). Let us see the following graph: India has a population comparable to China. ...
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What were "scissors prices" (China, 1950s)?

Chan (2018) writes: Implementing such a strategy, the state siphoned off resources in the rural sector for capital accumulation in industry through the well-known process of "scissors prices". ...
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Why is the Australian dollar, often viewed by traders as a proxy for the Chinese economy?

The Australian dollar, often viewed by traders as a proxy for the Chinese economy, gained 0.3 per cent against its US counterpart. From: S&P 500 hits one-month high on renewed trade hopes (...
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Who paid the bill for cheap Chinese exports?

We have all enjoyed the flow of cheap Chinese imported goods, whether in the shops, or online. The shipping costs from China have always seemed very low. Now I see this note: Got notification today ...
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Implications for currencies pegged to USD of Chinese devaluation? [closed]

I get the general implications that exist for both US-Chinese exports/imports. However, considering that some currencies are pegged to the USD, would there be any effect and if so what? Thanks
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The range of subsidies that underpin China’s economic model

I was watching the news the other day and the reporter said that America was complaining about "the range of subsidies that underpin China’s economic model". What exactly are those subsidies?
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Chinese tarriffs (pre-tradewar)

I am trying to understand to what degree tariffs (or other restrictions like quotas) were the cause of the trade imbalances between the US and China. One might imagine that it was simply a matter of ...
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Why Chinese GDP does not correspond to Chinese GDP growth rate?

Hi all. According to google we have: China GDP 2017=12.24 trillion USD China GDP 2016=11.19 trillion USD Therefore China GDP 2017 growth rate=(12.24-11.19)/11.19=0.0938 that is approximately 9.4% ...
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Where can I find the statistics of import crude oil to China?

Is there any website that shows statistics of import crude oil and commodities to China daily or monthly?
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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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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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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 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 ...
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Why does China buy so much U.S. Treasury debt?

What is the reason that China buys so much US debt in form of Treasuries? How does this help the Chinese economy? It seems they are willing to give money to USA so USA economy can function better (...
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