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Reval pressure may backfire: China

In a gathering of monetary officials and senior commercial bankers, Chinese central bank chief Zhou Xi

China 's computer sales to grow 50%: report

Hong Kong-based research company Global Sources said Tuesday that the Mainland's computer-related sale

Unregistered sites to face closure

All Mainland-based Web sites and blogs must register by June 30 or face closure in the latest move by

China to fight AIDS

In a new campaign to stem the spread of AIDS, China's Health Ministry is urging the promotion of free

Possible ban on foreign cartoons

China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television is considering a ban on the airing of forei

EU shoemakers call for Chinese import curbs

European shoe makers, including Italian, Spanish and Portuguese industry groups, backed by French, Gre

China to make yuan fully convertible: vice premier

While he did not cite a timeline, Vice Premier Huang Ju said at the International Monetary Conference

BoC eyes stake sale to foreign investors

Bank of China said it hopes to sell more than 10% of its shares to a number of foreign investors, Reut

China considers nuke power bids

China is still weighing bids by competing US, French and Russian nuclear power technology suppliers be

ZTE opens US HQ

In a a bid to raise its US presence, ZTE Corp, China's largest listed telecommunications manufacturer,

Disease fears in China's flood areas

China is working to control the outbreak of disease in Hunan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces where floo

Trade row little impact on HK

The textile trade dispute between China and the EU will have limited impact on Hong Kong's textile ind

Lenovo to supply to NBC

In its first deal outside China since purchasing IBM's PC business, the Lenovo Group said it would sup

China rejects US appeal on Tiananmen

China rejected a US appeal to "fully account" for as many as 250 people still imprisoned in connection

MCC prepares for IPO

China Metallurgical Construction Group Corp (MCC), the country's leading construction company, is prep

Wuhan eyes US$6b steel plant

Wuhan Steel, China's third largest steel mill, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Guang

US-Sino trade disputes unresolved

No solution to the US-Sino trade row appeared in sight after US Secretary Carlos Gutierrez met with Vi

Stock markets hit 8-year lows

China's deeply troubled stock markets slid further as the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed at

China faces rail funding gap

China is facing a US$240bn shortfall in its rail construction budget, prompting a search for private a

Japan to build weapons disposal plants

In what is believed to be the largest overseas project ever by its government, Japan will spend more t

Shipyard to break records

Construction began last week on China State Shipbuilding Corp's US$3.6bn Jiangnan Shipyard project in

China tightens Tiananmen security

As China tightened security around Tiananmen Square Saturday to prevent memorials on the anniversary o

China opens up defense industry

After decades of strict control over its weapons production, China said it would begin granting licens

Boeing, AVIC cos sign deals

The Boeing Co yesterday signed contracts worth US$600m to purchase airplane components, including thos

China warns on UNSC expansion

Calling it a "dangerous move", China's UN ambassador Wang Guangya said China opposed a resolution that

US officials to discuss trade with China

In his first trip to Beijing since taking office as US Commerce Secretary, Carlos Gutierrez said China

Citigroup may be excluded from CCB IPO

Citigroup Inc's investment in China Construction Bank could jeopardize its role as an underwiter of th

Russia, China sign border agreement

After 40 years of talks, China and Russia reached a final agreement Thursday over their eastern border

China's floods kill 70

Heavy rainstorm and flooding in central and southwestern China have left 70 dead and 58 missing, destr

AIG withdraws license application

American International Group said in a regulatory filing that it has withdrawn an application to sell


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