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Changhong secures RMB 3bn credit line

Troubled TV maker Sichuan Changhong Electric Appliance Co.

Arrests over Hebei mine blast

Police in Hebei province arrested 20 people in connection with a deadly coal mine blaze last November

War shrine targeted by Chinese hackers

A Tokyo shrine dedicated to Japan's war dead said that its website had been the target of repeated att

Imax signs China multiplex deal

Giant format movie maker Imax Corp announced it had signed a deal to install its big screen cinema sys

Chinese Royal Mile riles Scots

A controversy has erupted in Scotland over the use of Chinese granite for street repairs to Edinburgh'

Record output for Baosteel in '04

Shanghai Baosteel Group Corp., China's largest steel company, reported record output of 21.23m tons of

China Southern 'looking at 7E7 order'

China Southern Airlines, China's biggest airline in terms of fleet size, could be about to place a US$

Dongfeng IPO hopes cut

State-owned Dongfeng Motors, China's fourth-largest automaker, could raise less than half its initial

CAO could ask creditors to lose 60%

The collapsed aviation fuel importer China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.

Changhong TV plans takeover of US distributor

One of China's biggest television manufacturers, Sichuan Changhong, was reportedly planning a takeover

ICBC govt cash report rejected

Sources close to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) dismissed an earlier report in the

China invests US$1.8bn overseas

Chinese investors sent US$1.8bn of non-financial investments overseas in the first 11 months of 2004,

Sinopec to step up western oil efforts

Sinopec announced plans to step up its oil exploration and production efforts in western China to meet

VW Shanghai's car sales slide in '04

Volkswagen announced that its leading China venture, Shanghai Volkswagen, sold more than 10% fewer car

ICBC set for US$30bn injection

Beijing was close to approving an injection of more than US$30bn into the Industrial and Commercial Ba

Ping An looks to overseas investments

Ping An Insurance looks set to become the first Chinese insurer to enter overseas capital markets this

Shanghai launches dividend index

As promised, the Shanghai Stock Exchange began the first trading day of the year with the launch of a

HK retains freest economy title

Hong Kong held on to its position as the world's freest economy for the 11th year running, according t

HBO signs digital TV deal

American TV producer HBO signed a deal to broadcast six hours of programming daily on state-owned CCTV

CCB and Shenzhen Bank join forces

China Construction Bank (CCB) and Shenzhen Development Bank announced they were joining forces in an e

PBOC eyes 15% growth in money supply

The People's Bank of China is targeting money-supply growth of 15% in 2005, officials said at the end

China to attend tsunami aid summit

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is to attend an emergency summit of Southeast Asian leaders being held on T

US company to import Chery cars

US-based Visionary Vehicles said it had agreed to forming a partnership with Chinese auto manufacturer

Taiwan looks to resume charter flights

Taiwan said it was willing to consider the resumption of direct charter flights to China in time for t

Generators brace for record coal prices

Chinese power producers are expecting to pay record prices for coal in 2005 with the expanding economy

Wen visits mine disaster scene

Visiting the scene of one of China's deadliest and most recent coal mining accidents, Chinese Premier

China Southern airline buy-up approved

Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines announced that its independent shareholders had approved a RMB

1.3 billionth Chinese to be born on Thursday

Despite the commonly held belief, mainland China's population will officially reach 1.3bn only on Thur

Corning dumping tariffs reversed

US-based fiber-optic cable manufacturer Corning Inc said the Chinese government had reversed a decisio

Tsunami relief effort

As death estimates climbed to 125,000 and accusations flew over America's "stingy" US$35m initial comm

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