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Swimming Under the Radar
sun-yang.jpg. Earlier this year, at a meet in Queensland, Australia, the Chinese freestyler Sun Yang made a statement: 3:42.89. Like most élite swimmers, Sun was, at the time, undergoing intense training for the Olympics. He was months away from his ...

Golden Gray! After medal slips away in Beijing, US rifle shooter wins Olympic ...
Golden Gray! After medal slips away in Beijing, US rifle shooter wins Olympic ...

Technology boosting China people power
By Fareed Zakaria. This past week, an unusual state of affairs caught my eye. I expect protests in China to be stamped out pretty quickly. Instead, not only did the government recently allow a large group of protesters to run amok, it also apologized ...

Li Xuerui beats world champ and China teammate Wang Yihan to win ...
Li Xuerui beats world champ and China teammate Wang Yihan to win ...

China to hold Gu Kailai murder trial on Aug 9-sources
Combination photograph shows Bo Xilai (L-R) as Chinese Minister of Commerce during a meeting in Beijing June 4, 2005; British businessman Neil Heywood at an Aston Martin dealership in Beijing May 26, 2010; and Gu Kailai, wife of China's former ...

China wins team epee gold medal
LONDON -- The fencer who wept on the competition strip at the London Olympics finally got a medal. Shin A-lam of South Korea earned a silver Saturday in the women's epee team competition. As she touched the medal with both hands, she said: "I felt like ...

After being excused from false start, China's Sun Yang wins 1500 free with ...
After being excused from false start, China's Sun Yang wins 1500 free with ...

Olympics-Hockey-British, German medal hopes suffer blow
(Adds later matches). By Annika Breidthardt. LONDON Aug 4 (Reuters) - Britain's Kate Walsh returned to play on Saturday just six days after breaking her jaw, but even the skipper's comeback could not save her team from a surprise 2-1 defeat against ...

China wins gold in women's doubles
The scandal-marred women's doubles competition concluded Saturday with Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei defeating Japan's Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa 21-10, 25-23 in the final. Tian and Zhao are the players who inadvertently started off the problems at ...

China calls in US diplomat over South China Sea
The U.S. Navy supply ship USNS Rappahannock maintains station as it prepares a replenishment at sea in this U.S. Navy photo handout photo taken in the South China Sea March 21, 2012. Credit: Reuters/MC3 Cale Hatch/US Navy/Handout. BEIJING | Sat ...

An Olympian Effort: A New Chinese Dictionary
HONG KONG — With their special vocabularies, slang and jargon, Olympic sports seem to bring out the inner linguist in all of us. When a Summer Games begins, we suddenly hear ourselves holding forth about Gabby Douglas favoring the Amanar vault over ...

REFILE-Olympics-China's Yao Ming calls punished badminton players victims
BEIJING Aug 5 (Reuters) - Basketball hero Yao Ming has waded into the controversy over badminton match-throwing at the Olympics, saying China's disqualified players were the victims in the incident. China were rocked by the expulsion of top-seeded ...

Summer Olympics Medal Standings
Summer Olympics Medal Standings. By Nancy Kercheval - 2012-08-05T04:01:21Z. The following table lists 2012 Summer Olympics medals, based on data from the International Olympic Committee. Countries are ranked first by number of gold medals, then ...

Saturday's Olympic medalists/total medal count
Page 1 of 1. Badminton. Women's Singles. Gold: Li Xuerui, China. Silver: Wang Yihan, China. Bronze: Saina Nehwal, India. Women's Doubles. Gold: China 2 (Zhao Yunlei, Tian Qing). Silver: Japan (Mizuki Fujii, Reika Kakiiwa). Bronze: Russia (Nina Vislova, ...

China central bank to step up monetary policy fine-tuning in second half
BEIJING | Sun Aug 5, 2012 6:37am EDT. BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank pledged on Sunday to intensify its monetary policy fine-tuning in the second half of this year and improve credit policy to bolster the real economy, echoing earlier ...

Day 9: Usain Bolt, men's tennis final, beach volleyball
Get ready for a busy day featuring Usain Bolt in the 100 meters, Roger Federer and Andy Murray playing for a gold medal and the Williams sisters pursuing a gold in doubles. In beach volleyball the U.S. women play in the quarterfinals and the U.S. women ...

China's men rolling toward another gold medal
LONDON (AP) -- China men's coach Liu Guoliang knows his country's lopsided victories in table tennis may damage the game's image, failing to promote interest in the rest of the world. China wiped out Singapore 3-0 on Sunday in barely an hour to reach ...

Cai-Fu win men's doubles to give China 1st ever sweep of Olympic badminton ...
Cai-Fu win men's doubles to give China 1st ever sweep of Olympic badminton ...

Lin leads Chinese golden sweep in badminton at London Olympics with 2nd ...
Lin leads Chinese golden sweep in badminton at London Olympics with 2nd ...

China-US Tensions Rise Over South China Sea
By BRIAN SPEGELE. BEIJING—China summoned a U.S. diplomat to refute a State Department accusation that Beijing is hampering diplomatic efforts to defuse long-simmering tensions over the disputed South China Sea. The Foreign Ministry said on its ...

ICBC Puts Drop to 19-Month Low on China Optimism: Options
ICBC Puts Drop to 19-Month Low on China Optimism: Options. By Jonathan Burgos - 2012-08-05T16:01:01Z. Options traders have cut bearish Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (601398) Ltd. wagers to the lowest in 19 months on speculation earnings at ...

UBS Sees 20% Gain for China's Stocks as Haitong Forecasts Losses
UBS Sees 20% Gain for China's Stocks as Haitong Forecasts Losses. By Bloomberg News - 2012-08-05T16:01:00Z. UBS AG says China's benchmark stock index, this year's worst performer in the largest emerging markets, will jump as much as 20 percent by ...

Stuck on Iran
Last Wednesday at the State Department press briefing, we got some insight into where the administration is going on Iran policy: Nowhere. This exchange epitomizes the lethargy that characterizes our approach to Iran, with my comments in brackets: ...

Five-set match between China and South Korea earns quarterfinal berth for both ...
Five-set match between China and South Korea earns quarterfinal berth for both ...

Chinese manager slain during labor dispute at Zambian mine
Chinese manager slain during labor dispute at Zambian mine. August 5, 2012 | 11:46 am. increase text size decrease text size. MOGADISHU, Somalia — Relations between the Chinese managers and Zambian miners at the Chinese-owned Collum coal mine ...

A look at China's Olympic dream factories
(CBS News) China took over the medal lead Sunday at the London Olympics. The U.S. is currently second, and Great Britain is third. China swept all five of the golds in Badminton. How did the Chinese get that good? To the Chinese, it was a feat worthy ...

US women's basketball team routs China
LONDON (AP) — More offensive fireworks were on display at the basketball venue — this time courtesy of the U.S. women. The Americans tied their Olympic scoring mark in a 114-66 rout of China on Sunday and set couple of other U.S. records along the ...

China prepares for trial in sensational case of Neil Heywood slaying
China prepares for trial in sensational case of Neil Heywood slaying. Is it possible for the butler, who hasn't met with his lawyer yet, to get a fair trial in the poisoning of Neil Heywood, associate of political wife Gu Kailai? print. Comments. 0 ...

Friction as China Clout Grows in Japan
The city of Niigata is engaged in a bitter dispute over the construction of a new Chinese consulate, thanks to suspicions about China's growing influence and the impact on the Japanese economy. WSJ's Yuka Hayashi reports. Here in this port city, the ...

Bolt adds to developing legacy with second straight gold in 100 meters
Jamaica's Usain Bolt won the 100 meter gold for the second consecutive time. Prior to London, injuries had critics questioning Bolt's place as world No. 1. In many ways, Bolt has proven his legendary status raises him above his sport ...


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