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  1. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Contest of the Century, by Geoff Dyer

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China by Geoff Dyer Allen Lane 4 stars Mark O'Neill Acu, 280 kilometres north of Rio de Janeiro, has been transformed from a seaside village into a huge port with a pier 3.2km-long which can handle Chinese ships that carry 400,000 tonnes of iron ore in a single journey. It is the "new highway" ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CHINA

    Beijing 'will do everything' to maintain Hong Kong's economic might, Li vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 02:37pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... recalcitrant ally – in maintaining its status as an international financial hub and shipping centre. “[We will] do everything that benefits Hong Kong's prosperity. That’s what we did in the past, ...

  3. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Effort to build a nation of consumers meets resistance from budget-minded shoppers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by AP

    ... cent, and that percentage declined last year. Curbs on investment will mean less money flows to wages in construction and building materials industries such as steel and cement. "It ...

  4. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Fears raised over huge debts involved in Beijing's infrastructure plans

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in a bond prospectus, earmarked 650 billion yuan of capital expenditure on railways this year, 3 per cent up on last year. "In 2013, our nation will accelerate the construction of comprehensive transport systems," the transport ministry said. Construction would begin this year on 80,000 kilometres of roads, 10 airports and 100 port berths with a capacity of at least 10,000 deadweight ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Market opening to see more rivalry, benefits

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:17am by Victoria Ruan, Enoch Yiu

    ... are exempted from import duties when they ship goods into the mainland. "I doubt any foreign country would enjoy the same favourable terms as us," he said. Cao Hongying, a deputy director ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Private sector crucial to sustain China growth, Moody's says

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... projects. In April, private-equity giant Hony Capital bought a 10 per cent stake in Chengtou Holdings from Shanghai Urban Construction Investment and Development. "The key is to rebalance ...

  7. News - China - CHINA

    China seeks greater influence in Arctic region

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Investment in polar research has increased steadily over the past five years, with a new icebreaker under construction with Finnish assistance and three expeditions ... the summer within just a few decades, new shipping lanes are another attraction. For export-dependent China, which today ships goods to Europe through the congested Malacca Strait, a northern route ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China cities infrastructure demand booms

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Demand for infrastructure to surge as cities swell Infrastructure demand to surge in mainland cities The demand for urban infrastructure on the mainland is expected to soar in the next few years, despite a flood of ...

  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Rail ministry gets 30b yuan lifeline

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Securities Journal, which said: "In the face of rail construction pressure in the fourth quarter, the State Council recently called on various government bodies to support the Ministry of Railways in funding rail construction projects, and the central government will also support rail construction." Guotai Junan analyst Gary Wong noted that the support came at a time when ...

  10. Infographics - News - CHINA

    Sky's the limit for China's building plans

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 10:31am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz If Sky City in Changsha is completed by 2014, it will be the world's tallest skyscraper, surpassing by eight metres Burj Khalifa in Dubai. China has its eyes on building plenty more. Soon, more than 50 per cent of the world's tallest buildings will be in China. Here we look at those already standing and others being constructed or in the pipeline.    ...




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