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Beijing Media offer oversubscribed

Beijing Media Corp, the first state-owned newspaper company to list offshore, was heavily oversubscrib

Citic Pacific enlarges steel stake

Citic Pacific, the Hong Kong-listed investment arm of the central government, increased its stake in D

Toshiba consolidates notebooks in Hangzhou

Toshiba Corp said it would shift all of its Philippine notebook production to its main plant at Hangzh

Christmas trade slows

Agence France-Presse, quoting customs data, said China exported Christmas products worth US$1.6bn in 2

Hu rebukes HK chief in public, a first

In what was seen as his first public rebuke of Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Chinese President Hu Jinta

Dairy leader under investigation

Reuters reported that police today detained Chairman Zheng Junhuai, Chief Financial Officer Zhang Xian

Regulator publishes risk guidance in wake of CAO mess

The China Banking Regulatory Commission issued a consultation paper urging banks to set up independent

Guo Xin seeks control of ship gaming operator

Aiming to raise group revenues by more than 50%, Guo Xin Group said it will take a 60% stake in gaming

China Mobile makes another big subscriber jump

China's biggest mobile phone provider, China Mobile, reported adding 3.27m subscribers last month, its

New taxes on metal exports

Beginning January, China will impose an export tax on aluminium, copper and nickel, according to Xinhu

Delay in fuel oil tender award

According to Reuters, China Aviation Oil Trading (CAOT), the new trading unit of China Aviation Oil (S

Chinese aircraft export sale called a landmark

Calling it a landmark for Chinese aviation, China National Aero-technology Import & Export Corp (C

Visa Gold cards are as good as visas in Singapore

Aiming to beef up mainland tourist traffic, Singapore, effective December 1, loosened financial restri

Don't rush rule changes, Lee Hsien Loong cautions

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said lawmakers should await the outcome of investigation of C

Taiwan dollar stutters on anti-secession law news

Reuters reported that the Taiwan dollar weakened in early trading on concerns over Beijing's plan to d

Shenyang, National Aero-Tech get US$40m Airbus order

Airbus said it awarded Shenyang Aircraft Corp and National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corp a US

Half of China's state enterprises now joint-stock firms

More than half of China's state-owned enterprises have transitioned to shareholder structures, accordi

Honda credits China for record growth

Honda Motor Co, the no.

Unicom subscriber growth slows

China Unicom said it added 1.55m new subscribers in November, bringing its user base to 11.55 million.

China sends 420,000 txts a minute

Chinese mobile phone users have let their fingers do even more talking this year, with the number of S

Strong NASDAQ debut for The9

Online game operator, The9, saw its stocks jump more than 23% in the first day of trading on the NASDA

Foreign airlines face new safety tests

China's aviation authority announced it was stepping up safety inspections of foreign airlines as part

China slams Japan visa for Taiwan's Lee

China issued a swift rebuke over Japan's decision to grant former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui a tour

Huaneng signs pioneers reactor project

Huaneng Group, one of China's largest independent power producers, signed an agreement to help develop

Foreign film quota to widen

China's media regulator said it would raise the quota of imported films and broaden the range of count

Pandas face food crisis

Pandas in southwestern China are facing a food crisis with the blossoming of their staple food, bamboo

Netcom in talks over PCCW stake

Hong Kong's dominant fixed line telephone carrier PCCW announced it was in talks to sell a 20% stake t

Air China stocks debut in HK, London

Shares in Air China debuted on the Hong Kong and London stock exchanges Wednesday.

Tax revenue up 24%

China's tax revenue is projected to reach a record RMB2.5rtn (US$304bn) for 2004, up 24% year-on-year,

Performance pay for SOE bosses

The body regulating China's state owned enterprises said it had signed contracts with managers of 30 o

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