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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.


China envoy in N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – A senior Chinese envoy was in North Korea today on a mission to persuade the reclusive state to rejoin nuclear disarmament talks, reports said, while officials …


Obama, Verner talk trade

Spokane’s mayor on Thursday got a brief audience with President Barack Obama at the White House. Mary Verner was one of about a half dozen mayors Obama picked to ask …


China’s growth-slowing actions chill markets

BEIJING – China, the primary engine leading the global economy out of recession, is starting to put the brakes on its fast-growing economy – and the rest of the world …


China cyberattacks in spotlight

BEIJING – “Your Honourable institute is invited,” read the e-mail sent a few days ago to Sharon Hom, director of Human Rights in China, urging her participation in the eighth …


China attacks exploited flaw in Outlook browser

SAN FRANCISCO – Security-software maker McAfee Inc. said Thursday that a flaw in Microsoft Corp.’s Internet browser was exploited in recent cyberattacks on Google Inc. and others that have caused …


Google threatens to leave China

SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computer hackers had tricked human rights …


Steel trade ruling backs U.S. industry

WASHINGTON – The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that a surge of subsidized Chinese steel has harmed or threatens to harm the U.S. industry, in one of the largest …


China says it will cut greenhouse gases

BEIJING – China pledged Thursday to increase its efforts to limit greenhouse gases and said that Premier Wen Jiabao would attend the Copenhagen climate summit next month. The announcements came …


Joint climate statement hazy

BEIJING – A joint statement by the U.S. and Chinese presidents on climate change is encouraging as pressure builds in the last few weeks before a 192-nation conference in Copenhagen, …


Obama, Hu uncover parallels, differences

BEIJING – President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao emerged from hours of intense talks today determined to marshal their combined clout on crucial issues, but still showing divisions …


In China, focus on freedom

SHANGHAI, China – Pressing for freedoms on China’s own turf, President Barack Obama said today that individual expression is not an American ideal but a universal right that should be …


China executes 9 for riots

BEIJING – China has executed nine men, including eight from the Muslim Uighur minority, for crimes committed during July riots that killed 200 people in far western Xinjiang region. The …


China could set pace on climate

UNITED NATIONS – China’s ambition to grow quickly but cleanly soon may vault it to “front-runner” status – far ahead of the United States – in taking on global warming, …


China to revamp organ donation

BEIJING – China’s Health Ministry said it is starting its first nationwide organ donation system in an attempt to stop the practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners. The program, …


China raises efforts against riots

URUMQI, China – In an escalating campaign to stamp out ethnic violence, Chinese forces on Wednesday saturated the western city of Urumqi, helicopters dropped leaflets urging calm and the local …


Ethnic rioting continues in China

URUMQI, China – Sobbing Muslim women scuffled with riot police, and Chinese men wielding steel pipes and meat cleavers rampaged through the streets as ethnic tensions worsened in China’s oil-rich …


Thousands arrested after China riots

URUMQI, China – Police have arrested 1,434 suspects in connection with the worst ethnic violence in decades in China’s western Xinjiang region, which killed at least 156 people, state media …


Ethnic riots leave at least 140 dead in China

Riots and street battles killed at least 140 people in China’s western Xinjiang province and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials …


China reports scores die in riot

BEIJING – Chinese state media said that 140 people have been killed and more than 800 hurt in violence in the country’s western Xinjiang region. The official Xinhua News Agency …


China locks down Tiananmen news

BEIJING – Mainland China remained quiet Thursday on the 20th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown, while tens of thousands of people staged a protest in Hong Kong. Beijing, …


Splendor of Shen Yun

The organizers are calling Shen Yun Performing Arts the “largest Chinese performing arts event ever in Spokane.” It’s hard to argue that. This giant touring show has: • 60 dancers, …