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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 …


Gregoire plugs spuds in China, Vietnam

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking diners in Asia if they want fries with that.


China’s economy hits No. 2, poised to pass U.S.

BEIJING – China has eclipsed Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy after three decades of blistering growth that put overtaking the U.S. in reach within 10 years. Japan is still …


Labor activists protest conditions at Foxconn

GUANGZHOU, China – A Chinese employee of Foxconn Technology Group jumped from a building to his death Tuesday, state-run media said, in the 10th suicide this year at the world’s …


Geithner talks exports in Western Washington stop

TACOMA — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner got a Washington state trifecta Tuesday, experiencing three things for which the West Side is best known: Boeing. Microsoft. And rain. In an effort …


Geithner stresses trade’s role in recovery in Wash. visit

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner got a Washington state trifecta Tuesday, experiencing three things for which the West Side is best known: Boeing. Microsoft. And rain. Geithner emphasizes trade in ‘soggy’ …


China signals readiness to back Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON – China on Monday indicated for the first time it might back new U.N. sanctions against Iran, giving a significant boost to President Barack Obama as he opened a …


‘Miracle’ in China: 115 trapped miners rescued

More than 100 Chinese miners were pulled out alive Monday after being trapped for over a week in a flooded coal mine, where some ate sawdust and strapped themselves to …


Google attacks traced to China

SAN FRANCISCO – The Internet attacks that may end up driving Google Inc. out of China originated from two prominent schools in the country, according to a story published late …


Retail sales gains in January could boost growth

A modestly better-than-expected report on retail sales for January could suggest stronger economic growth in coming months. But this week’s severe snowstorms will likely depress activity in February.