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Chrysler CEO Denies Plans to Shift Jobs to China

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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The chief executive of U.S.-based automaker Chrysler says his company is not shifting production of Jeep vehicles to China. His comments follow a series of statements by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign that appear to suggest otherwise. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an email to employees Tuesday that Jeep assembly lines will remain […]

Chrysler CEO Denies Plans to Shift Jobs to China

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The chief executive of U.S. automaker Chrysler says his company is not shifting production of Jeep vehicles to China. His comments follow a series of statements by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign that appear to suggest otherwise. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an email to employees Tuesday that Jeep assembly lines will remain […]

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Chinese State Newspaper Blasts New York Times

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A state-controlled Chinese newspaper is lashing out at the New York Times, just days after the U.S. paper published a story reportedly exposing the hidden wealth of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s family. The People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party, said Monday in a combative article in its Chinese-language edition that the Times […]

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iPhone Under Fire in China over Prostitution

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Some Chinese officials are furious at Apple’s iPhone for apparently helping users have too much of a good time. Chinese media say the complaints surround the iPhone’s voice-activated personal assistant, known as “Siri,” which has been helping some users find prostitutes and brothels. The Mandarin language version can apparently present users with as many as […]

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Taiwanese Commander Charged with Spying for China

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan confirms a former naval officer is under arrest, charged with spying for China. A statement from Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense says Commander Chang Chih-hsin allegedly collected classified information from the Navy’s meteorology and oceanography office. It says the information was then turned over to unidentified Chinese handlers. Before retiring Chang was the head of […]

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China Suspends Industrial Project in East After Days of Protests

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern China have suspended construction at a petrochemical complex after days of protests by residents who fear that it will pollute the region. Municipal officials in Ningbo city said Sunday a planned expansion of the complex is on hold pending a “scientific review” of its environmental impact. The petrochemical facility in Ningbo’s coastal […]

Residents Clash with Police in Eastern China

Posted October 27th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo have clashed with police while protesting the proposed expansion of a chemical factory they say will spew pollution and damage public health. The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy says at least 10 people were injured when around 1,000 people clashed with police in […]

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Disgraced Chinese Politician Expelled from Parliament

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s official media outlet says the country’s parliament has expelled disgraced politician Bo Xilai and stripped him of his legal immunity, clearing the way for his prosecution. The Xinhua news agency said Friday that the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress announced the termination of Bo Xilai as the NPC deputy. Bo has […]

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Chinese Ships Seen Near Disputed Tokyo-Controlled Islands

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan says four Chinese government ships entered waters near contested Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea, as a territorial dispute between the two Asian giants drags on. Japan’s Coast Guard said the Chinese surveillance vessels spent several hours within a 22-kilometer zone surrounding the islands Thursday. It said this is the first time in […]

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China Resumes Construction of Nuclear Power Plants

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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China is lifting a ban on new nuclear power plants that was imposed after Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year, but says only plants in coastal areas will be approved. China’s State Council decided Wednesday to allow “a small number” of coastal nuclear power stations to be built before 2015, promising they will meet international safety […]

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