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U.S. China News 2012.10.06

Sun, October 7, 2012

House Intelligence panel head blackballs China’s Huawei
Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. companies should avoid doing business with China’s Huawei, the world’s No. 2 maker of telecommunications gear, for fear its equipment could open doors for spying, the head of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s US showcase opens
China Post
“I always admire his questioning attitude. I think it’s important for all of us to try to find the truth and where the truth is,” said curator Mami Kataoka of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, who organized the exhibit. “It’s very difficult to find the truth
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China Watch: Chinese Business Investment in the US Comes Under Scrutiny
Minyanville.com
MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Can Chinese investment in the US be a good thing? This question was especially pertinent on the heels of Obama’s decision to block Ralls Corp’s planned purchase of an Oregon wind farm. A New York consulting firm, Rhodium
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Huawei Is Security Threat, US Lawmakers Say After Probe
Businessweek
U.S. companies should avoid business with Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest phone-equipment maker, to guard against intellectual-property theft and spying, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman said. U.S. companies considering
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Apple workers on strike in China
AMERICAblog (blog)
It’s a good thing they can save a few bucks per phone hand building their phones in China rather than the US. But hey, the workers at Foxconn are on call to do whatever Apple wants. Thousands of workers went on strike Friday at a Foxconn plant in China
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US facing ‘prolonged’ economic uncertainty: Ex-Indian envoy
Daily News & Analysis
The US recognises that its relationship with China is important but very complex, the IFS officer said. “For the US, their relationship with China is perhaps the most important and also the most complex,” she said, adding engagements with Beijing would
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Europe in strong position to address crisis: US official
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States believes Europe has taken steps in recent months that puts it in a stronger position to address its debt crisis and called on China to do its part for global growth, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Friday.
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Playing the China Card
American Thinker (blog)
Republicans are being hammered by a series of Democrat commercials suggesting that Bain Capital, and Mitt Romney by association, were instrumental in outsourcing jobs to China. At the same time, campaign commercials represent President Obama as
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Azarenka, Djokovic breeze into China Open semifinals
USA TODAY
53 minutes to reach the semifinals of the China Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Jurgen Melzer on Friday. Third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3, 6-2, and Feliciano Lopez of Spain outlasted Sam Querrey of the U.S. 4-6
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China, Japan Rift May Rev Up GM, Ford Sales
Investor’s Business Daily
A dispute over islands in the East China sea have come to a boil in the past month and Mitsubishi and Mazda car sales have slumped in the world’s most populous country. But the dispute may be good news for U.S. automakers, paving the way for General
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Phoenix reps testify against US solar tariffs
Bizjournals.com (blog)
A handful of solar manufacturers, lead by Germany-based SolarWorld, filed a complaint with the FTC that claimed the Chinese were pushing out panels to try to corner the market. The FTC largely has agreed, and while SolarWorld isn’t based in the U.S
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China and the US visa question
The Star Online
FOLLOWING the recent announcement by the US government that Taiwanese passport holders will not need to apply for an American visa for social and business visits starting next month, many Chinese citizens are again wondering when will they enjoy the
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China’s Nexen Deal Tangled Up With Keystone Pipeline
CounterPunch
It may not be a coincidence that, just as the United States finally gets the memo that the Chinese currency is no longer significantly undervalued, the commentariat turns on a dime (or jiao, if you prefer) to announce that the real problem is the
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China partner helps ‘Looper’ win big
Variety
If “Looper” continues playing strong in China after its big opening weekend, Endgame’s take could be substantial. When the outfit made its first stab at the market with an investment in Ironpond, a film fund founded in 2005 to explore potential U.S
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China conducts drills in wake of Japan-US joint exercise: reports
Focus Taiwan News Channel
China’s drills come in the wake of a joint U.S.-Japan military exercise on Guam and other U.S-controlled islands in late September. A Navy website under China’s Liberation Army Daily showed on its home page the slogan “Protecting the Diaoyu Islands
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2 US carriers deployed to W. Pacific
The Daily Yomiuri
WASHINGTON–Two aircraft carrier strike groups of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet have been deployed since mid-September to the Western Pacific in an apparent attempt to keep the activities of the Chinese military in check amid growing Japan-China tension
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How Brazil Can Create Jobs for the US
The Atlantic
But that does not mean there are no opportunities here for patient Americans. European companies have shown the path. Exporting to the growing middle classes of Brazil, China and India is one way for the American economy to thrive again. This article
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Chinese telecom giant eyed as security threat
CBS News
Huawei, a global Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer already doing limited business in the U.S., poses a threat to national and corporate security say members of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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US House Members Want Answers on Transplantation Abuse in China
The Epoch Times
WASHINGTON—Approximately one-fourth of the membership of the U.S. House of Representatives has co-signed a letter asking the Secretary of State to “release any information” the department has “relating to transplant abuses in China.” A “dear
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Dutch Ruppersberger on ’60 Minutes’ Sunday talking about Chinese firm as threat
Baltimore Sun (blog)
U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will be included in a “60 Minutes” piece Sunday looking at Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, that members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence see as a threat to national
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China’s Ralls Corp. Sues Obama over Wind Farms
Journal of Turkish Weekly
China’s Ralls Corporation has sued U.S. President Barack Obama for blocking its wind farm deal, the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. In an amended lawsuit filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, Ralls claims
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Panetta to Karzai: Thank US for sacrifices rather than criticize
CNN
Karzai also threatened to turn to Russia and China among others if the United States did not supply Afghanistan with equipment needed to fight the insurgency. “I asked the U.S. government to equip our air force with weapons, intelligence and transport
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China’s Afghan moment
The Nation
Since the 9/11 attacks, China’s goals in Afghanistan have been almost entirely negative: no victory for the West, nor for extremists; no long-term US bases and no terrorist training camps for Uighur separatists. Most importantly, the Chinese wanted no
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Chinese firms reject US spying allegations
Radio Australia
Mr Rogers told the media the committee opposes Huawei establishing itself in the United States because they fear it will open the door for China to spy on the US Government and American firms. In response, Huawei said that it was a “globally trusted
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Truth Test: Romney claims Obama is failing american workers
First Coast News
Barack Obama, failing to stop cheating, failing American workers. I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message. While Mitt Romney says he would reverse course on China by labeling them as a currency manipulator political analysts say the move could be
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China Slowdown Could Knock Tech, Materials Earnings
CNBC.com
Published: Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:49 PM ET. Text Size. By: Reuters. China was the world’s turbocharged engine of growth for years, and U.S. technology, energy and industrial companies fattened their profit margins even if business struggled in other areas.
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Munawar for joining hands of China, Russia, Iran & Pak to check increasing US
South Asian News Agency
LAHORE, (SANA): Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that regional powers including China, Russia, Iran and Pakistan should join hands on one point agenda to check increasing US interference and for its earliest exit from the area.
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Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei featured in 1st North American
Victoria Times Colonist
This undated handout photo provided by the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum shows Ai Weiwei’s, He Xie. The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum presents the first U.S. retrospective of works by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei as China’s government
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Dispatches From China: Why McDonald’s Gets It, Home Depot Does Not
Sullivan Journal
Best Buy closed its nine stores in China more than a year ago, citing the failure to understand the Chinese consumer before pushing into an economy flooded with a rising middle class. So, why do some U.S. companies ride the rising economic tide in
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Final Clash Before US Solar Tariff Decision
Greentech Media
Familiar arguments, with just a few new twists, were replayed on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., as U.S. solar manufacturers and their opponents clashed before a commission charged with making the final decision on tariffs on Chinese solar PV imports.
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MURRIETA: Chinese high school students to attend schools here
Press-Enterprise
The Chinese students will come to the U.S. on an F1 visa, more often used by private schools and universities, including UC Riverside and Cal State San Bernardino. Under the F1 visa program, students can only attend public school for a year, must pay
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US officials warn Huawei phones could be spied on
TVNZ
US companies should avoid doing business with China’s Huawei, the world’s No 2 maker of telecommunications gear, for fear its equipment could open doors for spying, the head of the US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee said. “If I were an
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How Dirty Are China’s Skies? A Daily Photo Archive Shows The Truth
Forbes
Trying to get to the bottom of the air-quality-in-China issue is the work of China Air Daily, a web site produced by the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.China Relations. The site is produced by the journalist-programmer Michael Zhao. China Air Daily
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China Beat: Box Office Blooper over Johnson’s LOOPER
Twitch
The incident in question revolved around the release of Rian Johnson’s time-travel thriller, Looper, which hit theatres in China day-and-date with the US, the UK, and a number of other markets on Friday 28 September. This was helped in part by the film
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Is China’s Middle Class About to be Wiped Out?
FrontPage Magazine
The US and China have both hit the magic 13 percent number of real estate investment as a percentage of GDP. In China that means a real estate bubble where people are buying multiple houses as investments. Guo gestured to the wall behind his couch.
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Great malls of China
Chinadaily USA
The renewed efforts by Lafayette indicate two important things: First, international retail developers are confident of the buying power in China at a time when retail is flat in both Europe and the United States; and second, they are putting money
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