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In-depth: Americans seeking their fortune in China

They're in it for the adventure, the money — or to escape declining opportunities in the US. GlobalPost profiles average Americans who relocated to China and (mainly) succeeded. Here's how they did it, and what they learned.

Made in China: Can China build an Apple or Ikea?

Chinese brands have conquered their domestic market and are looking to go global. Can Huawei, Lenovo and Haier build the same appeal as Samsung or Toyota? They’d better.

Investing in China: Is the 'oriental pearl' losing its luster?

BEIJING — For a long time, China has served as a sustained growth engine for the world’s economy. However, after a decade of miraculous expansion driven by exports and investment, China’s economy is slowing, and is moving away from the model that has served it so well. Is the "oriental pearl" losing its luster? Or is it appreciating in value? Jing Ulrich is especially qualified to answer these questions. Ms. Ulrich is the managing director and chairman of global markets, China at J.P. Morgan. She is one of the most prominent advisors to some of the world's largest asset management companies, sovereign wealth funds and multinational corporations.

What does the 'world's best China strategist' say about the place now?

BEIJING — In a time of global recession, will a cooling China continue to power the world economy? What new investment opportunities will emerge from China's much-anticipated economic reform?

China's 260 million new spenders may save economy

Steps that encourage China's 260 million migrant workers to settle into cities should help turn them into urban spenders and underpin growth amid worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's second biggest economy, a new report from HSBC suggests. China's economy grew an annual 7.5 percent in the second quarter of the year, slowing for a second straight quarter, while recent weak economic numbers have fanned concerns about a hard landing or steep slowdown in the Asian powerhouse.

Is China about to launch a new round of stimulus?

China's growing economic malaise, reflected in the latest batch of weak manufacturing data, may trigger a fresh round of stimulus measures from the government as Beijing looks to defend its annual growth target of 7.5 percent, economists tell CNBC.

China's economy has hit the Great Wall

The basic story that Krugman tells is this: China has experienced, for the last few decades, a virtually unlimited ability to spend on consumption thanks to the massive supply of rural surplus labor. China has an extraordinarily unbalanced economy that's comprised of almost entirely investment, and very little consumption.

World's largest auto market plans to restrict car purchases

China, struggling to cope with worsening smog problems as roads in Shanghai and Beijing become choked with traffic, plans new restrictions on vehicle sales in some key cities. Such limits are already in place in four major cities, and eight others will be added to the list, according to reports published Thursday by China's state media. It's not clear if the expanded list will make exceptions for those buying lower-polluting battery cars, as has been the case in the past.

China to impose restrictions on growing car market

China, struggling to cope with worsening smog problems as roads in Shanghai and Beijing become choked with traffic, plans new restrictions on vehicle sales in some key cities. Such limits are already in place in four major cities, and eight others will be added to the list, according to reports published Thursday by China's state media.

3 Reasons markets remain calm despite awful Chinese trade data

Exports unexpectedly plunged 3.1 percent year-over-year, missing expectations for a gain of 3.7 percent. Imports declined by 0.7 percent; economists were looking for a 6 percent increase. So, why hasn't all hell broken out in the markets? The Shanghai Composite actually climbed by 2 percent.
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