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U.S. China News 2012.11.18

Sun, November 18, 2012

US pivots, China bristles
BBC News
President Obama’s Asia trip contains two messages that could be summed up, like some martial-arts pose, as “pivoting with an outstretched hand”. Perhaps it started just as a date in the diary, but Mr Obama is keen to point out that his first foreign
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Obama, on Asia trip, first pays visit to Thailand
U.S. News & World Report
Aides say Asia will factor heavily in Obama’s second term as the U.S. seeks to expand its influence in an attempt to counter China. China’s rise is also at play in Myanmar, which long has aligned itself with Beijing. But some in Myanmar fear that China
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From Citigroup to China, a story of intrigue
Hindu Business Line
In diametrical contrast to the US process, China, which is also going through a leadership transition, seems to prefer intrigue. The long-drawn-out backroom process has even influenced court decisions in the recent Bo Xilai corruption and Heywood
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Back to school, 6000 miles from home
Chicago Tribune
When Zipeng “Frank” Jiang arrived in the U.S. for the first time, he was a 16-year-old Chinese honors student with big dreams, limited English skills, and no idea how to recover the carry-on bag that the flight crew had taken for last-minute check-in
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Gillard has Howard’s view on juggling US and China
Sydney Morning Herald
”During the current prime ministership, that of Julia Gillard, US President Barack Obama made an oral and policy assault on China and its polity from the lower chamber of our Parliament House,” Keating scolded. Arguing for a more independent and
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Jaguar Land Rover, Chery Automobile to build US$1.75 billion plant in China
Taipei Times
Tata Motors Ltd’s Jaguar Land Rover unit and Chery Automobile Co are to invest 10.9 billion yuan (US$1.75 billion) to build a manufacturing plant in eastern China and create a new brand to cater to the nation’s consumers. The 50-50 joint venture will
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Obama to Urge Myanmar Changes in First Trip by US President
Bloomberg
Situated on the Indian Ocean between China and India, Myanmar represents one of Asia’s last untapped frontier markets. The nation’s economy will expand 6.2 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund said last month. The U.S. sees the shifting
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Chinese State Councilor meets US Comptroller General
Xinhua
BEIJING, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor Ma Kai on Sunday met with visiting Comptroller General of the United States Gene L. Dodaro. Ma said the increase of communication on auditing between China and the United States will help promote
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US Intensifies Military Encirclement of China
OpEdNews
With the emergence of China as the world’s second-largest economy and its concomitant renewal of (comparatively minor) territorial claims in the East China Sea and South China Sea, the stage is set for a U.S.Chinese confrontation of a nature and on a
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SE Asia to ask China to start talks over islands
U.S. News & World Report
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders decided Sunday to ask China to start formal talks “as soon as possible” on crafting a legally binding accord aimed at preventing an outbreak of violence in disputed South China Sea territories, a top
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US Asia policy: full embrace for India, competition with China
Zee News
US Asia policy: full embrace for India, competition with China Washington: The United States looks at its relations with the two Asian giants entirely differently, taking India as a “strategic partner” with whose rise it has given “full embrace” and
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Subaru Trumps Toyota as Market Rewards China Shutout
Bloomberg
Fuji Heavy’s smaller presence in China has helped shield it from a consumer backlash triggered by a territorial dispute between Asia’s two largest economies as its sales in the U.S. and Japan have surged. “Selling cars in China is difficult now
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The Chinese Party Congress Wrap-Up: 3 Surprises
The Atlantic
He studies and analyzes the intersection between Chinese politics and markets, with a particular focus on energy policies, climate change, commodities, elite politics, industrial policy, USChina trade, and social/Internet policies. Damien also covers
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Joint USChina sting busts fake bag cartel
Global Times
A major fake goods gang was busted after cooperation between Chinese and US authorities, with 73 suspects being arrested and 20,000 fake brand name bags seized. It is believed the gang made the bags in China, sold them around the world and had
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Two years after its IPO, GM confronts fresh challenges
Boston Globe
Its cars and trucks are selling for good prices. And sales are strong in China. But there are signs of trouble. GM’s US sales, the prime driver of its profits, aren’t rising as quickly as the overall market. There’s been turmoil in the executive ranks
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Don’t blame US!
China Daily
Bad behavior is more a result of social pressures on Chinese tourists than personality, experts suggest. Liu Zhihua finds out why they say nurture overcomes nature. Bad manners in public are due to many factors, and not just individual personality
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Japan seeks closer military cooperation with US
WND.com
WASHINGTON – Japan is expected to seek closer military cooperation with the United States in view of China’s new military assertiveness in the region, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto has
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Looking forward to WW3: Iran, Russia and China vs. the USA
Washington Times
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2012 — Now that we have picked our commander in chief for our upcoming war, let us take a look at how we got to this point. As is always the case, to understand the future, you must look to the past. Bretton Woods, NH
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Sequestration Or Not, US Firms, DoD Will Take a Hit
DefenseNews.com
Peter Mattis, editor of the China Brief at the Jamestown Foundation, on what China’s new leaders mean for the regional and global security. Training & Simulation Journal. News · Features. LATEST HEADLINES. Game Review: Tactical Zombie Killing
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GM ups capacity in no-frills China car market
Yahoo! News (blog)
By 2013, some 65.6 million household in China will have annual incomes of 60,000 yuan or more – a level deemed sufficient for a family to buy a no-frills car, according to an estimate by U.S. consulting firm Alix Partners. The latest Baojun opening
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CHALLENGES FOR CHINA’S NEW LEADERS (FIRST OF TWO PARTS)
Manila Bulletin
THIS week has seen events of high global importance and long-lasting impact on all countries, most crucial being the election of Barack Obama for a second 4-year term as US President and the selection of China’s new leaders for the next decade.
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China: Outgoing President Hu Jintao Lauded by Obama, Xi
Outlook
In his message to Hu acknowledging his contribution to ties between the two countries, Obama recalled concerted efforts he made with Hu to build a cooperative USChina partnership and promote the friendship between the two sides. In the coming years,
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New Tibetan self-immolation in China: Rights groups
Daily News & Analysis
Chagmo Kyi, who worked as a taxi driver and farmer, set herself on fire in Tongren county in China’s northwest Qinghai province on Saturday, the US-based International Campaign for Tibet said in a release. The incident was also reported by London-based
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Chinese envoy to Canada denies company spying
AsiaOne
A US House of Representatives panel in October concluded that Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat and should be barred from US contracts and acquisitions. AFP Sunday, Nov 18, 2012. MONTREAL – Beijing’s envoy to Canada
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Arms race explodes as neighbours try to counter China
Sydney Morning Herald
Indonesia was buying submarines from South Korea and coastal radar systems from China and the US, Vietnam was getting submarines and combat jets from Russia and had acquired Israeli ballistic missiles, defence analysts said. Vietnam’s defence budget
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Keeping Chinese Customers Happy
Farm Futures (blog)
Yesterday our tour of China wrapped up, appropriately, with a stop at Donling Grain and Oil Co., a major Chinese soy crushing facility. The managers of the plant brought us down to the river front where we watched high-tech equipment methodically
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China to change policy on certain steel imports from US
SteelGuru
China said that it would change its restrictive policy on certain steel imports from the United States after the World Trade Organization declared that China was in breach of international trade rules. After a meeting of the world trade arbiter’s
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Yuan convertibility next for China
Taipei Times
China is seeking to boost the use of the yuan in international trade and finance reducing the US dollar’s global dominance and curbing its own reliance on the currency of the world’s biggest economy. Zhou, who has headed China’s central bank for the
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Illegal exports to Iran on the rise, say US officials
Los Angeles Times
“Our investigations in recent months have uncovered a growing number of networks illegally exporting restricted U.S.-origin technology, including munitions and materials with nuclear applications, to Iran, through front companies in China and Hong Kong
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“Served by China” targets “Made in China
Global Times
China’s foreign trade deficit for services increased 75.5 percent in the first three quarters of 2012 to reach 70.2 billion US dollars, according to data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. At this rate, the deficit is expected to top
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Huawei ban still rankles Chinese
The Canberra Times
The US House of Representatives’ intelligence committee said regulators should block mergers and acquisitions by Huawei Technologies Ltd and ZTE Corp, China’s two leading technology firms. It also advised that US government systems should not include
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What is the Asia Pivot Obama To Use US Soft Power to Tame the Chinese Dragon
PolicyMic
After winning reelection, President Obama is set to visit Southeast Asia in what will be a three-stop trip to Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia. This will be Obama’s first official trip abroad since his victory on November 6, and is crucial to his “Asia
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US set to become top oil producer, but its consumption will soar too
Hindu Business Line
Besides, the US boom will be mostly absorbed internally.” For consumers such as China and India, West Asia will become an even more important exporter. With the US demand coming down in near future (because of increased output and reductions in
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China’s Rise Will Change World Order
Gulf Business News
China’s growing economic role has led to open competition with the United States, with President Barack Obama recently referring for the first time to China as a US enemy, Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group, USA, said. “There is a risk that the rise
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Eminent Chinese expert calls on Russia and Korea to form front against Japan
Russia & India Report
He reminded the audience that according to several international declarations passed by the participants of the anti-Japanese coalition that included the USA, the USSR, Great Britain and China, after World War II the territory of defeated Japan was to
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Concerns with China’s role in Alberta’s oilsands are valid
Edmonton Sun
In a nutshell, the U.S.China Economic Security Review identifies some real concerns about doing business with China’s Communist government, both economic and strategic. On the economic side, China doesn’t play fair. Somewhere between 40% and
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More Chinese cities see home prices rise
Chinadaily USA
BEIJING – More Chinese cities saw home prices rise in October from September despite the government’s dogged efforts to curb property prices, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Sunday. In October, 35 cities, up from 31 in
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Chinese transition – Life goes on
Aljazeera.com (blog)
Robert Kapp, Strategic Advisor for USChina Speciality Group, says, “success of over 30 years in China has been magnificent – 100s millions people are no longer desperately poor. But that success has bred its own enormous new problems.” Petitioners
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Parthasarathi Shome: China must look within
Business Standard
As China enters a new decade of changed leadership, it faces many international and domestic economic challenges. The 2008-09 global economic crisis and the 2011-12 euro-area sovereign debt crisis have raised the question whether current account
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Japan to give US$615m in loans to Myanmar: report
Taipei Times
Japan’s first low-interest, long-term government loans to Myanmar in nearly three decades are to “back up moves by Japanese companies into the country and hold China in check after it increased its influence in Myanmar,” it said. Japan will provide the
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