Monthly Archives: July 2011

US farmers, China growing on each other

NEW YORK – Back in January, when soybean farmers Jim Call and Mike O’Leary, both fromMinnesota, met a Chinese delegation who accompanied President Hu Jintao’s state visit, theyknew it was a good sign for their businesses. “It is all about relationship building. You get to meet your buyers and discuss with them differentissues in person,” […]

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Let’s Make a Deal

States, provinces take opportunities to bring businesses together SALT LAKE CITY- At least 20 agreements were inked between local governments of China and the United States at a grand signing ceremony Thursday at Little America Hotel. Officials from Zhejiang, Qinghai, Yunnan and Anhui provinces made deals across different sectors, from trade to education, to environmental […]

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Remove walls to high-tech trade: US told

SALT LAKE CITY – The top official from one of China’s most affluent provinces asked theUnited States to pull down trade barriers against Chinese high-tech companies during the firstforum between US governors and Chinese provincial leaders. Zhao Hongzhu, Party secretary of Zhejiang province who led the Chinese delegation of officials,also called for the establishment of […]

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Forced to Turn a New Page to Make Profits

Newspapers and magazines in China have to face a challenging era, as the govt asks them to operate as real enterprises, Jiang Xueqing reports in Beijing. Bai Jiancheng was named editor-in-chief of China Electric Power News in April 2006, a time when it seemed as if the lights were dimming on the 25-year-old newspaper. The […]

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Full Steam Ahead for High-Speed Rail Projects in China

BEIJING — While celebrating the official opening of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway on July 1, China’s Ministry of Railways said it would press ahead with railway development in the next five years. China’s 12th Five-Year Plan, which was approved in March by the national legislature, the National People’s Congress, for China’s growth between 2011 and […]

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Getting a Raw Deal? China Appeal on WTO Export Ruling Likely

Export curbs ‘to protect raw materials and ensure sustainable development’ BEIJING – China is likely to appeal a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against curbs introduced on the exports of raw materials. China’s export restrictions on nine raw materials are inconsistent with its obligations, according to a WTO expert panel ruling issued on Tuesday. The […]

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