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Republic of China


Position of KMT has not changed

Lawrence Chung's article on the current debates over 'one country, two areas' in Taiwan politics ('Every which way but one', April 4) is a thorough piece, but contains a simple misunderstanding.

Thursday, 12 April, 2012, 12:00am

Rafael Hui sells stake in offshore company

Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan sold all his stake in the only offshore company he owned three months before graft-busters arrested him on suspicion of breaching Hong Kong's anti-bribery laws, his business partner said.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The business view on China

Q1 What is your biggest concern about doing business in China?

Q2 Identify two difficulties you have encountered while doing business here.

Q3 What is your expectation on a freely convertible yuan?

Q4 State one personal takeaway from Boao.

Timothy Dattels Senior partner TPG Capital, private investment fund

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Betting on the balancing act

Professor Michael Pettis of Peking University has a bet with The Economist - that China will not be the world's biggest economy by 2018, as the magazine has predicted, and that in real yuan China's average growth for the rest of this decade will average 3.5 per cent or less.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Trade deal means more 3D and Imax movies from Hollywood for mainland

With two Hollywood films, War Horse and John Carter, topping the mainland box office in first two weeks of this month, mainland audiences will have access to 50 per cent more American films this year, with at least one new foreign film hitting the big screen every week.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

New policy still fluid

Foreign nationals working on the mainland are now required to pay social security tax, but there is still confusion over the interpretation and implementation of the new policy, which became effective last October.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Territorial claims set out in map of South China Sea

Mainland authorities will publish a map of the South China Sea this year to strengthen their claim to the disputed region.

The map is part of a national campaign involving a dozen ministries and the Communist Party's publicity department to help raise public awareness of the country's territories and safeguard its sovereignty in disputed areas.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Booby traps

It is fitting that you can form the word 'trap' out of transparency. As the debate about the need for transparency in China's military build-up continues along its fairly predictable path, there is one interesting wrinkle that is often forgotten - that the PLA is trying to become an asymmetric power.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwanese seek talks on Fujian zone plan

Taiwan has called on the mainland to discuss a Fujian-based special economic zone under the provisions of the Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement (ECFA).

The move is an attempt to ease a row over whether Beijing is using the zone as a trap to turn Taiwan into one of its special administrative regions.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Doubts over rare earths restrictions

I refer to the report ('Rare earths firm's shares rise after WTO complaints', March 15).

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am