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Gov't to bail out financial institutions

China's financial institutions, including its troubled brokerages, some of which have collapsed due to

US, Asian nations to promote cleaner energy

The US and five other nations, including China and India, agreed this week on a partnership to use cle

China bacteria outbreak worsens

Chinese officials said the outbreak of a pig-borne bacterial disease in southwest China that has now i

Caterpillar may buy 51% of Xuzhou

Caterpillar, the world's No 1 maker of earth-moving equipment, is in negotiations to buy a 51% stake i

Cross-strait talks on zero-tariff to be cancelled

Talks between the Mainland and Taiwan representatives over tariff-free policies on fruit from the isla

China to recruit foreign pilots

The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) will soon announce China's new policy to

Nissan Diesel aims to increase China sales

Japanese truck maker Nissan Diesel Motor Co said it seeks to raise its China sales by nearly tenfold i

US real estate co to develop Chinese malls

The Simon Property Group, one of the biggest real estate developers in the US, said it has partnered w

China, US to hold first strategic dialogue

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo and US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick will hold t

Chinese women in space by 2010

Chinese women astronauts will embark on space missions by 2010, working as flight commanders or on-boa

Mchem to provide discount AIDS drugs to Africa

Xiamen-based Mchem Pharma Group signed an agreement with the Clinton Foundation to supply discounted c

Beijing halts construction of 32 power projects

Beijing stopped the construction of 32 power projects located in Henan, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia bec

No further reval to come soon: Beijing

In an effort to curb speculation on further adjustments of the RMB, China's central bank issued a stat

Royal Bank of Scotland to buy 15% of BOC

The Royal Bank of Scotland is near a US$5bn deal to buy as much as 15% of the Bank of China (BOC), the

Zimbabwe, China sign economic deals

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Chinese President Hu Jintao signed an economic cooperation acco

China trade surplus with US forecast at US$90bn

China's trade surplus with the US is forecast to surpass US$90bn this year, and that with the European

China oil deals can harm global stability: US

Global stability and energy security can be undermined by China's and India's willingness to make oil

US thwarting CNOOC bid

A key US congressional committee voted late Monday to a 141-day delay in a government review of state-

N Korea nuclear talks open in Beijing

Six-party talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program opened Tuesday in Beijing, a day

Electronics majors may merge

As part of a bold plan to restructure state-owned enterprises (SOEs), two state-owned conglomerates co

Stronger yuan won't hurt FDI much: banker

Chinese analysts say Beijing's revaluation of the renminbi is unlikely to have a major negative impact

Unocal almost accepted CNOOC bid

The battle for Unocal isn't over and the board of the US oil company almost accepted an US$18.5bn offe

China scraps 17 textile export fees

In a sign of its inability to stem the torrent of its textile exports, China has decided to scrap expo

Pigs blamed for deaths in SW China

A bacteria that spreads among pigs is responsible for a mysterious illnesses that has claimed 19 lives

Suicide No1 cause of death for young adults

The leading cause of death among young adults in China is suicide, state media reported, citing health

Mugabe seeks aid in China

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has started a week-long visit to China to discuss possible financia

Honda to sell luxury sedan in China

Honda Motor, Japan's third-largest auto maker, announced Monday that it will begin sales in China of t

IPO will aid ICBC capital ratio

After its expected IPO, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) will have a 15% capital ade

Revaluation may up China imports

China's revaluation of the yuan may mean that consumption and import of raw materials, like copper, so

China, EU, may face new textile row

China, which recently resolved a textile dispute with the European Union, may face new frictions becau

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