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BMW Audi Jan Sales in China Boosted

Germany's BMW announced on February 2 that January's auto sales climbed approximately 30% year on year to 26,500 units in mainland China, keeping a large growth from 2011. Luxury auto brand under its umbrella Audi also released data on the

China, South Sudan vow to further bilateral ties

Asenior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said on Thursday [20 October] that China will work with South Sudan to promote the comprehensive and sound development of bilateral ties. Wang Jiarui, head of the International Departme

(Corr) China denies entry to Italian priest despite issuing visa

Text of report by Danny Mok headlined "Border guards turn away activist priest at Lo Wu" published by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 26 JulyOutspoken activist priest Father Franco Mella was denied entry to the mainla

Chinese foreign minister hails country's ties with ASEAN

Bali, Indonesia, 23 July - Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi was jointly interviewed by Chinese media after attending the ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] Regional Forum's foreign ministers meeting on 23 July. The full text

Envoy asks Chinese firms to improve relationship with Zambian government

Chinese companies have been asked to improve their relationship with the Zambian government and local people to boost their grip on huge infrastructural projects currently being enjoyed. And China's Sinohydro has started building the Us $2

Rwandan court gives government go-ahead to sell off Libyan-owned telecoms firm

Kigali, 21 July - Libyan government-owned firm Rwandatel could be on the path to be recovered by the Rwanda government following a court ruling that has given a go ahead to the authorities to decide the fate of the troubled company. The Com

China, South Africa presidents discuss Libya situation

Beijing, 21 July - By prior arrangement on 21 July, President Hu Jintao talked over phone with South African President Zuma. The two countries' heads of state exchanged views on bilateral relations and on issues of common concern. The two c

China, Vietnam foreign ministers discuss maritime border dispute

Bali (Indonesia) 21 July - On 21 July during his attendance of the foreign ministers meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' [ASEAN] Regional Forum in Bali, Indonesia, China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Vietnam's D

Chinese premier urges stronger efforts to save energy, cut emissions

Premier Wen Jiabao called for intensified efforts to save energy and reduce emissions over the next five years to ease climate change and promote sustainable development. The country fulfilled most of its binding energy-saving and emission

Chinese premier urges stronger efforts to save energy, cut emissions

Premier Wen Jiabao called for intensified efforts to save energy and reduce emissions over the next five years to ease climate change and promote sustainable development. The country fulfilled most of its binding energy-saving and emission

Pakistan to "greatly benefit" from increased cooperation with China

China has played a significant role in the economic progress of Pakistan ever since the establishment of diplomatic ties between them. The first major initiative in this regard was the setting up of Heavy Mechanical Complex at Taxila; a pro

China provides free health insurance to over 400,000 children

More than 400,000 orphans and children of poor families in China have been given free insurance to cover 12 critical illnesses, according to a children insurance foundation. The China Children Insurance Foundation (CCIF) made the announceme

Chinese president backs reform in military education

Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, state president, and chairman of the Central Military Commission [CMC], met with delegates to the 16th Conference of Army-Wide Military Academies and Schools in the Great Hall of th

Chinese authorities shut 829 websites in action against online cheating

Chinese authorities shut down 829 websites and online stores involved in selling counterfeit goods in a six-month campaign from December to May to clamp down on online cheating, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday [15 July]. As of th

China, Ireland aim to boost trade partnership

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Thursday [14 July] said he hoped China could play a vital role in Ireland's economic recovery. Our recovery will be export-led and our strong trading relationship with China is an essential part of trading

China to abide by WTO rules in rare earth production

China pledged on Friday [15 July] it will abide by World Trade Organization rules and apply same policies to both domestic and overseas companies in rare earth production, processing and export. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Yao Jian said

Hong Kong paper reports 41 per cent Chinese websites closed in one year

The number of websites on the mainland almost halved last year, an official think tank says - but it denies a clampdown by the authorities is mainly to blame. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Annual Report on the Development of New M

Spills at offshore Chinese oilfield threat to marine biodiversity

Two oil spill accidents struck production platforms in China's biggest offshore oilfield, at the mouth of Bohai Bay, within days last month, causing unknown environmental damage and prompting a massive clean-up campaign, a government offici

Kenyan paper urges China to exert "positive influence" on Khartoum government

The visit to China by Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir is a cementing of the good bilateral relations the two countries have maintained. But as South Sudan becomes a new republic in two weeks, the question is what role China will play in t

China president urges party to hold socialism banner high

The Communist Party of China (CPC) must adhere to and improve the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Friday. The path of socialism with Chinese characteristics is the only way for China to ach

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Montserrat is set to dig deeper towards an economic windfall it is hoping to gain by exploiting geothermal energy from the active volcano that has laid waste to two-thirds of the island. The British

Montserrat invites geothermal energy developers

Montserrat is set to dig deeper towards an economic windfall it is hoping to

Beirut: Today, the regime of Bashar al-Assad is freely using surveillance equipment over a network provided by Area SpA to spy on [its fellow] citizens. So claims a Lebanon-exiled Syrian hacker who,

Italian software company abets Syrian authorities'

Beirut: Today, the regime of Bashar al-Assad is freely using surveillance

Insiders revealed that expenditure in health insurance only accounts for 1.4% of the total for medical treatment in China while the proportion is 33% in the US. Comparing the difference between the

Insurance Development Still Backward in China

Insiders revealed that expenditure in health insurance only accounts for 1.4%

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday [9 February] said Pakistan and Tajikistan need to work closely on infrastructure, energy connectivity and trans-regional economic cooperation projects such as

Pakistan president urges Tajik cooperation in energy,

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday [9 February] said Pakistan and

IT service provider Beijing Ultrapower Software Co., Ltd (Ultrapower; SZSE: 300002) announced on April 12 that it won the contract for Fetion (an instant communication tool) service from China Mobile

Ultrapower Renewed Contract for Fetion Service with

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Italian utility Enel has finalized the sale of its Bulgarian thermal power plant, Maritsa East Three, to US fund Contour Global. The sale went through on Tuesday [29 June] in Vienna, consultant on

Italian firm sells 73-per-cent stake in Bulgarian

Italian utility Enel has finalized the sale of its Bulgarian thermal power

An insider disclosed today that China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE: CHL and SEHK: 0941) would officially launch commercial TD-LTE network for integrated LTE TDD/FDD networking in Hong Kong on December 18. The

China Mobile to Launch TD-LTE Commercial Net in HK

An insider disclosed today that China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE: CHL and SEHK: 0941)

A member of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says the military manoeuvres of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the Great Prophet 6, convey Iran's message of power to regional countries. The

Military drills convey Iran's message of power to

A member of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says the military manoeuvres of the

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Latvian commentary questions accession to

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The Komsomolsk-na-Amure Aviation Production Association (KnAAPO) will complete the manufacturing of six Sukhoi Su-35 fighter aircraft in 2011 for test flights and final joint tests, a source in the

Russian plant to produce six Su-35 fighters in 2011

The Komsomolsk-na-Amure Aviation Production Association (KnAAPO) will complete

A Chinese UN ambassador on Tuesday [21 February] urged the international community to take effective measures to help West Africa and countries in the Sahel region in addressing transnational crime.

China calls for global efforts to address

A Chinese UN ambassador on Tuesday [21 February] urged the international

The Party and State highly appreciated the contribution of the Joint Venture Vietsopetro in nurturing the traditional Vietnam-Russia relationship, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Mr. Dung made

Vietnamese PM praises role of joint oil venture with

The Party and State highly appreciated the contribution of the Joint Venture

The World Bank (WB) has provided 7.024bn rupees (99m dollars) for to implement the Nepal India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (NIETTP). The agreement to this effect was signed by Lal

World Bank grants 99m dollars for Nepal-India power

The World Bank (WB) has provided 7.024bn rupees (99m dollars) for to implement

The US has denied Wednesday [13 July] that it backed Lebanon's version of maritime border demarcation with Israel submitted to the UN last August. Earlier this week Haaretz newspaper reported that

USA denies endorsing Lebanese version of maritime

The US has denied Wednesday [13 July] that it backed Lebanon's version of

The Communist Party of China (CPC) must adhere to and improve the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Friday. The path of socialism with Chinese

China president urges party to hold socialism banner

The Communist Party of China (CPC) must adhere to and improve the socialist

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