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China filed World Trade Organization cases on Friday challenging US countervailing measures against Chinese exports worth nearly $7.3 billion, widening a conflict between the world's two largest economies.

The cases, covering US anti-subsidy tariffs on 22 Chinese goods including steel, paper and solar cells, come as a weakening global economy is fueling trade frictions, experts said.

AMES Cameron's 3-D team, behind the worldwide success of 2009 sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar," is being tapped to assist in shooting "The Art of War," a film about ancient Chinese strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu.

The planned collaboration was revealed yesterday by organizers of the 2nd Beijing International Film Festival. An agreement is expected to be signed when Cameron attends the festival,
MORE than 450 domestic and overseas exhibitors and over 500 yachts are taking part in the 17th China (Shanghai) International Boat Show as companies are banking on Chinese consumers spending more on leisure activities.

"China's yacht industry is expected to grow an average of 30 percent in the next few years and will have an annual value of more than 200 billion yuan (US$320 million)," said Ya
The pudgy penguin, the well-known icon of China's biggest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd, might join "hands" with Donald Duck in a bid to tap into China's animation industry, media reports say.

Tencent is negotiating with the Walt Disney Co on a cooperation deal to explore the nation's blooming animation market, the China Business News reported on Thursday, citing an anonymous source fr
PPTV was ordered to pay 25,000 yuan (US,967) for infringing the copyright of the popular Japanese science fiction TV series "Ultraman Diga" on its online video-sharing platform, the Pudong New Area People's Court said yesterday.
CHINESE consumers are helping to boost the Swiss watch industry, with exports worth 19.3 billion Swiss francs (US.1 billion) last year, an industry report shows.Hong Kong, the No. 1 market for Swiss watches, contributed 410 million Swiss francs to its global sales, followed by the United States with 190 million Swiss francs and the Chinese mainland with 160 million Swiss francs, the Federation of
Shanghai's development from a manufacturing base into a services center is a natural move for the cosmopolitan city, which has always harbored ambitions to rival New York and London as a global financial hub.
THE eurozone debt crisis is escalating and dragging down the world economy, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, as it sharply cut its outlook for global growth and called for policies to restore confidence.

The IMF chopped its 2012 forecast for global growth to 3.3 percent from 4 percent just three months ago, saying the outlook had deteriorated in most regions. It projected world




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