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Investment & Trade
Russia, China sign multibillion-dollar contracts during Putin’s …
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
BEIJING, March 21 (RIA Novosti) – Day one of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China produced a number of bilateral agreements, including on energy supplies …
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060321/44610251.html

AL official envisages strategic ties with China
Xinhua – China
… 27 (Xinhua) — A senior Arab League (AL) official said on Monday that Arab countries have responded positively to initiatives put forward by China to promote …
http://news3.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-03/28/content_4354184.htm

China sees fast growth of national NETDZs
Xinhua – China
XINING, March 12 (Xinhua) — National economic and technological development zones (NETDZ), which have embodied China’s rapid economic development over the …
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-03/12/content_4292747.htm

EU mulls imposing 44.6 pct anti-dumping tariffs on China-made TV …
Forbes – USA
BEIJING (AFX) – The European Union (EU) is considering imposing 44.6 pct anti-dumping tariffs on all China-made TV sets, but a final decision has not yet been …
http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2006/03/29/afx2629948.html

Risk

China complains of ‘dirty tricks’ after encryption system rejected
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
BEIJING – Promoters of China’s controversial wireless encryption technology on Tuesday accused rivals of “dirty tricks” after an international …
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/computing/20060314-1151-china-encryption.html

Economy
China to tackle rural, urban divide
Hindustan Times – India
China will workout a detailed blueprint next week, to tackle one of the biggest threats to its economic boom: how to calm growing unrest in the countryside …
http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1641595,00050004.htm

Business Issues

China’s legislature focuses supervision on workers’ safety …
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
The Chinese legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, has saved many lives by its law enforcement inspection activities that have …
http://english.people.com.cn/200603/09/eng20060309_249203.html

Corporate News

French environmental industry group to double investment in China
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Suez, the largest French environmental industry group, will double its investment in China in the next two years. The remark was …
http://english.people.com.cn/200603/09/eng20060309_249089.html

China orders cleanup of 20 chemical plants
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BEIJING, April 6 (Reuters) – China’s environment ministry has ordered cleanups at 20 chemical and petrochemical enterprises, including CNPC and units of Sinopec …
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Royal Dutch Shell to invest US$500M in China
Calgary Sun – Canada
BEIJING (AP) – Royal Dutch Shell Group plans to spend $500 million US in China this year as it expands its gasoline station network and develops cleaner energy …
http://money.canoe.ca/News/Other/2006/03/08/1478196-ap.html

Xinjiang to build China’s largest oil and gas production base
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Xinjiang is going to become China’s largest oil and gas production base with its oil and gas output predicted to reach 60 million tons by 2010 and 100 million …

CEBIT China’s Lenovo to double sales by 2010 – chairman
Forbes – USA
… Top-line growth will be driven by an expansion of the firm’s busin ess client operations outside China, Yang told a conference at the CeBIT technology fair. …
http://money.canoe.ca/News/Other/2006/03/08/1478196-ap.html

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