The Prime Minister is leading the largest ever trade delegation to China. But what value do these junkets really deliver?
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Thursday 01 December 2011
In 1997, David Brooks and William Kristol, then as now America's leading conservative columnists, wrote a seminal article in The Wall Street Journal calling for a politics of national greatness. "The left has always blamed America first," they wrote. "Conservatives once deplored this. They defended America. And when they sought to improve America, they did so by recalling Americans to their highest principles, and by calling them forward to a grand destiny. What is missing from today's conservatism is the appeal to American greatness."
Thursday 10 November 2011
Chinese industrial output grew at its weakest annual pace in a year in October and inflation fell sharply, raising expectations Beijing will do more to support economic growth by "fine tuning" policy.
Monday 31 October 2011
A growing number of UK retailers have started in recent months to pay their Chinese suppliers in renminbi, which can help them to deliver cost savings of about five per cent, according to Barclays Capital.
Wednesday 19 October 2011
The Chinese economy, increasingly seen as the saviour of global economic well-being, grew by a less-than-expected 9.1 per cent in the third quarter, prompting fears that the world's second-largest economy may badly affected by the effects of slowdown in the US and Europe's debt crisis. Gross domestic product grew by 9.1 per cent in the three months to 30 September from a year earlier, down from 9.5 per cent in the previous quarter.
Friday 02 September 2011
20 people have been injured after thousands flocked to see the annual tidal surge in east China's Zhejiang province.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
A group of 22 miners have been rescued after a week in an illegal Chinese pit.
Thursday 25 August 2011
China has executed a lorry driver for killing an ethnic Mongol herder in a case that sparked Inner Mongolia's largest demonstrations in 20 years.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Twenty-six miners have been trapped for two days in a flooded coal mine in north east China and it could take several more days for rescuers to pump the shaft clear, state media reported today.
Monday 22 August 2011
Hail stones the size of rice bowls rain down on cars and smash their windows.
Friday 19 August 2011
A two minute on court punch-up has marred an international goodwill basketball game on a US state visit to China.
Friday 19 August 2011
China's Lenovo, the world's No 3 PC brand, has joined rivals in flagging up its concerns about the weak global economy and eurozone debt crisis, overshadowing a doubling in first-quarter profits to $109m (£66m).
Tuesday 16 August 2011
China and the US have been flexing their military muscle, showing off their aircraft carriers in the South China Sea.
Monday 08 August 2011
Economic Outlook: The US budgetary position is a mess – in much the same way that the Pope is Catholic and bears do their business in the woods. The downgrade by S&P, the ratings agency, merely confirms what everyone already knew. The symbolism, however, is mightily important.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Monday 01 August 2011
Police shot dead four people yesterday in the far north-west of China, bringing to 11 the death toll in a weekend of violence in one of the country's most troubled ethnic regions.
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