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  1. Why China's next generation could be fed by Africa

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... and urbanisation, Africa could become a 'food basket' for the country's 1.3 billion consumers, according to Hong Kong-based Sino-African relations analyst Andrew Leung Kin-pong 'China ... consulting firm Beijing Axis reported that natural resources like minerals and fuels comprise more than 90 per cent of China's imports from Africa. The firm found that between 2006 and 2008, ...

  2. New Year home-going can be a stressful time

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that do withstand change, such as home-going and family reunions during the Lunar New Year. But even that is now being tested by progress; in this case, by China's remarkable growth and movement of people to the cities. 'Home is where the heart is' remains a truism the world over. Those who leave home tend to return or visit sooner or later. What sets China apart from ...

  3. China South Locomotive faces challenge to enhance its margin

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... to 367.55 million yuan by the end of this year on the growth in the rapid transit market because of urbanisation. 'The recent Sichuan earthquake will also bring along more demand for China ... Kandy Wong and Wong Ka-chun China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock, the mainland's largest maker of rolling stock, could be a good pick for investors seeking market leaders, ...

  4. New mindset needed to reach education goals

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has made clear that developing a medium- to long-term plan for education reform on the mainland is a priority for his government. China can only become a first-class ... in a country as populous, diverse and complex as China. Mr Wen well knows this and has gone to great lengths to flesh out his vision, identifying eight issues to which there must be answers ...

  5. 18pc of budget for farming to ensure food security

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... told the National People's Congress. Dr Hu Biliang, deputy director of the China Centre for Rural Governance Research, said agricultural and rural issues were more important this year 'because besides soaring food prices in the international market, China is facing more pressure in the domestic market'. The mainland has witnessed rapid urbanisation and industrialisation ...

  6. Radical rural reform to be discussed by leadership

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of reforms.' While China has undergone rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in the past three decades, development has become increasingly lopsided. The urban-rural wealth gap continues to grow, ... Outlook magazine said yesterday. The party's Central Committee will hold a plenary session from Thursday to Sunday. Under China's one-party system, the meeting will be the most important ...


    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year and 7.4 times last year's GDP. 'Urbanisation creates not merely supply, but demand as well,' said Tang Min, an economist with the China Development Research Foundation. But, ... Woods Lee Sixty years after the founding of the People's Republic, China is finally on the brink of realising the dream of prosperity for its people and dignity on the world stage. ...

  8. Meltdown October the hottest on record

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and urbanisation in China. In the past, the northeast monsoon came to Hong Kong and resulted in cooler temperatures. But the monsoon last month was rather weak, which resulted in cooler air failing to reach the southern China coastal areas.' September was also one of the hottest Septembers in more than 100 years. The 1971-2000 climatological record shows there has been an average ...

  9. Planners raise alert over food and water

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Industrialisation, urbanisation and climate change are making the water problem more acute, it says. The mainland experienced its most volatile weather in more than a decade last year. While severe drought ... 'I disagree with those who think China has no worries about food security. Our agriculture is vulnerable to drought and floods. 'We have seen more and more natural disasters in recent ...

  10. Winner of quake design was driven 'to do something'

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... in the Greenville Student Design Competition, organised by architectural firm Aedas and the South China Morning Post's Homes for Hope project. Gao, who represented the trio at last week's award ... the models,' Gao said. 'Now it's proved that our idea really makes sense.' He expects to graduate from Harvard next summer and plans to return to China. 'China is developing so fast ...




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