China http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24457/all en Canada to maintain steel anti-dumping duties on China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/canada-maintain-steel-anti-dumping-duties-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Canada will maintain anti-dumping duties on hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China on the grounds that cheap imports could harm Canadian firms, Ottawa said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Canadian International Trade Tribunal - which first imposed the duties in 1997 and extended them in 2003 and again in 2008 - said it had acted after carrying out a review.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/canada-maintain-steel-anti-dumping-duties-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Building materials Business China International trade steel Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731749 at http://www.globalpost.com Group urges long-term vision for U.S.-China trade, investment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/group-urges-long-term-vision-us-china-trade-investment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. business group called on the United States and China on Wednesday to develop a long-term plan to address trade and investment concerns and to tackle cybersecurity threats that could undermine their relations.</p> <p>"Both governments should explore an economic liberalization framework that would comprehensively address opportunities and challenges in the relationship, rather than approach them incrementally," the U.S.-China Business Council's board of directors said in its 2013 policy recommendations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/group-urges-long-term-vision-us-china-trade-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business China Political geography Political philosophy Politics Technology United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741486 at http://www.globalpost.com 26 dead as China bridge collapses: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/26-dead-china-bridge-collapses-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 26 people were killed as a bridge collapsed in central China on Friday after a truck carrying fireworks exploded, state-run media reported.</p> <p>The lorry "suddenly exploded" as it crossed the expressway bridge in the central province of Henan, China National Radio said, causing sections of it to collapse and sending other vehicles plunging to the ground.</p> <p>An 80-metre long section of the bridge collapsed and six vehicles had been retrieved from the debris, China's official news agency Xinhua said, adding that rescue efforts were underway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/26-dead-china-bridge-collapses-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Expressways of China AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:15:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742553 at http://www.globalpost.com 26 dead as China bridge collapses: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/26-dead-china-bridge-collapses-media-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fireworks-laden truck exploded as it crossed a bridge in central China on Friday, killing 26 people as the structure collapsed and vehicles plummeted to the ground, state-run media reported.</p> <p>The lorry "suddenly exploded" on the expressway bridge in Henan province, China National Radio said, putting the number of deaths at 26.</p> <p>An 80-metre long part of the bridge collapsed and six vehicles had been retrieved from the debris, China's official news agency Xinhua said, adding that at least four people died and rescue efforts were underway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/26-dead-china-bridge-collapses-media-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Expressways of China Malaysian Expressway System AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742585 at http://www.globalpost.com Trade group wants U.S.-China action on cyber security threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/trade-group-wants-us-china-action-cyber-security-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. companies "constant target" of cyber attacks</p> <p>* U.S, China urged to hold regular annual summits</p> <p>* Analyst optimistic Xi Jinping will bring in reforms</p> <p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - U.S. companies want the U.S. and Chinese governments to work together to address the growing problem of cyber attacks that threaten to undermine trade between the world's two largest economies, a U.S. business leader said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/trade-group-wants-us-china-action-cyber-security-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business China Electronic warfare Political geography Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745790 at http://www.globalpost.com China intensifies crackdown on Tibetan burnings, detains 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/china-intensifies-crackdown-tibetan-burnings-detains-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have detained 70 people in a crackdown on self-immolations in ethnic Tibetan regions, state media said on Thursday, the largest single reported sweep of suspects to date as the government tries to stop the unrest.</p> <p>Nearly 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule since 2009 across a large swathe of ethnically Tibetan regions, with most of them dying from their injuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/china-intensifies-crackdown-tibetan-burnings-detains-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Politics of Tibet Tibet Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748646 at http://www.globalpost.com China auto sales hit record in January: industry group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/china-auto-sales-hit-record-january-industry-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Auto sales in China, the world's largest car market, hit a record 2.03 million vehicles last month, driven by robust demand ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, an industry group said Thursday.</p> <p>Auto sales tend to pick up before the holiday, which starts Sunday, as people spend their New Year bonuses.</p> <p>"There was evident growth of demand in the passenger vehicle market," the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/china-auto-sales-hit-record-january-industry-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Economy of the United States General Motors Transport AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:00:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748669 at http://www.globalpost.com China says inflation slows to 2.0% in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/china-says-inflation-slows-20-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Inflation in China slowed to 2.0 percent in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday, easing from a seven-month peak of 2.5 percent in December.</p> <p>But month on month the consumer price index (CPI) -- a main gauge of inflation -- rose 1.0 percent, its highest increase in a year, it said, as prices jumped in the lead-up to Sunday's Lunar New Year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/china-says-inflation-slows-20-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Economics Inflation Price indices AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749706 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault to recall more than 60,000 cars in China: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/renault-recall-more-60000-cars-china-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French car maker Renault has begun recalling more than 60,000 cars exported to China over problems with their fuel gauge sensors, China's consumer quality watchdog said, according to state media.</p> <p>The recall affects 61,508 Koleos sports utility vehicles made between 2008 and 2012. After prolonged use, the fuel-level sensors fail to deliver correct readings and are unsafe, a government agency told Xinhua on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/renault-recall-more-60000-cars-china-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Land transport Politics Renault Renault Koleos Transport AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 08:27:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751588 at http://www.globalpost.com China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/china-ships-disputed-waters-japan-coastguard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese government ships were in waters around disputed East China Sea islands Monday, Japan's coastguard said, as a senior Japanese diplomat prepared for meetings in Beijing aimed at mending frayed ties.</p> <p>Three state-run Maritime Surveillance vessels were clocked in seas off the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku Islands, which Beijing calls the Diaoyus and claims as its own, around 0000 GMT, the coastguard said.</p> <p>Kyodo News Agency reported that Japan had made a formal protest to China about what it believes is an incursion into its sovereign waters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/china-ships-disputed-waters-japan-coastguard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Geography of Asia Political geography AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:00:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758658 at http://www.globalpost.com China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/china-ships-disputed-waters-japan-coastguard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese government ships entered waters around disputed islands Monday, Japan's coastguard said, as a senior Japanese diplomat prepared for meetings in Beijing aimed at mending frayed ties.</p> <p>Three state-run Maritime Surveillance vessels were in territorial seas off the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku Islands, which Beijing calls the Diaoyus and claims as its own, for three to five hours, the coastguard said.</p> <p>They left the 12-nautical-mile zone by about 2:00 pm (0500 GMT), it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/china-ships-disputed-waters-japan-coastguard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Dawei Political geography Senkaku Islands AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:15:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758796 at http://www.globalpost.com China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/china-takes-over-pakistan-port-singapore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China took control of Pakistan's Gwadar port on Monday as part of its drive to secure energy and maritime routes that also gives it a potential Arabian Sea naval base, sparking Indian concern.</p> <p>"The contract of operation of Gwadar port is formally given to China. Today, the agreement is transferred from the Port of Singapore Authority to China Overseas Ports Holding Company Limited," President Asif Ali Zardari announced.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/china-takes-over-pakistan-port-singapore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Geography of Pakistan Gwadar District AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758975 at http://www.globalpost.com BBQ ban plans fire up China web user anger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/bbq-ban-plans-fire-china-web-user-anger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China web-users were furious Thursday over plans to tackle pollution with a ban on barbecues, wryly asking if Beijing would stamp out fried food and normal bodily functions in its war on smog.</p> <p>While many residents have grown tired of donning face-masks or having to stay indoors during prolonged bouts of heavy smog, China's food-loving public say forcing fire-grilled food off the streets is a step too far.</p> <p>"This is hilarious. What are they going to consider next? Banning fried food?" said one user on Weibo, China's version of Twitter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/bbq-ban-plans-fire-china-web-user-anger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Beijing China food North China Plain AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:46:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761984 at http://www.globalpost.com Business network giants face China 'guanxi' battle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/business-network-giants-face-china-guanxi-battle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Professional social networking websites such as LinkedIn trying to tap into China's vast business world are finding a formidable domestic foe -- the ingrained system of personal connections known as "guanxi".</p> <p>Two leading sites, California-based LinkedIn and the French company Viadeo, are targeting networkers in the world's most populous country, but acknowledge the challenges they face.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/business-network-giants-face-china-guanxi-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Chinese culture Community websites Disaster Labor Law Social Issues Social psychology Technology AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:00:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764690 at http://www.globalpost.com China flouting UN tiger accord: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/china-flouting-un-tiger-accord-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China is allowing the sale of captive-bred tiger skins and body parts despite signing up to a UN agreement which calls for such trade to be banned, a London-based environmental lobby group claimed on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says that its investigation has uncovered evidence of a legalised domestic trade in captive-bred tiger products -- sold as luxury home decor -- which it claims stimulates the poaching of wild cats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/china-flouting-un-tiger-accord-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Conservation Fauna of Asia Tigers AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:16:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766522 at http://www.globalpost.com