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  1. China's move to cool economy

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Cameron Dueck A senior business reporter at South China Morning Post says higher interest rates can help slow runaway growth The economy is overheating. Stock markets in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong fell late last week because investors were worried over China's strong economic growth. But shouldn't share prices be rising if the economy is booming? Sometimes ...

  2. Extending services to boost China economy

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Caitlin Wong

    ... Caitlin Wong ONE OF Polytechnic University's missions is to contribute to the closely related economies of Hong Kong and the mainland. The university sees a huge need for quality training to help upgrade the China workforce, and sees this as crucial to the country's long-term development. PolyU is engaged in various initiatives in the mainland targeted at the practical ...

  3. A free media and China's economy

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... the need for information with the desire to maintain governmental control of it. These days, that problem seems increasingly dramatic in mainland China- with its system of surveillance that overhangs everything like an oppressive rainforest. In recent university and media appearances, I have been struck by how worried many people are about mainland China. Goodwill and high hopes ...

  4. Power shortages felt across country as economy surges

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Power shortages are no longer just being felt in the southern mainland, but are affecting regions throughout the country, according to a China Electricity Council report. ... The other affected areas were Tianjin, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hainan and Tibet. The report said China's power consumption reached 1.5 trillion kWh in the first six ...

  5. Wu sees economy slowing as measures begin to bite

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Central bank official justifies policy to prevent overheating People's Bank of China vice-governor Wu Xiaoling said the mainland economy would slow down ... for the economy, but said the government needed to take measures to prevent it from overheating. 'The overall outlook of the economy is good. But what's worrying us most is whether this growth ...

  6. Guangdong's economy grows 14pc in first half

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was 0.1 percentage point lower than the same time last year, but still 5.3 percentage points higher than expectations for the whole year, adding pressure on an overheating economy. Agriculture contributed 60.05 billion yuan, industry and construction 723.74 billion yuan and the services sector 570.64 billion, according to the report. Shanghai said this week its economy grew 13 per cent year ...

  7. Digging deeper reveals real mainland economy

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland China's economy has just shrunk by 40 per cent. According to new figures from the World Bank, the mainland's gross domestic product for 2005 was worth just ... with an economy the size of Taiwan. But this latest reassessment is especially ludicrous, because the new figure is scarcely closer to the actual value of China's 2005 economic output than the old ...

  8. Wen will be judged by results on economy

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... both within and outside the party. While he has shown compassion for the poor, he has been faulted for failing to rein in an overheated economy and having allowed the property and stock markets to run wild. Mr Wen probably felt the need not only to respond to critics, but to state again that the measures already in place would continue. He is correct to say that the mainland economy has ...

  9. Bill hailed as another step towards market economy

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the nation's drive towards a market economy. Leading economist Li Yining, also a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said the proposed law, widely expected to be passed next week, could help complete China's market economy. 'This law in no way conflicts with the constitution. It will only help speed up the establishment of our market ...

  10. Hu touts strong economy to lure Taiwan tycoons

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strength, and called for closer economic co-operation to rein in the island's secessionist activities. He boasted about the vigorous growth of the mainland economy, and told 300 Taiwanese ... 'China is experiencing robust economic development,' Mr Hu told the delegation at the Great Hall of the People. 'This has created much more room, a much stronger push and a more ...




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