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AIG to sell Century City aircraft leasing firm to Chinese investors
WASHINGTON -- American International Group announced it is selling a majority stake in its Century City aircraft leasing company to Chinese investors as the insurance giant continued to shed non-essential assets to help pay off its government bailout ...

Chinese Web users can search for their leader's name now
China's online Web discussion, and thus much of the free public discussion period, is restricted to the Twitter-like service Weibo, allowing the state to maintain tight control over what its 200 million-plus users talk about. One of the Chinese Web ...

METALS-Copper near 2-month high on China data, risks remain
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:38am EST. * China November factory output highest in 8 months * S. Korea to lift metals purchases by 20 percent in 2013 * Tin hits 8-month high; zinc, lead, aluminium, nickel at 2-month high By Maytaal Angel and Silvia Antonioli ...

For China's 'Great Renewal,' 8 Trends to Keep an Eye On
WELL WIRED The number of Internet users in China is expected to pass 600 million in Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesWELL WIRED The number of Internet users in China is expected to pass 600 million in 2013. BEIJING — The Bo Xilai scandal, ...

Study: Income inequality skyrockets in China, now among world's highest
A bicycle repairman in Beijing eats his lunch as a nearby woman tends to a child. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images). The gap between the rich and the poor is widening rapidly in China, according to a new study from Southwestern University of ...

China in 2013: The Confidence Game
The topography of China's commercial landscape remains consistent from year to year. The PRC is characterized by: A) A digital universe that pulls an self-expressive yet repressed new generation into its grip. The popularity of new group chat sites ...

UPDATE 3-US, world wheat stocks swell, USDA says; prices slide
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:23am EST. * U.S. wheat stocks larger than trade forecasts, corn smaller * World wheat stocks surprise on bigger China, Australia, Canada crops * Chinese corn crop raised 4 percent from earlier forecast * Argentina crop trimmed to 27 ...

China's 'Other' Innovation Gap
Now that China's 18th Party Congress has concluded, senior leaders have turned to the task of restructuring the Chinese economy. This effort will depend in part on how successfully China can create -- and not merely emulate -- new technologies. China's ...

METALS-Copper dips from two-month high; China, dollar support
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:49am EST. * China November copper output at record high of 531,000 T * Euro rises to session high against dollar after German ZEW survey * Investors eye two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting By Susan Thomas and ...

Hon Hai Hits Obstacles in Push to Use Robots
Apple Inc. supplier Hon Hai Precision Co. plans to install robotic arms at its factories at a time when it is struggling to maintain peace and efficiency among its 1.5 million employees. The WSJ's Paul Mozur has the story. SHENZHEN, China—Hon Hai ...

Cockfighting Thai Billionaire Makes Top Chinese Purchase
Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, who started raising hens when he was nine years old, still owns poultry farms as part of his retailing and telecommunication empire. He also raises them for sport. “I never get bored of watching the elegant way ...

Flextronics: Moving tech manufacturing to US 'a journey'
Summary: The big picture here is that the U.S. is looking like a more feasible manufacturing locale for tech as emerging market costs surge. Larry Dignan. By Larry Dignan for Between the Lines | December 12, 2012 -- 11:00 GMT (03:00 PST). Follow @ ...

In China, social divisions are written in a little red booklet
BEIJING — For millions of Chinese, the difference between a life of struggle and one of opportunity comes down to a little red booklet known as the hukou. Introduced 54 years ago under Mao Tse-tung as a means of social control, this household ...

PolitiFact Lie Of Year: Mitt Romney's Jeeps In China Ad
PolitiFact has named Mitt Romney's claim that Jeep is moving its U.S. production to China as its "Lie Of The Year." Romney made the false claim in a speech on the campaign trail and a television ad, despite Chrysler's assertion that it is maintaining ...

Starbury vs. T-Mac, Beijing edition
Charles Wharton is a longtime TrueHoop reader and an assistant professor at a Chinese law school who sends the following dispatch from Beijing, where Tracy McGrady's Qingdao Eagles recently took on Stephon Marbury's Beijing Ducks. Chinese people ...

Our fondness for China's government is enabling North Korea's bad behavior
Americans wondering why North Korea has gotten away with building A-bombs and ballistic missiles—like the one it successfully tested Tuesday—need only consider Jeff Immelt. The day before the missile launch, the CEO of General Electric and friend of ...

EU report urges action against Chinese telecom firms
By Ethan Bilby. BRUSSELS | Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:41am EST. BRUSSELS Dec 12 (Reuters) - The European Union should take action against Chinese telecom equipment makers because their increasing dominance of mobile networks makes them a threat ...

In China, Fears Ours Would Be a 'One-Week Puppy'
BEIJING — China has many genuine pet lovers who care well for their dogs, but also many owners who don't. The dog trade is virtually unsupervised and selling sick animals to unsuspecting customers is common. Animal shelters are full. The pet scene is ...

The Real China Complaint
The SEC suggests the problem is accounting secrecy. But it's convoluted corporate structures that leave investors in the dark. Article; Comments. more in Opinion | Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ ». smaller; Larger ...

Solar Surges on Reports China Advances Rescue With Subsidies
Chinese solar companies led by Yingli Green Energy Holdings Co. (YGE) and Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL) jumped after three separate reports indicated the government is advancing financial support to rescue the industry from plunging margins. China allocated ...

North Korea rocket launch: Why China only 'expresses regret' (+video)
As the United Nations Security Council prepared to debate North Korea's satellite launch earlier today, China signaled that it would likely veto any bid to punish its maverick ally with stiffer sanctions. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories ...

ICBC in Deal Talks With South African Bank - WSJ.com
BEIJING—Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. is in talks to buy a controlling stake in Standard Bank Group Ltd.'s U.K. commodities- and foreign-exchange-trading business, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, in a sign Chinese ...

Controversial Surgery for Addiction Burns Away Brain's Pleasure Center
How far should doctors go in attempting to cure addiction? In China, some physicians are taking the most extreme measures. By destroying parts of the brain's “pleasure centers” in heroin addicts and alcoholics, these neurosurgeons hope to stop drug ...

Microsoft Retools in Fight Against China Pirates
European Pressphoto Agency: Steven Sinofsky, (R), President of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, and Ralph Haupter, (L), Microsoft's CEO for Greater China, look at the lion dance at the preview show of the new operation system ...

The Daily Startup: Transcriptic Backed by Google, Cuban for Lab Automation ...
The Daily Startup: Transcriptic Backed by Google, Cuban for Lab Automation ...

Taiwan's Youth Fights for Democracy, Again
Students concerned about the erosion of free speech take to the streets to halt a mogul's media buying spree. Article; Stock Quotes; Comments. more in Opinion | Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ ». smaller; Larger ...

Public Relations Failure Fuels Fire Over Contaminated Baijiu
Chinese “national liquor” brand Kweichow Moutai has gone out of its way to defend itself amid fears much of China's supply of high-end baijiu has been contaminated with a toxic substance — an unusual move for a Chinese company faced with a product ...

Stock Futures up Ahead of CPI; China Data Inspires - WSJ.com
U.S. stock market futures rose on Friday ahead of data on consumer prices and industrial production. Sentiment was inspired by upbeat news from China manufacturing, but investors were keeping a nervous eye on talks to avert the fiscal cliff. Futures ...

US Stocks Fall as Apple, Budget Talks Overshadow China
U.S. stocks fell, extending yesterday's drop, as a slump in Apple Inc. (AAPL) and budget talk concerns overshadowed a rise in industrial production and data showing China's manufacturing may expand at a faster pace. Apple, the most valuable company, ...

CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips; China data boosts resource stocks
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:05am EST. * TSX down 4.66 points, or 0.04 percent, at 12,284.54. * Index on track for 1 percent gain for week. * Global data paints picture of uneven recovery. By Alastair Sharp. TORONTO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The main Canadian stock ...


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