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China approves 25 urban rail projects to boost economy


September 6th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) China's top economic planning agency has approved 25 urban rail projects that could be worth more than 800 billion yuan ($126 billion). The National Development and ... Read more...

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China’s auto sales expected to hit 20 mn in 2012


July 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China's auto sales are likely to hit 20 million units in 2012 if the economy picks up momentum in the second half, the China Association of ... Read more...

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China’s auto sales up nearly three percent


July 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China's automobile sales hit 9.6 million units in the first half of 2012, up 2.93 percent year-on-year, the auto industry association said Wednesday.Sales of passenger vehicles ... Read more...

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China approves blueprint for green vehicles


April 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) The Chinese government Wednesday approved a guideline for development of new energy-saving vehicles to ease pressure on the environment.Electric vehicles will be prioritized in the transformation ... Read more...

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China launches website for farmers


March 26th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) China has launched a website that will help grassroots organisations promoting innovative agricultural technologies among farmers.Currently, 133,000 such organisations with 11 million members operate in China. ... Read more...

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Volkswagen’s China sales go up in 2011


January 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) Volkswagen China said Friday that its auto sales rose 17.7 percent year-on-year to hit 2.26 million units in 2011.The figure was 3.4 percentage points higher than ... Read more...

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Buy a house first to marry in China


January 8th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) Marrying in China seems to have turned a Herculean task for the male fraternity with majority of the women viewing ownership of an apartment as a ... Read more...

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China expects world’s ‘return gesture’ for opening up


November 29th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Beijing wants "something in return" from other countries, including the US, for further opening up its market for their products.According to Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming, ... Read more...

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300 mn Chinese surf internet via mobile phones


June 13th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Around 303 million Chinese people use their mobile phones to surf the internet.This accounted for 66.2 percent of all internet users in the country, Qian Jinqun, ... Read more...

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BRIC now becomes BRICS with entry of South Africa: Pranab


February 19th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 19 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has confirmed that South Africa was the latest entry in the BRIC-Brazil, Russia, India and China association of countries.He said this at Paris, ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes on China’s TV screens ‘could mislead teens’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Smoking scenes on Chinese television channels have become a matter of concern for many tobacco control supporters.Reason: Officials feel these scenes could easily mislead teenagers and leave ... Read more...

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Chinese women prefer men who own house


December 24th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Chinese bachelors who can't afford a house are unable to find their soulmates as women increasingly prefer men who own one.Even with subsidies and special government policies, home ... Read more...

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Chinese people to select country’s 10 best scientists


September 30th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) The Chinese public will help select the country's 10 best scientists and technicians in a vote that will show "respect for knowledge and innovation".The China Association for Science ... Read more...

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Beijing’s Forbidden City can accomodate more tourists


August 22nd, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) More tourists will be able to visit China's Forbidden City after a renovation project to double the size of this heritage complex in the heart of Beijing is ... Read more...

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Massive November car sales in China, India


December 9th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Passenger car sales for November rose 61 percent in India and nearly doubled in China in a sign that Asia is increasingly driving the global car industry, the ... Read more...

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Chinese auto sales continue to rise on robust demand


November 9th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) China's auto sales rose 72 percent to 1.22 million units year on year in October due to strong domestic demand boosted by government stimulus measures. The figure was the ... Read more...

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China’s automotive output hits 10 mn mark


October 20th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Changchun, Oct 20 (IANS) The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has declared that the country's production of automobiles since the beginning of 2009 hit 10 million units Tuesday, Xinhua reported. China is ... Read more...

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China to make 12 million vehicles in 2009


September 5th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (Xinhua) China is expected to manufacture a record 12 million vehicles in 2009, an official with the country's top economic planning agency said Saturday. Chinese domestic auto makers were expected ... Read more...

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Academic cheating ‘common’ in China


July 11th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Almost half of those working in the field of science or any other related field in China's research institutes, universities, medical institutes, and hospitals think that cheating ... Read more...

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China auto sales rose 6.7 percent in 2008


January 12th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (Xinhua) Auto sales in China rose 6.7 percent in 2008 despite slackening sales on the global market, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said Monday.It was the first non-double ... Read more...

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Indian worker wins first International Excavator Skills championship


December 31st, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): A dexterous Indian driver won the First International Excavator Skills championships in China, after he drove his excavator 25m along two wires four meters above the ... Read more...

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Indian amusement park association joins hands with Chinese


November 13th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) The Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) has signed an agreement with its counterpart in China for exchange of knowledge and technical expertise in developing amusement ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal to set up steel joint venture in China


June 28th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 28 (Xinhua) ArcelorMittal, the world's leading steel making company headed by London-based Indian tycoon Laxmi Niwas Mittal, will set up a joint venture in China for producing steel for automobile ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists push for science in schools


May 1st, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (IANS) A group of leading Chinese scientists have petitioned the country's education authorities to extend the teaching of science to primary school students. In 2001, science courses were withdrawn ... Read more...

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Chinese car firms diversify in battle for ‘green’ market


April 16th, 2008 - 8:52 am ICT by admin
By Bill Smith Beijing, April 16 (DPA) Chinese car firms are diversifying into hybrids, electric, hydrogen and gas powered vehicles, as well as improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions, as they battle for ... Read more...

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China’s oil consumption to rise by 63 percent in 2020


April 8th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, April 8 (Xinhua) China's oil consumption is estimated to go up by 63 percent in 2020 as compared to 2006 in the wake of fast economic growth, says a government think ... Read more...

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China world’s third largest motor producer in 2007


April 5th, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, April 5 (Xinhua) China's output of motor vehicles ranked the third in the world after Japan and the US in 2007, according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers ... Read more...

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China’s non-Communist parties hold first press briefing


March 6th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 6 (Xinhua) For the first time, the eight non-Communist parties of China Thursday independently briefed Chinese and foreign media on the country's economic and social development. "We voluntarily accept the ... Read more...

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China’s non-communist leaders to meet press


March 2nd, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 2 (Xinhua) The leaders of China's eight non-communist parties will meet domestic and foreign reporters at a joint press conference Thursday on the sideline of the annual meet of the ... Read more...

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Hu Jintao vows to co-operate with non-Communist parties


December 25th, 2007 - 2:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec.25 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for closer cooperation with the country's eight non-Communist parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC). Hu, in his capacity as ... Read more...

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