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Disney ponders China

The Walt Disney Co is planning a range of projects in China, including a theme park, incoming Chief Ex

Taiwan's New Party in Beijing

The most recent Taiwanese party to visit the Mainland following the April visits by Kuomintang Chairma

Trade surplus doubles

China's 2005 global trade surplus is forecast to increase to US$70bn, from US$32bn last year, due, in

Burger King comes to PRC

Burger King, one the three largest US fast food chains, has opened its first China outlet in Shanghai,

Manulife JV to sell in Hangzhou

Beijing approved Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Corp, a joint venture 51% owned by Canada's largest

Textile exports near US quotas

As talks with US trade officials begin Friday in Beijing, China has already exceeded, or is approachin

Hu, Blair pledge stronger Sino-British ties

Ahead of a meeting between Group of Eight leaders and leaders of China, Brazil, India, Mexico and Sout

Unocal-CNOOC saga continues

Unocal and CNOOC continue to their talks on various issues, chief among them being Unocal's concern ov

UPS to open first mainland hub

In an expansion bid in Asia's top logistics market, United Parcel Service said it would open its first

S&P: HK property recovering

The Hong Kong property market recovered strongly in 2004, but with rising interest rates in the territ

Shanghai to build wind-power station

Shanghai will build an offshore wind-power station in the next five years with a designed capacity of

Chinese young have sex at 17

Males and females between 14 and 20 in urban China have their first sexual experience at the average a

Rice to visit Beijing

Four of President Bush's top aides, including US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Commerce Secr

EU President to visit Beijing

Jose Manuel Barroso, President of EU Commission, will pay his first official visit to China from July

China's carriers in the red

Due to rising jet fuel costs, China's airlines have lost more than US$40m during the first five months

Boeing may be sued over China sales: report

The US government could sue Boeing for US$37m if the aviation company is found guilty of violating the

Sino-French car JV rebounds

Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co Ltd, the Sino-French car joint venture, said it sold 72,500 veh

PayPal to launch in China

EBay Inc said it would bring its online-payment service PayPal to China by the end of this year, in a

GM China's no 1 foreign carmaker

General Motors has replaced Volkswagen as the No 1 foreign automaker in China, as the company and its

Haier undecided on Maytag

After expressing an interest in a potential US$1.3bn bid for rival appliance maker Maytag last month,

Bausch & Lomb to expand in China

In a bid to expand in Asia, eye care company Bausch & Lomb said it has agreed to acquire a 55% sta

CCB's foreign investors lined up

After signing an agreement with Asia Financial Holdings, a unit of Singapore's state-owned investment

Citic Securities unveils compensation

One of the more than 40 companies picked by China to float state-held nontradable shares on the market

Citic drops plans to acquire TPI

State-owned Citic Resources Holdings Ltd has withdrawn from talks to acquire Thai Petrochemical Indust

Stock markets to get a boost

The restructuring of China's brokerage industry and the launch of more bank-managed stock funds are ex

China freezes new stock issues

In an effort to shore up flagging share prices on its two domestic stock exchanges, China's regulators

China's rising discontent

Social instability may spread through China unless Beijing quickly addresses the widespread and growin

26.1m Chinese still desperately poor

About 26.1m of China's 1.3bn people are still desperately poor, most of them living in the countryside

FedEx deal for Baiyun air hub

The US logistics courier and logistics company FedEx will sign an accord next month, making Baiyun Air

Strategic oil reserve to be completed by year's end

China is expected to complete construction of the first phase of a new strategic oil reserve by the en

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