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  1. E-book publisher to build a library

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... in the Chinese city in 1897. The e-books cover a wide range of topics, such as Chinese legal and early educational systems and diplomacy- all valuable research material for modern scholars. CP1897.com ... I-CHING NG When the Commercial Press launched its e-commerce subsidiary CP1897.com four years ago, it did not envision its e-books as a reservoir for Greater China's first Chinese ...

  2. Chinese trains may soon run on British rails

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... purchases of Chinese rolling stock in western Europe and the first time that Chinese trains run on railways in the UK, which introduced the world's first passenger trains in the early 19th century. 'We're in final negotiations for some projects. Fingers crossed, we'll see Chinese rolling stock enter the [western] European market in 2012,' said David Shipley, ...

  3. Chinese lenders in tentative US moves

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... as newcomers,' said Li Wei, the general manager of China Construction Bank Corp's New York branch, a tranquil office overlooking Bryant Park. CCB is one of the three large Chinese state-controlled ... tough to get money,' Darryl Nakamoto, Hoku's chief financial officer, said. 'So to have Tianwei as a supporter and having access to Chinese banks gives us access to capital we ...

  4. US stops further imports of Chinese-made plasterboard

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The United States government is blocking further imports of Chinese plasterboard, after a preliminary investigation found abnormally high levels of sulphur in the building ... a building material used in walls. Some residents living in homes with Chinese plasterboard complained of itchy eyes and skin, breathing difficulties, coughing, bloody noses and asthma, as well ...

  5. A beauty contest for bankers

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger flew to China, reviving his old-style shuttle diplomacy. Former US treasury secretary Robin Rubin followed hot on his trail, taking another ... happen in a boardroom. The cavernous rooms of Chinese state-held corporations are intended to demonstrate their shili (power)- the amount of space that is wasted or the fact that it is used more ...

  6. Chinese firms in full cry for Argentina oil

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... with that of the Chinese, who have recently laid bare their aggressiveness in the acquisition game. The pursuit of YPF comes hot on the heels of mainland firms bagging multibillion-dollar assets and projects ...

  7. Chinese-language site under constant strain

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Google's Chinese-language operations have been fraught with controversy and clashes with the authorities since almost the beginning. Licensing issues, blocks ... information from our search results'. Google had already come under fire in 2005 over the Chinese-language version of its main site as its news service automatically filtered out stories from ...

  8. Chinese railway firms seek overseas deals

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... and Europe to supply the trains, to be delivered over 18 to 24 months. But Aminuddin indicated KTM does not appear eager to buy the Chinese maglev. He told the Malaysian newspaper Star: 'I would ... to foreign projects undertaken by Chinese firms. ...

  9. Vietnam protests over Chinese 'invasion plans'

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to detail the complete military occupation of the country by China. Hanoi has twice summoned senior Chinese diplomats to voice its concerns over the material which, while unsourced and apparently ... of Vietnamese command and communications centres is mentioned, along with the blocking of sea lanes in the South China Sea. 'Vietnam ... is a major threat to the safety of Chinese territories, ...

  10. Chinese Estates sells $632m assets to family

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chinese Estates Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiary Paul Y Holdings have sold $632 million of property-based assets to family firms controlled by the listed company's executive director, Joseph Lau Luen-hung. Mr Lau holds about 62 per cent of Chinese Estates, a firm which made bold purchases during the property downturn and has seen a turnaround in its ...




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