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'Godzilla' still No. 1 in China; mainland box office tops $2 billion

By Julie Makinen Angelina Jolie couldn't stop “Godzilla” at the mainland China box office last week as the monster movie topped the charts for a second week running, hauling in $32 million and bringing its total booty in the territory to more than $70 million. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Paramount rushes to end 'Transformers' dispute in China

By Julie Makinen Hollywood studios, salivating over China's booming movie market, are falling over themselves to sew up deals on the mainland. But just days before its global launch of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Paramount Pictures got a crash course in just how fraught such tie-ups can be. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

World's Tallest, Pinkest Towers to Be Built in China

When it comes to architectural superlatives China is already home to the world's largest building, biggest dam and longest sea bridge, to name a few. But soon, the Middle Kingdom plans to also be home to the world's tallest, greenest — and pinkest — structure.

The British architectural studio Chetwoods recently ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

Ferragamo CEO sees improved growth outlook in H2, upbeat on China

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian luxury leather goods maker Salvatore Ferragamo expects group results to improve in the second half of 2014 from the first six months on the back of strong demand in China and in global travel retail, its chief executive said on Sunday.

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Source: Reuters

    

'Old Boys' could shape the future of China's film industry

By Julie Makinen The big-budget blockbuster “Transformers 4” will be the closing night film at the Shanghai International Film Festival on Sunday, but if you want to glimpse the future contours of China's movie industry, a more modest festival selection, the offbeat comedy “Old Boys: The Way of the Dragon” is... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Political change, China news spurs spike in Q2 Asia business sentiment

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Business sentiment among Asia's top companies hit its highest level in more than two years in the second quarter of 2014, rising sharply on supportive political changes around the region and positive signs from China, a ThomsonReuters/INSEAD survey showed.

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Source: Reuters

    

China port probe into metal financing rattles banks, trade houses

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global trading houses and banks are scrambling to check on their exposure to a probe into metal financing at China's Qingdao port, as concern grows that a crackdown on commodity financing could hit trade in the world's top metal buyer.

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Source: Reuters

    

China preparing to cancel tariffs on rare earth exports: source

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is preparing to scrap controversial tariffs and quotas on the export of rare earth materials after a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel branded them discriminatory earlier this year, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Source: Reuters

    

China official PMI hits five-month high in May, boding well for second quarter

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in five months in May due to rising new orders, official data showed on Sunday, reinforcing views that the world's second-largest economy is regaining momentum in the second quarter following Beijing's targeted measures to bolster growth.

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Source: Reuters

    

Hagel criticizes China’s ‘destablizing’ actions against its neighbors

By Karen DeYoung SINGAPORE — China accused Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel of using threatening and unexpected language in a speech Saturday in which he criticized Chinese aggression in maritime disputes with its Asian neighbors. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

China tech firms gain from cyber barbs, Snowden revelations

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese software companies such as Neusoft Corp and China National Software & Service Co Ltd (ChinaSoft) are picking up sales and expanding their marketing as China trades cyber spying accusations with the United States.

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Source: Reuters

    

China Vanke says property sector's 'golden era' over, demand outlook solid

DONGGUAN (Reuters) - The days of rapid growth in China's real estate sector are over, but the government's urbanization drive will continue to drive demand for the next 15 years, the country's biggest residential property developer China Vanke Co Ltd said.

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Source: Reuters

    

China Vanke says property sector's 'golden era' over, demand outlook solid

DONGGUAN (Reuters) - The days of rapid growth in China's real estate sector are over, but the government's urbanisation drive will continue to drive demand for the next 15 years, the country's biggest residential property developer China Vanke Co Ltd said.

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Source: Reuters

    

China's state-owned sector told to cut ties with U.S. consulting firms

(Reuters) - China has told its state-owned enterprises to sever links with American consulting firms just days after the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

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Source: Reuters

    

China launches anti-terror drive after bombing

Saying terrorists will be "hunted down and punished," authorities launched a security crackdown Saturday in China's Muslim northwest, site of a deadly bombing that has the central government in far-off Beijing bracing against violence that some say heralds a rise of organized extremism in the region.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

China's economy entered 'manageable slowdown' - central bank chief

KIGALI (Reuters) - China's economic slowdown is "manageable" as the country is in a stage of development where reforms and environmental protection take precedence in policy considerations, Central Bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said.

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Source: Reuters

    

Russia, China veto UN move to refer Syria to ICC

Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes, prompting angry responses from the proposal's supporters who said the two countries should be ashamed.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Powers speaks after a U.N. Security Council ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

31 killed, 90-plus injured in Xinjiang attack

China's state-run news agency says 31 people have been killed and more than 90 injured in an early morning attack on a busy street market in the capital of the country's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a police officer walks near a ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Russia-China gas deal signals growing ties between former foes

By Carol J. Williams, Barbara Demick A landmark natural gas deal with China offers Russia an alternative to markets in European countries angered by the Kremlin's stance on Ukraine, and highlights growing ties between the former rivals at a time when they are both at odds with Washington. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

'Spider-Man 2' keeps swinging in China with nearly $80 million

By Julie Makinen "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is swinging high in China, taking in another $24.1 million in the week that ended Sunday and bringing its total to $79.8 million in the territory. That haul makes the Sony Pictures release the second-highest grossing foreign film in China this year, behind only... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Russia-China Gas Deal Signed to Applause - and Skepticism

By By Allison Quinn and Alexander Panin Hours after the long-anticipated signing of a 30-year multi-billion dollar gas deal between Russia and China, analysts poked holes in President Vladimir Putin's touting of the deal as a political triumph. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

As cyber-rift deepens, China bans use of Windows 8 on government computers

By Simon Denyer BEIJING — China announced Wednesday that it is banning use of the Windows 8 operating system on new computers procured by the government, marking another step in a growing divide between Washington and Beijing over cybersecurity and information technology. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

DealBook: Former Top China JPMorgan Banker Said to Be Arrested in Hong Kong

By By NEIL GOUGH and MICHAEL FORSYTHE Fang Fang, once one of JPMorgan Chase's top deal makers in China, who resigned amid an investigation by the United States into the bank's hiring practices in China, was recently arrested by anti-graft investigators and released. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

    

Former Top China JPMorgan Banker Said to Be Arrested in Hong Kong

By By NEIL GOUGH and MICHAEL FORSYTHE Fang Fang, once one of JPMorgan Chase's top deal makers in China, who resigned amid an investigation by the United States into the bank's hiring practices in China, was recently arrested by anti-graft investigators and released. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

    

Petco to stop selling dog, cat treats made in China over illness risks

By Ricardo Lopez Petco Animal Supplies Inc. said Tuesday it would end the sale of dog and cat treats made in China in a move the company said would protect the "well-being of pets." Pet owners have complained for years that treats imported from China, in particular chicken jerky, have caused illnesses that... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

US to Announce Hacking Charges Against China

The United States government is set to file charges against government officials in China for allegedly hacking U.S. business interests, marking the first time ever that the U.S. government has formally accused another nation of using the Internet to break into U.S. businesses and gain unfair economic advantage, ABC News ...read more

Source: ABC News

    

China starts int'l hunt for train station attacker

China said Monday it had launched an international manhunt for the alleged mastermind behind an attack at a train station last month blamed on extremists from the Muslim Turkic Uighur ethnic group.

FILE - In this Thursday, May 1, 2014 file photo, Uighur children play near a cage protecting heavily armed ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Russia-China gas deal preparations in 'final phase' says Putin: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Preparations for an agreement on long-awaited Russian natural gas exports to China have entered "the final phase", China's state-run Xinhua news agency on Monday quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying ahead of a two-day visit to Shanghai.

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Source: Reuters

    

Vietnamese Officials Intolerant of Violence as Standoff With China Continues

By By JANE PERLEZ Authorities said that further violence over a dispute with China would not be tolerated, declaring that more than 300 people involved in last week's attacks on foreign-owned businesses would be prosecuted. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

    

In China, foreign film junkets take on a funny flavor

By Julie Makinen Compared with many other Hollywood A-listers, Hugh Jackman is an old China hand. The Aussie actor has had a string of hits on the mainland in recent years, including "Real Steel," "Les Miserables" and "Wolverine." And Uncle Wolf — as Jackman is known to fans here — even sang in ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Questions arise about wisdom of huge China water project

There's an old saying in the American West: “Water flows uphill toward money.” The same holds true in China, where engineers are building a 1,500-mile network of canals and tunnels to divert water from the rain-abundant south to Beijing and other wealthy northern cities.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

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Sacramento’s trade mission to China aims to attract investment

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) A delegation of Sacramento city officials, trade representatives and college faculty head to China this week for what has become an annual trade mission to the metropolis of Chongqing.

In this photo taken April 29, 2011, ships cruise along a portion of the Yangtze River experiencing low water levels in southwest ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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How Japan's Marubeni stumbled in China after rapid expansion

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - A year after spending $3.6 billion to buy grain trader Gavilon to expand in China, Japan's Marubeni Corp has been shaken by defaults on soybean sales and faces an investigation into alleged tax evasion in the world's top food consumer.

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Source: Reuters

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In a Jittery Vietnam, Protesters Slam China Amid Maritime Tensions

By By MIKE IVES Public anger over a Chinese oil rig near disputed islands in the South China Sea is the latest sign of tension between the two countries. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

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China to avoid big economic stimulus: central bank chief

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will not use any large-scale stimulus to boost its economy, Central Bank Chief Zhou Xiaochuan was reported as saying on Saturday, in response to speculation that authorities might lower reserve requirements for banks to spur growth.

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Source: Reuters

    

'Rice theory' explains north-south China cultural differences, study shows

A new cultural psychology study has found that psychological differences between the people of northern and southern China mirror the differences between community-oriented East Asia and the more individualistic Western world – and the differences seem to have come about because southern China has grown rice for thousands of years, ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Exclusive: Russell Crowe's 'Noah' denied release slot in China

By Julie Makinen China's film gatekeepers have denied Russell Crowe's “Noah” a release slot, two people with knowledge of the studio's efforts to bring the movie to the mainland said Thursday. The Paramount Pictures release, which came out stateside March 28, has grossed $99 million in the U.S. and an... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Russia, China Block UN Sanctions Against Central African Republic

By Reuters <moscowtimes@themoscowtimes.com> Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the U.S. and France to impose UN sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats said. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times

    

Obama starts Asia tour with a message to China

President Barack Obama kicked off a tour of Asia on Wednesday with a pointed message to China and the entire region: The U.S. stands resolutely with Japan in a long dispute over some small islands in the East China Sea.

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

China manufacturing activity ticks up in April but still contracts: HSBC PMI

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's manufacturing downturn eased slightly in April as declines in new orders and output slowed, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, though factory activity showed an overall contraction for the fourth straight month.

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Source: Reuters

    

Yum Brands' first-quarter restaurant sales in China up 9 percent

(Reuters) - KFC parent Yum Brands Inc on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent, roughly in line with expectations, as it recovers from an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare last year that pummeled demand for chicken.

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Source: Reuters