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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

US group says worried about China protectionism
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) A major U.S. business group said Monday it sees signs of growing protectionism in Chinese industries and called on the government to open markets further to foreign companies. The American Chamber of Commerce in China gave a generally... Read More

China's shift away from cheap labor hard on all
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SHANGHAI - (APINTL) Global manufacturers struggling with life-or-death pressures to control costs are finding that the legions of low-wage Chinese workers they rely on have limits. A strike at Honda Motor Co. and the official response to a spate of... Read More

Iran top nuclear envoy arrives in China for talks
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) Iran's top nuclear negotiator arrived Thursday for talks with Chinese officials, just after Beijing appeared to drop its opposition to possible new U.N. sanctions against Tehran over its uranium enrichment program. China has veto... Read More

China eases home grown tech purchase rule
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) China has eased requirements for companies to qualify for government purchasing of technology after a plan to favor domestic technology was met with heavy criticism from other countries and business groups. Beijing caused alarm among... Read More

PC maker Lenovo turns to profit on China sales
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) Lenovo Group, the fourth-largest personal computer maker, said Thursday it rebounded to a quarterly profit from a loss a year earlier, driven by strong sales in China and other emerging markets. Profit was $55 million for the three months... Read More

As they fold, Indonesia garment makers blame China
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

JAKARTA, Indonesia - (AP) Mufardi Rusli's neighbors hunch over tables covered in brightly colored fabric, the whirring of their sewing machines echoing across his Jakarta neighborhood. For Rusli, the sound is a bitter reminder of the $2 line of jackets... Read More

US Chamber of Commerce to China: No protectionism
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned China against protectionist economic policies Thursday, saying pressures are growing in the United States during an election year to retaliate with measures of its own. "Put simply, ongoing policy... Read More