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Draft on ending pan-Pearl delta barriers

Guangdong said a new agreement removing trade barriers among the nine pan-delta economy provinces coul

Hairmax plans China entry

Hairmax International announced that it entered into a letter of intent with Hainan province-based Xin

Daily opts for HK listing

The Beijing Youth Daily newspaper group has dropped plans to float on the domestic market, opting inst

Amcham defends Pfizer patent

The American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) in China released a statement saying that its member compani

Highway plan on hold

An ownership dispute has stalled H-share listed Sichuan Expressway's planned RMB 777 million (US$105.6

Petronas eyes lubricants market

Petronas of Malaysia said it has laid plans to win over 5% of China's lubricants market within five ye

CCB applies to start mortgage securitization

China Construction Bank (CCB) has applied to the State Council for permission to launch China's first

NEC to launch software venture

NEC System Technologies and TOTYU announced they would establish NEC System Technologies (Hangzhou) to

BOC (Hong Kong) switches to merit system

Bank of China (Hong Kong) has advised its 13,000 employees it would measure staff performance instead

Futures exchange sets new rules

The Shanghai Futures Exchange announced new regulations for trading of fuel oil contracts.

SMIC plans Chengdu factory

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) plans to build a US$175 million chip assembly pl

PetroChina finds oil in Indonesia

PetroChina, the mainland's no.

Honda to boost production

Honda Motor plans to increase production capacity at its Wuhan, Hubei province factory within the next

CNOOC plans gas station chain

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) plans to open a gas station chain in China's coastal province

Port construction JVs allowed

Overseas companies will be allowed to invest in the second phase of construction of the Shanghai Yangs

Producer prices up

Latest government data showed producer prices increased at their fastest rate in the 12 months to June

Netcom reported very close to IPO

Aiming to raise US$1.5 billion, state-owned China Netcom could file any moment with the US and Hong Ko

China beefing up oil tanker fleet

Responding to China's soaring demand for oil imports, China Ocean Shipping (COSCO) and other ship owne

Construction projects suspended

Work was suspended on Shanghai's Universal Studios theme park after a central government inspection te

Ending chipmaker rebates to help Taiwan

The US-Taiwan Business Council said Taiwan's semiconductor industry will benefit from China's agreemen

China air travel on serious growth track

China's passenger traffic could grow to five times its current size in 20 years, an Airbus Industrie e

Taiwan's biggest chip firms gearing up

Taiwan chipmakers are gearing up mainland investment plans in hopes Taipei will approve investment pro

Call for bids on research projects

The Ministry of Information Industry (MII) called for Chinese companies to bid on 19 technology resear

Shenzhen clean-up

In an effort to tidy up the city's image, the Shenzhen government ordered a crackdown on saunas and br

Naming China's most polluted cities

In a first, environmental authorities named and shamed 10 cities with the worst air pollution in the c

BOC seeking foreign partner

The Bank of China is in talks to sell an equity stake to a foreign bank.

Tesco to acquire Hymall stake

UK-based retailer Tesco agreed to purchase a 50% share in Hymall Commercial Retail Group for US$259 mi

Deals signed at PPRD symposium

Officials signed agreements for 473 infrastructure and transport projects worth a total of US$29 billi

More easing of capital movement

China will go nationwide with its pilot program allowing multinationals to buy and sell yuan for non-t

Flex-hours requested

The Shanghai government said it will ask 700 high-energy-consuming companies to reschedule work shifts

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