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  1. Eva Wong

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Writers from China's diaspora Her e-mail address contains the word 'mysterious'. She declines to supply either her age or a photograph because, she says, 'in my hermit tradition, we do not make our pictures public'. Not even her publisher, the Boston-based East-meets-West enterprise Shambhala, offers a picture of the Taoist sage in its ...

  2. Dawn of the new Chinese tradition

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... factory, Shanghai rises in a kaleidoscope of cranes, steel and glass, a testament to modern China. But below the skyline, in an abandoned lot, sit two granite and brick facade buildings built in the early 20th century. The dichotomy is common in China's biggest and fastest growing city. 'China has a long cultural history,' 39-year-old Xue says. 'But now it's ...

  3. Zang Kejia, poet of rural hardship

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest Zang Kejia 1905-2004 Zang Kejia, the modern poet who died in Beijing on Thursday aged 99, was known for his deep empathy with the suffering of peasants. A native of Shandong province, Zang grew up in a village where his family was a sma ...

  4. How to find common ground

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... for Beijing's insistence on its 'one China' principle, even though he made it clear that Taiwan could not accept it. However, he spoke intriguingly of the European Union which, he said, ... in the future 'the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China can seek to establish relations in any form whatsoever'. Four years ago, again while refusing to accept ...

  5. China 'blocking' progress on peace

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of Representatives' international relations committee and a veteran China critic, told a Hong Kong audience the mainland's growing global influence meant that it must take an increasing share ... that rather than assisting, Beijing's authorities were in some cases doing the opposite. 'China's role has fallen between offering begrudging help and doing outright harm,' Mr Hyde ...

  6. The next big China story

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... Mike Moore There are only two types of people today, those who are talking about China and those who are not. Every day there is another interesting headline and story. The Economist carries more stories about China than anywhere except the United States. Here is just a sample from the past few weeks: Chinese can now take more money out of the country; banks can accept more ...

  7. China Life misused funds to build tower

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Auditor uncovers 5.4 billion yuan in irregularities at China's largest insurer China's largest life insurer misused 750 million yuan to build a Beijing office tower before its initial public offering last year, mainland legislators were told this week. The abuse was among a series of irregularities the National Audit Office found at China Life Insurance Co ...

  8. HK to import chilled pork from China, says Chow

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 6.27pm: Hong Kong would import chilled pork from China after discussions on inspection and quarantine requirements were completed with the mainland, the health ... with China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). 'The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will continue to discuss with AQSIQ about ...

  9. China Shipping buys five tankers on fuel needs

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu Riding on the mainland's growing demand for oil, China Shipping Development is to spend US$244 million to buy five tankers, including its third very large crude carrier ... was positioning itself to cater to China's surging oil needs. 'If annual gross domestic product growth remains at 8 per cent, we think demand for oil imports will continue to rise,' Mr Wang ...

  10. Air China retail portion takes off

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Air China launched the retail subscription portion of its up to US$1.1 billion global offer with a video conference yesterday. The company is offering 2.805 billion shares, or 31 per cent ... or 32.3 per cent of the offering, with a 12-month lock-up period. Air China shares will begin trading on December 15. Merrill Lynch and China International Capital Corp are underwriting the share ...




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