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Sun, September 11, 2011

Fear of rising China unites polarized US politicians
By Olivier Knox WASHINGTON – With the 2012 election cycle heating up, US politicians this week harnessed worries over a rising China to power support for everything from patent law reform to debt reduction – and their own ambitions.
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Cables show US‘ role in WHO-China MOU
Taipei Times
By Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff Reporter Several leaked cables from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) show that the US made “considerable effort” in negotiations leading to a secret memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between China and the WHO in
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Seattle firms plan senior housing for China’s booming elderly population
The Seattle Times
Serena Xie is sure there’s a market in China for American-style, for-profit senior-care facilities. Her own family underscores the demographic and social changes creating the need. By Rami Grunbaum, Seattle Times deputy business editor No comments have
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Uncle Sam’s decline and rise of China
Times of India
Yes, that of China, growing unhindered and becoming a superpower in its own right, when the US was busy fighting its wars? Ten years since 9/11, the jury is still out on whether the US is winning the war against al-Qaida. But there is no doubt that in
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AUSTRALIA: Research lessons for China and the US
University World News
Some policy directions that could help the United States and China are lessons Australia has already learned. But first, the ARWU results. The US continues to be the world’s powerhouse for research, with the number of universities in the world’s top
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China Strength Defies Hard Landing Scenario
By Bloomberg News – Sun Sep 11 16:01:00 GMT 2011 China’s record imports and a rebound in lending signaled strength in demand that offers a bright spot in a global economy contending with Europe’s debt crisis and weakening US job gains.
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Tsunami to hit Australian real estate
Starting in Europe, the downturn will spread to the US, China and eventually Australia, he said. “Australia is probably the best place in the world to survive this, but we do think Australia will not escape as well as it did from the last crisis (in
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China: Lender Of The Last Resort?
Seeking Alpha
Therefore, it really isn’t the case that China holds the US hostage with a threat of liquidating US assets. China itself will suffer much more from doing that. It will shoot itself in the foot so it can only shift minor amounts at any given time.
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Zhang Yimou Offers Peek at ‘The Flowers of War’ in Toronto
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The $100 million budget makes “Flowers” mainland China’s most expensive production to date. The movie is to be released in China in December and is currently looking for a US distributor to play the film in time for awards season.
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America Needs a Makeover
The world needs a strong America. If we falter, won’t another country just take our place? TF: Someone might say China. But China doesn’t have the assets. It doesn’t have the ability to project its power globally. And, personally, I would be
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Stocks set to slide as global gloom gathers
The Australian
AUSTRALIAN stocks are likely to slump today, as world markets grow increasingly fearful the eurozone cannot deal with its debt crisis and the US has problems kick-starting its ailing economy. The resilience of Asia, particularly China, in the global
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Imports Hit Record High
China’s trade surplus narrowed in August for the first time in six months as imports increased to a record high, exceeding expectations. Imports expanded 30.2 percent from a year earlier to US$155.6 billion last month, up from July’s pace of 22.9
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Why Is China Cheaper? Truths And Myths.
China Law Blog (blog)
China allows foreign companies to go into China alone in just about all industries other than media, military and mining. Ms. Nash-Hof also gets it wrong when it comes to China R&D and technology sharing: More seriously, China now requires US companies
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Toyota Losing No. 1 Makes Prius Priority to Escape Fading Japan
Toyota entered the Chinese market after rivals, setting up its first assembly plant in 2000, 16 years after Volkswagen. Still, Toyota’s edge in its biggest market in North America is the Prius and hybrids that allow drivers to cut fuel consumption,
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China trade deal brings Taiwan exports boom
Financial Times
In the first half of this year, its sales to China rose by a quarter compared with a year ago to T$1.34bn ($46m). “The tariff reduction has helped us to compete on a level playing field with Korean competitors in the Chinese market,” Mr Huang said.
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DPP candidate vows closer ties with US if elected
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Meanwhile, Tsai described the US-Japan security alliance as “an important factor” in the stability in Asia, while saying that Taiwan’s support of the alliance does not conflict with its relations with China. Tsai vowed to achieve the third transfer of
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America’s new enemy?
Malaysia Star
Over that same period, meanwhile, China has quickly become the second largest economy in the world.” What a difference a decade makes. When US President George W. Bush came into office over 10 years ago, he called Beijing a “strategic competitor”
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Top 10 Most Profitable U.S.-Listed Chinese Stocks: VALV, TBOW, CYOU, TAOM
China Analyst
China HGS Real Estate, Inc. (NASDAQ:HGSH) is the 5th most profitable stock in this segment of the market. Its net profit margin was 47.14% for the last 12 months. Its operating profit margin was 49.12% for the same period.
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Chinese media mourn tenth anniversary of 9/11
China Daily
The People’s Daily, the leading Party newspaper in China, published a news story titled “US starts serial events to mark the ten anniversary of 9/11,” which covered US President Barack Obama’s weekly radio and Internet address, responses from the
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After the 9/11 age
Reflecting this prosperity, the market in Brazil went up 1600% from 2003 to 2008. India and China were up 600% during that time. Geopolitics during this time was defined by the President George W. Bush phrase “you are either with us or against us”.
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Coca-Cola Expanding Business in China
This strong belief spurs Coca-Cola to be aggressive in China. In August, Coca-Cola announced to pour in another four billion US dollars into China from 2012 to 2014, just after an investment of three billion US dollars in the country from 2009 to 2011.
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Trade with China a disaster for workers
Victoria Times Colonist
Everything I own that was made before the mid-seventies was manufactured in Canada or the US Almost everything I bought since then is made in China. Normalization of relations with China has been a disaster for many North American workers,
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Major Chinese E-Commerce Companies Seeking U.S. IPOs
Seeking Alpha
Rumors are circulating that a number of Chinese e-commerce IPOs (several of which may raise over $1 billion) are prepping to list in the US over the next 12-18 months. These companies are hoping to tap into investors’ interest in a large and still
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Why technology start-ups won’t save us from recession
The Guardian
And instead of investing here, everything they do is in China or is in Asia somewhere.” “It’s cheaper there,” explained the interviewer, at which point Hoffa exploded. “But don’t they have an obligation to America to build it in America, to put people
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ANALYSIS/ South China Sea disputes: Harbinger of regional strategic shift?
Asahi Shimbun
This dual dependency, however, makes it harder for the regional states to decide what course of action to take, if and when China challenges the US primacy. This seems to be what is happening in the South China Sea now. Last year, Hugh White,
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Was 9/11 Really The Day That Changed The World For Ever?
Other major post-9/11 winners, says Lieven, include China, which avoided the consequences of “a very gung-ho, almost McCarthyite anti-Chinese agenda” when Bush came to power to “benefit enormously from the fact that the US was spending itself into the
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Making Mooncakes the modern traditional way for the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Ann Arbor and the Big Island of Hawaii. She is editor of Asian American Village, lead multicultural contributor for
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Deloitte Squeezed by SEC, Chinese Regulators
In May, Deloitte China received a subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission demanding records related to possible accounting fraud at the Hong Kong-based Chinese financial software company, Longtop Financial Technologies.
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Matt Chrabot Leads US Men at WCS Grand Final
Colorado Triathlete
September 10, 2011 (Beijing, China) – USA Triathlon National Team member Matt Chrabot placed 25th Saturday at the Grand Final of the 2011 International Triathlon Union World Championship Series to pace the US elite contingent. Chrabot (Colorado Springs
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World marks 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks with anti-terror pledge
The People’s Daily, China’s leading newspaper, published a news story titled “US starts serial events to mark the ten anniversary of 9/11,” which covered US President Obama’s weekly radio and Internet address, responses from the United Nations,
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The more things change, the more they stay the same
The Express Tribune
Finally, a word about the ‘all weather friend’: China. From Pakistan’s perspective, this is the silver lining. As Islamabad has come under increasing pressure from the rest of the world, and as the US-India alliance has marched on, Beijing has found
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Empire of Chaos: How 9/11 Shaped the Politics of a Failing State
My Loans Consolidated
While there is no certainty that China will usher in a Pacific Century – in the 1980s it was “the Japan threat” that generated US anxiety – American Empire will continue to decay if for no other reason than its economic base has been hollowed out and
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9/11 and US foreign policy
Jamaica Gleaner
Also, US debt held by foreign governments has moved from approximately 13 per cent of GDP at the end of the Cold War to nearly 30 per cent at the end of the Bush era. US trade deficit with China moved from US$83 billion in 2001 to US$273 billion last
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Wendt to talk greenhouse gases in China
Houston Chronicle
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Former Wyoming US House candidate David Wendt will be in China later this month to speak about that country’s greenhouse gas emissions. He was invited to speak Sept. 26 at the Expo Central China. The event will bring together
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Company gives assistance to others while restoring itself
China Daily
By David Lariviere (China Daily) NEW YORK – Unwittingly, Cantor Fitzgerald, a small brokerage firm, became the face of the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City. In a matter of a few terrifying seconds, a plane hit the 93rd floor of the
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• Former Rep. Lee Hamilton: 9/11 issues far from resolved
He witnessed a staggering amount of history during the next 34 years from his seat in the US House of Representatives: civil rights, the Vietnam War, moon landings, presidential scandals, the emergence of China as a world power and the dissolution of
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9/11 a missed opportunity for economic repairs
San Francisco Chronicle
Some – the rise of other economies, especially China – were, and are, largely beyond the United States‘ control. But with the rare degree of unity it engendered, 9/11 could have been a pivotal opportunity to at least try to address the challenges.
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The Night My Wife Became an American
Forbes (blog)
Yet she really became an American in the late hours of September 12, 2001. I had given a speech in Chicago on the evening of the 10 th , discussing, among other things, China’s support for terrorism. We stayed the night in that city, and planned to fly
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Citizen Dave: How America is still exceptional 10 years after 9/11
Isthmus Daily Page
If we haven’t already ceded the title of most powerful economy to China, then it’s only a matter of time. And without the strongest economy on Earth, we can’t long sustain the most powerful military on the planet. Someday soon it will dawn on us that
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10 Things I Know About … Doing Business in China
Worcester Business Journal
Have the right staff from the United States in China to work hand in hand with your China division or supplier to deliver consistent quality and on-time delivery. Every company in China will promise good quality, but they sometimes have trouble
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Readers offer reflections on 9/11
Corvallis Gazette Times
We had another busy day ahead as volunteers, teaching English to Chinese teenagers in an enormous school on the outskirts of the ancient city of Xian. A knock on the door surprised us and when we opened it, there stood our Chinese team leader and
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