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China News 10/2012 (Page 8)



Oxford Starts Building New China Center
Construction has begun at St. Hugh's College at Oxford University on the new Dickson Poon China Center Building, which is named after the Hong Kong luxury magnate and philanthropist who donated £10 million to the project. Currently, the Oxford China ...

Swissotel expands in China with new hotel
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe Correspondent. Swissotel Hotels & Resorts is expanding its holdings in China with a new deluxe hotel being built in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, the transportation hub of south-central China. Swissotel Changsha ...

Afghanistan publishes mining contracts in anti-graft fight
KABUL Oct 14 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's government released on Sunday the details of scores of mining and energy contracts, including a major Chinese deal, in an effort to counter rampant corruption and bribery of officials worrying resource investors ...

Epidurals Change Birth Practices in China
WASHINGTON -- Giving women the option of having an epidural during labor helped lower the high rates of cesarean delivery in one hospital in China, researchers reported here. The C-section rate fell from 47% to 30% after the introduction of a program ...

AstraZeneca Expands R&D in China to Boost Drug Discovery
AstraZeneca Plc (AZN), which has the worst-performing stock this year among Europe's biggest drugmakers, will work with a research company in China to speed discovery of new medicines. The partnership with Beijing-based Pharmaron will add “a few ...

China's Economy Shows Signs of Stabilizing as Exports Strengthen
China's exports and money supply grew more than estimated in September, signaling that the world's second-biggest economy may be stabilizing after a slowdown that began in the first quarter of 2011. Overseas shipments increased 9.9 percent from a year ...

Djokovic Beats Murray In Shanghai
SHANGHAI -- Novak Djokovic saved five match points in the second set before outlasting two-time defending champion Andy Murray 5-7, 7-6 (11), 6-3 on Sunday in the Shanghai Masters final. In another entertaining matchup between the two U.S. Open ...

Take That Hard Landing; China Exports Beat Consensus
September trade in China was an upside surprise. Sorry China haters. This country's not dead yet. China's export growth rose 9.9 percent in September, clobbering consensus estimates of 5.5 percent and up from the depressing 2.7 percent growth reported ...

North Koreans See Few Gains Below Top Tier
Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, at sunset. The city, which has had significant economic progress in recent years, deals with fewer electricity shortages than other parts of the country. Few North Koreans outside Pyongyang have seen their lives ...

Romney Amps Up Tough Tone on China
“The president's failed to call China a currency manipulator,” Mr. Romney said at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, Ohio over the weekend. “He had the occasion on Friday to come out with that official designation. Do you know what they said? 'We're not ...

China's Stocks Fall on Slump in Producer Prices, Profit Concerns
China's stocks fell to the lowest level in a week after a report showed producer prices declined the most since 2009 and companies from ZTE (000063) Corp. and Yunnan Copper Industry Co. (000878) estimated third-quarter losses. ZTE, China's ...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares ease on corporate earnings worry
MSCI Asia ex-Japan down 0.3 pct, Nikkei inches down 0.1 pct. * Aussie gives up early lift on weekend China trade data. * Falling China CPI, PPI leave scope for policy easing to help growth. * Dollar index gains as riskier assets retreat, hits U.S ...

Phonemakers make Android China-friendly
Although Google has limited service in China, smartphone makers targeting the market with Android mobile operating system (OS) do not see it as a problem as they customize the devices with with localized content and features. In September, Alibaba ...

Cambodia's former king Sihanouk dies in Beijing
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk, once an absolute ruler who freed Cambodia from colonialism before becoming a tragic pawn through decades of turmoil, died on Monday in a Beijing hospital. He was 89. A pre-eminent ...

China's September inflation eases to 1.9 percent, giving room to stimulate ...
China's September inflation eases to 1.9 percent, giving room to stimulate ...

China Inflation Cools Amid Signs Growth Is Stabilizing: Economy
China's inflation was close to the slowest pace in two years in September, giving the government room to ease policies should the economy deteriorate further after import data pointed to weakness in domestic demand. Consumer prices rose 1.9 percent ...

Euro, Commodities Fall on Global Economy Concern; Dollar Gains
Euro, Commodities Fall on Concern Over Global Economy; Oil Drops. Asia stocks fell as much as 0.3 percent led by Softbank Corp. Japan's third-largest mobile-phone company dropped as much as 8.1 percent, extending a 17 percent decline on Oct. 12, ...

Luxury sales growth to slow in 2012, Bain says
PARIS (Reuters) - Sales growth in the global luxury market will slow this year to 5 percent from 13 percent in 2011 at constant exchange rates as Chinese customers rein in their spending and concerns about the global economy take their toll, a study ...

What's Wrong with China Trade? Ask the Candidates
China is the bipartisan bulls eye of choice in the U.S. presidential campaign. The Obama administration has been filing election season complaints with the World Trade Organization that China is unfairly subsidizing auto exports, even as it ...

Cambodia Mourns Former King Who Shaped Decades of History
PHNOM PENH — Cambodians awoke Monday to the news that their country's revered former king, Norodom Sihanouk, died overnight in Beijing. The 89-year-old leaves behind a colorful but tumultuous legacy. To many Cambodians who mourned his death ...

Mo Yan's Creative Space
Since the country reintegrated into the global community after the death of Mao, its government has long craved a literary Nobel for a Chinese citizen living, working and thriving in China as proof that the People's Republic has arrived as a modern ...

Slowing Inflation Opens Stimulus Space in China
By BOB DAVIS And WILLIAM KAZER. BEIJING—A modest downtick in Chinese inflation could give policy makers more room to boost the world's second-largest economy, as growth continues to decelerate in China's biggest swoon since the global financial ...

UPDATE 5-Brent falls towards $114 on weak demand outlook
U.S. retail sales point to stronger economic growth. * Commodity currencies mildly positive, Asian shares ease. * China September commodity imports rise, demand still weak (Updates throughout). By Alice Baghdjian. LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Brent ...

METALS-Copper hits one-month low on worries on short term demand
Traders eye China growth data, LME Week * Chinese physical copper demand still low * Goldman downgrades aluminium, nickel forecasts By Silvia Antonioli and Eric Onstad LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Copper dropped to a one-month low on Monday as ...

Solyndra Sues Chinese Solar Makers: Entire Nonsense
Solyndra has decided to try and sue several of the Chinese solar panel makers over the bankruptcy of the firm. This is entirely stuff and nonsense: Solyndra's bankruptcy came as a result of a technological choice they made, not as a result of any ...

American Politics and Chinese Data
On Friday the United states Treasury delayed until mid-November a semiannual, Congressionally mandated report that must declare whether or not China manipulates its currency. Delays of this report are not uncommon, but it certainly is convenient to ...

Myths, More than Traditional Medicine, Driving Rhino Slaughter
Rhinoceros populations from Asia through Africa are plummeting in the face of burgeoning illicit trade in their horns, much of it driven by myths promoted by criminal smuggling syndicates and targeting the new wealthy in China and Vietnam. The Green ...

How China's Self-Made Women Billionaires Earned Their Fortunes
Just eight women rank among the 100 wealthiest people in China, according to the Forbes list of China's 100 richest, published last week. Of those eight women, two inherited their fortunes. The other six are self-made billionaires – a pretty impressive ...

Reliance Beats Sinopec as Exports Lift Refining
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) is raising sales from the world's biggest refining complex, helping boost profit from crude processing and beating rivals including Asia's largest refiner China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (600028). The company controlled ...

What Saturday Night Live got right and wrong about China's Foxconn workers
This weekend's Saturday Night Live included a great skit about the workers at Foxconn's infamous factories in China, which produce Apple products, among many others. The Taiwanese-owned Foxconn plants have been the target of disturbing investigations ...


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