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U.S. China News 2011.04.10

Sun, April 10, 2011

China tells U.S. to quit as human rights judge
To build a democratic China”. By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States is beset by violence, racism and torture and has no authority to condemn other governments’ human rights problems, China said on Sunday, countering US criticism of
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China and US gang up on N Korea
Sydney Morning Herald
THE strategic rivals China and the US have been secretly sharing intelligence about North Korea. Leaked records of highly sensitive USChina defence consultations reveal that despite Chinese complaints about US arms sales to Taiwan, and American
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WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather to Launch China-Focused Division in U.S.
Wall Street Journal
Ogilvy has tapped Lyndon Cao, a former senior manager at state-run newspaper China Daily, to lead the new venture, helping Chinese companies ramp up marketing and public relations in the US Ogilvy plans to expand the practice beyond the US in the next
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ChinaUS High-level Consultation Mechanism for People-to-people Exchanges
Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong on Sunday begins a week-long visit to the United States, during which she will co-chair with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the second meeting of the ChinaUS high-level consultation mechanism for
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Departing US envoy criticizes China’s current rights crackdown
Tibetan Review
(, Apr10, 2011) As the United States ambassador Mr Jon M Huntsman Jr left his post in Beijing, he made a sharp criticism of China’s human rights record on Apr 6, reported New York Times online Apr 7. His criticism came as China
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China Posts Trade Deficit for Quarter
Wall Street Journal
Continued narrowing in China’s trade surplus would be welcome news to the US and other trading partners, who argue that a rebalancing of trade with China is essential to securing a stronger global economic recovery. “The rebalancing is happening.
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How the iPhone Widens the US Trade Deficit with China
Wall Street Pit
By Yuqing Xing Apr 9, 2011, 10:57 PM Author’s Website What can the iPhone tell us about the trade imbalance between China and the US? This column argues that current trade statistics greatly inflate the value of China’s iPhone exports to the US,
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The rise of the redback
New Zealand Herald
China is on this path and it is moving. China’s big and when it moves you either get run over or go with it.” The de facto currency war which China and the US have played for the best part of a decade has taken a new twist since the global financial
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China Hits Back with Report on US Human Rights Record
China retorted the US criticism on its human rights situation by publishing a report of the US human rights record on Sunday. The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010 was released by the Information Office of China’s State Council,
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Rousseff Wants China Buying More Than Soybeans, Vale’s Iron Ore
Raw materials, led by iron ore and soybeans, accounted for 83.7 percent of Brazil’s sales to China in 2010, up from 68.2 percent in 2000, according to Brazilian Trade Ministry figures. China overtook the US as Brazil’s top trading partner in 2009,
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China Unicom Announces New Data Center in Los Angeles
PR Web (press release)
“We have experienced growing demand from international media outlets and Service Providers to grow their business in the US. The China Unicom Americas co-location platform is a perfect enabler for organizations to exploit China Unicom’s vast
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Our War Korea: Vet battled communists in China before the US ever entered Korea
Belleville News Democrat
It wasn’t until 28 days later that the Marines found themselves anchored in the Yellow Sea off the coast of northern China. “We were sent there to guard the (thousands of) Japanese soldiers being held there since the end of the war,” Anderson said.
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Likely new US envoy to Myanmar is expected to foster regional diplomacy to
The Canadian Press
Southeast Asian nations have called for lifting sanctions, which the US still opposes, while regional powers India and China have their own strategic relationships with Myanmar and have shown little appetite for meddling in its internal affairs.
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Chinese Purchases Of US Real Estate Poised To Rise
Forbes (blog)
By RUSSELL FLANNERY Growth in the number of well-off mainland Chinese, an increase in overseas study by their children, and a drop in US property prices are leading to more purchases of US real estate by buyers from China. Where are they buying and why
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Emerging market funds take a back seat
Los Angeles Times
Economic growth in countries such as China and India was far outpacing that of the US and Europe. And governments in countries with developing economies weren’t burdened with the huge government debt afflicting the US and other fully industrialized
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Chinese tourists a key market to be tapped
New Zealand Herald
It will probably not be long before China overtakes the United States for third place in visitor numbers, he says. “We wouldn’t have announced the additional services to be daily from November if we didn’t believe that that growth was there.
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Imagine disarmament and nonproliferation talks that reward the state with more
Scholars and Rogues
The fourth, though, India, might respond to disarmament leadership on the part of the United States and Russia. As might another which signed the NPT, but, more and more is portrayed as a rival to the United StatesChina, of course.
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Time for China boot camp
New Zealand Herald
New Zealand’s tectonic plate has shifted, as will be made clear over coming days in the Herald series “China and us“. It is clear that China’s demand for our resources – particularly milk powder – has under-pinned our economic future at a time when
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US Citizen’s Privacy Undermined: Report
In the United States, the violation of citizens’ civil and political rights by the government is severe, said the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010 issued by the Information Office of China’s State Council Sunday.
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The Week In Review: China Life Science Hit Record Levels In 2010 (press release)
CMS is following the well-trodden path of IPOing on the Hong Kong exchange and using the proceeds to continue the steady rollup of China’s pharma distribution networks. Ascletis, Inc., a USChina biopharma startup, announced a huge $100 million Series
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NewsBeast: Week of April 11, 2011
US Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman was spotted cruising through the streets of Shanghai on a Harley-Davidson. US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman takes a final spin on a Harley-Davidson before packing his bags for the States. The former Utah governor
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The dollar is about to take a hit
Pocono Record
This was not the case only months ago. It used to be that as Russia sent oil and gas to China they were paid in American dollars. Recently, this system has been replaced by China paying Russia with the Chinese yuan. Why is this dangerous to us?
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China’s Export Growth Shows Economy Tolerating Rate Increases
Export growth to China’s biggest trading partners – the European Union and the US – accelerated last month as their economies recovered from the global financial crisis, customs bureau data showed. Shipments to Japan surged 37.4 percent from a year
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China troops’ presence along LoC confirmed
Zee News
However, US security agencies have confirmed to the authorities in India that China is actually lining up troops along the LoC. “We have a strong real time intelligence sharing mechanism with the US and they have conveyed the same thing to Indian
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‘Made in China‘ is norm
Youngstown Vindicator
I picked it up to see that it was made in China. A few weeks ago I was at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Cleveland. I went in to the canteen there to pick up a hat. I found a colorful hat celebrating US Army service.
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UPI NewsTrack TopNews
BEIJING, April 10 (UPI) — China says the United States should stop interfering with its internal affairs under the guise of human rights issues. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei’s comments Saturday came following the release of the US State
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Can Facebook Succeed In China?
Penn Olson
“I think more of us signed up for Facebook because of Mark Zuckerberg’s visit in China. His presence has somehow promoted Facebook in our country,” Aileen Meng, a professional working in the Internet industry in Beijing China told us in our previous
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Rise of Chinese classes in the US
Straits Times (blog)
Recent statistics confirm what educators like Mr Zhang and Ms Lu are saying anecdotally, that is, China’s economic rise is fuelling growing interest in its language in the US. In US public schools, an estimated 60000 students aged between four and 19
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Hui Xian REIT Seeks $1.7 Billion in IPO
Wall Street Journal
in what is set to be the first yuan-denominated initial public offering outside mainland China. The listing plan of Hui Xian REIT, part of Mr. Li’s flagship Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd., comes less than a month after the Hong Kong tycoon raised US$5.4
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Lecture by Robert A. Kapp
US-China Institute
For ten years, Robert Kapp was president of the USChina Business Council, the preeminent organization of companies involved in USChina investment and trade. Since 2004, he’s been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm.
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Beijing looking to Middle East for opportunities after political unrest
By the end of 2010, China’s accumulated direct investment in Arab nations reached US$15 billion, including non-financial investment worth US$4.2 billion. The nation’s total contracted projects were valued at US$116.9 billion. China’s investment has
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Auto Sales Rise 5.4% in China
Wall Street Journal
The association also said this year’s sales growth in China might fall short of the group’s previous estimate of 10%-15%. Auto sales in China rose 32% to 18.06 million vehicles in 2010, following a 46% increase in 2009 when China passed the US to
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Francis Fukuyama—Book Origins of Political Order
With the Middle East in revolt and China rising, Francis Fukuyama is back. What is he thinking? Not long after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Francis Fukuyama was just a green 27-year-old researcher at the RAND Corporation,
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The loaded ethics of DNA hacking
In the United States, a few dozen cases of the flu caused by the genetically novel virus sent airline stocks tumbling. Pundits muttered about economic recovery being stopped in its tracks. Russia and China barred US pork imports.
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Marcellus shale gas may head overseas
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao addressed that problem in a formal statement announcing the “USChina Shale Gas Resource Initiative” in 2009. “The United States is a leader in shale gas technology and developing shale gas resources in a
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Going green: Recyling means business for Hickory entrepreneur
Hickory Daily Record
“I could not get the quality at the right price here,” he said. Much of the domestic cut-and-sew availability has been gobbled up by government contracts, he said. The US military is under a USA-made policy. So Fox turned to Sri Lanka, not China.
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Bob Dylan does Asia
A cyclist rides by the venue in Beijing where US music legend Bob Dylan played his first concert in China on April 6, 2011. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — When Bob Dylan plays in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday,
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A Chinese Threat Or Opportunity?
Worcester Business Journal
The state’s exports to China paint part of the picture. China is Massachusetts’ third biggest trading partner behind Canada and the United Kingdom. Companies here shipped $2.1 billion in goods to China last year, according to the US Census Bureau.
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Dylan, Dowd, and China: Did Bob Really Sell Out?
The Atlantic
I see from the world of Twitter that this outraged/ disappointed interpretation is sweeping through the US commentariat. Many of my Chinese and Western friends, writing from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Nanjing, are wroth about Dowd and what they
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Retail Sales in US Probably Rose on Job Gains
Faster-growing markets such as China lifted demand for US-made goods, helping to trim the trade deficit in February, the Commerce Department may report on April 12. The gap between exports and imports shrank to $44 billion from $46.3 billion in January
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Magic! Mickey and gang bring Disney to town
China, he said, with a much greater population than the United States was “more than capable of supporting and sustaining two wonderful Disney destinations.” Iger didn’t answer questions about the cost of tickets at Shanghai Disneyland or when the park
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Chevron sells Shell stake in Australia project
Corp. said Sunday it has agreed to sell a stake in its proposed Wheatstone natural-gas project in Australia, a key means for the US oil giant to address growing demand for energy resources in China and other parts of Asia, to Royal Dutch Shell PLC.
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Letter from America: Private Manning’s Treatment
Asian Tribune
have possibly avoided those wars (and the ensuing economic crisis), stopped outsourcing of jobs to China and India, and put higher priorities on developing human capital that would benefit the US economy and guarantee its prosperity on a long-term.
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Thomas Friedman: Plastic bags really aren’t world’s greatest evil
Dayton Daily News
By Thomas Friedman 5:43 PM Friday, April 8, 2011 New York Times columnist, best-selling author and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Friedman wishes America could be more like China. Specifically, he wishes we could adopt their authoritarian style
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Free trade is crumbling; good thing, too
San Francisco Chronicle
For starters, the United States should apply compensatory tariffs against imports subsidized by currency manipulation, a tactic China currently uses to gain a price advantage of up to 40 percent. The US House of Representatives passed a bill,
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Donald Trump Trumpets Birther Issue
The New American
The issue that is giving Trump’s unofficial presidential campaign traction right now is not China but President Obama’s birth certificate. Without actually claiming that the President was not born in the United States or that the President is engaged
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