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Shenhua to build plant in Inner Mongolia

Taking advantage of China's huge demand for fuels and chemicals, Shenhua Group, China's biggest coal m

US, China in talks to end textile row

China and the United States started a round of two-day trade talks on Tuesday in San Francisco centere

Reports indicate migrant workers go unpaid

Migrant workers often go unpaid for their labor, state media reported, citing two surveys released.

Industry output grew 16.1%

China's value-added industrial output grew 16.1% in July from one year earlier to US$71.8bn, due to st

AT&T moves China HQs to Shanghai

US telecommunications giant AT&T will move its Greater China headquarters from Hong Kong to Shangh

Lenovo sold most PCs in Asia

Lenovo, China's largest computer maker, sold more personal computers in the Asia-Pacific region during

Shenzhen fuel shortage worsens

Of Shenzhen's 245 gas stations, one half, or 128, have closed indefinitely as Guangdong's oil-supply c

Editor condemns restraints on freedom

A veteran editor of the China Youth Daily, wrote a letter charging the newspaper's new editor-in-chief

China Southern Exec arrested

A top executive at China Southern Airlines, China's largest carrier by fleet size, has been arrested f

Qingdao port to double capacity

Qingdao port, the mainland's third largest port after Shanghai and Shenzhen, will spend US$3.2bn over

Money supply increases

China's money supply expanded in July at its fastest rate in over a year, as the central bank allowed

Baosteel holders okay share overhaul

Baosteel Iron & Steel Co shareholders approved a plan to increase the number of publicly traded sh

Beijing to review oil, gas prices

The Chinese government is expected to re-evaluate the way it regulates oil and natural gas prices.

EU to block China trouser imports

The European Union (EU) will block China-made trousers shipped after July 12, the Chinese Ministry of

"Desperate Housewives" on Chinese TV

In another sign of China's opening up, the sexy US soap opera "Desperate Housewives" soon will air on

Yahoo buys 40% of Alibaba

Yahoo Inc said Thursday it agreed to pay US$1bn in cash and hand over its China operations to Alibaba.

US says it will protect its workers ahead of China trade talks

The Bush administration said Thursday talks with China next week will be conducted in the hope of reac

China's trade surplus expands in July

China's monthly trade surplus in July widened to its highest level so far this year and inflation quic

China Securities to receive RMB4.6bn bailout

China Securities will receive a RMB4.6bn capital injection under a bailout plan announced Thursday, Th

China Shipping to boost borrowing

China Shipping Development, the country's largest crude oil carrier, said it will increase its borrowi

Beijing Olympics to have three beer sponsors

Chinese brewer Tsingtao Beer is to join Yanjing Beer and Busch-Anheuser Budweiser as beer sponsors to

Lafarge to merge China cement business with Shui On

Lafarge SA, the world's largest building materials maker, will merge its cement business with Shui On

Rules issued to regulate money brokers

China's banking regulator issued rules on Thursday that will cover the country's first money brokers w

Yahoo set to buy 35% stake in Alibaba

Yahoo Inc, which claims to have the world's largest Internet search engine, is set to buy a 35% stake

Unocal shareholders approve Chevron purchase

Unocal shareholders on Wednesday approved the sale of the company's energy assets to Chevron, the US'

US, China to hold textile talks

US and mainland officials will hold textile trade talks next week in San Francisco, but the Bush admin

US to call for greater scrutiny of Chinese cos

A Washington committee that investigates national security issues in connection to China on behalf of

Japan protests over energy field

Japan made a fresh protest against China on Wednesday over a disputed energy field in the East China S

Central bank details currency basket

China's central bank said Wednesday the main components of the currency basket it started using under

Jiangxi Copper to expand capacity

Jiangxi Copper, the largest mainland producer of the metal, said it will spend RMB10bn over the next f

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