China, Britain need to tap cooperative potential: ex-ambassador

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China and Britain should enhance pragmatic cooperation in various areas and properly handle differences, said former Chinese Ambassador to Britain Ma Zhengang on Sunday.
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China to expand Yangtze transport capacity

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China will build a multi-tier transport system along the Yangtze River to help boost construction of an economic belt along the waterway, the State Council said on Wednesday.
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19 cities to develop Silk Road tourism

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Nineteen Chinese and foreign cities along the Silk Road on Sunday issued a declaration that they will jointly develop tourism along the ancient trade route.
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Shandong coastal port box volume up 18.1pc to 1.08 million TEU in May

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COASTAL ports in eastern China’s Shandong province posted an 18.1 per cent year-on-year increase in container volume to 1.08 million TEU in May, but down 2.7 per cent month to month.
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Air China’s new direct flight underlines booming U.S.-China exchanges

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As Air China’s first direct flight linking Beijing and Washington touched down at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, elated as the mood was, questions were also raised as to why China’s national flagship carrier had opened up such a key route so late.
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Railways, nuclear power on agenda of Li’s European visit

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China will likely explore business opportunities in the high-speed railway, nuclear power and shipbuilding industries during Premier Li Keqiang’s upcoming visit to the United Kingdom and Greece, experts said.
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Eurozone registers 81.8 bln euro trade surplus in 2012

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The eurozone’s trade in goods recorded a surplus of 81.8 billion euro (109.2 billion U.S. dollars) in 2012, compared with a deficit of 15.7 billion euro in 2011, Eurostat said Friday.
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Maersk moves reefer box making to Chile – where they are most needed

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MAERSK Container Industry (MCI), San Antonio, Chile, will create the first factory outside China making insulated reefer boxes when it opens in December because that is where they are most needed.
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Miracle on the Pearl: Dongguan’s Port of Humen box volume surges 526pc

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THE harbour serving Guangdong province’s manufacturing base of Dongguan, the Port of Humen, enjoyed container volume surge of 526 per cent year on year to more then a million TEU in 2012, which resulted in a 446 per cent revenue increase for the Humen Port Group.
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Smog disrupts Beijing traffic, flights

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Fresh smog shrouded Beijing and some other provinces in China early on Sunday, disrupting highway traffic and flights.

Readings for PM2.5, hazardous particles measuring 2.5 microns in diameter or less, exceeded 200 micrograms per cubic meter at 9 a.m. in some areas, said the Beijing Environmental Protection Monitoring Center.
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