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  1. Hyder targets income boost from mainland

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of the London-listed design consultancy, which focuses on infrastructure, property and the environment. 'The two big drivers in China are urbanisation and the stimulus. I expect mainland revenue to move ... than 5 million people, it predicted. 'For companies, the scale of China's urbanisation promises substantial new markets and investment opportunities,' McKinsey said. According ...

  2. Chalco sees prospects for industry

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... consumption of 12.85 million tonnes, implying a surplus of about 350,000 tonnes. But Mr Xiong said China's industrialisation and urbanisation would remain and demand for aluminium would increase ... Carol Chan Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco), the country's largest aluminium producer, said it remains confident about the medium to long-term prospects of the mainland industry ...

  3. Urbanisation is key to economic growth, says central bank chief

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... terms, is urbanisation,' he said. 'After all, we have a lot of areas to urbanise, to lay the foundation for future growth in consumption.' China's savers had amassed more than ... Martin Zhou The mainland will need a massive urbanisation campaign to drive its economic growth in the short term, the central bank chief told the Global Think Tank Summit in Beijing. Zhou ...

  4. Beijing steers a steady course on economic front

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing China's leadership yesterday pledged to boost domestic consumption and promote urbanisation while maintaining pro-growth policies at the end of a conference ... to improve the economy in two key areas: urbanisation and consumption. The policymakers' statement said the government would 'try to make marked progress in restructuring China ...

  5. Think-tank urges Beijing to end frantic urbanisation

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The mainland has reached a crossroads in its urbanisation drive, and now is the time to shift the focus to the environment and people's welfare, according to a report ... opportunity to change direction, said the Blue Book of Cities in China, the annual report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The report put the mainland's urban population at 607 million, ...

  6. Time to end Mao Zedong's disastrous war on nature

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the increasing occurrences of unusual snowstorms and flooding on the mainland have been the results of La Ni?a and El Ni?o, along with rapid and reckless industrialisation and urbanisation. China, one ... a role. China Daily quoted an unnamed official from the office as saying it had induced both storms, but another official later disputed the report, insisting the second storm was 'completely ...

  7. High hopes, but will there be change?

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... accept the limits, but it is definitely not now or in 10 years. I think it will probably happen in 20 years when China's urbanisation is basically complete and most people lead decent lives ... been marked by political and economic rifts. China has responded with a cautious welcome, calling on the US and other developed countries to 'take the lead in cutting emissions, ...

  8. Developers eagerly topping up land banks

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... yesterday that People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said urbanisation could provide potential investment opportunities, a statement seen as supporting the property market. Shares ... with the significant improvement in their financial position and the hunger for prime land in key cities, developers are accelerating the pace of land replenishment,' Citigroup said. China Vanke's ...

  9. letters

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Time to act before it's too late Global warming will have a devastating impact on our planet. City University's climate survey has revealed that Hong Kong's temperature had been fluctuating recently. Academics say global warming and the urbanisation of southern China are the main causes behind the climate changes. This has led to a negative impact on our health ...

  10. Green opportunity for developers

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak in Shandong Urban migration drives demand and investment in environmentally friendly projects A wave of urbanisation in China is driving investments in building new urban ... to pursue 'clean and green' building codes, and an example they cite is China Solar Valley, a development from Himin Solar Energy Group. The project is planned to cover a site of 3 square ...




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