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  1. Change of rules to lift Beijing property market

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on land that is now unapproved,' said Zhao Liyi, an analyst with Soufun.com Academy, a property consulting firm. Last year, 33 per cent of land that changed hands in China did so through ... to the city's property market. At least 300 development sites that had been frozen since August were expected to be put up for auction once the rules were announced next month, government officials ...

  2. Vietnam shares port prize to contain China

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... military rise in the South China Sea. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung announced the move in closing the East Asia Summit at the weekend- an event dominated by China's territorial ... earlier this year. Despite conciliatory remarks by Premier Wen Jiabao over the South China Sea at the summit, Beijing still faced continued diplomatic pressure to force a peaceful regional ...

  3. Put China on piracy blacklist, says US copyright alliance

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs Music, film and software companies in the United States have criticised China's efforts to curb piracy and demanded the mainland be placed on a blacklist of countries with the worst records of protecting intellectual property rights, which can lead to trade sanctions. The International Intellectual Property Alliance, representing 1,500 companies in copyright-based ...

  4. China winning currency war

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of the property and stock markets, the bursting of which resulted in the so-called lost decade. 'It is not hard to see China's point of view: it is desperate to avoid what it views as the dire ... Alex Lo Japan's lost decade has become the bogeyman for the United States and China. Both countries, at loggerheads over each other's economic policies, have cited the need ...

  5. US-China trade frictions resurface after period of calm

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... the moves as being conservation efforts. But observers were keener to highlight the apparent resurgence in US-China trade frictions after a period of calm since the US presidential election late ... of others begin. It's as simple as that. The steel industry, [the victim of] a battered global property and construction industry, is a typical example.' So it is no surprise that coke, ...

  6. Now's not the time to end US-China economic dialogue

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... that currently exists in domestic Chinese courts. In turn, China would have an incentive to improve its legal system and to better protect private property rights. Meanwhile, the US could expect greater ... James Dorn Powerful US House Democrats have expressed their scepticism with the latest round of the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, which ended last week. Congressional critics ...

  7. China needs to sustain cooling efforts, economist says

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... On the exchange rate, Mr Roach said that pressure for a revaluation of the yuan was growing. 'The longer China waits, the tougher it will be to make the adjustment. It will occur this year or next.' Rather than a resetting of the dollar peg, the adjustment would result in the yuan being aligned to a basket of currencies and allowed to fluctuate within that basket. On property, Mr ...

  8. US-China trade: a political thriller

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... keeping pressure on China, it is no longer harping on the currency, but on such issues as intellectual property rights, open markets and honouring World Trade Organisation commitments. ... Frank Ching More than 30 years ago, when the US-China relationship was first forged, its rationale rested on geopolitics. Trade was an afterthought, a not terribly significant adjunct. ...

  9. Diaspora diaries

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Lau

    ... Nobel Peace Prize, which is given by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, to dissident Liu Xiaobo- Joe Chung's friends were baffled. They wondered why China couldn't separate politics from ... is the author of best-sellers I Don't Want to be Chinese Again and China is Stranger than Fiction. It is also because he is one of only 400 Chinese people living in Stavanger, in southern Norway. ...

  10. News - China

    Philippines hoping China ties will improve

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 03:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday he hoped “ultra-nationalist” sentiment in China would ease after a leadership change next month and thereby help to resolve a maritime row. Tensions over competing claims to parts of the South China Sea escalated in April this year when ships from the two countries became locked in a standoff ...




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