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  1. 5tr yuan allotted for infrastructure

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Xinhua yesterday reported that the figure was at least 2 trillion yuan above that previously allocated and would be used to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure and spur domestic ... it.' Increasing spending on the nation's extensive infrastructure system is one weapon Beijing has to compensate for slowing domestic growth that threatens to boost unemployment and spur ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com International financial executives will need good reasons to travel to Shanghai, with Beijing already a more important destination for them Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre? How can Shanghai get ready to be a financial centre by 2020? We've talked about world-class infrastructure, freedom of capital flows, ...

  3. Beijing to pack 56b yuan into metro expansion

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Beijing Infrastructure Investment, which invests in and builds the capital's metro railway, says it will spend 55.87 billion yuan (HK$68.49 billion) ... to greatly develop public transport will resolve the city's transport problems.' However, Beijing Infrastructure's prospectus warns that because construction will be substantial ...

  4. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Residents fear Hebei expressway will drive up house prices

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... last month to develop the Capital Area Special Economic Zone and pledged building a comprehensive traffic infrastructure to expand access to Beijing. In the past few years, many Beijing ...

  5. Hu vows US$20b loans to Africa

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leaders. The assistance would be aimed at supporting infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing and the development of small and medium-sized businesses in Africa. 'China and Africa share ... promote stability in the region and provide 'financial support for African Union peacekeeping missions'. Mainland companies would be encouraged to invest in infrastructure and financial ...

  6. Beijing hotels stripped of their stars

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... review of the services and infrastructure of 729 star-rated hotels in Beijing. The review was conducted in accordance with revised guidelines for evaluating the star ratings of hotels issued ... attributed the downgrades to substandard infrastructure, poor service and hygiene standards, and lax adherence to safety standards. Compromises on service and infrastructure standards by mainland ...

  7. Anti-graft focus shifts to public projects and safety

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Anti-graft watchdogs plan to focus their efforts on areas where corruption is more likely to happen, such as publicly funded infrastructure ... of corruption is high, such as industrial and infrastructure projects, the granting of land use rights and the trading of property rights, according to the draft guidelines. Attention will also be paid ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Making noise- the intrinsic protest of rock bands in Beijing

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... in Beijing blossomed and an infrastructure- bars and clubs- began to develop. Today, interesting bands range from the punk-rock Subs to the experimental post-rock Lonely China Day. Few rock bands ...

  9. Pressure for more stimulus measures

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... also quickened approvals for infrastructure investment. Fixed-asset investment grew 20.1 per cent year on year from January to May, the slowest pace since 2001. Still, Lu Ting, an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said fixed-asset investment held up well, suggesting Beijing was ramping up investment in infrastructure and social housing to bolster the economy. Inflation has ...

  10. 829b yuan to beat the downturn

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Guizhou's provincial government this month, which will focus on eco-tourism infrastructure. Capital of the central Hunan province, Changsha is known for heavy machinery and non-ferrous metal ... of the city's total fixed-asset investment last year. The investment is to be directed into a range of projects including airport, subway and urban infrastructure facilities, as well as energy-efficient ...




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