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No Chinese rockets for US satellites - yet
By Peter J Brown
At the end of February, at a time when North Korea began grabbing most of the Asian satellite-related headlines, a Paris-based global satellite operator, Eutelsat Communications SA, announced that it intends to use a Chinese rocket in 2010 to launch a new communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space, a European satellite manufacturer, without US-built parts
China learns local bond lessons
By Olivia Chung
HONG KONG - China's provincial authorities, their incomes hit by a slowing economy, are finding that their free-spending ways and a history of failing to pay on their debts are not being ignored or forgotten by the central government as it lends a hand in raising new money.
China sees opportunity in failure
By Antoaneta Bezlova
BEIJING - Differences between the United States and Europe over how to restore global economic growth have given rise to speculation here on whether a failure to agree on a grand strategy at the upcoming Group of 20 (G-20) summit might create room for China to assert its national agenda. "It is well remembered that the collapse of international talks at the 1933 London summit laid the foundation for the US's consequent emergence as a dominant financial power," said an editorial in the China Business News at the weekend.