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  1. Time warp

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The steel man stands three metres tall, his chest sculpted in hard ridges, holding a pair of hoops above his head and looking sternly into the future. The future is a Soviet one and the steel man has been waiting for it since he was born in 1953, part of the Sino-Soviet Friendship Hall, one of more than 150 projects built in the 1950s to symbolise the co-operation between ...

  2. Shades of Chau colour Shanghai's Wan Tai tale

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... This is the story of two men - one a former delivery man who made a fortune in steel arbitrage and car sales, the other a 30-year party member who served in the People's Liberation ... company. Then he worked as a car salesman. In the mid-1980s he made his first real money trading iron and steel, by exploiting the low state prices and high market prices that existed at the time. ...

  3. Little-known developer buys the Shanghai Hilton

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in his 30s and his company has been involved in engineering projects and property development in the city. In 2000, a man named Yu Guoxiang paid HK$1.7 million in gambling debts in Macau run up by the general manager of the Ningbo city development, trust and investment company, one of more than 70 officials implicated in a major economic scandal. It is not clear that this is the same man who ...

  4. One man's freedom is hope for homeowners

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill In a landmark case, a judge in a mainland court has released a man who killed the agent of a developer sent to force him and his family to leave their home. In the Middle ... had come to demolish it. The Benxi case sparked an intense online debate over whether Zhang was justified in killing the demolition man in the name of protecting his private property. Zhang ...

  5. China eyes curbs on car sector

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... as Taiwan's richest man considers construction of a large car factory in Ningbo - a project first offered to Yang Rong, the former chairman of Brilliance China now living in exile in California. ... and disorder in the steel and car industries. 'While these problems should mostly be solved through the market, the government must play a strong role through macro-economic regulation,' he ...

  6. Richest match wealth with stealth

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Successful entrepreneurs are shying away from the limelight A shy 32-year-old software wizard who is unmarried and shuns publicity has suddenly become China's richest man and one ... capitalist' Rong Yiren, who was top last year and in 2000. In 2001, it was the Liu brothers, who run the Hope Group. Information technology, stocks and steel are the themes of this year's list. ...

  7. A hunger for the truth

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of steel production in one year and the collectivisation of agriculture. Millions of farmers were diverted into producing steel in small furnaces, whose output was useless. Under intense pressure ... In 1958, 1.2 million people in the district, one-third of the workforce, were employed in making steel. In 1959, its grain output was 1.629 million tonnes, a drop of 46.1 per cent on 1958: ...

  8. Ties that grind

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

    ... boom than Japan, which exports steel, paper, glass, cement, electronics, machine parts, intermediary products and high-quality equipment. This year Japan will again post a trade surplus, which ... time' for ODA. It's a view widely shared among Japanese who see a country that has nuclear weapons, launched a man into space, has an expanding military, can afford the Olympics ...



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