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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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    Potential for withholding tax on repatriation of dividends?

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  July 24 – A question has been raised concerning an omission that has occurred within China’s new corporate income tax (CIT) law which could mean withholding taxes being levied on the repatriation of after-tax profits for overseas businesses with foreign invested enterprises in China. Not yet commented on elsewhere, (eagle eyed Dezan Shira &[…..]

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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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    Housing fund contributions change for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou

    Provincial tax authorities recently announced an amendment to the regulations that govern tax free contributions to basic pension funds, basic medical insurance, unemployment and housing funds (Cai Shui (2006) Circular 10). Effective July 1, 2007, provincial supervision bureaus have put in place new regulations on housing fund contributions for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. When it was issued[…..]

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    AirAsia launches cheap flights to Shenzhen

    AirAsia launched its Shenzhen service today with nonstop flights from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, the first routes into mainland China for the Malaysia-based budget airline founded in 1993. Group Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Tony Fernandes Berhad of AirAsia said, “We have continued to create history by introducing flights to untapped markets as we have always[…..]

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