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China News 06/2013 (Page 4)



Feature: A letter to China's first space teacher from US predecessor
LOS ANGELES, June 15 (Xinhua) -- While China's first space teacher Wang Yaping is orbiting the earth, Barbara Morgan, the world's first astronaut who ever taught in space, was signing her name on a letter to greet the Chinese newcomer. "I wish you ...

A Briton's Btter Farewell to China Echoes Loudly
Tourists wearing the masks walk on the Tiananmen Square during severe pollution on January 31, 2013 in Beijing, China. MOGANSHAN, China -- Mark Kitto is still here. But he is leaving soon, he swears. It will happen sometime this summer, he said, after ...

Exiled Chinese Writer Liao Yiwu Makes Rare US Visit
For Chinese writer Liao Yiwu, the events of June 4, 1989, marked the line between “before” and “after.” Until then, he had taken little interest in politics. He was writing avant-garde poetry, living with his wife A Xia in the Sichuan river town of ...

Snowden Protesters Gather in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal: At Saturday's rally, demonstrators chanted “NSA! Have no say!” and “Shame on Obama!”, among other slogans. Several hundred protesters gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on Saturday in a light drizzle, chanting ...

China's Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities
BEIJING — China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years — a transformative event that could set off a new wave of growth or saddle the country with ...

North Olmsted resident studying in China enjoying his experience
zachgreatwall.jpg View full sizeNorth Olmsted resident Zachary Imm, pictured here on the Great Wall of China has been studying in the country since late February. COURTESY OF ZACHARY IMM. North Olmsted resident Zach Imm, a student at Ohio State ...

In China, 'Danger Maps' highlight pollution, toxic waste, abuse, other risks
HONG KONG — As pollution concerns rise in China, Liu Chunlei is boosting environmental awareness among the nation's 564 million Internet users with help from the charitable arm of Alibaba Group Holding. Danger Maps, a website Liu started last year, ...

France condemns attack on Chinese wine students
PARIS | Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:18am EDT. PARIS (Reuters) - France's interior minister has condemned as racist an assault on six Chinese students by drunken locals in the Bordeaux wine-producing region that left one seriously injured. The attack comes amid ...

Is Hong Kong really free or does Beijing call the shots: Commentary
The flight of a government whistle-blower - or possible fugitive from justice - to the quasi-democratic Chinese enclave of Hong Kong has given this former British colony a bit of free PR. Edward Snowden, the self-proclaimed leaker of classified ...

Bearish ETF Bets Most Expensive in Two Months: China Overnight
Options traders are paying the most in two months to protect against drops in the largest Chinese exchange-traded fund in the U.S. on concern a local money-market cash crunch will deepen a slump in Asia's biggest economy. The cost of three-month puts ...

China's Citic Capital Raises $683 Million Fund for Retail Property
Pedestrians walk past billboards for Burberry Group Plc, left, and Cie. Financiere Richemont SA's Chloe brand outside a shopping mall under construction in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Bloomberg News. Chinese asset management firm ...

China Court Ruling Could Threaten Foreign Investments in Country
A Baidu conference in Beijing. Baidu is one of the companies that has created a David Gray/Reuters A Baidu conference in Beijing. Baidu is one of the companies that has created a variable interest entity. BEIJING — Some are calling it “bigger than ...

In China, a Push for Cleaner Air
A woman rides a bicycle in Beijing on a day of severe air pollution last week Feng Li/Getty ImagesA woman in Beijing on a day of severe air pollution in January. China's State Council announced an ambitious package on Friday of 10 measures to combat ...

North Korea to Send Senior Envoy to China
SEOUL, South Korea — A senior nuclear negotiator from North Korea will visit Beijing for a strategic dialogue this week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday. Related. After Plans Stall for Talks With South Korea, the North Sends an Invitation to ...

China Builder Sees $1.6 Billion London Project Doubling in Value
ABP (China) Holdings Group Ltd., the Chinese developer that announced a 1 billion-pound ($1.6 billion) London business center last month, said the project would be valued at more than twice what it will cost to build. “The demand is huge,” ABP Chairman ...

Rich Chinese Provinces 'Outsource' Pollution to Poor Ones
A flurry of citizen-led protests against polluting (or proposed) chemical factories in Chinese cities has recently made headlines. And for good reason, as hundreds of peaceful marchers parading in front of government buildings and waving hand-made ...

Yingli Leads Solars on State Support: China Overnight
Solar manufacturers led gains among Chinese companies traded in New York after Premier Li Keqiang pledged measures to boost demand and provide financing support. The Bloomberg China-US Equity Index of the most-traded Chinese stocks in the U.S. ...

Yingli Leads Solar Rally on Government Support: China Overnight
Solar manufacturers led gains among Chinese companies traded in New York after Premier Li Keqiang pledged measures to boost demand and provide financing support. The Bloomberg China-US Equity Index of the most-traded Chinese stocks in the U.S. ...

Shanghai Festival: 'Transformers 4' Inks Sponsorship Deal With Beijing Pangu ...
Shanghai Festival: 'Transformers 4' Inks Sponsorship Deal With Beijing Pangu ...

Could China's growing influence in Hollywood affect Christian-themed movies?
LOS ANGELES – Last year, China surpassed Japan as the second-largest box office in the world – with theater earnings up 36 percent from the previous year. Experts now anticipate that in the next five to seven years, the world's most populous country ...

RPT-Starboard's battle with Smithfield over China-deal adds to activist image
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:59am EDT. By Nadia Damouni and Olivia Oran. NEW YORK, June 17 (Reuters) - Since Starboard Value LP was spun off as a separate hedge fund just over two years ago it has been fast gaining a reputation for aggressive shareholder ...

Record Soybean Glut Seen Worsening as China's Appetite Eases
Soybean imports by China, the biggest buyer, may be lower than official U.S. forecasts, deepening a glut and weighing down prices as global reserves are set to reach a record. Inbound shipments will be 63 million metric tons in the 12 months starting ...

Ancient Chinese tomb murals found
A colorful, well-preserved "mural tomb," where a military commander and his wife were likely buried nearly 1,500 years ago, has been uncovered in China. The domed tomb's murals, whose original colors are largely preserved, was discovered in Shuozhou ...

China, EU to hold talks on solar dispute
BEIJING (AFP) – China said Tuesday it will this week hold talks with the European Union in a bid to resolve a dispute over solar panels and other business issues, as tensions between the two risk escalating into a trade war. The two sides have ...

Investors back away from emerging markets on China fears: BofA survey
By Joel Dimmock. LONDON | Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:55am EDT. LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging markets are suffering a sharp pullback by investors fearful of a shock from China just as confidence in the world economy, and the euro zone in particular, rises, ...

China Introduces Local Program for Reducing Emissions
BEIJING — China unveiled its first pilot carbon emissions exchange Tuesday, though plans for a nationwide rollout and efforts to apply the program to some heavy industries could be undermined by a slowdown in the nation's economy. High-emission ...

China's Wanda aims to launch $1 billion NY hotel project this year: chairman
BEIJING | Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:56am EDT. BEIJING (Reuters) - Wanda Group, China's largest commercial real estate developer, aims to invest about $1 billion to build a five-star hotel in New York as its third major investment outside its home market, ...

Activists targeting China dog meat festival
BEIJING (AFP) – A festival dedicated to dog meat in southern China has been targeted by protesting animal lovers, who have won a minor concession from local officials, an activist said on Wednesday. The annual festival, scheduled to take place on ...

213 Smuggled Bear Paws Intercepted At Chinese Border (VIDEO)
Chinese border officials were in for quite the surprise when they discovered some unusual cargo on transport from Russia: 213 smuggled bear paws. Hidden inside the tires of a truck that was attempting to cross the border from Russia into Inner Mongolia ...

China puts up a green wall to US trash
Have you ever wondered what happens to the soda can that you toss into a recycling bin? Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. How much do you know about China? Take our quiz. Focus Squeezed by regulations, Chinese recyclers scrounge for scrap in ...


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