Beijing struggles to get residents to sort their trash

Beijing finds it tough to raise participation. "There are only classification targets...but no punitive measures for residents who disobey the instructions," said Yang Kun, a city management official in the upmarket Finance Street district. "We can only ... ( read original story ...)

FT: China Pounces Amid US Retreat From Global Financial System

China reportedly is muscling out America to grab a bigger share of the global financial spotlight. “As the U.S. steps back, China is taking a greater role on the global financial stage, despite slowing its timetable for dismantling capital controls ... ( read original story ...)

These states would get hit hardest by a trade war with China

"They do not, however, want the Trump administration to disrupt what has become a stable atmosphere for American business in China." Trump's blistering rhetoric condemning China's trade practices generated cheers of support on the campaign trail. ( read original story ...)

China's Xi has one big message for Donald Trump

When Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida, the message he will likely bring is: don't blame China for your problems. China's Foreign Ministry has been telegraphing what Xi and his delegation plan to emphasize ... ( read original story ...)

China's top four banks slim down

For the first time in six years, China's four largest banks saw their collective headcount drop in 2016. Lenders also cut costs. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd, China Construction Bank Corp, Agricultural Bank of China Ltd and Bank of China Ltd ... ( read original story ...)

China's Banks Are Still in Trouble

Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. reported disposing of 73 billion yuan in loans this way. That's an extremely troubling trend, as banks appear to be obscuring rather than resolving their debt problems. And even so, total non-performing loans dropped by only ... ( read original story ...)