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U.S. China News 2012.07.13

Fri, July 13, 2012

China-made Olympic uniforms for US athletes anger lawmakers
The Seattle Times
Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday about the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese-made berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs
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Congress fumes over US Olympic uniforms ‘Made in China
Christian Science Monitor
Ralph Lauren, an American company, designed US Olympic uniforms. But members of Congress are angry that the US Olympic uniforms were made in China.
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Lawmakers furious over China-made Olympic uniform
CBS News
(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON – When U.S. Olympic athletes arrive at the opening ceremony for the London Games later this month, they’ll be decked out in uniforms of American red, white and blue that were designed by Ralph Lauren – and made in China.
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Ralph Lauren Olympics uniforms prompt election-year outrage from Congress
Washington Post
Several lawmakers, mostly Democrats, unloaded this week on the U.S. Olympic Committee after news reports that U.S. athletes in this year’s London Games will wear outfits designed by American Ralph Lauren but manufactured mostly in China. And who
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Ralph Lauren’s US Olympic Uniforms are Made in China
NBC New York (blog)
The uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for the US Olympic team were manufactured in China, a fact that has Congress in an uproar.
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Lawmaker: USOC ‘should be ashamed’ Team USA uniforms made in China
CNN
The U.S. Olympic Committee is defending Ralph Lauren after it was revealed Team USA’s uniforms were manufactured in China.
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Chinese Slowdown Means More Worries for U.S. Economy
U.S. News & World Report
The world’s second-largest economy is decelerating, meaning trouble in many other countries.
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US social media account in China disappears
The Seattle Times
Also in June, when a Chinese newspaper called for response from the U.S. embassy after a senior environmental official criticized its popular Twitter feed that tracks pollution in smoggy Beijing, the Shanghai consulate posted a shushing emoticon. “Keep
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US STOCKS-Wall Street gets a lift from JPMorgan, China data
Reuters
China GDP within expectations* JPMorgan posts $4.4 bln trading loss; to restate Q1* Indexes up: Dow 1.4 pct, S&P 1.4 pct, Nasdaq 1.3 pctBy Angela MoonNEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose.
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U.S. Olympic uniforms made in China leave Congress fuming
Examiner.com
Uniforms for Team USA are the spectacular red, white and blue that represents the United States, but the uniforms were made in China. Members of Congress are fu.
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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rallies on China data, US bank earnings
Reuters
TSX up 66.91 pts, or 0.6 pct, at 11492.38 * Energy, mining shares lead gains after China data * Solid U.S. bank earnings help sentiment By Jon Cook TORONTO, July 13 (Reuters) – Canada’s.
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Oil up 1 percent as China GDP data soothes growth worry
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose 1 percent on Friday as China reported GDP data in line with expectations and slightly above the government’s target, soothing concerns about slowing growth in the world’s.
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White House Doesn’t Condemn ‘Made in ChinaUS Olympic Uniforms
ABC News (blog)
Ralph Lauren/AP Photo The White House does not believe the U.S. Olympic Team’s “Made-in-China” uniforms need to be replaced with American-made apparel ahead of the London Games later this month. “Maybe for future Olympics, those kinds of things
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On Olympic uniform issue, Congress wears the emperor’s new clothes
Chicago Tribune
I have just five words for the members of Congress whose skivvies are in a swivet over the news that the U.S. Olympic team’s Ralph Lauren parade uniforms for the London Olympics were made in China .
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WH: Outsourced Olympic Uniform Controversy Shouldn’t Distract From US
New York Daily News (blog)
Q Does the White House agree with Senator Reid saying that the Olympic uniforms should be burned because they were made in China? MR. EARNEST: The thing that I would point out is the United States Olympic Committee has said that they are a
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US STOCKS-Wall St cuts week’s losses with rally
Reuters
China GDP within expectations, easing slowdown fears. * JPMorgan rallies on profit and despite trading loss. * Indexes up: Dow 1.4 pct, S&P 1.4 pct, Nasdaq 1.3 pct. By Ryan Vlastelica. NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Friday
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Outrage Grows Over China-Made US Olympic Uniforms
KGTV San Diego
(CNN) — The U.S. Olympic Committee is defending sponsor Ralph Lauren’s uniforms for the opening ceremonies at the London Games after it was revealed that American athletes will be wearing clothing manufactured in China. … Friday, July 13, 2012.
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China-made US uniforms raise ire
ESPN
Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue — but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming.
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US STOCKS-Futures gain after China data, banks eyed
Reuters
China GDP within expectations* JPMorgan posts $4.4 bln credit trading loss; restates Q1* Futures up: Dow 3.8 pts, S&P 46 pts, Nasdaq 11.25ptsBy Chuck MikolajczakNEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – U.S..
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Oil rises for a third day on China Speculation, rising equities
Los Angeles Times
Oil rose for a third day, the longest winning streak in a month, as slowing growth in China fueled stimulus speculation and U.S. equities advanced.
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Reid Says China-Made Olympic Outfits Should Be Burned
Fox Business
The U.S.China Olympic rivalry heated up in an unfashionable way Thursday when a top U.S. lawmaker suggested burning the U.S. team’s outfits for the London opening ceremony because they were made in China.
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Team USA Uniforms Designed by Ralph Lauren Are Made in China
Babble (blog)
The 2008 Ralph Lauren Olympic uniforms were also Made in China. Everything we buy in this country is made elsewhere. We don’t even make our own flags.
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US Stock Futures Edge Higher on Relief Over China
Wall Street Journal
U.S. stock-index futures edged higher Friday after Chinese gross-domestic-product data proved to be in line with expectations and as investors awaited details of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s second-quarter earnings in the wake of a multibillion-dollar
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U.S. Stock Futures Gain Amid China Stimulus Speculation
Bloomberg
U.S. stocks rose, snapping the longest losing streak since May for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, amid speculation China will boost stimulus measures and as JPMorgan Chase & Co. rallied after reporting earnings.
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Lawmakers Rip Ralph Lauren ‘Made in ChinaU.S. Olympic Uniforms; Harry
Towleroad
Democratic and Republican lawmakers are equally outraged over Ralph Lauren’s Olympic uniforms which are entirely made in China. The AP:
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Lawmakers Criticize U.S. Olympic Committee For ‘Made In China‘ Uniforms
NASDAQ
NASDAQ News: Lawmakers Criticize U.S. Olympic Committee For ‘Made In China‘ Uniforms.
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U.S. Olympians get a look made in China
San Francisco Chronicle
Republicans and Democrats railed about the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese-manufactured berets, blazers and pants. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said at her weekly news conference that she’s proud of the
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Made in China Olympics gear: Sensitive subject for US factories
Los Angeles Times
Last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found that 88.5% of U.S. consumer spending goes to items made domestically. For each dollar spent on products made in China, such as Apple iPhones, 55 cents goes to American businesses for their
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Olympics 2012: Lawmakers furious over China-made U.S. team uniform
Indianapolis Star
The controversy surrounding Team USA’s Chinese-made uniforms for the Olympics opening ceremony raged Thursday as Washington politicians jumped into the fashion fray. They criticized the U.S. Olympic Committee for approving the uniforms.
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US Olympic uniforms made in China: Where do you draw the line?
Boston.com
The team is made in the U.S. Its clothing: Made in China.
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Lawmakers furious over China-made US Olympic uniform
Detroit Free Press
Republicans and Democrats railed about the USOC’s decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured clothes designed by Ralph Lauren.
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Ticker: Steve Schrader: USA Olympic unis made in China
Detroit Free Press
Finally, an issue Congress can agree on. Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about the uniforms Ralph Lauren is supplying the U.S. team for the London Olympics being made in China.
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Poll: Should ‘Made in ChinaUS Olympic uniforms be burned?
Detroit Free Press
Here’s some outrage to end the week on. The uniforms that the best of the best athletes in the U.S. will don at the Olympic games are made in China. And one lawmaker suggests throwing them in a pile and setting them on fire. Is this a good idea?
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Shanghai US consulate’s social media account, known for its irreverent remarks
Washington Post
BEIJING — A popular microblog produced by the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai on China’s most popular blogging site was inaccessible Friday, with a search for the account saying results could not be displayed and “relevant sensitive information or garbage
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Made in China US Olympic Uniforms Spark Controversy
Passport Magazine (blog)
Made in China U.S. Olympic Uniforms Spark Controversy.
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Wall Street cuts week’s losses with rally |
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Friday as data in China allayed concerns about a further slowing of global growth and banks advanced after JPMorgan released earnings.Shares of JPMorgan.
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US Olympic uniforms spark fury in Congress
Washington Post (blog)
Harry Reid calls for the burning of made-in-China Team USA Olympic uniforms.
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Team USA uniforms are made in China
WBTV
Lawmakers and some fashion designers are upset that the uniforms Team USA will be wearing at the London Olympics were made in China.
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Senator Says Burn China-Made Olympic Uniforms
Discovery News
The USChina Olympic rivalry heated up in an unfashionable way Thursday when a top US lawmaker suggested burning the US team’s outfits for the London opening ceremony because they were made in China. “I’m so upset. I think the Olympic Committee
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slower growth, China can’t play economic hero
USA TODAY
The country’s economy grew 7.6% over a year earlier in June, slowest since early 2009 during the global crisis.
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Ralph Lauren Olympics uniforms
Washington Post
The uniforms have caused controversy in the U.S. when it was discovered they were manufactured in China. HANDOUT / REUTERS. Related Content. These sketches obtained July 10, 2012 courtesy of Ralph Lauren shows Ralph Lauren Closing Ceremony
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Vermont’s Bernie Sanders hits US Olympic uniforms made in China
Boston.com
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont US Sen. Bernie Sanders is complaining about reports that this year’s US Olympic athletes are wearing uniforms made in China. News broke Thursday on several outlets that the red-white-and-blue uniforms to be worn by US
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Ralph Lauren Olympic Uniforms, Iconic American Look Made in China
Indiana’s NewsCenter
United States of America (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – An Olympic controversy of international proportions is brewing and the games haven’t even started yet.
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News Summary: US microblog in China disappears
Sacramento Bee
ACCOUNT DISAPPEARED: A widely read microblog written by the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai and known for its sometimes tongue-in-cheek comments about China’s social and political issues was inaccessible Friday.
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