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  1. No turning back in China's drive for clean energy

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng State-owned China National Nuclear Corp signed an accord last November with France's Areva, a big provider of nuclear technology, that is key to Beijing's plans to to turn the mainland into a global nuclear powerhouse. The preliminary agreement, sealed during a visit to Paris by President Hu Jintao, calls for France and China to jointly build a commercial ...

  2. Old paradox means China's efficiency target won't help

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of Beijing's policy platform over the next five years. To add substance to his promise Wen announced a specific target: by 2015 China will reduce the amount of energy it burns to produce each unit of economic output by 16 per cent. The greens were cheered because China is a desperately inefficient user of energy. According to official figures, in 2009 China burned the equivalent of more than ...

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

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

    ... 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, agricultural exports from the continent hovered around 3 per cent of total exports. But with China's farmland shrinking rapidly, affected by drought and rapid-fire economic growth ...

  4. China bid to break climate deadlock

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Cancun, Mexico In a fresh push to break the deadlock in negotiations in Cancun, China said it was willing to incorporate its domestic emissions reduction effort ... of agreement as a stepping stone towards a binding treaty next year. Huang Huikang, the Foreign Ministry's special representative for climate talks, said the offer to bring China's domestic ...

  5. China holds firm on climate change talks

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Tianjin China is holding firm to its original stance on global climate talks amid intensified United Nations calls yesterday for governments to shelve differences and seek ... on the first day of a week-long meeting that opened in Tianjin and is aimed at laying the groundwork for the negotiating text at a summit starting in Cancun, Mexico, on November 29. China has been ...

  6. China Boon buys into cemetery business

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong China Boon Holdings will pay 185.47 million yuan (HK$213.1 million) for a Hangzhou cemetery operation, a booming business on the mainland where the supply of burial plots is scarce and expensive. China Boon said in a statement yesterday it would pay 105.47 million yuan to complete the acquisition. It will invest a further 80 million yuan in the cemetery company ...

  7. Power-hungry militarists must not squander China's wealth

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... media routinely focuses on the heroic rescue efforts following these 'unpredictable'' disasters. But this not the case with earthquakes in China. In fact, we can safely predict ... govern is to foresee'. Since governments exist to promote the security of citizens, China's rulers must prepare for recurring earthquakes by funding advanced seismic research, ...

  8. For China, the answer is simply blowing in the wind

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... their global sales. One example is China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group (CHSTE), which makes gear boxes used in wind turbines. The company previously had no international sales- but last year ... maintaining its leading position in China and 'moving into the global league through rapid capacity expansion planned well in advance'. Other China-based wind firms listed in Hong Kong ...

  9. Shenzhen electric cabs blaze trail for China

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam They have no combustion engine, no exhaust pipe and make no emissions or noise. They're China's first indigenous electric taxis. Beijing hopes they will dramatically reduce air pollution in cities- and place China at the centre of the future of the car industry. 'You simply start the electric taxi by pressing an 'on/off' button. ...

  10. Bright Prosperous secures deal to supply timber to China Flooring

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... with China Flooring Holding, one of the mainland's largest wood floor suppliers. According to Sandy Fletcher, the chief financial officer of Bright Prosperous, the lack of domestically sourced ... building material business, after announcing last year a shift into the forestry business through buying and leasing natural forests in Russia and Brazil. 'China is hungry for tropical timber ...




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