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  1. Brazilian-built regional jet operates in 35 nations

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 200 of the aircraft are in service in 35 countries including the United States, Japan, Australia, Panama, Kenya and Israel; buyers have included big airlines, such as Air Canada, but most ...

  2. Many reasons seen for big PLA spending rise

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and peace-keeping missions overseas, military experts said. The level of the military budget's growth is expected to be announced on Friday, the day before the opening of the National People's Congress session. Beijing-based military expert Song Xiaojun said the participation of the People's Liberation Army in the evacuation and rescue of Chinese nationals in Libya had exposed ...

  3. If we all band together we can tackle poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by George Jones

    ... George Jones, 16, Renaissance College It was 10 years ago this month that members of the United Nations came to an agreement over a set of international development goals for the new ... year, from 842 million to 1.02 billion. There has been unquestionable progress. There just has not been enough and as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at the United Nations MDG Review ...

  4. Owens Corning opens plant in Hangzhou

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and brings the United States-based company's number of composite production sites in Asia to eight. 'Building a new facility in China is part of our global business strategy to supply our ... as global industrial demand increases throughout this year. It said developing nations could save money on infrastructure repair and replacement by using advanced materials and processes, including ...

  5. Mainland car sales surge past million-a-month mark

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong The mainland's passenger car sales last month rose 83.6 per cent from a year earlier to more than one million vehicles, the first time the nation's carmakers have ... which count in the passenger car segment, buses and trucks- will be announced later but had exceeded one million units per month for six consecutive months by the end of August. September ...

  6. Apple may be closer to cracking mainland market

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... months ended March, to US$1.3 billion, or 4.4 per cent of the United States-based company's global turnover in that period. The iPhone's 'halo' effect has resulted in sharp growth in demand for Apple's Macintosh desktop and laptop computers on the mainland, where it shipped 115,000 units in the second quarter this year, up from 50,000 units in the same period ...

  7. Mainland property investors pull back

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... and cool property prices. Mainland buyers accounted for 13.4 per cent of the second-hand luxury home market (defined as units valued at HK$10 million and above) in the first quarter of this year. ... for Centaline in Kowloon Station and Tsim Sha Tsui. In the first quarter, Centaline brokered about 80 to 100 luxury unit deals at Kowloon Station a month. Of this, more than 30 deals involved ...

  8. Beijing hints at further subsidies for alternative-fuel vehicles

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... vehicles on a bigger scale as a way to continue leading the world's automobile market after the nation became the biggest car market by selling 13.6 million vehicles last year. But no domestic ... the target to export the E6 to the United States by the end of the year cannot be met either and would have to be pushed back to the second half of next year because of a shortfall in battery ...

  9. Air China joint venture to serve up better meals

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... a director of the venture, China Aviation Investment, said the company aimed to become the mainland's biggest in-flight catering provider. China National Aviation Holding, which owns the majority of Air China, holds 36 per cent of the venture, while another unit, China National Aviation Corp (Group), owns the rest. Despite improvement over the years, the quality of in-flight meals ...

  10. Carmakers count on rural expansion to drive turnover

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... be extended for another year. The nation's vehicle sales exceeded one million units for the sixth consecutive month in August. The country may reach sales of 12 million by the end of the year, up ... to be fully developed by 2020 and the vehicle industry is important as it activates hundreds of related businesses,' said Yao Jingyuan, the chief economist of the National Bureau of Statistics. ...




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