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China News 02/2012 (Page 5)



Holiday hits China auto sales in January
In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 photo, workers handle parts in an auto factory in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province. China's government promised Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, to raise minimum wages by 13 percent a year through 2015 and to launch ...

US squeezes French-led satellite maker over China
Washington: The United States has threatened action that could disrupt a French-led satellite maker's supply chain, spurred by suspicion that it illegally used US know-how or parts in spacecraft launched by Chinese rockets. The State Department last ...

How to Cap a Full-Court Press Across the US: Going to a Lakers Game
By JEREMY PAGE BEIJING—Xi Jinping, the man expected to take over as China's Communist Party chief this fall, could spend next Friday night at an NBA game—the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Phoenix Suns—during a visit to the US, according to several ...

China Stocks Rise to 2-Month High on Property Curbs Speculation
By Bloomberg News Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- China's stocks rose, sending the benchmark index to a weekly gain and a two-month high, after an eastern Chinese city said it would subsidize home purchases, signaling some policy easing of property restrictions ...

China's Exports, Imports Fell in January on Holiday Impact
By Bloomberg News Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- China's exports fell and imports slid more than forecast in January, the first declines in two years, as a weeklong holiday disrupted trade and commodity prices dropped. Overseas shipments decreased 0.5 percent ...

Myanmar refugees tell of violence despite peace calls
By James Pomfret | NONGDAO, China (Reuters) - In an obscure part of southwest China, a refugee crisis from one of the world's longest running and least known conflicts in Myanmar is slowly unfolding, largely ignored by the outside world and denied by ...

Origin expects to grow China's first GMO corn in 2013
By Niu Shuping and Ken Wills | BEIJING (Reuters) - Origin Agritech Ltd said it expects the Chinese government to approve its genetically modified organism (GMO) corn for production in 2013, China's first GMO strain in commercial production, ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Tsingtao Brewery, China Resources Eye Kingway Brewery ...
Anheuser-Busch InBev, Tsingtao Brewery, China Resources Eye Kingway Brewery ...

Solar Stocks Surge on Speculation of Rising China Panel Demand
Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Solar stocks yesterday gained the most in a month on speculation that demand for panels will increase in China. The Bloomberg Global Leaders Solar Index of 37 companies jumped 4.6 percent to $54.82 at the close in New York, ...

Can China Successfully Educate Its Future Workforce?
By Sarah Butrymowicz / The Hechinger Report / Kunming, China Thursday, Feb. 09, 2012 A student raises his hand to answer a question inside a classroom at a branch of Lingzhi primary school, which is housed inside a rented four-storey residential ...

China's Commodity Imports Decline
By CHUIN-WEI YAP BEIJING—China's commodity imports in January fell from December due to high inventories, lackluster downstream demand and the Lunar New Year holiday. China's appetite for imports is generally a proxy for the state of its industrial ...

Cnooc Leads NY Discounting as Lending Slumps: China Overnight
By Zachary Tracer Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Cnooc Ltd. traded at the biggest discount to Hong Kong in two months and Chinese stocks in the US slid as lower-than-expected lending and falling imports boosted concern the world's second-largest economy is ...

The Chinese poem that helped spur seven-year prison term
A Chinese dissident writer was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for "inciting subversion of state power,” according to a human rights group that monitors such cases. Part of the evidence against Zhu Yufu: A poem titled “It's Time," which Zhu ...

US Gears Up to Reset Tone With Beijing
By NATHAN HODGE, LAURA MECKLER and SUDEEP REDDY WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is gearing up for next week's visit by Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, expected to become the country's next leader, as a once-in-a-decade chance to set the tone in ...

Nixon's great decision on China
This month marks the 40th anniversary of an event so unexpected that it created a phrase that's become part of our political lexicon: The shorthand is “Nixon goes to China,” meaning a moment in which a leader reverses his past positions to do something ...

Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery
SAN FRANCISCO — When Kenneth G. Lieberthal, a China expert at the Brookings Institution, travels to that country, he follows a routine that seems straight from a spy film. He leaves his cellphone and laptop at home and instead brings “loaner” devices, ...

US says it wants investment, but China remains wary
BEIJING — As China moves to invest billions in businesses around the world, one major industrial nation has so far soaked up very little of the cash: the United States. The issue will be on the agenda next week during Vice President Xi Jinping's ...

As Canadians Talk Business, China's Longtime Stance of Noninterference Is Tested
BEIJING — For decades, China has preached noninterference in countries' internal affairs. That has served it well, allowing it to stay neutral about controversial issues like the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, while deflecting criticism about its own ...

List of World Press Photo winners
PHOTO OF THE YEAR, 2011: Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times, A woman holds a wounded relative during protests against president Saleh, Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 15. SPOT NEWS SINGLES — 1. Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time, Rebels in Ras ...

List of World Press Photo winners
PHOTO OF THE YEAR, 2011: Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times, A woman holds a wounded relative during protests against president Saleh, Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 15. SPOT NEWS SINGLES — 1. Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time, Rebels in Ras ...

China Yurun: 2011 profit fell by around 38%
By Yvonne Lee HONG KONG -(MarketWatch)- Meat processor China Yurun Food Group Ltd. said Friday its 2011 profit likely fell by around 38% from a year earlier, partly because of a substantial increase in raw-materials costs, but said its business ...

Brave New Beijing? Dystopian Novel Looks Into China's Future
By Dean Napolitano Performers stage a dragon dance in Beijing on February 6, 2012, to mark the final day of the Lunar festival. In Chan Koonchung's dystopian novel “The Fat Years,” which takes place in 2013, a month of history has been wiped out from ...

J.R. Smith to return to USA from China this week
Former Denver Nuggets guard JR Smith, now an unrestricted free agent, said Friday that he will return to the United States, after playing in the Chinese Basketball Association during the NBA lockout, on Wednesday. Smith tweeted the news on his account ...

Why there is a 'trust deficit' with China
“IT'S TIME, people of China! It's time. The square belongs to everyone.” Thus begins the poem we reprinted on the opposite page last week by Zhu Yufu, a veteran Chinese democracy advocate. On Friday, just four days before China's next top leader is due ...

NONFICTION: "Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom," by Stephen R. Platt
The story of China's lengthy Taiping Civil War, and its connection to Great Britain, told with great detail and flair. This book's title promises a lot, and Stephen R. Platt delivers: "Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom" is an intricate and compelling ...

FAMILY DAY: Fun the Chinese way
By Ami Mizell-Flint Cynthia Esparza/Standard-Times Jennifer Lin looks up to her mother, Tomei Lin, on Saturday after being handed her name in Chinese calligraphy while her sister, Jessica, waits for her name during the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts' ...

Electronic Security A Worry In An Age Of Digital Espionage
SAN FRANCISCO — When Kenneth Lieberthal, a China expert at the Brookings Institution, travels to that country, he follows a routine that seems straight from a spy film. He leaves his cellphone and laptop at home and instead brings “loaner” devices, ...

Australia takes 5-0 clean sweep over China
Australia's Matthew Ebden hits a forehand during his win over China's Ma Ya-Nan in Geelong. Photo: Getty Images Australia has completed a 5-0 Davis Cup sweep of its Asia/Oceania group one tie against China, with debutant Matt Ebden and the recycled ...

Children of revolution decry party for return of sin and corruption
The waning of Bo Xilai's political star in Chongqing has left the Communist Party's conservative elders without a potential saviour who can turn around what they see as a deepening internal crisis. Mr Bo, the party boss in Chongqing, announced the ...

Why Starbucks succeeds in China and others haven't
By Shaun Rein, CNBC.com Contributor About 14 years ago, I met an entrepreneur who wanted to open up coffee shops around China. I never thought the coffee business would work there. The Chinese would not easily give up their tea-drinking culture for a ...


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