Japan Exports Surge, but Trade Deficit Persists
Japanese exports jumped an unexpected 10.1% in May from the year-earlier month as a fall in the yen helped push up the value of goods sold abroad, but a robust flow of imports from China and other Asian nations kept the nation's overall trade balance deep in the red.
China's Former Rail Chief Admits Graft
China's disgraced former railway minister, Liu Zhijun, wept as he admitted to a Beijing courtroom that he let down the nation with corrupt acts during a one-day trial over the weekend, his lawyer said.
North Korea’s Recalcitrance Looms Over Talks With South
Officials of both nations will meet in Seoul this week for their first high-level dialogue in six years amid signs that North Korea’s traditional ally, China, has grown frustrated with its troublesome ward.
Pictorial Display of First Nations Protest Against FIPPA
On Wednesday June 5, 2013, some First Nations citizens held a public meeting or rally in downtown Vancouver to protest against the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) signed by the federal government and the government of China.
With China's Xi visiting, Mexico hopes to build better ties
As China's leader visits, Mexico, slow to embrace trade ties with Beijing, seeks greater investment and more balanced trade under President Enrique Peña Nieto. MEXICO CITY — Mexico hopes a three-day visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping will help the Latin American nation ramp up exports to China to overcome a severe imbalance with its No. 2 trade partner.