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  1. Xi sets right tone for stable relations

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Avoiding a row with a senior leader from a rival country is difficult at the best of times, but tricky indeed when elections are in the offing. Beijing and Washington have to make every effort ...

  2. Railway ministry targets corruption

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and their middlemen during the bidding process had become commonplace. Industry insiders say uncovering hidden practices is tricky; state-owned enterprises do not give kickbacks directly, but instead ...

  3. Rules changed to allow local governments to raise cash

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... the market. By the end of 2008, outstanding city investment bonds came to barely more than 30 billion yuan. This year so far, however, the number has already run up to 70 billion yuan. Other tricky ...

  4. Getting into the game

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... while in other cases, those who call for a proactive approach are the dominant players.' Experts said whether to intervene was a tricky issue for Beijing. The decision was not only based ...

  5. Opinion poll

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a tricky scenario in which public opinion could have at least some bearing on the endgame. The unexpectedly wide lead in popularity enjoyed by chief-executive candidate Leung Chun-ying over his ...

  6. Never mind the quality, just feel the growth

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to invest productively. Of course, Beijing isn't just relying on investment to produce growth. It is also counting on stimulating consumer spending. But that, too, could prove tricky ...

  7. Risk in choosing growth over prices

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... That puts Beijing in a tricky position. Policymakers don't want to do more damage to exporters, but neither do they want to exacerbate inflation. One option would be a suite of administrative ...

  8. Hot money estimates are not even warm

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... channels is tricky. The classic way to do it is to look at the growth of China's foreign exchange reserves, subtract the growth attributable to both the trade surplus and approved inward ...

  9. Taipei keeps watch on diplomatic allies amid fears of post-election 'dirty tricks' by Beijing

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... but media in both Taiwan and Malawi have reported that the mainland has offered US$6 billion in aid to the African state in exchange for a switch of allegiance. The tricky development prompted Mr ...

  10. Mainland economic hot spell to continue

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The mainland's third-quarter economic growth rate of 11.5 per cent looks uncomfortably fast. But successfully slowing the mainland's runaway expansion will be tricky. Some analysts welcomed the gross domestic product data released yesterday as evidence that the mainland's headlong economic growth is finally slowing in response to Beijing's cooling ...




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