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December 22, 2014

HONG KONG – In updating its forecasts for global growth in 2015, HSBC says the world economy remains highly unstable, and that the US recovery is vulnerable to weakening demand elsewhere in the world, alongside a potentially much-stronger dollar – the more the rest of the world softens, the greater the risk that the US recovery comes to an abrupt end.

December 21, 2014

~~IJING - With weakening demand amid a slowing economy, coal producers in China are bracing for a drag in 2015 sales. Shenhua Group, China’s biggest coal company, has already begun to experience a sharp slowdown in sales last month, selling only 34 million tonnes, a 30.2% year-on-year decrease.

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON - Following US-China trade talks in Chicago earlier this week, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has confirmed that China’s Ministry of Agriculture has cleared imports for a number of biotech products: 1) A type of genetically-modified corn from Swiss seed developer Syngenta AG; and 2) biotech soybeans developed by DuPont Pioneer of the US and Germany’s Bayer CropScience AG.

December 19, 2014

BEIJING - China’s State Oceanic Administration has  announced plans to set up an offshore observation network by 2020 to cope with disasters, guarantee development of the coastal economy and protect China’s maritime interests. Released on Wednesday, the SOA’s guideline outlines major tasks set to be completed within the next five years, including building radar stations, tsunami warning observation stations and undersea observation and satellite operations.


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March 24, 2015 to March 25, 2015

The ACBW events return in 2015 with an expanded programme in Australia which includes Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart in addition to Sydney and Melbourne. In China, ACBW will be staged in Guangzhou and Hong Kong as well as Beijing. Now in its 8th year, Australia China BusinessWeek (ACBW) has become the largest programme of its type in the Sino-Australian space, with more than 4,000 delegates attending in 2014.