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  1. Urbanisation boosts China's investment opportunities

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... need to be procured to fuel the mainland's insatiable appetite for commodities. 'China acts as a double-whammy; it is probably the world's most important emerging market, ... is that high commodity prices and low lending rates are as much a symptom of emerging market strength as they are a cause of strong returns,' Mr Mahendran said. As China will remain hungry ...

  2. News - China - SHANXI

    Defiant villager leaves developers stumped over gravesite

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 02:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... in 2009, most villagers had already moved their family’s graves after compensation agreements with the developer. In the face of China’s rapid economic development, Chinese property developers have ... of our country’s progress…the souls of the dead can not rest in peace,” wrote one blogger on Sina Weibo, China’s main microblogging site. Although China has long encouraged cremation due ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Gas sales growth eyed by Beijing Enterprises

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Distribution arm Beijing Enterprises enjoys 29.3 per cent earnings increase despite mild winter and targets growing urbanisation Beijing gas unit to speed sales ... Urbanisation and curbs on air pollution [mean] gas sales will continue to grow ZHOU SI, BEIJING ENTERPRISES Of the amount, HK$1.32 billion was from gas sales within the capital city, and HK$2.22 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must keep internet secure and free

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of China's 618 million internet users live in rural areas, despite almost 48 per cent of people being outside cities. The digital gap is being reduced with investment and urbanisation ... cybergroup that will take charge of all aspects, among them economic, political, military and cultural. By developing technologies and ensuring security, the goal is for China to become ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's hukou system stands in the way of its dream of prosperity

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by KAM WING CHAN

    ... As China enters the urban age (more than half its population now lives in towns and cities), a critical part of the Chinese dream is the "urban dream"- the promotion of urbanisation ... and eventually joining the middle class- in short, the magic of urbanisation leading to prosperity- cannot be readily applied to China under its present hukou system. Furthermore, the new generation ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: China's Urban Billion, by Tom Miller

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... eight people on earth will live in a mainland city. It is the biggest and fastest urbanisation in human history. Tom Miller is managing editor of the China Economic Quarterly, and a former ... Mark O'Neill China's Urban Billion by Tom Miller Zed Books This is a lively and readable book about one of the biggest challenges for the mainland's rulers over the next 20 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China should allow rural land to be openly bought and sold in the market

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:18am by Hu Shuli

    ... problems. Fully utilising China's stock of land for development will take the country closer to its goal of sustainable urbanisation. The figures are worrying. China's physical landscape ... is timely. Urbanisation in China is challenging, given its complex land management system, and is further complicated by problems that come with an economy in transition. In the three megacity ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mass default of property trusts unlikely in China

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:34pm by RONG REN

    ... to boost service-sector growth and upgrade manufacturing, along with urbanisation and rising incomes, will, I believe, fuel demand for real estate for many years. Additionally, China ... and find an article about China's shadow banking sector. By definition, shadow banking in China includes lending from non-traditional financial institutions, such as trust companies, wealth ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rumours of a Chinese crash are greatly exaggerated

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:12pm by Yu Yongding

    ... prices would attract new homebuyers in major cities, causing the market to stabilise. And China's recently announced urbanisation strategy should ensure that cities' demographic ... the damage even if it happened In control The market is always in search of a story and investors, it seems, think they have found a new one this year in China. The country's growth slowdown ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Market reforms to reduce role for Beijing, says Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Christine Lagarde said at the forum that reforms in China would benefit the global economy. Zhang said the government's priority would be fiscal and tax reforms, while urbanisation would also ... a modern economic system built on deeper reforms, Zhang told the annual China Development Forum in Beijing, in remarks aimed at stressing Beijing's commitment to reform. These reforms would ...




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