Costa Rica cancels $1.2 billion Chinese refinery project
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Costa Rica cancels $1.2 billion Chinese refinery project

Zach Dyer - April 14, 2016

Costa Rica’s National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) has canceled a $1 billion-plus oil refinery project, according to a statement released Thursday afternoon. The joint venture project was supposed to…

VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic
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VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic

AFP - March 15, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials said Tuesday.…

China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America
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China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America

Larry Luxner - February 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — The China Development Bank’s $395 million loan to Costa Rica for expanding the highway that links San José to the Caribbean port of Limón is part of…

Economists close in on spotting future recessions
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Economists close in on spotting future recessions

Noah Smith | Bloomberg View - January 27, 2016

One thing you hear repeated over and over in the economics press is that economists can't predict recessions. This is true. The best forecasting models that economists…

China’s slowdown, financial mayhem cast long shadow across world
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China’s slowdown, financial mayhem cast long shadow across world

Ana Swanson and Kevin Sieff |The Washington Post - January 12, 2016

China's economic slowdown and financial mayhem are fostering a cycle of decline and panic across much of the world, as countries on nearly every continent see escalating…

China ends one-child policy
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China ends one-child policy

Benjamin Dooley | AFP - October 29, 2015

BEIJING -- China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy on Thursday after decades of strict, sometimes brutal enforcement left it with an ageing population and…

Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine
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Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine

L. Arias - September 19, 2015

NASA's Hall of Fame astronaut and the first Tico in space, Franklin Chang Díaz, on Tuesday attended a special screening of director Ridley Scott’s new movie “The…

Venezuela’s Maduro secures another $5 billion loan from China for oil sector
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela’s Maduro secures another $5 billion loan from China for oil sector

AFP - September 2, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced China has granted his government a $5 billion loan to boost oil output in the recession-hit OPEC state. "We have…

China’s journey from new normal to stock market crisis epicenter
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China’s journey from new normal to stock market crisis epicenter

Bloomberg News - August 26, 2015

"When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills." In late January, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shared that proverb with global leaders in…

Europe, US markets rally on China rate cut
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Europe, US markets rally on China rate cut

Roland Jackson and Bill Savadove | AFP - August 25, 2015

LONDON – European and U.S. shares rebounded on bargain-hunting Tuesday as China cut interest rates after fears of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy sparked a "Black…