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    China, India, Vietnam foreign direct investment discussions – Singapore

    Complimentary meetings to discuss FDI available February 27-29 Chris Devonshire-Ellis, the Senior Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates, and publisher of China Briefing, India Briefing, 2point6billion.com and the brand new Vietnam Briefing title is in Singapore next week speaking at the Asia Business Forum “China Mergers & Acquisitions” conference, and will be available following this,[…..]

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    CPI predicted to rise 7.5 percent in January

    Jan. 18 – The Bank of China forecast a minimum 7.5 percent rise in the January Consumer Price Index (CPI), mainly fuelled by rising food prices and the worst winter weather in decades. The bank said in a report issued Friday that the CPI would rise between 5 to 7 percent in the first half[…..]

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    Waging an “internet war” in China

    Abuse of public forums designed to defame plaintiffs slowly being reined in Feb. 17 – In an ongoing trend in China, large numbers of legal disputes, which should be the preserve of the courts, are being aired via public forums. At China Briefing for example, we are involved with several litigation suits over the inappropriate[…..]

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    Politicizing the Beijing Olympics a flawed concept

    Political protests in such forums also a denial of free speech By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Feb. 15 – With Steven Spielberg’s decision to resign as advisor to the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony over the civil war in Darfur, coming on top of the British Athletics Federation bungling over the IOC’s clause 51 and the comments by[…..]

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    Chinese New Year retail sales up 16 percent

    Consumer spending up despite poor weather conditions Feb 14 – China’s retail sales, the country’s key gauge of consumer spending, surged 16 percent during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday despite the worst winter storms in 50 year buffeting the country. Consumers spent RMB255 billion (US$34.9 billion) over the holiday, up from RMB219.8 billion in the[…..]

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    Common misperceptions about China

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Feb. 13 – During the build up to the Olympics, China will come under increasing scrutiny from the world press and tourists. Many of them may not be familiar with China and some will have misperceptions about the country based on old stories or misunderstandings. In this occasional series we will highlight[…..]

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    Beijing Olympics becoming politicized, UK Olympic Association backs down after stand-off with athletes

    Section 51 of Olympic Charter likely to be a key issue of interpretation Feb. 13 – In the second potentially embarrassing event to hit the Olympics this week it has emerged that the British Olympic Association has had to back down from proposed clauses it had wanted to insert into athletes contracts to prevent them[…..]

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    Direct sky casino flights planned between Hong Kong and Las Vegas

    In-flight gambling proposed for Venetian Las Vegas – Venetian Macao-linked route Feb. 13 – Plans have been announced in the Las Vegas Review Journal to launch VIP flights between Hong Kong and Las Vegas to capture some of the high roller market operating in Macau and its American counterpart. Las Vegas Sands Corp, the U.S./Macau[…..]

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