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China doomsayer sees crash coming
By Chris Oliver, MarketWatch HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China's consumption boom is drawing to a close, according to one economist's contrarian view, which calls for no growth — or even a contraction — in the Chinese economy and the advent of an era ...

China Tries the Finer Things
By LAURIE BURKITT SANYA, China—Once facing bankruptcy, Italian yacht maker Ferretti Group has become the latest purchase by Chinese investors with a taste for luxury and an eye toward their fast-growing home market. But that relationship comes with a ...

China foreign investment quota boost aimed at ETFs -report
| SHANGHAI, April 6 (Reuters) - China's expansion of a quota for investment of offshore yuan back into mainland financial markets will be used mainly to promote Hong Kong-listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the mainland stock market, ...

China adds 6 Uighur men to its national list of terrorists, accusing them of ...
China adds 6 Uighur men to its national list of terrorists, accusing them of ...

METALS-Shanghai copper steadies on US jobless numbers
SHANGHAI, April 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper steadied on Friday tracking slight gains in London prices in the previous session following the release of positive initial jobless claims data from the United States. But trading volumes were thin as ...

Ford to expand Chinese factories again
Ford will expand its biggest factory complex in China to meet growing demand in the world's largest car market. The $600 million expansion will include a new assembly line, body shop and paint shop at its Chongqing site in southwestern China, ...

METALS-Shanghai copper edges up, helped by US jobless data
* Shanghai copper up nearly 1 pct * LME closed for trading until Tuesday * Chinese traders cautious ahead of key US and China data * US jobless claims lowest since 2008 * Coming Up: US nonfarm payrolls, March (Updates prices, adds quotes) By Carrie Ho ...

Iron Ore-Shanghai rebar hits nearly 3-mth top; ore buying weak
(Updates rebar price) SHANGHAI, April 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai rebar futures extended gains to a nearly three-month high on Friday, amid a pickup in steel demand as construction activity resumes though the rise could be limited as cooling economic growth ...

Lenovo to Take Pre-orders for Smart TV Product in China
By Michael Kan, IDG News Lenovo will start accepting pre-orders for its smart TVs on April 10 in China, as the company prepares to test the waters with the new product on its home turf. The company has opened a new Chinese-language website announcing ...

China shuts leftist Web sites as political strife continues
BEIJING — China's Communist Party censors on Friday closed several “new left” Web sites, and a fourth, pro-reform site run by the Carter Center went off-line, as the country's rulers sought to stifle divergent voices and muffle signs of an ongoing ...

China's financial system could face more reforms
By David Pierson China may be the world's second-largest economy, but its financial system still answers to strict state controls that critics say hold back the country's development. The free market plays little role in determining how China's ...

Worker at Apple-supplier Foxconn in China: 'We're humans, we're not machines'
By Reuters ZHENGZHOU, China -- In the eight years since Zhang Shuxiang first left her village in the poor interior of central China, she worked in 20 factories before coming to the assembly line of a Foxconn plant making products for tech firms ...

Chinese Plan Indicates Fewer Wind Farm May Win Approval
China, the world's biggest wind- power market, issued plans that may indicate it will approve fewer of the projects this year than it did in 2011. The National Energy Administration plans to approve 16.76 gigawatts of wind-power projects in 2012, ...

Cabbeen is star of Fashion Week in China
A model parades a creation by the Chinese fashion house RED DRAGONFLY Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection during the bi-annual China Fashion Week in Beijing on March 26, 2012. While Chinese actresses including Huo Siyan, Li Xiaolu and Lin Peng were some ...

China leaders in desperate race to stifle dissent
Want to know what it's like to be a Chinese leader today? They spend their days arrayed before a dike, desperately sticking fingers in leaks that keep springing. Their people's grievances are manifold. And rather than trying to address them, ...

Critic's Notebook: China under the influence of American cinema
A trip to the Hong Kong International Film Festival reveals the hold Hollywood has over modern Chinese culture and how artists and entrepreneurs are savvily adapting its ways. From left, Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung, actress Miriam Yeung and actor ...

China shows signs of opening up its financial system
A series of moves in the last two weeks has raised hopes that financial freedoms could be expanding in the so-called bird cage economy. A security guard walks in front of banks along a street in Beijing. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told a national radio ...

'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama
By JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER The wife of sacked Communist Party official Bo Xilai made quite an impression when she showed up in Mobile, Ala., 15 years ago with her young son in tow. Denver lawyer Ed Byrne, whom she had hired to ...

China says Australia's ban on Chinese company from bidding to help build Web ...
China says Australia's ban on Chinese company from bidding to help build Web ...

Japan's Azumi to hold talks with China on IMF contributions
| TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi said on Saturday Japan would hold high-level talks with China over contributions to the International Monetary Fund to help ease the euro zone debt crisis ahead of a G20 finance leaders' meeting ...

Saudi petrochemicals giant expands in China
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has begun work on a $100 million technology center in Shanghai, focusing on alternative energy and new materials for the construction and auto sectors. SABIC's CEO Mohammed Al-Mady said Friday the center would focus on ...

Dartmouth to help with China health reform effort
By HOLLY RAMER Dartmouth College is spending the next five years helping China improve its health care system through a partnership that officials say could pay off at home as well. China announced in 2009 it would pour $124 billion into changing the ...

Japan, China to 'Consult Closely' on Support for IMF, Azumi Says
Japan and China will seek to coordinate on supporting the International Monetary Fund's effort to contain Europe's debt crisis, Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi said. “Rather than make decisions independently, we've agreed to consult each other very ...

Grocery Shopping in China
By KOPIN TAN | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR Investors scouring for bargains might want to add Chinese supermarkets to their shopping lists, even if they may not want to load up the carts just yet. As the recession threat eases, US food retailers' stocks ...

China's Cash Buys Inroads in Caribbean
NASSAU, the Bahamas — A brand new $35 million stadium opened here in the Bahamas a few weeks ago, a gift from the Chinese government. The tiny island nation of Dominica has received a grammar school, a renovated hospital and a sports stadium, ...

Many views on China, US, but fates undetermined
So much for the charm offensive. One of the aims of the organization that sponsored my recent trip to China, the China-United States Exchange Foundation, is to "further improve communications and enhance understanding between the peoples of China and ...

World News of the Day From Across the Globe -
1 Organ sales: Authorities have indicted five people in central China for involvement in illegal organ trading after a teenager sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPhone and an iPad. Prosecutors in Chenzhou charged the suspects with intentional injury ...

Valley Christian band headed to Beijing to play with counterparts; combined ...
Valley Christian band headed to Beijing to play with counterparts; combined ...

Taiwan's Koo-Backed KGI Securities Climbs 6.6% On Merger Offer
Shares in big Taiwan brokerage KGI Securities, controlled by the island's billionaire Koo family, closed up by their 6.6% daily limit on Friday after China Development Financial Holding offered to buy it in a cash and stock deal worth as much as $1.9 ...

WORLD - News of the Day From Across the Globe
1 Organ sales: Authorities have indicted five people in central China for involvement in illegal organ trading after a teenager sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPhone and an iPad. Prosecutors in Chenzhou charged the suspects with intentional injury ...


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