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(POLITICS) READ: Obama Tells Lama to Stay Away…

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299146-1-20091005070041.image(Newser) – In a move seemingly designed to appease China, US officials have asked the Dalai Lama not to meet with President Obama when he visits Washington this week. Typically, the Lama “drops in” on the White House whenever he’s in the capital, but Obama doesn’t want to meet with him until after his summit with China’s Hu Jintao next month, diplomats tell the Washington Post. READ MORE

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October 5, 2009 at 9:07 am

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(STRANGE) China Scientists Report UFO…

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(Newser Summary) – Chinese scientists have reported filming a UFO for 40 minutes during the solar eclipse in July, reports the Telegraph. Researchers from the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing said they will study the footage for a full year before they issue any conclusions. Scientists “discovered near the sun an unidentified object,” said the director of the observatory. “Its physical nature remains to be further studied.”

Researchers will “deal with this data, complete the data analysis, and reveal the scientific findings,” said the director. The report follows a series of UFO sightings in China, including one filmed the day of the solar eclipse by students in Deqing in Guandong Province, which shows a glowing object that changes shape.

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Source: Daily Telegraph (UK)

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September 7, 2009 at 9:01 am

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(WORLD NEWS) READ: Taiwan drops annual U.N. bid as China relations warm…

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beetlebabee.files.wordpress.com__unitednations1Source: Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will drop for the first time in 17 years its annual bid to join the United Nations as island President Ma Ying-jeou seeks peace with long-time rival and U.N. heavyweight China, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Taiwan, recognized by only 23 countries, failed in its previous 16 consecutive U.N. membership bids due to objections from China, which has claimed the self-ruled island as its territory since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.

China, a U.N. Security Council member, opposes Taiwan’s participation in any international body that requires statehood as a condition for membership.

“We’re not making a proposal this year,” said Taiwan foreign ministry spokesman James Chang. “That decision is based on our taking a look at the overall situation.”

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5830QM2…

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September 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

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(READ): Coming Home: Appliance Maker Drops China to Produce in Texas…

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Source: The Wall Street Journal.
ASIA NEWS AUGUST 24, 2009
By TIMOTHY AEPPEL
HOUSTON — Farouk Shami, a Palestinian-born hairdresser who built a $1 billion manufacturing company around a popular line of hair irons, is moving all of his production of hand-held appliances from China to a sprawling new factory here.
"We’ll make more money this way — because we’ll have better quality and a better image," says the 66-year-old, who says his company, Farouk Systems Inc., spends about $500,000 a month fighting counterfeits, most of which he says originate in China. The company collects the fake products and tracks the source, and then brings action in China to shut down illegal producers.
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"I think you’re starting to see more manufacturers rethinking outsourcing," says Daniel Meckstroth, an economist at the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, a public policy and research group based in Arlington, Va., calling a June speech by General Electric Co. CEO Jeffrey Immelt, where he said that overseas outsourcing had gone too far and that U.S. companies needed to expand domestic production, a "bellwether of what’s happening in manufacturing."
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The move is creating jobs in Houston at a time when factory jobs are evaporating in most places. On a recent afternoon, job applicants sat in the lobby of a cavernous new factory, hoping to be one of 30 people hired daily. The company expects to have 1,200 workers when the factory is at full speed in December.
Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125107636394652753.html

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August 24, 2009 at 10:24 pm

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READ: China Bans Online Video Games

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Source: youthradio.org

China has done it again. This year, China banned Twitter. The block came just days before the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement, a series of demonstrations in Beijing in 1989 that culminated in the Tiananmen Square massacre. Now, China’s government has banned online games that glamorize gang life and violence. Read More

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August 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

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