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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Urbanisation drive raises new worries

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Urbanisation drive raises new worries Beijing's urbanisation pledge has fuelled a surge in the mainland stock market since late last year. Shares of companies in the property, cement and steel ... risks, with some potentially becoming new obstacles to the urbanisation plan being drafted by premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang. Among them, observers are warning about the re-emergence of asset ...

  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    World Bank to help tackle China's urbanisation

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... potential. Urbanisation will provide the biggest development potential for the next few decades." The new study will be designed to help not only China, but all developing countries faced ... to urbanisation." He added: "We were very impressed with the openness of the Chinese government." The urbanisation study will be carried out by the World Bank and China's Development Research ...

  3. Rapid urbanisation to persist, says ministry

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's unprecedented urban expansion will continue for the next 10 to 15 years, the government says. Over the past quarter-century, the nation has urbanised on a scale ... yesterday by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. The mainland now has 655 cities and 20,000 towns, it said. Urbanisation would continue at high speed as more of the country became ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Reform agenda puts China’s economic super agency under scrutiny

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 02:21pm by Reuters

    ... Behind China’s two investigations into irregular pricing of infant formula and pharmaceuticals announced this month is one powerful institution and its struggle for relevance as Beijing ... to it, prices only fall a bit. The NDRC’s main consideration is public relations Zhou Zhang, an analyst at China Merchant Securities The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), ...

  5. Business - Money

    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... with the mainland. At present, the mainland spends only 5.1 per cent of its gross domestic product on health care (the global average is 9.4 per cent). Decades of one-child policy has had its effect. China ... be eligible for state-provided medical support. The scheme is part of a broader plan to promote urbanisation in the mainland, which in itself will drive up medical spending. Rural health services ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society can help China modernise

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by KARLA SIMON, DAVID YANG

    ... might mean for the growing role of civil society in China. The slogan refers to economic reforms- the new push for industrialisation, information technology, urbanisation and agricultural ... Kong, such as China Labour Bulletin. Urbanisation raises many issues. One stems from more and more people moving from the countryside to the cities: the question of hukou, or residential ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China seeks accord on yuan-sterling swaps with UK

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan in Beijing ray.utchan@scmp.com As the largest forex market in the world and a financial centre, London is expected to become a hub for yuan trade in the West, says banker China seeks accord on yuan-sterling swaps China is poised to set up a currency swap agreement with the world's largest foreign exchange market in London as the yuan is expected to become the most ...

  8. Business - Commodities - STEEL

    China's steel makers set for two more years of poor profits

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... "In Europe, a number of blast furnaces have been closed down, but we have not seen much of that in China." She estimated that 10 to 25 per cent of the mainland's steel production ... and even losses. Meanwhile, a study from the Reserve Bank of Australia predicts China's demand for steel to build homes will not peak for 12 more years. Researchers used projections ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... an environmental crisis. Population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation are exacerbating resource-related stresses, with some cities experiencing severe water shortages, and degrading ... The intensifying competition over natural resources is shaping resource geopolitics, including the construction of oil and gas pipelines. China has managed to secure new hydrocarbon supplies through ...

  10. How China cares for the elderly will shape its future

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cesar Chelala Parallel to its economic development, China is facing the challenge of a rapidly ageing population. At a time of rapid urbanisation, this trend has weakened traditional family support networks. New policies are necessary. China's one-child policy has resulted in fewer children and better living standards, but the proportion of elderly has grown ...




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