Posts Tagged East Asia

Beijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum

CHICAGO (AP) — Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas’ new museum to be built along Chicago’s lakefront.

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US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

In this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, Apple's CEO Tim Cook, left, gestures as China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua smiles during a promotional event that marks the opening day of sales of China Mobile's 4G iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Beijing, China. Soaring sales of iPhones in China, Russia, India and Brazil during the April-June 2014 period helped Apple overcome softening demand for the device in the U.S. and Europe, where consumers seem to be more interested in waiting for the autumn release of a new iPhone that's expected to feature a larger screen. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, where they could create even more pollution. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

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Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang’s successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.

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In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

In this  July 17, 2014 photo, a star ferry sails across Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building, center in the background, at the Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor. As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift. Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning.“People’s Liberation Army,” it said. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

HONG KONG (AP) — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

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