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  1. Politics at play in China's energy race

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... may not be realised as fast as it wants due to wider political considerations, according to a Standard & Poor's research report. During Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's ... 'The president is probably using the delays as a tactic to extract greater trading concessions,' the S&P report said. 'He is keen for China to accept more exports of manufactured ...

  2. High ratio of political correctness helps when assessing bad loans

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not consider political sensitivities when saying last week that non-performing loans (NPLs) in China's banks could hit US$911 billion, almost six times the official figure. I know the feeling. ... however, that Ernst & Young need not apologise so strenuously, aside, of course, from the fact that it is the auditor of one of China's Big Four commercial banks. Political sensitivities, ...

  3. Question of the week: Which political leader do you admire most?

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yeung Min-wing, 15 SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Sun Yat-sen. He was a brave person who started the 1911 revolution and ended feudalism in China. A good political leader ... a modern China. Bosco Wong Chun-him, 17 St Joseph's College I admire Emperor Kangxi most. He was the most successful ruler I've ever studied about. He was a great leader and one ...

  4. A shortfall of political courage

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Mainland China has a host of problems, and many people who are trying to come to grips with them. What seems harder to find is the political will necessary to push for solutions. Take the matter of statistics. Before the end of every year, China announces its economic growth rate for that year. This does not strengthen one's confidence in mainland figures. ...

  5. Political hazard is still a big obstacle

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It has often been said that China is different. And it is. In few other markets is there such a degree of political presence permeating just about every facet of society. ... management. Achieving better returns for shareholders now has political merit, much as meeting economic goals under the state plan had in the old days. China is getting there... slowly. ...

  6. President in for a politically charged trip

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... in China. 'Commercial concerns are really down the list.' Geoff Li, spokesman for General Electric in China, agreed. 'This trip will be very political and we're not paying too ... But he may not be able to avoid discussing China's bilateral trade surplus, even though it fell 22.7 per cent to US$13.8 billion in February. 'There are some issues such as the currency ...

  7. Nobody's political football

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... bipartisanship is needed. For too many years, China has been a political football used by the party out of power to attack the party in power. But we should remember that the campaign to deprive China ... Frank Ching The Democratic Party's triumph in the US midterm elections reflected, to a large extent, the swinging of the political pendulum. That was aided this year by a general ...

  8. Where energy and politics collide

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China pursued its energy security interests on two main fronts this week. One was in talks with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin. The other was in the United ... world's largest natural gas producer and No2 in oil) exported more energy to China (the world's second-biggest oil consumer and importer after the US), it could make Beijing less reluctant ...

  9. EU decision is a 'political issue'

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The European Union's refusal to grant China market economy status is politically motivated, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. Liu Jianchao's remarks came after ... and reform in the financial sector. Mr Barroso said on Saturday after the ninth China-EU Summit that the granting of market economy status would not be a political decision. 'Once China fulfils ...

  10. Political aspects of PCCW bidding war set to deepen

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The bidding war that has emerged over PCCW has turned into a political hot potato for all parties involved- majority shareholder Richard Li Tzar-kai the Chinese government and rival suitors Macquarie Group and TPG-Newbridge Capital. It is likely to get hotter in the coming days, as the sale is fast becoming a complex issue carrying heavy political undertones. Hong ...




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