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Alibaba private bank on the cards?

DANWEI – The online finance war between Alibaba and Tencent is heating up as Tencent announces support for offline payments, and rumors say Alibaba might be given permission to operate a private bank. Also this week: Investors complain about Qingshan Paper’s expansion plans; the NDRC may soon release a list of low-cost Chinese medicine preparations; and more. 

07 March 2014

Suntech’s crisis

The bankruptcy of solar firm Suntech, once a poster boy for Chinese innovation, has sparked debate about future government policy and China’s ability to move up the industrial value chain.

21 March 2013

Making money from waste

Waste management has been a laggard in China’s rapid development but now forces are aligning to boost prospects for the sector

14 June 2012

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