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U.S. China News 2012.07.14

Sat, July 14, 2012

After outrage, Team USA uniforms will be made in America
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ralph Lauren’s stylish uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team, complete with a jaunty beret, have sparked a political row because the red, white and blue outfits were made in China. With U.S. unemployment hovering just above 8 percent,
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Ralph Lauren to make 2014 Olympic uniforms in the US
Los Angeles Times
Ralph Lauren Corp. makes the pledge in response to criticism over the fact that the U.S. Olympic team’s uniforms for 2012 were made in China.
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WTF Moment — US Olympic Team Uniforms Made In China
Seeing the Forest
The U.S. Olympic team’s uniforms were made in China? This might be a WTF moment for the country, over the practice of sending our jobs, factories, industries and economy to China for the super-enrichment of a few. What next, a President made in China?
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USOC: It’s too late to remake Team USA uniforms for London Games
CNN
The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is too late to remake uniforms that sport “Made in China” labels for the London Games.
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Why ‘Made in China‘ is gold for US Olympic team
Christian Science Monitor
Ralph Lauren’s line of clothes for the US Olympic team was made in China, which has some members of Congress furious. It put the US Olympic Committee in a tough spot.
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Ditch Chinese-made threads, says senator
New York Daily News
Chuck Schumer, who called on the U.S. Olympic Committee Friday to ditch their Chinese-made Ralph Lauren outfits — and order whole new getups from famed Rochester-based suitmaker Hickey Freeman. The company is “ready, willing and able to lead the
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US intervention not conducive to Asia-Pacific stability
Xinhua
BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) — Hillary Clinton’s whirlwind tour of China’s neighbors as part of the U.S. pivot to Asia strategy has made waves again in the South China Sea. The “strategic pressure” is not conducive to Asia’s development or U.S. long-term
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Ralph Lauren Should Apologize for ‘Made in China‘ Uniforms: A Fan’s Take
Yahoo! Sports
When you think about all the people who are unemployed in this country, why didn’t iconic American designer Ralph Lauren open an abandoned factory and hire Americans to make our Olympic uniforms? The cost of labor in China is just too good to turn
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US Olympians Won’t Wear ‘Made in USA‘ Uniforms Until 2014
Businessweek
U.S. Olympians won’t be sporting uniforms “made in America” until the 2014 Winter Games. The U.S. Olympic Committee came under fire from members of Congress for commissioning uniforms that were manufactured in China. Senate Majority Leader Harry
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Loss of American manufacturing jobs is now in the spotlight
Examiner.com
The fiasco over the making of the American Olympic team’s ceremonial uniforms by China has put the loss of American manufacturing jobs into the political spotli.
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Ralph Lauren issues statement about Olympic uniforms made in China
Examiner.com
Ralph Lauren responds today July 14, 2012 to the uproar about the official uniforms that it provided to the US Olympic team for 2012. Their response didn’t real.
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Designer plans to produce future uniforms in USA
San Francisco Chronicle
The U.S. uniforms for the London Games were made in China, which sparked congressional criticism of the U.S. Olympic Committee. “Ralph Lauren promises to lead the conversation within our industry and our government to address the issue to increase
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US Olympic Committee to Promise American Made Uniforms by 2014
ABC News (blog)
Ralph Lauren – an obama supporter and campaign donor – and they then charge over 700 bucks for a blazer – I’m sure obama encouraged them to leave anything American off the uniform – how about a damn Flag instead of a chinese polo pony. Another
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Olympic uniforms will carry ‘Made in the USA‘ label — in 2014
Los Angeles Times
Hang on to your tweed beret — it appears future Team USA uniforms will be made stateside.
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The outrage! US Olympics uniforms made in China!
Chicago Tribune (blog)
The story has patriots in a conniption. All of those who, at this very moment, are wearing only American-made garments, shoes, eyewear etc., feel free to vent your fury in the comment thread.
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Ralph Lauren addresses China controversy
USA TODAY
Clothing company promises Olympic uniforms for 2014 Games will be made in the U.S..
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US Olympic unis: Made in China
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
U.S. Olympic unis: Made in China. You have to wonder what the U.S. Olympic Committee could have been thinking when it OK’d the use of uniforms for the 2012 Games that were designed by Ralph Lauren … but made in China. At the very least, it was
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Ralph Lauren promises to make 2014 Olympic uniforms in America
Los Angeles Times
After weathering two days of criticism for manufacturing outfits for the 2012 London games in China, American retailer Ralph Lauren announced Friday that it was commited to producing uniforms in America for the 2014 Winter Games, which will be held in
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Lawmakers furious over China-made Olympic uniform
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Associated Press (AP) Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming. Republicans and … – timesleader.com.
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China-Made” Goes Far Beyond Olympic Uniforms
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog)
The Ralph Lauren-designed outfits, which every member of Team USA is slated to wear during the July 27 Opening Ceremony, were all made in China. That brought a chorus of criticism from both Republican and Democratic congressmen, including Illinois
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Condemning Olympic Apparel Made in China: Another Tempest in a Teapot
New America Media
Unlike some countries, such as China, where Olympic participation enjoys state financial support, the U.S. Olympians will go to London through donations and private sector fund- raising efforts. The U.S. government, even if it wanted to, does not have
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Ralph Lauren to make American-made Olympic uniforms in 2014, as senators
Fox News
“The U.S. Olympic Committee was 100 percent wrong to outsource the manufacturing of U.S. uniforms for the opening ceremony to China,” Sen. Bob Casey. D-Pa., one of the bill’s sponsors, said. Although Ralph Lauren agreed to make future uniforms in the
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A made in China tag? That’s so un-American
Canada.com
Ralph Lauren’s stylish uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team, complete with a jaunty beret, have sparked.
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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rallies on China growth, US bank earnings
Reuters
TSX ends up 89.06 points, or 0.8 pct, at 11514.53 * Energy, mining shares boosted by China data * Solid U.S. bank earnings help risk sentiment By Jon Cook TORONTO, July 13 (Reuters)
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Uniforms from China
Chicago Tribune
The political bluster and general anger over the fact that the U.S. Olympic team’s uniforms were made in China is a reminder of how quick we all are to blame somebody else for everything that bothers us.
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At the next Olympics, the team from the USA will wear uniforms made in the USA.
Fox News
Designer Ralph Lauren announced Friday that the uniforms it provides the U.S. Olympic team at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will, in fact, be made in the United States. The U.S. uniforms for the London Games were made in China, which sparked
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Come home, Ralph
New York Daily News
Lots of things are “Made in China,” from quality to junk, but the uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team? Sheesh!
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Rep. Neal, Congress Angry with US Olympic Uniforms being Made in China
abc40
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WGGB/ABC) — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is joining the chorus of members of Congress who are upset after news broke that the uniforms worn by the U.S. Olympic athletes in the London games are made in China. They’re competing for
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US indicts Iranian, Chinese for nuclear export plot
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal grand jury has indicted two men, one from Iran and the other from China, on charges of conspiring to send materials from the United States to Iran for the purpose of enriching.
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U.S. Olympic Uniforms: Not made in the U.S.A.
Indianapolis Star
They’re from the USA, competing for the USA and wearing USA colors. But their uniforms? Those were made in China.
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USOC’s statement on Team USA uniforms
ESPN (blog)
The following is a statement from USOC CEO Scott Blackmun after politicians criticized the committee for allowing Team USA’s official designer, Ralph Lauren, to have athletes’ London Olympics attire made in China. “We take seriously the concerns we’ve
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US Oil Ends at $87 on China GDP, North Sea Problems
CNBC.com
Oil prices rose for a third day on Friday after China reported GDP data in line with expectations and slightly above the government’s target, soothing concerns about slowing growth in the world’s second largest economy.
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US go for home-made kit – next time
Herald Sun
The announcement, made Friday, came in the wake of bitter criticism from US lawmakers over the fact that the uniforms that US Olympians will wear at the opening and closing ceremonies in London are made in China. “With athletes having already arrived
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It’s made in China for Team USA
China Daily
A controversy about the Made in China uniforms for the US Olympic team continued to erupt, one US track and field Olympian expressed his thanks to China.
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US Olympics Made-in-USA clothes controversy has Oregon tie
OregonLive.com
Ralph Lauren takes heat for Made-in-China duds; Nike supplies several U.S. teams; China’s Li-Ning supplies U.S. diving team.
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US Stocks Gain for Week, Erasing Loss on JPMorgan Rally
Businessweek
U.S. stocks rose for the week, reversing losses on the final day, as a rally in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and speculation China will boost stimulus measures tempered concern about earnings and the global economy.
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U.S. Stocks Rise as JPMorgan Rallies, China Speculation Grows
San Francisco Chronicle
U.S. stocks rallied, 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. JPMorgan surged 5.4 percent to lead
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Just call uniforms our Olympic duds
Chicago Sun-Times
I don’t know if there’s anything that hasn’t been said about our 2012 U.S. Olympic team uniforms having been made in China, but I would feel remiss if I didn’t at least make some comment about this historically relevant issue. Pitiful. Just freaking
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