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China Promises to “Properly Follow Up” Adverse WTO Decision

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials said Wednesday they will “properly follow up” a World Trade Organization finding that the country broke global trade rules by limiting exports of raw materials needed to make products ranging from steel to electronics. The WTO panel Tuesday rejected Beijing’s argument that the curbs were needed to protect China’s environment, ruling instead in […]

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Chinese Firms Demands CNN Apology for Century Egg Slur

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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China’s largest egg processing company says it is demanding an apology from a U.S.-based television network for describing a traditional Chinese dish as the world’s most disgusting food. Chinese broadcast and print media said Wednesday the demand was issued by the chairman of the Hubei Shendan Healthy Food Company on behalf of his 3,000 workers. […]

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Chinese Vice Premier to Visit North Korea

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign ministry says a high-ranking official will pay a four-day visit to North Korea next week. A spokesman for the ministry, Hong Lei, told reporters Tuesday that Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang will lead a Chinese delegation to North Korea for a visit starting July 10. Chinese news media quote Hong as saying the delegation […]

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Trade Body Slams China on Raw Material Curbs

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Judges with the World Trade Organization say China broke global trade rules by limiting exports of raw materials needed to make products ranging from steel to electronics. The WTO panel Tuesday rejected Beijing’s argument that the curbs were needed to protect China’s environment, ruling instead in favor of the United States, the European Union and […]

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Risk to Chinese Banks Might be Bigger Than Thought

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the world’s top credit rating agencies says China’s banks could be in more trouble than first thought due to bad loans. Moody’s Investor Services Tuesday said China’s auditor likely underestimated the amount of loans made to local governments by $540 billion. Moody’s report said the additional loans have likely exposed China’s loans to […]

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Filipino Officials Ban Chinese Diplomat from Meetings

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Philippines have banned a Chinese diplomat from meetings after allegedly exhibiting rude behavior during talks. Officials at the Department of Foreign Affairs said the Chinese Embassy’s First Secretary Li Yongsheng was barred from entering the foreign affairs offices in Manila for raising his voice at a Filipino official during a discussion on […]

Chinese Firm Denies Cover-Up in Yellow Sea Oil Spill

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are warning of potential long-term environmental damage from a Yellow Sea oil spill that went virtually unreported for two weeks. A spokesman for China’s largest offshore oil and gas producer is quoted Tuesday in the Communist Party-controlled Global Times denying any attempt to cover up the spill off northeastern Shandong province. The […]

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Chinese Security Efforts Questioned Two Years After Xinjiang Riots

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are questioning whether security forces have gone too far in cracking down on dissidents in western Xinjiang province two years after deadly riots that killed nearly 200 people. In an article marking the anniversary of the riots Tuesday, the Communist Party-controlled Global Times newspaper quotes a law professor saying the region is […]

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Burma Dissident Groups Demand End to Chinese Dam Projects

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition of Burmese activist groups is demanding that China halt work on a series of dams in northern Burma, where ethnic Kachin rebels are under attack from government forces. The nine-member alliance of monks, students and youth groups also calls in statements issued Tuesday for renewed pressure on the Burmese government to end its […]

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Microsoft Teams With Baidu on English Searches in China

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Internet company Baidu says it has reached an agreement with Microsoft to provide English-language results generated by the U.S. software company’s Bing search engine. The agreement, announced Monday, will automatically direct English search requests to Bing and its results will be displayed in pages in Baidu’s search engine. Baidu, which is primarily a Chinese-language […]

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