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Share Battle continues for 8-hour workday
chenweihua 2012-12-25 10:07
Updated: 2012-11-23 A huge sculpture stands on a sidewalk in Haymarket Square, Chicago, Illinois. It marks the place where the fight for eight-hour workday turned into a bloody riot on May 4, 1886. That event led to the birth of International Workers Day on May 1, also known as May Day. It is an official holiday in some 80 countries, except in its birthplace the United States. In China, International Labor Day has long been a major national holiday, trailing only S ...
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Share Trip should unite, not divide Asia
chenweihua 2012-12-25 10:05
Updated: 2012-11-16 US President Barack Obama begins a four-day, three-nation trip - Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia - on Saturday. During his trip, Obama is expected to refrain from using the nasty campaign rhetoric attacking China that he and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney engaged in during their presidential election campaigns in the United States. But he should also avoid using the trip as an opportunity to fan the flames of the territorial disputes that have fla ...
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Share Phew, the US election's finally over
chenweihua 2012-12-25 10:04
Updated: 2012-11-09 Ihave been in Chicago this week covering the presidential election in the United States. Chicago is US President Barack Obama's adopted hometown, so it's no surprise that the people I talked to at polling stations all said they voted for him. However, nationwide it is a mixed map. Obama won the popular vote by less than 2 percent, which means that Americans are more divided than in 2008 when Obama defeated John McCain with a much wider margin. Eve ...
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Share Farewell to outdated infrastructure
chenweihua 2012-12-25 10:02
Updated: 2012-11-02 New York, New York, it's a wonderful town. But I never realized how fragile it was until Hurricane Sandy hit the Big Apple. The images of the carnage caused by Sandy resembled those from a war zone, and more than 30 people in New York are known to have died as a result of the rampaging superstorm. In the aftermath of the hurricane, tens of thousands of New Yorkers have been living without tap water and electricity and one of the world's oldest and mo ...
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Share US must end shameful embargo
chenweihua 2012-12-25 10:00
Updated: 2012-10-26 There have been many talks and articles this week in the United States to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, a Cold War episode that at one point seemed to herald a global nuclear showdown. But missing is attention to the 50-year-old US embargo on the Caribbean island nation. The longest unilateral economic sanctions in modern history have caused huge suffering for 11 million Cubans, including all women and children. The blockade ...
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Share China bashing should soon subside
chenweihua 2012-12-25 09:59
Updated: 2012-10-24 In their second televised debate last week, US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney spared no effort in their attempts to blame China for all the United States' troubles. So their performance during the third debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on Monday evening came as something of a surprise. Romney once again made his "Day One" oath to label China a currency manipulator and Obama touted his success in bri ...
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Share Honesty should be ticket to White House
chenweihua 2012-12-25 09:58
Updated: 2012-10-19 Fact-checkers in the United States have been busy after the second presidential debate on Tuesday evening at Hofstra University. They want to find out whether President Barack Obama will hike the tax on the middle class by $4,000 a year or whether Republican challenger Mitt Romney is capable of creating 12 million jobs in four years with his tax plan. But as Romney pollster Neil Newhouse suggested months ago fact-checkers are biased. Otherwise why ar ...
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Share Blame-game players should apologize
chenweihua 2012-12-25 09:57
Updated: 2012-10-12 Regardless of who wins the Nov 6 election, US President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, both owe Chinese people an apology for their indecent use of fearmongering about the Asia nation in their campaigns. Both candidates have tried hard and often to use China as a bogeyman, by spreading confrontational or hateful messages about China in their speeches and TV ads. It recalls the Japan-bashing the United States resorted to in t ...
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Share United States blind to its own faults
chenweihua 2012-12-25 09:53
Updated: 2012-09-22 Many people believe that the beauty of the US political system is its ability to correct itself. Things going astray will ultimately be put right they say. Not really. Looking back over the past decade, it is clear that if there ever was such a mechanism it is no longer working and there has been an absence of much needed self-criticism. This was brought into sharp focus when protests against the United States erupted in Egypt and Libya last week, and th ...
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Share All that nonsense about outsourcing
chenweihua 2012-12-25 09:51
Updated: 2012-09-14 Last week at the Democratic National Convention, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, a woman peddling bumper stickers outside the event's venue shouted to passers-by: "Not Made in China". I turned back and gave her a questioning look. I asked myself: Should I try to debate her? At the convention itself, various speakers talked of "stopping the outsourcing of jobs to China". US President Barack Obama, in his speech, proposed giving tax breaks to US ...
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