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The Global Note: Iran's Underground Work…Isaac's Path…China's Olympic Fate ...
The Global Note: Iran's Underground Work…Isaac's Path…China's Olympic Fate ...

Japan condemns China, SKorea for island landings
TOKYO — Japan on Friday called on South Korea to end its "illegal occupation" of tiny islets and condemned China for its claims over separate islands, saying it would not tolerate recent unauthorized landings by Chinese activists and the South Korean ...

China's Missile Advances Could Thwart US Defenses, Analysts Say
HONG KONG — China is moving ahead with the development of a new and more capable generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched missiles, increasing its existing ability to deliver nuclear warheads to the United States and to ...

Chinese sprinter Liu Xiang's touching Olympic sendoff was apparently scripted ...
Chinese sprinter Liu Xiang's touching Olympic sendoff was apparently scripted ...

China's Olympians Get Grilled in Hong Kong
Chinese Olympic medalists found themselves caught in the crossfire of a lively debate over the politics of education in Hong Kong on Friday afternoon, as they kicked off a three-day goodwill visit to the city. The visiting athletes landed Friday ...

Double Trouble in China
Left, a screengrab from Chinese television CCTV shows the supposed body double of Gu Kailai receiving her sentencing on Aug. 20, 2012. On right, Gu Kailai at a mourning held for her father-in-law Bo Yibo in Beijing Jan. 17, 2007. Photographs by AFP ...

Collapse of New Bridge Underscores Worries About China Infrastructure
HONG KONG — One of the longest bridges in northern China collapsed on Friday, just nine months after it opened, setting off a storm of criticism from Chinese Internet users and underscoring questions about the quality of construction in the country's ...

Ryan Lochte's sister makes racist jokes on Beijing Olympics
After winning five medals at the London Games, Ryan Lochte tweeted, "Out of everything that happened these Olympics. My favorite was having my family support me. Unconditional love." It was a standard comment to make. After all, what's success without ...

Cheering for China
Export growth? Nonexistent. Industrial production? On the decline. Bank lending? Less than expected. Sounds familiar. But we're not talking about the U.S. or Europe. China is in the midst of a major economic funk, as Western demand for its goods stalls ...

China eagerly buying up American assets
BEIJING — Facing a sharp economic slowdown at home, Chinese companies are plowing money into U.S. assets at a record pace, making huge bids for American energy, aviation, entertainment and other businesses. The increase in investment, already at ...

Starving the Future
Emerging economic powers China and India are heavily investing in educating the world's future workers while we squabble about punishing teachers and coddling children. This week, the Center for American Progress released a report entitled “The Race ...

China Shenhua Energy H1 net rises 17 percent, beating forecast
HONG KONG Aug 25 (Reuters) - China Shenhua Energy , the country's largest coal producer that also owns power plants, railways and ports, posted a 17 percent rise in net profit for the first half of 2012, beating forecasts, on higher sales despite a ...

Copper Slips but Still Rises 2% in Week
The futures fell slightly Friday, backing off the prior day's one-month high as traders cashed out on renewed concern about Europe's financial crisis amid a summit of Greek and German leaders. Copper for September delivery, the most actively traded ...

Apple's Top Supplier Raises Salary, Cuts Probation for Workers
By LORRAINE LUK. TAIPEI—Apple Inc.'s major supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Friday it has raised basic salary by 16% for its production line workers in Zhengzhou, Henan province of China, as it has difficulty recruiting labor in the area ...

China's Bank of Communications Raises $4.67 Billion
By CHAO DENG. SHANGHAI—Bank of Communications Co. said Friday it raised 29.7 billion yuan ($4.67 billion) by selling Shanghai-listed A-shares via a private placement, a move aimed at helping China's fifth-largest bank meet the country's stricter ...

Building a Portfolio, BRIC by BRIC
Investors have fallen out of love with the onetime darlings of emerging markets. As growth in Brazil, Russia, India, and China slows, re-evaluating expectations is warranted. But ditching a group of countries expected to generate a third of the world's ...

China's chaotic health care drives patient attacks
HENGYANG, China — Dr. Chen Yuna had just eaten her lunch and was seated at her desk updating patients' medical records when a masked man entered her office. He pulled out a dagger and stabbed her 28 times in her neck, chest, stomach and ...

UCLA wins first basketball exhibition in China
BEIJING -- The last few weeks, Ben Howland has insisted that this season's UCLA basketball team might surprise people. The Bruins would be much quicker and more explosive, the coach said. They would look to push the ball upcourt for easy points. So far ...

Wen Says China Should Adopt Measures to Promote Export Growth
Wen Says China Need Measures to Promote Export Growth. By Bloomberg News - 2012-08-25T16:00:01Z. Premier Wen Jiabao said China needs targeted measures to promote steady export growth, which will help the nation meet its annual economic goals, ...

China's arms exports flooding sub-Saharan Africa
UNITED NATIONS — China's arms exports have surged over the past decade, flooding sub-Saharan Africa with a new source of cheap assault rifles and ammunition and exposing Beijing to international scrutiny as its lethal wares wind up in conflict zones ...

Chinese Deny Forcing Refugees to Myanmar
Chinese Deny Forcing Refugees to Myanmar. By EDWARD WONG. Published: August 25, 2012. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has denied human rights advocates' reports that China is forcing ethnic Kachin refugees to return to a war zone in Myanmar, ...

Basketball is easy part as UCLA debuts in China with 116-68 win
Basketball is easy part as UCLA debuts in China with 116-68 win. Logistics and off-court trappings are a little strange to Bruins, but they play fast and score at will in exhibition victory over overmatched Tsinghua University. David Wear has 22 points ...

New Met exhibit explores gardens on a grand scale - The Star-Ledger
14d. The Palace of Nine Per.JPG "Palace of the Nine Perfections," fourth panel, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Every culture fetishizes a different garden. Islam likes them aural, full of the sound of running water and birdsong; Italians like their ...

China bows to protesters
The way the Chinese government is behaving right now, you'd almost think it had converted to democracy. Half a dozen times in recent weeks, government officials have backed down in the face of angry citizen protests - canceling unpopular industrial ...

BlackRock Scraps 'Obvious' Vale Overweight, Landers Says
BlackRock Inc. (BLK) has cut its holdings of Vale SA (VALE3), the world's largest iron-ore producer, as China's slowing growth drives down metals prices, fund manager Will Landers said three months after calling the stock the “most obvious” purchase in ...

Double-decker bus collides with methanol-laden tanker in China, killing 36 ...
Double-decker bus collides with methanol-laden tanker in China, killing 36 ...

China's Chaotic Health Care Drives Patient Attacks
Dr. Chen Yuna had just eaten her lunch and was seated at her desk updating patients' medical records when a masked man entered her office. He pulled out a dagger and stabbed her 28 times in her neck, chest, stomach and elsewhere. Then he left her to ...

Henry David Hwang fluent in funny
When Chinese producers wanted to create homegrown, Broadway-style musicals in China, one of the people they called was playwright David Henry Hwang. Best known for his Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated play "M. Butterfly" and for his ...

100, 75, 50 Years Ago
1912 Champs-Elysées in Darkness. PARIS — The breakdown of the electric supply, which left the Champs-Elysées quarter in darkness late on Sunday night, owing to some of the electric mains in the place Clichy being completely burnt out by short circuits ...

Scattered anti-Japan protests flare in China over island dispute
BEIJING — Hundreds of Chinese staged anti-Japan demonstrations in several Chinese cities for a second weekend as diplomatic tensions flare over a string of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Local officials in Zhuji city in Zhejiang province and ...


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