Opinion / From Overseas Press

US hypocrisy

[2012-03-28 08:04]

The Barack Obama administration's lawsuit with EU and Japan against China's restrictions on exports of rare earths shows the administrations' hypocrisy.

China think tanks shake investor confidence

[2012-03-27 10:56]

If the government does not intervene and accelerate policy easing, growth will continue to slow.

China's rise driving Hollywood interest in Asia

[2012-03-22 16:08]

China's economic rise and growing international profile are spurring Hollywood's interest in movies using Asian themes and production money, US movie industry veterans said Tuesday.

The way out of the Afghan abyss

[2012-03-20 17:05]

To a growing number of Americans, Afghanistan is a festering pit where the United States has no vital interests.

Now prepare for the next crisis

[2012-03-16 16:12]

The Tale of Hellenic Foolishness appears to be over. A mix of writedowns and new money, with more of the latter, has come to the rescue.

Appreciation likely to slow

[2012-03-16 09:15]

The closer the renminbi moves to an equilibrium level at which supply and demand for a currency match, the bigger the role the market plays.

Lending reforms

[2012-03-16 08:04]

The comments came in response to a question posed about private fund-raising. There is a need for "grass-roots financial institutions" as channels to help money trickle down to those really in need.

China's trade deficit is sign of things to come

[2012-03-15 17:25]

As the import economy takes on its own momentum and becomes more separated from the export trade, occasional monthly deficit will be harder to avoid. The trade deficit is sign of things to come.

Room to adjust reserve ratio

[2012-03-15 09:31]

Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of China's central bank, said bank reserve requirements could be loosened further after having been eased already last month.

Local govt can pay their debts

[2012-03-15 08:06]

Many investors see intervention from the central government as necessary to resolve what they consider a key risk to China's financial health, but this is unlikely to be forthcoming.

Obama tested by events outside control

[2012-03-14 15:30]

President Barack Obama is getting another dose of the reality of his job: the out-of-his-control events that shape whether he will keep it.

Pollution a long-term challenge

[2012-03-14 08:08]

A senior environment official admitted the new standards still lag behind those in the West and pollution is a severe challenge that could take years to overcome, says an article on scmp.com.