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US China News 2013.04.19

Fri, April 19, 2013

China, US envoys to discuss Korean Peninsula affairs
Xinhua
BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) — Wu Dawei, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, will pay a visit to the United States next week, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday. Wu has been invited by Glyn Davies, the U.S.
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US state shares water management experience
China Daily
Wisconsin, rich both in water and aqua technology, is discovering business and cooperation opportunities in China, said the US state’s governor. “There was great interest from a number of provincial governors about partnering with the water council in
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Execs receive business primer in California
China Daily
As part of what is called the Global CEO Program, business leaders from China will be educated on business practices in the US. The program is jointly run by the Overseas Education College at Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Haas School of Business
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We can be friends with US and China, says Peter Varghese
The Australian (blog)
He says Julia Gillard’s agreements in Beijing last week undermine the idea that Australia confronts an ultimate choice between its US strategic alliance and a strong diplomatic, as well as business, relationship with China. “We’re in a position now
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Australian Stock Futures Fall as US Leading Indicators Drop
Businessweek
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index, the benchmark regional equities gauge, this week pared five months of gains amid concern economic growth in the U.S. and China may slow. The gauge advanced 5 percent this year through yesterday, led by Japanese shares,
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Quotable
China Daily
Shau Zhang, partner of Ernst & Young’s Americas Tax Leader of China Overseas Investment, who worked on Dalian Wanda’s milestone acquisition of AMC Entertainment in 2012. He says Chinese companies need to learn from senior management of
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Events
China Daily
Focusing on technology transfer and international technology cooperation, the theme for this year’s event is “Beyond the borders: drive innovation to win”. The congress will feature 40 distinguished speakers from more than 30 countries and about 300
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Coalition eyeing lift to emissions reduction target
Business Spectator
Coalition eyeing lift to emissions reduction target. 16 hours ago. Updated 7 hours ago. 1 · Politics · National Affairs · Climate. Abbott to push China, US to sign up for a global climate change deal if it wins power.
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Wisconsin trade mission to China promotes water industries
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The American delegation was allowed two speakers at the Second ChinaU.S. Governors Forum, and one was Dean Amhaus, chief executive of the Water Council, a Milwaukee-based trade group of water-related companies from southeastern Wisconsin.
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Family of China’s Boston bomb victim: studying in US was her dream
Fox News
The family, from the city of Shenyang in China’s northeast, initially requested privacy and did not want Lu’s name released in the first hours after she was declared dead in the bombings on Monday that killed two others and injured more than 170 people.
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SCA joins partnership with Beijing
Daily Trojan Online
The ChinaU.S. International Master Classes and Industry Summits in Cinematic Arts aims to foster cultural and industrial exchanges between American and Chinese film industries, according to a statement made by Naga Film, one of the projects’ main
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US asks China, Russia to prevail upon North Korea
Hindu Business Line
The US yesterday asked China and Russia to prevail upon North Korea to refrain from provocative actions. “We are engaging with the Chinese and the Russians, as well as others, to urge them to prevail upon the North Koreans using their specific
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Chinese Boston bombing victim’s parents depart for US
Xinhua
SHENYANG, April 19 (Xinhua) — The parents of a Chinese student who died in the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week will leave for the United States Friday evening, according to the foreign affairs office of Liaoning, the student’s home province.
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North Korea sets preconditions for talks’ restart
KTAR.com
North Korea would collapse without support from its economic benefactor China, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who was on East Asian tour last week, said Wednesday, stressing the importance of working with Beijing to address North Korean threats
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SAP McDermott Sees Choppy Public Spending in US, China
Businessweek
The U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama are at loggerheads over how to replace the across-the-board federal spending cuts, called sequestration, which kicked in earlier this year and aimed at lower deficits. Meanwhile China’s first- quarter
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US graduate schools stung by drop in Chinese applications
Reuters
“Falling applications from China is credit negative for many U.S. universities because Chinese students account for approximately one third of international graduate enrollments, and they tend to pay higher net tuition than domestic students,” Moody’s
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The stats that matter: China and the US – Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald
There is a constant stream of economic news spilling into the markets but some statistics matter more than others, and after a roller-coaster week for shares they are worth noting. What they suggest is that concerns about China’s growth momentum are
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Liberia, China Sign US$17 Million Pact
AllAfrica.com
The Governments of Liberia and China on Thursday signed an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement valued at nearly US$17 million. The agreement is intended to finance eight ongoing bilateral projects in Liberia. Liberia’s Foreign Min. Ngafuan
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Cleantech: Bright Spot in USChina Cooperation
Forbes
Despite heated rhetoric from protectionist corners that China and the United States must compete over the massive dollars associated with the clean energy industry, some signs are actually emerging that we’re entering a phase of mutual benefit and
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The US dollar, dairy commodities and China’s retail and consumer sectors are
YouTube
And we think that the U.S. dollar remains cheap on a global comparative scale. And I think that’s going to outperform. The other currency we like is the Chinese yuan even though the numbers this week were a little bit disappointing relative to
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CFR China discount to FOB US Gulf methanol at multiyear high
Platts
Houston (Platts)–18Apr2013/1107 pm EDT/307 GMT. The CFR China discount to FOB US Gulf methanol reached an almost three-year high Wednesday, Platts data showed. However, traders said an arbitrage shipment would be challenging and rumors of
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China Reclaims Top Spot Over US In Clean Energy Sector
CleanTechnica
Movement within the clean energy sector during 2012 has been put under the microscope by The Pew Charitable Trusts in their fourth-annual Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? report. Released on Wednesday, the report states that a total of 88
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Review: ‘Unmade in China‘ a bizarre true tale of filming gone awry
Los Angeles Times
China only releases 20 foreign films each year,” a title card at the beginning of “Unmade in China” informs us, adding, “This is NOT one of them.” No kidding. Co-directed by Tanner King Barklow and Gil Kofman, this genial documentary details what
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US warship deployed in Southeast Asia – The Nation
The Nation
Then US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced last year that Washington will shift the bulk of its naval fleet to the Pacific by 2020 as part of a new strategic focus on Asia, where China is an emerging power. China is embroiled in a maritime
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China’s Shale-Gas Potential and Peril
Businessweek
In China there’s a giddy feeling that the next energy gold rush is about to begin. Beneath the mountains of Sichuan province, the deserts of Xinjiang, and elsewhere, China contains twice the shale- gas reserves as the U.S., says the U.S. Energy
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Exclusive: China’s BYD mulls leaner, greener “re-birth” plan
Reuters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – BYD Co, one of the better known Chinese brands thanks to a stake held by billionaire U.S. investor Warren Buffett, may stop making conventional gasoline-fuelled cars within two years and focus on ‘new energy’ battery models as part
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China to send first aircraft carrier on high seas voyage: Xinhua
Chicago Tribune
China is alone among the original nuclear weapons states to be expanding its nuclear forces, according to the report by the U.S.China Economic and Security Review Commission. Xinhua did not say where the Liaoning would go or for how long. The carrier
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The Week in China: BMW’s Dr. Promise, iTunes Porn, Spotify and more
brandchannel.com
The animation gang has also produced what is maybe its most subversive ever little video about AmericanChinese relations with its “Iron Man 3” commentary. China is the second largest economy in the world and every significant brand’s future is
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China’s Stocks Rise Most in Month on Profit, Economy
Businessweek
China’s stocks rose the most in a month after companies from Qingdao Haier Co. (600690) to Northeast Securities Co. reported higher profit and a government economist forecast growth will rebound this year. Qingdao Haier, China’s biggest refrigerator
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US Dollar Higher As China, UK Growth Concerns Worry Investors
DailyFX
The U.S. Dollar had a strong start to the week as China reported that its GDP grew 7.7 per cent which disappointed analysts who were expecting an 8 per cent figure for growth. The Australian Dollar, which is closely tied with growth in China, fell
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Global shares weak after US data, but oil rebounds
Reuters
Surprisingly weak economic data from China and the United States, and the International Monetary Fund’s decision to trim its global growth forecast, have driven the recent equity market fall, offsetting support from easier global central bank policies.
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Japan’s exporters look to the US
TheBull.com.au
Hopes of an economic recovery in Japan may be more dependent on US growth than China’s economic health, at least that’s the picture that emerged from Japanese trade data. The US has regained its crown as the number one export destination for
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US Hospitals Told to Be on Lookout for H7N9 Bird Flu
Businessweek
U.S. hospitals are being urged to head off a spread of the new H7N9 avian influenza by looking out for people exhibiting flu-like symptoms who have traveled to China or had contact with someone who has the illness. The Centers for Disease Control and
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Jay-Z, Kate Middleton, China first lady on Time’s most influential list
Reuters
Chinese tennis player Li Na, 31, the first Asian woman to win a Grand Slam title, and Bollywood actor and political activist Aamir Kahn, will be featured on the front of international editions, while Jay-Z, Lawrence, Musk, Yousufzai and U.S. Republican
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LTE: China Hacking into US Computers
Gant Daily
Based on the activities of Chinese Army Unit 61398 Communist China continues to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. by hacking into the computers of U.S. corporations. An American computer security firm, Mandiant, completed a study of Unit 61398, and
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USDA opens new poultry, dairy, fruit export markets
Ag Weekly
Agency officials have worked in conjunction with industry, federal and international partners to open the Chinese market to U.S. grown pears. In 2012, U.S. and Chinese officials reached an agreement to accept exports of pears grown in the two countries.
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What North Korea Teaches Us About China
The Weekly Standard (blog)
Every few years another prominent Chinese general threatens nuclear destruction of American cities should the U.S. dare to defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack. The “sea of fire” imagery North Korea regularly conjures is also part of China’s vocabulary.
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U.S. Mint’s Sales of Gold Coins Soar After Futures Slump
Bloomberg
This week, retail sales and jewelry demand soared in India, the world’s top gold buyer, and China, the second-biggest, after futures in New York slumped into a bear market, touching the lowest in more than two years. Coin sales also surged in Australia.
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China thanks US for helping relatives of Boston bombing victims
Hill Post
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China has thanked the US for aiding the relatives of two Chinese victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said Friday. Lu Lingzi, a student at Boston University, was killed in the bombing
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China’s Anti-Carrier Missile Now Opposite Taiwan, Flynn Says
Businessweek
The missile, designated the DF-21D, is one of a “growing number of conventionally armed” new weapons China is deploying to the region, adding to more than 1,200 short-range missiles opposite the island democracy, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael
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