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Shanghai air traffic to reach 100m

Shanghai authorities said they expected air passenger traffic through the city's two airports to tripl

Cooked cats off the menu

China banned the cooking and selling of civet cats to prevent a return of the SARS virus.

Airbus plans China engineering center

Airbus intensified its bid to dominate China's aviation market, announcing plans to set up an engineer

Commentary slates Bush policy

In the final hours before the US election, the Chinese government dropped its veil of impartiality wit

Open aviation market promised

China said it will open its civil aviation market to more private and foreign investors, a leading off

Transpac shipping charges set to rise

Pressured by steadily rising export growth in China and rising fuel charges, Mitsui OSK, Neptune Orien

Reliance on oil imports grows

China's reliance on imported oil continued to rise, absorbing 76 million tons of crude in the first ei

Kobe Steel venture for Foshan

Kobe Steel said it will establish a joint venture to process steel wire rod in Guangdong province.

Two astronauts for next space flight

China's second manned space flight will blast off in 2005 taking two men into space for a total of fiv

Sinopec borrows on back of Iran deal

On the heels of a just-signed MOU to buy 250m tones of liquefied natural gas from Iran, Sinopec Group

Midea stake in ailing appliance maker

Signaling more consolidation in China's appliance sector, Guangdong Midea Holding was reported set to

Metro Group revs up retail plans

Germany's Metro Group said it plans to nearly treble its China stores from 23 to over 60, focusing on

China Europe business school scores in MBA survey

Reporting results from its global executive MBA survey, the Financial Times said China is emerging as

Leaner and techier PLA

Taking a page from the Donald Rumsfeld book on armed forces restructuring, Chinese President Hu Jintao

Warning on tax dodging

PricewaterhouseCoopers said Chinese tax authorities would be putting a closer watch on Hong Kong and f

Death toll hits 150 in Henan ethnic disturbances

While state media remained under a blackout, foreign news reports spoke of 150 dying in ethnic clashes

Iran, China sign US$70bn energy deal

State owned oil-giant Sinopec signed a US$70 billion oil and gas deal with Iran, China's biggest ever

China warns US over trousers quota

China urged the US not to impose limits on the import of Chinese-made cotton trousers, saying such mov

China closes 1,600 Net cafes

China closed 1,600 Internet cafes between February and August and imposed more than US$12 million in f

Australia looks to China FTA

Australia's trade minister predicted a successful outcome to free trade negotiations with China, sayin

Cars face new efficiency rules

With fuel imports continuing to soar and international oil prices showing little sign of slowing, Chin

Ban on scrap electronics imports

China is to ban the importation of a range of scrap electronics goods from November 1, state media rep

Job vacancies on the rise

Government statistics reported a growing number of vacancies in China's job market, up 46% year-on-yea

PBOC issues surprise rate rise

China used conventional market levers instead of administrative orders to cool the economy and for the

eLong makes strong New York debut

Online travel agency eLong Inc made its NASDAQ debut unscathed by the People's Bank of China's first i

CNOOC parent snares more LNG mandates

Sealing its dominance in China's developing Liquefied Natural Gas market, China National Offshore Oil

Hong Kong tycoons back Netcom listing

Hong Kong property tycoons Li Ka-shing and Lee Shau-kee committed to stakes in state-owned China Netco

Xinhua Finance lists in Tokyo

Xinhua Finance Ltd, the China financial services and media company headquartered in Hong Kong, debuted

Virgin Blue in Macau budget air deal, report

Air Macau and Australian budget carrier Virgin Blue are expected to sign a deal on a new Macau-based l

SAIC set to buy 49% Ssanyong stake

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) appeared set to buy a 49% stake in South Korea's Ssangyong Mo

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