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    Beijing to ban a million cars in clean-air test

    Beijing will take one million cars off the city’s streets for two weeks in August to rehearse traffic control measures for next year’s Olympic Games, organizers of the event have said. Sources with the Beijing organizing committee for the Olympic Games said that city authorities will clear Beijing’s roads between August 7 and 20. They[…..]

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    China policy increasingly important in U.S. presidential campaign

    While many people in the United States are focusing on “made in China” tags and substandard food, China is reaching out to leading U.S. presidential candidates, holding an unpublicized meeting with several of their top foreign policy advisors. Vice Foreign minister Dai Bingguo recently had dinner with advisors to some of the leading presidential candidates including Sen.[…..]

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    China to allow FDI in defense sector

    China will allow foreign investment in its defense sector according to state media Tuesday, as it looks to invigorate a long restricted and dormant sector. Beijing News (via AFP) is reporting that firms producing less-sensitive military equipment and products for broader civil and consumer markets will be allowed to solicit domestic and foreign investors as[…..]

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    Hong Kong celebrates 10 years under PRC rule

    Hong Kong celebrated its tenth anniversary since returning to mainland China on Sunday. As with any arbitrary anniversary, this presents a moment to look back at that was, and what has happened since. Hong Kong has come a long way since those uncertain days in 1997. SARS and the Asian financial crisis hammered the city[…..]

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    Dezan Shira & Associates now an Asian practice

    BEIJING, Jul. 2 – Dezan Shira & Associates opened three offices in India today, expanding its presence in Asia to 11 offices across the region. The Indian offices are the first for the firm outside greater China. Chris Devonshire-Ellis, the founding partner of Dezan Shira & Associates, and publisher of China Briefing, today commented at a press conference at[…..]

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    Welcome to the machine

    Welcome to the machine. This message is timed to self-distruct modify in five seconds continuously. We are entering a new age. The future of information in less that 5 minutes: Feng Jun at MindMeters believes blogs have brought great changes to the opinion marketplace and to the media in general, his thoughts, via Danwei’s translators:

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    Foreign investment funds scrambling for slice of China’s property pie

    Foreign investment in China’s property market reached RMB22.2 billion in the first five months of this year (up 89.9 percent from the same period last year) according to the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics. As the Shanghai Daily reports: Global property funds have remained very active tapping the increased demand for properties[…..]

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    Mekong countries agree to bridge linking China to Bangkok

    By Andy Scott Senior officials from several Mekong countries agreed yesterday to build a bridge across the Mekong River, linking by road, the southwest province of Yunnan, China with Bangkok, Thailand. The bridge, which, according to the Asian Development Bank, will be financed by the governments of the People’s Republic of China and Thailand, is scheduled[…..]

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