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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Japanese people in Spokane were boycotting the Chinese gambling houses because of the “strained diplomatic relations” between their home countries.


U.S. disputes China’s export subsidies, says they violate fair trade rules

WASHINGTON – The United States is challenging China at the World Trade Organization, alleging the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes exports in seven industries. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative …


Deal allows Pac-12 to stream men’s basketball games in China

The Pac-12 will stream 27 men’s basketball games in China this season. The deal with the Pac-12 Networks and LeTV will allow users to live stream Pac-12 games, including all …


Marbury finds China to his liking

BEIJING – After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one …


Blending worlds, exploring space

Curator Ryan Hardesty imagines ceramics artist Ann Christenson’s studio walls as porous, the boundary between art and life cleared with ease. Ideas move in, become entangled with other ideas, “and …


100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased demand …


American football heading to China in 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football? The China American Football League plans to begin in the world’s most populous country in 2015. The announcement Thursday …


China planning for extra 2 million babies per year

BEIJING — China is preparing for 2 million extra babies a year as a result of a loosening of its “one child” birth limits that will allow more couples to …


China oil rig in disputed waters irks Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam warned China on Tuesday that it would take all necessary measures to defend its interests in the South China Sea if Beijing does not remove a …


Spokane ‘small fish’ aims to tap global market for tablet computers

Using the Internet and workers on three continents, a Spokane company is trying to take a bite out of the computer tablet market dominated by giants like Samsung and Apple. …


Reports: Chinese police fire at Tibetan protesters

BEIJING — An overseas Tibetan rights group said Tuesday that about 60 people were injured when Chinese security forces fired into a crowd of Tibetan residents who were demanding the …


Room for optimism

The Chinese have a fondness for naming things using numbers, David Wessel, the economics editor of the Wall Street Journal, told a Spokane audience Tuesday. In a nod to that …


US trade panel finds harm from China solar panels

WASHINGTON — A federal trade panel found China responsible today for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on Chinese …


AFL staying course with two-way players

The Arena Football League will not return to its Ironman roots for the 2013 season. The rules and competition committee considered bringing back Ironman rules that were an AFL staple …


Man accused of trying to send devices to China

A Canadian man suspected of trying to send United States defense materials to China is in jail in Spokane. Kevin Zhang, alias Zhao Wei Zhang, 41, was arrested trying to …


Heat to play in China

The NBA champion Miami Heat will play two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers in China this fall. The teams will meet Oct. 11 in Beijing and Oct. 14 …


US accuses China over duties on auto exports

WASHINGTON — The United States launched a trade complaint today against China at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of unfairly imposing duties on more than $3 billion in exports …


Trip down the Li River exposes a quaint rural China

YANGSHUO, China – A search for iconic China often takes tourists to the Great Wall in the north and the archaeological pits of the terra-cotta warriors in the nation’s midsection. …


US stocks open higher following China rate cut

NEW YORK — Stocks opened sharply higher on Wall Street after China cut its benchmark lending rate in another bid to boost its slowing economy.


China tells US to stop reporting Beijing’s bad air

BEIJING — China told foreign embassies today to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular U.S. Embassy Twitter feed that …


China to reinvestigate human flesh capsule claims

BEIJING — China will reinvestigate allegations that Chinese-made drug capsules containing powdered remains of dead babies are being smuggled into South Korea, state media reported today.


Trade trip yields China dairy deal

BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter’s skills as a pitchman paid off for a North Idaho biotech company that has landed a deal to sell pregnancy tests to China’s third-largest dairy. …


Girl, adoptive family are the ‘perfect fit’

W hen Qian (pronounced CHI-ehn) McCoy learned she’d been adopted by an American family she thought they’d be blond, stylish and rich and wouldn’t love her. She was 7 and …


Locke confirmed as envoy to China

Gary Locke, the former two-term governor of Washington and current U.S. commerce secretary, was confirmed Wednesday as the new U.S. ambassador to China. The Senate unanimously approved the appointment of …


Locke OK’d as China ambassador

Former Gov. Gary Locke was confirmed today as the new U.S. ambassador to China.


Wash. timber exports thrive on construction boom in East Asia

OLYMPIA – Northwest forests are providing a boost to the building boom in China and will likely help with the rebuilding of post-tsunami Japan. The region’s loggers and longshoremen can …


Former Gov. Gary Locke to be tapped as China ambassador

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama plans to nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday.


Senate passes measure targeting software piracy

OLYMPIA – The state Senate took a stand against international piracy last week. Not the kind that involves ships being raided off the coast of Somalia, but the kind that …


Chinese woman’s deportation delayed one year

Shou Feng Zheng, a Spokane mother who faced deportation to her native People’s Republic of China, won a last-minute stay today, allowing her to stay in the United States for …


Mother at risk of deportation makes one more asylum plea

An immigrant mother of two young children faces deportation next week unless she can win an eleventh-hour stay based on deteriorating human rights conditions in her native China. “If I …