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U.S. China News 2012.08.03

Fri, August 3, 2012

US: China’s new military garrison risks escalation of tensions in South China Sea
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday criticized China’s new military garrison in the contested South China Sea as risking an escalation in tensions. The State Department statement underscored U.S. concerns about the situation in the resource-rich
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China Lashes Out at US Over Africa
Wall Street Journal
BEIJING—Chinese state media lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday in the midst of her six-nation African tour, illustrating the struggle for influence between the U.S. and China over the resource-rich region. In an unusually combative
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US warns China against further moves in South China Sea
Los Angeles Times
The U.S. statement appeared to be a sign to Southeast Asian countries that the administration continues its close watch on developments in the region. But one analyst cautioned that by singling out China at a time when several nations have been pushing
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Olympic Medal Count 2012: USA’s Best Weekend Chances to Gain Medal Lead
Bleacher Report
Thanks to magnificent performances from the U.S. men’s and women’s swimming teams, the USA finds itself in a good position to make a run over the weekend. If you remember correctly, it was the U.S. and China competing back and forth in the medal count
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China state news agency slams Clinton remarks on Africa trip
Reuters
BEIJING Aug 3 (Reuters) – China’s official news agency hit back on Friday at suggestions by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Beijing is only interested in Africa for its natural resources, adding a further layer of tension to already testy Sino-U.S. ties.
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Swimming: Chinese sensation Ye slams doping suggestions
Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) – Olympic sensation Ye Shiwen has hit back at a top American coach who suggested the Chinese swimmer could be using banned substances, telling state news agency Xinhua that John Leonard had acted unprofessionally. Ye, who won
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Gold Medal Count: Athletes That Will Help US Pull Away from China in Day 7
Bleacher Report
The battle between the United States and China for the most gold medals in the Olympics is neck and neck, but a few athletes could make the difference. At the 2008 Beijing Games, the USA led with 110 overall medals, but China easily won the race for the
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London 2012 Medal Count: Why US and China Will Continue to Lead Medal Race
Bleacher Report
The United States and China always find themselves near the top of the overall medal count in the Olympic Games. That hasn’t changed a bit this year, as the two countries have been battling for the top two spots at the 2012 London Olympics. That’s not going
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2012 Olympic Medal Count: US Opens Lead On China After Day 6, Sort Of
Fox News
Rebecca Soni’s victory in the women’s 200m breaststroke, Tyler Clary’s win in the men’s 200m backstroke, and Michael Phelps’ triumph in the men’s 200 IM added three golds to the U.S. tally late on Day 6, tying China’s 18 golds for the most in London.
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Ye Shiwen says US swim coach John Leonard is unprofessional (VIDEO)
GlobalPost (blog)
Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen said US coach John Leonard was unprofessional for suggesting she had taken banned substances. Ye made international headlines after she smashed the world record in the 400-meter individual medley and shaved five
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China hits back at Clinton’s Africa comments
Washington Post
NAIROBI — Chinese state media have lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after she warned African leaders about cooperation with countries who want to exploit the continent’s resources. On a tour of sub-Saharan Africa to promote
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Phelps Win Helps U.S. Take Olympic Games Medals Lead From China
San Francisco Chronicle
His victory was one of three for the U.S. in swimming and six in all sports at the London games yesterday, lifting the Americans past China in total medals. Both countries have 18 golds, with the U.S. holding a 37-34 overall advantage. “It was hard, but it’s really
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US, Chinese athletes battle it out at Olympics
Washington Times
HONG KONG — The tense U.S.Chinese relationship is playing out on the Olympic stage as accusations of doping and poor sportsmanship on both sides — and a thirst to one-up each other in medal count — highlight the friction between the world’s only
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US: China garrison raises tension in disputed sea
NewsWest9.com
US: China garrison raises tension in disputed sea. The United States is criticizing China’s new military garrison in the contested South China Sea as risking an escalation in tensions. The United States is criticizing China’s new military garrison in the contested
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China emerges as Team USA’s new Olympic rival
Arizona Republic
However, the Chinese led the gold-medal count for the first time in their history with 51. Like the Soviets in the good old days, we are growing to mistrust the Chinese during the Games. They probably don’t trust us much, either. However, China’s athletes have
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China, India service sectors counter downturn with steady growth
Reuters
BEIJING/BANGALORE (Reuters) – The services sectors in emerging powerhouses China and India grew in July at a healthy pace, providing vital support for the two economies as their manufacturing sectors struggle with the global downturn. China’s official
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US says it is ‘concerned’ about escalating South China Sea tension
Platts
The US State Department Friday said it is “concerned” about increasing tensions in the South China Sea, including “disagreements over resource exploitation.” In June, China National Offshore Oil Corp. offered leasing in nine offshore blocks that Vietnam
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Chinese Retaliate Against The US Swim Coach By Posting His Contact Info On
Business Insider
Chinese Retaliate Against The US Swim Coach By Posting His Contact Info On Weibo. Adam Taylor | Aug. 3, 2012, 9:30 AM | 3380 | 21. Email; More. Share on Tumblr · Tweet. Email. Share on Tumblr. John Leonard, the top US swim official who said he
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US plot to sow discord between China, Africa is doomed to fail
Xinhua
BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday launched an 11-day tour of Africa, lobbying African leaders to cooperate with so-called responsible nations rather than countries focusing on exploitation. Although the U.S. top
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Swimming: Coughlin says US has work cut out with rising China
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – The captain of the U.S. women’s’ swimming team Natalie Coughlin said the Americans have their work cut out for them in view of the rising threat from Chinese swimmers. “I think the Americans will still be pretty good but we have a lot of
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Olympics-Swimming-Coughlin says US has work cut out with rising China
Reuters
LONDON Aug 3 (Reuters) – The captain of the U.S. womens’ swimming team Natalie Coughlin said the Americans have their work cut out for them in view of the rising threat from Chinese swimmers. “I think the Americans will still be pretty good but we have a
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Olympic medal count: Women shine as US surges past China
Christian Science Monitor
It was a day worth celebrating as the US passed China in total medal count and caught them in gold, with gold medal performances by American women in four events. By Laura Edwins, Contributor / August 2, 2012. US rowers, from left to right, Caryn Davies,
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Olympic Medal Count: U.S. Swimming Keeping Medal Race Even with China
Bleacher Report
When it comes to competing with the United States for superiority on the podium in the Summer Olympics, it looks like the Chinese are here to stay. We saw it coming with they finished second in gold medals at Athens in 2004 with 32, and in 2008 the Chinese
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METALS-Copper rises sharply on US payrolls, weak dollar
Reuters
ECB INACTION The ECB’s inaction added to gloom over dismal manufacturing sector reports from China, Europe and the United States this week, with only a small gleam of improvement seen in China’s small- and medium-sized private sector companies.
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US: Annan’s resignation Highlights Russia and China’s Failures in Security
Voice of America (blog)
The United States says Kofi Annan’s resignation as UN envoy to Syria highlights the failure by Russia and China to back meaningful resolutions in the Security Council. Spokesman Jay Carney says the Russian and Chinese vetoes of three anti-Assad drafts
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China discourages fasting for Uighur Muslims
U.S. News & World Report
By ALEXA OLESEN, Associated Press. BEIJING (AP) — China is discouraging some Muslims in the far western region of Xinjiang from fasting during Ramadan. The government says the move is motivated by health concerns, but others said Friday that it’s a
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US blames Russia, China for Annan mission failure
TwoCircles.net
By IANS/RIA Novosti,. Washington : The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan highlights the failure of Russia and China to back strong action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the White House has said. Annan, who assumed his post
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Gold Medal Count 2012: Track Events Will Propel US Past China
Bleacher Report
The United States and China are currently tied for the lead in the gold medal count at 18. America has the advantage going into the track and field events and will end up dominating China in the gold medal count when all is said and done. When comparing
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US blasts China over West Philippine Sea dispute
ABS CBN News
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The US State Department on Friday criticized China’s move to build a military garrison in the disputed waters of the West Philippine Sea amid Beijing’s territorial dispute with the Philippines and other countries.
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2012 Summer Olympics medal count: U.S. ties the gold medal lead for the first time
Zap2it.com (blog)
gabby-douglas-gold-medal.jpg For those who think the real 2012 Summer Olympic Games medal count winner means who has the most gold medals, the U.S. is officially on the top of the leaderboard. The United States has tied China with 18 gold medals
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North Korea’s Kim tells China, economy a priority
Reuters
He said he expects Kim to unveil his reforms early next year after the scheduled government changes in China, South Korea and the United States. But to date, Pyongyang has resisted any dramatic changes in its traditional top-down management of the
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North Korea’s new leader makes diplomatic debut
U.S. News & World Report
China poured troops into North Korea to help fight the U.S.-led United Nations forces during the 1950-53 Korean War and remains Pyongyang’s main ally and biggest benefactor. Though the relationship has been cool at times, with Pyongyang periodically
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Storm Warnings: South China Sea Tensions Reflect Danger of Defense Cuts
Right Side News
In recent months, tensions have risen in the South China Sea as the ongoing territorial disputes between various Southeast Asian states and the People’s Republic of China have begun to boil. An April speech by Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie
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London 2012 Olympics medal count has U.S. pass China on Day 6
Examiner.com
On Thursday, August 2, the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games ended Day Six with the United States and China still in close competition for the top of the medal race. China and the U.S. are locked even in the gold medal race; meanwhile the United States
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US report proposes aircraft carrier base in Western Australia
World Socialist Web Site
Published on June 27, the report spelt out Washington’s motives, declaring that “the most significant problem for the United States in Asia today is China’s rising power, influence, and expectations of regional pre-eminence.” The review did not prompt media
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China Slams Hillary Clinton Over Africa Comments
Huffington Post
BEIJING — Chinese state media are taking a swipe at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she is either ignorant of the facts in Africa or ignoring them. Clinton is on trip to Africa seen as boosting U.S. relations there and questioning China’s
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Smartphone maker HTC sees third-quarter revenue drop, only China to grow
Reuters
Nomura noted that HTC has cut the price of One X to 4999 yuan ($780) from 5677 yuan in China and U.S. operator AT&T lowered the contract price of the same model to $99 from $199 last month. “(Cutting prices) in less than three months after its launch, we
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US expresses concern over tension in South China S
Zee News
US expresses concern over tension in South China S Washington: Concerned over the establishment of a new military garrison by China in the South China Sea, the US on Friday said it was monitoring the situation and asked all stake holders to lower
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Chinese state media take swipe at Clinton’s comments on Africa, defend China’s
Washington Post
BEIJING — Chinese state media took a swipe at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday, saying she was either ignorant of the facts about Chinese investment in Africa or was ignoring them. The acerbic comments from the official Xinhua
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US Blames Russia, China For Annan’s Resignation
RTT News
(RTTNews) – The United States on Thursday blamed China and Russia for Kofi Annan’s decision to quit as the UN peace envoy for Syria. Both Russia and China continued refuse backing UN resolutions aimed at punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Phelps Wins Gold as Swimmers Move U.S. to Lead in Total Medals
San Francisco Chronicle
Rebecca Soni and Tyler Clary both set records in also winning gold as the U.S. overtook China in the table. “It has not even processed in my mind yet,” Clary said. “The fact that I am an Olympic champion and record holder is something that is very humbling.”
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Olympic Medal Count 2012: Track and Field Events Will Give US Edge over China
Bleacher Report
The United States and China have battled atop the total medal count throughout the first few days of the 2012 London Olympics. But the track and field events will tip the balance towards the U.S.. At the 2008 games in Beijing, China won the most gold medals,
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USA Leads the Medal Count as Olympics Round the Turn into the Final Week
Jackson Free Press (blog)
The USA now has 37 overall medals to China’s 34 overall medals. More importantly the U.S. has tied China for the most gold medals with each country having 18 gold medals apiece. The USA has nine silver and 11 bronze to China’s 11 silver and five bronze.
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Summer Olympics 2012: Top Storylines Heading into Day 7
Bleacher Report
As expected, the U.S. and China have been jostling for top honors in the medal count. From the first day to the sixth, these two teams have held the top two spots and have been going back and forth, each trying to top the other. It was China that held the lead
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Scandals make skeptical Americans look bad
San Francisco Chronicle
None of the U.S. swimmers greeted the feat with the raised eyebrows they had accorded Ye’s performance. Coach Leonard issued no statement about Missy Franklin and superwomen. One possible reason: Franklin isn’t Chinese. The Chinese, let’s face it, are
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US-backed study exploited China prisoners: rights group
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A medical study published in the weekly journal Science and partially funded by the U.S. government was conducted at detention centers in China that engage in severe violations of human rights, according to a letter published by the
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