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David Stanway

Weight of history: Chongqing Steel and China's state sector dilemma

Aug 16 2019

CHONGQING, China A year and a half ago, Chongqing Iron and Steel Corp (CISC) , China's oldest steelmaker, was rescued from the brink of bankruptcy in a deal hailed as a shining example of how struggling state companies can be revamped.

Trump dismisses fears of long-lasting trade war; China sees severe global impact

Aug 07 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING/SHANGHAI U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed fears of a protracted trade war with China on Tuesday despite a warning from Beijing that labeling it a currency manipulator would have severe consequences for the global financial order. | Video

China coal mine approvals surge despite climate pledges

Aug 06 2019

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, government documents showed, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years even as it steps up its fight against smog and greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S., China to keep talking on trade after little progress in Shanghai

Jul 31 2019

SHANGHAI/WASHINGTON U.S. and Chinese negotiators ended a brief round of trade talks on Wednesday with little sign of progress and agreed to meet again in September, prolonging an uneasy truce in a year-long trade war between the world's two largest economies. | Video

China's steel minnows sidestep pollution rules to boost output

Jul 26 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Small steel mills in China are taking advantage of lax environmental enforcement to ramp up production ahead of bigger rivals, industry and government officials said, jeopardizing anti-smog targets and defying industry consolidation.

China's steel minnows sidestep pollution rules to boost output

Jul 26 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, July 26 Small steel mills in China are taking advantage of lax environmental enforcement to ramp up production ahead of bigger rivals, industry and government officials said, jeopardising anti-smog targets and defying industry consolidation.

Rio Tinto under fire as Mongolia presses for mine deal changes

Jul 19 2019

ULAANBAATAR/LONDON Mongolia will vote in August to rip up parts of an investment agreement with Rio Tinto for the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, which may force the miner to make concessions in a project beset by delays and political squabbles.

China's climate 'ambition' pledge could lead to tougher CO2 targets: experts

Jul 02 2019

SHANGHAI A new pledge by China to show "the highest possible ambition" in the fight against climate change could see the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter introduce new and more stringent carbon targets next year, according to experts and policy advisors.

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