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U.S., EU and Japan File WTO Case against China’s Rare Earth Quotas

The United States, together with the European Union and Japan, launched an official case with the World Trade Organization (WTO) earlier this week protesting China’s export restrictions on rare earths.

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China Pushes for East Asia FTA

Nov. 24 – In contrast to the persistent economic woes affecting the Eurozone and U.S. markets and political instability in the Middle East, the emerging economies of East Asia have attracted a great deal of positive attention. During U.S. President Barack Obama’s Asian tour last week it became apparent that attempts to maximize trade volume in the region by the world’s two major economies – the United States and China – have resulted in promising proposals to increase economic cooperation and growth. In response to Obama’s “aggressive” political maneuvering recently in the Asia-Pacific region, China has been working on its … Continue reading

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Obama Retakes Hu in Forbes’ 2011 List of Powerful People

After losing the top spot to Chinese President Hu Jintao last year, U.S. President Barack Obama has retaken the top position in Forbes’ third annual ranking of “The World’s Most Powerful People.”

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