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  1. New World Development rakes in $2.99b profit

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... markets. 'The group is optimistic about the mainland property market,' it said. 'Urbanisation and a growing economy are driving housing demand [in China]. Rising average household ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519170/new-world-development-rakes-299b-profit
  2. China remains driver for copper

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai China will remain the engine of the world copper market and drive prices up next year, delegates attending the Second China Copper Conference here agreed ... the experts came as no surprise. Demand from China has been one of the major reasons why global prices are at record levels, at about US$4,200 a tonne for three-month delivery and with its appetite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526105
  3. Minmetals closes in on Cuba project

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing eal Mainland firm may pump US$600m into nickel joint venture China Minmetals Corp, the country's largest base metals trading company, expects to form a joint ... copper and iron ore mines, or to lock in long-term supply contracts overseas, as domestic supply is capable of meeting only 30 per cent to 60 per cent of demand amid China's rapid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515447/minmetals-closes-cuba-project
  4. China in danger of catching serious dose of Japanese bubble flu

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill IT'S HARD NOT to draw comparisons between the Japanese juggernaut that was hit by the property and stock market bubble of the early 1990s and China of today. ... and prefer to put their cash in the bank. The trade surplus this year will hit a record US$100 billion. United States figures show its trade deficit with China reached US$186.3 billion in the 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523244
  5. Clarity begins at home

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Jia's own films show the effects of China's modernisation and urbanisation on society and culture. He has lately thought about how the availability of digital video and cheap cameras has ... Inspired by a Shenzhen theme park, director Jia Zhangke has switched to short, sharp takes of China's global illusions, writes Richard James Havis MAINLAND DIRECTOR Jia Zhangke ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494951/clarity-begins-home
  6. Greener cities save money, study shows

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Europe and the United States and this is the first time it has been applied in China,' he said. The professor was speaking at the launch of his new book on Hong Kong's banyan trees, published by the Friends of the Country Parks and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Professor Jim said the banyan played a significant role in greening southern China. With its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507596/greener-cities-save-money-study-shows
  7. On the road to prosperity

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... quipped. The highway's scenery was comparable to many other parts of China outside the main cities. A country that has so quickly built developed-world infrastructure to link developing-world ... be imagined. In Jiangmen, as in its thousands of contemporaries across China, this is expecting a lot of the people whose task it is to make it happen. Although officials emphasise their preference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491697/road-prosperity
  8. A disaster in the making

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... China's economic miracle has accomplished the largest-scale industrialisation and urbanisation in the history of civilisation, it has also created environmental destruction on a horrific scale. ... Laurence Brahm China's outspoken deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) recently made some alarming comments. Pan Yue said: 'China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500909/disaster-making
  9. Letting the world pass by

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the clothing in shops comes from other parts of China. They should be processing their own food and making their own garments. There is certainly no labour shortage! The city is urbanising at the rate of 500,000 a year. That is 5 million people coming to the city in a decade. The solution, obviously, is to provide jobs. The answer is labour-intensive manufacturing. This is vital for China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497019/letting-world-pass
  10. Green policy 'may strangle growth'

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Beijing Market should drive environmental protection: economist China must adopt market mechanisms to protect the environment instead of relying on government regulations, ... per cent of its steel and 25 per cent of its aluminium. Niu Wenyuan, director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Policy and Management, also stressed that China must reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496564/green-policy-may-strangle-growth

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