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  1. China Railway secures US$2.6b Libyan rail jobs

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao China Railway Construction Corp, the nation's second-largest railway builder, has won contracts in Libya worth US$2.6 billion to build two rail links, Xinhua said. The firm ... was the mainland's biggest contractor of overseas infrastructure projects, the agency said. The company clinched 43.9 billion yuan worth of contracts in 2006 and 89.5 billion yuan for the first 11 months ...

  2. Shanghai consulate halts visa service

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the protests and security concerns. In a statement posted on its website, the consulate said people seeking visas could still apply through designated agents in the city. Local travel agencies have already reported some cancellations for group tours from Shanghai to Japan. Amid tight security, the consulate opened to provide services to Japanese citizens, though it warned its nationals ...

  3. China turns more selective on growing pile of foreign investment

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... of an inter-agency committee to vet foreign acquisitions in certain strategic industries or of a certain size. This largely mirrors the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US that reviews overseas buyers in the interests of 'protecting national security while maintaining the credibility of US open investment policy'. At the same time, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration ...

  4. International help needed to combat piracy, says official

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... property crimes are more professional, international and organised. Public security agencies have been trying to improve regulations and enhance law enforcement efforts,' Mr Zheng said. ... on intellectual property protection and has established laws and regulations in line with international practice and China's national conditions,' Deputy Minister of Commerce Jiang Zengwei said. ...

  5. Property agents feel the pain as government cooling moves bite

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the policies went too far, or not far enough. The central bank led the campaign by raising mortgage rates. It said more than US$2.4 billion worth of foreign capital had poured into the nation ... Lillian Yang in Shanghai Property agent Steve Yang regrets the impulse that made him leave a reputable company to set up his own real estate agency last year, during the then booming ...

  6. Between two worlds

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

    ... While the west makes huge efforts to entice Chinese business, the illegal diaspora is distorting foreign economies, writes Mark O'Neill On Wednesday, 22 Chinese nationals were placed in US custody in the port of Seattle after they let themselves out of a 12-metre cargo container that was used to smuggle them from China. A day earlier, US Homeland Security Secretary Michael ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Shanghai to follow suit of Beijing with 72-hour visa-free stays

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 07:36am by John Kennedy

    ... by Beijing. — Xinhua News Agency (@XHNews) 12月 9, 2012 China abroad Beijing Cream--  Police In Vietnam Detain Anti-China Protesters, Again   National pride is a funny thing, isn’t it? One moment it’s ... the US fails   Countries like China and India which leverage their oil use to a greater extent with more coal use are less affected by a rise in oil prices – Tverberg writes. It's one reason ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Regulation delay puts foreign banks in a spot in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:51am by Jeanny Yu; George Chen

    ... investors. It includes those that Beijing said would threaten national security, so foreign investors can forget about those sectors. "This ambiguous situation gives the authorities, as usual, ... said. Joseph Chan said: "Reconciliation of different priorities and vested interests of the various agencies is paramount. Success or failure of the free-trade zone hinges on that." ...

  9. Hotel owes us $1.7m, say travel agents

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... the agency had paid $80,000 in February for securing rooms in March. 'We were unaware that they would be closed in March. A manager told us we could be reimbursed, but so far we haven't ... several thousand dollars to more than $300,000 but were unable to secure the number of rooms promised by the three-star hotel. Ten of the agencies yesterday reported the case to Wan Chai police ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Legal loopholes prompt China to delay Shanghai free-trade zone rules

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... the source said. "It could get even worse if they eventually choose to meet in court and then the government will be in a dilemma over whether we should obey existing national laws or obey those ... at the highest levels of government and policymaking agencies. While the Shanghai plan won strong support from Premier Li Keqiang, he had to stare down opposition from financial industry regulators, ...




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