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  1. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to live and work in urban areas. 'That would be a challenge to any government on Earth,' said Wei Jinsheng, an urbanisation analyst at the China Population and Development Research ... Stephen Chen Population study calls for end to urbanisation in environmentally important regions Urbanisation will be halted in Tibet, Guizhou, Ningxia and Qinghai, where population ...

  2. Redrawing the map of China

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau A move to redraw China's administrative boundaries is gathering momentum. Since a proposal went public late last year, there has been widespread discussion in the mainland ... billion, China has a remarkably small number of administrative units. It currently has 34 provincial level units- 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four directly administered municipalities ...

  3. PLA training helps builder read political landscape

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... 'As urbanisation gathers pace in China, more and more new towns will be built to meet the housing needs of a growing urban population.' According to an official report released in late ... the chairman of China New Town Development founded the company, which focuses on developing new towns in the suburbs of mainland cities. 'I have learnt a lot during my service in the PLA, ...

  4. Threat to mainland business unlikely to hit spending

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... outdated given the quickly deteriorating global economies. 'China survived the financial crisis in 2008, and different economic recessions over the past 30 years. I think it will survive ... not only because they had more opportunity but also because work hours were getting longer and they could not go home for dinner. Wong said urbanisation and increased spending ability offered great ...

  5. Chengdu eyes Wall St tag with exchange plan

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Chengdu hopes to become the 'Wall Street' of western China under ambitious plans to set up the mainland's third stock exchange and become a one-stop financial services centre for the region. As a first step, the Sichuan provincial capital has applied with the China Banking Regulatory Commission to establish a village and township bank, a loan ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China isn't seeking to limit freedom of navigation in South China Sea

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by LUO JIA

    ... Luo Jia Luo Jia questions the Philippines' own motives regarding South China Sea China isn't seeking to interfere with freedom of navigation The Philippine Department of Foreign ... to replace the "South China Sea", a name which has been used globally for centuries. The statement contained yet more errors. Referring to a recent statement by China which said ...

  7. Asean is on a building spree

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... market, the third-largest English-speaking nation in the world, leading to enhanced hiring opportunities. Vietnam is also experiencing a construction boom, thanks to sustained urbanisation ... Indonesia's potential is now so conspicuous that a United States investment bank recently said the BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China- which have been fuelling global growth in recent ...

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    Scholars divided over historical, geographical and legal claims to the disputed Diaoyus in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by CARY

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Experts from around the world debate the complex historical, geographical and legal claims to the archipelago in the East China Sea Scholars wrestle over the Diaoyus Small it may be but an archipelago on the eastern side of the East China Sea is now a big problem for China and Japan. Uninhabited and covering barely seven square ...

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    Egypt's Mohammed Mursi makes smart move to woo China first

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Egypt plays the China card first Revolutions change political landscapes, and they also can alter foreign policy. Egypt's president, Mohammed Mursi, making his first overseas trip outside Africa and the Middle East since the Arab spring protests swept him to office two months ago, surprised some by plumping for China. More expected by others was the US, which ...


    Activist says 'thief' China's attitude only strengthens Japanese resolve

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Activist says 'thief' China's attitude only strengthens Japanese resolve A Japanese politician who recently landed on one of the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea- known as the Senkakus in Japan- accused China yesterday of being "a thief". He warned that its "insolent and arrogant attitude" will only serve ...




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