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  1. China's investments ease Africa's poverty, says World Bank report

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing China's massive infrastructural investments in Africa are helping to cut poverty in some of the world's poorest countries, a new World Bank report says. ... said Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, the World Bank's vice-president in the Africa region. 'China's growing infrastructure commitments in Africa are helping to address the huge ...

  2. Fujian projects to cash in on cross-strait ties

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... projects at trade shows in Hong Kong and Macau starting on June 24. The Fujian provincial government will be pitching infrastructure, services, agricultural and industrial projects that will help ... role in the development.' Fujian's push for infrastructure investments comes after the State Council's decision a month ago to approve a much-awaited Straits West Coast Economic ...

  3. Beijing should focus on economic soft power

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

    ... Toh Han Shih China's hard power is raising concern around the world, but it is the country's soft power, manifest in infrastructure and soft loans, that will extend its global ... to build infrastructure has received generous Chinese financing. China will lend Sri Lanka US$200 million to build its second international airport, Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said. Colombo ...

  4. Tang vows to push through cross-border projects

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has pledged to push forward regional infrastructure development with Guangdong despite recent heated protests in Hong Kong against ... level, he said, adding: 'Therefore our effort and perseverance in driving infrastructure to foster cross-border development is unshakable.' His comment came at the end of the Third ...

  5. Turmoil carries risk but promise of huge rewards for Beijing

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... is its reliance on the Middle East and North Africa for most of its oil imports as well as billions of dollars of investment by Chinese state firms in infrastructure and oil projects ... highest level in 21/2 years. The revenue and profits of Chinese infrastructure projects in North Africa, including Libya will be hurt, Sautman said. 'Huge numbers of skilled Chinese workers ...

  6. China and India resume talks over disputed border

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am

    ... over military infrastructure in Tibet and Xinjiang. Indian officials have expressed concerns over the Qinghai-Tibet railway and its proposed extension to Xigaze and Nyingchi- prefectures ... of military power and infrastructure.' ...

  7. Chinese loans go a long way in Africa

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... that the use of the Congo's mineral reserves as a guarantee for the infrastructure projects constituted external debt. The current face-off between China and the IMF is a reminder that despite ... is convinced China's largesse is from the goodness of its heart. Global Witness, a Britain-based non-government organisation, criticised the mainland's infrastructure deal in the Congo ...

  8. Perth wooing mainland firms despite tensions

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... and infrastructure development in Mr Barnett's state. The premier, who visited Beijing on Wednesday, was criticised by some commentators in Australia for reportedly downplaying the plight of the Rio ... and a connecting rail network, estimated to have cost A$4 billion (HK$25.33 billion). 'Oakajee Port & Rail has the rights to build ports and rail infrastructure in the Mid West, which ...

  9. China's uphill battle to invest in Myanmar

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the hardline military leadership in the country, analysts say. In the most recent developments, China Communications Construction (CCC) and dam-builder Sinohydro announced major infrastructure ... infrastructure projects in Myanmar. In November, Myanmar signed an agreement to obtain a US$2.4 billion loan from the China Development Bank, according to media reports. The loan will be used mainly ...

  10. City lags in survey on quality of living

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong's infrastructure has been ranked eighth in the world in a new listing that sees Singapore top the charts in providing the best electricity, water, communications ... six places in the overall quality of living charts, the biggest jump in the Asia-Pacific region. Two Japanese cities- Tsukuba and Yokohama- were also in the top 10 for infrastructure ...




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