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U.S. protests harassment by Chinese vessels

WASHINGTON – Chinese ships surrounded and harassed a Navy mapping ship in international waters off China, at one point coming within 25 feet of the American boat and strewing debris …


Chinese collector says he faked bids for bronze sculptures

BEIJING – A Chinese art collector revealed himself Monday as the man behind the winning bids for two imperial bronzes auctioned at Christie’s over Beijing’s objections, then announced he had …


Talent takes young dancers to China

Rows of toes clad in pink ballet shoes stretched along the barre at Dance Emporium on a recent afternoon. But the size-14 black shoes stood out, as does the wearer, …


Keep investing in U.S., Clinton urges China

BEIJING – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged China to keep investing its substantial foreign-exchange reserves in U.S. Treasury securities, arguing “we are truly going to rise …


Clinton’s first trip has China focus

WASHINGTON – When Hillary Rodham Clinton was running for president last year, she raised eyebrows in foreign policy circles – especially in Japan, the key U.S. ally in Asia – …


China’s press reports shoe-throwing incident

BEIJING – It hesitated for hours over the sensitive footage of a protester in Britain shouting “dictator” and throwing a shoe at Premier Wen Jiabao. But finally, China’s carefully controlled …


Asian governments plan $700 billion stimulus

SINGAPORE – Governments across Asia have pledged a combined $700 billion in stimulus spending and central banks have slashed interest rates to spur growth and cushion the blow of plunging …


Geithner takes aim at China

WASHINGTON – As Timothy Geithner moved closer Thursday to confirmation as the next Treasury secretary, he signaled a confrontational shift in the U.S. economic relationship with China, bluntly stating that …


Two in milk scandal sentenced to death

A court on Thursday sentenced two men to death for their roles in a deadly contaminated-milk scandal that embarrassed the Chinese government and prompted hundreds of families to sue for …


China passes Germany as third-largest economy

BEIJING – China leapfrogged over Germany to become the world’s third-largest economy in 2007, sooner than predicted, underscoring how quickly the concentration of global economic power has shifted. Although earlier …


World bids adieu to rocky 2008

NEW YORK — Americans are having no problem saying goodbye to 2008 today, but the nation’s economic troubles made many of them less interested in giving it an expensive send-off.


Dairies to compensate babies’ families

BEIJING – The companies whose tainted milk products sickened nearly 300,000 children and were blamed in the deaths of six will likely pay 1.1 billion yuan ($160 million) in compensation …


Idaho scientist fled oppression in homeland

University of Idaho scientist Wusi Maki wasn’t always free to use her mind like she is today as she develops a new way to test for E. coli and other …


Internet use in China reaches new heights

If the Web were the Billboard charts, registrations for Internet addresses ending in China’s “.cn” would be described as rising with a bullet.


Toymaker has some growing up to do

China wrung an extraordinary apology out of Mattel Inc. on Friday. The American toymaker, already under fire at home, was called out for casting too much blame for its product …


Boeing sees new competition from China

Coverage of the Airbus A380 plopping down in New York City and Los Angeles blotted out the real news in aviation Monday: an announcement the Chinese will take on Airbus …


Stored Dynamite Explodes, Killing 86

A load of dynamite stored by a businessman in the basement of a two-story apartment building has exploded in the central Chinese province of Hunan, killing at least 86 people …


U.S. Hits China With 100% Tariffs Piracy Provokes Largest Sanctions In U.S. History

A man sells pirated compact discs on a Beijing street Friday. Photo by Associated Press