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  • US intel official not optimistic about US-China cyber deal

    September 29, 2015 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's top intelligence official says he's not optimistic that the cyber agreement the U.S. struck with China will end Chinese cyber threats in the United States. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently agreed not to conduct or knowingly support cyber theft of trade secrets... more »
  • US stocks fall sharply on China growth worries

    September 28, 2015 4:56 PM

    NEW YORK - The stock market had its worst drop in nearly a month as investors worried about more signs of weakness in China's economy. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 312 points, or 1.9 percent, to 16,001 Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index sank 49 points, or 2.6... more »
  • Lobster on menu again for Obama's 2nd China state dinner

    September 24, 2015 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Plenty of things will be different at Friday's White House state dinner for China, ranging from the setting to the decor to the post-dinner entertainment. But the White House decided to keep one thing the same: Maine lobster is back on the menu. The lobster will be... more »
  • Obama's personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

    September 24, 2015 4:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders. But as Xi arrives in Washington late Thursday for a state visit, it's clear that Obama's overtures have produced decidedly mixed results. During intimate walks and hours... more »
  • McCain: Navy should ignore China's claims in South China Sea

    September 17, 2015 12:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is pressing the Pentagon to sail Navy ships within 12 miles of artificial islands China is building in the South China Sea and claiming as sovereign territory. Republican Sen. John McCain says the U.S. needs to go within the 12-mile... more »
  • Poll: Americans concerned most over China's economic power

    September 9, 2015 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new survey finds that China's economic muscle remains a more serious concern for Americans than security threats posed by cyber attacks and the Asian nation's growing military power. The survey was released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center ahead of a U.S. state visit this month by... more »
  • US stocks surge, getting a boost from China's rally

    September 8, 2015 4:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are closing sharply higher, bouncing back from a drop last week, as the market's recent bout of volatility continues. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 390 points, or 2.4 percent, to 16,492 Tuesday. That's the Dow's second-biggest gain this year following an even bigger surge... more »
  • Chinese drywall suit still not served

    September 7, 2015 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than a year after suing the Cabinet agency that oversees China's biggest state-owned companies, lawyers for people who say their homes were ruined by Chinese drywall are still trying to get the lawsuit served. And arguments are scheduled in December about whether other defendants are shielded... more »
  • US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

    September 1, 2015 4:12 PM

    NEW YORK - Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy. U.S. stocks sank 3 percent Tuesday, their third-worst drop this year. The two bigger falls occurred in the last two weeks. The Dow Jones industrial... more »
  • US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

    September 1, 2015 12:08 PM

    NEW YORK - More signs of weakness in China's economy are sending stocks and the price of oil sharply lower. The swoon Tuesday comes a day after U.S. stocks closed out their worst month in more than three years. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 335 points, or... more »
  • US stocks expected to open higher Tuesday

    August 25, 2015 9:23 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Global markets are rebounding this morning, after China's central bank cut its key interest rate. It's a move aimed at supporting growth in the world's second-biggest economy. And it came after a 7.6 percent drop in the Shanghai stock index today. The index plummeted 8.5... more »
  • Fears over global slowdown hammer US stocks for 2nd day

    August 21, 2015 4:15 PM

    NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average has plunged more than 530 points and is in a correction amid a global sell-off sparked by fears about China's slowing economy. Oil tumbled below $40 per barrel for the first time since the financial crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average... more »
  • US stocks fizzle as Wal-Mart falls and China slumps

    August 18, 2015 4:55 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are closing lower after Wal-Mart cut its profit forecast and China's market slumped on renewed concerns about its economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 17,511 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped five... more »
  • Dozens missing in massive Chinese port blast

    August 13, 2015 2:22 PM

    TIANJIN, China - A port company says dozens of its employees are unaccounted for in the aftermath of the fiery explosions at a warehouse of hazardous chemicals in a Chinese port city. The company says a search is under way. The official death toll stands at 50, with more than... more »
  • 300 injured, 13 dead in Chinese port explosion

    August 12, 2015 3:41 PM

    TIANJIN, China - Police in the Chinese port city of Tianjin say at least 13 people have been killed in explosions sparked at a warehouse or dangerous materials. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in... more »
  • Resurrection - Streaming Available

    June 10, 2015 1:57 PM

    Resurrection is a fantasy drama about an 8-year-old American boy named Jacob mysteriously appears in rural China, oceans away from the world he knows. Chicago immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy, finds himself in the small town of Arcadia, Missouri when he is tasked to return Jacob to his home. When... more »
  • Chinese chemical company facility in Vacherie opposed

    June 1, 2015 11:11 AM

    VACHERIE - A China-based company's methanol manufacturing facility planned along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish is being opposed by two environmental groups. Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., will make a $1.85 billion capital investment in the project that represents the first major... more »
  • Woman convicted for trying to import designer drug from China

    January 24, 2015 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import a designer drug from overseas. Authorities says 34-year-old Yolanda Smith allegedly tried to import methylone, a euphoric stimulant also known as M1, from China to the United States. Customs and... more »
  • Mustang goes global to China

    January 20, 2015 7:41 PM

    DETROIT- The Ford Mustang is going global and the first top is China. Ford says the first shipment of 100 Mustangs left Portland, Oregon, by ship and is headed east. Shipments to Europe begin later this year, the fist time ever in the Mustang's 57-year history its being... more »
  • Poultry destroyed after bird flu found

    December 31, 2014 1:56 AM

    HONG KONG, China - Authorities in Hong Kong have begun destroying 15,000 chickens at a poultry market and suspended imports from mainland China after bird flu was found in some birds. The Hong Kong health secretary announced early Wednesday that the Cheung Sha Wan market will be closed for 21... more »
  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    December 22, 2014 11:02 AM

    BEIJING - Chinese prosecutors have formally indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was first detained. Prosecutors from Beijing's Dongcheng District say they indicted Jaycee Chan on Monday. If convicted, the... more »
  • Obama: 2014 made 'significant strides where it counts'

    December 19, 2014 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama claims an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. At a news conference... more »
  • Obama, Putin circle each other warily in China

    November 11, 2014 1:59 AM

    BEIJING, China - On the surface, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are all niceties - a pat on the back here, a pleasantry there. But away from the cameras, the two leaders are circling each other warily at a global summit in China. That's where Obama and... more »
  • US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit

    October 18, 2014 10:28 AM

    BOSTON - The U.S. and China are pledging to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combating terrorism and the spread of the Ebola virus ahead of President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to the Chinese capital. Meeting in Boston on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry... more »
  • Ex-BP engineer can travel to China pending trial

    October 6, 2014 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP engineer who won a new trial this year on a charge relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been granted permission to travel abroad. A federal judge said Thursday that Kurt Mix will be allowed to travel to China in November... more »
  • Serena Williams out of China Open with injury

    October 3, 2014 2:04 AM

    BEIJING, China - Defending champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the China Open with a left knee injury. The top-ranked Williams had been due to face Australian Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals on Friday. Playing with strapping on her knee, the American beat Lucie Safarova 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 in... more »
  • Strong quake kills at least 26 in southwest China

    August 3, 2014 11:24 AM

    BEIJING - A strong earthquake in southwestern China has killed at least 26 people and injured 79. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake hit Yunnan province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The China Earthquake Networks Center said the magnitude was 6.5.... more »
  • Gun goes off in Chinese school during safety talk, five injured

    May 29, 2014 3:10 AM

    BEIJING, China - A Chinese state news agency says a gun went off during a police officer's safety talk at a kindergarten, injuring five people. The Xinhua News Agency said the incident occurred Thursday morning in the central city of Zhengzhou in Henan province. It gave no details of how... more »
  • China tries to limit damage from cyber spying spat

    May 28, 2014 2:03 AM

    BEIJING - China has appealed to Washington not to allow a dispute over cyber spying to hurt cooperation in commerce, counter-terrorism and other areas. In a commentary by its main official news agency, Beijing appealed Wednesday for "more trust" between the governments. It said the cyber spying dispute "should not... more »
  • Petco says no more China treats

    May 20, 2014 7:37 PM

    NEW YORK- Petco says it'll stop selling dog and cat treats made in China due to complaints from customers. There's fear the treats make pets sick and Petco says no more treats from China sold in its stores by the end of this year. The FDA hasn't been... more »
  • 3 dead in train station attack in China

    April 30, 2014 1:34 PM

    BEIJING - An explosion rocked a railway station in China's restive far-western region of Xinjiang, and the state broadcaster said three people were killed and 79 people were injured. CCTV is reporting that assailants attacked crowds with knives and set off explosions at the same time at the Urumqi South... more »
  • Guilty in webcam murder

    April 7, 2014 7:33 PM

    TORONTO- A Canadian man was found guilty of killing a female student while her boyfriend watched the murder via webcam in China. Qian Liu was found dead in her apartment a few hours after her boyfriend in China watched as she tried to fend off an attacker who appeared... more »
  • China seeking to export apples to US

    December 7, 2013 10:37 AM

    SPOKANE, Wash. - China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop, are OK with it. It may seem counterintuitive, but growers say opening U.S. borders to Chinese apples means American farmers should able... more »
  • America is America's biggest creditor

    April 29, 2013 7:28 PM

    WASHINGTON- Despite what you've heard, China isn't the country's biggest creditor, America is. The national debt is soon to be a staggering $17 trillion and the bulk of that is held by the Federal Reserve, Social Security system, various pension plans for civil service workers and the military, mutual funds,... more »
  • Stocks open lower as China reins in housing

    March 4, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following a downturn in China after that country announced new steps to cool down its booming housing market. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 44 points to 14,045 shortly after the opening bell. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell two... more »
  • Jeep to be built in China

    January 15, 2013 7:32 PM

    Jeeps will now be built in China as automakers Fiat, Chrysler and a Chinese car company made a deal in Detroit. Currently, Fiat, Chrysler and Guangzhou have a joint venture to build the Fiat Viaggio and markets the Fiat 500, Freemont and Bravo in China. Guangzhou discussed its plans for... more »
  • Fiscal talks under way, Obama heads to SE Asia

    November 16, 2012 2:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is about to head off to Southeast Asia to showcase a foreign policy achievement in Myanmar and reinforce the U.S. role as a counterweight to China. The four-day trip beginning Saturday will provide a brief break from dicey fiscal negotiations and a national security sex... more »
  • Google's services unable to reach much of China

    November 9, 2012 3:43 PM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google says its search engine and other Internet services have been cut off from much of China just as the country's ruling party picks new leaders. Data posted on Google's website shows its services in China became largely inaccessible beginning around 1 a.m. PST Friday. That... more »
  • Obama blasts Romney ad on auto industry in Ohio

    November 2, 2012 10:22 AM

    HILLIARD, Ohio - President Barack Obama is accusing Republican rival Mitt Romney of running dishonest ads on the auto industry to scare voters in Ohio, saying: "This isn't a game. These are people's jobs." The Romney ads, which have been airing in Toledo, the home of a Jeep plant, suggest... more »
  • Biden calls Romney auto ad an 'outrageous lie'

    October 31, 2012 12:29 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. - Vice President Joe Biden is calling advertising released by Republican Mitt Romney "an outrageous lie" for asserting that automakers General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of workers in Ohio. Biden says in Florida that Romney is "trying to scare the living... more »
  • Obama launches new criticism of Romney and China

    October 1, 2012 3:27 PM

    HENDERSON, Nev. - President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping up criticism of rival Mitt Romney's past investments in China. In a new television ad, the campaign accuses the Republican nominee of investing in a company that maximized profits by paying Chinese workers "next to nothing" to manufacture appliances. The ad... more »
  • Obama orders new sanctions on Iran

    July 31, 2012 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is leveling new sanctions on banks in China and Iraq that the White House says have helped Iran evade international sanctions. The new penalties target China's Bank of Kunlun and Iraq's Elaf Islamic Bank. In a statement, Obama says the sanctions make clear that the... more »
  • IOC defends China's teenage swim sensation

    July 31, 2012 10:29 AM

    LONDON - The International Olympic Committee has sprung to the defense of China's teenage swim sensation Ye Shiwen, saying she passed a drug test after her world record win in the 400 medley. IOC spokesman Mark Adams urged people to "get real" and said it is "very sad" if great... more »
  • US stocks drop sharply as Europe woes deepen

    May 14, 2012 8:09 AM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks opened sharply lower as Europe wrestles with what to do next about the financial crises in Greece. Minutes after the opening bell Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average is down 107 points to 12,712. The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 13 points to 1,340.... more »
  • China to re-investigate human flesh capsule claims

    May 8, 2012 12:36 PM

    BEIJING - Chinese state media say health officials will launch a new probe into allegations that China manufactures drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies. The official Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health spokesman as saying an investigation launched in August found no such capsules in... more »
  • US confirms blind activist wants to leave China

    May 3, 2012 6:57 AM

    BEIJING - A U.S. spokeswoman has confirmed that blind activist Chen Guangcheng now wants to leave China with his family. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Thursday that U.S. officials had spoken twice Thursday with Chen and also with his wife and "they as a family have had a... more »
  • Vatican: Some China bishops 'usurp' church power

    April 26, 2012 8:35 AM

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is complaining that some bishops in China have "usurped" the Catholic Church's authority and are confusing the faithful. The Vatican warned Thursday that bishops who were consecrated without the pope's blessing yet work among the faithful as if they were legitimate are only making their... more »
  • Price of oil drops

    March 22, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW YORK - The price of oil is at its lowest level in a week, after reports of a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing. The price dropped $2.61 to $104.66 per barrel. The Chinese slowdown could cut demand for crude because China's factories big users of oil. But retail gasoline prices... more »
  • China faces conflict of law, business in iPad dispute

    February 17, 2012 6:57 AM

    BEIJING - Chinese officials face a choice in Apple's dispute with a local company over the iPad trademark - side with a struggling entity that a court says owns the name or with a global brand that has created thousands of jobs in China. Experts say that means Beijing's political... more »
  • 6 die in latest school bus accident in China

    December 25, 2011 11:52 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - At least six people have been killed in the latest crash involving students in China when their overloaded van plunged off a mountain road in Yunnan province. The official Xinhua News Agency says that an overloaded van taking students home crashed into a 195-foot deep valley in... more »
  • Canada says Pipeline Delay means Sales to China not the U.S.

    November 11, 2011 7:41 PM

    Canada says the Obama administration's decision to delay approval of an oil pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast is viewed as a signal it must diversity its oil exports toward Asia and not the United States. The delay about TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline is alarming to Canadian officials. Federal... more »
  • Easter celebrated by Chinese, Homeless

    April 24, 2011 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Easter festivities across the Capital area brought hundreds out to enjoy the holiday. At the Living Faith Christian Center, a group of Chinese tourists experienced the Easter celebration for the first time, taking in some soulful gospel music. "I'm very excited to hear the music," said... more »
  • Man convicted of selling Dow secrets to China

    February 7, 2011 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former research scientist has been convicted of charges he stole trade secrets from Dow Chemical Company and sold them to companies in China. A federal jury in Baton Rouge on Monday convicted 74-year-old Wen Chyu Liu, also known as David Liou, of conspiracy to commit trade... more »
  • Feds: Ex-Dow Chemical worker paid for selling info to China

    January 19, 2011 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A former Dow Chemical employee accused of selling trade secrets to China was under investigation by the feds for nearly a decade before he was indicted. David Liou is accused of selling highly confidential information surrounding Dow's CPE, also known as Chlorinated Polyethylene. CPE is found in... more »
  • First espionage case underway in Louisiana's Middle District

    January 18, 2011 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The U.S. Attorney's Office says it's one of the first espionage cases ever tried in the Middle District of Louisiana. At least 80 potential jurors were subpoenaed for jury selection in the trial involving Wen Shyu Liu also known as David Liou. According to a federal... more »

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