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Taiwan President Chen Shuibian called for improved relations with Beijing during a speech after his in
Financial considerations have forced a delay in China's plans for a manned moon mission, state media r
China and New Zealand signed an air services agreement that removes restrictions on air travel between
China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and Kazakhstan state-owned KazMunaiGaz signed an agreement to joi
Siemens announced it plans to invest another one billion euros (US$1.2 billion) into China.
An official involved with policy at China's central bank said that China may raise interest rates if t
The head of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) urged creditors to sue debtors.
Private bank deposits in April increased by 15.9% year-on-year, totaling US$1.45 trillion, according t
Parkson said it will double its current number of retail outlets in China to about 70 by 2008.
China North Industries (NORINCO) won a US$836 million bid to build a 19-kilometer metro line in Tehran
China's consumer price index (CPI), pushed by rising food prices, rose by 3.8%, the fastest rate in se
China's broadest measure of money supply, M2, grew 19% year-on-year in April, according to data releas
China's industrial production in April grew by 19% year-on-year, the fastest rate of growth in more th
China's retail sales totaled US$48 billion in April, a 13% increase over April 2003, according to data
Kia Motors announced that it signed a deal with Jiangsu province officials to build a US$645 million a
China formally initiated an energy exploration project in the Spratly Islands, a group of islands clai
China's trade deficit grew to US$2.26 billion in April, up from US$540 million in March, according to
Taiwanese regulators found that 13 Taiwan-listed companies had exceeded the ceiling set by the Taiwan
China will launch two astronauts into orbit for seven days in autumn 2005, according to state media re
China Minmetals Development, (CMD) China's largest trader of raw materials, reported a 350% profit inc
China's labor pool will grow by 2.8 million university graduates in summer 2004, according to data rel
Hang Seng Bank and Daiwa Securities were approved for qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII)
The US announced it will support China's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), which controls
Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced it planned to acquire a 20% stake in its joint venture with H
The AFL-CIO, the largest US trade union group, said it had accepted an invitation by Chinese Vice Prem
Efforts to cool down the economy contributed to the decrease in steel product prices for construction
Guangdong province took steps to cool down investment in the province in order to prevent inflation.
Loans to rural areas grew by 13% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2004, reaching a total of US$161
Organizers of the 2008 Beijing Olympics announced that two nongovernmental tenders for the National Te
Chinese and UK companies signed contracts worth a total of US$1.5 billion during Premier Wen Jiabao's