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Marines Land in Australia to Help Counter China’s Influence

Marines Land in Australia to Help Counter China’s Influence

Greg Wood-Pool/Getty Images(DARWIN, Australia) — Two hundred U.S. Marines arrived in northern Australia Wednesday, the first deployment of an estimated 2,500 troops the Pentagon has promised to bolster American presence in the region.President Obama m…

Apple Probe: Changes Promised for Chinese Workers

Apple Probe: Changes Promised for Chinese Workers

Karson Yiu/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has released the results of its independent investigation of Apple’s Foxconn supplier based in China, and has found “serious and pressing noncompliances” with its Workplace Code of Condu…

Clooney on Capitol Hill: ‘Constant Drip of Fear’ in Sudan

Clooney on Capitol Hill: ‘Constant Drip of Fear’ in Sudan

C-Span(WASHINGTON) — Actor George Clooney argued before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that what happens in conflict-torn Sudan matters to Americans economically. “South Sudan is shutting off its oil,” Clooney said. &l…

Obama Pressures China Over Access to Rare Earth Minerals

Obama Pressures China Over Access to Rare Earth Minerals

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama Tuesday stepped up efforts to enforce U.S. trade rights with China, announcing new plans to challenge China’s export limits on rare earth and other minerals key to high-tech manufacturing.&ldq…

China’s Death Row Reality Show Axed from Air

China’s Death Row Reality Show Axed from Air

David J. Sams/Getty Images(BEIJING) — The 40-million fans who have been faithfully tuning into China’s death row reality show, Interviews Before Execution, may have watched the last episode without knowing it.Legal TV Channel, the station in cen…

Chinese Company Builds 30-Story Hotel in 15 Days

Chinese Company Builds 30-Story Hotel in 15 Days

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A Chinese company has seemingly accomplished the impossible, putting up a 30-story building in half as many days.  Broad Sustainable Building finished construction on the 30-story hotel prototype in the city of Ch…

Death Row Interviews Attract 40 Million Viewers in China

Death Row Interviews Attract 40 Million Viewers in China

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — While the rest of the world is watching what happens on American Idol, China has been watching what happens on death row.For the last five years, a surprising show has been building a steady audience now estimated to …

Romney Turns Focus on Trade Policies with China

Romney Turns Focus on Trade Policies with China

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BELLEVUE, Wash.) — Trade policies were at the center at Mitt Romney’s events in a suburb outside Seattle, where he continued to assail China for being a “currency manipulator” and accused President Obama of bei…

Jurassic Blood-Sucking Fleas Discovered in China

Jurassic Blood-Sucking Fleas Discovered in China

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hide your dogs, hide your cats! The discovery of monstrous “Jurassic fleas” in Northern China is enough to make even Twilight’s vampires quiver.A team of researchers has unearthed the fossilized remains …

China Recruits Experienced Pilots from America

China Recruits Experienced Pilots from America

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Over the course of three days, the All-China Job Fair will see more than 800 pilots looking for more lucrative work, from more than half a world away.Ten Asian airlines are scouring the United States looking for experie…

Pete Hoekstra Scrubs Racially Tinged Super Bowl Ad from Internet

Pete Hoekstra Scrubs Racially Tinged Super Bowl Ad from Internet

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While it aired on television only in the state of Michigan, Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra’s racially charged Super Bowl ad soon became the perceived slur heard round the country.Now, after a deluge of crit…

Knicks Star Jeremy Lin’s Roots Traced to Zhejiang Province

Knicks Star Jeremy Lin’s Roots Traced to Zhejiang Province

Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post(NEW YORK) — South of Shanghai, in Zhejiang province, China is a four-lane highway that runs the coastline of the East China Sea.  This is Yangtze River Delta territory. The wet land and accessible port make thi…

Jon Huntsman Criticizes Mitt Romney Over China Policy Despite Endorsement

Jon Huntsman Criticizes Mitt Romney Over China Policy Despite Endorsement

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jon Huntsman, who served as ambassador to China prior to his presidential bid, was blunt when expressing his disapproval of how Mitt Romney would handle relations with China. Huntsman said Romney was “wrong…

Is ‘Linsanity’ Driving the Chinese Government Crazy?

Is ‘Linsanity’ Driving the Chinese Government Crazy?

Chris Chambers/Getty Images(BEIJING) — New York Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin may be an overnight sensation in Asia, but could he be a problematic poster child for the Chinese government?Lin’s instant athletic star appeal has fans in Asia cleaning out stor…

Most Americans See China Unfavorably, Poll Finds

Most Americans See China Unfavorably, Poll Finds

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — China’s future president has some bridges to build on his visit to the United States: More than half of Americans continue to see his country unfavorably overall.Fifty-two percent of those surveyed in the latest …

China to Unveil World’s Fastest Elevator in Shanghai

China to Unveil World’s Fastest Elevator in Shanghai

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(SHANGHAI) — China is currently building the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower, which will stand 2,073 feet high once complete.  To shuttle passengers to the sky, Mitsubishi has been contracted to …

Chinese Espionage Alleged to Have Targeted DuPont

Chinese Espionage Alleged to Have Targeted DuPont

Courtesy of DuPont(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department Wednesday charged that Chinese-controlled companies conspired to steal production secrets potentially worth billions of dollars from U.S. chemical giant DuPont.The long-running, multi-billion-dol…

Chinese VP to Visit Iowa

Chinese VP to Visit Iowa

PAIROJ/AFP/Getty Images(MUSCATINE, Iowa) — To this day, Sarah Lande of Muscatine, Iowa remembers vividly the dinner she hosted for an ambitious young Chinese official 27 years ago.Now that visitor, Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping, is on a fast track…

UN Officials React to Russia and China’s Veto of UN Syria Resolution

UN Officials React to Russia and China’s Veto of UN Syria Resolution

Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images(UNITED NATIONS) — The United States is “disgusted” by Russia and China’s decision to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that called for an immediate end to the violence in Syria, U.S. A…

Russia and China Veto UN Syria Resolution

Russia and China Veto UN Syria Resolution

Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images(UNITED NATIONS) — Russia and China vetoed on Saturday the resolution that calls for an immediate end to the violence in Syria. Speaking forcefully into the microphone at the United Nations Security Council, United States…

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