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U.S. China News 2012.08.02

Thu, August 2, 2012

Head of US swimming coaches’ organization steps up Chinese doping allegations
Casper Star-Tribune Online (blog)
Leonard declared doubts about the world record 400-meter individual medley swim by Chinese teenager Ye Shiwen. Leonard, an American, basically said the gold-medal swim had all the earmarks of a drug-enhanced performance. Leonard called Ye’s
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Chinese dissident Chen welcomed to US Capitol
Fox News
Chen, 40, moved to the U.S. in May with his wife and two children after a dramatic escape from house arrest in China’s Shandong province to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He had documented forced abortions and other abuses by local authorities.
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For US, China is the new Soviet Union during the 2012 London Olympic Games
New York Daily News
The U.S. clearly threw the first beanball here, a provocative act lacking proof, and therefore an unwise move. A prominent American swimming coach, John Leonard, went on the record about private suspicions involving Ye Shiwen, the Chinese breakout star
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US Grain Exports-Soy sales at 9-month low; China cancels new-crop
Reuters
Net soybean sales lowest since Oct 2011 * New-crop soy sales blunted by China cancellations * Corn, wheat sales rebound, but within trade forecasts By Karl Plume Aug 2 (Reuters) – U.S. soybean export sales plunged last week to a nine-month low due to a
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U.S., Britain Win Two Olympic Golds as China Leads in Standings
San Francisco Chronicle
2 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. women’s eight successfully defended its Olympic rowing title and Britain twice won gold as China maintained its lead in the medal standings at the London Games. The American boat led from the start, pulling away to finish in 6
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China responds to US criticism on religious rights: Don’t ‘meddle’ in our policies
NBCNews.com (blog)
BEIJING – China has blasted a State Department report that criticized its controls on religion, saying Thursday that the document was prejudiced and an attempt to meddle in domestic affairs. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s condemnation of the International
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Destinee Hooker leads US over China at Olympics
Yahoo! Sports
LONDON (AP) — Destinee Hooker scored 22 points and the U.S. women’s volleyball team improved to 3-0 with a three-set preliminary round victory over China at the London Olympics on Wednesday. Megan Hodge added 18 points for the top-ranked U.S.
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US swim coach’s personal info crawls onto China’s Twitter
CNET
U.S. swim coach’s personal info crawls onto China’s Twitter. Coach who is suspicious of absurdly fast Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen has his personal details posted on Sina Weibo, the Chinese Twitter, by the former head of Google China. Is this Guy Adams II?
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Dumais earns a long-awaited medal
Boston.com
The world’s diving superpower completed a sweep of the synchronized events, winning the men’s 3-meter springboard and putting China halfway toward taking all the gold medals. The Chinese also won the men’s 10-meter platform and women’s 3-meter and
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US blames Russia, China in Annan resignation
Fox News
WASHINGTON – The White House says Kofi Annan’s resignation as United Nations envoy to Syria highlights the failure of Russia and China to support action against Syrian President Bashar Assad. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the U.S. is
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Covidien Opens US$45 Million R&D Facility in China
MarketWatch (press release)
China is a key market in our global strategy, and this investment is a reflection of our strategic initiatives.” With a total investment of US$45 million over a three year period, the CTC will eventually employ more than 300 people. The facility spans more than
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U.S. Swimmers, Chinese Divers Dominate in Olympic Pool
San Francisco Chronicle
Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) — U.S. swimmers and Chinese divers continued to dominate on a record-setting day in the pool at the London Olympics. Nathan Adrian won the men’s 100-meter freestyle and the U.S. women captured the 800-meter freestyle relay to give
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China’s Nexen takeover has a big US hedge
MarketWatch
By Bill Mann, MarketWatch. VANCOUVER, B.C. (MarketWatch) — Enbridge’s fitful attempts to build a pipeline from Alberta’s oil fields to the British Columbia coast is providing plenty of entertainment value on the business and political fronts these days.
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Australia rejects proposal to base US carrier
New York Daily News
“There’s a concern that the more the U.S. builds up its military posture in the Western Pacific as part of President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia, the higher the risk that the U.S.China relationship will become more competitive, more adversarial, more hostile,
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US Olympic Women’s Swimming 2012: Watch out Team USA; China Is on the Rise
Bleacher Report
A danger lurks for the U.S. women’s swimming team. It is hidden in the shadow of their London success, threatening their future hopes. And it wears red. Team USA is enjoying great success in women’s swimming, headlined by Dana Vollmer, Rebecca Soni,
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Olympic Standings 2012: Team USA Will Close Gold Medal Gap on Day Six
Bleacher Report
The United States sat five gold medals behind China at the start of the day. After USA claimed women’s eight gold in rowing, the medal gap already begun to narrow in London on Day Six. China will add at least one gold to their total count, as Zhang Jike and
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Top China paper hits back over Ye doping doubts
Chicago Tribune
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top official newspaper has waded into the furore over comments suggesting Olympics swimming sensation Ye Shiwen might have benefited from doping, saying that the unfounded suspicions showed ignorance and “deep-seated
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Olympic Medal Count: China Sneaks Ahead of US after Day 5
BostInno (blog)
After 5 days of heart pounding (and heart breaking) action from the 2012 London Olympics, the medal count battle between Team China and Team USA is looking even more like a two horse race. Heading into the fifth day of competition, China and the United
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Online and outspoken: China’s microblog craze
U.S. News & World Report
By ALEXA OLESEN, Associated Press. BEIJING (AP) — China’s Twitter was raucous Thursday with horn-tooting over Beijing’s gold rush at the London Olympics, a digital reflection of the nation’s exuberant mood — embellished with flashing emoticons. Earlier
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The Netherlands defeats China 1-0 in women’s hockey, Australia beats US 1-0
Washington Post
LONDON — Maartje Goderie reprised her scoring role from the 2008 final against the home team in Beijing on Thursday to seal the Netherlands’ 1-0 victory over China in women’s hockey at the London Olympics. The midfielder weaved through China’s
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Olympics medal count: China edges back out in front of US Wednesday
Christian Science Monitor
However, by Wednesday afternoon, China regained the medal lead, 30-29. China was also still ahead in the gold medal count, with 17 to the US’s 12. Phelps and the women’s gymnastics team may have been the main attraction on Tuesday, but what really
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Senegal Seen as US Partner in Fight against Extremism
Voice of America
Clinton’s Africa trip comes against a background of rapidly rising Chinese trade and investment on the continent. China surpassed the United States in 2009 becoming Africa’s largest trading partner, and the volume of trade has continued to rise dramatically.
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US beats China, thanks to Destinee
Deseret News
It was the United States‘ eighth straight victory over China in international competition. The team’s last loss came at the 2007 World Grand Prix. The U.S. women are among the favorites to medal in London. The team has never won an Olympic gold medal in
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Chinese athletes ‘enjoy’ great success but at what cost?
MiamiHerald.com
“There is a lot for us to learn from an opponent like the USA,” Chinese captain Qiuyue Wei said. Mostly, the technically impressive Chinese learned how badly they need Wang. As Wang jogged to test her ankle during the third game, one thought kept
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US model for a future war fans tensions with China and inside Pentagon
Washington Post
When President Obama called on the U.S. military to shift its focus to Asia earlier this year, Andrew Marshall, a 91-year-old futurist, had a vision of what to do. Marshall’s small office in the Pentagon has spent the past two decades planning for a war against an
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US factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June indicating further slowdown in
Washington Post
U.S. consumers and businesses have cut back on spending, which has lowered demand for factory goods. Europe’s economic woes and slower growth in China, India and Brazil have also reduced demand for American exports. U.S. manufacturing shrank for
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US Sanctions Against Bank ‘Target’ China
LoanSafe
(Source: Zhou Wa Asia News Network (MCT) — Washington has attempted to put more pressure on China over the Iranian nuclear issue by placing sanctions on the country’s Bank of Kunlun, with China expressing its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition
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Blind Chinese Activist Meets With US Lawmakers
Voice of America
The United States raised Chen’s case during the 17th USChina Human Rights Dialogue, also expressing concerns about the arrest of his nephew. Chen said Chinese central government officials have not contacted him for any progress on the open
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Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng Visits US Capitol, Says China ‘Deteriorating’
ABC News (blog)
Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese human rights activist who captured international headlines earlier this year after escaping house arrest, met with top congressional leaders at the U.S. Capitol today to plead for assistance from the U.S. government in
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Medal Check: projections say after Day 5, U.S. has work to do in gold race
CBSSports.com (blog)
Which got us to thinking: yes, at the end of the fifth day of competition, China holds the lead in both total medals and most gold medals in the medal count, 30 to 29 and 17 to 12, respectively. In the gold medal race, in particular, China looks to have a
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Smith Rules Out US Having Aircraft Carrier Base in Perth
Businessweek
The increased military presence is part of a U.S. push to boost its footprint in the Asia-Pacific, including a bid to strengthen naval defenses in the Philippines, as China’s military power grows. The proposal to base a U.S. aircraft carrier and supporting fleet in
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U.S. Olympic Medal Count 2012
Bleacher Report
China currently has 30 medals to the United States‘ 29, and this includes the six medals the Americans racked up Wednesday in London. Most notably, the US women’s swimming team took the 4×200 freestyle relay, edging out both Australia (silver) and
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2012 Olympics: Is Total Medal Count More Important Than Winning Gold? Yes
Bleacher Report
As the London Olympics entered competition on August 2, the United States trailed the Republic of China in total medals by just one, 30-29. Perhaps more importantly, China has won 17 gold medals in the first five days of competition, while the United States
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China and the Olympics
Workers World
It wasn’t until the 1984 games in Los Angeles that the PRC sent its first full delegation of athletes. And 24 years later in 2008, China hosted the XXIX summer games in Beijing, where it won 100 medals — more than any other country, including the U.S.
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China Paranoia: Ye Shiwen, Doping, And The Rush To Be Respectfully Offensive
SB Nation
Chinese swimming prodigy who won two gold medals in London this week, obliterating her competition and setting a world record in the 400 meter individual medley, and people think she cheated. John Leonard, the executive director of U.S. Swimming,
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China Set to Cut Corn Imports as Drought Spurs Record Price
Businessweek
“The U.S. drought has made it very difficult” for China to import corn to boost supply, Zeng Liying, deputy director of the State Administration of Grain, said in an interview in Beijing. “But we do have stockpiles, and corn planting has increased this year,” she
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Volleyball: Team USA wins in every which way in sweep of China
CBSSports.com (blog)
If their first two games were a statement of intent for Team USA’s women’s volleyball team, showing the world that they had brought the big guns to this tournament, their third game against rival China was the punctuation mark. They can’t handle us, period.
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Dissident tells US lawmakers of deteriorating human rights in China
MiamiHerald.com
WASHINGTON — Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng spoke out against the Chinese government and its human rights abuses in a meeting with House of Representatives leaders and lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill. “The human rights situation in
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Sometimes the Price of Success Is Just Too High
Huffington Post (blog)
Ye Shiwen, the 16-year-old Chinese girl who seems to be causing quite a fuss, is very, very, very, very fast. She’s so fast that she managed to swim She looked, said the top U.S. swimming coach, “like Superwoman.” When he said that, he didn’t mean that
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China Is Stifling Its Own Economic Future
U.S. News & World Report
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2000 consumer electronics companies, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Comeback: How Innovation Will
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US women win second straight rowing gold
Superior Telegram
Nathan Adrian (100 freestyle), Daniel Gyurta (200 breaststroke) and China’s Jiao Liuyang (women’s 200 butterfly) each won a gold medal, and the United States finished first in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay. Adrian of the U.S. closed fast and clocked
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In Senegalese shoe capital, Chinese not welcome
U.S. News & World Report
In a veiled swipe at China’s role in Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a university audience in Senegal on Wednesday that the U.S. will tie investment to human rights and sustainable development. Though she did not mention China by
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US jabs China, Russia as Annan departs
The Australian
THE United States has blamed the resignation of UN peace envoy Kofi Annan on the refusal of Russia and China to back resolutions targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. White House spokesman Jay Carney, speaking aboard Air Force One, said that
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Cracks showing in China’s economy
USA TODAY
TIANJIN, China – Jingjin City is about 120 miles from Beijing, but few people live in the sprawling development. No train or subway goes there. Jingjin City has no hospital. No kindergarten. No supermarket. Grass grows man-high outside the unoccupied villas
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US women’s volleyball squad beats China to improve to 3-0
Los Angeles Times
LONDON — The U.S. has never won a gold medal in women’s indoor volleyball, a long line of almosts and so-closes since the sport debuted in the 1964 Olympics. There was a silver in 1984 and again in 2008, but that’s about it. There’s still an eternity left in
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Hooker, Hodge keep US women’s volleyball unbeaten
USA TODAY
Updated. LONDON (AP) – Destinee Hooker scored 22 points and the U.S. women’s volleyball team improved to 3-0 with a three-set preliminary round victory over China at the London Olympics on Wednesday. China’s Ruoqi Hui gets her shot blocked by the
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