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  1. More mainlanders live in urban areas for first time

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in November last year, the report, Blue Book on Social Development: China's Social Situation, Analysis and Forecast for 2012, concludes that the urban population will exceed half the total ... people lived, worked and saw the world. 'Urbanisation is a third growth engine along with industrialisation and market-oriented reform because rising land values will become an important ...

  2. Urbanising Guangdong most populous region

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Guangdong has replaced the central province of Henan as the mainland's most populous region as a result of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in the past decade. The National Bureau of Statistics released more details of last year's national census yesterday, including a breakdown of regional demographic data. Shandong retained second place ...

  3. Corporate loans help China Minsheng to a 45pc rise in net profit

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan China Minsheng Banking Corp booked a 45.25 per cent jump in net profit to 1.76 billion yuan (HK$2.09 billion) for last year from 2009, helped by robust growth in corporate loans. ... to private enterprises and small and micro enterprises. He said he expected demand for loans would continue to be strong amid rapid urbanisation and the central government's ongoing push ...

  4. China Overseas plans real estate finance fund

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito China Overseas Land and Investment, controlled by the Ministry of Construction, plans to launch its second real estate fund in the first half of this year to improve channels of financing as Beijing tightens bank liquidity. Chairman Kong Qingping said the size of the fund may range from US$30 million to US$50 million. The fund would buy projects from China Overseas which ...

  5. More money for science, technology in farms plan

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rapid urbanisation, state media reported. The government's focus for agricultural work next year would be on improving scientific and technological inputs to ensure supply and stable ... focusing on development of the seed industry. By 2015, agricultural machinery should be used in the production of more than 60 per cent of China's major crops, while more than 55 per cent ...

  6. China Lifestyle shrugs off rival share offers

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com China Lifestyle Food and Beverages is upbeat about prospects for its initial public offering despite having to compete for funds with at least eight other ... Of the 282 million shares on offer, only 10 per cent will be sold in Hong Kong and the rest are offered globally. It is understood that half of the overseas allotment has been covered. China ...

  7. Sporting spat a telling tale of modern China

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... farmers in the town since its urbanisation drive in 2004. The controversial decision has attracted waves of online criticism calling Shenzhen too posh for farmers. This came after local media ... Games] for example- you can't participate if you are not a university student,' he said. Tang Hao, an associate professor of political science at South China Normal University, ...

  8. Australian giant on China growth path

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... helped by rapid investments in China, Hong Kong and Japan. 'We've got 50 per cent of revenues coming from offshore. That is 50 per cent from Australia and 50 per cent from the rest of the world,' Greg Goodman, chief executive of the Australian-based group, said. 'That will increase to 60 per cent very quickly. Of that, Asia will make up 30 per cent. We see China as a strong ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on August 12. Social scientists grapple with urban problems The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences will hold a forum on the problems faced by rapid urbanisation and the difficulties facing urban people in maintaining their livelihoods. Rapid urbanisation has given rise to many problems on the mainland, ranging from housing, transport, pollution and social welfare, especially for migrant ...

  10. Steady gains for pipe producer

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong-listed China Liansu Group Holdings, a mainland-based plastic pipes and fittings manufacturer, announced a steady interim financial result for the six months ended June 30. ... Wong Luenhei says China Liansu will benefit with the housing policies of the central government. 'In order to maintain the steady development of [the] domestic economy, the government ...




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