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US Treasury cleared China of currency manipulation

WASHINGTON – The US Treasury cleared China of official accusations of currency manipulation Friday, but said progress toward allowing the yuan to appreciate was “insufficient.” In a report to Congress, the Treasury said that China, eight other countries and the eurozone had not manipulated exchange rates “for purposes of… gaining…

Colbert: Limbaugh ripped off my offensive Chinese impersonation

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert Thursday joined Asian Americans who were infuriated at conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh for mocking the way Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks. The conservative commentator had lampooned Hu — who he called the “ChiCom dictator” — over his joint news conference Wednesday with US President Barack…

Asian-Americans slam Limbaugh for ‘childish’ mockery of Chinese

VIDEO: Colbert ‘upset’ over Limbaugh ripping off his ‘offensive Chinese impersonation’ from 2005 WASHINGTON — Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio host heard by millions of Americans, came under fire from Asian Americans after he mocked the way visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks. The commentator lampooned Hu — who he…

China’s Hu warns US on Tibet, Taiwan

WASHINGTON — Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday warned the United States to respect Beijing’s sovereignty over Taiwan and Tibet but assured that his country had no interest in engaging in an arms race. Hu repeatedly urged “mutual respect” and cooperation between the Pacific powers as he delivered a policy…

Obama presses China’s Hu on rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pressed Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday to let the value of China’s currency rise and delivered a firmer message on U.S. concerns over Beijing’s human rights record. Amid the pomp of a state visit, both leaders spoke glowingly about cooperation but made no…

Harry Reid calls Chinese president a ‘dictator’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that Chinese President Hu Jintao was a “dictator.” But he quickly added that he should not have used the term. The remarks were made during an interview with the local Las Vegas news show Face to Face with Jon Ralston. “You talked about…

China’s president talks tough on currency before US visit

WASHINGTON – President Hu Jintao issued veiled criticism Sunday of US monetary policy before a state visit to the United States seen as a chance for China’s leader to shore up his political legacy. Responding to written questions from The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, Hu came out…

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