Archive for March, 2012

Next Chinese Holidays

Posted in Holidays
Holiday Schedule of 2012
The Passport and Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy
will be closed on th
ollowing dates in 2012:

Monday-Tuesday, April 30-May 1 International Labor Day
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Monday, October 1 China’s National Day
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Monday, November 12 Veterans Day
Thursday-Friday, November 22-23 Thanksgiving Day
Monday-Tuesday, December 24-25 Christmas Day

Tahoma, Washington Document Legalization for China

Posted in Certificate of Good Standing Apostille and Authenticate for China, China, China Authentication, china authentication of documents, Tahoma, Washington State

Apostille or Authentication
China is not a member to the apostille countries; therefore it must go through a lengthy process of authentication. Hong Kong and Macau are apostille countries.

Documents Legalize for China
Documents such as power of attorney, notarized documents, birth certificate, vital record, business documents, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Statement of Information and personal documents get legalize for China.

Tahoma, Washington
The state of Washington does not have an office to legalize documents for China. If you need your documents legalize in a rush for use in China, you can go here.

President tells Seoul summit that China…

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The US and China have agreed to co-ordinate their response if North Korea goes through with a planned rocket launch next month, a day afterBarack Obama urged Beijing to use its influence to rein in its unpredictable ally.

Speaking at the start of a two-day summit on nuclear security in the South Korean capital, Seoul, the US president said China and the US had a shared interest in preventing nuclear proliferation.

“We both have an interest in making sure that international norms surrounding non-proliferation, preventing destabilising nuclear weapons, is very important,” he said.

Obama and the Chinese president, Hu Jintao, did not elaborate on how they would respond to a North Korean missile launch, which is expected to take place between 12 and 16 April to coincide with the centenary of the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung.

“The two leaders agreed to co-ordinate closely in responding to this potential provocation, and if necessary consider what steps need to be taken following a potential launch,” a senior White House aide told Reuters.

But the early show of unity is a step forward after the US leader chided China, North Korea’s biggest benefactor, on Sunday for failing to exert more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

During bilateral talks on Monday, Hu told Obama that the North Korean issue remained “very sensitive”, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency. “We do not hope to see a reversal of the hard-won momentum of relaxation of tension on the [Korean] peninsula,” Hu was quoted as saying.

But Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, said North Korea had previously ignored Chinese concerns about its nuclear and missile programmes.

“China has expressed those concerns before and North Korea has continued on with its behaviour,” he said. “China needs to look at whether it needs to be doing more above and beyond the types of messages and warnings it’s been giving to the North Koreans.”

South Korea and Japan have said they will shoot down the missile if it passes over their territory. “We are preparing measures to track the missile’s trajectory and shoot it down if, by chance, it deviates from the planned route and falls into our territory,” a South Korean defence ministry spokesman said.

The North insists that the rocket, whose main component has reportedly been moved to a launch site in the country’s north-west, is designed to carry an observation satellite into orbit.

The US, South Korea and Japan, however, say the launch would violate a UN ban on missile activity as the same technology could be used to develop long-range missiles, including those capable of striking the US mainland, possibly within five years.

The show of unity by the US and China, however ambiguous, will not be welcomed in Pyongyang, according to North Korea experts.

Shin Jong Dae, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul, says North Korean provocations are partly motivated by a desire to divide the US and China over their response.

“North Korea doesn’t want to see an improvement in Sino-US relations, so to rupture relations between China and US, it opts for military adventurism, just as it did with the sinking of the Cheonan, bombing Yeonpyeong island and conducting missile tests,” he said.

Shin added that China’s main concern was avoiding political instability in the North. “The best-case scenario for China is a stable North Korea without nuclear weapons. The worst-case scenario is an unstable North Korea. But if China can’t achieve that ideal, then it will at least try to avoid the worst possible alternative. That means it will tolerate a North Korea with nuclear weapons, as long as it remains stable.”

The planned launch has put on hold a deal reached last month that would have required North Korea to suspend long-range missile tests and its uranium enrichment programme in return for 240,000 tonnes of US food aid.

In a speech to students at Hankuk University in Seoul, Obama warned North Korea’s new leadership under Kim Jong-un not to invite “more isolation” by developing nuclear weapons.

“By now it should be clear,” he said. “Your provocations and pursuit of nuclear weapons have not achieved the security you seek, they have undermined it. Instead of the dignity you desire, you are more isolated.”

His comments may also have been directed at Republicans who are seeking to exploit what they see as Obama’s failure of diplomacy on North Korea in an election year.

“The United States doesn’t want to do anything that will result in North Korea conducting nuclear tests or missile launches or anything that would be detrimental to the Obama administration,” said Kim Hyun Wook, a professor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security in Seoul.

“If that happens, there could be criticism from Republicans of Obama that his diplomatic efforts with North Korea have failed. Obama doesn’t want that; it would make his re-election more difficult.”

Article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/26/us-china-north-korea-rocket

Streets in Manhattan

Posted in China, China Apostille, China Authentication, New York

List of streets in Manhattan

1

  • 10th Street (Manhattan)
  • 110th Street (Manhattan)
  • 112th Street (Manhattan)
  • 116th Street (Manhattan)
  • 120th Street (Manhattan)
  • 122nd Street (Manhattan)
  • 125th Street (Manhattan)
  • 132nd Street (Manhattan)
  • 13th Avenue (Manhattan)
  • 145th Street (Manhattan)
  • 14th Street (Manhattan)
  • 155th Street (Manhattan)
  • 17th Street (Manhattan)
  • 181st Street (Manhattan)
  • 187th Street (Manhattan)

2

  • 23rd Street (Manhattan)
  • 27th Street

3

  • 34th Street (Manhattan)

4

  • 42nd Street (Manhattan)
  • 47th Street (Manhattan)
  • 4th Street (Manhattan)

5

  • 50th Street (Manhattan)
  • 51st Street (Manhattan)
  • 52nd Street (Manhattan)
  • 53rd Street (Manhattan)
  • 54th Street (Manhattan)
  • 55th Street (Manhattan)
  • 57th Street (Manhattan)
  • 59th Street (Manhattan)

6

  • 66th Street (Manhattan)

7

  • 72nd Street (Manhattan)
  • 79th Street (Manhattan)

8

  • 85th Street (Manhattan)
  • 86th Street (Manhattan)
  • 89th Street (Manhattan)
  • 8th Street (Manhattan)

9

  • 93rd Street (Manhattan)
  • 95th Street (Manhattan)
  • 96th Street (Manhattan)

A

  • Ann Street (Manhattan)
  • Astor Place (Manhattan)
  • Astor Row
  • Audubon Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Avenue A (Manhattan)
  • Avenue B (Manhattan)
  • Avenue C (Manhattan)
  • Avenue D

B

  • Bank Street (Manhattan)
  • Beach Street (Manhattan)
  • Bleecker Street
  • Bogardus Place (Manhattan)

B cont.

  • Bridge Street (Manhattan)
  • Broadway (New York City)
  • Broome Street (Manhattan)

C

  • Cabrini Boulevard (Manhattan)
  • Canal Street (Manhattan)
  • Catherine Street and Catherine Slip
  • Central Park North
  • Central Park South
  • Centre Market Place (Manhattan)
  • Centre Street (Manhattan)
  • Chambers Street (Manhattan)
  • Chatham Square, Manhattan
  • Cherry Street (Manhattan)
  • Chrystie Street
  • Church Street (Manhattan)
  • Claremont Avenue
  • Coenties Alley (Manhattan)
  • Coenties Slip (Manhattan)
  • Columbus Circle
  • Commissioners’ Plan of 1811

D

  • Delancey Street
  • Designers Way (East 58th Street)
  • Duke Ellington Circle
  • Dyckman Street
  • Dyer Avenue (Manhattan)

E

  • East Broadway (Manhattan)
  • East End Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Eleventh Avenue (Manhattan)

F

  • Fifth Avenue
  • First Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Forsyth Street (Manhattan)
  • Fort Washington Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Franklin Square (Manhattan)
  • Frederick Douglass Circle
  • Front Street (Manhattan)
  • Fulton Street (Manhattan)

G

  • Gay Street (Manhattan)
  • George Abbott Way
  • Grand Street (Manhattan)
  • Great Jones Street
  • Greenwich Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Greenwich Street

H

  • Henry Street (Manhattan)
  • Hester Street (Manhattan)
  • Houston Street (Manhattan)
  • Hudson Street (Manhattan)

J

  • Jones Street (Manhattan)

L

  • Lafayette Street (Manhattan)
  • Lenox Avenue
  • Leonard Street (Manhattan)
  • Lexington Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Liberty Street (Manhattan)
  • Longacre Square

M

  • MacDougal Street
  • Madison Avenue
  • Maiden Lane (Manhattan)
  • Manhattan address algorithm
  • Manhattan Avenue
  • Mid-Manhattan Expressway
  • Morningside Drive (Manhattan)
  • Mott Street (Manhattan)
  • Mulberry Street (Manhattan)

N

  • Nassau Street (Manhattan)
  • Ninth Avenue (Manhattan)
  • North Moore Street

O

  • Orchard Street (Manhattan)

P

  • Park Avenue
  • Park Row (Manhattan)
  • Patchin Place
  • Pearl Street (Manhattan)
  • Pleasant Avenue

R

  • Riverside Drive (Manhattan)
  • Rivington Street (Manhattan)
  • Roosevelt Street (Manhattan)

S

  • Saint Nicholas Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Second Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Shubert Alley
  • Sixth Avenue (Manhattan)
  • South Street (Manhattan)
  • St. Mark’s Place (Manhattan)
  • Stone Street (Manhattan)
  • Strivers’ Row
  • Stuyvesant Street (Manhattan)
  • Sutton Place, Manhattan

T

  • Tenth Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Third Avenue
  • Trinity Place

U

  • University Place (Manhattan)

V

  • Vanderbilt Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Varick Street
  • Vesey Street (Manhattan)

W

  • Wall Street
  • Washington Mews
  • Washington Square North
  • Washington Street (Manhattan)
  • Waverly Place
  • Weehawken Street (Manhattan)
  • West Broadway (Manhattan)
  • West Side Elevated Highway
  • West Side Highway
  • Whitehall Street
  • William Street (Manhattan)
  • Worth Street (Manhattan)

Y

  • York Avenue

Cities and Areas in Washington

Posted in Authentication Articles of Incorporation, Seattle, Washington

 

A

  • Aberdeen, Washington
  • Airway Heights, Washington
  • Anacortes, Washington
  • Arlington, Washington
  • Asotin, Washington

B

  • Basin City, Washington
  • Battle Ground, Washington
  • Bellingham, Washington
  • Benton City, Washington
  • Bingen, Washington
  • Blaine, Washington
  • Bonney Lake, Washington
  • Bremerton, Washington
  • Brewster, Washington
  • Bridgeport, Washington
  • Brier, Washington
  • Buckley, Washington
  • Burlington, Washington

C

  • Camas, Washington
  • Cashmere, Washington
  • Castle Rock, Washington
  • Centralia, Washington
  • Chehalis, Washington
  • Chelan, Washington
  • Cheney, Washington
  • Chewelah, Washington
  • Clarkston, Washington
  • Cle Elum, Washington
  • Colfax, Washington
  • College Place, Washington
  • Colville, Washington
  • Connell, Washington
  • Cosmopolis, Washington

D

  • Davenport, Washington
  • Dayton, Washington
  • Deer Park, Washington
  • DuPont, Washington

E

  • East Wenatchee, Washington
  • Edgewood, Washington
  • Edmonds, Washington
  • Ellensburg, Washington
  • Elma, Washington
  • Entiat, Washington
  • Enumclaw, Washington
  • Ephrata, Washington
  • Everett, Washington
  • Everson, Washington

F

  • Ferndale, Washington
  • Fife, Washington
  • Fircrest, Washington
  • Forks, Washington

G

  • George, Washington
  • Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Gold Bar, Washington
  • Goldendale, Washington
  • Grand Coulee, Washington
  • Grandview, Washington

G cont.

  • Granger, Washington
  • Granite Falls, Washington

H

  • Harrington, Washington
  • Hoquiam, Washington

I

  • Ilwaco, Washington

K

  • Kahlotus, Washington
  • Kalama, Washington
  • Kelso, Washington
  • Kennewick, Washington
  • Kettle Falls, Washington
  • Kittitas, Washington

L

  • La Center, Washington
  • Lacey, Washington
  • Lake Stevens, Washington
  • Lakewood, Washington
  • Langley, Washington
  • Leavenworth, Washington
  • Liberty Lake, Washington
  • Long Beach, Washington
  • Longview, Washington
  • Lynden, Washington
  • Lynnwood, Washington

M

  • Mabton, Washington
  • Marysville, Washington
  • McCleary, Washington
  • Medical Lake, Washington
  • Mesa, Washington
  • Mill Creek, Washington
  • Monroe, Washington
  • Montesano, Washington
  • Morton, Washington
  • Moses Lake, Washington
  • Mossyrock, Washington
  • Mount Vernon, Washington
  • Mountlake Terrace, Washington
  • Moxee, Washington
  • Mukilteo, Washington

N

  • Napavine, Washington
  • Newport, Washington
  • Nooksack, Washington
  • North Bonneville, Washington

O

  • Oak Harbor, Washington
  • Oakville, Washington
  • Ocean Shores, Washington
  • Okanogan, Washington
  • Olympia, Washington
  • Omak, Washington
  • Oroville, Washington
  • Orting, Washington
  • Othello, Washington

P

  • Palouse, Washington
  • Pasco, Washington
  • Pateros, Washington
  • Pomeroy, Washington
  • Port Angeles, Washington
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Port Townsend, Washington
  • Poulsbo, Washington
  • Prosser, Washington

P cont.

  • Pullman, Washington
  • Puyallup, Washington

Q

  • Quincy, Washington

R

  • Raymond, Washington
  • Redmond, Washington
  • Republic, Washington
  • Richland, Washington
  • Ridgefield, Washington
  • Ritzville, Washington
  • Rock Island, Washington
  • Roslyn, Washington
  • Roy, Washington
  • Royal City, Washington

S

  • Seattle
  • Sedro-Woolley, Washington
  • Selah, Washington
  • Sequim, Washington
  • Shelton, Washington
  • Snohomish, Washington
  • Soap Lake, Washington
  • South Bend, Washington
  • Spokane Valley, Washington
  • Spokane, Washington
  • Sprague, Washington
  • Stanwood, Washington
  • Stevenson, Washington
  • Sultan, Washington
  • Sumas, Washington
  • Sumner, Washington
  • Sunnyside, Washington

T

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Tekoa, Washington
  • Tenino, Washington
  • Toledo, Washington
  • Tonasket, Washington
  • Toppenish, Washington
  • Tumwater, Washington

U

  • Union Gap, Washington
  • University Place, Washington

V

  • Vader, Washington
  • Vancouver, Washington

W

  • Waitsburg, Washington
  • Walla Walla, Washington
  • Wapato, Washington
  • Warden, Washington
  • Washougal, Washington
  • Wenatchee, Washington
  • West Richland, Washington
  • Westport, Washington
  • White Salmon, Washington
  • Whitstran, Washington
  • Winlock, Washington
  • Woodland, Washington
  • Woodway, Washington

Y

  • Yakima, Washington
  • Yelm, Washington

Z

  • Zillah, Washington

China worries weigh on shares

Posted in China Apostille, China Authentication

Australian shares fell today as cautious investors were looking for stronger evidence of global growth, with weak metal prices and China growth concerns weighing on mining stocks.

The S&P/ASX200 index shed 10.1 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4263, while the broader All Ords fell 9.9 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4354.2.

Miners led the market’s fall, with the materials sub-index dropping 0.8 per cent. Energy stocks fell 0.6 per cent, while financials edged up 0.1 per cent.

Investor sentiment has been improving over the past couple of months as major central banks around the world showed their determination to flood the financial system with ample funds to avoid a crisis triggered by a credit crunch, allowing money to flow broadly into assets.

While recent US data pointing to a recovery has prompted investors to shift their focus towards economic fundamentals and away from long-running troubles in the euro zone, they remain watchful of developments in the debt crisis and a slowdown in China, Australia’s top trade partner.

China aims to grow its economy by about 7.5 per cent in 2012 and sees inflation running at around 4 per cent for the year, Premier Wen Jiabao said today. That is below assumptions for 8 per cent growth in China by miners such as Rio Tinto.

“China just tweaked back its growth expectation. That just serves as a reminder that reliance on exports for growth in the short-term will be difficult,” Ric Spooner, strategist at CMC Markets, said.

Traders said investors would observe the tone of comments by the Reserve Bank tomorrow after it releases its monthly rate decision, and wait to see how debt problems in Europe unfold.

The central bank is widely expected to keep interest rates at 4.25 per cent. Last month, the bank indicated that inflation was subdued enough to allow an easing but only if the economy slowed materially.

Shares in surfwear retailer Billabong fell 2.7 per cent to $2.92. The shares have been under pressure since the company rejected a takeover approach at $3.30 a share by buyout firm TPG late last month.

Shares in Gloucester Coal rose 3.2 per cent. Media reports indicated the firm’s independent board of directors were set to approve a merger with Yancoal, a unit of Yanzhou Coal.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/china-worries-weigh-on-shares-20120305-1ubl8.html#ixzz1oDpjPXik

China’s Premier Wen opens National People’s Congress

Posted in Certificate of Good Standing Apostille and Authenticate for China, China, China Apostille, China Authentication

China’s leaders do not like to spring big surprises and Wen Jiabao’s speech was in line with that principle. His work report contained many expected details and pledges.

As usual, there was a raft of economic figures – China will aim for economic growth of 7.5% this year, slightly lower than in previous years.

This reflects the fact that the world economy is struggling, and that China needs to change the way it does business.

But there were a few items in the speech that could raise eyebrows. Mr Wen said the main task of the country’s growing military is “to win local wars” – words that will be keenly studied in the capitals of China’s neighbours.

The premier also spoke of Chinese farmers having “property rights” and “land ownership” – odd words for a man who knows all land in China, at the moment, is effectively owned by the government.

He said economic and political reforms should be pursued with “greater resolve and courage”.

The premier is on the verge of retirement. Perhaps this report contained a hint of Wen Jiabao’s true thoughts.

In an address seen as China’s “state of the nation” speech, Mr Wen said China had set a 7.5% economic growth target this year – lower than the 8% target of the last eight years.

He said the move aimed to allow changes to the pattern of economic development, making it “more sustainable and efficient”.

China also set its inflation target at 4% and pledged to create nine million new jobs in towns and cities.

Mr Wen spoke of boosting domestic consumption, increasing spending on social services and raising incomes of middle and low-income groups, as well as expanding consumer credit.

“We aim to promote steady and robust economic development, keep prices stable, and guard against financial risks by keeping the total money and credit supply at an appropriate level, and taking a cautious and flexible approach,” he said.

The premier addressed the issue of land rights – a topic that has become more prominent in recent months following high-profile protests against land seizures for development in the Guangdong village of Wukan.

“Farmers’ rights to the land they contract to work on, to the land on which their houses sit and to proceeds from collective undertakings are property rights conferred by law, and these rights must not be violated by anyone,” he said.

Security issues were also high on the agenda. Parliament convened a day after China announced a 11.2% increase in its defence spending – pushing it above $100bn (£65bn) for the first time.

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Countdown to transition

  • October 2012: The 17th Central Committee (2007-2012) convenes to select China’s 18th Central Committee (2013-2018), including party secretary, Politburo and Standing Committee
  • March 2013: Selection of new government, including president, premier and State Council at the NPC
  • Timing unclear: Hu Jintao to step down aschairman of Central Military Commission
  • Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang seen as frontrunnersto replace President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao

“We will enhance the armed forces’ capacity to accomplish a wide range of military tasks, the most important of which is to win local wars under information-age conditions,” Mr Wen said.

In recent months tensions between China and its neighbours over territorial disputes in the South China Sea have been growing.

An increase of 11.5% in public security spending was also announced, bringing the annual total to $111bn.

This comes amid tension in ethnic Tibetan parts of China and days after an attack in Xinjiang – home to minority Muslim Uighurs – left 20 people dead.

During the meeting, which ends on 14 March, parliament is expected to approve changes to the criminal procedure law which officials say will give suspects more rights – but which activists fear could legalise secret detentions.

Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17254523

List of Cities in San Diego County

Posted in San Diego

San Diego County Cities

  • Carlsbad
  • Chula Vista
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Imperial Beach
  • La Mesa
  • Lemon Grove
  • National City
  • Oceanside
  • Poway
  • San Diego
  • San Marcos
  • Santee
  • Solana Beach
  • Vista