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  1. Urban Drift

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

    ... Photography exhibition (including Beijing Worker, left) by former BBC journalist Ben McMillan explores urbanisation in China. Opens today, 9am-9pm daily. The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2522 0405 ...

  2. Lack of water a major threat to development

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to achieve its goal of making China an urbanised society during the next five-year plan. 'During the 12th five-year period, China will become an urbanised society, as the country's urbanisation level will reach and exceed 50 per cent,' the ministry said. Drafting of China's Five-Year Programme for National Economic and Social Development usually begins more than two ...

  3. 'Taobao village' rides on Yiwu's success

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to operate a shop at taobao.com, China's biggest consumer-to-consumer e-commerce site. The apartment is used as an office, where two young employees help him with the business every day, ... to expand its urban area.' The project is now in full swing as the city has become a commodity-trading hub in eastern China. Qingyanliu is one of the dozens of villages that have been made part ...

  4. Securities firms lift China Mobile's ratings despite gloomy outlook

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu Major securities houses are revising up their target price for China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator with 554 million clients, despite a gloomy outlook ... it to HK$92. Daiwa Institute of Research revised its rating from 'lower than the board' to 'hold'. China Mobile has just announced a 4.2 per cent increase in profit for the first ...

  5. PLA training helps builder read political landscape

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... 'As urbanisation gathers pace in China, more and more new towns will be built to meet the housing needs of a growing urban population.' According to an official report released in late ... the chairman of China New Town Development founded the company, which focuses on developing new towns in the suburbs of mainland cities. 'I have learnt a lot during my service in the PLA, ...

  6. China in a big red box

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... such as Moldova and Bahrain. We headed to the Hong Kong pavilion, which is sponsored by the CMA. The metallic structure lies in the shadow of the majestic China pavilion, and next to the quirky, ... waiting so far, we had no idea. We went to the China pavilion, a spectacular red structure inspired by traditional dougong, or brackets. The queues were less impressive- around four hours- ...

  7. Fast trains to eat into China's flight growth

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... aircraft maker Airbus says. But Airbus senior vice president Christopher Emerson said that even with the sprawling high-speed rail network being built in China, the country would lead worldwide growth in flights per capita in the next 20 years, driven by a rapidly growing middle-class and the robust pace of urbanisation. 'High speed trains are a challenge to the domestic travel ...

  8. China remains a magnet for investors

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conference yesterday that the mainland's accelerated industrialisation and urbanisation created tremendous opportunities for foreign and domestic businesses. 'China promises to create ... China attracted US$23.44 billion (HK$181.9 billion) of foreign direct investment in the first quarter, which was up 7.7 per cent from the year-ago period but falling short ...

  9. Wang's lasting legacy

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... cotton and tomatoes, of which it is one of China's biggest producers. Erwin Sanft, head of China and Hong Kong equity research for BNP-Paribas, visited Xinjiang last year before the July ... oil, coal and gas. Ninety to 92 per cent of Uygurs live in villages, where the average income in 2008 was 3,800 yuan. The rate of urbanisation in Xinjiang is 10 percentage points higher than ...

  10. China Mobile posts 4.2pc rise in first-half earnings

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... residents. China Mobile said it still saw ample room for growth, especially since Beijing was trying to increase rural income and promoting urbanisation. The company would continue to tap the rural ... Sophie Yu China Mobile, the world's largest mobile-phone carrier, has reported a small increase in net profit for the six months to June. But the gains are well below the double-digit ...




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