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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CHINA

    Premier Li Keqiang pledges major projects, policy tweaks

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:43am by Reuters

    ... investment projects in information networks, water conservancy and environmental protection this year, Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday. Fiscal and monetary policies would be kept flexible ... in 15 areas, including roads, fertilisers and water supply, Li told a separate weekly cabinet meeting he chaired. The move meant the central government had cut 40 per cent of its red tape ...

  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank official urges China to be vigilant over rising debt levels

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Victoria Ruan

    ... resources, but such risks should not be ignored, he added. Standard Chartered Bank says the mainland's total debt likely hit 251 per cent of gross domestic product at the end of June, ...

  3. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank-State Council study urges priority on China land reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... to resolve distortions in the way of resources allocation, officials from the two institutions said yesterday at an international conference. A book titled Urban China will be published after final ...

  4. News - China - CHINA

    China seeks greater influence in Arctic region

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... China's own overfished water. According to a Chinese diplomat in Norway, the Arctic is "the world's largest storehouse of biological protein". "I think resources are definitely ... countries, as it bids to raise its stake in the faraway but resource-rich region. The China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre, whose launch plan was announced in Shanghai in early June, may signal new ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Private sector crucial to sustain China growth, Moody's says

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... the roles of the state-owned and the private sectors and let the market take a decisive function in allocating resources," said Tom Byrne, senior vice-president of Moody's sovereign risk ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Lost Generation, by Michel Bonnin

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:07pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... rudimentary homes. In most rural villages, there was no running water or electricity, so they had to read and write by an oil lamp. There was a vast gap between the educated youths and the peasants ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The China Choice, by Hugh White

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... be catastrophic for America." The spark could be sovereignty disputes over islands and waters in the South China Sea, US naval exercises in the Yellow Sea or quarrels between China and Japan ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CHINA

    Home-price gap between first-tier and provincial cities widens further

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... square metre because of excessive speculation, while prices in Longnan were at risk of falling because of its location in the nation's poorest area and also because of a shortage of water ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Specter of "the People", by Mun Young Cho

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill T he Specter of "The People" - Urban Poverty in Northeast China by Mun Young Cho Cornell University Press 3 stars "Northeast China was the first area liberated by the Communist Party during the civil war. Since then, we northeasterners have devoted all our resources to the state without compensation. What came to us after all these sacrifices? ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: 'China in the 21st Century', by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by ALEXANDRE HUIBONHOA

    ... The former gives a brief - sometimes too brief - introduction to China's history. Wasserstrom does an effective job of dipping the reader's toes in the deep and wild waters of Chinese ...




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