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  1. Glass half-full or half-empty, the yuan will still strengthen

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of timing'. In addition, you would probably point to how Commerce Minister Chen Deming has consistently opposed any notion of yuan appreciation, lest a stronger currency hurt China's export ... losers, too, something Beijing has so far been reluctant to accept. Ultimately, however, rebalancing is essential if China's economic development is to continue, which means it doesn't ...

  2. 'We are focusing on domestic development... we need a peaceful and safe environment'

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Premier Wen Jiabao warded off mounting accusations of China's growing assertiveness yesterday, saying that its priority was domestic development and international ... on a 'just and fair political and economic new order. We are focusing on domestic development. We need favourable external conditions and a peaceful and safe environment'. But when it came ...

  3. US, in a change of tone, praises China's efforts on emissions

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The United States, in an about-face from its confrontational stance earlier this month, said yesterday that it was seeking co-operation with China in the upcoming climate ... of the strong efforts of the United States and China putting in together trying to work towards a successful outcome there,' said Todd Stern, special envoy for climate change. Stern said ...

  4. The pressure is now on isolated Chen

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... representing roughly half of the island's population of 23 million, have effectively sided with Beijing over the one-China principle. The reaction from the United States, Taiwan's biggest ... he could reconsider full and direct transport links with the mainland. But despite the pressure, Mr Chen is unlikely to recognise the one-China principle any time soon, a precondition set ...

  5. New Great Wall of China is digital

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... with more than 100 soldiers were now linked. The newspaper said the digital surveillance system was part of a 4.7 billion yuan (HK$5.3 billion) infrastructure project begun in 1994 after China ... with Russia over Heixiazi Island- which Russia calls Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island- was solved. Russia formally handed over half of Heixiazi to China four years later, ending a decades-long border dispute ...

  6. Carbon duties: heat rising on developing economies

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the mainland. With December's Copenhagen climate conference fast approaching and developing economies, led by China and India, fiercely opposed to accepting reductions on their own emissions ... scenario, however, is the last. In this one, the developed world concludes that it is impossible to mitigate climate change unless China and India begin to reduce their emissions and so introduces ...

  7. China's uphill battle to invest in Myanmar

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the hardline military leadership in the country, analysts say. In the most recent developments, China Communications Construction (CCC) and dam-builder Sinohydro announced major infrastructure ... infrastructure projects in Myanmar. In November, Myanmar signed an agreement to obtain a US$2.4 billion loan from the China Development Bank, according to media reports. The loan will be used mainly ...

  8. Calm front as China and US bury hatchet over climate discord

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in the limelight with an unprecedented display of great-power diplomacy, taking a leadership role in the stand-off between developing countries and their developed counterparts. Su Wei, China ... but we always try to make progress on that as much as possible.' But Yang said some poorer nations had expressed concern about China's deliberately low profile. 'Many developing ...

  9. Nation seen as a winner at climate talks

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Stephen Chen in Cancun China has apparently benefited from the face-saving deal reached at the UN climate talks in Cancun on Saturday night, which yet again spared major ... polluter- met with growing discontent and even some harsh criticism at the Mexican beach-resort site of the talks. Some developing nations pointed at China's dramatic about-face- from its ...

  10. Blue-sky thinking could be the Games' best legacy

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hu's remarks about the legacy of the Olympics. While China would inherit sports venues and infrastructure, it would also treasure more highly what he called the spiritual legacies. ... wider coverage than if they had been conveyed through the state media. And what he had to say about China's economic strategy prompted a positive reaction from stock markets on both sides ...




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