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The Politics of the "Two Chinas"

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor In 1949, just a few short years after the end of World War II, the armies of Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong moved into Shanghai and the existing Chinese government under Chiang Kai-shek decamped to Taiwan. Under Zedong, China pursued hardline Communism for the next 30 years, with limited liberalization […]

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Four Ways to Profit From the "Other China"

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor China's Shanghai SSE Composite Index soared 97% in 2007, and is trading at 30 times earnings. Taiwan's TSEC Taiwan 50 Index was up 7% in 2007, and is trading at 13 times earnings. Yet the Kuomintang victory in Taiwan's just-completed legislative election yet again demonstrates an important truth: Taiwan is […]

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SK Telecom Shares Soar On Billion Dollar China Investment

By Jennifer Yousfi Managing Editor Shares of Korea-based SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (SKM) had a great trading day yesterday [Tuesday] based on returns from its shrewd investment in China Unicom Ltd. (CHU). Hong Kong-listed China Unicom had a 6.6% gain after a local newspaper reported China's government had approved a restructuring plan for the country's […]

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Auto Industry moves to India and China

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor India's Tata Motors Ltd. (TTM) last week unveiled its "one lakh' Tata Nano, an automobile that will sell for one lakh [100,000 rupees], or just over $2,500. That price undercuts Tata's Indian competition by about 30%, and is certain to add to the company's market share even as it causes […]

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Money Morning Investment Director to Lead Two-Week Investor Tour of China

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor Money Morning Investment Director Keith Fitz-Gerald relies upon a simple-but-powerful mantra: "Go global or go home." To help spread that message, this April, Fitz-Gerald will be leading a two-week investment tour of China. Participants who sign up to accompany the noted Asian-investing expert will head home with cutting-edge insights on […]

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Four Ways to Profit from China's Poker Face

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Investment Director Money Morning/The Money Map Report A longtime investor in Japan who is familiar with how closely the companies there work with their government "minders" recently asked me if the same thing was true in China. It's absolutely true, but the level of direction – rather than cooperation – makes Japan […]

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Investors Will Benefit From New Plan to Have the United States and China Cooperate in Curbing Oil Speculation

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Investment Director Money Morning/The Money Map Report Here's a headline investors probably never expected to see: The United States and China have agreed to cooperate on the management of the two countries' strategic oil reserves. We don't know whether to find this story – first reported by China's state-run Xinhua News Service […]

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With Fears of a Real Estate Bubble Growing, China Looks to Throttle Back Foreign Investments in Development Projects

By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report The United States and Great Britain may not be the only world economies whose growth gets crimped by a runaway housing market. A newly initiated state survey of foreign investment in China's soaring real estate sector has sparked fears of new curbs aimed at […]

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China Taking 10% Stake in International Fusion Power Program

By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report As part of a broad strategy to meet its soaring energy needs, China will take a 10% stake in a multi-billion-dollar international fusion-research project, China Radio International reported. The project, called ITER, is designed to demonstrate both the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power […]

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Afghanistan Opens For Business With China

By Jason Simpkins Associate Editor Resource-hungry China has already expanded energy operations in Africa as well as its cooperation with Iran over oil. Having already established a presence in volatile regions where few others dare to tread, China Metallurgical Group Corporation, also known as MCC, is close to finalizing a deal to begin operations in […]

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