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China, Technology & the Environment: per-unit energy consumption falls 3.35% in the first half of 2009

China’s energy consumption to produce a unit of gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 3.35 percent year on year in the first half of 2009, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement recently. The decrease compared with 2.88 percent in the first half of last year […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Forbes releases China Celebrity List

Forbes China released the 2009 China Celebrity List on March 17. Over six consecutive years Forbes has released the rankings, 25 celebrities have continuously made the list […]

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Internet in China: Overview of the Chinese Internet Market

In the Olympic spirit, TrendSpotting has drilled down on the dynamics of the Internet in China in a new report entitled ‘Handbook of Online China‘. The report focuses on three key themes – China as an online leader, the competitive landscape, and business in online China – that are key indicators of the ongoing development of the dynamic Internet market in China […]

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2007 Retrospective: Top 10 Economy Events in China

The following is the 2007 Top 10 Economic Stories Selection from Economic Information Daily and Perfect China Co Ltd. The chief editors of 16 Beijing-based news organizations, including Zhu Ling, editor-in-chief of China Daily, as well as renowned local economists, put together this selection of the year’s top stories. 1. Property The National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, passed the Property Law of the People’s Republic of China on March 16. The law granted equal protection to public and private properties for the first time…

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China to Implement Intellectual Property Strategy

A symposium on implementing Intellectual Property Strategy Higher Education in China has just concluded at Renmin University on October 22. The forum aimed to further implement intellectual property strategies and develop an innovative economy, as well as providing an overview of the intellectual property education system. Binying Wang, assistant director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO ) explained the importance of the forum…