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U.S. China News 2012.07.22

Sun, July 22, 2012

Can Britain break US, China, Russia’s golden triangle?
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) – Bookmakers and economists are predicting Britain could end a gold medal stranglehold enjoyed by China, the United States and Russia this century by muscling into the top three finishing positions at the London Olympics. Since 2000
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China, US to battle it out for top position in London
Firstpost
London, July 22 (IANS) China beat long-time Olympic powerhouse United States in the number of gold medals at Beijing 2008 but in London it might be a different story. China captured 51 golds, 21 silvers and 28 bronzes in Beijing, relegating the United
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Nowhere to hide: Global economic troubles spread from Europe and US to
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The global economy is in the worst shape since the dark days of 2009. Six of the 17 countries that use the euro currency are in recession. The U.S. economy is struggling again. And the economic superstars of the developing world — China,
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Scandal, economy, unrest mar China’s leader change
U.S. News & World Report
Tensions simmer with neighboring countries and the U.S. over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Then there’s the unresolved scandal involving Bo Xilai, who was a well-connected contender for high office before he was ousted for still unexplained
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China storms kill 20, including 10 in Beijing
U.S. News & World Report
BEIJING (AP) — The heaviest rain to hit Beijing in six decades killed at least 10 people and left cars and buses submerged, and 10 other storm deaths were reported elsewhere as China braced Sunday for more downpours. The rain Saturday night knocked
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China, US to Battle it Out for Top Position in London
CRIENGLISH.com
China beat long-time Olympic powerhouse United States in the number of gold medals at Beijing 2008 but in London it might be a different story. China captured 51 golds, 21 silvers and 28 bronzes in Beijing, relegating the United States to second place with
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US missile shield to encircle Chinese economic tiger
RT
“It undermines strategic stability,” acknowledged Major General Zhu Chenghu of China’s National Defense University. The General first became internationally known in 2005 when he declared that China might use nuclear weapons if the US intervened
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American idols for the London Games
Kansas City Star
While the United States has led the medal count at the last four Summer Games, China finished just 10 total medals (110-100) behind the American team at the 2008 Beijing Games. And China did take home 15 more gold medals (51-36). While the United
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Olympics 2012: Team USA’s fashion faux pas, Jamaica’s Olympic uniforms win
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
With all the teeth-gnashing over the outsourcing of Team USA’s Olympic uniforms to China and Ralph Lauren’s decision to outfit red-blooded Americans in, heaven forbid, berets, many people have overlooked the fact that the parade uniforms to be worn by
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US economy remade
TheChronicleHerald.ca
On the campaign trail both parties attack China as a currency-fiddling, rule-breaking supplier of cheap imports, but a richer China has become the third-largest market for America’s exports, up 53 per cent since 2007. American exporters are changing as well.
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Olympic gamesmanship
Boston Herald
We’re a little impatient with the uproar from politicians over the fact that the uniforms worn by the U.S. Olympic Team in London were made in China. Americans long ago decided that the advantage of low prices was so great that it was better to get most of our
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Chinese high school students tour Illinois plant
Sacramento Bee
Quinn signed agreements with Chinese officials in September in business, cultural and educational cooperation. The Oak Valley Water Reclamation Facility in Homer Glen is operated by Illinois American Water. It was upgraded in 2009 to double its capacity
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Blumenthal pushes US apparel for Olympic team
Meriden Record-Journal
The American uniforms for the 2012 London Games were made in China, which sparked an outcry from members of Congress. Designer Ralph Lauren said last week the uniforms it provides the U.S. Olympic team at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia,
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Filipino Shooter Against American Phenom
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines — In the last three editions or so of the Olympics, Chinese shooters have upstaged their counterparts from United States and Russia to validate China’s status as the most dominant country in the sport. China, in the latest count, has
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Jin Xing USA Group Imports Unique Toys and Gifts from China
TopTenWholesale News
Jin Xing USA Group, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Mike Pan. While in the process of opening a gift store himself, Mr. Pan took a trip to to China and found many ideal products in the factories there. These products were not only very attractive and well made,
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MORE ON THE STORY
RT
China has expressed mild concerns with the American plans to shift most of its warships to the Pacific region by 2020. Beijing called on to Washington to respect the interests of all sides in the Asia-Pacific, including that of China. US Navy, the aircraft carrier
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China Appeals To World Trade Organization Over US Steel Products
WITN
China Appeals To World Trade Organization Over US Steel Products. China has appealed to the World Trade Organization to set aside a WTO panel report favoring the United States in an anti-dumping case involving U.S. steel product. The Chinese Ministry
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A Look at the BRICS Part I: Brazil’s Woes
ValueWalk
The charts below illustrate Goldman Sach’s prediction for 2010 and 2020 in reference to the year 2000 data. Recent reports suggested that China have already overtaken the U.S as the world’s greatest economy, while Brazil, is believed to have overtaken the
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Through foreign-policy swells Obama has steered us well
The Seattle Times
People are interacting with each other, but they’re mostly focused on the godawful stuff going on inside. Europe has the euro mess. The Middle East has the Arab Spring. The U.S. has the economic stagnation and the debt. The Chinese have their perpetual
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China Consumption Story Intact: WPP CEO
CNBC.com
“It’s been boosted by the Olympics, the U.S. election and the European football championship,” he noted. If world real economic growth runs at about 3 percent and if advertising stays at the same proportion of GNP, you’re talking about industry growth at 4 or 5
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Why China Is Back On Our Radar
Seeking Alpha
As we noted late in Thursday’s session, the short-term risk-reward ratio for most risk assets is unfavorable. Therefore, some patience may be in order relative to considering all new positions, including China. Like the United States and Europe, growth in China
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Team USA looks good as gold in several events in London
Kansas City Star
2008 Beijing Olympics, Team USA won 31 of its 110 medals in swimming, 23 in track and field and 10 in gymnastics. It’s not a unique formula. Host China won more medals in diving (11) at the Beijing Games than in track and field and swimming combined.
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Russ Feingold: Obama’s policies good for Wisconsin’s economy
La Crosse Tribune
Is it his record as a corporate raider who sent U.S. jobs to countries like Mexico, India and China? Or was Walker referring to Romney’s failed record as the governor of Massachusetts, where under his leadership Massachusetts fell to 47th in the nation in job
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Nilda Rego: Chinese Exclusion Acts
Contra Costa Times
It targeted what were labeled as “undesirables” from Asia. Among those it was supposed to keep out were prostitutes; however, by the way it was enforced, it effectively stopped all Chinese women from entering the United States to join their husbands.
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China Selling Us Counterfeit Chips
The Moral Liberal
BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY. When will our government realize that Communist China is not a friendly trading partner but is an enemy cheating us and deceiving us. The Senate Armed Services Committee has reported that one million suspected “bogus parts”
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Asean in the vortex of South China Sea
Livemint
Over the past two decades China has provided over $10 billion in aid to Cambodia and last year alone China pledged to Phnom Penh 10 times the foreign investment promised by the US. Beijing also paid for building the Peace Palace (ironically the venue of
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Time to say hi to US wines
China Daily
Metropolitan cities like Beijing and Shanghai are seeing a lot of wine-tasting events, organized by major wine-producing countries. But recently the agricultural trade office of the US embassy chose to hold an American wine tasting in Zhengzhou, capital of
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Problem of Olympic-sized proportions
Burlington Times News
The other day an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer opined that it’s perfectly fine and dandy that the uniforms for members of the U.S. Olympic were made in China. Allow us to clear our throats before saying this: We beg to differ. The Inquirer equated the
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China’s demand for iron ore at record 1.8 billion tons in 2012
Examiner.com
The price of iron ore would go high in 2013 despite of supply increase from Australia, India, Africa and Brazil. The iron ore production cost in China is apparently higher than US $100 per tonne. Chinese iron ore import increased by around 68 million tonnes to
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Proposed Law Could Spark a U.S.-Chin war on Visas for Journalists
JD Supra (press release)
It would require that Chinese journalists’ U.S. visas be revoked so that there are no more than the number of Chinese visas issued U.S. government-employed journalists, which is currently exactly two. The Chinese Media Reciprocity Act (H.R. 2899) is
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Measure Ensuring American Workers Are Protected Against Unfair Chinese
PoliticalNews.me (press release)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) recommendation, the U.S. Department of Commerce agreed to change the way it calculates dumping margins to more accurately gauge unfair Chinese tax policies that hurt Ohio
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US hawks rally to defend defense
Democratic Underground
“The specter of sequestration threatens the US defense industrial base at a time when China, Russia, and other military competitors are ramping up their defense industries,” according to the statement, which helped raise the curtain on this week’s mantra from
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Slower global growth reflects close economic links
The Associated Press
The U.S. economy is struggling again. And the economic superstars of the developing world — China, India and Brazil — are in no position to come to the rescue. They’re slowing, too. The lengthening shadow over the world’s economy illustrates one of the
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Roger Kahn Guest Column: Support American athletes and American workers
The Morning Sun
This is a time to put aside our differences, unite as Americans and cheer for Team USA. Unfortunately, this year’s games will also unite us in disappointment because our athletes will be sporting uniforms made in China. While we know the U.S. team is
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10 storylines to watch at 2012 London Olympics
Arizona Republic
There are differing opinions about how the medal count will go in London, both centering on China. Some see the Chinese continuing their upward trajectory and ending the United States‘ four-Olympic streak of most overall medals. Others say that, historically
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Chinese pair walks away with doubles title at Women’s Hospital Classic tennis
Evansville Courier & Press
She and Pluskota led only briefly in the second set at 3-2 before their Chinese counterparts won four straight games to take the match and the $637 prize. “They were putting a lot of pressure on us in the middle of the court and just in general playing very solid
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India to contribute 20% of De Beers’ diamond sales in 5 years
Hindu Business Line
Mr Lussier says India and China are the priority markets for Forevermark. “For long, the US has dominated the world diamond market. By the end of the decade, India and China will together account for a third of the world diamond collection and be as large as
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China appeals WTO rule on steel dispute with US
SteelGuru
Xinhua reported that China recently appealed part of the WTO preliminary ruling favoring the United States in its claims against Chinese anti-dumping duties on electrical steel products from the US. WTO said in a brief notice that “China appeals certain issues
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Former Chinese propaganda chief Ding Guangen dies
KCAU
A U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours of duty in the Middle East. A 6-year-old girl excited about her swimming classes. A Target employee who shielded his girlfriend and her brother with his own body. They and…More>>. A U.S. Navy veteran who
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China appeals to WTO over decision on US steel
Nevada Appeal
The United States lodged a complaint in 2010 that challenged Chinese tariffs on U.S.-made grain-oriented flat-rolled electrical steel. China says it imposed the tariffs because U.S. “Buy American” provisions and state government procurement laws amount to
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