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U.S. China News 2012.08.07

Wed, August 8, 2012

Beijing and US tense up over fresh South China Sea dispute
Christian Science Monitor
China lashed back with a stern statement on its foreign ministry website: “The US state department’s so-called statement on the South China Sea issue disregards reality, confuses right and wrong, and sends a seriously wrong signal.” The ministry had to vent
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China takes gold and silver in beam; Aly Raisman of US wins bronze
CBS News
China takes gold and silver in beam; Aly Raisman of U.S. wins bronze. U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman (left), China’s gymnast Deng Linlin and China’s gymnast Sui Lu pose on the podium of the women’s beam competition of the artistic gymnastics event of
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US blitzes Canada to reach women’s basketball semifinals
USA TODAY
The U.S. women’s basketball team defeated Canada 91-48 Tuesday, advancing to Thursday’s semifinals where they will play the winner of the Australia-China. Eleven U.S. players scored, eight had more than one basket and four reached double figures as
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US Olympic Medal Count 2012: Team Sports Give USA Edge over China
Bleacher Report
Team sports give the United States a decisive advantage over China as the two countries continue to battle for superiority in the 2012 London Olympics medal count. China and the U.S. pulled away from all other medal count competition early in the Games.
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US women reach semifinals with 91-48 win over Canada in Olympic basketball
Washington Post
The U.S. held Canada to the fewest points it has given up in an Olympic quarterfinals since beating Slovakia 58-43 in 2000. Next up for the U.S. in the semifinals on Thursday is a meeting with the winner of the Australia-China game. The Americans haven’t
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Basketball: Australian women beat China, set up US rematch
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – The Australian women’s basketball team defeated China 75-60 on Tuesday to set up a semi-final showdown against a U.S. team that beat them in the gold medal game at the last three Olympics. Australia, who lost the previous three gold
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China sheds tears over Liu’s crash into 1st hurdle
U.S. News & World Report
Many Chinese following the Olympics at home called hurdler Liu Xiang their hero after the former world-record holder and 2004 Olympic champion crashed into the first hurdle during his first heat of the 110-meter hurdles on Tuesday. Follow U.S. News
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US women beat Canada, reach semis
Chicago Tribune
The lopsided victory over their North American neighbors extended the U.S. women’s Olympic winning streak to 39 games and put them into the final four against either China or Australia, silver medalists at the last three Olympics. Diana Taurasi paced the
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China’s Liu limps out, Bolt breezes through
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – China’s Liu Xiang left the Olympic stadium in a wheelchair on Tuesday after hitting the first barrier in a 110 meter hurdles heat while Jamaican Usain Bolt breezed through an “easy” 200 qualifier in his favorite event. The contrasting fate of
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US Olympic Medal Count 2012: Events in Which USA Is a Lock for Gold
Bleacher Report
If the United States wants to catch the Chinese and win the medal race they will have to capitalize on the events that they are favored to win. They cannot afford to miss opportunities to win medals. With individual gymnastics competition continuing, USA must
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Cnoon-Nexen U.S. opposition becomes bipartisan
MarketWatch
“I have serious national security concerns with the Chinese government, acting through one of its corporations, purchasing a company that will give it control over significant U.S. oil and gas resources,” U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma, told
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China’s politics reign in trial of Bo Xilai’s wife
U.S. News & World Report
By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press. HEFEI, China (AP) — The wife of a fallen Chinese leader goes on trial Thursday on charges of murdering a British businessman in a politically charged case that may have little to do with whether she really killed him.
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Gold Medal Count 2012: Events Where USA Can Overtake China’s Lead
Bleacher Report
The United States currently trails China by two medals in the gold medal count, but there are still key events the United States can win and overtake China’s lead. Some of the best chances for the U.S. to accomplish this goal lies on the shoulders of its best
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Coach Keeps Talking; Team Keeps Winning
New York Times
LONDON — The United States women’s basketball team battered another overmatched opponent Tuesday, and afterward Geno Auriemma talked the way only Geno Auriemma can. He described his coaching style in these Olympics as “more British,” and by that he meant The Americans bludgeoned Angola by 52 points, Turkey by 31, the Czech Republic by 27 and China, the second best team in their group, by 48. Against China, television cameras captured Auriemma in the huddle, during a timeout. He did not
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US women beat Canada 91-48 to reach Olympic semis
ESPN
The Americans cruised into the semifinals of the Olympic basketball tournament with a 91-48 rout of Canada. While the four-time defending gold medalists seemingly couldn’t miss in their last game — a 114-66 rout of China — they were sloppy early on against
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Olympic medal count 2012: China leads USA; day 11 current standings, Vegas
Examiner.com
Just like a great horse race, China and the United States are jockeying for position down the final stretch to see who will take home the most medals in the 2012 Olympic Games. These two countries have been going toe to toe since day one and are by far and
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China sitcom accused of copying US hit ‘Friends’
New York Daily News
Sydney, Aug 7 — A popular Chinese television show has been accused of ripping off popular US sitcom “Friends” and a number of other American hits. The Global Times daily said viewers in China have taken to online forums claiming the
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US women smother Canada, advance to semifinals
Fox News
Team USA will face either Australia or China in the semifinals on Thursday. The Australians have lost in three consecutive gold medal games. Kim Smith scored 13 points to pace Canada, which went 2-3 in the preliminary round. The Americans got off to a
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Dreamworks to make ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ in China
U.S. News & World Report
Hollywood studios have announced a flurry of deals with local partners to gain access to Chinese financing and a government-controlled film market that is growing strongly at a time of weak ticket sales in the United States and Europe. “Kung Fu Panda 3” will
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Grenada, New Zealand trouncing US and China in alternative Olympic medal
Washington Post
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Forget about the Olympic medal race between the United States and China. The real action is happening in places like Jamaica, New Zealand and the tiny island nation of Grenada. At least that’s according to one method for
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US women beat Canada to reach semi-finals
Chicago Tribune
The victory over their North American neighbors put the unbeaten U.S. women into the final four against either Australia or China. Australia have lost the gold medal game to the Americans in the last three Olympics. Diana Taurasi paced the unrelenting U.S.
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Olympic Medal Count 2012: 5 Ways USA Can Beat out China
Bleacher Report
As it was in 2008, the United States and China are once again engaged in a back and forth battle to determine who will come out of the medal count on top in the Summer Olympics. In ’08, the USA won the overall count 110-100, but China had a distinct
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Olympics-Basketball-US women beat Canada to reach semi-finals
Chicago Tribune
LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The high-powered United States. women’s basketball team became the first team semi-finals of the Olympic tournament by overwhelming Canada 91-48 on Tuesday. The victory over their North American neighbours put the unbeaten U.S. women into the final four against either Australia or China. Australia have lost the gold medal game to the. Americans in the last three Olympics. Diana Taurasi paced the unrelenting U.S. attack with 15 points as the Americans extended their Olympics
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2012 Olympic Medal Count: China Adds To Lead On US, Despite Aly Raisman
SB Nation
Aly Raisman snagged two medals for the U.S. on Tuesday, including another individual gold. But midway through Day 11 of the 2012 Olympics, China has a large lead on Team USA in the medal count. China (71 total medals) is up by five medals on the U.S.
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US gymnast Aly Raisman wins gold in women’s floor exercise
The Daily Advertiser
U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women’s apparatus finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in Deng Linlin of China took the gold on beam and Sui Lu of China the silver.
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US stokes disputes in South China Sea
World Socialist Web Site
The Obama administration has further inflamed disputes in the South China Sea with a US State Department statement on Friday criticising China for formally establishing the city of Sansha and a garrison in the Paracel Islands. State Department spokesman
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Olympic Medal Count 2012: 6 US Teams That Will Add to Gold-Medal Total
Bleacher Report
With the U.S. and China neck and neck in medal totals, the U.S. still has several teams left that will add to its gold-medal tally. Some of the bigger team events are getting ready to enter into their finals, and others are just starting with quarterfinals matches.
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Australia and US women to contest Olympic basketball semifinal
Greenfield Daily Reporter
While the four-time defending gold medalists had their way on offense in their last game — a 114-66 rout of China — they were sloppy early on against Canada. It was the defense that got the U.S. going — the Americans forced 26 turnovers. “We get steals.
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Medal Check: after Day 10, U.S. on track for overall medal win; golds a toss-up
CBSSports.com (blog)
In our first Medal Check, following Day 5 of the London Games, we created a consensus from three pre-Olympics medal projections and found that the U.S. and China were both slightly, equally ahead of their overall medal predictions. That was good news for
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USA vs. Canada Women’s Olympic Basketball: Live Score, Stats & Recap
Bleacher Report
Leading those players is three-time Olympic veteran point guard Diana Taurasi, who had a team-high 22 points against China in the United States‘ final preliminary game, and 25-year-old forward Angel McCoughtry, whose 8-for-8 performance against China
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Liu Xiang slightly better at hurdles in London than Beijing
USA TODAY
By David Leon Moore, USA TODAY. Updated. LONDON – Chinese superstar hurdler Liu Xiang, who made history in winning his country’s first men’s track and field gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, has had nothing but Olympic disappointment since then.
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Bolt moves on and Liu hops out at Olympics
San Francisco Chronicle
China’s Liu Xiang stumbles out of Olympics again. —Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor look to make gold medal match. —U.S. women’s basketball plays for spot in semifinals. —Britain’s Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon. ___. Usain Bolt moved
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CNOOC-Nexen Opposition in U.S. Spreads to the Mentally Ill
Business Insider
“This combined with China’s closed economy, its prohibition on direct, full investment in Chinese business operations by U.S. firms, and its blatant disregard to U.S. intellectual property rights make this transaction even more concerning.” (MarketWatch)
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Spyker sues GM for over $3 billion on Saab bankruptcy
Reuters
N) for more than $3 billion on behalf of its subsidiary Saab, accusing the U.S. automaker of deliberately bankrupting the Swedish group by blocking a deal with a Chinese investor. Saab Automobile, one of Sweden’s best-known brands, stopped production in
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China vs. USA for Olympics top spot? Nope — try Grenada
Los Angeles Times
China and the United States are duking it out for the most medals before the Games end on Sunday, with Britain and Russia in a tight race for third. But under an alternative method of scoring the Games that ranks countries by medals per capita rather than the
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Sri Lanka hands 37 Chinese fishermen to embassy
Chicago Tribune
Sri Lanka’s location astride an ancient Indian Ocean trade route makes it of strategic commercial and military interest to the United States, India and China. Beijing has lent Sri Lanka hundreds of millions of dollars to build ports, roads, railways, power plants
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China earns top 2 medals, inquiry gets Raisman bronze on beam
News & Observer
While the Chinese duo ran away with the competition after two of the prime challengers — USA’s Gabby Douglas and Victoria Komova of Russia — fell off the beam on their attempts. Lu’s second-place score of 15.500, one-tenth off of Deng’s winning score, was
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Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Will Cruise Past China in Beach Volleyball Semis
Bleacher Report
Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings are technically the underdogs in Tuesday’s beach volleyball matchup against their Chinese opponents, Xue Chen and Zhang Xi. However, history and recent performances are on the side of the U.S.
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US Senate to China: Stop Selling Fake IDs
U.S. Politics Today
7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter to Zhang Yesui, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, regarding recent reports
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US Olympic Medal Count 2012: United States and China Developing Fierce
Bleacher Report
It wasn’t until the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games that China started becoming a threat to the United States. But since then, the Chinese have become the main rivals of the U.S. in Olympic competition. As of this writing, China has more medals (64) in the 2012
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US blows out Canada, advances to women’s basketball semis
Chicago Tribune
The streak reached 39 with the victory and placed the U.S. in a semifinal matchup against either Australia or China. The U.S. has defeated Australia in the last three gold medal games. Once again, the U.S. used swaming defense to overwhelm an opponent.
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USA vs. Canada Women’s Basketball: Team USA Will Embarrass Border Foe
Bleacher Report
Team USA has been relentless in London thus far. It beat Croatia by 25 points, Angola by 52, Turkey by 31, the Czech Republic by 27 and China by 48. But apparently a 48-point spread wasn’t enough to satisfy Coach Geno Auriemma’s quest for perfection.
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Bird directs potent US offense
Atlanta Journal Constitution
he notices all the small things she does to help her team win. USA’s Sue Bird (6) celebrates with teammates during a preliminary women’s basketball game against China at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Raisman finishes Olympics in style with floor gold
Huffington Post
Danell Leyva and Jonathan Horton were fifth and sixth, respectively, on high bar, leaving the U.S. men with only Leyva’s all-around bronze. “I’m so happy, going It was the second gold of the day for the Chinese, following Feng Zhe’s title on parallel bars.
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China’s Deng wins beam gold medal
Chicago Tribune
Aly Raisman snatched the bronze medal from 2004 champion Catalina Ponor of Romania on a tiebreak after the judges increased the difficulty element of her score following a review requested by the United States team, upping her final mark. While Ponor
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China’s Deng Linlin Wins Gold On Beam; Raisman Gets Bronze For US
Hartford Courant
China’s Deng Linlin beat her compatriot Sui Lu, the world champion, to the Olympic balance beam title on the final day of artistic gymnastics at the London Games on Tuesday. Deng, herself world champion on the apparatus in 2009, gave China its fourth
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Pfizer settles foreign bribery case with US government
Reuters
The agency said subsidiaries marketing Wyeth’s nutritional products in China, Indonesia and Pakistan bribed government doctors with cash, BlackBerrys, cell phones and other incentives. Pfizer and Wyeth agreed to separate settlements in which they will pay
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US Women Cruise Into Basketball Semifinals; Taurasi Has 15
Hartford Courant
The U.S. jumped to a 19-4 lead, added a 16-0 second-half run and kept adding style points late in the fourth on Lindsay Whalen’s pretty alley-oop to Maya Moore. Coach Geno Auriemma said after last game’s dominant victory over China that Moore’s
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Olympic Men’s Basketball: US Survives Lithuania Scare, China Eliminated
HispanicBusiness.com
The United States men’s basketball survived a real test from Lithuania here on Saturday at London Olympics while China and host Britain failed to make it into the quarterfinals. Two days after running and gunning to a record-shattering 83- point victory over
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