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China's SMEs struggle to jump the credit hurdle

By Peter Cai Though the People’s Bank of China’s base interest rate is 6 per cent, which is already one of the highest amongst large economies, small and medium-sized enterprises would be lucky to...

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Fonterra seeks tie-up with Chinese baby foods maker

By Dow Jones newswires The deal would also give Fonterra a strong local partner, as Beijing continues to tighten regulatory oversight of the baby-formula market in response to growing public concern over food safety in the...

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Beijing to expand ETS

By John Conroy According to the news service, public transport – including airports – data centres, banking and universities will be among the new sectors, with the companies to be given free permits in...

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A reality check will ground China's sky-high ambitions

By John Lee To do so, COMAC has pursued the same strategy followed by China’s state-owned high-speed rail firms: engage in domestic manufacturing of passenger aircraft using foreign designs from joint ventures; develop Chinese...

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader

By AFP The former guerilla turned Africa's longest-ruling leader, now 90, was on his 13th trip to China, seeking more Chinese investment in his nation's stagnant economy. "The traditional friendship between China and Zimbabwe...

China executes eight people convicted of terrorism

By AP Chinese state media said on Saturday that eight convicted terrorists were executed in the far western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic conflicts have left dozens of people dead this year. Among those...

China denies 'dangerous' jet pass

By AFP China's defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun called the claims "totally groundless" in a statement on Saturday cited by the Xinhua state news agency, lashing out at the American military for conducting surveillance...