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  1. Revalued yuan gives markets a big boost

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and sluggish mid-summer market activity to defuse mounting political pressure from foreign governments, especially the United States, which have long alleged China's currency is deliberately ...

  2. Small firms look abroad as CNOOC's Unocal bid stalls

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

    ... Mark O'Neill As CNOOC struggles to persuade politicians and regulators in the United States to let it buy a major American oil firm, Chinese private oil companies, which also want ... to challenge the incumbents. But they feel time is on their side. They say in China's hunt for foreign energy, the country cannot rely alone on state companies, which carry the political ...

  3. Rolled gold

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... to list in the United States, Britain or other foreign markets because of the rise of 'ethical investing',' said one European banker in Shanghai. 'More and more funds ... companies. Having made the home front safe from foreign invasion, Mr Jiang is looking to follow big state companies in other sectors and use funds raised in Hong Kong to attack the world market. ...

  4. Yang Bin: a big-time criminal or a political scapegoat?

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Or perhaps it was politics that lead to his downfall? Yang was yesterday sentenced to 18 years for economic crimes, including fraud, bribery and the illegal use of land, but the reasons for his ... by the Chinese army during the Korean war - at a cost of about 800,000 lives - that saved the fledgling communist state. It has survived economically for the past 12 years thanks to Chinese gifts ...

  5. State backing fuels spending spree

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in their respective bids for two leading US companies, Unocal Corp and Maytag. Both made higher bids than US rivals but lost owing to skilful political lobbying and hostile media campaigns ... week, Premier Wen Jiabao said Beijing would use these reserves to support overseas acquisitions. Chinese companies, especially the government-owned, enjoy strong support from state banks, which ...

  6. South Korea considers mainland its jewel in the crown

    Posted Oct 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and Energy Lee Hee-beom told the conference that improving co-operation with global Chinese business had become the most important strategy of Korean firms. Free of the historical and political complications that face their competitors from Japan and Taiwan, executives from Korea see China as their biggest opportunity, as traditional export markets in Japan, the United States and Europe mature ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Ancient manuscripts tell of proud, independent people

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and is used by those who want a separate state. Instead, he uses "Altishahr", a politically neutral word that means "six cities" and covers the area traditionally inhabited ... be a scholarly book about the manuscripts of Uygur history and not politics, but it is timely. Beijing is facing the most serious armed threat to its rule in Xinjiang since the 1950s, especially ...

  8. Forget the movie, what about votes?

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... American power in the world. 'After the second world war, it was the United States which was the pioneer of free trade and a prime mover in setting up the United Nations, the World Bank, ... background music of an election year that will allow Ms Lin to carry on her business well into next year. Most people are betting on the latter. 'This is how they play politics ...

  9. Unionist's rhetoric an empty threat

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... for its employees who have a committee that decides how it should be spent. From its birth, Wal-Mart has fiercely resisted attempts to unionise its stores in the United States and has almost no unions in its global operations except in firms it has acquired that were already unionised. But Mr Wang's remarks serve a political purpose, showing the government's concern ...

  10. London calling for Chinese investments

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... This success is the result of a long and sustained policy by British governments to present their country as a safe, open and non-political base for overseas investment. The United Nation's World Investment Report said that, in 2007, the stock of inward foreign direct investment into Britain was US$1.3 trillion, ranking it second in the world after the United States and first in Europe. ...




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