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Analysts: Steel is a steal

Analysts are picking good investment opportunities in some Chinese steel makers after oversupply and f

Coal mine closures continue

China will close 5,290 coal mines following safety inspections in 2005 as part of a campaign to reduce

China wants US-North Korea talks renewed

China has told the US and North Korea to end their dispute over sanctions so talks on dismantling the

Japanese bank looking at BOC

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ is in negotiations with Bank of China with a view to becoming the fou

Foreigners get further A-share freedom

An easing of the rules controlling foreign strategic investment into Chinese listed companies has take

Bird flu outbreak in Sichuan

China has confirmed its first bird flu outbreak in southwestern Sichuan province, AFP reported.

Boost in textile exports

Textile exports to the United States and Europe rose by 62.7% in the first 10 months of 2005 following

State-owned investor raises SPDB holding

Shanghai International Group, a state-owned investment firm, is set to become the largest shareholder

GM cuts 11% off car prices

General Motors slashed US$3,222 or 11% off two Chinese-made models, the Regal and Espica, Reuters repo

China Power to compete in Hong Kong

Chinese state-owned electricity producer China Power International Holdings plans to compete with Hong

Not enough resources to control HIV: official

China comes up short when it comes to providing the financial and human resources required to combat H

New 3G high-speed phone chip

Nanjing's Southeast University and Dongda Communication researchers have developed China's first high-

Beijing road collapses in flood

Construction workers had to swim to save themselves in Beijing after sewage from a leaking pipe floode

2005 growth lifted from 9.4%-9.8%

China's economy grew by an unexpectedly strong 9.8% in 2005, reported state media.

Having Japan as foe

China should have an enduring conflict with Japan to enhance social unity, said a senior Communist Par

Independent shareholders rebel

Fifty-nine percent of CNOOC's independent shareholders rejected a company proposal to invest in overse

Dalian No 1 in livable cities

Dalian, in northeast Liaoning province, has been ranked first in a livable city survey conducted by Be

Starbucks wins Shanghai IP ruling

After three years, Starbucks won a US$60,000 judgment after Shanghai number two Intermediate People's

Guangdong water supply restored

Tens of thousands in Guangdong have running water again after it was cut for more than a week followin

Jailed journalist released early

A Chinese journalist, imprisoned for six years for supplying state secrets and inciting subversion aft

Oil discovered in Gansu

A 500 million ton oil deposit has been discovered in an area near Lanzhou, capital of northwest China'

PetroChina to build Chengdu plant

PetroChina has received government go-ahead to build an 800,000 ton-per-annum ethylene plant worth US$

New anti-monopoly law eyed

The government will consider an anti-monopoly bill in 2006, along with legislation to deal with state

Markets rally on cement stakes sale

Building material sector confidence drove shares to their highest level in more than three months Thur

FDI up 7.7% in dynamic Zhejiang

Eastern Zhejiang province attracted US$13.07 billion in contracted foreign investment in the first 11

China-Japan snarl in 'blackmail' death

Sharp words were exchanged between China and Japan over the May suicide of a Japanese consular officia

Strike over Beijing News takeover

Hundreds of Beijing News staff were striking Thursday on news of an editorial takeover by one of its p

Third bird flu death

A factory worker from Sanming City, Fujian province, is the seventh human case of H5N1 bird flu in Chi

$1 billion windfall for Sinopec

China will give China Petroleum & Chemical, or Sinopec, a one-time state subsidy of US$1.17 billio

Securities rules relaxed

Revised securities rules aimed at small shareholders will allow overseas non-financial institutions an

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