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    China looks to Southeast Asia, but roads continue to hinder development

    This is the fourth 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 Laos. By Andy Scott VIENTIANE, Laos, Jan. 17 – Trade between[…..]

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    Hong Kong moves towards provision of Islamic financial services

    Possible changes in tax law to facilitate entry of Islamic fund market By Chris Devonshire-Ellis HONG KONG, Jan. 16 – Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Joseph Tsang, yesterday committed to the development of Hong Kong as an Islamic financial centre by seeking to attract more Muslim investors. The territory has just announced it has applied to[…..]

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    “Can you afford it?” rather than regulatory barriers now join the issues for entering the China market

     China Mobile suspend talks with Apple over selling iPhone in China China Mobile has announced they have just broken off talks with Apple over the sales of the iPhone into the Mainland China market. The deal’s bone of contention essentially is over the industry practice of mobile operators giving equipment suppliers a cut of the[…..]

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    Oil imports up 12.4 percent to 163.17 million tons in 2007

      Jan. 14 – China’s crude oil imports rose 12.4 percent in 2007 over the previous year to a record 163.17 million tons, according to customs figures. Crude oil imports for 2006 were 138.8 million tons, representing an increase of 16.9 percent from the previous year. Exports, however, fell 38.7 percent year-on-year to 3.89 million[…..]

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    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Beijing

    BEIJING, Jan 14 – Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh began a three-day State visit yesterday arriving in Beijing for talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao. The visit, the first State visit by a sitting Indian Prime Minister for five years, comes during rapidly growing bilateral ties between the two countries, and follows Sonia Gandhi’s[…..]

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    Chinese-educated foreign dispute resolution mediators now sitting in Chinese courts

    Jan, 14 – In a demonstration that the Chinese Ministry of Justice is actively engaging with Western concepts of judicial management and dispute resolution, and as a result of on-going educational and instructional support from the American and British governments in particular, we can report that a 27-year-old British-South African woman, Katie Kinahan, has been[…..]

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    Chinese Qing Dynasty railway company share certificate

    This is an un-issued share certificate for the Yunnan-Sichuan Tang Yue Railroad Company. It was due to be issued in 1909 during the short reign of the last Chinese Emperor. The issue was approved by the provincial governors of Yunnan and Guizhou, and was to be 20 million shares in blocks of 5 Liang –[…..]

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    China to introduce resource tax system in 2008

    Jan. 11 – Details of a new resource taxation system will be announced this year, an official with the State Administration of Taxation said on Thursday. While the system is still being finalized, it may include a shift to taxation by price instead of volume and an expansion of the category of taxable resources Xinhua reports. The[…..]

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