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  1. China to slow growth in energy use despite drag on the economy, national adviser says

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China will halve the rate by which its consumption of energy grows in the next five years, a senior government researcher said. It was prepared for slower and, it was hoped, greener economic growth, he said. Since 2006 China's annual energy consumption has been growing at more than 7 per cent. It is already the world's biggest energy consumer, and not even ...

  2. China's 'Goldilocks' economy is not out of the woods just yet

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland On the face of things, the economic figures released by Beijing yesterday give a strong impression that China's economy is gliding smoothly towards a remarkably soft ... the impression that the economy is successfully rebalancing away from capital intensive investment and manufacturing and more towards domestic consumer demand. Inflation pressures remain a worry. ...

  3. In reality, China's economy overtook Japan's years ago

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland So the big story of the day is that China has overtaken Japan, moving up to become the world's second biggest economy. Please forgive me if I manage to contain my excitement. You see, the media stories about China's economy leap-frogging Japan's are based on the latest quarterly figures for gross domestic product. And GDP figures are slippery things ...

  4. China looks to wind power to keep economy growing

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo China's fast-growing economy demands ever more energy, and since the world's factory is also the world's biggest polluter, it is steaming ahead with developing ... capacity, according to a report issued on Monday by the Global Wind Energy Council, an industry association. China's installed capacity totalled 25.9 gigawatts (GW) last year, second only ...

  5. Boom time for China's corporate crooks as the economy soars

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough In the beginning, there was the Forbes list of China's richest. Then came the more locally flavoured Hurun report with its own tally of mainland billionaires. So perhaps ... Guzman Loera to its latest list of billionaires, at No 701 with a fortune of US$1 billion). But picking apart the roster of China's bad businessmen does yield some interesting results. ...

  6. Islanders dream of a taiga economy taking off

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang on Heixiazi Island A novel 'one island, two countries' solution to a territorial dispute in Heilongjiang on China's northern border could be about to pay ... the part of the island handed back to China has been under military control, with garrison stations the only structures and patrolling soldiers the only sign of activity on the wild landscape. ...

  7. State firms post strong rebound in earnings as the economy recovers

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... of China's longest public holidays- which fell in January last year but in February this year, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch economist Lu Ting said. 'People simply stopped working for a whole ... from stimulus measures, including tougher policies to rein in loan growth, Lu said Beijing would not wage 'an all-out war to cool the economy' this year. 'We estimate ...

  8. Which economy is No 2 misses point about life at the grass roots

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty News headlines during the slack Lunar New Year proclaimed that Japan is still the world's second-biggest economy ahead of its giant neighbour China. The figures for gross domestic product for 2009 showed Japan with US$5.085 trillion, against China's US$4.91 trillion. But it is not worth either side opening a bottle of champagne or even cheap sochu ...

  9. We must not interfere with Hong Kong's free economy

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with an educated and highly motivated workforce, have stimulated an innovative, prosperous economy.' Lo's proposal to confiscate wealth would guarantee Hong Kong's rapid descent towards ...

  10. Experts divided on economy

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen Business leaders and experts at the Economist's annual forum on Asia were divided yesterday over whether China's economy was sustainable in the future. The discussion ... Bank, was optimistic about the mainland's outlook. He said state capitalism had improved living standards in the short term and that in the future China might gradually shift to democracy ...




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