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U.S. China News 2012.07.28

Sun, July 29, 2012

China grabs first Olympic gold, US swim drama looms
Yahoo! Sports
LONDON (Reuters) – China fired out a signal of their Olympic intent with the first gold medal of the London 2012 Games on Saturday in the shooting, while the host city warmed up to a Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte showdown in the pool. The U.S. team mates
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US dilemma in South China Sea response
Boston Herald
A key plank of the administration’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific since 2010 has been its declaration of a U.S. national interest in the maintenance of peace and stability in the South China Sea, where China and five of its neighbors — most notably the
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US men lead through qualifying
ESPN
The United States hasn’t been atop the podium since Bart Conner and the Golden Gang in 1984. It hasn’t even been in the same league as China and Japan, really. But after a surprise bronze medal in Beijing and another bronze at last year’s world
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Olympics-China grab first gold, US swim drama looms
Reuters
Phelps qualifies last for medley final. * South Korean freestyle champion disqualified. * China takes first gold of Games in women’s shooting. By Mark Trevelyan. LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – China fired out a signal of their Olympic intent with the first gold
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American Ariel Hsing reaches second round
Yahoo! Sports
Hsing said she choked up when she saw her mother Xin Jiang – who was born in China and immigrated 25 years – waving the U.S. flag. She said her father Michael, who was was born in Taiwan, prepared her racket – his usual custom. “I felt so proud to be an
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USA takes lead after two groups of men’s gymnastics
USA TODAY
But on Saturday, the first full day of the 2012 London Olympics, both powerhouses struggled and the feisty U.S. surged into the lead after two qualifying groups. Great Britain was second, followed by Japan and China with one session to go Saturday night.
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US cruises to lead in men’s gymnastics qualifying
San Jose Mercury News
LONDON—The Americans backed up their big talk about contending for the gold medal in men’s gymnastics, taking the lead in qualifying ahead of perennial powerhouses China and Japan on Saturday. The United States didn’t count a single fall on its way to
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US lead to raise golden gymnastics hopes
Reuters
A series of errors and stumbles made China look vulnerable and, after finishing second behind fired-up hosts Britain in the morning qualifying session, they slipped to fourth once the U.S. and Japan had taken to the apparatus in the afternoon. Going into the
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Cnooc-Nexen deal under US scrutiny
MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Chinese energy giant Cnooc Ltd.’s $15.1 billion deal to buy Nexen Inc. is under increasing political scrutiny in the U.S. even as it faces a long regulatory review in Canada. “It is rare that we have so much leverage to exert
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U.S. men lead after preliminary round of gymnastics; Japan, China falter
STLtoday.com (blog)
The preliminary round of gymnastics ended with the U.S. men on top of the standings, with a score of 275.342. They are followed by Great Britain with 272.420, Japan with 270.503, and China, the favorites going in, with 269.985. Americans Danell Leyva and
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Ariel Hsing moves on in table tennis
ESPN
Hsing said she choked up when she saw her mother, Xin Jiang — who was born in China and emigrated 25 years ago — waving the U.S. flag. She said her father Michael, who was was born in Taiwan, prepared her racket as is his custom. “I felt so proud to be
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China claims first gold, Phelps and Lochte do battle
CNN
as well as China. “I’m very excited and happy,” she said, quoted by the official Games website. The world’s No. 1, who started shooting at age 13, said there had been “a lot of pressure” on her to perform. Meanwhile, rival American swimmers Michael Phelps
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U.S. piles more duties on Chinese wind towers
Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States slapped on Friday a second round of duties on wind turbine towers from China, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries in the renewable energy sector. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was
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Olympics-United States‘ Dana Vollmer won women’s swimming 100m butterfly
Reuters
The other top qualifiers were The United States‘ Dana Vollmer with 56.25, China’s Lu Ying with 57.17 and Australia’s Alicia Coutts with 57.36. Results Table Heat 6 1. Dana Vollmer (U.S.) 56.25 seconds 2. Lu Ying (China) 57.17 3. Jeanette Ottesen (Denmark)
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Russia shocks China in beach volleyball opener
Chicago Tribune
The surprise result spiced up the first day of competition, in which the top attraction will be a clash between double gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States and Australians Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley. Low-ranked
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Chinese city kills project after pollution protest
U.S. News & World Report
By EUGENE HOSHIKO, Associated Press. QIDONG, China (AP) — Authorities in eastern China dropped plans for a waste water discharge project Saturday after thousands of protesters angry about pollution took to the streets. It was the latest of many such
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USChina Olympic Uniform Spat Reflects America’s ‘Hidden Strength’ (La
The Moderate Voice
Was there something missing from the frustrated rhetoric of U.S. lawmakers, who appeared so shocked that Team USA’s Olympic uniforms were made in China? La Stampa columnist Gianni Riotta writes that the ‘moral of the tale’ is that, like their China-made
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US Sets Duties on Chinese, Vietnamese Wind Towers
Businessweek
Proposed U.S. tariffs on wind-energy towers from China and Vietnam were welcomed by a trade group that had complained competitors were dumping products in the American market. The Commerce Department concluded in preliminary findings yesterday
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Russia, China, Turkey win in women’s hoops
OCRegister
LONDON — American-born Becky Hammon scored eight straight points down the stretch to help her adopted nation of Russia rally for a 58-53 victory over Canada on the opening day of Olympic women’s basketball. Trailing 50-40 with six minutes left, Russia
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China-Canada oil deal raises hackles in US
Business Standard
The US government should block a bid by China’s state oil company CNOOC for Canadian oil company Nexen until China’s government provides fair access for US companies that want to invest in China, a top Democratic senator plans to tell Treasury
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Analysis: US dilemma in South China Sea response
The Associated Press
By By MATTHEW PENNINGTON – 2 hours ago. WASHINGTON (AP) — China has heightened tensions in the South China Sea with its new, remote island city and planned military garrison in a contested area viewed as a potential flashpoint for conflict in the
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Olympic Table Tennis: Timothy Wang, American, Loses To Kim Song Nam At
Huffington Post
Eva Viteckova, Xiaoli Chen. Czech Republic forward Eva Viteckova, left, battles for a rebound with China forward Xiaoli Chen during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.
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High wire act between the US and China
Sydney Morning Herald
CONFUSED about the political posturing over our new best friend China and our old ally the US? Well, no need to be, as nothing has really changed – politicians say one thing publicly and mean another privately, except in the case of the Opposition Leader,
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US men’s gymnastics get chance to back up big talk of medals
Fox News
The United States didn’t count a single fall on its way to a score of 275.342, almost three points ahead of surprising Britain. Japan is third (270.503) after an error-filled day and defending Olympic champion China, which also has won the last five world titles,
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US senator wants government to block Nexen deal to press China on trade
CTV News
A U.S. senator wants his government to hold up a Chinese state-owned company’s $15.1-billion takeover of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. as a means to press China on its trade policy as the U.S. securities regulator also looks into allegations of insider trading
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Comedy of errors leave China nursing sore egos
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Guo Weiyang was left with a sore head, Zhang Chenglong was rubbing his sore bottom and the once-mighty Chinese men’s team were left nursing sore egos after they endured a bumpy start to the defence of their Olympic gymnastics
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US women overcome sloppy play, beat Croatia 81-56
San Francisco Chronicle
FILE – In this photo May 12, 2012 file photo, United States‘ Diana Taurasi competes against China in an exhibition women’s basketball game in Seattle. The U.S. begins its quest for a fifth straight Olympic gold medal against Croatia on Saturday, July 28, 2012,
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Friend or foe, US gymnasts don’t mind who watches
Huffington Post
But assuming each American does an Amanar in team finals, where three gymnasts compete on each event and all three scores count, the U.S. could build a sizable lead over Russia, Romania and China with just one event. “We’ve been working so hard on
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China’s Yi Siling won the women’s Shooting 10m air rifle overall
Reuters
LONDON, Jul (Reuters) – China’s Yi Siling won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s Shooting 10m air rifle at the 2012 London Games on Saturday. Yi finished with 502.9 points at The Royal Artillery Barracks in London to claim China’s first gold medal of
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US securities regulator alleges insider trading ahead of China’s Nexen bid
Globe and Mail
The U.S. securities regulator filed a complaint in court on Friday against a firm controlled by a Chinese billionaire and other traders, accusing them of making over $13-million (U.S.) from insider trading ahead of a bid by China’s CNOOC for Canadian oil
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Analysis: Phantom fears surround China’s Nexen deal
Reuters
CALGARY/TORONTO, Alberta (Reuters) – At first blush, CNOOC Ltd’s (0883.HK) $15.1 billion bid for Nexen Inc (NXY.TO) seemed like a sign that China is ready to go on a buying spree in Canada’s oil patch. But on a closer look that seems far from certain.
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US teen Ariel Hsing, favorite of Buffett and Gates, advances at table tennis
Washington Post
She returned this year after winning a spot on the U.S. team and played a few points with Buffett and Gates. She calls Buffett “Uncle Warren” and Gates “Uncle Bill.” Hsing will be a huge underdog in the second round against China-born Ni Xia Lian, who plays
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Trooper Li opens new front for China in badminton
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic champion and soldier Lin Dan has already brought immeasurable pride to the People’s Liberation Army, but the Chinese troops may have another source of badminton inspiration in All England women’s champion Li Xuerui.
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Nexen-CNOOC takeover: US regulators allege insider trading
Toronto Star
Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS Nexen-CNOOC deal – a U.S. senator is urging the U.S. to block the $15.1 billion blockbuster takeover bid unless China gives concessions. Vanessa Lu Business Reporter. Canada’s biggest-ever oil takeover deal hit a
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US Senator warns China on trade in review of oil deal
Reuters
Schumer says China must agree to resolve complex trade issues. * Says US approval of bid for Canadian oil firm should have conditions. * Analyst says U.S. small part of deal so has little leverage. By Roberta Rampton. WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters)
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China’s Yi Siling wins 10m air rifle; first gold of Games
USA TODAY
Top-ranked Yi Siling of China captures the first gold medal of the London Games. By Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports. Top-ranked Yi Siling of China captures the first gold medal of the London Games with a victory in the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition at Royal Sponsored Links. Yi Siling of China, who earned a shooting quota spot when she won the world women’s 10-meter air rifle championship in Munich two years ago, capped her domination of the discipline since then with the Olympic title.
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EYES ON LONDON: Nervous American, China wins first gold, Phelps has it all to
Washington Post
MY LEGS WERE SHAKING. American Timothy Wang is already out of his first Olympics. He lost his first table tennis match in four straight games on Saturday to North Korean Kim Song Nam. The experience lasted just a few minutes, beaten 11-5, 11-4, 11-7,
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US Said to Set Duties as High as 73% on Chinese Towers
Businessweek
The U.S. Commerce Department set tariffs of as much as 73 percent on imports of wind towers from China and as much as 60 percent on similar products made in Vietnam, people familiar with the decision said. The agency today made preliminary findings in
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US Senator warns China on trade in review of oil deal
Reuters UK
Schumer, who has made criticism of China’s economic policies a hallmark of his career, laid out a powerful political warning that many U.S. lawmakers expect China to open its doors to reciprocal investments, even as he made it clear that he does not object to
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China refutes US official’s criticism of human rights situation
People’s Daily Online
BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) — China on Friday refuted criticism on its human rights situation from a U.S. State Department official, urging the country to focus more on its own human rights improvement. “No country owns a perfect human rights situation.
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Senator wants US support withheld
StarPhoenix
“For far too long, the road toward a normalized trade and investment relationship between the U.S. and China has been a one-way street – it’s time that we demand equal treatment from China.” The friendly deal between Nexen and China National Offshore Oil
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US voices concern as Chinese activist loses appeal
China Post
WASHINGTON — The United States said Friday it was “deeply concerned” after a Chinese court threw out an appeal by disabled activist Ni Yulan and only reduced her prison term by two months. The court cut Ni’s sentence to 30 months after overturning a
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