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  1. Mainland price war slows car imports

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill China's fiercely competitive car market, bourgeoning domestic production and new policies helped slash the number of car imports in the first half of this year by more than 30 per cent, despite a cut in the import duty, according to ...

  2. Dance of history's odd couple

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... has been happening. Japan is becoming the saviour of China's slowing economy. In July this year, China's trade surplus with Japan soared 45 per cent from a year earlier to 182.3 billion yen ($12.57 billion), the ninth consecutive month the surplus has expanded. In the first seven months, China accounted for 30 per cent of the increase in Japan's imports. This year, ...

  3. Japanese miss the good old days as China's sun rises

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in China's economic boom a repeat of Japan's success in the 1960s and 1970s. Madame Tanaka sees evidence of it every day in the Chinese microwave ovens, radios, shirts, suits, mushrooms and asparagus on sale in the city's department stores. The city shows the signs of Japan's slipping economy- stagnant growth, the flight of the young for Tokyo and Osaka to find work, ...

  4. Fuelling ferocity

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The mainland protests against Japan could backfire when Tokyo applies for a seat on the UN Security Council, writes Mark O'Neill In a country as tightly controlled as China, street ... Last year, Japan became China's biggest source of imports and its firms have invested US$45 billion in thousands of factories, research centres and department stores on the mainland. Has ...

  5. Asia is advised to diversify reserves out of US dollars

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in Shanghai which considered why China, Japan and other Asian countries invest a majority of their reserves in US dollar instruments, especially Treasury bonds, despite a low return and the likelihood ... to better use their reserves. But the speakers said Asian countries were too dependent on the dollar and the US economy. Anwar Nasution, former deputy governor of the Bank of Indonesia, said ...

  6. Ties that grind

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... plans to increase them to 70 billion yuan in 2006 from 40 billion last year. Sony says that, by 2008, its sales in China will exceed those in Japan. To an economy mired in 14 years of recession ... and aim for sales in China of US$7 billion by 2006. On Sunday, Japan's Trade Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said his government should send people to live on an uninhabited island in the East ...

  7. Trading blows

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... objective is to prevent Japan becoming a security threat to China in the future,' it said. 'We should not use all our force to contain Japan- no, a Japan with a strong economy, a society ... Dissenting voices in China claim isolating Japan through state-sanctioned hostilities will be detrimental to the mainland and its economic vitality, writes Mark O'Neill As thousands ...

  8. Labour pains

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the backing of the powerful Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry established the system of apprentices in 1993 to train foreign workers in Japan who would ... Chinese face exploitation when they sign up for Japan's foreign apprentice scheme. Now some are fighting back, writes Mark O'Neill The contract reads like something from Charles ...

  9. Japanese firms revise strategy

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... vulnerable because they sell products directly to the public. The stakes could scarcely be higher. Last year China became Japan's largest export market, buying US$114.4 billion of goods, up 27.3 per cent from 2003, and Tokyo sees continued double-digit growth in exports over the next five to 10 years as critical to the revival of its listless economy. Sony says its sales in China ...

  10. Japan ore deals a bitter pill for China

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... World's No2 economy has been accused of sabotaging the mainland, writes Mark O'Neill This year China will import twice as much iron ore as Japan but will have no say in how much ... industry and prevent it from surpassing Japan and South Korea. The fight for iron ore is but one of many commodities for which China is increasingly competing with Japan in the global market. ...




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