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U.S. China News 2012.08.12

Sun, August 12, 2012

U.S. has new rival in China, but still leads world in sports
AZ Central.com
Contrast that with the U.S., where patriotism often pales to our dogged pursuit of personal happiness. Yet one Chinese journalist said that her country has become “more tolerant and more relaxed” after its success in 2008. That point is echoed by Gao
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Diving: Rivals take risky plunge to chase China
Reuters
The strategy paid off in the men’s events, with American David Boudia and Russian Ilya Zakharov beating the Chinese to golds but the favorites still won six of the eight medals on offer at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park. Nevertheless, platform
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Chinese fans bowled over by US professional wrestling
Reuters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Shanghai crowd howled with delight as half-naked giants in glittering briefs strutted into the ring and began slamming each other to the mat. The audience had come from all over China to watch muscle-bound foreigners with odd
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US women Olympians ‘hoping we have a million little girls who are inspired’
Washington Post
The United States finished the Games with 104 medals and 46 gold, topping China, which claimed 87 and 38 for second in both categories — four years after winning the gold-medal race in Beijing. The U.S. team’s dominance, fueled by women who rolled up
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Basketball Roundup: US extends dominance, China suffers slide
Xinhua
LONDON, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — The Team USA beat Spain 107-100 to seize their 14th Olympic men’s basketball title on Sunday, but a strong and intense challenge from Spain also illustrated the power of world No. 2. The basketball final in London almost
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As Olympics wind down, USA clinches medal race
Cincinnati.com
Earlier this year, Sebastian Coe, head of the London organizing committee, predicted China would finish ahead of the USA in the overall medal count. “I told him in April we were going to work very hard to prove him wrong, so I’m very happy about that
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China slams doping accusation at Games
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) – China bowed out of the 2012 Olympics on Sunday with a swipe at the critics who had accused teenage swimming sensation Ye Shiwen of doping after her times rivaled the top U.S. men. Aged just 16, Ye set a world record, a Games
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Olympics-Ugandan takes marathon, US win most golds
Reuters
Chinese still upset by doping insinuations. * U.S. unassailable in medal table, take on Spain in basketball. * British pop royalty to sparkle in closing ceremony. By Mark Trevelyan and Matt Falloon. LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Stephen Kiprotich of
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For US companies, revenue is weakest in years and investors are scared
Washington Post
The U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of just 1.5 percent in the April-June period. And growth abroad is faltering, too. Many of the 17 countries that use the euro are in recession. Brazil and China are slowing. On Friday, China reported that export
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Table tennis: Rivals look to Rio to beat China
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Young table tennis players from Japan, Germany and the United States gave a glimpse at London 2012 that they could challenge China’s Olympic dominance in the future, in a tournament lit up by a rocking atmosphere, Chinese
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Boudia’s gold shows Chinese are beatable in diving
U.S. News & World Report
Showing the Chinese can be defeated, Boudia pulled off a stunning upset of Qiu Bo in 10-meter platform Saturday on the final night of competition at the Olympic Aquatics Centre, giving the United States its first diving gold since the 2000 Sydney Games.
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USA wraps up Olympic medals race
FOXSports.com
With one day of competition left at the London Games, the United States has locked up the overall medal race and is holding off the Chinese in the chase for the most gold. It will be the fifth straight Summer Games where U.S. athletes took home more
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Krzyzewski set for final game as US coach
Yahoo! Sports
Coaches don’t receive Olympic medals, but when the Americans beat Spain four years ago in China, all 12 U.S. players draped their awards around Krzyzewski’s neck. It was their way of expressing gratitude to a coach who had pulled them together and
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Basketball win seals US dominance, close nears
CNBC.com
LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. basketball men sank Spain in one of the last finals of the London Games on Sunday, sealing their dominance of the sport and that of the entire American team which won 46 Olympic gold medals to second-placed China’s 38.
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China angst fails to rattle US market sentiment
Sydney Morning Herald
AUSTRALIAN shares are expected to open higher this morning after US investors shrugged off concerns about a sharp decline in Chinese exports. It comes as the US government slashes its estimates of corn and soybean production, raising fears of a new
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Bo’s Wife Apologizes to Party for Murder, Xinhua Says
Bloomberg
Bo, 63, was stripped of his post after his former police chief fled to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu in February with evidence implicating Gu in Heywood’s murder, according to U.S. officials briefed on the matter. Chinese investigators initially told U
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American David Boudia wins gold on dramatic final dive
Boston Globe
Boudia’s victory by 1.08 points over Qiu Bo of China gave the US its first gold in diving since 2000, and was the first by an American man since the late Mark Lenzi won the 3-meter springboard at the 1992 Barcelona Games. ”Oh, my God, I don’t have
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Olympics 2012: Medal count flawed—here’s formula IOC should adopt
SportingNews.com
If the DPC were in use over the previous 16 days, as it should have been, that constant back-and-forth between the United States and China likely never would have existed because of U.S. excellence in swimming relays – four medals at a time, 16 of them
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American David Boudia wins gold
ESPN
The American plunged off the 33-foot tower, somersaulting and twisting over and over on his last dive to win an Olympic gold medal by 1.80 points over Qiu Bo of China on Saturday night in the closest men’s platform contest since 1988. Boudia’s victory
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Girl power
Boston.com
While the Yanks topped the overall medal count for the fifth straight Games and reclaimed the gold standard from the Chinese, they wouldn’t have done it without the women’s motherlode. For the first time there were more women (269) than men (261) on
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Gymnastics: Douglas heralds change in world order
Reuters
Now everyone from Barack Obama to Oprah Winfrey wants to shake hands and rub shoulders with the Flying Squirrel after she blazed a trail to become the first African-American to win the women’s all-around gymnastics Olympic crown. “For me However
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China business fights political backlash
Sydney Morning Herald
CHINESE business leaders have urged Beijing to rethink its government-led overseas investment strategy in light of a brewing political backlash against it in countries including the US and Australia. The investment activities of Chinese state-owned
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As Olympics close, US leads overall medals race
Atlanta Journal Constitution
LONDON — With one day of competition left at the London Games, the United States has locked up the overall medal race and is holding off the Chinese in the chase for the most gold. United States‘ Abby Wambach celebrates winning the gold medal in their
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As Olympics close, US wraps up overall medals race, stands ahead of China for
Newser
By TIM REYNOLDS | Associated Press | Aug 11, 2012 11:07 PM CDT in. With one day of competition left at the London Games, the United States has locked up the overall medal race and is holding off the Chinese in the chase for the most gold.
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US Navy ship collides with oil tanker in Gulf
KTUL (blog)
Careful bear raids Colorado candy shop · Careful bear raids Colorado candy shop. A bear in a candy store is nothing like a bull in a china shop. At least not this one.More >>. A bear in a candy store is nothing like a bull in a china shop. At least not
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United States top medal table with 46 golds
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – United States finished top of the London Olympics medal table on Sunday with 46 golds ahead of China on 38 and hosts Britain with 29. The U.S. won 104 medals in total with 29 silver and 29 bronze followed by China on 87, including 27
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Rochelle Riley: The Olympics ends, but the amazing feats will stay with us
Detroit Free Press
Remember the pre-Olympics buzz about American uniforms being made in China? What was the fuss about? Almost everything in America was made in China. Maybe we don’t understand our relationship with China. Nearly a third of America’s $15-trillion
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China still the diving superpower, but Boudia shows rest of the world is
Washington Post
Louganis, who was estranged from USA Diving for years, has come back on board as an athlete mentor, passing along the wisdom and experience of a four-time gold medalist, not to mention being a very visible reminder of an era when the U.S. — not China
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China sweep tainted badminton tournament
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) – The London Games badminton tournament was rocked by the biggest scandal to hit the sport in its 20-year Olympic history, casting a pall over China’s stunning sweep of the five titles on offer. The sport’s federation sowed the seeds
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Why I disagree with Hugh White
The Australian
Hugh White has raised serious questions about how to manage that relationship and, in particular, his view that the US should share power as an equal with China (discussed comprehensively in The Weekend Australian on August 11-12 ). I disagree with
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Diving: US takes surprise gold, Daley bronze
WHTC
LONDON (Reuters) – David Boudia of the United States won a surprise gold in diving’s blue riband 10 meter platform event, handing China their second upset of the Games in the sport. The gold marks a renaissance in diving by the United States, who had
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Letter: Roads in US Being Built by Chinese Firms
Twin Falls Times-News
23, 2011, Diane Sawyer of ABC did a report on China building roads and bridges in the United States. When Obama said, “Let’s build these bridges,” did you know it was the Chinese that would do them? There are American firms and workers that would have
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David Boudia of the U.S. edges China’s Qiu Bo for Olympic diving gold
Florida Times-Union
Associated Press. LONDON — David Boudia ended a gold-medal drought for the United States with a dramatic last dive that scored the most points of the 10-meter platform competition at the Olympics on Saturday night. Boudia’s victory by 1.08 points over
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US, too, sees to bolster investment in Africa
Omaha World-Herald
Again and again on her trip, Clinton pressed for deepening economic ties, saying — in what was widely interpreted as a swipe at China — that the U.S. does not simply want to export the continent’s bountiful raw materials and pocket the proceeds back
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Slow Growth in US, Eurozone Threatens Country’s Exports
AllAfrica.com
Available data also shows that Nigeria’s top five trading partners in Q1’12 were China, US, UK, Brazil and India. By region, Asia ranks first, constituting 37.4 percent of total imports (N617.7bn). Europe and the US constitute 32.5 percent and 23.9
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Rachel Martens column: US must make Iran, North Korea priority
Appleton Post Crescent
On one hand, falling oil dependencies in the U.S., Europe and a slowing China are making the Strait of Hormuz closure a much less serious concern for oil traders. On the other hand, the embargo on oil, which accounts for 80 percent of Iran’s foreign
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Taiwanese investments in China a threat, bank says
Taipei Times
Taiwan continues to be treated more prohibitively than outbound investment to China. Last year, Chinese investment to Taiwan totaled US$43.7 million, compared with the US$13.1 billion of Taiwanese investment to China, according to Merrill Lynch’s data.
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Pope remembers victims of Asian calamities
U.S. News & World Report
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has remembered the victims of Iran’s violent quake as well as those impacted by unusually heavy rains in the Philippines and China. The pope in his traditional Sunday Angelus prayer on Sunday Follow U.S. News
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Olympics 2012: China’s pursuit of gold medal glory comes up short in London
SportingNews.com
It might have distracted her from her patriotic duty. “We accepted a long time ago that she doesn’t belong entirely to us,” her father told the Shanghai Morning Post. In China, children belong to the state if they show athletic promise. The system is
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