Economist: China’s Market-Oriented Reforms in Retreat

Last week at Caixin Online, Huang Yiping cited tennis star Li Na’s Grand Slam success as a model for reinvigorating financial reform. Now Wu Jinglian, an economist at the Development and Research Center at the State...

Pipeline Repaired as China Works to Contain Spill

Associated Press reports on the clean-up progress of the major Dalian oil spill: China National Petroleum Corp. said Thursday that the pipeline that exploded and caused the oil spill last Friday had resumed operations. The blast...

The Big Thirst

The New York Times takes a long look at tensions around the future of oil–a future in which China looks to play an ever more influential role: China, India and the Middle East are in the midst of exceptional economic booms...

Elaine Kurtenbach: Petroleum Demand to Rise 10 Percent

From AP, via WTOP Radio: China’s total demand for petroleum is forecast to rise about 10 percent in 2005 to 2.5 billion barrels, state media reported Tuesday… But with the economy growing at a rate of more than 9 percent a year, growth in oil consumption is outpacing increases in demand. And output at many […]



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