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Blog posts : "china"

US Military to Expand Presence in Australia

November 16, 2011

ObamaUnited States Military to Expand Presence in Australia

President Barack Obama announced an agreement Wednesday to expand the U.S. military presence in Australia, underscoring concerns in the region over an increasingly assertive China.

The agreement, formally unveiled by Obama during a joint news con…

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What Are the Strange Grid Pattern Images in China Showing Up on Google Maps?

November 14, 2011

China Google Maps Grid PatternGoogle Maps has been known to capture some strange images. Some have been turned into art, while others are revealing, such as those showing North Korean concentration camps. The latest photos from Google Maps are taken from China and are just plain puzzling. (Continue reading this story).

Expect …

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Obama Vows to Foil Iran Nuke Effort and Other Fantasies

November 14, 2011

President Barack Obama

Obama Vows to Foil 
Iran Nuke Effort  

Defending his efforts to halt the Iranian nuclear threat, President Barack Obama said Sunday that the economic sanctions against the country have had "enormous bite," and that he is united with Russian and Chinese leaders in ensuring Iran does not develop an…

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China Ambassador Huntsman to make 2012 Presidential Run

January 31, 2011

In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama stands with U.S. Ambassador to China … WASHINGTON – U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, a Republican with potential presidential ambitions, has advised officials that he intends to leave the post during the first part of this year, the White House said Monday.

Huntsman, a former governor of Utah, was appointed ambassador by President…

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China's CCTV news report was 'Top Gun' scene

January 30, 2011

The new CCTV headquarters (C) rises out of the central business district in Beijing on January 13. Chinas … BEIJING (AFP) – China's state broadcaster is facing questions after Internet users spotted that footage in a report on air force manoeuvres in a national newscast was taken from the 1980s Hollywood film "Top Gun".

China Central Television, or CCTV, aired the footage in a January 23 report on a Peop…

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China Denies Plan to Create World's Biggest City

January 29, 2011

This file photo shows a night-time shot of ilumminated Guangzhou skyline. Authorities in southern Chinas … BEIJING (AFP) – Authorities in southern China's Guangdong province have denied planning to unite nine towns to create the world's biggest city in the Pearl River delta, according to state media.

"The reports were totally false. There is no such plan," Guo Yuewen, spokesman for the Communist party's…

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Trump Rants Over Obama’s China Love During SOTU

January 26, 2011

China is not a friend of the US and should not have been praised during President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday.

That’s how CNBC paraphrased Donald Trump’s reaction to the State of the Union speech. In addition to calling the remarks “mostly talk,” Trump launched into an impassione…

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Higher Commodity Prices May Spur Inflation

January 14, 2011

Rising wholesale prices for food and energy are putting pressure on manufacturers and retailers to pass higher costs to customers. It's a trend that could raise inflation in the United States and slow economies in Asia and Latin America.

U.S. gas prices have topped $3 a gallon, and grain prices have …

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Clinton says US China Summit MUST Deliver Real Results

January 14, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about Lebanon at a news conference in Doha January 11, 2011. … U.S.-China relations are at a critical juncture and a summit between their leaders next week must produce "real action, on real issues" such as trade, climate change and North Korean nuclear proliferation, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.

"It is up to both nations to translate the h…

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US says China must restrain NKorea

November 24, 2010

A South Korean protester burns a North Korean flag during a rally against North Koreas attack on Yeonpyeong … WASHINGTON – The Obama administration urged China to press North Korea to halt provocative actions against South Korea, after an artillery attack on the South that the U.S. called a "premeditated" violation of the truce that ended the Korean War.

As the isolated North's only ally and main economic …

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Obama says US a 'pushover' on trade with nations like China

October 22, 2010

ObamaSEATTLE, Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama said Thursday the United States had been a pushover on trade with developing nations like China and vowed to drive a tougher bargain for American products.

Obama, on a four-day swing through western states less than two weeks before congressional e…

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eSolar strikes deal to build power plants in China

January 9, 2010

A U.S. solar power company said Saturday it will help build a series of solar thermal power plants in China, as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases tries to decrease its heavy reliance on coal, imported gas and oil.

California-based eSolar Inc. will provide Shandong Penglai Electric Pow…

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U.S.-China Relations to Face Strains

January 3, 2010

The United States and China are headed for a rough patch in the early months of the new year as the White House appears set to sell a package of weapons to Taiwan and as President Obama plans to meet the Dalai Lama, U.S. officials and analysts said.

The Obama administration is expected to approve t…

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Tomb of Mythic Leader Found in China

December 29, 2009

Chinese archaeologists have found what could be the tomb of Cao Cao, a skillful general and ruler in the 3rd century who was later depicted in popular folklore as the archetypal cunning politician.

Archaeological officials say Cao's 8,000-square feet (740-square meter) tomb complex, with a 130-feet…

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