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Indoctrination in Hong Kong
HONG KONG — My three-year-old daughter came home one day late last year, proudly waving a paper Chinese national flag that she had made at her kindergarten. The five yellow stars were neatly colored-in amid a sea of red on a piece of paper stuck onto ...

Shock, Ore and Chinese Steel
By LIAM DENNING. Attention steelmakers, iron-ore miners, and Australians: China is having a discount sale. China, producing about half the world's steel, now churns out more than two million metric tons per day. But with Europe in recession and China ...

Macau Probes Sands China, Sheldon Adelson Company, Over Document Transfer
HONG KONG -- The Chinese arm of U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson's gambling empire is being investigated by Macau privacy authorities over its handling of documents related to a lawsuit by its former CEO, who claims the company has links to crime ...

San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture: An Excerpt
San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture: Introduction. The arrival of the Chinese in the United States toward the end of the 1840s was part of an intricate political and economic relationship between Asia and America. From its ...

Clinton challenges Africa to embrace democracy, partner with responsible ...
Clinton challenges Africa to embrace democracy, partner with responsible ...

South Korean appeal rejected, Indonesia withdraws after disqualified from ...
South Korean appeal rejected, Indonesia withdraws after disqualified from ...

David Gray / Reuters
BEIJING – On the heels of her second gold medal performance, China's state media have come to the defense of Chinese swimmer, Ye Shiwen, ending their relative silence on the doping allegations that have plagued the young female swimmer since her ...

PRECIOUS-Gold falls before Fed, silver down on China PMI
Gold investors await post-FOMC comments for direction * Silver, platinum tumble on weak global manufacturing data * Lower-than-expected US auto sales also pressure PGMs * Coming up: U.S. Fed Open Market Committee statement 2:15 p.m. By Frank ...

US model for a future war fans tensions with China and inside Pentagon
When President Obama called on the U.S. military to shift its focus to Asia earlier this year, Andrew Marshall, a 91-year-old futurist, had a vision of what to do. Marshall's small office in the Pentagon has spent the past two decades planning for a ...

Should investors be wary of China?
TIANJIN, China – Jingjin City is about 120 miles from Beijing, but few people live in the sprawling development. No train or subway goes there. Jingjin City has no hospital. No kindergarten. No supermarket. Grass grows man-high outside the unoccupied ...

Billionaire Sy Plans $1.5 Billion Mall Expansion: Southeast Asia
Billionaire Sy Plans $1.5 Billion Mall Expansion: Southeast Asia. By Ian C. Sayson - 2012-08-02T03:19:14Z. Philippine billionaire Henry Sy's shopping mall developer is planning to spend 63 billion pesos ($1.5 billion) in the next three years to add as ...

Trusting in China's Companies
China's banks may be having trouble finding customers to lend to, but the country's trust sector seems to be having no such problem. According to data issued at the end of last week by the China Trustee Association (here, in Chinese), a government ...

Top China paper hits back over Ye doping doubts
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top official newspaper has waded into the furore over comments suggesting Olympics swimming sensation Ye Shiwen might have benefited from doping, saying that the unfounded suspicions showed ignorance and "deep-seated ...

Most Chinese Stocks Drop on Economic Growth Concern as ECB Meets
Most Chinese stocks dropped before European Central Bank policy makers meet today and as investors question whether the government has done enough to bolster the domestic economy. A gauge tracking property developers slid 1.4 percent, led by Poly ...

METALS-LME copper climbs as markets eye ECB easing
China copper consumers bearish on lack of new orders * Iron ore, coal markets flag deteriorating picture for growth * Coming Up: ECB rate decision; 1145 GMT (Adds analyst, trader quotes, detail updates prices) By Melanie Burton SINGAPORE, Aug 2 ...

Citic Buying CLSA Gives China Most Autonomous Asia Broker
Citic Buying CLSA Gives China Most Autonomous Asia Broker. By Bloomberg News - 2012-08-02T03:59:27Z. Andy Rothman, a former American diplomat who now runs China macro-strategy at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, had a blunt message for the broker's ...

China Slowdown Forcing Discounting at Gome to McDonald's
For years, China's increasing affluence fueled surging sales for consumer companies. That boom is waning as slower spending translates into inventory overloads, discounting and losses for some brands. To lure increasingly price-sensitive shoppers, ...

Deadly Beijing floods expose flaws in China's development
BEIJING -- China's army of builders can seemingly raise buildings and cities overnight. But deadly rains in the nation's capital have revived questions about how much of their handiwork was well-deployed, let alone made to last. The deluge, which ...

Sina Weibo, China's Twitter, Leads Microblog Craze
BEIJING -- China's Twitter was raucous Thursday with horn-tooting over Beijing's gold rush at the London Olympics, a digital reflection of the nation's exuberant mood – embellished with flashing emoticons. Earlier passions have been ignited on the site ...

Chinese Bauxite Firm to Invest $1 Billion in Indonesia
By CHUIN-WEI YAP. BEIJING—Bosai Minerals Group Co., China's largest bauxite producer, said Thursday that it will invest $1 billion to build an alumina plant in Indonesia, a move that could set the pace for Chinese metal producers to bypass Jakarta's ...

Badminton debacle prompts soul-searching in China
BEIJING – The Olympics badminton-match-fixing scandal that saw the expulsion of eight players — including Chinese doubles champions Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli — prompted heated debate here about whether this country's quest for medals and glory had ...

China sentences 20 people for up to 15 years for terrorism, separatism in ...
China sentences 20 people for up to 15 years for terrorism, separatism in ...

The champ is here: Beijing star Vasyl Lomachenko starts off strong in London ...
The champ is here: Beijing star Vasyl Lomachenko starts off strong in London ...

METALS-Copper falls as dollar rises, ECB disappoints
ECB drawing up plans for bond purchases * Dollar turns positive, euro trims gains in volatile trade * U.S. weekly jobless claims rise less than expected By Harpreet Bhal LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Copper fell on Thursday as the euro dropped versus the ...

Zhang Jike defeats Wang Hao to give China Olympic gold again in table tennis
United States Missy Franklin competes in a women's 100-meter freestyle swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill / AP) ...

Top 3 Chinese women into Olympic badminton semis
LONDON (AP) -- World champion Wang Yihan led compatriots Wang Xin and Li Xuerui into the Olympic badminton semifinals on Thursday, with only India's Saina Nehwal standing in the way of a Chinese sweep of women's singles. "I also feel like a Chinese ...

China Re-Educates Hong Kong
Some 90000 Hong Kong citizens, many of them parents accompanied by small children, marched in blazing heat Sunday to oppose a government plan to teach respect for one-party rule in all government-funded schools. So far the administration of newly ...

China's Biggest Problems Are Political, Not Economic
By MARTIN FELDSTEIN. Although China has successfully confronted its recent short-term economic problems, large challenges remain. Some are economic. But the bigger challenges are political, both internally and with the rest of the world. China's ...

Top China Stories from WSJ: Chinese Want Olympic Apology, Knife Attack, BYD
Your daily round-up of the best of the Journal's China coverage: Chinese Demand Apology for Ye Shiwen: Chinese social media continued to demand an apology for Ye Shiwen from those who have questioned her Olympic performances. (Free) ...

North Korea's Kim tells China, economy a priority
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his wife Ri Sol-Ju attend the opening ceremony of the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground on Rungna Islet along the Taedong River in Pyongyang in this July 25, 2012 photograph released by the North's KCNA to ...


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