• Premier stresses transport of coal, oil, fertilizer, grain

    Extremely concerned about the short supply of coal, oil, electricity and transport services across the country, the Chinese premier has been inspecting related sectors recently, and called for guaranteeing transport of key materials including coal, oil, fertilizer and grain. Prem

  • Reform underway to favor foreign investment

    China's ongoing reform in its investment system will create a more favorable system environment for foreign investors by simplifying relevant procedures, a senior official with the State Development and Reform Commission said here Wednesday. Jiang Weixin, vice minister of the Sta

  • GUANGZHOU:Audits cut millions from project costs

    GUANGZHOU: The cost of eight key infrastructure projects in Guangdong Province was cut by more than 265 million yuan (US$32 million) after audits last year. In his annual report to the Guangdong Provincial People's Congress, Zeng Shouxi, director-general of the Guangdong Provinci

  • A look forward at bauma China 2004

    Date: 16. - 19. November 2004 As the first edition in November 2002 had surpassed all expectations and became the biggest and most important trade fair for construction industry in Asia we would like to welcome you to the 2nd edition of bauma China. Bauma China is your exhibition

  • 13th International Cement Conference & Exhibition, Muscat, Oman

    The 19th ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers' (AFCM) Technical Symposium and Exhibition is coming. Our biennial event will be held in Manila on November 23 to 27, 2004 with CeMAP as host and symposium organizer.CeMAP or Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines is

  • Economic official foresees market-oriented financing in China

    A State Development and Reform Commission senior official said here Wednesday that one direction for China's next step of reform is to let the market play the major role in financing. But Jiang Weixin, vice minister in charge of the commission, acknowledged that "it was an arduou

  • Market must adjust itself

    China's financial authorities apparently found a way to make the nation's economy land softly, but they failed to figure out how to let the market adjust itself. Instead, they continue to use their administrative powers to adjust the nation's rapidly expanding market. National Bu

  • Cement shortages - a temporary or long term problem?

    The United States is suffering a cement shortage caused by a number of factors including a strong economy and corresponding increases in cement consumption. Domestic production is under pressure and difficulties with imports are a result of a combination of high freight costs and