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SHANGHAI, CHINA - Wang Wenlong knew he wasn’t going to get top quality when he plunked down $4,700 for a locally made car. But he didn’t expect so many problems from his Xiali subcompact — from windows that refused to open to windshield wipers that wouldn’t wipe.
Chandler and China are major competitors when it comes to attracting high-dollar technology manufacturing firms like Intel, said Mayor Boyd Dunn.
SHANGHAI, China - Despite a series of product recalls that tarnished the “Made in China” label, the country’s global trade surplus jumped 47 percent in 2007 from the previous year to a record $262 billion, the government reported Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY - There is no hint of a Mormon presence in the high-rise where the Beijing LDS branches meet.
China Motor Corp., a Scottsdale-based importer of Chinese-made automobiles, displayed the first of what it hopes will become a mighty fleet of motor vehicles Friday at the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix.
PENGZHOU, China - Emergency crews worked Friday to secure 15 sources of radiation buried in the rubble of China's devastating earthquake, the government said as it evacuated thousands of survivors downstream from rivers dammed by landslides.
WASHINGTON - The controversy involving World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and his involvement in a huge pay increase awarded to a close female friend moves to center stage Sunday as the bank's policy-steering committee meets.
Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn will travel to China next week to take part in an international conference on sustainable development, industrialization and technology.
BEIJING - China said it plans to increase the amount of money circulating in its economy next year in a new effort to spur consumer spending and shield the country from a global downturn.
BEIJING - Vice Premier Huang Ju, a key ally of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin who climbed the ranks of Shanghai politics to join the Communist Party's inner sanctum of power, died early Saturday, the official Xinhua News Agency said. He was 68.
Boycott China? Maybe not. With 1.3 billion consumers and growing clout in world affairs, China is too tempting for U.S. business to ignore -- despite Beijing's dismal human-rights record.
BEIJING — The auto-parts maker Delphi Corp. is headquartered in Troy, Mich., in the heart of the region that made the United States the car capital of the world. It's a place where the phrase "buy American" is right at home.
BEIJING - Plunging exports. Factory closures. More than 20 million people thrown out of work. Official data showing that China's economy is cooling but still growing strongly obscure what economists say is a sharp recent decline that has inflicted obvious pain.
MIANYANG, China - A 5.3 magnitude aftershock struck China's quake-battered Sichuan province Thursday amid concerns over rising water levels in a lake formed by landslides from the massive May 12 temblor.
KUQA, China - Donkeys pulled melon-laden carts through the streets and women sold bowls of yogurt Monday in the market of this mostly Muslim city in a remote corner of China, the day after militant bombings left a dozen people dead.
QINGCHUAN, China - Dozens of men and women swarm over the mounds of debris of this ruined city, an eerie replay of the early days following China's devastating earthquake.
WASHINGTON - A sweeping regulatory plan to improve risk management for the country's largest and most internationally active banks is important to making sure the U.S. financial system remains sound, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
WASHINGTON - News that the Bush administration is considering taking ownership stakes in a number of U.S. banks helped restore a relative calm over global financial markets Thursday.
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Wednesday it would return to nuclear disarmament talks in an effort to get access to frozen overseas bank accounts, a vital source of hard currency for the impoverished and isolated communist nation.
Downtown Mesa is on the verge of a rebirth and is poised to become the jewel of America's 43rd-largest city. It's been poised before. Studied, too.
Downtown Mesa is on the verge of a rebirth and is poised to become the jewel of America’s 43rd-largest city. It’s been poised before. Studied, too.
A new, pocket-sized glossary created by a Tempe linguist is a “word road map” for business people overcoming language barriers in China.
BEIJING - Envoys to international talks on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program struggled Friday to find a compromise as differences emerged over a Chinese proposal on how to begin the disarmament process.
MIANYANG, China - Water flowed slowly into a manmade spillway Saturday from a swollen lake formed by a landslide in China's devastating earthquake, easing the immediate threat of a flood that had led to the evacuation of more than 250,000 people.
SHANGHAI, China - PetroChina Co. became the world’s first company valued at more than a trillion dollars Monday, catapulting over U.S. energy titan Exxon Mobil Corp. as eager Chinese got their first shot at investing in the oil giant when its stock began trading on the Shanghai exchange.