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    Moving to China? Here’s some advice…

    While doing some research recently on advice for foreign investors looking to enter the Chinese market, we came upon this letter to an American considering seeking opportunities in Shanghai. [There is] nothing whatever for you to do in the office in Shanghai, and, as you do not speak Chinese, I cannot put you in charge[…..]

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    Tianjin port expands to accommodate 30 percent year-on-year growth

    The Tianjin Bonded Zone is seeing a lot of construction these days as the port is dredged and streets leading to the zone are dug up to lay cables and pipelines for telephone, electric and gas facilities to feed the new logistic parks under construction. By the end of 2007, according to an article in[…..]

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    Conservation efforts look to turn China’s Grand Canal into World Heritage site

    The Grand Canal, a 1,800 kilometer-long waterway stretching from Beijing in the north to Hangzhou in the south linking six of China’s river systems – the Yellow, the Huai, the Qiantang, the Wei, the Hai and the Yangtze – is seeing a revival of conservation efforts following the establishment of a national organization to protect the world’s oldest canal[…..]

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    Subverting Chinalyst – how not to win friends and influence people

    Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis  This month at Chinalyst, as can be seen from the “2007 China Blog Awards” banner to the right of this screen, a competition has been held in which people can vote for their favorite China blogs. It’s a good idea, and one that is overdue. These things take a bit of organising,[…..]

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    China’s African Odyssey

    By Andy Scott Part One: The Oilmen Cometh I couldn’t help asking him once what he meant by coming there at all. “To make money, of course. What do you think?” he said, scornfully. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. Foreign governments have been attracted to Africa for more than two centuries, greedily pursuing the continents’[…..]

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    Has China’s economic development hit a glass ceiling?

    Commentary: Lack of stock market transparency, the one-party state and why Chinese companies are struggling overseas By Chris Devonshire-Ellis On the face of it, much in China over the past 20 years has appeared to be a pretty incredible success story. Other developing nations, from India to South America, Africa and elsewhere in Asia have all[…..]

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    China’s booming economy rises 11.9%

    China’s economy expanded 11.9 percent in the second quarter according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics yesterday. The gross domestic product hit RMB10.68 trillion (US$1.39 trillion) in the first six months of the year, growing 0.5 percentage points higher than a year ago. China Daily reported that the “blistering” GDP is growing[…..]

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    Beijing airport to open third runway in October

    Beijing Capital International Airport is set to expand its take-off and landing capacity by 50 percent in October when it begins trial operations of its third runway. The RMB200 million runway will raise capacity at the airport from 30 to 90 flights per day according to the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC). The[…..]

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