March 5, 2013 |
In the clean energy market, the U.S. trumped China. At least in 2011. U.S. firms held a $1.63-billion surplus in the clean energy trade over China, according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. That surplus was for 2011, the latest year data is available. It was a rare bright spot in a relationship that had the overall U.S. trade deficit with China hitting $315 billion last year. Phyllis Cuttino, director of Pew's clean energy program, said the findings highlight the long-term potential for the U.S. to hold its top spot in the clean energy sector.
September 17, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- China filed a World Trade Organization complaint Monday challenging U.S. anti-dumping measures on billions of dollars in goods as trade tensions escalated between the two economic superpowers. The move came as the Obama administration said Monday it was complaining to the WTO that China was illegally subsidizing exports of automobiles and auto parts. President Obama was set to announce the move while campaigning in Ohio, a key battleground in the November election and a state that has a large auto industry.
August 12, 2008 |
General Electric Co. is poised to capture some gold from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The Fairfield, Conn.-based company, parent of NBC Universal, said Monday that the Olympics would generate at least $1.7 billion in revenue from advertising time and sales of GE industrial products that have been incorporated into Olympic venues. Profit could be more than $150 million.
August 21, 2004 |
City Contemporary Dance Company of Hong Kong has a tiger by the tail in its one-act 2002 piece "365 Ways of Doing and Undoing Orientalism." Co-choreographers Willy Tsao, Xing Liang and Sang Jijia want to confront the stereotypes of traditional Asian culture and show how they exploit simplistic notions of the Mystic East. A tricky, needful ambition. But the Hong Kong three are not nearly tough-minded enough to succeed and are quickly seduced by the very cliches they ought to be deconstructing.
November 21, 2005 |
On a clear morning, hundreds of uniformed workers at Jiangling Motors stood at attention as a procession of 200 Landwind sport utility vehicles, adorned with red ribbons, made their way toward Shanghai's port on the way to Belgium. Firecrackers popped. Red banners fluttered in the wind. China's auto industry had begun its march into Europe. "I sure felt very happy and proud," said Xiong Wu, a senior Jiangling manager, walking through the assembly plant on a recent day.
July 29, 2009 |
Relations between the United States and China are getting cozier as their battle against the global recession has drawn them closer together. But things aren't quite so warm when it comes to some hot-button topics, particularly climate change. U.S. and Chinese officials ended two days of high-level talks in Washington on Tuesday still at loggerheads on the issue, a top priority for President Obama. Global warming got little attention during the Bush administration.