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China News 05/2012 (Page 3)



Owners of sickened pets blame treats from China
Despite repeated warnings by the FDA, chicken jerky products made in China are still on store shelves, and complaints that dogs are getting sick after eating them continue to roll in. “I'm disappointed that I'm still seeing these cases,” said Dr. Cathy ...

In Hong Kong, Protesters Gather for Chen Guangcheng
An activist holds a banner with a photo of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng during a protest in Hong Kong on May 4, 2012. A smattering of protesters gathered yesterday afternoon in Hong Kong outside Beijing's liaison office to show their support ...

US, China forge tentative deal on Chinese activist
By CHARLES HUTZLER and MATTHEW LEE, AP BEIJING (AP) — With a series of quickly choreographed steps, the US and China outlined a tentative deal Friday to send a blind legal activist to America for study and potentially bring a face-saving end to a ...

Fighting Investor-Rights Abuses in China
By BILL ALPERT | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR An interview with Dan David, research director at GeoInvesting, which has played a leading role in uncovering problems in US-listed Chinese companies. Dan David was a one-time jewelry executive who didn't know a ...

James Cameron on Chinese Filmmakers, Censorship and Potential Co-Productions
By EDWARD WONG Jonah M. Kessel for The New York TimesThe director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron at the Grand Hyatt Beijing, Sunday, April 22. BEIJING – James Cameron, director of “Titanic” and “Avatar,” among other well-known movies, ...

The U.S. Cannot Confront China on Every Move it Disagrees With
Republicans criticizing Obama for not being tougher on China's human-rights abuses are delusional about where America stands in today's global power dynamic, says Zachary Karabell. The saga of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has become the latest ...

Dissent, China's One Child Policy and Chen Guangcheng
China performs 13 million abortions a year. When Chen Guangcheng dared criticized the slaughter, the government of China threw him in prison for four long years. So, while the US State Department and Chinese officials wrangle over Mr. Chen's fate, ...

Cyclist Sarah Hammer gets second wind after bad Beijing experience
Sarah Hammer competed poorly at 2008 Games after becoming embroiled in controversy when she and three teammates wore masks to shield themselves from pollution. She's looking for better days in London. Olympic cyclist Sarah Hammer at her home in ...

Activists: Chen case does not mean controls easing
By Gillian Wong AP BEIJING -- Even if China makes a rare concession and allows legal activist Chen Guangcheng to leave the country with his family, other dissidents say they don't expect a broader easing of controls. Authorities might even tighten the ...

U.S. to Aid Philippines Defenses Amid China Conflicts
The US will assist the Philippines in improving its defense capabilities as the island-nation faces frequent disputes with China over fishing and mineral rights in the South China Sea, two US officials said. Philippines' Secretary of Foreign Affairs ...

A look at the future of cyberwars
The current issue of territorial rights over the Spratley Islands and Scarborough Shoals between the Philippines and China (as well as the rest of the other countries in Southeast Asia) is akin to a boiling pot: simmering with an occasional burst every ...

Expressway accidents in China kill 12, injure 19
BEIJING – Chinese state media say 12 people have been killed and 19 others injured in two back-to-back highway accidents in southwest China. The official Xinhua News Agency says that a truck hit a car Saturday afternoon on an expressway between Shantou ...

Chinese artist Xiyadie celebrates freedom with San Pedro show
By Phillip Zonkel, Staff Writer Chinese artist Xiyadie has a gallery show of his gay-themed paper cutting art work on display at San Pedro's Flazh!Alley Art Studio. The collection is called "The Metamorphosis of a Butterfly" and is on display until ...

Raiders Sign First Chinese-American NFL Player- Ed Wang: Fan's Look
By Freddy Sherman By Freddy Sherman | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 13 minutes ago The last few months have been huge for the Oakland Raiders as they sign and draft players while building a championship team for 2012. The latest signing happened May 2, ...

Front Pages from Around the Globe
MONDAY The Wall Street Journal Asia, Hong Kong Crackdown in China The Chinese government clamped down on activists and online media in the wake of the dramatic escape of a blind human rights advocate from home imprisonment, an embarrassing development ...

How to live easy in China on $475 a month
By MARK MELNICOE SHANGHAI -- Young consumers in today's China, while facing a constantly changing economic landscape, are reaping the benefits of their giant nation's continuing rise, and they seem well aware of it. While average salaries remain low by ...

Midnight in Peking
By Paul French GENRE: History | Publisher: Penguin Subtitle: "How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China". By Charles Finch, USA TODAY On a cold Peking morning in 1937, a man named Chang Pao-chen was taking his caged ...

Syrian opposition leader heads to China for talks amid violence
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The head of a Syrian leading opposition political group arrives in China for talks Sunday amid violence in the Middle East nation despite a cease-fire implemented last month. Burhan Ghalioun, president of the Syrian ...

Lionsgate Gets Approval to Screen 'The Hunger Games' in China
The release of the teen tentpole by The China Film Group and Talent International will take place in the first half of June. Lionsgate has a green light to release The Hunger Games in China. The teen tentpole, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and has ...

Annals of the Security State: China vs. America Department
By James Fallows A Chinese-citizen engineer recently came to the United States on a month-long business assignment. He was excited, and so was his company. For the company, this was the first-ever foreign installation of new robotic equipment, ...

Buy parking space before car in Shanghai
Beijing, May 6 — To tackle the rising menace of parking, the authorities in China's Shanghai city are going to ban residents from buying cars in future if they failed to secure a parking space in advance. According to the Shanghai police, ...

Chinese tropical city highlights national income disparity
By Aileen Wang and Nick Edwards | SANYA, China (Reuters) - A central government plan to create a high end tourist industry on the tropical Hainan island has delivered a much-anticipated surge in economic growth, but it has also widened the wealth gap ...

Imax rides on soaring Chinese 3D demand
By Matthew Garrahan, FT.com (Financial Times) -- The Avengers, the latest superhero movie from Walt Disney's Marvel unit, led the box office in the US and China this weekend when the film opened to a rapturous reception, breaking records and earning an ...

Lenovo Reaches Beyond PCs
By LORETTA CHAO BEIJING—Personal-computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. said Monday that it plans to spend about $800 million on a new base to house the development, production and sale of mobile products as the Chinese company tries to expand beyond its ...

China Crushes Caterpillar
“China is not a huge part of our business,” said Caterpillar's Mike DeWalt late last month. The head of investor relations, on a conference call, was right: China, the world's largest market for construction machines, accounts for just 3% of the ...

In Rise and Fall of China's Bo Xilai, an Arc of Ruthlessness
BEIJING — “News 1+1” is a sort of Chinese “60 Minutes,” a newsmagazine on state-run China Central Television that explores — as much as the censors permit — the more contentious corners of Chinese society. In December 2009, the program took aim at a ...

China's Stocks Decline on Europe Debt, Property Market Concerns
By Bloomberg News on May 06, 2012 China's stocks fell for the first time in four days on speculation housing demand will weaken and the election of a new president in France may deepen Europe's debt crisis. China Vanke Co. (000002) and Poly Real Estate ...

China's 22-Day Moving Average for the Cost of Crude Falls 6.3%
China's 22-day moving average for the three benchmark crude grades that the government monitors to set fuel prices fell 6.3 percent as of May 4 from the last adjustment on March 19, according to Bloomberg calculations. Under a mechanism introduced by ...

Lujiazui Breakfast: News And Views About China Stocks -- May 7
Shares in China may fall on worries about the stability of the global financial system after the Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande triumphed in the French presidential election. Greek elections are also stirring worries about the future of ...

Apple seeks settlement to end Proview 'iPad' trademark dispute
By Zack Whittaker | May 7, 2012, 3:02am PDT Summary: Apple is reportedly pushing for a settlement in the “IPAD” trademark dispute with China-based Proview, according to a China government newswire. Two weeks after a Chinese court proposed a settlement ...


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