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U.S. China News 2012.09.01

Sat, September 1, 2012

Clinton seeks to boost U.S. Pacific ties as China expands
Chicago Tribune
RAROTONGA (Reuters) – The United States will buttress security partnerships across the Pacific as it strengthens ties with island nations, but also hopes to work more closely with China as Beijing expands its own influence in the region, U.S. Secretary
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British teen Robson posts another upset at US Open
Yahoo! Sports
Britain’s Laura Robson reacts during her match against China’s Li Na in the third round of View Photo. Britain’s Laura Robson reacts during her match against China’s Li Na in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug
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China won’t challenge WTO ruling in US bank card row
Reuters
GENEVA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States welcomed China’s decision on Friday not to appeal a trade panel ruling that Beijing discriminated against U.S. bank card suppliers such as Mastercard Inc and Visa Inc in favor of a state-owned enterprise
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Clinton: US committed to security in Asia-Pacific
The Associated Press
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday pledged renewed American commitment to security in the Asia-Pacific, where tensions are rising between China and its smaller neighbors over territorial disputes
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Chinese activist Chen to visit China’s rival Taiwan
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest sparked a diplomatic crisis between Beijing and Washington, accepted an invitation on Friday to visit Taiwan, underscoring his drive to ensure his
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Clinton says US can work with China in Pacific
Reuters
Clinton says Pacific big enough for US and China. * China says not seeking Pacific influence, dominance. * US to strenthen security links in Pacific-Clinton. * Clinton in Cook Islands, to visit China next week. By Andrew Quinn. RAROTONGA, Aug 31
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Azarenka moves to 4th round of US Open
Yahoo! Sports
Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, serves to Zheng Jie, of China, in the third round of play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 in … Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, celebrates her 6-0, 6-1, View Photo. Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus
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US expands firepower in Asia-Pacific, targets China
The Militant
Washington is exploiting mounting tensions between Beijing and other governments in the region over territorial claims to islands and sea lanes. The latest involve China, Japan and South Korea. The U.S. plans to deploy a powerful early-warning radar,
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US deploying forces in Indian Ocean to take on China: Yechury
TwoCircles.net
Agartala: The US government has decided to deploy over half of its naval fleet in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea to take on China, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury said here Saturday. “The US became
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US women’s coach Sundhage to return to Sweden
The Associated Press
But her calm demeanor and relentlessly positive attitude were exactly what was needed for a U.S. team still wounded and raw from the debacle of the 2007 World Cup in China. The Americans went to China favored to win their third title, and carried a
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Beijing Urges US Politicians Stop China Criticism
Manila Bulletin
BEIJING (AFP) – China said Saturday that US politicians should cease “groundless” criticism of the country, stay out of its internal affairs and promote better relations, as the US presidential election race heats up. “US politicians from any party
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Act meaningfully against China policies: Tibet to US
Zee News
Act meaningfully against China policies: Tibet to US Washington: A member of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has asked the US to take meaningful action against the oppressive Chinese policies in Tibet during the forthcoming meetings of the UN Human Rights
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Clinton seeks to boost US Pacific ties as China expands
Reuters
RAROTONGA (Reuters) – The United States will expand security partnerships across the Pacific as it strengthens ties with island nations that sit at the intersection of vast maritime resources and key shipping routes, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
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Clinton: Pacific ‘Big Enough’ for US and China
Voice of America (blog)
The U.S. secretary of state has called on China to act in “a fair and transparent way” in the South Pacific. Hillary Clinton spoke at the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum Friday in the Cook Islands where she announced $32 million in new U.S. programs
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Giant-killer Robson knocks out China’s Li Na at US Open
Yahoo! Sports
NEW YORK (Reuters) – China‘s ninth seed Li Na suffered the same fate as Kim Clijsters as she was dumped out of the U.S. Open on Friday by British teenager Laura Robson. The former French Open champion was outplayed by the 18-year-old, going down
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China won’t challenge WTO ruling in US bank card row
Reuters
China downplays significance of July WTO ruling. * US estimates decision could create 6,000 U.S. jobs. By Tom Miles and Doug Palmer. GENEVA/WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – The United States welcomed China’s decision on Friday not to appeal a
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China poised to overtake the United States as world’s top smartphone market
BGR
While the U.S. had just barely edged out China in 2011 when it accounted for a world-leading 21.3% of all smartphones shipped, the country is unlikely to ever top the world in smartphone shipments again as IDC projects that its share of global
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Clinton Travels to South Pacific to Show U.S. Interests
Bloomberg
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton journeyed to a palm-fringed South Seas island to underscore U.S. commitment to Pacific security and development, while downplaying tensions with China over its increasingly assertive sea and resource claims. “The 21st
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China Manufacturing Unexpectedly Contracts as Orders Drop
Bloomberg
Record unemployment in the euro area and a jobless rate stuck at more than 8 percent in the U.S. may crimp an export rebound while slumping corporate earnings, bad debts at banks and property curbs are restraining investment in China. “The government
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China frees Yahoo! dissident after 10 years
The Star Online
BEIJING: A Chinese dissident convicted based on evidence provided by US Internet giant Yahoo! was released from prison on Friday after serving a 10-year term for subversion, his wife said. Wang Xiaoning, who spent a decade in jail for calling for
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China requires WTO panel on ChinaUS duty dispute
China Daily
BEIJING – China on Friday required the World Trade Organization (WTO) to establish a panel to hear and rule on the dispute surrounding the United States‘ countervailing measures against Chinese exports, in a bid to achieve an early solution, said the
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US lags far behind China in smart TV penetration
Digital Media Wire
Viewers in China, South Korea and India are the most likely to be using a web-connected television, far more so than those in the U.S., according to a new report from consumer research firm GfK. The United States has the eighth-highest penetration (11
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China urges US politicians to stop making groundless accusation against China
People’s Daily Online
BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Saturday urged U.S. politicians to view China’s development in an objective and rational way, stop making groundless accusation against China and contribute more to ChinaU.S. mutual
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China bias: US wins WTO case
Indian Express
The US has won a case at World Trade Organisation (WTO) over Chinese effort to discrimination against its financial services companies. The US Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, said the WTO on Friday adopted the Panel Report finding in favor of the US in
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US Senator Reid, son combine for China firm’s desert plant
Business Recorder (blog)
US Senator Harry Reid recognised nine years ago that connections between his official duties and the lobbying activities of his relatives could lead to ethical questions. In 2003, the Nevada Democrat publicly banned relatives from lobbying him or his
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US military in Asia ‘beneficial’, envoy tells China
Inquirer.net
The US Ambassador to China Gary Locke. AFP. BEIJING—US envoy to Beijing Gary Locke on Saturday tried to ease China’s fears that Washington wants to hem it in by emphasizing American military presence in Asia was not targeted at a single country.
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China Medical Technologies Files Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
Businessweek
China Medical Technologies Inc., a maker of diagnostic products, filed for Chapter 15 foreign-firm bankruptcy protection in New York, listing as much as $500 million in assets and debts. China Medical, which makes products to monitor various diseases
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METALS OUTLOOK: After Bernanke, Focus Now On ECB, US Jobs And Chinese
Forbes
(Kitco News) – Metals prices rose Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested more quantitative easing might help bring down unemployment, but now the markets look to another central bank, the U.S. monthly jobs report and China’s
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Federer hails Roddick after American vows to step away from game
China Daily
Roger Federer admitted he was saddened by Andy Roddick’s retirement, insisting he’ll always regard him as a “Wimbledon champion” despite the American’s epic failures to lift the All-England Club title. World No 1 Federer beat Roddick three times in the
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Romney promises ‘US ideals’
China Daily
He blamed Obama’s administration for failing to continue US global leadership, especially in addressing Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the civil war in Syria. “We can’t afford to give governments in Russia and China a veto over how we defend our
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China Medical Technologies Files Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
Bloomberg
China Medical, which makes products to monitor various diseases including cancer, also listed foreign bankruptcy proceedings pending in the Cayman Islands, according to a petition posted today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan. Chapter 15 helps
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Clinton: Pacific big enough for US, China
Inquirer.net
AVARUA, Cook Islands — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that the South Pacific was big enough for both the United States and China but urged the Asian power to ensure it distributes its growing aid fairly. Clinton vowed that the United
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Li takes break after shock US Open loss
Yahoo! Sports
Chinese star Li Na will take a break from tennis otherwise the sport will “kill” her after she was sent crashing out of the US Open on Friday by teenage British giant-killer Laura Robson. Ninth seed Li was beaten in the third round 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2
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China welcomes WTO ruling on ChinaUS e-payment dispute
People’s Daily Online
The dispute panel passed a report Friday that dismissed US accusations that China UnionPay is the only service provider in the market, ruling that China has not barred foreign service providers from entering the Chinese market. The report also rejected
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Why America Should Applaud — Not Condemn — China’s Growth
DailyFinance
True, China is the U.S.‘ largest import partner, on pace to pump nearly $400 billion worth of imports into the American economy in 2012. While $400 billion represents pretty severe capital flight, consider the effect of these cheaper goods on the
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US’s Long Gets 9th Paralympic Gold; Error Mars Discus Event
Businessweek
U.S. swimmer Jessica Long won her second gold medal at the London Paralympic Games and the ninth of her career. Ukrainian discus thrower Mariia Pomazan had to hand back a gold medal because of a scoring error. Chinese athletes won gold in
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Chinese Website Now Using Clint Eastwood’s Chair Speech to Teach English
The Atlantic
“Audio and transcript for Clint Eastwood’s Speech at 2012 U.S. Republican Party National Convention,” reads the Chinese-language header, according to Beijing-based Atlantic writer Helen Gao. The site’s English header announces, “Gelivable English
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US to follow NZ lead
The Dominion Post
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the NZ High Commission for a meeting with PM John Key. The delegates to the Pacific Islands Forum pose for a family photo at the Cook Islands National Auditorium. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks
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US to follow NZ’s lead on China in the Pacific – Clinton
Radio New Zealand
She says some people see the United States‘ renewed engagement in the Pacific as a hedge against the influence of other countries which act in the region. Mrs Clinton says the US welcomes co-operating with a number of partners, including China.
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Clinton commits US to Pacific secutiry
The Australian
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged renewed American commitment to security in the Asia-Pacific, where tensions are rising between China and its smaller neighbours over territorial disputes. Speaking at a meeting of leaders of South
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Medtronic Focused on China – Analyst Blog
NASDAQ
With the focus to strengthen its presence in China, Medtronic ( MDT ) inaugurated its Innovation Center in Shanghai, the first outside the US and Europe. This is in sync with the company’s strategy to create local product research and development in
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British teen Robson posts another upset at US Open
Greenwich Time
China’s Li Na adjusts the strings on her racket during her match against Britain’s Laura Robson in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in New York. Li Na lost the match. Photo: Paul Bereswill / AP
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