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China promises tougher action on toxic dairy
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) China must do more to track down hidden caches of dairy laced with the toxic chemical melamine after large batches turned up recently in two provinces, a Chinese Health Ministry official said Tuesday. Chen Rui, an assistant director... Read More

Another US Internet company pulls back in China
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) Two U.S. companies that sell Internet addresses to Web sites said Wednesday they had stopped registering new domain names in China because the Chinese government has begun demanding pictures and other identification documents from their... Read More

Lawyer: Rio Tinto exec not to appeal sentence
Posted on 8 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SHANGHAI - (AP) A jailed Australian former Rio Tinto executive has opted not to appeal his 10-year sentence for bribery and commercial spying, his lawyer said Thursday, in a case that rattled foreign businesses and prompted Australia to criticize secrecy... Read More

Germany, China sign billions of dollars in deals
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING -- (AP) Chinese and German companies signed deals worth billions of dollars to make trucks and power equipment Friday as the prime ministers declared their countries' economies had recovered from last year's global recession. German... Read More

SKorea, China, Japan trade chiefs praise FTA study
Posted on 24 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SEOUL South Korea - (APINTL) Trade ministers from China, Japan and South Korea on Sunday praised efforts to explore a potential joint free trade deal to boost commerce among three of Asia's biggest economies. South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong... Read More

China lifts travel ban against people with HIV
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) China has lifted a two-decade-old ban on people with HIV and AIDS from entering the country, just as it is about to welcome the world to the Shanghai Expo. The decision announced by China's Cabinet, the State Council, follows similar... Read More

Google has censorship balancing act outside China
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Google Inc. didn't stop wrangling with censorship when the company moved its search engine out of mainland China to shed its restraints on what can be shown on the Internet. Even in countries Google has no intention of leaving... Read More

Taiwan, China finishing important trade pact
Posted on 25 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TAIPEI Taiwan - (APINTL) Negotiators from China and Taiwan worked Thursday to finish a bilateral trade deal that seems destined to change the island's character in a way not seen since it split from the Chinese mainland amid civil war 61 years ago... Read More

Kyrgyzstan crisis a threat to China's influence
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) Bustling trade between China and Kyrgyzstan has slowed to a trickle since deadly violence broke out in Kyrgyzstan, and experts say the crisis could diminish Beijing's economic clout in the country while bolstering rival Russia's... Read More

First talks on new Iran sanctions resolution
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Ambassadors from China and five major powers met for the first time Thursday to discuss possible new sanctions against Iran, which is refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and start negotiations on its suspect nuclear program. ... Read More

Australia worries about Rio Tinto verdict
Posted on 30 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SYDNEY - (AP) Australia's leader said Tuesday that secrecy surrounding China's trial of four Rio Tinto workers for commercial espionage leaves room for doubt about the convictions. Canberra says the jail sentence handed to Australian citizen... Read More

Obama's nuclear summit yields early dividends
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) President Barack Obama's nuclear summit has paid early dividends: China's agreement to work with the U.S. on possible sanctions against Iran and Ukraine's decision to rid itself of nuclear bomb-making materials. Obama... Read More

Taiwan and China make progress in trade pact talks
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan - (AP) Taiwan and China have agreed on the structure and content for a landmark trade deal that could bring about the closest relations between the longtime rivals since their split amid civil war in 1949. The Economic Cooperation Framework... Read More

Hu hails China-Taiwan trade pact
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) President Hu Jintao hailed a historic trade pact between China and Taiwan on Monday when he met with the chairman of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party, saying it signals progress on their deepening ties. Hu told Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung... Read More

China orders tighter supervision of offshore oil
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SHANGHAI - (AP) China's leaders have ordered oil companies to beef up safety precautions for offshore oil drilling to prevent calamities similar to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, warning of "increasing risks" from aging equipment and weak... Read More