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  1. News - China

    Chinese man pleads guilty over bid to export US weapons-grade carbon fibre

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:27pm by Reuters in New York

    ... the material in a plain brown box that prosecutors said was labelled “clothing. Lisong Ma, 34, entered his plea on Thursday before US Magistrate Judge Vera Scanlon in Brooklyn, New York. He faces ... of carbon fiber, ostensibly for such products as bicycle frames, electric blankets and fishing rods. After traveling to the United States to meet those agents, Ma paid US$400 for a spool ...

  2. Business - China Business - SURVEY

    China is tougher turf for US firms

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... for U.S. firms The performance of US businesses in China declined for a second consecutive year in 2012 amid rising labour costs, tougher competition, and a slowing economy. But, a record number ... the world's second-largest economy, remains an investment priority for US businesses owing to the huge size of the market and its fast-growing consumer demand, the survey found. One-fifth ...

  3. News - China

    China's decision to not hand over Snowden 'undermined' co-operation, says US

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 02:48pm by Reuters

    ... He said the step would “level the playing field” for US businesses seeking to enter the billion-plus market. “The commitment made today stands to be a significant breakthrough and marks ... treaty. In wide-ranging annual talks seen as important by Beijing, the United States openly criticised China for not extraditing Snowden – a former contractor who unveiled details of pervasive US ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Sending students to schools abroad is just as vitally important to mainland China's interests as attracting more talents from the US Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ...

  5. News - China

    Nine out of 10 Americans can't name a single Chinese brand, says survey

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 10:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Computer giant Lenovo was the best-known Chinese brand in the US, but with only 2.5 per cent of respondents able to name it. The vast majority- some 94 per cent- ... to be the best-known of all Chinese brands to US consumers. However, only 2.5 per cent of 1,500 respondents could name the company which gained an international profile when it bought IBM’s PC production unit ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Presidential debate breaks no new ground on relations with China

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... trigger a trade war because, he said, there was already a silent one which the US was losing. The US-China Business Council, representing American businesses that trade with China, has ... SCMP Editorial Blame game sounds the same The third and last US presidential debate- on foreign affairs- would have disappointed anyone who still hoped that the contest for leadership ...

  7. Business - China Business

    Business Digest, January 10, 2013

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Toh Han Shih, Eric Ng

    ... Morgan Stanley to cut 1,600 jobs worldwide Morgan Stanley, the sixth-largest US bank by assets, plans to eliminate about 1,600 jobs from its investment bank and support staff in coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said. About half the reductions will be in the US and the rest will affect international employees, the person said. All levels of employees ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama's Myanmar trip 'no threat to Chinese interests'

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Yangon

    ... A landmark trip by US President Barack Obama to Myanmar this month poses no threat to China's interests in the country, a senior Chinese official from a key border province said yesterday. Obama will become the first US leader to visit Myanmar, the strongest international endorsement of a fragile democratic transition that his administration believes could help counter China's influence ...

  9. Business - China Business

    Business Digest, September 13, 2012

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the previous figures suggested. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange revised its estimate of the capital-account gap to US$41.2 billion, compared with the initial US$71.4 billion published on July 31. The agency said the current-account surplus was US$53.7 billion, down from the previous figure of US$59.7 billion. SAFE did not give an explanation for the revisions. Slower capital ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Business Digest, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... said yesterday. AP   Foxconn to invest US$494m in factories Foxconn Technology Group, maker of Apple's iPad and iPhone, will invest US$494 million to build factories near Sao Paulo, ... enable most aspects of iPad and iPhone assembly, he said. Bloomberg   US housing starts fall short of expectations US housing starts rose less than expected last month as groundbreaking ...




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