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2008-06-29 06:02:32

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Interview": "UN Chief Hopes for Strengthened Partnership With China"] UNITED NATIONS, June 28 (Xinhua) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has expressed hope that his upcoming visit to China will contribute to a strengthened partnership between China and the world body. In a recent exclusive interview with Xinhua, Ban said that China, as one of the permanent members of the Security Council,...

2008-06-26 18:00:42

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government intends to keep close contact with the United States over North Korean issues after Washington starts procedures to remove the reclusive nation from its list of state sponsors of terrorism following Pyongyang's latest nuclear declaration. Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura is set to ask the United States to increase pressure on North Korea in order to bring about progress over the issue of Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese...

2008-06-26 06:02:52

ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel maker, wants to acquire a majority stake in a Chinese steel maker but will probably have to wait at least five years, said the chief executive, Lakshmi Mittal. China will want to complete the consolidation of its steel industry before it considers allowing foreign investors to acquire control of a strategic sector, he told reporters at a steel conference. "I do not see that in a year or so the Chinese government will change their strategy where they...

2008-06-22 12:00:31

By Jimmy Wang Keith Bradsher contributed reporting from Hong Kong. Lucy Liang contributed research from Beijing. * The decision by the Chinese government to raise consumer fuel prices by at least 16 percent illustrates the balancing act Beijing is compelled to perform in advance of the Olympics. On the one hand, rising gasoline prices could stoke inflation, and that could spark protests among poor Chinese who are hit hardest by price increases for staples like food and fuel. But...

2008-06-22 12:00:12

By Stephanie Clifford With a line of computers once made by IBM and a chief executive who hails from Dell and NCR, the Lenovo Group is not an obviously Chinese company. And that is just fine with Lenovo, which happens to be the only Chinese company to have a worldwide sponsorship for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Lenovo, which bought IBM's personal computer business in 2005, plans to use its Olympics campaign to catapult the brand, which had once played understudy to the IBM name, onto the...

2008-06-20 16:40:40

They're in our computers, reading our files. The Chinese government, that is, according to two U.S. Congressmen who recently accused Beijing of sending hackers to ferret out secret documents stored on Congressional computers. The Chinese deny any involvement, but if they were lying, would we be able to prove it? The answer, according to computer and security experts, is probably not. At least, not conclusively enough for a court of law. "It's very difficult to track...

2008-06-20 06:00:13

By Stephanie Clifford With an Italian-sounding name, a line of computers once made by IBM and a chief executive who hails from Dell and NCR, the Lenovo Group is not a company that most people would assume is Chinese. And that is just fine with Lenovo, which happens to be the only Chinese company sponsoring the 2008 Beijing Olympics worldwide. Lenovo, which bought IBM's personal computer business in 2005, plans to use its Games campaign as a way to introduce its brand, which has until...

2008-06-17 09:00:51

TORONTO, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aspire International, Inc's ("Aspire" or the "Company") (OTCBB:APIT) wholly owned subsidiary Aspire GuangXi announced today that the Company has received the approval of a business license from the Chinese Government. The business license received from the Chinese Government covers investment, exploration, mining and trading of natural resources, base metal and raw materials. Aspire GuangXi Inc. is registered as a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise...

2008-06-16 15:00:36

ST. LOUIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan today became the highest Chinese government official yet to visit St. Louis in connection with the proposal to create an air cargo hub and commercial center here to facilitate trade between China and the United States. The Vice Premier arrived here yesterday on a flight direct from Beijing. After his meetings here, he went on to Washington, D.C. for discussions with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson. "We are...

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2008-03-17 00:15:00

More evidence of the Chinese government's attempt to squelch protests regarding Tibet arose on Sunday when many users in the communist territory were blocked from viewing videos on YouTube. The blackout began in response to many dissenting videos that began popping up on the video-sharing site on Saturday, just one day after public protests against Chinese rule erupted in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. The videos contained footage from foreign news agencies that were reporting on the...