A closed factory in a working class neighborhood (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Talks Tough On China But Romney And Bain Bought Chinese Factory

Mitt Romney and Bain Capital purchased a factory in China that took on the demand from outsourcing from other US companies. So they profited by increasing profits from companies they owned by shipping jobs overseas and they profited from other companies shipping jobs overseas by doing the work that used to be done in cities and towns across America.


Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Is China’s Largest Foreign Investor Spending So Much Money On Our Elections?

Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.


Olympic Torch

Des Plaines Mayor: Hart, Schaffner & Marx Should Make 2014 Olympic Uniforms

Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan has a suggestion for the next Olympics in 2014 –have Hart, Schaffner & Marx make those uniforms at its Des Plaines factory.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2012

Patrick Sandusky, U.S. Olympic Committee Communications Director

USOC: Flap Over China-Made Olympic Uniforms Is ‘Nonsense’

The U.S. Olympic athletes are made in America, but their uniforms are made in China. The revelation sparked controversy Thursday that brought angry reaction from the highest levels of government in the U.S.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Could A Foreign Country Buy A U.S. Election?

What is to stop a foreign country from funneling money through US businesses or political donors into Super PACs to buy US elections?


Tracy McGrady. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Video: Here’s Tracy McGrady In A Chinese Beer Commercial

There’s really no good way to set up a Tracy McGrady Chinese beer commercial.

670 The Score–05/22/2012

CTA train (CBS file)

Report: New ‘L’ Cars Were Pulled Because Of Defective Parts From China

New CTA ‘L’ cars that have been shelved since December will not be back on-line until June, as important repairs must be made first.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Cover of "Gold Boy, Emerald Girl" by Chinese author Yiyun Li. (Photo Courtesy Chicago Public Library)

Chinese Author’s Short Story Collection The Next ‘One Book, One Chicago’

Library officials have selected “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl,” a collection of short stories by Chinese author Yiyun Li for this spring’s “One Book, One Chicago” citywide book club.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Korean-American Protest

Chicago’s Korean Community Protests Defectors’ Repatriation From China

Members of Chicago’s Korean community protested Thursday morning, after the Chinese government decided to repatriate about 30 defectors from North Korea.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen watch a game between the Bulls and Bobcats last February. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Jordan Sues Chinese Company For Improper Use Of His Name

Michael Jordan has filed a lawsuit in China against a Chinese sportswear company, accusing them of unauthorised use of his name.

670 The Score–02/23/2012

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Gas Prices Rising As New Year Starts

It’s been no holiday for drivers trying to fill up at the pump. Gas prices continue to rise. As of Monday, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Chicago was $3.51, up 9 cents from a week ago.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2012

Seized Toys

Customs Agents Seize Toys Full Of Lead, Other Dangerous Chemicals

Some toys imported from China won’t make it under Chicago area Christmas trees, after Customs and Border Patrol officers found they were full of lead and other toxic chemicals.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Peerless Industries in Aurora has moved their die casting work from China back to Aurora. (Credit: CBS)

Some Jobs From China Moving Back To The U.S.

Over the last decade, the American manufacturing industry has lost 6 million jobs, many of them to China. But the tide could be turning; some of those jobs are coming back.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn meets with reporters. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Gov. Quinn Off To China Friday To Bolster Business Relations

Gov. Pat Quinn is leaving for China on Friday, in hopes of bolstering the state’s economic relationship with the country.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

A rising number of Chinese students are attending graduate schools in the U.S., such as these students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Rising Number Of Chinese Students Attending U.S. Grad Schools

One of China’s most important exports isn’t steel, clothing, or electronics – it’s students. Chinese students are flooding United States graduate schools.

CBS 2–08/24/2011

Customs agents found the tiny Khapra beetle in rice from India. It is one of the world’s most tenacious and destructive stored-product pests.

Feared Insect Stopped At Customs At O’Hare

Federal customs agents working at O’Hare recently stopped the importation of an insect classified as one of the top 100 most feared pests in the world.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Fake IDs seized from China. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Fake IDs Made In China Seized; Underage Kids Cited

The Cook County Sheriff’s office has seized dozens of fake IDs made in China destined for young people on the north side of Chicago and in the northern suburbs.

CBS 2–07/22/2011

Mayor Daley shows a scrapbook from his recent trip to China. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Daley’s Retirement Will Have Chinese Flavor

Mayor Richard Daley’s long-standing relationship with China won’t end when he steps down in May, now that he’s been named to a presidential commission that seeks to bolster U.S. ties with the emerging superpower.


Mayor Richard M. Daley meets with Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming in Beijing to explain Chicago's new "Chicago: The Heart of America" campaign aimed at promoting stronger cultural and business ties between Chicago and China. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Daley Focusing On High-Speed Rail During China Visit

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Wednesday that finding investors for a high-speed train from the Loop to O’Hare International Airport is a top priority of his two-week trade mission to China, now underway.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

Mayor Daley At Wheaton College

Daley Set To Leave For China

Mayor Richard M. Daley leaves for China tomorrow, for a two-week trip with civic and business leaders to drum up more investment in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–03/17/2011