East Asia

Senators want China to assist in counterfeit weapons probe

June 15, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “China’s government is refusing to assist Senate investigators probing Chinese firms that are selling counterfeit parts that have been found in high-tech U.S. weapons systems, the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday. Committee Chairman Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, told reporters that a panel investigation revealed that U.S. […]

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Bill Gates in China to raise awareness of second-hand smoke

June 14, 2011

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Chinese inflation growing

June 14, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “China said inflation accelerated last month, reinforcing expectations that the government is likely to keep tightening despite widening signs that activity is already slowing in the world’s No. 2 economy. The consumer price index rose 5.5% in May from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics reported early Tuesday in Beijing. […]

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Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway set to open

June 14, 2011

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Increasing mistrust in wake of Japan Nuclear Crisis

June 14, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The convoluted drama has exposed the underlying rifts behind Japan’s handling of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, which eventually resulted in explosions at four of the plant’s six reactors. Mutually suspicious relations between the prime minister’s aides, government bureaucrats and company officials obstructed smooth decision-making. At the drama’s heart was an […]

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Death toll from China flood reaches 94

June 14, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Chinese officials say the death toll from heavy rains in central and southern provinces has risen to at least 94 and that 78 people are missing. The state flood control and drought relief agency said Sunday that torrential rains in the past week have triggered floods and landslides in 13 provinces, affecting […]

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Japanese Government rebukes Nuclear operator over radiation

June 11, 2011

[expand title=Read More] http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2011/06/11/japan_rebukes_utility_over_radiation/ “Japan’s nuclear safety officials reprimanded the operator of Japan’s tsunami-damaged power plant yesterday and demanded an investigation of how two workers were exposed to radiation more than twice a government-set limit. The government also ordered the utility to reduce workers’ risks of heat-related illnesses as concerns grow about the health risks faced […]

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South China Sea tensions continue rising

June 11, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The Vietnamese government said yesterday that it would conduct live-fire naval exercises off its coast next week, a step that escalated a long-running dispute with China over South China Sea territory that both nations claim. The naval maneuvers follow an exchange of sharp statements Thursday. Vietnam claimed that China had harassed a […]

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Japanese Health Minister: No plans to recall Actos drug

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “France’s drug safety authority suspended use of both Actos and Competact — which combines Actos and an older drug called metformin — on Thursday saying an official study had found they appeared to slightly raise the risk of bladder cancer. After France’s move, the European Medicines Agency, based in London, said it […]

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Hong Kong developers signal slowing home prices

June 10, 2011

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The Bank of Korea raised interest rates by 0.25 to 3.25% as consumer prices continue rising

June 10, 2011

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China accuses Vietnam of escalating tensions in South China Sea

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source China warned its neighbors to cease looking for oil in the resource-rich South China Sea. Vietnam accused China of sabotaging its seismic-survey boat. Source 2 China accused Vietnam of “gravely violating its sovereignty and endangering the lives of Chinese sailors”. [/expand]

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French candidate Lagarde, China agree: IMF selection process must be open

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Speaking after meetings with Chinese leaders in Beijing to press her candidacy for the post, Lagarde said selecting the first woman to head the Washington-based agency would help improve the institution’s commitment to diversity. China, India and Brazil are among emerging economies that have demanded an end to the six-decade-old custom where the […]

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