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  1. Affordable housing a daunting challenge

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Urban affluence is, on the surface, testament to China's economic progress. But it also masks a growing gap between rich and poor which could tarnish it. President Hu Jintao has ... the background of urbanisation. Counting migrants and new entrants to the workforce, more than 20 million people a year need new, affordable, housing, on top of those already shut out of the market. ...

  2. Emissions at least on par with US: official

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of the US average. 'As China is in the process of industrialisation and urbanisation, it is fairly natural that the country's greenhouse gas emissions grow very fast,' he said. He ... to developing countries. It was the first time the central government had publicly acknowledged that China may have passed the US to become the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter. 'Based ...

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    Philippines hoping China ties will improve

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 03:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday he hoped “ultra-nationalist” sentiment in China would ease after a leadership change next month and thereby help to resolve a maritime row. Tensions over competing claims to parts of the South China Sea escalated in April this year when ships from the two countries became locked in a standoff ...

  4. 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 ...

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    China and Japan must dial down the tension over the Diaoyus

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... which is why they have stirred nationalist fervour in China and Japan and sent a shiver through fraught diplomatic relations. Tensions have been escalated by the Japanese government's ... its security treaty with Tokyo. Confrontation and war are never difficult words for avid nationalists to chant. On both sides of the East China Sea, they are egging on their governments ...

  6. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... interests in the face of China’s growing influence and calm rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Clinton landed in Tahiti late on Thursday for a brief refuelling stop ... her at the centre of maritime disputes between China and its smaller neighbours. Clinton will visit Beijing at the midpoint of the 11-day tour that begins in the remote Cook Islands, where she ...

  7. Rail plan may boost China's regional swayHigh-speed railway plan may fast-track China's regional sway

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih China has put its ties with other Asian nations on a fast track as it competes with the United States for influence in the region. In recent weeks, US President Barack Obama visited Indonesia while US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Cambodia. Around the time of these US visits, China's National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo visited ...

  8. China on track in Mid-East but US losing its way, envoy says

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing's top envoy to the Middle East says he is confident China will be able to maintain friendly relations with all countries in the troubled region, whereas US policies ... changes were made to US Middle East policy after President Barack Obama came to power. Meanwhile, time had proved China's Middle East policy was well-received and effective. ...

  9. China no stranger to US hypocrisy, analysts say

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... first,' said Jin Canrong, associate dean of Renmin University's School of International Relations. 'It is no surprise to China that [the US] adopts double standards when it comes to its ... that happen in China also exist in the United States,' Shi said. 'Sometimes, the US needs to be aware of double standards... I hope they could be fairer [in future].' Analysts said ...

  10. US watching China shipping lines' fairness

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Maritime regulators in the United States are monitoring Chinese container shipping lines, including Cosco Container Lines and China Shipping Container Lines, and the Shanghai ... there was a 'nice, frank, full chat'. This, he said, followed concerns by US importers and exporters that the exchange, as a quasi-government body linked to China's transport ministry, ...




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