China’s Spending on Green Energy Is Causing a Global Glut

Listen to article (1 minute) China’s newest solar-energy manufacturers include a dairy farmer and a toy maker. The new entrants are examples of a green-energy spending binge in China that is fueling the country’s rapid build-out of renewable energy while also creating a glut of solar components that is rippling through the industry and stymying … Read more

China’s Middle East Clout Has Limits

For most of the past decade, China’s story in the Middle East has been straightforward: endlessly rising investment, trade and influence. Having brokered a return to diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran earlier this year and given its strong economic relationship with Israel, China has also found itself in the spotlight as the conflict … Read more

What It Took to Get Biden and Xi to the Table

Listen to article (2 minutes) With only weeks to go to prepare for a possible summit with President Biden, Chinese officials floated a plan: If Xi Jinping agrees to meet, he first wants to sit down for a banquet with American business leaders. The White House said no. With a lengthy agenda of friction points … Read more

India, China Fight for Influence Over Tiny Archipelago Nation

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 12:12 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) NEW DELHI—The fierce rivalry between India and China for influence in the Indian Ocean is on display in the tiny archipelago nation of Maldives, better known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters than as a strategic military outpost. The Maldives … Read more

As Chinese Tastes Change, Farmers Everywhere Rip Up and Replant

By Jon Emont and Trang Bui Updated Nov. 11, 2023 12:12 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) EA YONG, Vietnam—In the verdant highlands of central Vietnam, warehouses the size of airplane hangars dominate small farming towns, bristling with mounds of tropical fruit. The bounty is destined for a colossal market: China.   Farmers are felling coffee trees … Read more

Hack at ICBC Targeted the Digital Underbelly of Financial Markets

Unit of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China remains unplugged for U.S. markets.

China’s Consumer Prices Fell in October

China’s consumer prices fell in October, signaling weakness in domestic demand, according to official data. The consumer-price index fell 0.2% in October from a year earlier after staying flat in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. A Wall Street Journal poll of economists had tipped a 0.1% decrease. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & … Read more

Health Care Roundup: Market Talk

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 12:32 pm ET The latest Market Talks covering the Health Care sector. Published exclusively on Dow Jones Newswires at 4:20 ET, 12:20 ET and 16:50 ET. 1144 ET – Hims & Hers Health’s weight management business will be launched in time for the January rush when people often set new year’s … Read more

China’s Exports Tumble Again in Fresh Sign of Economic Trouble

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 3:38 am ET SINGAPORE—China’s exports fell for the sixth straight month, adding to pressure on Beijing to boost spending at home as a big rise in global interest rates and wars in Ukraine and the Middle East weigh on the world economy. The figures add to signs the Chinese economy is … Read more

China Vanke Shareholder Shows Confidence, Plans Over $1.0 Billion Investment

Updated Nov. 6, 2023 8:50 pm ET China Vanke’s majority shareholder has expressed its support of the property developer, including making a commitment to spend more than $1.0 billion on its projects. State-owned Shenzhen Metro Group said at a recent meeting with financial institutions that it is optimistic about Vanke’s prospects and has never planned … Read more