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    Blair paid US$500,000 for 20 minute talk in Dongguan

    The real estate market in China may be a giant bubble waiting to burst, and the recent changes to the regulations on foreign investment into the sector will make it harder for foreigners to profit from the sky-high rates, but at least one person has found a way to turn a profit. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair[…..]

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    China’s trade surplus hits monthly record

    China’s trade surplus jumped to an all-time monthly high in October according to figures released today by the General Administration of Customs. China’s trade surplus in October rose 13.5 percent over the same month last year to US$27.05 billion. The surplus has seen a huge 59 percent increase over the first 10 months of the[…..]

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    Delhi-Beijing, Mumbai-Shanghai: Anything China can do, India can do too

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  BEIJING, Nov. 9 – The new issue of China Briefing’s sister magazine, India Briefing, is now out, and is a Delhi and Mumbai special, identifying the investment environment in those cities. But in reading it through, and regularly visiting those cities as well as Beijing (where I live) and Shanghai, other comparisons[…..]

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    New Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries released

    SHANGHAI, Nov. 7 – The Ministry of Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission jointly released the latest Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries today. The catalogue, approved by the state council, will take effect on December 1 according to the NDRC’s website. The new catalogue replaces one that came into effect in 2004. While[…..]

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    Brian Lamb, founder of public affairs media network, receives presidential honor

    By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Nov. 7 – Brian Lamb, the founder of C-SPAN, received the Medal of Freedom on Monday from U.S. President George W. Bush. The president honored Lamb along with seven other prominent people including the novelist Harper Lee and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a ceremony at the White House. The Medal[…..]

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    China, top producer of greenhouse gases, looks to tap potential resource

      By Andy Scott and Lucy Brady  Nov. 2 – The Methane to Markets Partnership Expo that concluded yesterday in Beijing was a chance for China, fast becoming the world’s largest polluter, to grab some favorable press and promote alternative energy resources in a city where the air-quality is still a thorny issue for the upcoming Olympics.[…..]

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    In China, healthcare becomes the third rail

    By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Nov. 1 – Access Asia’s weekly update, which arrives in my inbox every Thursday morning in time to warm my heart with its wit and pedantic charm, had a very interesting take on the recent Party Congress. The situation in China is starkly simple: lifestyle + environment + demographics = healthcare nightmare[…..]

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    The big dance: A look back at the 17th Party Congress

    By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Oct. 31 – It came, for a time all we had to live on was breathless coverage of the inner workings of the Communist Party, and then it went. Ultimately, it was, in the words of the Daily Telegraph’s Richard Spencer, “choreographed to be as unimportant as possible.” So what actually[…..]

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