EDITOR'S DESK
A Nation of Consumers?
  
 



 
VOL.49 NO.32 AUG. 10, 2006
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  Cover Story  
It's seemingly the ultimate contradiction. People are spending less, but sales of consumer items are rising. And there are figures to justify both situations.
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Fourth Session 10th National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

PEOPLE & POINTS
Capricious Commander

 
VIEWPOINT
Friends of the Earth
Creating an environment-friendly society

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WORLD
Unity Is Strength
ASEAN prepares to open its wings
Spearheading Regional Integration
ASEAN chair on the organizations role
Doha Impasse
Global free trade talks flounder, but hope flickers
On the Right Path
China-Austria celebrates 35 years
NATION
A Different Kind of Care  
State-of -the -art children's hospital for Beijing
First Union at Wal-Mart in China
Saving Faces?
Ethics of facial transplant
Face Forward
Top surgeon on China's first facial transplant
BUSINESS
Hoping for a Spending Spree
Government seeks ways to increase consumption
Where Are the Jobs?
Millions jobless despite rampant economy
Farm Aid
Agricultural insurance one step closer
Is There Profit in China's Foreign Credit Card Market?
Flying High
Hainan Air in deal to form country's biggest private airline
State of the Market
FORUM
Is Overseas Relocation the Way to Salvage
China's Ancient Houses?
EXPAT'S EYE
Everyday Death Trap
Smoking their way to an early grave
 
Qana Catastrophe, Again
A man screams for help as he carries the body of a girl after Israeli air strikes on the southern Lebanese village of Qana on July 30.
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