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Lhasa sees double-digit growth in overseas investment2008-08-20
Lhasa, capital of west China's Tibet Autonomous Region, received $455.5 million of overseas investment in the first seven months of 2008, up 33 percent year-on-year.

FDI grows 107.9% in Sichuan2008-07-12
Foreign direct investment into southwest China's Sichuan Province grew 107.9 percent in the first half despite the impact of the 8.0-magnitude earthquake in May, the local authority said Friday.

Provinces to draft own green plans2008-07-01
More than $4 million from Norway, the EU and the UN Development Programme will be invested to help 31 Chinese provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions draft programs to fight climate change in the next two years.

Taiwan office banking on 31 cities2008-06-26
Thirty-one central and western mainland cities have been selected to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan companies, the spokeswoman for Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said.

Actual use of foreign investment in the West above average2008-04-14
The increase of actual use of foreign investment in China's western regions exceeded the nation's average by 128 percentage points in the first two months this year.

Move to 'Go West' reaps encouraging rewards2008-03-28
The country's "Go West" policy to develop the lagging western regions is gaining ground, a United Nations report has shown.

Xinjiang thirsts for int'l talent2008-03-25
In light of the State Council's campaign to further promote economic and social development in Xinjiang, which was launched late last year, SAFEA decided to enhance foreign expertise-introduction projects there

Foreign investors urged to go west2007-05-09
Foreign investors are being encouraged to invest in six specific industries in an effort to boost the development of the country's western regions, a senior economy planner has said.

U.S. firms told of opportunities in China's west2007-04-11
Officials from the United States are echoing the exhortation of the 19th-Century forebears and telling their countrymen to "Go west" -- but this time in China.

ADB funds Gansu hydropower program to boost clean energy2006-12-20
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help provide cleaner and more reliable energy in northwest China's Gansu province by lending up to 50 million U.S. dollars to support two medium-sized hydropower projects in the remote, impoverished area near Zhangye City.

ROK investors seek fortune in W China2006-11-21
A growing number of investors from the Republic of Korea (ROK) are turning to western China in the search for new business opportunities, said Kim Ha Joong, ROK Ambassador to China.

EU to increase investment in west China2006-11-09
The Asian Investment Strategy program initiated by the European Union will focus on China's western regions, said an EU official on Tuesday.

Citigroup helps Guizhou on enviroment, education 2006-09-15
Citigroup Inc, the world's biggest financial group, said it will grant 1.17 million yuan (US$146,918) to support an innovative project that will help improve both environmental and educational conditions in Guizhou Province.

More transnational companies turn to west2006-04-13
The U.S.-based Applied Materials Inc. clinched a deal this week with the high-tech development zone in Xi'an to build a global R&D center in this capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

NW China province's specialty more popular in overseas markets2005-11-24
The hand-made Tibetan carpet, a specialty of the northwestern province of Qinghai has become popular in overseas markets.

Northwest China region becomes bridgehead for trade ties with Central Asia2005-09-23
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is becoming a bridgehead for promoting trade ties with the neighboring countries in Central Asia, according to a top regional official.

China announces new policies to encourage foreign banks to enter western regions2005-09-23
China's banking regulator has worked out new policies to encourage foreign banks to enter the country's vast western regions, saying they can directly set up branches instead of offices first in the regions.

Sino-Canadian energy deal sealed2005-09-21
China United Coalbed Methane Corp Ltd (CUCBM) signed a production-sharing contract with the Canadian firm AsiaCanada Energy Inc in Beijing yesterday to jointly exploit the coalbed methane resources in Southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Spain to speed up investment in west China2005-07-22
With the Spanish government shifting its investment focus to west China, its "China Program", launched this May, will allure more Spanish companies to the vast and undeveloped region, said a Spanish official here Monday.

Carlsberg taps Xinjiang hops producer 2005-06-15
Carlsberg, one of the world's leading brewers, will buy a 46 per cent stake in Xinjiang Hops Co, previously the country's largest beer barley and hops producer, through its new joint venture.

APEC willing to help western China develop recycling-based economy2005-06-09
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is willing to provide human resource help to develop a recycling-based economy (RBE) in China, said Chira Hong Lada Rom, director of Human Resource Development Sector of APEC.

EU funds project to help Tibetans 2005-05-12
New motorbikes are making life easier for village doctors in Tibet who previously had to make house calls on horseback or after trekking across hills.

Tibet's development is changing foreigners' attention2005-05-10
Foreigners who had come to tour China' s Tibet Autonomous Region almost had the same purpose in the 1990s, that is to call at temples and visit jails for an exchange of views with "political prisoners". Nowadays they prefer calling on local Tibetans and seeing the improvement of their living conditions.

More foreign investment comes to vast west2004-11-19
Overseas investors have shown great enthusiasm in the country's western region this year with a batch of projects worth millions of dollars being established.

China, US try to explore cooperation in midwest regions2004-10-08
Scores of officials and businessmen from the midwestern United States and China's central and western regions gathered in Beijing Wednesday to explore ways to strengthen economic cooperation.

Trade fair opens to boost hinterland economy2004-08-27
A four-day annual trade fair opened Thursday in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu province, in an effort to raise the hinterland's visibility and bring in more investment.

China's Gansu establishes friendly ties with Egypt's Giza2004-07-22
China's northwestern Gansu province and Egypt's Giza governorate signed on Wednesday an agreement to establish friendly ties.

Vietnam seeks closer economic ties with China's western region2004-07-22
Vietnam hopes to promote economic and trade relations with China's western region, especially the two southwestern provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan.

Sichuan-Macao Cooperation Week launched in Macao2004-06-17
The Sichuan-Macao Cooperation Week, which involves investment talks and cultural activities, was launched here Wednesday to kick off an all-round cooperation between Sichuan and Macao under the Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) cooperation framework signed earlier this month.

Fifth West China International Fair to be held as scheduled2004-05-24
The fifth West China International Fair will take place in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on May 25-28 this year, with the attendance of 8, 000 businesspeople and representatives from 48 countries and regions all over the world

Japanese aid keeps flowing2004-04-05
Despite pressure from Japanese critics, economic and technological assistance provided by the Japanese Government to China is continuing to benefit environmental protection and urban construction in Southwest China's Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality.

Anglo American to mine platinum in Sichuan2004-03-29
Anglo American Plc, the global mining giant, will invest US$20 million over the next three to five years to explore platinum mining in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

More foreign investment flows into SW China2004-03-02
Southwest China's Yunnan Province has accelerated economic development by introducing more foreign funds and encouraging its open economy.

Expo to benefit regional economy2004-03-01
Officials in Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region are striving to make the most of the coming China-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Expo.

Japan donates US$626,000 for West China's education2004-02-23
A signing ceremony for the Japanese government's donation of 47.4 million yen (US$626,000) to west China's Qinghai Province was held on February 20 in Beijing.
Chinese Vice-Minister of Education Zhang Xinsheng and Japanese ambassador to China Koreshige Anami attended the ceremony.

Foreign investment boosts Gansu's economy2003-12-26
Northwest China's Gansu Province has attracted more foreign investment this year, thanks to the implementation of the opening policy, bringing about overall development in the provincial economy.

China to encourage foreign companies to invest in western areas2003-11-07
Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi said on November 6 that China will amend regulations to encourage foreign-funded companies to invest in the central and western areas.

Xi'an seeks foreign cash to aid pillar industries2003-10-24
The local government of Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province announced its latest decision on pillar industries expected to be backed by foreign investment.

Overseas investment in Tibet increasing2003-09-16
Improving investment environment has attracted increasing overseas capital to the Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, an official said here Tuesday.

Romania eyes trade, economic opportunities in China's western development2003-07-15
Romanian Ambassador to China Viorel Isticioaia Budura said in Beijing on July 15 that his country encourages more Romanian consortiums and companies to seek business opportunities and cooperate with local enterprises in China's vast western region.

Gansu lures US$92m in contractual foreign investment in 1st half year2003-07-10
Northwest China's Gansu Province absorbed contractual foreign investment totalling US$92 million in the first half of this year, up 51 percent year-on-year.

Chendu to host 4th Western China Int'l Expo 2003-06-24
Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, will host the 4th Western China International Exposition from September 25 to 28, announced Sichuan deputy governor Huang Xiaoxiang on June 23.

Second foreign investment fair for west China to be held 2003-04-02
The second foreign investment fair for west China is scheduled to be held in Xi'an city, the capital of northwestern Shaanxi province, from Apr. 6 to 8, a source with the fair said Wednesday.

Gobal real estate agency giant marches into Chengdu 2003-03-03
The biggest-size real estate agency, American 21st Century Real Estate Agency is going to march into Chengdu this year, Zhang Xiangdong said yesterday, CEO of 21st Century Real Estate Agency in China and company has fulfilled former period survey for Chengdu market.

SW China province lists 260 projects for investment2003-01-23
The government of southwest China's Sichuan Province recently listed 260 projects to solicit investment exceeding over 7 billion US dollars.

Wu Yi encourages foreign businesses to invest in West China 2002-10-17
The west development is a significant strategy in the 21st century made by the central government and a package of favorable policies have been formulated to attract foreign investment to the west, said the State Councilor Wu Yi when she was making lecture in Tokyo, Japan on July 28.

Overseas funds flow to West China 2002-10-16
A real estate project with a total investment of 800 million yuan began here recently in the capital city of Qinghai Province, one of a growing number of overseas- funded projects in the northwest China province.

IBM sets up new branch in Southwest China2002-09-20
Information technology giant IBM opened a branch office Thursday in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province in southwest China.

Canadian company to explore for natural gas in SW China2002-09-20
Pan-China Resources Ltd., a subsidiary of Canada's Ivanhoe Energy Inc., has signed a contract with Petro China to allow the former to explore for natural gas resources in the Zitong section of the Sichuan basin.

Coca-Cola Eyes Western China2002-09-02
Coca-Cola China Beverages has announced to increase investment in western Chinese cities.

China's "go-west" movement interests US governor2002-09-02
The Pacific Ocean proves to be no obstacle for two governors, one American, one Chinese, as they were united by their shared zest for their common goal: go west.

Foreign Investors Eye Business Opportunities in Guangxi2002-08-30
Foreign investors from 12 countries and regions including the United States, Britain and Japan showed up at the Guangxi China Investment Promotion Fair held in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Thursday.

US supermarket giant Pricemart enters Xinjiang2002-08-28
Pricemart, the third largest supermarket chain in the United States, has expanded its business into the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China.

US Firm Pumps up Chip Joint Venture in China's Sichuan2002-08-13
The US-based On Semiconductor announced that it plans to expand its joint venture operation in Leshan, Sichuan Province.

Tibet Receives 90 Million US Dollars in Grants 2002-06-26
Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has received a total of 90 million U.S. dollars in international grants over the past 20 years, a seminar on international cooperation in Tibet heard in Beijing Tuesday.

Kodak Moves China Headquarters to Chongqing 2002-06-17
US film maker Eastman Kodak is speeding up its business expansion in western China.

Motorola to Build Chip Base in Southwest China 2002-05-28
Motorola will invest 375 million U.S. dollars to build an advanced chip production base in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Gansu fair eyes foreign investors 2001-04-30
More than 100 projects are to be launched in Gangsu Province during the 10th Lanzhou Trade and Investment Fair to lure foreign and domestic investment to further boost the economy.

WB-funded tourism program launched in Guizhou2002-04-17
Guizhou Province, a scenic area in southwest China, is to join with the World Tourism Organization and the National Tourism Administration to compile a tourism development program for Guizhou.

Sino-Japanese afforestation project launched in Southwest China2002-04-11
A three-year Sino-Japanese afforestation project has been launched in Jianchuan County in southwest China's Yunnan Province

West China fair for attracting overseas investment opens 2002-04-07
The three-day West China Fair for Attracting Overseas Investment opened Saturday in Xi'an, the capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

ABB Group expands investment in West China 2002-04-03
The ABB Group of Sweden, the world's largest electrical transnational group, has decided to expand its investment in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality to meet increasing demand for its product, sources with the Chongqing ABB Transformer Co.,Ltd. have said.

Sino-Canadian bioscience center established in Xinjiang 2002-03-29
A new lab studying the genetic modification of cattle was established Thursday in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Premier Zhu welcomes Belgian businesses to China's West 2002-03-27
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji extended a warm welcome to Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt who arrived in Beijing Tuesday with Belgian entrepreneurs who willinvestigate investment opportunities in China's western regions.

Western China offers huge opportunities for overseas Chinese entrepreneurs 2002-03-02
The vast western part of China offers huge opportunities for overseas Chinese entrepreneurs, said some national committee members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

World Bank provides loans for northwest railway project2002-01-31
The World Bank recently approved a US$160-million loan for the China National Railway Project, which will upgrade the existing railway line between Baoji City in Shaanxi Province and Lanzhou City in Gansu Province, northwest China.

Macao, Chongqing to enhance cooperation2002-01-12
Macao and mainland's Chongqing city signed 13 agreements Saturday for cooperation in investment, manufacture, hi-tech, tourism and other fields.

German enterprises to participate in China's western development2002-01-07
The German government will soon organize a large group of business people to visit China's vast west, in a bid to fully participate in China's western development drive.

Hong Kong, Shaanxi seek further economic cooperation 2001-12-20
A seminar focused on the prospects of economic cooperation between Hong Kong and Shaanxi Province in northwest China was held Thursday in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Northwestern province tightens coop with EU 2001-12-10
Northwest China's Gansu Province has signed 45 contracts with the European Union, involving a total investment of US$142 million.

Motorola to set up software development center in Southwest China 2001-12-05
Motorola (China) Electronics Ltd. will set up a major software research and development base in a high-tech zone in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, according to an agreement signed between the company and Chengdu high-tech zone investment company here Tuesday.

Japan funds environmental protection projects in Southwest China 2001-12-01
Environmental protection projects carried out in China's inland regions, especially in the central and western regions, will become a preferential area for Japanese government loans, said a Japanese environmental expert here Friday.

Japanese environment experts seek projects in Guizhou 2001-11-30
"I would like to do my utmost as an ordinary Japanese to contribute to China's environmental protection cause," said Tadashi Yasuhara when meeting with Liu Changgui, vice governor of Guizhou Province, Thursday in Guiyang.

China, ROK join hands in afforestation efforts 2001-11-21
Five provinces and autonomous regions in west China will carry out afforestation projects in coming years with financial aid provided by the Republic of Korea (ROK), according to the State Forestry Administration (SFA).

China, EU join hands in Northwest China's compulsory education 2001-11-20
A compulsory education boosting project sponsored by China and EU was launched in northwest China's Gansu province last week. The EU is to inject some 15 million euros into developing 9-year compulsory education in Gansu Province. The fund will be mainly used for training teachers, adding teaching facilities, buying books and sponsoring students from impoverished families to complete 9-year compulsory education.

Overseas investors eye high-tech industries in West China 2001-11-20
China's strategy to develop its vast western region is attracting more far-sighted overseas business people.

China, Japan cooperate in ecological protection 2001-11-19
A group of Chinese and Japanese experts have completed a field investigation of the ecological environment in the Heihe River valley, China's second longest inland river that originates from the northwestern province of Qinghai.

Ericsson seeks new partners in West China 2001-11-14
Telecommunications giant Ericsson held a meeting Wednesday for localized purchasing in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing, in a bid to find new partners in the western market.

Joint venture of Ford in Chongqing to be operational 2001-11-01
Chang'an-Ford Automobile Co.,Ltd., a joint venture between the leading US auto maker Ford Motor Co. and the Chongqing Chang'an Automobile Co., Ltd., is to be operational in March next year.

World oil giant to invest more in West China 2001-10-31
British-based BP AMOCO (BP), the 3rd largest petroleum enterprise in the world, will invest another US$128 million in Yangtze River Acetyls Co. Ltd,BP's largest acetyls joint venture in China.

World Tourism Organization to help choose China's best tourism cities 2001-10-23
The World Tourism Organization and the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) will jointly select China's Best Tourist Cities next year.

Japan firm to build joint venture in Guizhou 2001-10-10
Yasuo Nishiguchi, president of Japan's Kyocera Corporation, recently visited southwest China's Guizhou Province to discuss plans for building a joint venture there.

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