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  • China's US assets 'safe,' Biden tells students

    08/22/2011 10:02:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/11 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    CHENGDU, China (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up a visit to China on Sunday that offered him extensive face-time with the country's expected future leader, Xi Jinping, and delivered a strong message of U.S. mutual interdependence with the world's second-largest economy. Biden also made the case for continued U.S. economic vitality despite current budget woes and sought to reassure China's leaders and ordinary citizens about the safety of their assets in the United States following the downgrading of America's credit rating. "You're safe," Biden told students in a question-and-answer session following a speech at Sichuan University in the...
  • China's High Speed Rail System Has First Major Accident

    07/26/2011 7:52:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/26/11 | Megan McArdle
    With all the other horrible events of the weekend, China's high speed rail crash sort of faded into the background. But the toll is horrific: 43 dead, and hundreds more injured after one high speed train ran into another. Critics, such as Michael Sainsbury of The Australian, are now arguing that this is the result of cut corners in the construction process:A picture is beginning to emerge of a network that has been built to unrealistic and politically driven timetables, using a mix of technologies that were given little time to be properly integrated.
  • China's 'Bon in the USA' Frenzy (Chinese Anchor Babies)

    06/15/2011 2:45:36 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 29 replies ^ | June 15, 2011 | Zhang Yan
    Snips from Excerpt Only Website: When Liu Li boarded a plane for the United States, she had a little bit of makeup on, was wearing a loose dress, and had her hair up. She tried to hold her handbag in front of her belly in a natural way, just as the middleman had taught her. She was trying to look as calm as any wealthy Chinese lady would look when travelling abroad. But Liu Li couldn't help feeling terribly nervous: she was six months pregnant when she left for the United States, where she wanted to give birth to an...
  • China's SAIC buys nearly 1 percent stake in GM

    11/18/2010 11:30:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    My Way News ^ | 11/18/10 | ELAINE KURTENBACH
    SHANGHAI (AP) - General Motors Co. (GM)'s main joint venture partner in China, SAIC Motor Corp., says it has bought a nearly 1 percent stake in the American automaker through its initial public offering. SAIC, which is owned by the Shanghai city government, said Thursday it paid $33 a share for about 0.97 percent of GM at a total cost of nearly $500 million. GM's stock offer is worth potentially $23 billion and will end the U.S. government's role as a majority shareholder after the automaker entered bankruptcy protection in June 2009. The long-standing partnership between GM and SAIC -...
  • China's Rare Earth Supply That The World Relies On Could Now Run Out In Just 15 Years

    10/16/2010 11:35:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/16/2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
    Most of the world is dependent on China to supply rare earths as key raw materials used in many of the latest technologies from military hardware to electric cars, but China's Ministry of Commerce is warning that its massive supply of rare earths could be exhausted in just 15 - 20 years. The current rate of production and global consumption is just too large for China. Bloomberg: China, controller of more than 90 percent of production of the materials used in cell phones and radar, cut its export quotas by 72 percent for the second half and reduced output, spurring...
  • Tom Friedman Hails China's One-Party Autocracy

    09/13/2009 11:05:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 761+ views ^ | 9/14/09 | Michael Barone
    The dwindling number of readers of The New York Times were treated Wednesday to a column by Thomas Friedman extolling China's "one-party autocracy," which, he told us, "is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people." China's leaders, he reported, are "boosting gasoline prices" and "overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power." All, of course, in the cause of reducing carbon emissions, which so many luminaries assure us are bound to produce global warming and environmental catastrophe.
  • Parties To Tackle China's Distortion Of History (Koguryo Kingdoms - Korea)

    09/09/2006 10:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 410+ views
    The Korean Times ^ | 9-9-2006 | Lee Jin-woo
    Parties to Tackle ChinaˇŻs Distortion of History By Lee Jin-woo Floor leaders of the governing and opposition parties yesterday agreed to cooperate to address China's distortion of history. The five parties also decided to fully support a resolution unanimously proposed by a National Assembly panel on Thursday. In the resolution, members of the Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee denounced China for intentionally distorting ancient Korean history. They said the controversial research results of the state-funded Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) are not purely a scholastic product, but the Chinese government's intention to claim ancient Korean kingdoms originated in...
  • China's Earliest Handicraft Workshop Discovered (3,600 YA)

    08/09/2006 3:33:26 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 298+ views
    China's Earliest Handicraft Workshop Discovered? One of the world's oldest handicraft workshops, dating back more than 3,600 years, may have been discovered by Chinese archaeologists in the country's Henan Province. Covering about 1,000 square meters the workshop used turquoise to make elaborate and ornate works of art. The workshop was found in the village of Erlitou of Yanshi City and is part of the ruins of the imperial city belonging to the Xia dynasty (2100 BC-1600 BC), China's earliest. The imperial city was discovered two years ago. At the workshop crafts people made ornaments with inlaid turquoise, said Xu Hong,...
  • China's Google Search Engine to Be Censored

    01/25/2006 7:29:09 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 16 replies · 551+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country's free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet's fastest growing market.
  • China's 800M Peasants Escape Yoke Of Farm Tax

    12/20/2005 6:30:04 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 376+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-21-2005 | Richard Spencer
    China's 800m peasants to escape yoke of farm tax By Richard Spencer (Filed: 21/12/2005) A 2,000-year-old grievance will be lifted next year when China scraps taxes for hundreds of millions of peasants, the government's traditional source of revenue. Reforms introduced as proof of China's commitment to those left behind by the economic boom are so far ahead of schedule that farm taxes, which date back to before the first emperor, will be abolished early, the finance minister, Jin Renqing, said. Local governments would be compensated for the loss of income from central funds. Taxes have been one of the peasantry's...
  • China's Anger At 'Rude' US Report On It's Military Expansion

    07/20/2005 7:59:45 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 657+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-21-2005 | Alec Russell/Richard Spencer
    China's anger at 'rude' US report on its military expansion By Alec Russell, in Washington and Richard Spencer, in Beijing (Filed: 21/07/2005) Beijing hit back immediately and angrily yesterday at a long-awaited Pentagon report that warned of an aggressive Chinese military build-up, calling it "groundless, gratuitous and rude". Reflecting mounting concern in the Pentagon over China's military ambitions and scope, the report warned of a long-term threat not only to Taiwan but also to the US forces in the Pacific and regional powers including India and Japan. China is also expanding its nuclear arsenal with missiles capable of reaching India,...
  • China's Mrs Fixit Reignites Row With Japan

    05/24/2005 6:30:04 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 437+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2005 | Richard Spencer
    China's Mrs Fixit reignites row with Japan By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 25/05/2005) Diplomatic hostilities between China and Japan exploded into life again yesterday after a Chinese politburo member known as Mrs Fixit snubbed her hosts by ending a visit to Tokyo a day early. No reason was given for Wu Yi's failure to meet Junichiro Koizumi, the Japanese prime minister, thereby missing talks supposed to improve relations between the economic giants. But it became clear that the snub was deliberate when the Chinese media reopened a campaign of vilification against Mr Koizumi. The countries have been at loggerheads...
  • Requiem for a Decent Chinese Communist

    01/22/2005 7:27:42 PM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 669+ views
    Zhao Ziyang, former Secretary-General of mainland China’s Communist Party, died at a Beijing hospital last Monday. Good riddance to another communist? In this case, no. Not all tigers are incapable of changing their stripes. During his tenure in China’s one and only political party, Zhao took steps that truly can be called “reforms.” Zhao's greatest moment occurred during the pro-democracy rebellion of 1989, which was centered in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. He opposed the use of China’s vast military might against the peaceful protestors gathered in the square. On May 19, 1989, Zhao personally pleaded with the protestors, mostly...
  • China's Golden Age, Over Five Crucial Centuries

    10/23/2004 3:19:37 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 596+ views
    International Heral Tribune ^ | 10-23-2004 | Souren Melikian
    China’s ‘Golden Age,’ over five crucial centuries Souren Melikian International Herald Tribune Saturday, October 23, 2004 NEW YORK As they walk through the Metropolitan Museum’s ‘‘China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 A.D.,’’ many people will marvel at the new portrait of Chinese art and culture over five crucial centuries that comes across almost instantly. The myth of a monolithic, self-absorbed China is swept aside once and for all. . In a gripping introduction (sometimes difficult to follow because it is so packed with information), James Watt, the Met curator who masterminded this unforgettable exhibition, describes the intermingling of the...
  • Rats Are Next On China's SARS Hit List

    01/07/2004 8:08:19 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 325+ views
    IOL ^ | 1-7-2004
    Rats are next China's SARS hitlist January 07 2004 at 01:45PM Beijing - China's quest to stamp out Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome has spread from the slaughter of civet cats to rats as the southern province of Guangdong ordered a large scale rat extermination campaign, state media said on Wednesday. Communist Party and government officials in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong, have stipulated a city-wide effort to kill rats or mice between January 10 and 13, the Guangzhou Daily said. Residents are encouraged to set rat poison in their homes, block all channels of entry for the rodents, including drains...
  • China's Premier To Tackle Bush Over Taiwan And Bra Taxes

    12/07/2003 5:49:45 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 197+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-8-2003 | Richard Spencer
    China's premier to tackle Bush over Taiwan and bra taxes By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 08/12/2003) The prime minister of China arrived in Washington last night for the new leadership's most important overseas visit yet, and he was preparing to challenge President George W Bush over a list of issues from Taiwan to brassieres. The visit by Wen Jiabao, regarded as the most liberal of China's leaders, was supposed to set the seal on two years of improving relations with the Bush administration. But meetings may be less friendly following a fresh outbreak of tension between China and Taiwan....
  • China's Net Surfers Second Only To US

    12/06/2003 11:38:57 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 224+ views
    IOL ^ | 12-6-2003
    China's Net surfers second only to US December 06 2003 at 11:12AM Beijing - China will probably have 78 million Internet users by the end of the year, keeping its position as second only to the United States for the number of people online, state media reported Saturday. The figure was announced by Hu Qiheng, chairwoman of the Internet Society of China, a government-backed industry regulator, the Xinhua news agency said on its website. It marks an increase of 32 percent from 59.1 million users at the end of 2002. China's government has conflicting attitudes towards the Internet, as it...
  • SARS Spreads To China's Army

    05/13/2003 4:50:35 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 254+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-14-2003 | Richard Spencer
    Sars spreads to China's army By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 14/05/2003) Sars has struck China's three million-strong military, the World Health Organisation said yesterday - just as the number of cases in the country appeared to be heading downwards. The number of new Sars patients in China was less than 100 yesterday, and the number of cases in Beijing less than 50 for the fourth day running. Ten people died, bringing the total to 262 in China. But the government's promises of new openness in its "war on Sars" came into renewed question when it was left to a...
  • China's Super Kids

    11/22/2002 2:18:32 PM PST · by dennisw · 95 replies · 524+ views
    nytimes ^ | November 22, 2002 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    China's Super KidsBy NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF HANGHAIQuick, what's 6 + 8 - 7 + 6 + 5?If you knew instantaneously that the answer is 18, without having to pause even a second, then congratulations! You're as bright as a Shanghai kindergarten student — calculating in his or her third language.I've met the future, and it is these kids. Americans who come to China tend to be most dazzled by glittering new skyscrapers like the 1,380-foot Jin Mao Tower, but the most awesome aspect of China's modernization is the education that children are getting in the big cities. And the...