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  1. Dispelling Oxford blues

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Studying in the United States means not only learning the business culture of the world's biggest economy, but also the possibility of settling there and bringing your family ... in institutes of higher education in the United Kingdom and that the number of visa applications and visas granted was growing year by year. The consulate gets 7,500 inquiries a year about education. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517987/dispelling-oxford-blues
  2. Forget the movie, what about votes?

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... American power in the world. 'After the second world war, it was the United States which was the pioneer of free trade and a prime mover in setting up the United Nations, the World Bank, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537174/forget-movie-what-about-votes
  3. Yuan tipped to breach psychological barrier

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Escape from 'currency manipulator' tag eases Beijing move to push up the unit China's currency is set to break through the psychological barrier of eight to the US dollar in the near future, now that Beijing has avoided the label of 'currency manipulator' by Washington, traders say. They said such a ruling against Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548883/yuan-tipped-breach-psychological-barrier
  4. Twelve-year police hunt to catch 'Queen of snakeheads'

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... for political asylum, taking advantage of the liberal laws in these countries. They were housed in state centres but, since they had committed no crime, were not detained and so were able to escape. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544186/twelve-year-police-hunt-catch-queen-snakeheads
  5. Record trade surplus raises ire of foreign partners

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Ahead of a week with major trade and economic talks with the United States, a senior Chinese official warns that the price of its record trade surplus is rising friction with its partners. Wang Shichun, director of the Fair Trade Division of the Ministry of Commerce, said that two-thirds of the 29 trade investigations against China this year had been launched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519866/record-trade-surplus-raises-ire-foreign-partners
  6. Travel boom triggers cash flood

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Golden Week will see 320 million Chinese tourists boost spending and help ease the pressure on yuan Economists have been telling the State Council ... into effect on Monday. According to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, a citizen is allowed to exchange US$20,000 or its equivalent in foreign currencies each year, as long as they present ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547465/travel-boom-triggers-cash-flood
  7. China needs to sustain cooling efforts, economist says

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Roach said a bubble existed only in Shanghai and some other coastal cities. 'The US has a nationwide bubble, with housing prices rising by double digits in 25 states last year.' He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493220/china-needs-sustain-cooling-efforts-economist-says
  8. State-owned truck and SUV maker joins queue to target US

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai A state manufacturer of pick-up trucks and sports utility vehicles (SUV) yesterday announced plans for major exports to the United States, becoming the third ... vehicle on sale in the United States within 16 months, with exports of 30,000 in 2007, rising to 150,000 by 2010. Two other Chinese firms, Chery Automobile and Geely Automobile, have announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545377/state-owned-truck-and-suv-maker-joins-queue-target-us
  9. Yang Rong may add Beijing to lawsuit

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mainland entrepreneur Yang Rong has accused the provincial governor he is suing in a United States court of confusion and inaccuracy, while his lawyer said they might add the central ... They had nothing to do with Brilliance China and Liaoning's lawyers know that,' said Mr Yang, who fled to the United States last year. 'To use a press conference instead of a court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430543/yang-rong-may-add-beijing-lawsuit
  10. Eldon sees no need to revalue the yuan

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... was the first to call on China to revalue its currency, which has been pegged at about 8.30 to the US dollar since 1994. Last month, United States Treasury Secretary John Snow visited Beijing ... at Columbia University and an economic adviser to former United States president Bill Clinton, said a floating exchange rate would cause instability and would not be good for China or the global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428292/eldon-sees-no-need-revalue-yuan

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