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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the... Full Story

Thailand: China Cancels Rice Deal Amid Graft Probe

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

A Chinese state company, Pei Ta Huang, terminated a contract to buy 1.2 million tons of rice out of concern it would run into problems due to an investigation by Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission. Full Story

Chinese Official: Soil Pollution Hurts Farming

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Farmers already are prohibited from raising crops for human consumption in areas across China that are deemed too badly polluted. But tainted rice and other crops have made their way into the food supply. Full Story

China Rejects 545,000 Tons Of Corn From US

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

In a statement, the agency called on U.S. authorities to strengthen controls on corn exports to ensure unapproved strains are not sent to China. Full Story

Indictments Allege Conspiracy To Steal Corn Seed

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

The indictment alleges the men conspired to steal patented seed developed by DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto and ship it to China. Full Story

China Promises To Promote US Beef Imports

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Beijing banned U.S. beef in 2003 due to fears of mad cow disease. It has promised in recent years to ease those restrictions but effectively maintained its ban. Full Story

Chinese Nationals Charged With Conspiring to Steal U.S. Patented Seed Corn

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday. Full Story

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks

posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks
The Commerce Department reported this week that America’s cavernous trade deficit narrowed in October to $40.6 billion. That’s down 5.4 percent from September and the improvement beat preliminary estimates. Full Story

Smog Blankets Chinese Cities As Carbon Emissions Drop in U.S.

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Smog Blankets Chinese Cities As Carbon Emissions Drop in U.S.
Chinese cities are being blanketed by smog caused by coal-fired heaters and U.S. Department of Energy officials say U.S. carbon emissions were reduced by 3.8 percent in 2012 Full Story

Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Remains

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Remains
The deal approved late Wednesday by Congress, and signed into law by President Obama reopens the federal government through Jan. 15 and permits the Treasury to add to America’s cavernous 16.7 trillion debt – but only through Feb. 7. Full Story

Keystone Pipeline Progress Moves Market

posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Reports said that Transcanada is close to completing work on the southern portion of its Keystone pipeline expansion. That could mean as much as 700,000 barrels a day moving out of Cushing, Oklahoma, the pricing point for U.S. benchmark oil. The... Full Story

Smithfield Shareholders Approve Shuanghui Deal

posted on September 26, 2013 at 5:01 PM

The deal, which is expected to close Thursday, will be the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, valued at about $7.1 billion including debt Full Story

Big shareholder concedes on Smithfield deal

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s largest shareholder says it will vote in favor of a proposed takeover by a Chinese meat producer after failing to find an alternative bidder. Full Story

WTO Backs US In Chicken Trade Dispute With China

posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM

The chicken dispute is part of a larger strain in trade relations between the world's two largest economies. Full Story

China's Economic Growth Slows More As Trade Slumps

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Despite the slowdown, communist leaders have expressed determination to stick to their plans, which would impose short-term pain in exchange for sustained, stable growth later. Full Story
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