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    Property rights tested in Suzhou

    The struggle between property owners and developers is an old tale, but one that has become ever more contentious, and exciting to watch, here in China with the recent passage of the controversial property law.  While that law is set to come into effect Oct. 1, 2007, there has been no end to interesting stories[…..]

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    Beijing limits city construction

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Not in Beijing though, where the coming 2008 Olympics have transformed the city into one large construction zone. Much has been written about the pace of development, the destruction of old hutong neighborhoods and the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people. In an attempt to show they[…..]

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    No change for foreign property investment laws in Shanghai

    Shanghai is not loosening rules on foreign investors buying property according to officials at the Shanghai municipal housing land & resources administration bureau.  Rumors had been swirling after the bureau posted a notice that said foreign nationals, legal representatives and other organizations are qualified to participate in land bids. The local media jumped on this and began reporting[…..]

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    Macau’s land valuation rules to be revamped

    According to the South China Morning Post, the Macau government will revamp its land valuation criteria, based on a public consultation to be launched in June or July, according to new secretary for transport and public works, Lau Si-io. Mr Lau – who replaced disgraced former minister Ao Man-long, who is facing corruption charges –[…..]

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    PetroChina’s discovery could cut China’s oil imports

    PetroChina has announced that crude oil output from the newly discovered oil field in Bohai Bay could reach 10 million tons a year by 2010-about 200,000 barrels a day or nine percent of the nation’s current oil output. This is good news for China which imported a record 3.3 million barrels of crude a day in[…..]

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    NDRC: Services should dominate economy

    The service sector should play a dominant role in the national economy said Xia Nong, vice director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Policy Department at a news conference April 24. The GDP ratio of energy-consuming sectors increased while the service sector, which demands little energy, decreased from 40.7% in 2004, to 39.9% in 2005, and to 39.5%[…..]

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    Lack of due diligence in poisoned medicine

    The need for comprehensive due diligence was made painfully clear this weekend when The New York Times ran a report tracing the path of a toxic syrup from Panama where it lead to a reported 365 deaths, 100 which are confirmed, back to its production facility in the Yangtze River Delta. Walt Bogdanich and Jake[…..]

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    Shanghai Port 2nd in world for TEUs through first quarter

    The Shanghai Daily is reporting that Shanghai Port is now the second biggest port in the world for containers. According to the paper, the port handled 5.89 million TEUs in the first quarter of 2007, an increase of 28.1 percent from 2006. It now ranks second behind only Singapore for throughput of containers. The Yangshan Deep-Water Port,[…..]

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