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    Aid, ideology and atomic bombs: China’s complicated relationship with North Korea

    This is the sixth in a series of articles that looks at China’s borders. As China has grown in the last 30 years, so have the often complicated relationships it has with its many varied neighbors. In this article, we take a look at North Korea. By Joyce Roque April 5 – Like father, like[…..]

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    China rolls out 3G mobile network for trials

    April 3 – After years of delays and unsatisfactory results, China finally rolled out its home-grown 3G or third generation mobile phone network on Tuesday. Technically tagged TD-SCDMA (Time-Division-Synchronous Division Multiple Access), the network was released in eight major cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Qinhuangdao, Tianjin, and Xiamen by State-owned China Mobile to[…..]

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    Asian Development Bank: Chinese economy to slow to 10 percent in 2008

    HONG KONG, April 2 – China’s economy is expected to slow to 10 percent in 2008 according to a report released by the Asian Development Bank on Wednesday. ADB’s annual Asian Development Outlook 2008 forecasts developing Asian economies to expand at 7.6 percent in 2008 and 7.8 percent in 2009. “Asia will not be immune[…..]

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    Northern China suffers through worst drought in decades

      April 2 – The worst drought northern China has seen in decades is expected to continue this month the country’s weather administration said on Tuesday. The administration forecast little rain in the coming days and stated that water should be set aside for drinking and farming. Much of the northeast, Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Tianjing,[…..]

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    April China Briefing out now

    April 1 – The April issue of China Briefing magazine is out now and available for download (please click on the picture at the right). In this issue, we take a look at China’s restricted industry sectors and the big ticket investments that inevitably go with them. Long approval processes, years of waiting for the[…..]

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    China processes more crude to meet growing demand

    Mar. 31 – China processed more crude oil in the first two months of 2008 to ease supply shortages throughout the country. China processed 55.81 million tons of crude oil in January and February, a 7.4 percent increase from the same period last year the National Development and Reform Commission said on Friday. Output of gasoline and diesel surged 4.1[…..]

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    Greater Mekong Subregion summit concludes in Laos, China pledges millions in aid to region

    By Andy Scott Mar. 31 – The third meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) opened in Vientiane, Laos on Sunday, bringing together the prime ministers of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The ministers are meeting to discuss ways to deepen economic cooperation between their countries. They will also focus on poverty reduction,[…..]

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    Logistics industry posts 20 percent growth in added value for 2007

    Mar. 31 – China’s logistics sector realized RMB1.7 trillion in added value last year, a growth of 20.3 percent on the previous year, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. The growth rate was 5.2 percentage points higher than the year-earlier level. The added value accounted for 17.6 percent of the total added value[…..]

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