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Miss China crowned Miss World 2012
Miss World 2012 winner Yu Wenxia of China waves as she stands next to second place contestent Miss Wales Sophie Moulds, left, and third place Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty, Aug. 18. EnlargeClose. By Ed Jones, AFP/Getty Images. Miss World 2012 ...

Money And Investing In China: Intel Capital Targets E-Commerce Growth
Price wars have dominated the headlines from the e-commerce industry this year in China, home of the world's largest number of Internet users and fastest-growing major economy in the world. Among those slugging it out are the country's offline ...

5 Weird Things You Need To Know About Doing Business In China
If modern China was a person, it wouldn't have reached its midlife crisis. In fact, it might not have even entered the workforce, since modern China is only 20 years old. Until Deng Xiaoping, the retired Chairman of China stated, "To be rich is to be ...

Flamboyant Crime Fighter Now May Face Chinese Justice Over Role in Scandal
CHONGQING, China — Wang Lijun reveled in his image as the consummate crime fighter. An ethnic Mongolian policeman with a fondness for expensive overcoats, he directed crackdowns on organized crime, performed autopsies, patented designs for ...

Typhoon Kai-tak Weakens in South China After 500000 Evacuated
Typhoon Kai-tak Weakens in South China After 500000 Evacuated. By Bloomberg News - 2012-08-18T16:01:00Z. Typhoon Kai-tak weakened into a tropical depression after blowing over houses, triggering floods and causing more than 500000 people to be ...

Asia's Roiling Sea
Asia's Roiling Sea. Published: August 18, 2012. The South China Sea, one of the world's most important waterways, has been contested off and on for centuries. These days, with the sea bounded by some of Asia's most vibrant economies — China, Vietnam, ...

Oakley, Brentwood students are first in East Contra Costa County to study Chinese
By Rowena Coetsee. BRENTWOOD -- Xiao Han doesn't hold the kind of class where you can catch a few Z's. The fast-talking Heritage High School instructor this week galloped through an 88-minute session of Mandarin Chinese, keeping students on their ...

Miss World 2012
Newly crowned Miss World Yu Wenxia of China acknowledges the audience after being crowned Miss World 2012 at the Ordos Stadium Arena in inner Mongolia, China, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Wenxia of China defeated more than 100 other hopefuls at ...

New Wave of Deft Robots Is Changing Global Industry
At a sister factory here in the Dutch countryside, 128 robot arms do the same work with yoga-like flexibility. Video cameras guide them through feats well beyond the capability of the most dexterous human. One robot arm endlessly forms three perfect ...

Ministry vows to better guide development of e-commerce
By Gao Yuan, Li Jiabao and Chen Limin. BEIJING, August 19 (Xinhuanet) -- The Ministry of Commerce on Friday said it would introduce more specifications to better guide the development of the nation's e-commerce market. In the meantime, consumers ...

Japan activists land, raise flags on disputed isle
Japan activists land, raise flags on disputed isle. A group of Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags early Sunday on one of a group of islands at the center of an escalating territorial dispute with China. By EMILY WANG. Associated Press ...

China worries about social fallout of soybean oil price jump
China worries about social fallout of soybean oil price jump. News that the U.S. Midwest drought could cause the price of China's beloved soybean oil to skyrocket leaves the nation looking for ways to ensure price stability. print. Comments. 0 ...

Japan, China islands disputes deepen with landings, protests
EAST CHINA SEA (Reuters) - Several Japanese nationalists landed on Sunday on a rocky island in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with Beijing, with protests in several Chinese cities also indicating ties were worsening between Asia's ...

Chinese politician's wife due to hear verdict
BEIJING — A fallen Chinese politician's wife who confessed to killing a British businessman is due to hear the verdict Monday in her murder trial and Communist Party leaders might have decided against a death penalty for fear it could incite public ...

Pieces of China's past: Newark Museum pays homage to a vibrant culture - The Star-Ledger
The Mao badges have their own interesting story. They were given to the museum as part of the collection of Maud Russell (1893-1989), who went to China in 1917 for the YWCA and became a fervent convert to the Communist cause. The Newark Museum is ...

Protests in China After Japanese Fly Flag on Island
HONG KONG — Anti-Japanese protests spread across China over the weekend, with the landing of Japanese activists on a disputed island on Sunday and the unfurling of Japanese flags increasing tensions between the two countries. Enlarge This Image ...

iPhone 5 already a smash in China: Ice cream that is
While Apple fans in the U.S. continue to wait for the iPhone 5 launch event, which is rumored to be Sept. 12, fans in China already have gotten their hands on the iPhone 5, and they love it. In Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, the iPhone 5 - as ...

Eid ul-Fitr 2012 Muslims Celebrate Around The World (PHOTOS)
Muslims In Beijing Celebrate Eid. BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 19: Muslims pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr at Niu Jie Mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on August 19, 2012 in Beijing, China. Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, a 3 day ...

What US Candidates Need to Know About China
This weekend, I was quoted in The Weekly Standard about what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan need to know about what is happening in China. It begins by noting that Paul Ryan, Romney's surprise VP pick, came out swinging the other day on President ...

For China's Leaders, Gu Verdict Is Easy Part
BEIJING—Chinese leaders will take a key step toward declaring the fate of Bo Xilai, the ousted Communist Party official, with the expected announcement Monday of a verdict and sentence in the trial of his wife, Gu Kailai, for the alleged murder of a ...

The South China Sea's Gathering Storm
By JAMES WEBB. Since World War II, despite the costly flare-ups in Korea and Vietnam, the United States has proved to be the essential guarantor of stability in the Asian-Pacific region, even as the power cycle shifted from Japan to the Soviet Union ...

Rubber Seen Dropping as Chinese Inventories Set to Equal Record
Rubber Seen Dropping as Chinese Inventories Set to Equal Record. By Bloomberg News - 2012-08-20T00:55:03Z. Rubber is poised to drop as sustained supplies from Southeast Asia and falling demand from China's tiremakers push stockpiles to match their ...

Big Drug Makers Struggle to Grow in Emerging Markets
By JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF. Big drug makers have been reassuring investors: Don't worry about top-selling medicines going off patent. Growth in developing markets, like China and India, will help replace the revenue lost. Turns out there is a different ...

Balancing the Give and Take in GM's Chinese Partnership
SHANGHAI—The next generations of General Motors Co.'s Cadillacs will have softer corners, dashboards with more gadgetry and plusher rear seats. The U.S. auto maker is tweaking the iconic American brand to make it more palatable to Chinese buyers ...

Asia Currencies Drop as Slowing Europe, China Sap Export Outlook
Asian currencies weakened amid concern Europe's debt crisis and the slowing Chinese economy is worsening the outlook for the region's overseas sales. Taiwan will report today export orders, an indication of shipments in the next one to three months ...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares ease after recent gain, policy bets persist
India Markets: Steady FII flows only silver lining for markets. The markets will react to the CAG report accusing the government of losing $33 billion to the exchequer on coal and airport deals when they reopen on Tuesday but may not see a deep cut as ...

China Stocks Fall to Lowest Level Since 2009 on Policy Concern
China's Stocks Drop on Monetary Policy Concern; Copper Declines. China's new-home prices rose in 49 of the 70 cities tracked by the government in July, the most in 14 months, the National Bureau of Statistics said on its website on Aug. 18 ...

China's Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence
1 of 6. A combination of two photographs shows British businessman Neil Heywood (L) at an Aston Martin dealership in Beijing, May 26, 2010, and Gu Kailai, wife of China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai (not pictured), ...

China's Premier Could be Done Pushing Political Reform
Email; Print. By Russell Leigh Moses. What happens to the prospects for political reform in China when Premier Wen Jiabao leaves office? With senior Communist Party officials resurfacing after the meetings in the seaside resort of Beidaihe, and ...

The secret tomb of China's 1st emperor: Will we ever see inside?
Buried deep under a hill in central China, surrounded by an underground moat of poisonous mercury, lies an entombed emperor who's been undisturbed for more than two millennia. The tomb holds the secrets of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, who ...


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