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  1. China to sell fighter jets to Pakistan in critical deal for regional politics

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China has agreed to sell its most advanced jet fighter, the J-10, to Pakistan in what is set to be a landmark deal for the nation's defence industry and the region's geopolitical balance, both sides have confirmed. A person close to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), which oversees the jet fighter project, said the two sides had started negotiating ...

  2. Costs and political sensitivities hit hopes of a pan-Asia rail link

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... adding that political sensitivities over the location of rail links from southern China through Southeast Asian nations such as Myanmar and Vietnam, would require careful negotiation. Another KTM ... Toh Han Shih in Beijing Prospective Malaysian and Thai partners in a Chinese-built high-speed rail network linking the mainland with Southeast Asia say prohibitive costs and political ...

  3. Politics and capital collide over Potash

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... a fascinating example of the adventures and misadventures, the opportunities and the considerable failings of global capitalism at work, especially as they involve China Inc. There had been rumours from ... are the main nutrients in producing fertiliser. China takes about 7 per cent of Potash Corp's output. Bill Doyle, the chief executive of Potash Corporation, in his terse statement rejecting ...

  4. HSBC cuts loan rate, others follow; political pressure cited

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on existing mortgages and some business loans. The rate cut was followed by other leading banks. Bank of China (Hong Kong) and Hang Seng Bank reduced their prime rate by 25 basis points to 5 per cent. ... to 'political pressure'. Banks had been reluctant to cut the prime rates despite the economic slowdown, in part because of narrowing interest margins during the financial crisis. A lower prime ...

  5. Mancunian candidates shun politics

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... acquisitions in Britain and Europe tend to have a much less political feel to them, due in part to the fact that politicians in those parts of the world do not see China as their main adversary ... every Chinese gentleman would add an inch to their shirttails. Today even the Manchester United football shirts are made in China and the city's leaders follow their football team ...

  6. African conflicts pressure China's neutrality

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... and Research Centre at Boston University. 'China engages Africa with the intent of being there for a while. Issues like stability are important to them. How you deal with regimes that oppress ... Party, and the ruling All People's Congress. 'While improvements in Sierra Leone's political climate were seen as inching the country towards eventual sustainable development, ...

  7. Henderson China offer touted as fair deal

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Henderson Land Development executives yesterday defended their plan to privatise subsidiary Henderson China Holdings, calling it a fair deal for minority shareholders. ... cent to 77 per cent, so Henderson Land's discount to net asset value at 46 per cent was also fair, he added. Privatising Henderson China made sense for investors because its share price ...

  8. Doubts over 'Made in China' ad campaign

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok From running shoes to refrigerators, the mainland's manufacturing sector has long been plagued by a negative 'Made in China' label. Now, an international ... lives. However, even with the help of an international advertising house, critics say the 30-second TV advertisement says more about China's lack of creativity than the quality of its ...

  9. Sex and fiddling the figures spell downfall of China Mobile official

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A cocktail of sex and financial irregularities has brought down another high-ranking mainland official- a former vice-chairman of China Mobile, Zhang Chunjiang. Zhang, a vice-ministerial level official, was detained late last month for financial irregularities and keeping mistresses, the latest edition of Caijing Magazine reported. He was removed from his position at China ...

  10. China in race to secure overseas uranium supply

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... in big amounts if China's nuclear power programme was to run economically. 'If we operate our nuclear plants purely on a political and strategic basis at the current consumption rate, ... of the political opposition that played a big part in state-backed China Minmetals Corp's withdrawal in 2004 from a proposed takeover of Canadian mining firm Noranda still linger. Extra sensitivities ...




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