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China fire rattles world chip supply chain

A fire at a giant Chinese factory making almost one sixth of the world's supply of a key high-tech component shows how vulnerable global manufacturing chains can be to an unexpected event, analysts say.

Sep 12, 2013
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China seen facing uphill struggle against pollution

China's newly announced measures to combat pollution by slashing emissions from major polluting industries and holding local officials responsible could take 18 years to bring air quality within acceptable standards, analysts ...

Jun 17, 2013
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China orders stepped-up scrutiny on Apple

Apple is to face "strengthened supervision" from China's consumer watchdogs, state media reported Friday, as the US computer giant is hit by a barrage of negative publicity and court cases in the country.

Mar 29, 2013
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Clarity needed over food co-op motivations

The diversity between models of food co-op can cause confusion, a new report from the Centre for Food Policy has concluded, and communities need to be clear about their motivations for running one. ...

Mar 19, 2013
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