Today

China: Key price measure rises at fastest rate on record

The country’s manufacturers have been hit by power cuts and surging commodity costs in recent months. Read more on bbc.co.uk


EXCLUSIVE China looks to lock in U.S. LNG as energy crunch raises concerns- sources

Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with U.S. exporters to secure long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG)supplies, as soaring gas prices and domestic power shortages heighten concerns about the country’s fuel security, several sources said. Read more on reuters.com


How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order

Free trade fatigue and strained supply chains were already fracturing the system before the virus accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky or self-reliance Read more on theguardian.com


EXCLUSIVE China looks to lock in U.S. LNG as energy crunch raises concerns- sources

Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with U.S. exporters to secure long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG)supplies, as soaring gas prices and domestic power shortages heighten concerns about the country’s fuel security, several sources said. Read more on reuters.com



Yesterday

Winter chill keeps China’s coal prices high, power crunch stokes inflation

China coal prices held near record highs on Thursday as cold weather swept into the country’s north and power plants stocked up on the fuel to ease an energy crunch that is fuelling unprecedented factory gate inflation. Read more on reuters.com


Column-China’s energy woes showing up in divergent commodity imports: Russell

China’s imports of major commodities in September showed an increasing divergence between energy and metals, with coal and natural gas soaring while copper and iron ore struggle. Read more on reuters.com


We’re vulnerable! Boris warned he’s sleep-walking into China trap as energy row ravages UK

BORIS Johnson has been warned over-reliance on “unreliable regimes” such as China for its energy supplies will leave the UK vulnerable to precisely the sort of price volatility the nation is currently experiencing. Read more on express.co.uk



This week

Favoring China: IMF Meeting to Decide Fate of Managing Director Ends Without Resolution – Vision Times

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met on Oct. 8 to discuss the fate of incumbent Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva following a controversy linked to communist China. However, the meeting was adjourned without a clear resolution. The IMF said that a decision on the matter will be made “very soon.” Read more on visiontimes.com


Three punches delivered to China’s economy

The spread of the COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on China’s economy, and real estate behemoth Evergrande is on the edge of bankruptcy, adding to a catastrophic power deficit across the country. Read more on thebl.com


China’s Sept exports surprisingly robust despite power crunch

China’s export growth unexpectedly accelerated in September, as still solid global demand offset some of the pressures on factories from power shortages, supply bottlenecks and a resurgence of domestic COVID-19 cases. Read more on reuters.com


ARK Invest’s Wood Warns Upcoming Economic Downturn in China ‘Obvious’

An economic slowdown in China could ripple through the global economy and weigh on commodity prices and growth, star stock picker Cathie Wood of ARK Invest warned in a webinar on Tuesday. Read more on theepochtimes.com


Inflation: Price of top China soy sauce raised as costs surge

The announcement is the latest sign of inflationary pressures in the world’s second largest economy. Read more on bbc.co.uk


China trade surplus with the U.S. rises to monthly record in September

China reported disappointing growth in imports in September, while exports beat expectations, according to data released Wednesday by the customs agency. Read more on cnbc.com


Rep. Ro Khanna: The US is still far more innovative than the Chinese

Rep. Ro Khanna went on ‘Special Report’ to discuss a bipartisan bill to protect the U.S. from cyber threats. Read more on foxnews.com


Opinion | Xi Jinping’s Two-Track Foreign Policy

His aim isn’t to start a war but to divert domestic attention from multiple crises. Read more on wsj.com