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  • Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery

    YONGNING COUNTY, China (AP) — France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine. China's appetite for Western-style wines has boomed in the past two decades, though the favorite...

  • Obama's post-American world is taking shape with the rise of Iran

    Remarkable is one word for it; obscene might be another. Whatever word you choose, the long-term implications of embracing Iran are nearly all bad for the region and for the United States.

  • No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

    BEIJING (AP) — China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events. By...

  • China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

    BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17. The Ministry of Industry and...

  • At board meeting Export-Import Bank subsidies approved go entirely to foreign state-owned companies

    We do have the minutes from the Export-Import Bank's Sept. 4 board meeting, and so as a public service, I'll lay out some details about what exports you, the taxpayer, are backing through loans and guarantees

  • Boeing delivering 747-8 to Air China

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing is delivering a 747-8 Intercontinental to Air China on Monday in Everett. The company says Air China is the first carrier in Asia to operate the Intercontinental, its longest passenger jet. The airline has ordered five of the jetliners to expand international...

  • HK activists start bigger protest amid standoff

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activists kicked off a long-threatened mass civil disobedience protest Sunday to challenge Beijing over restrictions on voting reforms, escalating the battle for democracy in the former British colony after police arrested dozens of student demonstrators. The...

  • Intel invests up to $1.5B in China mobile venture

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics. The Chinese chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics are controlled by Tsinghua...

  • U.S. Pacific chief: Discussions with China keeping friction down after near-collision

    Discussions between U.S. and Chinese military officials have helped avoid further incidents like last month's near-collision between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy spy plane, but the dialogue needs to continue to build trust between the two sides, Adm. Samuel Locklear said.

  • H&M eyes further expansion in US, China

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday it plans to expand its business over the coming year by increasing online sales and opening new stores, particularly in its largest markets, the U.S. and China. CEO Karl-Johan Persson says the Swedish company is in a "very...

  • China flooding U.S. with fake driver's licenses

    The fake licenses are produced by high-tech forgery rings and are so accurate they could lead to breaches in homeland security.

  • Correction: China-Minority Scholar story

    BEIJING (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about a life sentence given to a Chinese scholar, The Associated Press erroneously said that political analyst Willy Lam teaches at the City University of Hong Kong. The correct school is the Chinese University of Hong Kong. A corrected version of the story is...

  • Japan-born admiral nominated as U.S. Pacific commander

    If confirmed by the Senate, Adm. Harry B. Harris would take over from current commander Adm. Samuel Locklear as skepticism over the viability of President Obama's "Pacific pivot" strategy has reached a peak.

  • US stocks open lower on weakness in China

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors worry about some soft economic data from China and a profit warning by the British retailer Tesco. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,259 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Monday. The Standard & Poor's...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...



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