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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tangled past of the Diaoyus/Senkakus

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... China's claims to these rocks rest on the argument that they are on the continental shelf of China and separated from Japanese territory, which runs parallel to the Ryukyu Islands almost all ... autonomous and engaged in trade with Southeast Asia, China and Japan. For several centuries, they were tributary states of both China and Japan- tribute being the price for trade access- and often ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: balance of trade

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by VANESSA

    ... Vanessa Yung Vanessa Yung Balance of trade William Fitzgerald and Sana Saleem were so impressed with the unique qualities of accessories, clothes and other goods they came across on their travels through Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka they decided to open an online fair-trade store specialising in such wares. The aim of the Desi Store- " desi " is a slang  term ...

  3. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Despite the turmoil, nation's trade with region hits US$111.8b in first half, and analysts say Beijing is exploring further potential for economic co-operation Sino-Arab forum seen as chance to boost business Trade between China and the Arab world grew 22 per cent in the first half of the year, despite political turmoil ...

  4. HK food trade adapts to survive

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The impact of the nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima triggered by the tsunami last March was felt far and wide. Hong Kong's restaurant trade will never ... and Related Trades. They've had to make changes, though, to reassure diners the food they are serving is safe. That's had a big impact on their suppliers. Takehisa Nagatani of Daikichi ...

  5. Seoul vows on peace and free-trade deal

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the negotiation of a free-trade deal. The pledges came at the start of his three-day trip to Beijing- the first high-level summit between the countries since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ... China's top lawmaker, Wu Bangguo. 'We have made achievements not only in the economic and trade arenas, but in all other spheres, too.' In a separate meeting, President Hu Jintao told ...

  6. Why China's exporters may be right to resist yuan revaluation

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... this 'processing trade' made up roughly half of all China's exports. As a result, the domestic content in China's exports is low. Take electronics as an example. Each year, the country ... - the imported components - will be unaffected. As a result, say the economic analysts, yuan appreciation should have little or no impact on China's processing-trade exports. Except ...

  7. Talks begin on semi-free trade agreement

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan and the mainland have started much-anticipated talks in Beijing on a semi-free trade agreement that the island is hoping to sign in May. Thirteen Taiwanese delegates ... to seal the deal with the mainland before South Korea and Japan- its key competitors on the mainland- join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in forming a free trade bloc with Beijing ...

  8. China holds the key to hopes of a combined Korean team in 2008

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... pompadour. There are also a lot of North Koreans - around 23 million - which is almost half the South Korean population. This was not the case when East Germans decided to trade in the Trabant ... reluctant to open the border along the 38th parallel for they fear an economic meltdown. The cost of reunification will have to be borne by the South Korean taxpayers. Germany is still paying ...

  9. Unravelling from the edges

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... diminishing daily. And, in parallel, there is a nationwide rise of 'mafiaism with Chinese characteristics' at the local level. The party's local offices determine every position, from ... warlords ran the show- at least on their own turf. Foreign trade and investment flourished. Given how history rarely repeats itself, it would probably be a gross error to make comparisons between ...

  10. Scope of yuan trade should be broadened

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Hong Kong's role as an offshore centre for the mainland's currency would be enhanced by Beijing's proposal to allow countries receiving its financial aid to trade ... the problem and make Hong Kong the offshore centre for the yuan, Beijing was also considering a plan to allow recipients to trade their yuan reserves in the city, sources said. Mr Mak said the main ...




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