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U.S. China News 2011.04.22

Fri, April 22, 2011

The Pace of Democracy, to Each His Own
The current and the next generation of Chinese leaders all lived through these two reprehensible disasters. Many of them were victims of the Cultural Revolution, and they also witnessed the turmoil on Tiananmen Square.
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Signs of Tension Over USChina Rights Meeting
New York Times
By IAN JOHNSON BEIJING — The United States and China are to meet next week for their annual meeting on human rights, but there are signs that the session may be more tense than usual. According to a statement issued by the State Department,
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Guest Post: Dr. Shi, CEO of Suntech, on Solar Innovation, USChina PV
Greentech Media (blog)
Over the last decade, Suntech’s largest suppliers of silicon wafers — accounting for the majority of production costs — have been US and European companies who have pioneered silicon purification and wafering methods. In fact, both China and the US
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China’s Phoenix New Media files for US IPO of up to $200 mln
April 21 (Reuters) – China’s Phoenix New Media Ltd filed with US regulators on Thursday to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of American depositary shares (ADSs). The company, which traces its roots to Chinese language TV network
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Yum struggles to fix US sales drops as China gains
By Annie Gasparro NEW YORK -(MarketWatch)- Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM) has turned its attention back to the US for a bit, after intense focus on China and its other international divisions for several quarters. The operator of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and
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China-EU-US Ties Essential to World Peace, Prosperity: Ambassador
The conference, under the theme of “The EU, the US and China: towards a new international order,” was initiated by the college’s InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of EU-China Relations. The chair was established in 2008 to focus on the increasingly close
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Obama science adviser warns China could surpass US
Pasadena Star-News
“It would certainly be possible for the US to be overtaken as a leader in these domains. If we don’t invest and China does, then certainly, we could be passed in some of these domains in five or 10 years.” International collaboration on science and
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Obama points to India and China to sell deficit cut plan
Hindustan Times
US President Barack Obama is increasingly using India to sell his deficit reduction plan to his country — it was competition from Indian kids on Thursday and it was affordable medical care earlier in the week. “In a world where our kids are going to
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What can China teach the US about IT security?
Companies reporting frequent interaction and regular security audits, especially those in China and Japan, had a higher percentage of security measures implemented on their systems than companies in market-driven economies such as the United States and
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COLUMN – USChina trade problem defies easy solution: John Kemp
Reuters India
A closer examination of the structure of China’s trade with all its major trading partners suggests the degree of undervaluation is much smaller. The large USChina deficit reflects the structure of their economies as much if not more than currency
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Analysis: WTO faces tough choices after latest Doha setback
But China, India and Brazil are resisting US terms, creating the impasse. Members simply have “fundamentally different views” in the manufactured goods talks, Lamy said. (Reporting by Doug Palmer; editing by Christopher Wilson)
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Big U.S. SUVs a hit in China
Victoria Times Colonist
While small vehicles remain the straw that stirs the Chinese auto market, US automakers see opportunity in a growing taste for big sport utility vehicles in the world’s largest vehicle market. SUV sales in China rose 54 per cent in the first two months
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ChinaUS to hold rights dialogue amid crackdown
A statement from the department says the two-day USChina Human Rights Dialogue will also touch on rule of law, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, labor rights, minority rights and other human rights issues of concern.
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Columbus’ 889 Global Solutions finding success as USChina liaison
Columbus Business First
Judy Huang, who was born in China, has built a business on helping US companies trade with the overseas nation. One client is Wasserstrom Restaurant Supply, which has some of its items manufactured in China. It’s not every day when a Columbus company
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Spending Bill Prohibits USChina Collaborations
Science Now
by Jeffrey Mervis on 21 April 2011, 2:04 PM | Permanent Link | 0 Comments A little-noticed clause in the 2011 spending bill signed into law last week cuts off funding for a host of scientific exchanges between the United States and China.
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China Telecom Americas Continues to Grow (press release)
And, since China has been leading Asia into economic recovery, China is becoming a more important partner to both the United States and Canada. China and Canada have forged strong and deep commercial ties. Since 2005, two-way trade between the two
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US plans more drones for Pacific
Taipei Times
While China’s drones are believed to be several years behind US models in development, there are concerns that Beijing could be catching up. The USChina Economic and Security Review Commission recently reported: “The PLA [People’s Liberation Army] Air
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Russia Feuds With China Over Oil Price: “They Are Trying To Force Their
The Business Insider
Ahead of the ceremonial completion of the pipelaying, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last year: “For China, these are stable deliveries to the country’s energy balance, and for us an exit to new promising markets and in this particular case,
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Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai Accepts the Departure Visit by US Ambassador
MFA China (press release)
On April 19, 2011, Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai accepted the departure visit by US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman. Cui spoke highly of the efforts made by Ambassador Jon Huntsman in promoting the development of ChinaUS relations since his
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Small Islets, Enduring Conflict: Dokdo, Korea-Japan Colonial Legacy and the
Japan Focus
This coincided with the change in the US position from initial sympathy toward anti-colonial movements, including those in China, Korea and Vietnam, to a preoccupation with the threat of communism as rising US-Soviet and USChina conflict coincided
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‘Byzantine Hades’ shows China’s cyber chops
Network World
Attacks on government agencies and US companies emanating from China are not new. In 2010, Google blamed China for a series of attacks that compromised the US search giant and other companies. While initial reports said that nearly three dozen
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AmCham-China Celebrates 20Exciting Years of Growth in China, Aims to Built on
American Banking News (press release)
Under the joint sponsorship of the US and PRC governments, since 2003 the chamber has supported the founding of the USChina Aviation Cooperation Program, the USChina Energy Cooperation Program (ECP), and the Public Private Partnership in Healthcare.
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India beats US, China in mobile ads, games
Real Time News, India
The country has beaten bigger rivals like the US and China in both mobile web advertising as well as in downloads of games. The number of ad banners served on mobile browsers in India reached a record 2.4 billion in March, up from around 1.25 billion
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US, China to hold human rights talks next week
Jerusalem Post
By REUTERS WASHINGTON – The United States and China will hold talks on human rights in Beijing next week, including discussions on detentions, arrests and freedom of religion, the State Department said on Thursday. “Discussions will focus on human
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USCIRF Urges China to Let Christians Worship Undeterred on Easter
Christian Post
By Stephanie Samuel|Christian Post Reporter The US Commission on International Religious Freedom is urging China not to detain Christian members of unregistered “house churches” who plan to worship outdoors this Easter. But the agency doubts China’s
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China Shares Slip; Tokyo, Seoul End Flat
Wall Street Journal
US and European markets also are closed for the holiday. Hiroyuki Fukunaga, chief executive at Investrust, said the Tokyo stock market had one of the quietest trading days for the year as investors braced for Japanese earnings reports and the US
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US debt outlook clouds Chinese dollar assets
People’s Daily Online
Safety worries were raised about the assets of China, the biggest holder of United States Treasury bonds, after a key credit agency cut the outlook on the US sovereign debt to negative. China, which has always demanded that the US ensure the security
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24 Signs Of Economic Decline In America
This is yet another sign that the rest of the world is losing faith in the US dollar and in US Treasuries. #2 China has announced that they are going to be reducing their holdings of US dollars. In fact, there are persistent rumors that this has
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What are the perspectives of the US Dollar as the global reserve currency?
«Market Leader» – news and previews making you rich.
Last year China, which is the world’s biggest holder of the US T-bonds ($1175B), started reducing the volume of the US T-bond purchases, preferring gold and the currencies of some developing countries. Almost all the factors confirm that the US Dollar
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Production focuses on friendship
St. George Daily Spectrum
“The Dream of Helen” will run through July 25 in Wuhan, and potentially at a future date in the US Mei said the US China Peoples Friendship Association have also expressed interest in presenting the production next year to commemorate President Richard
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Polycom sees strong Q2 on Cisco weakness, US govt demand
“We expect China to be a positive top- and bottom-line tailwind in the coming quarters,” Chief Executive Andy Miller said in a conference call. China contributed 11 percent of total global revenue in the quarter, while India revenue doubled to
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International criticism rises over uncontrolled US debt
AHN | All Headline News
On Tuesday, China urged the US government to take “responsible” steps to control its debt. China owns more US debt than any other country. On Monday, the credit rating service Standard & Poors downgraded the US government’s credit from stable to
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Chinese pros to test NU, CU progress
Grand Island Independent
Of Tianjin Bridgestone’s five Olympians, two made the trip to the US Li Shan played on China’s 2004 gold medal Olympic team, while Li Juan was a member of the squad that took bronze for China in 2008. Wang Qian, a libero on China’s current national
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Agents seize fake coins at O’Hare from China
Chicago Daily Herald
By Paul Biasco US Customs agents at O’Hare International Airport continue to seize counterfeit goods sent over from China — this time more than 350 forged rare antique US coins. Last week agents spotted something strange when X-raying a heavy package
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Database of China Foreign Affairs Experts Left Wide Open
Threatpost (blog)
by Paul Roberts A US security expert has uncovered data on more than 10000 job applicants for positions with China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, including user names and passwords that could be used to gain access to other
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China Looks to Invest More in the Eurozone
Daily Reckoning – American Edition
But, I think the Canadian government is looking past this now, as they see the carnage of an economy in the US and want to put 100 miles of desert between their hides and that of the US! And remember, how I’ve told you that China wants the next reserve
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EM funds: still hot
Financial Times (blog)
According to EPFR, the fund flows research group, in the week from April 14 to 20, China was a dominant investment destination for the first time this year, as China and greater China funds saw $367m worth of fund inflows.
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Liang is a citizen of China who was admitted to the United States on a visitor’s visa in 2006. In 2006, Liang applied for asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT relief, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) charged him with being removable
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Donald Trump Has A Lot to Learn About China (blog)
We have a trade deficit with China in part because the US government finances its activities by selling China hundreds of billions of dollars in Treasury debt each year. That soaks up dollars that could have been spent by China on US exports or
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Earth Day 2011- Bjorn Lomborg says stop applauding politicians for subsidizing
CNN (blog)
This is as true for China as it is for the US. But there’s a big problem now, which is that solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy sources are considerably more expensive and less effective than fossil fuels.
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Alice: Madness Returns – American McGee goes back to Wonderland
The Guardian (blog)
To add another curve-ball to proceedings, despite his name, McGee is now based in Shanghai, and Alice: Madness Returns will be the first major western-published game created entirely in China. We caught up with McGee on a rare UK visit.
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Historian Recounts Role of Chinese Americans Who Fought in US Civil War
The Lincoln Tribune
Corporal Joseph Pierce, who as a child was brought to the United States from China by his adoptive father, fought in several major campaigns of the war including Antietam and Gettysburg. He was honored by having his picture displayed at the Gettysburg
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Analysis: Has the US forgotten it has a strong dollar policy?
“Markets aren’t going to buy the dollar when you offer zero interest rates and have an economy that is growing at roughly one-third the rate of China’s — that’s an easy choice for investors.” On Thursday, the dollar index, a gauge of the US currency
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