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  1. Keeping China's engine running

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sesha Sam Fujian joint venture should help meet rising demand SAUDI ARABIA'S state-owned Saudi Aramco (Aramco Overseas), the world's largest oil company, has joined with China ... sectors, and help the Chinese people build an even more prosperous society,' he said. Saudi Arabia is the No1 supplier of crude oil to the mainland. Last year, China imported 15.18 million ...

  2. Hunger for black gold fuels shift of focus

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the United States today for Saudi Arabia, and will also visit Morocco, Nigeria and Kenya. 'China's increasing reliance on imports of oil and other raw materials from the Middle East ... billing when Mr Hu visited leading oil exporters Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. Jin Canrong, vice-dean of the School of International Studies at Renmin University, said China's desperate need ...

  3. Yemen's security challenge tests China's foreign policy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... border with Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government has long worried about extremists slipping across that border to enter Saudi Arabia itself. It also worries about Shia movements in the region. The risk of Yemen's collapse creating problems for Saudi Arabia would clearly add to the already high risk premium on international oil prices. With Saudi Arabia providing 19 per cent ...

  4. Business - Commodities

    Beijing 'to increase reliance on Middle East oil'

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Israel and in Palestine, and in both Saudi Arabia and Iran," he said. China's imports from the Middle East (mainly petroleum and gas) grew from US$3.8 billion in 1999 to US$160 billion ... that China's profile in the Middle East, economic, military and political, is unprecedented." Washington's refusal to sell missiles to Saudi Arabia had opened the door to a Sino-Saudi missile ...

  5. China must look beyond its Mideast commercial interests

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be struck in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar - energy is, after all, what Wen is going for. China's formula has worked well so far: butter up Gulf states with energy deals ... withdrawal, external powers lack presence in Egypt and Libya, while proxy tussles for regional dominance between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey will keep playing out in Syria, Bahrain, Lebanon, ...

  6. China must not turn blind eye to friends' injustices

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and against Sudan for failing to stop the genocide in Darfur. The mainland imports 11 per cent of its oil from Iran and 5.2 per cent from Sudan. In Saudi Arabia, there was no talk between Mr Hu ... no pointed observations about Taiwan and no veiled warnings about the mainland's military build-up. Instead, Mr Hu will be treated as a friend in Morocco, Nigeria and Kenya, as he was in Saudi ...

  7. Payment paradox prevents the yuan from going global

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for their shipments in yuan. That's partly because the Gulf Arab states- including Saudi Arabia, by far China's biggest oil supplier- are furious with Beijing for vetoing this month's Arab ... with large quantities of yuan would be to buy imports from China. And contrary to what you might think, China doesn't make all that much that they want to buy. Take Saudi Arabia again. Although ...

  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Giordano sales pushed down by weak China demand

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... a controlling stake in Giordano franchisees in the United Arab Emirates and the Saudi Arabia in November, and it will open two shops in Botswana, southern Africa, next month. Gross profit margin ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Suning embarks on reinvention

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... media reported that the company raised US$400 million from a group of investors led by Saudi Arabia-based Kingdom Holding. ...

  10. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Give cash instead of fuel aid to poor, World Energy Council tells Beijing

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... mostly developed nations. Only Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia and India paid out higher subsidies, most based on the consumption of petrol and diesel, and to a lesser degree on natural gas, coal ...




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