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China, Vietnam face off against EU

Chinese and Vietnamese shoemakers are working together to fight the European Union's projected high ta

Steel mills up prices to counter losses

China's steelmakers are increasing prices nearly 10% to counter fourth quarter losses in 2005, the Sou

Japan needs China: Ministry of Commerce

A Ministry of Commerce researcher, writing in the China Youth Daily, said that China's economy is the

Guangdong plans direct compensation

Guangdong's Department of Land and Resources will seek provincial government ratification for proposed

NDRC issues jobs warning for 2006

Some 25 million young people will be looking for 11 million available jobs this year, state media repo

EU plans anti-dumping duty on shoes

The European Union is set to impose an anti-dumping duty of nearly 20% on shoes from China and Vietnam

US steps up pressure on renminbi

US Treasury officials have sounded out investors and Wall Street traders on branding China a "currency

Electricity shortfall to ease in 2006

Mainland power-generating capacity will reach a record high this year, according to China Electricity

Health care funding too low: minister

Health Minister Gao Qiang has told the China Hospitals Association that state funding of the sector ha

Musharraf arrives for state visit

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Beijing on Sunday looking to reach a series of strategi

Beijing to issue US$7.6b in T-bills

China has announced it will issue US$7.5 billion in certificate treasury bonds next month with terms o

Cartoon cyber cops patrol blogs

Two online cartoon online icons, a male and female named Jingjing and Chacha, police the city of Shenz

Intelligentsia calls for free speech

In the wake of the decision to resume publication of the recently banned Bingdian Weekly, leading main

BOC clears IPO obstacles

The Bank of China said it had sealed agreements with all its foreign strategic investors, clearing a m

Steel cap imminent

China intends to cap total iron and steel production at around 400 million tons and cut back on produc

Fed chairman backs China

New US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said China should take more steps to make its currency fl

China defends Internet police

China defended its right to police the Internet after four American technology giants appeared before

PetroChina delists last subsidiary

PetroChina Company Ltd, the country's largest oil producer, closed its major buyout process of listed

Genpact to triple China staff

Genpact, the former in-house business process outsourcing unit of US firm General Electric, willl near

Heavy metals poison fish

Dangerous levels of heavy metals have been found in a significant proportion of seafood in one of Chin

Energy efficiency plan launched

China plans to halve energy use to heat its buildings over the next five years to save dwindling fuel

Pfizer lawsuit to be heard

Beijing will deal with a Pfizer Pharmaceutical lawsuit over the revocation of it's Viagra patent in 20

China adopts world accounting standard

China has agreed to adopt a form of the International Financial Reporting Standards used in almost 100

Sino-US summit on trade April 11

US officials will raise American trade issues with Chinese officials at a Sino-US trade summit on Apri

Citigroup can up Shanghai bank stake

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank shareholders approved a deal allowing Citigroup to increase its stake

Liability extension for fatal work accidents

Punishment will be extended to provincial, municipal Communist Party and government chiefs when fatal

China takes gold in speed skating

Speed skater Wang Meng, 20, has given China its first gold medal of the Winter Olympics in Turin, winn

US to hold naval exercise in Asia Pacific

The US Navy has announced it will hold one of its biggest naval exercises in the Asia Pacific region t

Beijing denies arrests for online opinions

Beijing denied that anyone had been arrested for posting opinions online and said its internet laws co

SEPA says eco concerns risk social instability

Mainland environmental problems threaten social stability, the director of the State Environmental Pro

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