Cheap labor has made the country into a source of deflation for global consumers, but as Chinese wages go up, consumers in Wall-Mart and elsewhere better prepare for higher prices, tells the author of The End of Cheap China Shaun Rein an in interview with the BBC radio.Read More →

Wendell Minnickvia Flickr China’s maritime actions are enticing Vietnam to edge closer to the US, writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News.  The United States is taking advantage of Vietnamese angst over Chinese arrests of Vietnamese fishermen, threats against multinational oil companies operating in Vietnamese waters, increased naval exercises and theRead More →

Wendell Minnick Fantake via Flickr China’s higher military profile is pushing Vietnam into the influence sphere of the United States, even though they have been fighting a war against each other in the past, says Wendell Minnick, Asia bureau chief of Defense News in AOL News. “There are still bumps inRead More →