Posts Tagged ‘China’

Saving on travel expenses via technology — Solutions better, easier, cheaper

What does Iran have to do with Mississippi? Controversy over the country’s nuclear program has caused oil prices to rise again. When oil prices spike, gasoline prices do, too, and that means higher travel expenses for businesses nationwide. Mississippi businesses are increasingly saving on travel costs by embracing web and video conferencing technologies. They are […] [...]

New book claims it’s do-or-die time for U.S. economy

The United States will jump start its economy or lose to China by 2040, says Gallup CEO and chairman Jim Clifton in his new book “The Coming Jobs War.” Clifton says the biggest problem facing the world is an inadequate supply of good jobs. Based on Gallup’s worldwide polling, a good job is the global […] [...]

Report: Amory steel deal to hurt U.S. market

by Published: October 15,2010

Tags: Amory, China, manufacturing, steel, Steel Development Company, trade

See related stories: In The Red?, Clay Chandler, July 18, 2010 Chinese investing in Amory steel mill, Associated Press, Sept. 15, 2010 China’s WTO violations, subsidies and state ownership harm U.S. manufacturers Source: PR Newswire WASHINGTON, D.C — A new study released Thursday (Oct. 14) concludes that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese steel industry […] [...]

Lawmakers looking to push Chinese on ‘currency manipulation’

by Published: March 17,2010

Tags: China, Congress, currency, global markets

WASHINGTON — A group of 14 U.S. senators unveiled legislation Tuesday that seeks to increase pressure on China to let its currency to rise in value against the dollar, saying Chinese “currency manipulation” is hurting the U.S. economy. The bill calls for stiff trade sanctions if China does not act. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says […] [...]

Mayor will pay for trip to China

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree says he is paying his own way on a previously-reported trip this month to Linyi, China. DuPree tells the Hattiesburg American that he will travel with his wife instead of taking two members of his administration as he had previously announced. The DuPrees will be tagging along with a […] [...]

China vows to fight unauthorized steel mills

by Published: February 10,2010

Tags: China, international trade, steel

SHANGHAI — China, the world’s biggest steel producer, says it will crack down on unauthorized steel mills as it maneuvers to wield more control over prices during crucial iron ore talks. Only about 300 million tons of the 567.8 million tons of crude steel produced last year in China was made with full government authorization, […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Fei Xue

Age: 33 Hometown: Zhumadian, China Education: Ph.D, University of Alabama; MA, BA, Huazhong University of Science & Technology Current Position: Assistant professor and graduate coordinator, School of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Southern Mississippi Fei Xue, or “Dr.X” to his students, was born in China and moved to the United States in 2000 to […] [...]

Hood: Beware Chinese drywall

by Published: July 27,2009

Tags: attorney general, China, drywall, JACKSON, Jim Hood

Jackson — Mississippi has received multiple complaints of dangerous imported drywall from China being found in their homes, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood in hopes of warning more residents of the problem. “Our office has received several complaints on Chinese drywall,” said Hood. “We are investigating these complaints, and encourage other consumers who may be […] [...]

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