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  1. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Silk Road at sea plan needs open approach to avoid conflicts

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:05am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Nanning, Guangxi victoria.ruan@scmp.com Maritime version of trade strategy faces obstacles amid South China Sea disputes unless all participants share benefits, warn experts Silk Road at sea plan needs open approach Violent anti-China protests in Vietnam are the latest sign that Beijing must share more of the potential economic riches it eyes in the region ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Fast links to mainland speed growth of central Taiwan's hub city

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Ralph Jennings in Taichung Closer economic ties have helped central Taiwan's biggest city grow at 9pc a year, fuelling a construction boom and sprawling transport systems Air, sea ... to open on July 1 should improve things further. Sea cargo can reach the other side in 3-1/2 hours. Now foreign investors inspired by mainland-Taiwan trade liberalisation and fast logistics want ...

  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Free-trade agreements more to do with politics than goods and services

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:14am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Latin America and Africa without once mentioning the elephant that stares at him across the East China Sea: "We are at the very centre of the Pacific Rim, and a neighbour ...

  4. News - China - TRADE

    Chinese ship makes first journey on Northeast Passage route to Europe

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... via the Northeast Passage, a shortened route that could revolutionise trade, state media reported yesterday. The Arctic route has become navigable due to global warming melting sea ice ... foreign trade is carried by sea and Beijing is also hoping the new shipping route can help develop the nation's northeast. In 2012, 46 ships used the Northeast Passage, compared with four ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Obama's pivot to Asia faces setback from fellow Democrat over trans-Pacific trade deal

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 03:42pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... disputes. Those tensions have heightened fears of a conflict, as an assertive China stakes its claims to contested islands in the East and South China Seas. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki ...

  6. News - China - TRADE

    Amid a sea of troubles, Canton Fair is still the best show in town

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Mimi.lau@scmp.com Economic uncertainty, geopolitics, bird flu and soaring costs may be on everyone's minds, but the Canton Fair is still the best- for now Fair puts on a brave face as exports totter The spring session of the twi ...

  7. News - China - TRADE

    Iceland premier Sigurdardottir to meet China’s leaders in Beijing

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... officials said China had mooted using the island as a trans-Arctic shipping port. Retreating ice has opened up the potential for a shorter cargo shipping route with Asia, which would cut the sea ...

  8. Business - China Business - TRADE

    'Shanghai zone needs to focus on shipping'

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:51am by REN WEI

    ... that was not big enough to ensure its success. About half of the 14 square kilometres is in Lingang New City, which is connected with the Yangshan islands through the 32.5km cross-sea Donghai Bridge. ...

  9. News - China - TRADE

    Scotland's leader Alex Salmond seeks better ties after independence vote

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 11:37pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... million (HK$498.5 million) and met high-level executives in oil companies CNOOC and Sinopec, two major investors in the North Sea. The first minister said salmon exports to China had increased ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Bet on exports fails to pay off for world leaders

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:33am by Bloomberg

    ... this week by economists at UniCredit and based on inputs including activity at Chinese sea ports and in air cargo signals a "significant recovery" in global trade in the coming few months. ...




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