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  1. True cost of coal to nation 'far exceeds' market price

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... damages are underestimated for using coal in China, as a result of market failures and weakness in government regulations,' said Mao Yushi, lead author of the report and founder ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The environmental and social costs of China's reliance on coal as an energy source have been grossly underestimated, a joint study by environmentalists ...

  2. How burying a tradition fuelled black market in corpse-selling

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... of denying people a choice has been the emergence of a black market in human bodies in the province. Some people are willing to pay up to 10,000 yuan (HK$11,400) for a stranger's corpse to give ... entitled 'Deadly harvest' in November, the South China Morning Post told of an illegal corpse trade in Jieyang that emerged after an unusual number of people- including many elderly, ...

  3. Asia must strike right balance on oil policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... increase in global oil demand is from our region. The percentage for imports is even bigger. China is perhaps the only Asian country able to withstand record oil prices and maintain present ... Leaving prices to market forces would achieve the central government's wishes to keep growth in check and decrease pollution levels. Throughout the region, the diversion of large chunks ...

  4. Number plates fetch less as fuel prices rise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... would rise 15 per cent this year to about 10 million vehicles. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said strong demand for passenger cars would support the growth in sales, even though higher prices for raw materials like steel would increase the end cost for buyers. Dealers say higher costs will not have a major impact on the luxury market, but people planning to buy ...

  5. Why China's next generation could be fed by Africa

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... consulting firm Beijing Axis reported that natural resources like minerals and fuels comprise more than 90 per cent of China's imports from Africa. The firm found that between 2006 and 2008, agricultural exports from the continent hovered around 3 per cent of total exports. But with China's farmland shrinking rapidly, affected by drought and rapid-fire economic growth ...

  6. For China, the answer is simply blowing in the wind

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... electric cars. This might explain why stocks like BYD have been so bouncy lately (although Korea's Samsung SDI is probably a much more viable player in the electric car battery market). China ... are listed in South Korea- but these guys are more exposed to the global market whereas China might prove to be the only big spender in alternative energy investors can really count on going forward. ...

  7. Shenzhen electric cabs blaze trail for China

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... of the future. With its huge car market, political will and unparalleled government control, China believes it will be able to build up its electric car industry more quickly than other countries. Wang ... Fiona Tam They have no combustion engine, no exhaust pipe and make no emissions or noise. They're China's first indigenous electric taxis. Beijing hopes they will dramatically ...

  8. Climate caps don't work for China

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Shi Jiangtao

    ... markets, with the help of political and academic discourse on climate change,' he said. The creation of such markets could slow the rapid rise of China, and the political, economic ... that China, the world's top carbon emitter, is unwilling to sacrifice economic growth as part of any deal to curb greenhouse gases. China scored political points late last month when it announced ...

  9. China Mobile targets 20pc cut in power use

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... I don't think it will be a big proportion. Personnel, marketing expenses and interconnections make up more than 70 per cent of total costs.' China Mobile's operating expenses last year ... Toh Han Shih China Mobile will cut its electricity consumption per user by 20 per cent by 2012 as part of the telecommunications industry's global initiatives to lower greenhouse gas ...

  10. China and HK lead comeback

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... bond market and into equities. 'You want to be holding Greater China equities,' he said. 'They are doing well from a fall-back position (earlier this year) and the Chinese ... in mutual funds, kudos would have to go to those invested in Hong Kong and Greater China equities. Severely bruised during the Sars crisis, both equity categories have staged a dramatic rebound ...




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