BEIJING, Feb 5 (Reuters) – The United States and China are
engaged in a series of trade disputes, particularly over the
value of the Chinese currency, with President Barack Obama this
week vowing to get tough in dealing with complaints that U.S.
exporters are at a disadvantage.
Here are some of the disputes dogging China-U.S. trade:
China will levy heavy anti-dumping duties on U.S. chicken
products ahead of its new year holiday on Feb. 13, a move
likely to antagonise one of the few U.S. industries that
profitably exports to China. [ID:nTOE61402H]
GENEVA/BEIJING, Feb 4 (Reuters) – China launched a dispute
at the World Trade Organisation on Thursday against EU duties on
shoes, but the European Union insisted its measures were in line
with WTO rules and denied they were protectionist.
China’s protest against anti-dumping duties extended in
December was further evidence of its increasing assertiveness in
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Jan 26 (Reuters) – U.S. business groups
called on top U.S. officials to pressure China on moves to keep
out foreign high-tech companies, adding yet another irritant to
ties strained by currency, trade and Internet freedom issues.
The appeal, in a letter to top U.S. officials including
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, comes as China formulates
regulations for policies meant to encourage domestic industry
to ascend the value chain.
BEIJING, Jan 24 (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party
mouthpiece on Sunday accused the United States of mounting a
cyber army and a “hacker brigade”, and of exploiting social
media like Twitter or Youtube to foment unrest in Iran.
The People’s Daily accused the United States of controlling
the Internet in the name of Internet freedom after Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton called for more Internet freedoms in China
and elsewhere in a speech on Thursday. [ID:nTOE60K02Y]
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – They are cloaked by pseudonyms and multiple addresses, but China’s legions of hackers were thrust into the spotlight last week after Google said it suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack emanating from China.
There are tens of thousands of Hong Ke, or red visitors, as they are known in China. Many are motivated by patriotism, although it is more difficult to establish their relationship with the Chinese government or military, which some experts suspect as being behind the attacks.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Internet giant Google’s threat to quit China, citing cyber-attacks and tightening censorship, could add to strains between Beijing and the United States, already at odds over currency, trade and Taiwan.
With the two giant nations joined at the hip economically, Sino-U.S. tensions are unlikely to escalate into outright confrontation, but could make cooperating on global economic and security issues all the more difficult.
BEIJING, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Internet giant Google’s
<GOOG.O> threat to quit China, citing cyber-attacks and
tightening censorship, could add to strains between Beijing and
the United States, already at odds over currency, trade and
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With the two giant nations joined at the hip economically,
Sino-U.S. tensions are unlikely to escalate into outright
confrontation, but could make cooperating on global economic
and security issues all the more difficult.
SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Jan 13 (Reuters) – An attack on Google and
at least 20 other companies, that originated from China, seems
to have exploited a vulnerability in the popular Adobe Acrobat
and Adobe Reader software, possibly to steal proprietary codes.
Google <GOOG.O> said on Tuesday that it would review the
feasibility of its business operations in China, after a cyber
attack originating from China resulted in the loss of
intellectual property. [ID:n12210451]
BEIJING (Reuters) – A new Chinese law requires power grid operators to buy all the electricity produced by renewable energy generators, in a move that will increase the proportion of energy that comes from renewable sources in coal-dependent China.
The amendment to the 2006 renewable energy law was adopted on Saturday by the standing committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, the Xinhua news agency said.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Dec 18 (Reuters) – U.S. mining company
Firstgold <FGD.TO> still hopes to complete a partnership deal
with a Chinese mining company despite U.S. national security
concerns that could cause President Barack Obama to block it,
the company’s chief executive said on Friday.
Firstgold has been told by the Committee on Foreign
Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, a panel headed by
the Treasury Department, that it would recommend Obama reject
the plan for China’s Northwest Nonferrous International
Investment Co to buy 51 percent of the company.