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  1. Electricity shortages loom in south, east

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... and the West-East gas pipeline come on line, they said. Despite the Sars outbreak, China's economy has continued to grow at a fast pace. Official figures show GDP grew 8.2 per cent in the first six ... the power corporation's east China branch said: 'It's not so serious. During peak periods, there is a shortfall.' Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang have also started taking power ...

  2. Infrastructure drive helps growth rate reach new high- but at a price

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... is geography. The region is arid, surrounded by mountains and far from the markets of eastern China. Average regional rainfall is only 145mm, with some areas getting as little as 8mm, resulting in serious water shortages. Much of China's desert area is located in Xinjiang, yet agriculture is still one of the pillars of the regional economy. Its high-quality cotton and fruit are famous ...

  3. Chongqing aims to calm striking taxi drivers

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... and residents said. The government promised to 'revise' the amount of revenue drivers must pay to their companies, increase the supply of natural gas and do more to crack down on unlicensed ... to participate in the strike and pulled drivers and passengers out of taxis. Chongqing, one of four big municipalities given the same status as a province, is an industrial base for western China ...

  4. Charges approved in police officers' deaths

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... was mentally capable of taking responsibility for the attack, and his lawyer, Xie Youming, told China News Service that his client's mental state appeared normal. Though the claim still has to be certified by a court, it makes it less likely that Yang will plead insanity in his defence. Yang carried petrol bombs, a knife, tear gas and other equipment. He carried out surveillance from a hotel ...

  5. T-shirt patriotism does thriving trade on auction websites

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... up on auction websites such as Taobao for so-called patriotic T-shirts with such slogans as 'Tibet in China, torch in heart' and a map of China with the saying 'Tibet was, is, and will always be a part of [China]'. However, sellers deny that profit is the motive. 'We want to convey our idea to the world that Tibet is part of China and that all Chinese people support ...

  6. From language to headgear, Xinjiang's Uygur and Han offer stark contrast

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove The Xinjiang region is China's 'wild west', complete with a restive population, an influx of settlers and the promise of riches from natural resources. For China, the region is a strategic buffer zone on its western border and a part of the nation's sovereign territory since the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). After 1949, Xinjiang provided land ...

  7. Reforms to improve rural life announced

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... that the period for holding land would be extended beyond 30 years. State media hailed the reform, saying it was a 'major breakthrough' that would encourage large-scale agriculture and allow ... in Anhui province, where he told farmers that China would promote modernised farming and allow transfer of farmland. Thirty years ago a secret land-division agreement signed by 18 Xiaogang farmers ...

  8. Shanghai's economy sound, says Mayor Han

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... of the external economic landscape,' he said. 'It is inevitable that the global financial crisis will have an impact on China and Shanghai.' Growth of 10.3 per cent was recorded ... businesses in China,' said Samuel DiPiazza, chief executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers International. 'But China, and Shanghai in particular, have some advantages in this global recession ...

  9. Founder of grass-roots green group detained

    Posted Oct 27th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in Zhejiang province, an international human rights group said yesterday. Police summoned six members of the Green Watch group on October 19, Human Rights in China said. Authorities released five the same day, but continue to hold activist Tan Kai. Police declined to comment on the case yesterday. Tan's name was used to open a bank account which the group planned to use to hold funds ...

  10. Bad news is good news for thriving armoured car maker

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... tear gas- is due for delivery to the western Xinjiang. 'There are many conflicts with the minorities in Xinjiang,' said Mr Liu, deputy manager of group subsidiary Chongqing Jinguan ... People's Court, the People's Bank of China, police and rescue forces around the country and rich entrepreneurs seeking added protection in troubled times. 'Business this year ...




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