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China to Investigate Death of Labor Activist
BEIJING — Chinese officials, bending to public pressure, have announced an investigation into the death of a veteran labor activist whose body was found hanging from a hospital window this month, days after he gave a series of interviews in which he ...

WTO Rules Chinese Tariffs on U.S. Steel Products Are Illegal
China broke global commerce rules by imposing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on more than $200 million of US steel products, the World Trade Organization said in a ruling today. Judges agreed with the US that China failed to prove that imports of ...

Music Box as Muse to Puccini's 'Butterfly'
MORRISTOWN, NJ THE Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata at the Morris Museum here received national attention after Martin Scorsese's film “Hugo,” which appeared last November. The museum's Clown Illusionist, ...

Burger King eyes China expansion
* Joint venture deal plans 1000 restaurants in coming years * Deal gives partners exclusive rights to expand in China June 15 (Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide Holdings Inc said on Friday it plans to open 1000 of its namesake restaurants in China over ...

WTO backs US in case against China duties on steel
* USTR Kirk says ruling says 'clear signal' to China * US mulling other possible cases, including on auto part By Tom Miles and Doug Palmer GENEVA/WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization panel on Friday handed the United States a ...

TEXT-Fitch afrms ICBC Asia and ICBC Macau at 'A';otlk stbl
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) June 15 - Fitch Ratings has affirmed Hong Kong-based Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Ltd (ICBC Asia), and Macau-based Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Limited ...

Asian cenbanks divided on new Chinese dim sum offer
By Pete Sweeney BANGKOK/SHANGHAI, June 15 (Reuters) - Some Asian central banks are divided on the attractiveness of a new initiative by China to offer them exclusive access to a portion of an upcoming "dim sum" bond issue, as Beijing moves to ensure ...

China's Yili recalls tainted milk powder, shares slump
* Inspectors find "unusual" level of mercury * Shares fall by 10 pct daily limit * Latest scare to hit China's struggling dairy sector By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI, June 15 (Reuters) - China's biggest milk producer by revenue, Inner Mongolia Yili ...

Hong Kong, China shares end up but wary of Greece, Spain
* HSI, H-shares index finish week about 4 percent higher * Shanghai Comp up 1.1 pct, CSI300 up 1.7 percent on week * Esprit up nearly 10 pct as company tries to assure investors * Sands China, Wynn Macau down on report of stakeholder sale * HKEx agrees ...

Declaration of Independence
LAST January, Amy Chua got an unexpected e-mail just before an excerpt from her provocative child-rearing manual, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” appeared in The Wall Street Journal. It was from Wendi Murdoch, the wife of Rupert Murdoch, ...

Shanghai Film Fest: Q&A with director Jean-Jacques Annaud
SHANGHAI — Fifteen years ago, Jean-Jacques Annaud was demonized by the Chinese Communist Party for his film “Seven Years in Tibet” — the cadres were unhappy with his cinematic portrayal of the People's Liberation Army's invasion of the region in 1949 ...

China's Cotton Order Jolts Market
By LESLIE JOSEPHS The sale indicated that demand isn't dead for the widely used fiber—especially from China, the world's largest cotton consumer. Prices had touched a 31-month low earlier in the month due to overproduction and a sagging economic ...

China one-child policy leads to forced abortions, mothers' deaths
LIJIN China — Six months pregnant, 38-year-old Ma Jihong was healthy and fit, her body toned from working in the cotton fields. So when 10 people from the local family planning office showed up one morning in October, she slipped through a gap in the ...

Investing In China's Slowdown
The seemingly unstoppable ascent of the Chinese economy has made for good fodder over the past several years. Long denied the benefits of ownership and the trappings of wealth that issue from conspicuous consumption, the participants in and ...

Shanghai Car Plate Prices Fall From Record on Increased Supply
Shanghai's car-license plate prices fell in June from a record last month, after the city offered more permits to cater to demand in China's financial center. The city auctioned off 9500 license plates this month, with the average successful bid at ...

WTO sides with US in anti-dumping dispute with China
China broke global commerce rules by imposing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on more than $200 million of US steel products, the World Trade Organization said in a ruling Friday. Judges agreed with the US that China failed to prove that imports ...

Shanghai's latest cachet: a fictional cop
SHANGHAI – To climb into Qiu Xiaolong's childhood home, down a narrow alley where women chop and fry lunch in shared kitchens, is to step on creaking floorboards into Shanghai's past. But at the top of a steep, worn wooden ladder is a loft with a ...

Stanford University gains foothold in China with Beijing center
On the walls of the stunning new multimillion-dollar Stanford Center here are hand-painted Chinese landscapes and scenes from the Palo Alto, Calif., campus — signs of a new cross-Pacific partnership that offers great promise as well as some perils for ...

Chinese sentenced to death for trafficking infants
AP BEIJING -- A Chinese woman has been sentenced to death for abducting and trafficking 223 infants over a period of less than a year, a court said Saturday. Jiang Kaizhi, 51, was convicted and sentenced Friday by Qujing Intermediate People's Court in ...

A Scaredy-Cat Guide To Food In China
I was a tiny bit afraid of eating in China (because I'm a food wimp) but since I was going to Sichuan, China's spiciest province, (as the Global Blogging Ambassador for Heifer International) I knew at least my vegetables and tofu would be full of ...

China Closes Window on Economic Debate, Protecting Dominance of State
BEIJING — As China heads toward a once-a-decade change of its top leadership, its vaunted embrace a generation ago of markets and economic openness — which catapulted the country from isolated poverty to its place as a global export powerhouse — is ...

China Global Yuan Push Faces Challenges, Adviser's Report Says
By Bloomberg News on June 16, 2012 China's efforts to make the yuan a global currency may be hampered by the lack of an independent monetary policy, fragile domestic financial markets and an “unbalanced” economy, a report edited by an adviser to the ...

Chinese investors to tour Wisconsin industries
By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel Yang Shengli, Chairman of PiYi Investment Group, and Paul Jadin, CEO/Secretary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. No longer content with its role as the biggest lender to the US government and America's ...

Missouri: Latern Festival
The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis has opened Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night, an exhibition featuring elaborate, illuminated works of art from China. The striking sets, crafted primarily of colorful silks and molded steel, ...

Shanghai film fest kicks off with honor for Mike Medavoy
SHANGHAI –- The Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off Saturday night by honoring a native-son turned Hollywood producer, Mike Medavoy. Medavoy -- co-founder of Orion Pictures, producer on such films as "Black Swan," and chief executive of ...

Are Rare Earths at Stake in China's Ties With Denmark?
Chinese President Hu Jintao's three-day visit to Denmark may ostensibly have been about signing billions worth of business deals, but a stake in Greenland's huge mineral wealth may have been the elephant in the room. Greenland, a self-governing ...

Beijing's Parks: Let's Get Loud (PHOTOS)
I couldn't know it at the time, but that dinner served to me on Air China Flight 982 to Beijing would typify my experience during my week-long stay here. It was an unassuming little plate of vegetables, cooked vegetables, not my favorite way of eating ...

Chinese Wine Lovers Go Californian as Taste Widens
By Elin McCoy on June 17, 2012 At Shi Tang, a private wine club in Shanghai, Jesse Coffino circled the table, splashing crisp Graziano chenin blanc from Mendocino county into glasses of 15 eager members. All were regular drinkers of French wine but had ...

China president urges G20 members to stick together
| BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged members of the Group of 20 (G20) to stick together and address Europe's debt crisis in a "constructive and cooperative" way to boost market confidence, state news agency Xinhua reported on ...

Safety scandals give foreign dairies a boost in China
* Global dairy companies lured by promise of big returns * Chinese consumers will pay a premium for foreign formula brands * Firms seek to uphold quality by controlling supply chain By Lucy Hornby and Jane Lanhee Lee BEIJING/SHANGHAI, June 18 (Reuters) ...


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