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  1. Payment paradox prevents the yuan from going global

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Reformers at the People's Bank of China are pressing hard to advance the internationalisation of the yuan. Last Monday a paper published by the central bank called for China to price and pay for its oil imports in yuan. Then on Thursday P ...

  2. Official defends ant-warning delay

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui A senior Beijing-based quarantine official yesterday defended the information-sharing system with Hong Kong, despite the mainland taking two months to inform the city of the red fire ant menace. Ge Zhirong, a vice-minister at the General Admini ...

  3. News - China

    Vietnam president: We oppose China's nine-dash line claim

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:17am by Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia

    ... between Vietnam and China, with Sang visiting Beijing last month and agreeing to set up a hotline to try to prevent mishaps from escalating. China separately has increasingly butted heads ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Li Keqiang reaches out to help Aids victims

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Li's positive efforts on Aids Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang's overtures to non-governmental organisations working in the field of HIV/Aids prevention and treatment ... The participation of NGOs specialising in the field is indispensable, especially in education and assistance with the management of HIV infections to prevent the onset of Aids. Li's efforts this week ...

  5. News - China

    Sulphuric acid leak kills at least 3 in China

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 06:21pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A massive sulphuric acid leak at a warehouse in northeast China has killed at least three people. The official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday that the leak spread into areas surrounding Fangshen village in Liaoning province, preventing rescuers from approaching the area. It wasn’t exactly clear when the leak occurred, and Xinhua said authorities ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China and US need to co-operate to lessen threat of cyberattacks

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... had all but ground to a halt. There is surely no better wake-up call for governments to work together to prevent attacks. We think of governments, militaries and giant corporations as being ... of secondary importance to prevention. Warnings by US officials that cyberattacks could be the world's next 9/11, with the crippling of vital infrastructure leading to mass deaths, now seem less ...

  7. News - China

    Philippines accuses China of chasing fishing boats

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 09:05pm by Associated Press in Manila, Philippines

    ... Associated Press in Manila, Philippines Philippines Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has accused Chinese vessels of preventing Filipino fishing boats from seeking shelter at a disputed South China Sea shoal in new incidents that he said prompted his government to elevate the case to internationa s l arbitration. Aquino told reporters on the sidelines of the World ...

  8. News - China

    China has efficient systems in place to tackle infectious disease outbreaks

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... information and a weak disease prevention and control system. Feng Zijian, associate director general of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said establishing a stronger ... was spent on an information network and on prevention and control of serious illnesses. By 2006 the Ministry of Health had declared that the mainland had basically established a disease prevention ...

  9. Business - China Business - TRADE

    EU to lodge case against Chinese steel tube duties

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... WTO rules prevent members from levelling tit-for-tat sanctions, instead requiring proof assembled via a thorough investigation that a country's industry has suffered damage before any ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs to make reforms in dealing with prostitution

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of prostitutes was abolished three years ago and condoms are now commonplace in hotel guestrooms. Yet abuses have not diminished. Non-governmental groups continue to be discouraged or prevented from ...




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