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U.S. China News 2012.06.05

Tue, June 5, 2012

China tells US to stop tweets on Beijing’s bad air
The Associated Press
By ALEXA OLESEN, AP – 1 hour ago BEIJING (AP) — China told foreign embassies Tuesday to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular US Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in smoggy
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China tells US to stop reporting Beijing’s bad air
Boston.com
BEIJING—China told foreign embassies Tuesday to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular US Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in smoggy Beijing. Only the Chinese government is
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China to US embassy: Stop telling people how bad the air is in Beijing.
Christian Science Monitor
The US Embassy in Beijing started tweeting air quality reports, but now China says it’s unfair to judge it by international standards. By Peter Ford, Staff writer / June 5, 2012 A cleaner wears a face mask as she works in front of the giant portrait of
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China escalates objection to US Embassy disclosing Beijing’s air pollution via
Washington Post
TENSION IN THE AIR: China told foreign embassies to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular US Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in smoggy Beijing. QUANTIFYING: The air quality
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Chinese Media Issue Warning on US Military Shift
Voice of America
The paper said it is “plain for all to see” that the United States has made China its target, saying this could “create schisms” in the region. On Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Liu Weimin called on the US to respect China’s regional interests,
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China tells US Embassy to stop reporting Beijing pollution
msnbc.com
While China tightened air pollution monitoring standards in January, the official reading and the US Embassy reading can often be far apart. Chinese experts have criticized the single US Embassy monitoring point as “unscientific”.
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China state papers warn US strategy risks rifts
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top newspapers warned on Tuesday that the United States‘ plans to bolster its naval presence in the Asia-Pacific region threaten to widen rifts between the two big powers. The warnings came in the People’s Daily – the main
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US casino king Steve Wynn to spend $4 billion on latest Macau resort, shrugs
Washington Post
MACAU — US casino magnate Steve Wynn plans to spend $4 billion building his long-awaited second Macau resort, shrugging off concerns Tuesday that the global economic malaise and China’s slowdown will dent profits in the world’s most lucrative gambling
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Gas Demand to Rise 17% by 2017 on Asia, US, IEA Says
BusinessWeek
By Bloomberg News on June 05, 2012 Natural-gas consumption may rise 17 percent by 2017 from last year as demand surges in Asia and the US, according to the International Energy Agency. China’s use of the fuel will double while Europe’s will remain
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US lawmakers demand release of Tiananmen era prisoners
Times of India
WASHINGTON: The situation in China with regards to human rights and democracy has not changed even after 23 years of the Tiananmen Square massacre, top American lawmakers have said, demanding release of prisoners still held by the regime.
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China says only it has right to monitor air pollution
Chicago Tribune
BEIJING (Reuters) – A senior Chinese official demanded on Tuesday that foreign embassies stop issuing air pollution readings, saying it was against the law and diplomatic conventions, in pointed criticism of a closely watched US embassy index.
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China Bashing Escalates in US Election Year
BusinessWeek (blog)
The rhetoric on China is escalating as the two candidates appeal to voters hurt by the decline in US manufacturing. They’ll also find that translating tough words into action is harder than buying commercial time. Obama hasn’t carried out many of the
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China May exports seen picking up, outlook shaky
Reuters
| BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s exports may have picked up modestly in May due to seasonal volatility, but the outlook remains shaky as Europe struggles to cope with its debt crisis and amid signs of US economic weakness, a Reuters poll showed.
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China to US: Stop Reporting Beijing’s Bad Air
TIME
By AP Tuesday, June 05, 2012 (BEIJING, China) — A senior Chinese environmental official has told foreign embassies to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in China, a clear reference to a popular US Embassy Twitter feed that tracks
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US urges China, Russia to be ‘part of solution’ in Syria
Times of India
BATUMI, GEORGIA: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Russia and China Tuesday to be “part of the solution” to the crisis in Syria and warned that any hope for peace depended on a political transition. “We believe there is a way forward and
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China asks US Embassy to stop publishing Beijing air quality data
MI News 26
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) — The Chinese government on Tuesday asked the US Embassy and other foreign embassies to stop publishing their own data about the air quality in the Chinese capital of Beijing, saying such publications are inaccurate and
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China rolls out red carpet for Putin as US’s Leon Panetta arrives in Delhi
Times of India
As Leon Panetta arrived in New Delhi to firm up military ties, China rolled out red carpet for Vladimir Putin to counter the big US naval push into Asia Pacific to checkmate Beijing. BEIJING: As US defence secretary Leon Panetta arrived in New Delhi to
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China tells US to stop tweeting Beijing’s bad air
CTV.ca
(AP / Andy Wong) The Associated Press BEIJING — China told foreign embassies Tuesday to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular US Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in smoggy
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Russia’s Putin in China for regional security talk
U.S. News & World Report
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, AP BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China met Tuesday to foster an evolving partnership that has counterbalanced US influence and shielded Syria from international moves to halt its crackdown on a 15-month uprising.
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China Wary Of US Pacific Military Plan
WCTI12.com
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — The United States is “not in step with the times” in seeking to bolster its military presence in the Pacific region, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. Spokesman Liu Weimin’s statement comes on the
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Putin Arrives in China for Regional Summit
New York Times
Admired by the Chinese for his staying power as leader of Russia for 12 years, Mr. Putin and President Hu Jintao will discuss their approaches to Syria, Iran and their efforts to squeeze the United States out of Central Asia, Chinese and American
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Euro zone in decline, US and China gain
Chicago Tribune
But the vast US services sector grew at a slightly faster pace last month as a gauge of new orders improved, and China’s fledgling services sector expanded at the fastest pace for 19 months. The US “data held up but is still at a low level and I do not
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US, Japan plotting to play China against India, says media report
Hindustan Times
The US and Japan were plotting to play China against India for strategic depth in the region, a government newspaper said on Monday, adding that Beijing needs to have a clear diplomatic strategy to engage with New Delhi and deter the “plot”.
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China Sends Warning To The United States
ValueWalk
By Paul Shea The Chinese State Media has sent a clear warning to the United States today. The country’s news sources are unhappy with the military power of the United States in the Asia Pacific region and what is clearly a strategy of increasing that
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China, Russia United Against Intervention in Syria
Voice of America
BATUMI, Georigia – China and Russia say they are united in opposing foreign intervention in Syria. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet with allies Wednesday in Turkey to discuss how best to pursue a political transition to end President
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China Says It’s Wary Of US Plan To Focus On Pacific Military Power
WIBW
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses for photos with China�s Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie at the Pentagon, May 7, 2012. DOD photo by US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley (CNN) — The United States is “not in step
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China ‘Strongly Dissatisfied’ With US Comment
Bloomberg
China is “strongly dissatisfied” over US comment about the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a briefing today in Beijing. China opposes the comment, Liu said. US State Department spokesman Mark Toner issued a
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Panetta delivers, gets soldiers’ war writings
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Lolita C. Baldor AP NA SON NGUYEN / AP Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (left) hands memorabilia that had been in the United States to his Vietnamese counterpart, Phung Quang Thanh, in Hanoi. He received a US soldier’s letters in return.
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Peru’s Yields Rise as Signs of China, US Slowdown Sap Demand
Bloomberg
Peruvian dollar-denominated bonds fell as weak manufacturing activity in China and the US curbed demand for the Andean nation’s securities. The yield on the nation’s benchmark 6.55 percent bond due March 2037 climbed one basis point, or 0.01 percentage
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US to Face Ghana, China PR and Germany in Group D at 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s
US Soccer.com
IN THE IMAGE: US U-20 WNT head coach Steve Swanson will lead his group against Ghana, China PR and Germany in Group D of the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. CHICAGO (June 4, 2012) – The US Under-20 Women’s National Team will face Ghana, China PR and
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Did America’s Cyber Attack on Iran Make Us More Vulnerable?
The Atlantic
US Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with China’s Minister of National Defense General Liang Guanglie about cyber attacks in March 2012. (Reuters) After years of downplaying offensive US cyber capabilities and fretting about Chinese cyber
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Oil prices to ease further this year: Shell CEO
Reuters
Brent crude this week dropped to a 16-month low below $96 a barrel as weak economic data from the United States and China added to ongoing worries about the euro zone crisis, though prices moved back up to $98 a barrel on Tuesday.
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GM’s China Sales Rise
Wall Street Journal
By ANDREW GALBRAITH SHANGHAI—General Motors Co. posted a 21% sales gain in China in May as demand for microvans produced by a local joint venture boosted overall sales. The US company’s robust performance in May comes alongside healthy sales growth by
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U.S., Russian officials to discuss Syria
UPI.com
UPI/Stephen Shaver MOSCOW, June 5 (UPI) — With Russian President Vladimir Putin arriving Tuesday in Beijing, the Kremlin said it was expecting a visit by US delegates to discuss the Syrian situation. Putin is in China to discuss bilateral affairs.
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US price of gasoline tumbles to 90-day low
Columbus Dispatch
Oil prices have fallen on concern that economic recoveries have stalled in the US and Europe and that growth in China is slowing, threatening to reduce fuel demand. At the same time, oil output by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries rose
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Chinese General warns US “we will not attack – unless we are attacked”!
Examiner.com
According to the China Daily, the US is seeking to “reposition” its naval forces so that 60 percent of them will be in the Pacific by 2020. This has been confirmed by the US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the 11th Asia Security Summit in Singapore
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China Says United With Russia Against Intervention in Syria
Voice of America (blog)
China says it remains united with Russia in opposing foreign intervention in Syria’s conflict, as Syria barred a number of US and European diplomats on Tuesday. With the Russian president visiting Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin
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Leon Panetta in India amid US focus on Asia
New York Daily News
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s two-day visit to India is a sign that Washington eyes New Delhi as a potential strategic partner. During the visit Panetta is expected to discuss expanding defense ties, NATO’s war efforts in Afghanistan and China’s
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China says foreign embassies not allowed to report on air quality in Beijing
Washington Post
BEIJING — A senior Chinese environmental official told foreign embassies on Tuesday to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in China, a clear reference to a popular US Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in smoggy Beijing.
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China ‘Strongly Dissatisfied’ With US Comment Over Tiananmen
BusinessWeek
By Bloomberg News on June 04, 2012 China is “strongly dissatisfied” over US comment about the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a briefing today in Beijing. China opposes the comment, Liu said.
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IEA: China natural gas demand to double by 2017
Boston.com
China’s demand for natural gas should expand 13 percent a year through 2017 while US consumption will probably grow 13 percent by 2017, the Paris-based IEA said. It forecast European demand to increase by 7.9 percent. “Asia will by far be the fastest
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Putin, Hu Meet on Rising Russia-China Partnership
ABC News
The leaders of Russia and China met Tuesday to foster an evolving partnership that has counterbalanced US influence and shielded Syria from international moves to halt its crackdown on a 15-month uprising. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in
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China Calls on Foreign Embassies to Halt Pollution Data
Bloomberg
The US pollution measurements have been a source of tension because the data periodically paints a worse picture of pollution levels than do Chinese readings. Data published by the US Embassy in Beijing, which measures pollutants of 2.5 micrometers in
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