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China influencing world economy

China is becoming more of an influence on the world economy as the country becomes a major trading partner for many nations and a growing source of foreign direct investment, he said on Tuesday at Fitch’s Global Sovereign Conference in New York. Fitch is one of the “big three” US credit ratings agencies, alongside Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s.

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The middle-class trap

World-watchers say China’s expanding middle class will become the most influential bloc on this planet very soon. But in the meantime, they are the ones who have to struggle most with new expectations, higher benchmarks and also battle ingrained lifestyle traditions. Liu Wei takes a closer look. Han Lin has not spoken to his father […]

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Western views of China increasingly positive

An increasing number of people in Western countries view China’s influence in a favorable light, according to a BBC World Service poll published on Friday. The percentage of people in the United Kingdom who view China’s influence as positive grew from 38 percent in 2011 to 57 percent in 2012. Similar increases were reported in […]

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