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Sluggish demand, islands tensions, rising labor costs likely to hit orders

China may suffer an even worse environment for exports next year, in the wake of sluggish global demand, especially in the United States and Japan, said a senior economist with the State Council on Thursday.

"The situation for 2013 is not likely to be better than this year," said Long Guoqiang, director-general of th
List of banned products covers food and animals

Fines are being imposed on individuals attempting to bring bird's nest, a traditional delicacy, into the country as new regulations came into force on Thursday.

The delicacy, made from the saliva of a cave swift, has been added to the list of banned products, along with fresh fruit and vegetables.

Bird's nest is a popular gift in China, par
CHINA yesterday launched a trade probe on polysilicon imported from Europe, after the European Union opened similar investigations into Chinese solar products.

The Ministry of Commerce said it will look into whether European polysilicon makers have been improperly subsidized by their governments and selling products at below market prices in China, in response to complaints made by Chinese pho
NONGSHIM instant noodles passed quality tests after six flavors made in South Korea were found to contain carcinogenic substances, the Shanghai Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision said yesterday.

No carcinogenic substance was found in the seasoning powder of 15 batches of Nongshim instant noodles and three batches of its noodles produced and sold in the city, it said.

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CHINA'S manufacturing activities expanded in October after two months of contraction, indicating a recovery in the country's economy, a survey showed today.

The official Purchasing Managers' Index, a gauge of manufacturing activity slanted more towards state-owned firms, rose to 50.2 in October, up 0.4 point from a month earlier. It's also the first time it has climbed above 50 since July, acc
OUTDOOR wear from many of the world's leading brands is coated with environmentally damaging and hormone-disrupting toxins, the environmental group Greenpeace has warned.

The group tested 14 rain jackets and rain trousers for women and children from 13 top brands, including adidas and Vaude, and found that every sample contained perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a substance within the perfluorina
The company behind "Angry Birds'' said Wednesday it would open its first theme park in Asia next year at a site near Shanghai as it builds on the brand of the hugely popular game.
"Angry Birds Land'' will be located in Haining city in Zhejiang province, next to the commercial hub of Shanghai, and will be the firm's third theme park after one in Finland and another in Britain, AFP reports.
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Australian economic relationship with China soared to new highs, growing by 53.5 per cent in 2011, a latest report said on Friday.

The latest report, PwC Melbourne Institute Asialink Index, published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Melbourne Institute, released on Friday.

According to the report, Australian investment in China now amounts to about A$17 billion (almost $17.6 billion)

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