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  1. Plea to stop 'the mindless pursuit of urbanisation'

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... 'The speed is too fast. It took China 20 years to raise the urbanisation rate from 20 per cent to 40 per cent [in 2003], while the same change took the UK 120 years and the US 80 years,' ... said. But a UBS Asia Economics report suggests that although the number of city residents has tripled since 1980, China's pace of urbanisation is not too fast and not as fast as its ...

  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    Asia forum to focus on reform and growth

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:40am by Adrian Wan, Li Jing

    ... to focus on reform and growth Asia needs to find new ways to drive growth amid a sluggish global economy, according to the secretary general of the Boao Forum. Countries including China have seen ... on China's reform programme. Observers will be watching to see if Li meets Vincent Siew Wan-chang, a former vice-president of Taiwan who leads a delegation from the island. If Li did hold talks ...

  3. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Tenwow targets rural markets on mainland after profit jumps 29.7pc

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Tenwow International, a mainland maker of packaged food and beverage products, looks to increase sales by penetrating markets in southwestern and northern China and rural areas. Management said the rapid progress of urbanisation on the mainland had encouraged the company to target people from rural areas whose consumption patterns were changing. "I want to enter the market with our ...

  4. News - China - URBANISATION

    China eases household registration rules

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by WU NAN

    ... percentage of the mainland's population was being urbanised each year. "The general tendency of China's urbanisation will not slow down," Chen said. "But it is difficult ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Household registration rules to control the movement of people between rural and city areas will be relaxed to facilitate urbanisation Red tape relaxed for rural ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth target tops agenda at meeting of China's economic-policy makers

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:05am by Victoria Ruan

    ... it for a second straight year. Policymakers will also deliberate major issues such as urbanisation, fiscal reform and land reforms at the meeting. Mizuho Securities economist Shen Jianguang said reform ... and environmental protection. Li Xuesong, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the authorities might put forward a clearer road map on urbanisation, including land and household ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Evergrande Real Estate sees future in smaller cities as earnings rise

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:14am by Langi Chiang

    ... to the government's strategy on urbanisation." The company's core net profit rose 66.3 per cent to 10.3 billion yuan. Gross profit margin improved to 29.5 per cent from 27.9 per cent in 2012, ...

  7. Business - Economy - DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing and other key cities plan for 10-fold expansion of metro railways

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... stage of development. China has already become the world's biggest metro railway market Incoming premier Li Keqiang had put a lot of emphasis on urbanisation, said JP Morgan analyst Karen ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The mainland is planning to have 11,700km of metro railway by 2050 to keep up with the new leaders' ambitions to speed up urbanisation Cities set ...

  8. News - China - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Pension systems for urban and rural dwellers in China will be merged

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:29am by Zhang Hong

    ... and poor regions," said Professor Wang Xujin, who specialises in insurance at Beijing Technology and Business University. "With China's increasing urbanisation, it will also encourage mobility of the population and provide farmers with a better sense of social security. "These measures will help meet the mounting challenges China faces from its ageing society. ...

  9. News - China

    China anti-graft agency probes China Resources chairman Song Lin

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Anti-graft agency probes China Resources chief The mainland's anti-corruption agency is investigating the chairman of China Resources Holdings after domestic media repeated ... company controls China Resources Power Holdings, which was accused last year of paying too much for three coal mines in Shanxi province in 2010. The probe is a signal that the Communist Party ...

  10. News - China - PROPERTY

    Beijing vows to establish nationwide property registry by 2020

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:59am by Zhang Hong

    ... released urbanisation plan. The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and the State Council jointly released the landmark urbanisation plan for 2014-2020 on Sunday. "[We] ... in June. Local media reported that Nanjing, Ningbo and Zhengzhou had been selected as the pilot cities for the real estate registry. "The timetable sounds reasonable, as China has limited ...




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