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  1. Beijing vows to keep 'security' farmland

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... prominent economist Mao Yushi has attacked the policy. He said it was no longer relevant to link food security with farmland as China had sufficient supplies through balanced imports and exports. ...

  2. Environmental report reveals true cost of mainland's dependence on coal

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... are underestimated for using coal in China, as a result of market failures and weakness in government regulations,' said Mao Yushi, lead author of the report and founder of the Unirule Institute ...

  3. Economist attacks nation's revered farmland policy

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... red line' that no one could cross. But independent economist Mao Yushi said yesterday the policy would hinder industrialisation. It was no longer relevant to link food security ... the professor said. 'When hundreds of millions of farmers give up farming and flood into cities, you cannot keep the cities from expanding,' he said. Professor Mao said the policy would also ...

  4. 10b yuan in farm aid to support rural population

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... rural areas with limited, if not zero, social welfare could create a nightmare scenario for the government,' independent Beijing-based economist Mao Yushi said. 'They are now doing ... In an attempt to stimulate consumption among rural residents, Beijing has offered subsidies to white-goods makers to promote their products in villages and small towns. Professor Mao applauded ...

  5. True cost of coal to nation 'far exceeds' market price

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... damages are underestimated for using coal in China, as a result of market failures and weakness in government regulations,' said Mao Yushi, lead author of the report and founder ... taxes. His view was supported by Professor Mao, whose study showed that the introduction of a coal tax would raise prices by up to 23 per cent and reduce consumption by about 12 per cent. ...

  6. High prices prompt call for return to food coupons

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of the market economy'. Mr Zhu's proposal received mixed reactions from economists. The prominent Mao Yushi described the proposal as 'not impossible, but not the best'. ... this difference to subsidise the low-income families, giving them more choices,' Professor Mao said. However, Han Meng, a professor of the Institute of Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social ...

  7. Threshold for income tax may be raised

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... grown over the weeks as the global economic situation deteriorates. The Chinese economy now has to rely more heavily on the domestic market for growth. Mao Yushi, director of the Unirule ...

  8. Drive to reach top of sports ladder

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... could invest as much as it liked in sport without any checks and balances from the people, while democratic nations could not,' said Mao Yushi, a leading economist and founder ... for Olympic medals,' Professor Mao said. Mr Lin said: 'It is time for reform of the system, as China is not now desperate for Olympic golds, but the promotion of physical conditions ...

  9. Out of Mao's Shadow

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Out of Mao's Shadow by Philip Pan Picador Asia, HK$187 Mao Zedong may have died three decades ago and China undergone a breathtaking makeover during that time but, Philip Pan writes, the Chinese have yet to escape the Great Helmsman's shadow. In The Struggle for the Soul of a New China (the subtitle) he shows a country pitted between an elite ...

  10. Big risk of mainland missing development goals amid the global crisis, minister warns

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the year was 18.3 per cent lower than in the same period last year. Mr Zhang's deputy, Zhang Mao, said the government would regulate land sales and seek to stop land prices rising too rapidly. 'Volatility in the property market may induce some negative impact,' Zhang Mao said. 'A moderate decline in high property prices can help the property market return to a path of rational ...




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