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China's rural-urban balancing act
BEIJING — At the teeming central railway station in downtown Beijing, the world's largest annual human migration is under way, as millions of workers head back to their ancestral towns and villages to celebrate the Chinese New Year festival. These are ...

China January Exports Rise 25%, Imports Climb 28.8%
China's trade expanded more than estimated and a broad measure of credit rose to a record in a January that had five more working days than last year, helping sustain a rebound in the world's second-biggest economy. Exports gained 25 percent from a ...

HP Steps Up Supplier Oversight in China
BEIJING—Hewlett-Packard Co. said Friday it would tighten restrictions on the use of student interns and temporary workers by its suppliers in China in a bid to reduce abuses of an often-exploited loophole in Chinese labor law. But one labor group said ...

The Best Chinese Restaurants In America (PHOTOS)
Just how all-American is Chinese food? We've been placing delivery orders since the 1920s,and there are now more than 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S., nearly three times the number of McDonald's, according to Chinese Restaurant News. With this ...

Japan Airspace Violation: Russia, China Deny Territorial Disputes
TOKYO -- Japan's defense minister on Friday accused two Russian fighter jets of intruding into Japanese air space, heightening regional tensions as Beijing denied Tokyo's claims that Chinese naval vessels had locked their weapons-targeting radar on to ...

European Stocks Rise on China Trade Report, EU Budget
European stocks advanced the most in a month, paring a weekly decline, as trade data from China exceeded estimates and European Union leaders agreed the first- ever cuts to the bloc's budget. Software AG, Germany's second-biggest software maker, rose ...

Crude-Oil Prices Climb as Chinese Oil Demand Picks Up
NEW YORK--Crude-oil futures posted a scant 0.5% gain in early midmorning trading Friday as strong trade data from China reinforced expectations for a steady economic recovery from the world's No. 2 crude-oil consumer. China said exports in January rose ...

METALS-Copper snaps 3-day fall on upbeat US, Chinese data
Fri Feb 8, 2013 11:50am EST. * China exports, imports surge, surpass market expectations * China copper imports rise 3 pct in Jan vs Dec * Trade data suggest U.S. economy is in better shape than expected By Susan Thomas and Silvia Antonioli LONDON, ...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares gain on strong data; yen soars
Fri Feb 8, 2013 11:57am EST. * World shares rise as U.S., Chinese trade data beats forecasts. * Yen gains sharply, Draghi's comments weigh on euro. * Oil rises toward $119 a barrel on China data, Mideast tensions. By Herbert Lash and Wanfeng Zhou ...

Chinese Skip New-Year Trips to Japan
The number of Chinese tourists traveling to Japan over the Lunar New Year holiday are set to plummet more than 50% from a year earlier amid heightened territorial tension between the two countries. A tiff over islands both nations claim further ...

NetEase Jumps on Upgrade as Ambow Sinks: China Overnight
Chinese equities traded in New York rallied the most this week, led by NetEase Inc. and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd., as expanding trade stoked optimism the recovery in Asia's biggest economy will be sustained. The Bloomberg China-US Equity Index of ...

Chinese Workers' Rights
Call it a Lunar New Year's present to Chinese students. Hewlett Packard issued new guidelines Friday, days before the start of the annual holiday when much of that country shuts down, requiring is suppliers to only employ high school and college ...

Diego Magdaleno to fight in China
Las Vegas junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno thought twice before he would get a world title shot only to see it fall by the wayside. But on Friday he finally snagged the opportunity he long has been waiting for. Magdaleno signed to challenge ...

China reduces fireworks to ease pollution, cancels banquets for Leaner New ...
China reduces fireworks to ease pollution, cancels banquets for Leaner New ...

China Passes US to Become the World's Biggest Trading Nation
China surpassed the U.S. to become the world's biggest trading nation last year as measured by the sum of exports and imports, ending the U.S. supremacy in global commerce that emerged after the end of World War II in 1945. U.S. exports and imports ...

Leaner New Year: China Tones Down the Celebrations
Chinese New Year is traditionally a time for colorful and noisy displays of fireworks and generous-portioned banquets. This year, the festivities are likely to be a little more austere. Authorities have asked the public to set off fewer fireworks in ...

AP Exclusive: Mysterious China Blogger Comes Out
For weeks, a mysterious microblog has been lifting a veil from around China's new leader, Xi Jinping, with candid snapshots from his travels that defy the typically stiff and staged images of the leadership presented in state media. Ordinary Chinese ...

For Chinese New Year, Beijing Expects to Be Gasping
On Feb. 10, Beijing will celebrate the Chinese New Year -- assuming the city can catch its breath. January may have been its worst month ever for air pollution. The level of airborne particulates was six times higher than the U.S. Environmental ...

Great Graphic: High Costs of Consumption in China
The lower cost of living in China is often confused with a lower price of consumer goods. This Great Graphic from Economy Watch, shows that many consumer goods, particularly international brands, are more expensive in China. Economy Watch drew from ...

Should the Start of the Chinese New Year Be a Federal Holiday?
Getty Images: A Chinese man letting off fireworks to welcome in the “Year of the Water Snake” during the Lunar New Year celebrations in the Chinese border town of Dandong on February 9, 2013. For billions of Chinese around the world (not to mention ...

Why I Dance on Chinese New Year -- and You Should Too
Firecrackers, dragon dance and red envelopes filled with money are all part of Chinese New Year celebrations, which begin on February 10th this year, but the most important ritual is honoring departed relatives who laid the foundations for your present ...

Sharper Tongues in China's Year of the Snake?
Xi Jinping, set to become president of China in March, is attacking corruption. Vincent Yu/Associated Press Xi Jinping, set to become president of China in March, is attacking corruption. Here, a giant screen at a Beijing shopping mall showed him ...

Artificially Dyeing Animals Ban Could Be Reinstated In Florida
Bogdanoff's bill was approved 33 to 3 in the Florida Senate and 109 to 5 on the House floor. Local animal rights groups asked Governor Rick Scott to veto the bill. Don Anthony of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida told the New York Times, “This ...

Two infected with bird flu in southwest China
BEIJING | Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:26am EST. BEIJING (Reuters) - Two people in southwest China have tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus and are critically ill, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, citing the Chinese health ministry. A 21-year ...

Year Of The Snake Sees Fewer New Year Fireworks In Polluted Beijing (PHOTOS)
BEIJING -- The annual Lunar New Year fireworks barrage in Beijing was notably muted Sunday following government appeals to reduce the smoky celebrations after air pollution rose to near catastrophic levels over recent weeks. The holiday was also being ...

Astronaut sends Chinese New Year greetings from space
By Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor. An astronaut on the International Space Station beamed festive messages to Earth Saturday to mark Chinese New Year celebrations across the planet. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, a space station flight ...

Analysis: Accounting risk clouds big US business bets in China
NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tales of shady business practices abound in China - fake revenues, phony invoices, sham factories - but until recently, the problem seemed confined mostly to Chinese companies. No longer. Concern is growing about ...

Province by Province, a Portrait of China
When the Swiss photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer took a six-month road trip across the United States for their portrait series “About Americans,” it was a journey through a foreign land. Sort of. They spoke the language. They had ...

Alt Text: Chinese Hackers Are Responsible for Everything Wrong With My Life
Government agencies and companies both public and private are lining up to confess that their security has been breached by Chinese hackers. This is astonishing, not only because of the breadth and depth of the hackers' break-ins, but also because they ...

Chinese Indonesians, Muslims Ring in the New Year
JAKARTA — For Indonesians of Chinese descent, the freedom to practice their cultural traditions is still relatively new. However, in the main cities across Indonesia, towns were painted red to mark the Chinese New Year. But not all Chinese Indonesians ...


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