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  1. Mainland car industry plan bars new players

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The mainland's new car policy will bar most fresh entrants to China's booming market, which is suffering from a glut of capacity as manufacturers expand to boost sales. ... to the presidents of the mainland's top 11 manufacturers, industry experts and local government officials on September 11 in Tianjin. After the meeting, China Auto Association secretary-general Jiang ...

  2. North Koreans' only option is to follow the Dear Leader

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... elder and he spent 21 of his first 30 years in China- not the childhood expected to produce a dictator who was militantly atheist. The youth of Kim Il-sung is one jigsaw in the puzzle of North ... and is a director of Access Asia, a market research and business intelligence company set up in 1997. 'North Korea will go on indefinitely as it is,' he told the South China Morning Post. ...

  3. Poverty echoes China's hard times

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of Kim Il-sung. 'China was able to reform because Deng Xiaoping was not the son of Mao Zedong,' said Li Ming, a Shanghai businessman who has been to North Korea twice. 'North Korea ... Mark O'Neill Nearly one million Chinese died or were wounded in saving the North Korea of Kim Il-sung from defeat in the 1950s, but most Chinese today regard the country ...

  4. Irish faithful set to reap China harvest

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... province from 1905 until her death there in 1917. 'We read of the extraordinary growth of the church in China today,' he says. 'We think of those who went before and the role ... Chinese churches will soon send missionaries to Ireland. 'When I come to Ireland, I feel sad. Believers in China would love the fine buildings we have here. All our freedoms have made us more ...

  5. Amassing the masses: China's varied population growth

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill A large population has been a preoccupation of the Chinese government for centuries. Historians estimate that as early as 1390 China had 65-80 million people, a figure ... 301 million by 1790 and 430 million in 1850. Such a rapid increase forced millions of people to seek new land in the south, southwest, west and north of the mainland and emigrate to Taiwan, ...

  6. Toyota pays for late China start

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the price for coming too late to China. In the first seven months of this year, sales of the Vios, one of its top three models in China, tumbled more than 30 per cent year on year, lagging the rival ... million vehicles in the mainland. 'The China market is growing at one million vehicles a year,' vice-chairman Fujio Cho said. 'It is only a matter of time before it becomes ...

  7. Zhejiang tycoon blazes trail as private jets scramble for China's rich

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Raytheon Aircraft- its first sale to a businessman in China. Qiu Dedao is only the second mainland tycoon to buy an executive jet- and there should be hundreds more like him who want the prestige ... official said yesterday. 'The concept of owning your own jet is new. We are negotiating with other businessmen.' Industry estimates put the number of executive jets in China at a couple ...

  8. China weighs dollars and sense of revaluation

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... from 240 before the accord. Within a few years, Japan fell into a long-term recession from which it has never fully recovered. As international pressure mounts on China to revalue its currency, ... to a drastic revaluation of its currency because it was diplomatically weak and too dependant on the United States to refuse. The message for China is not to make the same mistake. That is what lay ...

  9. Japan ore deals a bitter pill for China

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... World's No2 economy has been accused of sabotaging the mainland, writes Mark O'Neill This year China will import twice as much iron ore as Japan but will have no say in how much ... forced to accept. 'This substantial rise in the ore price could force small producers into the red and even close some of them,' the China Iron and Steel Industry Association said. ...

  10. Wenzhou spirit mines China's black gold

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... there for at least another 12 months. Wenzhou businessmen have invested four billion yuan in 400 mines in Shanxi, the central province that produces a third of China's coal, and account for annual output of 80 million tonnes- 20 per cent of the total in Shanxi and 5 per cent of national output. Last year, China's coal industry reported a net profit level of 6.04 per cent, one ...




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