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SF Projects Get China Loan, With String Attached

One of America’s largest property developers has secured $1.7 billion of financing from a Chinese bank to build two San Francisco housing projects, but on the condition that a Chinese state-owned construction company have...

Ad Hurts Hoekstra; Actress Apologises

The Chinese-American actress who appeared in a controversial Super Bowl ad for Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra has apologised on Facebook for her participation, according to Politico: “I am deeply sorry for any pain that...

Video: Tibet’s Moment

A Dispatches report from Alison Satake for PBS Frontline/World: It’s the night before the highly anticipated Olympic torch relay in San Francisco, and I am watching a training session for protestors led by Students for a...

Torchbearer Signals Solidarity With Tibet

Majora Carter, 41, the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and GreenforAll.org, was selected as an Olympic torch bearer by one of the relay’s international sponsors, the Coca-Cola Corporation. From the New York Sun: A New...

S.F. Torch Relay Protest

Three demonstrators with Students for a Free Tibet were arrested in San Francisco today after they climbed the Golden Gate Bridge and hung a protest banner that read, “”One World, One Dream, Free Tibet 08”....

Greece Hands China Olympic Torch (Updated)

Update 2 (March 30, 11:52pm, Pacific Time): After arriving encased in glass at the Beijing airport (see below), the Olympic flame was transported to Tian’anmen Square for an official torch lighting ceremony, attended by a...

Chinese Art Rocks San Francisco

One Chinese artist has paved the way into San Francisco’s contemporary art mainstream. Beijing artist, Zhan Wang’s rock sculptures currently can be seen at the Asian Art Museum and the Haines Gallery. At the Haines...

Terence Chea: Chinese immigrant workers protest loss of jobs to China

From AP, via the San Jose Mercury News: Chinese immigrant workers marched through the streets of downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, shouting slogans and waving signs to protest the loss of garment jobs they say are being outsourced to China. Former employees of San Francisco-based apparel maker Nova Knits Inc. claim they were laid off […]

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