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China News 08/2012 (Page 12)



Kobe Bryant scores 68 points in the second half of a Chinese charity game ...
Kobe Bryant scores 68 points in the second half of a Chinese charity game ...

Most Emerging-Market Stocks Retreat Amid China Policy Concern
Most Emerging Stocks Fall Amid China Policy Concern; HTC Slumps. HTC dropped the most in almost two weeks after saying it will recognize a $40 million loss from OnLive, a U.S.-based provider of online gaming systems in which the Taiwanese company ...

Activist Chinese Group Plans More Anti-Japan Protests
Published: August 20, 2012. HONG KONG — The Hong Kong-based group that triggered heightened tensions between China and Japan by sailing to a disputed island last Wednesday plans to try to keep the issue in the news by seeking to organize protests ...

METALS-Copper falls on euro zone disappointment, China worry
ECB rebuffs report on bond buying plans * China house prices rise in July, inflation curbs seen * Copper open interest at multi-year lows By Susan Thomas and Maytaal Angel LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Copper fell on Monday on disappointment over a lack ...

A Model Controversy: China's First 'Dairy Cow Beauty Pageant'
For years China has been known for its generous deployment of bikini models to spice up industry conferences and meetings. But news that scantily clad models were recently recruited to enliven the country's first “dairy cow beauty pageant” is being ...

Yao Ming visits Kenya to film anti-poaching documentary aimed at protecting ...
Yao Ming visits Kenya to film anti-poaching documentary aimed at protecting ...

China Stocks Rise Most in Week; Consumer, Chongqing Shares Jump
China's stocks rose, driving the benchmark index's biggest gains in a week, after the central bank injected record funds into the financial system and on speculation more cities will roll out stimulus plans. Port operator Chongqing Ganjiu Co. surged 10 ...

China's leftists dig in for fight over Bo Xilai
BEIJING (Reuters) - Leftist supporters of China's toppled politician Bo Xilai are digging in for an unusually defiant defense of their hero, arguing that he and his wife are victims of a plot that has opened a dangerous schism between them and the ...

KKR buys into Novo, bets on China youth apparel market
KKR says to invest $30 million in Novo. * Novo to use KKR investment to triple stores in 2 yrs -source. * KKR to have 2 board seats and significant veto rights -source. * KKR potentially to exit via HK IPO or A-share listing in 3 yrs -source. By ...

India morning call-Global markets
_ Stock Markets DJIA 13271.64 -3.56 Nikkei 9183.25 +12.09 NASDAQ 3076.21 -0.38 FTSE 5824.37 -28.05 S&P 500 1418.13 -0.03 Hang Seng 20103.12 -0.02 SPI 200 Fut 4350.00 +2.00 CRB Index 304.76 +1.28 Bonds (Yield) US 10 YR Bond 1.812 -0.002 ...

China Trusts Hill & Knowlton for Cnooc Advice: Corporate Canada
Hill & Knowlton Strategies is the busiest lobbying firm in Ottawa for foreign takeovers, using lessons learned from the country's biggest failed takeover bid to advise Cnooc Ltd. on its $15.1 billion offer for Nexen Inc. The Canadian division of the ...

China Swaps Drop From Three-Month High as PBOC Adds Record Cash
China Swaps Drop From Three-Month High as PBOC Adds Record Cash. By Kyoungwha Kim - 2012-08-21T02:43:21Z. China's interest-rate swaps fell from a three-month high as the central bank injected record funds into the financial system to ease a cash ...

Noble Will Target US Agriculture Assets to Tap China Demand
Noble Group Ltd. (NOBL), Asia's biggest listed commodity supplier, will target agricultural assets in the U.S. as it seeks to meet demand from China and sees potential for deals across its units. “It's hard to be the supplier and partner of choice for ...

Noble Will Target US Agriculture Assets to Supply China
By Michelle Yun and Susan Li - 2012-08-21T08:25:31Z. Noble Group Ltd. (NOBL), Asia's biggest publicly traded commodity supplier, will target agricultural assets in the U.S. as it seeks to meet demand from China and sees potential for deals across its ...

Facekini craze hits China beach as swimmers try to avoid a tan
BEIJING – In the West, getting a tan is one of the main reasons for going to the beach. But in China, some are going to extraordinary lengths to avoid getting a bit of sun with a new item of beachwear – dubbed the Facekini – causing something of a stir ...

A Look Inside China's 'Club Fed'
HONG KONG — A Chinese court has suspended Gu Kailai's death sentence for the cyanide murder of a British businessman. But Ms. Gu, the wife of the disgraced Communist Party boss Bo Xilai, is headed for a long stretch in the can, the clink, the hoosegow ...

China's Solar Panel Manufacturers Face Trade and Finance Hurdles
GUANGZHOU — China's solar panel manufacturers, who dominate global sales with a two-thirds market share, are confronting growing trade and financial problems, a Chinese industry official acknowledged Tuesday, shortly before one of the industry's ...

Romance With Chinese Characteristics
A wedding expo in Beijing in February, 2012. Diego Azubel/European Pressphoto AgencyA wedding expo in Beijing in February 2012. BEIJING — Dating is hard at the best of times. In China the stakes are high from the outset: the expectation is that it ...

Qihoo Drops Google as Default Search Engine
By PAUL MOZUR · Google Inc. faces intensifying challenges in China after a popular website and Internet browser company there replaced the search service for its own technology. Qihoo 360 Technology Co. launched its own search engine last week and is ...

China Cotton Demand Seen Falling 11% on Economy's Harsh Winter
Cotton consumption in China, the world's largest user, may shrink 11 percent this year as a deteriorating economy hurts demand and causes a buildup in commodities, according to Weiqiao Textile Co. (2698). “The Chinese economy is only at the beginning ...

Baidu Slumps Most in 10 Months as Qihoo Jumps: China Overnight
Baidu Inc. (BIDU), owner of China's most- used search-engine, tumbled the most in 10 months in New York on speculation mounting competition from Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU) will erode revenue. The Bloomberg China-US Equity Index (CH55BN) of ...

Iron Ore to Rebound as China Seeks Cheaper Imports: Commodities
A plunge in shipping costs and iron ore prices mean it's cheaper for Chinese steel mills to buy the material from Brazil more than 8000 nautical miles away than to buy the lower-grade ore being dug up in their own backyard. China's iron ore output had ...

Google Finally Leads in China -- in App Ad Sales
Google Finally Leads in China -- in App Ad Sales. By Mark Lee - 2012-08-22T00:31:35Z. After years of seeing its China strategy hobbled at almost every turn, Google Inc. (GOOG) has finally carved out a market niche where it's the leader: ads aimed at ...

Dispute Over Islands Reflects Japanese Fear of China's Rise
Published: August 21, 2012. ISHIGAKI, Japan — When the flotilla of 21 fishing boats arrived at an island chain at the center of a growing territorial dispute with China, the captains warned the dozens of activists and politicians aboard not to attempt ...

Apple, Foxconn improve plants in China; more left to do -audit
Hours must be cut, some workers worry about overtime. * Report comes day after Apple sets new market value record. * FLA says Apple-Foxconn pledges on track, 2013 toughest. * Foxconn says to cut overtime further. By Clare Jim and Poornima Gupta ...

China Pollution Tax Plan Submitted to Cabinet, Daily Reports
China's tax department has proposed a pollution levy to the cabinet, a move that may increase raw- material prices, the Economic Information Daily reported, citing an unidentified government official. The plan covers discharge of sulfur dioxide and ...

Child Protesters: New Tactic in the Fight for Migrant Workers' Wages?
An old story took on a new twist this month as a group of Chinese migrants protested outside a real estate development to demand payment of overdue wages. The difference this time: The protesters were children – and they were successful. Sina Weibo: A ...

Chinese turn to microblogs for donations instead of government charities
BEIJING — Nine months after Ma Chunhua's baby was born, bruises began appearing all over the daughter's tiny frame. When doctors this spring diagnosed it as leukemia, Ma — a low-wage worker in Hubei province — said she grew desperate, knowing her ...

Language and China's 'Practical Creativity'
There is the well-known issue that Chinese characters don't systematically map to sounds, making both learning and remembering difficult, a point I examine in my latest column. If you don't know a character, you can't even say it. Nor does Chinese ...

Chinese Activists Return From Expedition to Disputed Island
HONG KONG — After causing a diplomatic incident by planting the Chinese flag on the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands last week, a group of Chinese nationalists from Hong Kong arrived home Wednesday. Their announcement of a plan to return to the ...


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