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Shanghai and Beijing: A Traveling Couple's First Impressions
Over the next several weeks, we will offer some of our first takes on Shanghai and Beijing that are admittedly impressionistic, rather than comprehensive, responses to things that registered with us, a travel-writing but "day job" couple. Particularly ...

Soccer-QPR interested in Anelka if the price is right
LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Premier League Queens Park Rangers would be interested in signing Nicolas Anelka in the January transfer window if the price is right, manager Harry Redknapp said on Friday. Anelka left Chelsea for Shanghai Shenhua a year ...

Nike 2nd quarter net income falls
Strong demand in North America helped Nike post second-quarter net income that beat expectations, despite weaker sales in China and costs related to the sale of two brands. The world's largest athletic gear maker on Thursday reported its net income ...

Apple's switch to HTTPS thwarts Chinese censors
Using the secure protocol for its online App Store prevents censors from blocking access to VPN apps and other sensitive programs -- though maybe not for long. Lance Whitney. by Lance Whitney. December 21, 2012 6:40 AM PST Follow @lancewhit. Apple's ...

China Publishes Anti-Smoking Plan, Won't Have Pack Photos
China published a plan to reduce the world's largest population of smokers as part of a 2005 treaty, without implementing recommendations such as warning labels that include photos of rotten teeth and diseased lungs. China plans to cut the number of ...

Diggers Pile Up Unsold After Caterpillar Adds Capacity
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Komatsu Ltd. (6301) and other construction-equipment makers have built enough capacity in China to satisfy global demand twice over while sales in the country are falling, according to a research company. Manufacturing capacity ...

Chinese Officials Flock to Microblog as Weibo Shapes Opinion
The number of verified government accounts on China's most-popular microblog service tripled in a year, underscoring how Communist Party officials have come to recognize social media's power in controlling public opinion. Verified government accounts ...

Nike shares up after 2Q net income beats Street
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike shares jumped 6 percent Friday after the world's largest athletic gear maker beat Wall Street expectations for the second quarter. THE SPARK: Strong demand in North America and emerging markets helped results, though that was ...

Solars Lead ADRs' Retreat on US Budget: China Overnight
Chinese equities fell in New York, pushing the benchmark index to its biggest slump in a month, on concern a standstill in the U.S. budget talks will crimp demand for the Asian nation's exports and hamper economic recovery. The Bloomberg China-US ...

METALS-Copper rises after steep fall, US budget fears remain
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:35pm EST. * Volumes low as year-end holiday season draws near * U.S. budget talks prompt uncertainty * U.S. consumer spending rises by most in three years By Harpreet Bhal LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Copper prices rose on Friday, ...

China probes safety of Yum Brands' KFC chicken products
SHANGHAI | Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:07pm EST. SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc's fast-food chain KFC was supplied with chicken in China that contained excessive amounts of antibiotics, said food safety authorities investigating allegations of tainted KFC ...

CHINA: China Paints Itself Into A Very Dangerous Corner
December 22, 2012: The government is negotiating with the United States regarding the extent of increased American military presence in the Philippines and surrounding waters. China has reacted by proclaiming that its armed forces would be adequate to ...

China to open world's longest high-speed rail line
BEIJING/ZHENGZHOU, China | Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:32am EST. BEIJING/ZHENGZHOU, China (Reuters) - China will open the world's longest high-speed rail line next week when a link between Beijing and the southern metropolis of Guangzhou is ...

Chinese toad found in candlestick in shipment to South Africa to settle in ...
Chinese toad found in candlestick in shipment to South Africa to settle in ...

China eyes more rural development in 2013
.... • Farmers' rights will be fully protected, and land transfers should not be compulsory or restricted. BEIJING, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- China will look to improve farmers' income growth and reduce obstacles in agricultural development next year, in a ...

Plight of teen prompts education debate, protest in China
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As the end of middle school approached this year, Zhan Haite, 15, faced two choices: attend vocational school in Shanghai in the fall or move to her ancestral home in distant Jiangxi province to take the high school entrance exam ...

Will Trouble in China Sink Equipment Makers?
China's double-digit growth has fueled a bonanza in infrastructure development. Hundreds of millions of people flocking to fast-growing cities need housing, roads, and power, all of which is dependent on heavy equipment pulling resources like coal ...

Jackie Chan's 'Chinese Zodiac' to Hit US Screens by Summer 2013
The Hong Kong star's action comedy, which topped opening-day box-office rankings across Asia, is slated for a wide release during the first or second quarter next year. HONG KONG – Jackie Chan's Chinese Zodiac will unspool in “a few hundred screens” in ...

Wave of nationalism sweeps through Northeast Asia
BEIJING — Both Koreas soon will be governed by the progeny of Cold War strongmen. China is in the hands of the son of one of Mao Tse-tung's revolutionary comrades. The incoming prime minister of Japan is a long-standing hawk and the grandson of one ...

Stifling Progress in Russia and China
Russia and China seem very different sorts of countries. One is a pseudo-democracy with an economy dependent on natural-resource exports; the other is a one-party state and the world's manufacturing superpower. But both suffer from unbalanced ...

Gong Shengliang's Family Asks China To Free Stroke-hit Jailed Pastor
BEIJING -- Charismatic preacher Gong Shengliang led a popular Christian group that spiraled into violence under persecution by Chinese authorities and the temptations of power. Now Gong has suffered an apparent stroke in prison, and his family members ...

China Pledges Rural Reforms to Boost Incomes, Consumption
China will give farmers better protection over the land they till, raise their incomes and improve public services for them to help close the gap with urban areas and narrow the rich-poor divide. The government will ensure farmers earn “reasonable ...

China Holds Test Run on World's Longest High-Speed Railway Link
China tested its 2,298-kilometer (1,428-mile) high-speed rail line, the longest in the world, as it prepares to start passenger service in two days. Bullet-trains on the line from Beijing to southern Chinese city of Guangzhou can run at an average ...

Qihoo Outapcing Baidu in Internet Race: China Overnight
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU), the Chinese Internet company that started offering a search engine in August, is overtaking rival Baidu Inc. (BIDU) in the stock market on prospects the newcomer will boost its share in the industry. American depositary ...

Notable & Quotable
As both the Philippines and Vietnam try to take advantage of the U.S. pivot to push their respective claims in the South China Sea, Beijing is applying a tit-for-tat strategy. For instance, in the spring of 2012, when a Philippine Navy ship harassed ...

Profile: Li Keqiang: A man who puts people first
BEIJING, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- His toughness in advancing complex reforms, as well as his social warmth and scholarly temperament have made him a major figure in China's political arena. Calling reform "the biggest dividend for China," Vice Premier Li ...

Hong Kong Stocks Swing From Gains to Losses; Banks Rise
Hong Kong stocks climbed, with the Hang Seng Index rising after its first weekly loss in a month, as Chinese banks increased. Gains were tempered by declines in exporters amid speculation that U.S. lawmakers will fail to reach a budget deal in time to ...

In Western China, Steep Highs and Steep Lows
The high-rises of Chongqing, in western China, are built on hills; it is a city of steep ups and downs. Everything about it seems large and unwieldy — it is home to nearly 30 million people and sits on the third largest river in the world, the Yangtze ...

China to crack down on "malicious" trademark registrations
BEIJING – China plans to change the law to crackdown on "malicious" trademark registrations, state media said on Monday, after a series of cases in which well-know international brands and individuals have had their names or copyright misused. Foreign ...

11 kindergarten students reportedly killed in China van crash
BEIJING – A minivan carrying 15 children to kindergarten plunged into a roadside pond in a rural area of eastern China on Monday, killing 11 children, state media and an official said. Three children died at the scene of the accident in Guixi city in ...


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