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U.S. China News 2012.08.01

Wed, August 1, 2012

Olympics: US, China medal race turning ugly in a hurry
San Jose Mercury News
LONDON — The gloves are off and any pretense of civility is gone from the Olympic rivalry between the United States and China. The race to win the medal count got ugly fast. “Olympic sport is part of the culture war,” Chinese sports executive Wei Jizhong said
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Alloys in China’s Gold?
Wall Street Journal
The saddest effect of doping in modern sports is the way it has robbed us of the unalloyed exhilaration at witnessing true greatness. After Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen broke the world record in the 400-meter individual medley Saturday, a BBC commentator
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China says US sanctions against Chinese bank over transactions with Iran will
Washington Post
BEIJING — China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged the United States to rescind sanctions imposed on a Chinese bank over its transactions with Iran, saying the move damaged ChinaU.S. relations. Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a statement
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Olympics: US vs CHINA: THE NEW COLD WAR
ABC News (blog)
At the centre of this new Cold War is Ye Shiwen, a 16-year-old Chinese swimmer who snagged gold on Saturday in the 400 meter individual medley at a pace that shattered the world record by more than a second and knocked five second seconds off her
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China angry about doping accusation
ESPN
U.S. coach John Leonard was quoted in British media as saying Ye’s performances were “unbelievable” and “disturbing.” On Wednesday, the state-run Global Times responded by saying questions about Ye’s feats were unfair. “The West still judges China
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China sweeps synchronized diving events at London Olympics; US earns bronze
Washington Post
Qin and Luo got outscored by the Russians in the last round — 100.32 to 89.10 — but it proved no threat to China’s superiority. Zakharov and Kuznetsov, third behind China and the U.S. after the next-to-last round, rallied for the silver on their forward 4 1/2
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China says West being ‘petty’ over Ye doping allegations
CNN
The U.S. has maintained its lead over the country in the overall medal count, but China has been steadily closing the gap each year, placing within the top five in the summer Olympics since 1992. At the Beijing 2008 Olympics, China surpassed the U.S. in gold
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China Urges US to Lift Sanctions Against Bank for Iran Ties
Voice of America (blog)
The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday announced the sanctions against China’s Bank of Kunlun and an Iraqi financial institution accused of doing business with sanctioned Iranian banks. U.S. President Barack Obama also imposed new sanctions through an
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Global factories struggle as growth fears rise
Reuters
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. and euro zone factory activity slumped again in July while Chinese manufacturing hit an eight-month low, surveys showed on Wednesday, as economies worldwide showed signs of slowing. The data may boost pressure
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Clinton challenges Africa to embrace democracy
U.S. News & World Report
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In veiled swipes at China’s investments in Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday urged African leaders to embrace democracy and partnerships with responsible foreign powers as a means to improving
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Markit Final Index of US Manufacturing Fell to 51.4 in July
Businessweek
The European debt crisis and slower growth in China and Brazil may limit demand for U.S. goods. At the same time, American consumers are slowing their spending and businesses are tempering equipment purchases. The industry has weakened across the
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Olympics: US vs. China: The New Cold War
ABC News
Is China the new Soviet Union at the Olympics? It sure is looking like it today. At the center of this new Cold War is Ye Shiwen, a 16-year-old Chinese swimmer who came from fourth place today to win gold in the 200 meter individual medley and snagged gold
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David Gray / Reuters
NBCNews.com (blog)
“Michael Phelps won eight gold medals in the 2008 Games. Nobody seems to question the authenticity of his results, most probably because he is American.” Nobody that is, except for China’s former Olympic doctor who claimed Tuesday he long suspected
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Chinese politician’s wife charmed and threatened
U.S. News & World Report
By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press. BEIJING (AP) — Gu Kailai has been many things to many people: devoted wife, ambitious lawyer, gracious host, menacing businesswoman and, now, China’s most famous murder suspect. The wife of ousted Chinese
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Double Swim Gold Medalist Ye, 16, Predicts Younger Champions
Businessweek
Leverenz praised Ye’s achievements, saying it was for sports authorities to root out cheats. “I think it’s easy to point fingers, it’s easy to point fingers at any of the other racers,” the American said while sitting at a table next to the young Chinese swimmer.
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Terror threats, China top Clinton agenda in Africa
USA TODAY
She started the tour in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, where U.S. officials said she would give a speech warning African states about the potential perils of Chinese investment, which many development experts claim enriches China at Africa’s expense.
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China wins 3-meter synchro gold; US finishes 3rd
SI.com
LONDON (AP) China swept the synchronized diving events at the Olympics, winning the men’s 3-meter springboard to put the country halfway toward taking all the gold medals. Qin Kai and Luo Yutong led all six rounds of the final Wednesday, totaling 477.00
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Olympic Medal Count: USA and China Go Medal for Medal on Day 4
BostInno
Yesterday, China and the United States matched each other medal for medal with four golds, one silver, and one bronze each. Tied at 17 medals a piece after day three, they’re even again at a medal count of 23. When weighting the medals, however, China
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Commentary: USA vs. China medals race — it’s on
Salt Lake Tribune
“Olympic sport is part of the culture war,” Chinese sports executive Wei Jizhong said in an interview with The Denver Post. “In the culture war between China and the U.S., in the culture part, China is very weak. USA always is leading. In culture, you have
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For Chinese Olympians, Winning Is No Longer Everything
Bloomberg
Since Saturday, no Olympic telecast, website or sports page has been complete without a small table showing just how many more gold medals the Chinese team has accumulated than the competition — and specifically, than the U.S.. And what of the silver
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Chinese defend swimmer’s gold, knock Western ‘bias’
NBCNews.com (blog)
Ye’s dominant performance raised eyebrows among some swimming experts, including John Leonard, the head of the American Swimming Coaches Association who openly questioned the legitimacy of Ye’s victory. “History in our sport will tell you that every
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Macau government probes Sands over document transfer to US
Reuters
In March 2011, Las Vegas Sands also said it was being investigated by U.S. authorities for potential breaches of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits bribes to foreign officials by U.S. companies. Shares in Sands China fell 3 percent after
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US Hearing Blasts Working Conditions in China
Voice of America (blog)
In particular, Li said Apple, whose China operations have faced accusations of harsh labor conditions, has the ability to improve the situation. He noted the U.S. company’s annual profits are enough to pay more than 100 years of wages for 300000 workers at
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Manufacturing in slump in US, UK, eurozone and China
BBC News
Manufacturing in most of the world is in a slump, a raft of reports for July has suggested. US manufacturing growth shrank for the second month in a row, said a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. In the UK, the manufacturing sector shrank at its
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The Unfair Smear Campaign Against Chinese Swimming Sensation Ye Shiwen
Slate Magazine
But Longman also quoted American star Natalie Coughlin calling the performance “interesting,” Australia’s Stephanie Rice terming it “insane,” and the United States‘ Caitlin Leverenz saying, “The Chinese have had a history in the past of doping, so I don’t
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Ye Shiwen: Another gold, another record, more suspicion
USA TODAY
The suspicions have arisen largely because of Chinese swimming’s tainted past. “People who are reacting (negatively to Ye) went through the ’90s when there definitely was an issue, and it was proven,” U.S. coach Bob Bowman said. “So that’s something the
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London 2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States, China Still Jockeying For
SB Nation
The United States and China are still well-ahead of the pack in the medal count for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The two countries have been jockeying atop the standings since the games began, and they remain competitive so far Wednesday.
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Rule of law in China the silent victim at Bo Xilai wife’s trial
Chicago Tribune
Gu, who practiced commercial law and wrote once a book about her experiences of both the Chinese and U.S. legal systems, will be at the centre of highly politicized trial this month in which rule of law is unlikely to attract more than token attention.
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Olympic Medal Count 2012: China, USA tied for first; current standings and odds
Examiner.com
Day five of the 2012 Olympic Games are upon us, and so far it is China who has had the best overall success in the Medal count. As of 8:00 a.m. ET the United States and China are tied in the overall Medal count with 23, but the Chinese lead overall in Gold
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China opposes Iran-based US sanctions on CNPC’s Bank of Kunlun
Platts
China has announced its opposition to US sanctions imposed on the Bank of Kunlun, owned by China National Petroleum Corp, for doing business with Iranian banks. In a statement on the website of the Chinese consulate in New York on Wednesday,
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Ye Shiwen: China is not being singled out with doping suspicions
The Guardian (blog)
When a Chinese athlete won, everyone was so excited and proud. I remember watching as China’s position rose from 11 in the medal tables in the 1988 Seoul Olympics to three in Sydney in 2000. Finally, in 2008, China finally beat Russia and the US to be
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BMW earnings fall 28 percent
NBCNews.com
Earnings were supported by continuing sales increases in China, where they rose 31 percent, and by a 10 percent increase in the U.S.. Strong global sales of the X3 sport utility, which jumped 38 percent, helped too. “The BMW Group continued to perform
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Olympics-US team steps back from coach’s drugs comments
Reuters
LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – An American swimming coach who suggested China’s Olympic swimming champion Ye Shiwen could be using banned substances is not associated in any way with the country’s swimming or Olympic team, the United States
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Ye Shiwen denies doping, predicts Olympic youth movement
Newsday
“I think it’s easy to point fingers, it’s easy to point fingers at any of the other racers,” the American said while sitting at a table next to the young Chinese swimmer. Chinese Legacy Any exceptional swim by a Chinese athlete is going to be called into question
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2012 Olympic medal totals by country: US and China dominate
Examiner.com
China and the U.S., which are running neck to neck in Olympic medal totals, are far ahead of the rest of the countries with second place Japan only awarded 13 Olympic medals. That’s 10 away from the two countries in the Olympic lead, according to the
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Unease, anger as Chinese swimmer fights doping doubts
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen should be basking in the glow of Olympic glory – aged just 16 she has a world record, a Games record and two gold medals. Instead, she has been forced to fend off questions and insinuations of
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Olympics-Phelps breaks medal record with relay gold
Reuters
American beats 48-year-old record of Soviet gymnast Latynina. * Takes silver in butterfly, gold in freestyle relay. * Chinese prodigy Ye captures second medley victory (Updates with Phelps relay, Ye, U.S. gymnastics). By Mark Trevelyan. LONDON, July 31
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Olympic Standings 2012: USA Will Distance Itself from China in Track & Field
Bleacher Report
Team USA and the Chinese are deadlocked at the top of the 2012 Olympic Standings. China better enjoy the view from up there because, by this time next week, it’ll be long gone. When the track and field competition begins on Friday, the U.S. will distance
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Olympic Standings 2012: Bold Predictions for Final Day 5 Medal Count
Bleacher Report
During the Olympics thus far, China and the United States have been neck and neck, as far as medals are concerned. On Day 3, China got a big leg up when the men’s gymnastics team won the all-around competition. But on Day 4, the U.S. quickly made up
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Macau probes Sands China over privacy breach
U.S. News & World Report
HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese arm of U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s gambling empire is being investigated by Macau privacy authorities over its handling of documents related to a lawsuit by its former CEO, who claims the company has links to crime
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Look out world, China’s in the Olympic pool
CBC.ca
And right now the country looking to take on the world is China. In these early days of the London Games, China and the United States sit atop the medal board, tied, with China holding the lead in the key category of Olympic gold. China is an established force
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US Urged To Cancel Sanctions On Chinese Bank
RTT News
“The U.S. side imposing sanctions, in accordance with its domestic law, on a Chinese financial institution has severely violated the principles of international relations and impaired the interests of the Chinese side,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said
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Clinton takes veiled swipe at China in Africa
CBS News
(CBS/AP) DAKAR, Senegal – In a veiled swipe at China’s investments in Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday urged African leaders to embrace democracy and partnerships with responsible foreign powers if they want to
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