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U.S. China News 2011.11.19

Sat, November 19, 2011

US, China Discuss South China Sea on Final Day of Bali Summit
Voice of America
November 19, 2011 US, China Discuss South China Sea on Final Day of Bali Summit Dan Robinson | Bali, Indonesia US President Barack Obama met in Bali Saturday with China’s Premier Wen Jiabao as leaders attending the East Asia Summit brought their
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South China Sea discussion was constructive: US
Reuters
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama was encouraged by the constructive tone of a discussion about the South China Sea issue at an East Asia leaders’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a senior US official said on Saturday. The official, briefing reporters on
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US overtures may lure Myanmar from China
San Francisco Chronicle
The first visit to Myanmar in a half-century by the top US diplomat will open a door for that nation’s military-dominated government to reduce its international isolation and dependence on China, a staunch but mistrusted ally.
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Gillard tells China not to fear US marines
Myall Coast Nota
CHINA has nothing to fear from an American military build-up near Darwin and knows Australia and the US are long-time allies, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has declared. In what appears a further effort to mollify Chinese anger over the new US
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USChina ties
DAWN.com
China`s reply was that it had no reason to conform to rules in whose making it had no share. China is America`s biggest economic partner, with a trade volume of $456bn, and is the largest foreign holder of US treasury bonds. Its exports worry America,
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Japan balances between US and China over trade, security
Khaleej Times
With rivalry between the United States and China in the spotlight at Saturday’s East Asia Summit, Japan welcomed the recent announcement of greater US military presence in Australia while seeking stronger strategic ties with Beijing.
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The US joins China in censoring the Internet
The Voice of Russia
who claims it is for the purpose of shutting down foreign sites that post intellectual property created by US firms, goes even further than the Protect IP Act. The US and the West have long criticized China for stifling dissent and for censorship but
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US official: China constructive on disputed waters
Zee News
CCTV, China’s state broadcaster, said Wen told Obama that China has made strides in reforming its currency exchange and will continue to do so. Wen also said the world’s grim economy made it practical and necessary for China and the US to strengthen
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US official: China constructive on disputed waters
Newsday
Click here US official: China constructive on disputed waters Originally published: November 19, 2011 5:37 AM Updated: November 19, 2011 8:31 AM By The Associated Press BEN FELLER (AP White House Correspondent) (AP) — China signaled a gradual
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China to channel US$1.3b for Sumatra coal railway
Jakarta Post
PT Bukit Asam Transpacific Railways (BATR) signed on Friday a financing deal worth US$1.3 billion from the China Development Bank (CDB) to kick-start the long-delayed railway construction in Sumatra. BATR president director Rudiantara said the project
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Updated: US Commerce Secretary John Bryson to Travel to China
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
WASHINGTON – US Commerce Secretary John Bryson will travel to Beijing and Chengdu, China on November 18-22. He and United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk will co-chair the 22nd Session of the USChina Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
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China Takes Page from US Playbook on Space Politics
All Things Nuclear
Originally conceived as part of a larger effort to insure the overall development of Chinese science and technology could keep pace with the United States, the Chinese space program now appears to have added an explictly political mission.
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US Sets High Bar for Post-2020 Climate Accord, Stern Says
BusinessWeek
Their reluctance, along with that of the US and China, would leave the Kyoto agreement without targets for the five biggest national emitters of pollution from burning fossil fuels. “Durban is very likely to be dominated by debates on that highly
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Focus Media Leads Gain as US Benchmark for China Stocks Rises
BusinessWeek
The Bloomberg ChinaUS 55 Index rose 0.1 percent to 99.29 at 12:45 pm New York time, paring its weekly loss to 3.4 percent. Spreadtrum, a chip designer, gained the most in a week after getting a new “overweight” rating from JPMorgan Securities and an
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Natalie Wood’s sister speaks out … Paterno has health problems…US and
9&10 News
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A surprise meeting between President Barack Obama and China’s premier at an Asian summit in Indonesia. There’s no word what they talked about, and no formal statements are expected. But the two have plenty they could discuss,
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ASEAN unity ‘can blunt effects of USChina rivalry’
Jakarta Post
While rivalry between the US and China can draw ASEAN members into conflict, the grouping’s fate depends on it alone rather than outside powers if it sticks together, the leader of ASEAN says. ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan said he hoped the
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US must stick to its guns on Taiwan
Taiwan Today
Now more than ever, the US needs Taiwan as a way of exerting pressure on mainland China to keep embracing political reform. Such a transformation is far more critical to the long-term interests of Washington and Taipei than any quickie benefit of
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Across America Nov 18th
China Daily USA YouTube Channel
Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang speaks about how the city will benefit its US partner in economic recovery and job creation. The 22nd East China Fair promotion event in San Gabriel encourages US businesses to participate in the largest regional
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You are here: Home News International US Congressmen Urge Gary Locke
Tibet Post International
Dharamshala, India: -Three members of the United States Congress – Frank R Wolf, James P McGovern, and Joseph Pitts – sent a letter on November 17 to the US Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, expressing their concern over human-rights violations in Tibet
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Time to Unhate China?
Big Think
In many ways, our “hatred” of China is rooted in a deep cognitive bias. We tend to filter out information about China to confirm what we think we already know. We view the US and China as caught up in an unhealthy relationship: whereas the US is
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US Budget Woes Could Hit European Missile Defense
Salon
Obama expanded the US military presence in southeast Asia, sent tough signals to China in its backyard, ordered his top diplomat on a breakthrough mission to Myanmar and presided over the jobs-creating sale of Boeing planes to an Indonesian airline
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WA and China’s trade tipped to stay strong
The West Australian
A seaborne invasion of Australia would be so incomprehensively expensive that even a country as rich and militarily advanced as the US would struggle to occupy this continent, he said. Put simply, China does not have the industrial capacity to project
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China Says Sea Navigation ‘Not a Factor’ as Wen Meets Obama
BusinessWeek
16, Obama said that it is “mistaken” to say the US fears China or is seeking to isolate the world’s most populous nation. “The main message that I’ve said not only publicly but also privately to the Chinese is that with their rise comes increased
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US officer in Iraq on historic mission
China Daily
By WG Dunlop (China Daily) BAGHDAD, Iraq – US Army Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Brooks is on his third tour in Iraq, but his mission has not been a typical one: As an army historian, he is charged with documenting the history of the Iraq war.
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Yingluck backs us initiatives
The Nation
The 19th Asean Summit and related events ended yesterday evening, with the highlights including Burma’s success in winning chairmanship for the 2014 summit, the unsolved South China Sea territorial conflict, and the US‘ high-profile presence as a new
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US slips, calls India a ‘threat’
Hindustan Times
PTI In a major goof-up, new US defence secretary Leon Panetta clubbed India and China, describing them as emerging “threats”, but his office quickly retracted the remarks, saying Washington strongly values close ties with New Delhi. from prepared text
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At GE plant, Chu says US needs to stay in solar
The Associated Press
Though the US developed several solar technologies, China now holds roughly half the market share in solar cell and solar module production while the US share lags far behind, Chu said. “It’s very important we stay in this game,” Chu said,
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Emboldened by Obama, Myanmar maps out reforms
Reuters
No longer Southeast Asia’s pariah state, Myanmar won a powerful endorsement on Friday when Obama announced Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would visit the resource-rich country neighboring China, the highest-ranking American to do so since a 1962
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Chinese demand grows for US tree nuts
Merced Sun-Star
SACRAMENTO — China is showing an increasing appetite for US-grown tree nuts — good news for California farmers — according to new research by Rabobank NA The study said US almond, walnut, pistachio, pecan and hazelnut growers had banner years for
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Tree nut sales to remain strong
Red Bluff Daily News
Furthermore, China is strengthening its own production of walnuts and, to a lesser extent, almonds; though increasing numbers of Chinese consumers prefer US walnuts to Chinese-grown, due to taste differences resulting from harvesting and storage
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Soaring international enrollments at US colleges bypass American kids: Guzzardi
The Jersey Journal – NJ.com
Blumenthal argues that it’s logical for students to come to the United States. But a university shortage in China is China’s problem and one that shouldn’t be resolved by denying a US citizen a slot in this year’s freshman class.
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Foreign Policy Funding A Top Candidate For Cuts
NPR
Should the United States give aid to China? Given America’s trade imbalance with China, few politicians think it’s a good idea. That’s why a hearing over $4 million that the US Agency for International Development intends to spend on environmental
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Indian, US Leaders Meet on Nuclear Law
Wall Street Journal
The civilian nuclear pact was devised to emphasize Washington’s new focus on India, the world’s second-most-populous country after China, as its key strategic partner in Asia. The nuclear deal angered Pakistan, India’s rival and a long-term US ally in
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Airbus opens Chinese logistics center
China Daily
“The logistics center in Tianjin has the potential to help us reduce costs by as much as 30 percent, according to our experiences in the US,” said Laurence Barron, president of Airbus China. ATL has already supplied services for Airbus’ two programs in
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More on ‘Selling Taiwan to China‘: Satire, or Bad Joke?
The Atlantic
Note that in his letter to you he reiterates a debt/Taiwan deal and his point about the US navy being China’s greatest asset. Though he is writing “satire” in fact, unable to give up the debate, he is still trying to sneak in his “satirical” points in
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Asian Stocks Fall for Third Week as China Property Compounds Europe Risks
Bloomberg
Stocks declined this week as Fitch Ratings said the creditworthiness of US banks will deteriorate if Europe’s debt crisis spreads beyond the Europe’s five most-troubled nations. In the US, Republicans and Democrats on a congressional committee are
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US to Slap Isolated Iran With New Sanctions
Voice of America
Donilon spoke to reporters while traveling with US President Barack Obama in Indonesia. The national security adviser also said that like the US, China and Russia want to make sure Iran does not develop nuclear weapons. On Friday, both China and Russia
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U.S. soybeans stocks begin to increase, market sees bearish signal
Farm and Ranch Guide
9 reports estimated US soybean production at 3.046 billion bushels – a drop of about 15 million bushels from the October report. Exports were cut 50 million bushels to 1.325 billion bushels due to an expected slowdown in soybean purchases by China.
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UPI NewsTrack TopNews
UPI.com
Obama has pressed China to adjust its currency policy to help balance trade and to crack down on intellectual property violations. China has rankled at what it sees as US meddling in its affairs in the South China Sea. The absence of a print reporter
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Power Down
National Journal
To counterbalance China and contain Iran, the US will have to draw second-tier democracies in Asia and the Middle East into closer relationships, just as it cultivated Eastern European democracies in the 1990s to guard against Russia’s ambitions.
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REP. FORBES AGAIN QUESTIONS DOD ON NATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF GE-AVIC DEAL
Military & Aerospace Electronics
Finally, I also wanted to draw your attention to the recently completed nonpartisan USChina Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) 2011 Annual Report which states that “Continued improvements in China’s civil aviation capabilities enhance
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