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PESTICIDE residue in wine is below the country's limits, the Ministry of Health said yesterday, after a report that some Chinese red wine on the market contained excessive levels of harmful chemicals.

Yan Weixing, a researcher with the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, said pesticide residue, which he believed was unavoidable in a modernized world, would pose no threat to
Since 1988, Italian clothing firm Max Mara Group has maintained a strong presence in China. The company boasts 238 stores on the mainland, 36 in Hong Kong, 42 in Taiwan, and five in Macau – and they aren’t stopping there. Max Mara’s new Hong Kong flagship location recently opened in the Central shopping and financial district. Its two-story design by Duccio Grassi Architects – described as “tact
CHINA has raised fuel prices by 4-5 percent, the first increase since March, in response to a rebound in global crude oil rates.

The rise follows a series of three price cuts between May and July amid tepid growth in oil demand as the overall economy slowed.

The price for gasoline was increased by 390 yuan (US$61) per ton and diesel by 370 yuan per ton, the National Development and Reform C
China Southern Airlines Co Ltd said on August 3 that its subsidiary Xiamen Airlines signed an aircraft acquisition agreement with Boeing Co to buy 40 737 aircraft.

The list price of the airplanes is $3.36 billion. The planes will be delivered between 2016 and 2019, said China Southern Airlines, which has 51 percent stake in the company.

Xiamen Airlines' fleet, which only has Boeing planes,
German company Osram AG, one of the two leading light makers in the world, had a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Wuxi plant in East China’s Jiangsu province on August 8.

The plant, which is expected to start production in 2013, has attracted at least 100 million euros ($123.90 million) in investment so far. Covering about 100,000 square meters, the new plant will be responsible for packagi
THE price of vegetables and fruits could rise over the next few days as a result of severe damage to Shanghai's suburban fields and greenhouses.

Many greenhouses in Luchaogang in the Pudong New Area had their coverings blown away, leaving just the frame behind and unripe watermelons soaked by the torrential rain.

Growers had been relocated but got up early yesterday to return to check their
CHINA will encourage domestic distribution firms to expand by setting up overseas sales, exhibition and marketing centers, the State Council said in an industry guideline yesterday.

Domestic companies can develop overseas by setting up ventures, making acquisitions, investing or adding registered capital to foreign companies, the guideline said.

Meanwhile, domestic delivery companies should
LENOVO unveiled a lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer yesterday to appeal to customers who like the convenience of tablets and smartphones.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will go on sale later this month, the Chinese computer maker said.

Lenovo Group acquired the ThinkPad brand with IBM Corp's personal computer unit in 2005. Lenovo passed Dell Inc last year to become the second-largest PC m




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