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Nationalism online: Backfired | The Economist

“IF THE Philippines gives us such an opportunity, we will certainly seize it”, wrote a Chinese general, Luo Yuan, about the possibility of war over some uninhabited rocks in the …

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Obama and Wen Jiabao of China Talk at Asian Meeting – NYTimes.com

President Obama and China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao, held an unscheduled meeting on Saturday at the end of an Asian forum, following a week when the United States made it clear that it …

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Europe, China, U.S.: Whose Economy Has It Worst? – WSJ.com

It’s no wonder that global markets are so jittery. The world’s three largest economies can’t continue along their current paths, and everybody knows it. Investors watch nervously for signs that China is headed toward a hard landing, that America will sink back into recession, and that the euro zone will …

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U.S. Report Cites ‘Persistent’ Chinese, Russian Spying for Economic Gain – WSJ.com

The U.S. government accused the Chinese of being the world’s “most active and persistent” perpetrators of economic spying, an unusual move designed to spur stronger U.S. and international action to combat rampant industrial …

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Imagined in America – NYTimes.com

After spending last week talking with Hong Kong entrepreneurs about a bill, just passed by the U.S. Senate, to clear the way for tariffs on Chinese exports to America if China doesn’t revalue its currency, there are three things I have to …

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Holding China to Account – NYTimes.com

The dire state of the world economy reflects destructive actions on the part of many players. Still, the fact that so many have behaved badly shouldn’t stop us from holding individual bad actors to …

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What we really need to fear about China – The Washington Post

American policy makers worry about the dramatic increases in the number of academic papers being published and patents being filed by Chinese researchers. They believe that these will give China a formidable competitive advantage when it comes to innovation. After all, China is now only second to the U.S. in …

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A game of catch-up | The Economist

QUARRY BANK MILL is a handsome five-storey brick building set in the valley of the river Bollin at Styal, a small English village a few miles south of Manchester. It was built in 1784 by Samuel Greg, a merchant, who found profit in supplying cotton thread to Lancashire’s weavers. The raw cotton shipped from America’s slave plantations was processed on the latest machinery, Richard Arkwright’s water frame. Later Greg extended the factory and installed coal-fired steam engines to add to the water power from the Bollin. All this gave a huge boost to productivity. In 1700 a spinster with a pedal-driven spinning wheel might take 200 hours to produce a pound of yarn. By the 1820s it would take her around …

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China’s evolving foreign policy: The Libyan dilemma | The Economist

ALONE of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, China has yet to recognise the new government in Tripoli, a clue as to how the recent upheaval in the Arab world has put unusual stress on the country’s much-vaunted hands-off policy when it comes to …

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China slams U.S. interference after Obama meets Dalai Lama | Reuters

China accused the United States on Sunday of “grossly” interfering in its internal affairs and seriously damaging relations after President Barack Obama met exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House.

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U.S. Status as World’s Superpower Challenged by Rise of China – Pew Research Center

In most regions of the world, opinion of the United States continues to be more favorable than it was in the Bush years, but U.S. image now faces a new challenge:

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More Promises Than Gains at Latest High-Level U.S.-China Talks – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — Two days of high-level talks between the United States and China wrapped up Tuesday with both sides hailing modest progress on…

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