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Images: The factory of the world!

Last updated on: July 9, 2010 16:14 IST

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China's consumer price inflation will probably pick up in the coming months as resource prices rise and consumption gathers steam, a government think-tank said in a report recently.


Image: A worker makes toy dogs at a factory in north China's Tianjin municipality.
Photographs: Reinhard Krause/Reuters
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Seemingly effortlessly, China has amassed the world's biggest stockpile of foreign exchange reserves, is overtaking Germany as the biggest exporting nation and now has a car market bigger than America's.


Image: A labourer works inside a workshop of a textile mill in Huaibei, east China's Anhui province.
Photographs: China Daily/Files/Reuters
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called on domestic companies to keep up their confidence in coping with the global financial crisis, during a tour of the wealthy but export-dependent Yangtze Delta.


Image: Labourers work at a textile factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province.
Photographs: Daniel Chan/Reuters
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Tight cotton supply in China, the world's largest consumer, after the government sold all of a planned release of its reserves has driven local futures to a record high.


Image: Workers sort out cotton at a textile factory in Suining, Sichuan province.
Photographs: Reuters
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China and the United States have agreed to further collaborate and do research in the health sector and in the control of diseases, especially pandemics.


Image: Employees pack newly made face masks at a factory in Rizhao, Shandong province.
Photographs: Reuters
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Airbus expects China to need up to 3,000 new large aircraft over the next 20 years, helping support worldwide demand in the face of current economic uncertainties, its chief executive Thomas Enders said recently.


Image: A staff member stands in front of the new Airbus A320 assembly line at its plant in Tianjin.
Photographs: China Daily/Reuters
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Diamond Standard Footwear Ltd, which employs 800 workers, produces a total of 120,000 pairs of shoes every month for export to Japan, the United States and the European Union.


Image: A woman works at a shoe factory in Dongguan, southern China's Guangdong province.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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The pace of Chinese manufacturing growth slowed in June as government steps to cool the red-hot property market and restrain bank lending combined with uncertainty over export prospects to dampen sentiment.


Image: Employees make fuses at a dynamite production line of a chemical plant in Huaibei, Anhui province.
Photographs: Reuters
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Workers at the Japanese-owned electronics factory in northern China have been on strike for two days, extending the ripple of industrial unrest that has hit manufacturers, China's official news agency said.


Image: Workers stage a sit-in protest at the main entrance of Tianjin Mitsumi Electric Co. near Beijing.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Honda interim workers and workers (R) confront a group of people who claimed to be representatives of the workers union but were not recognised by the workers at the Honda plant in Foshan at the southern Chinese Guangdong province.


Image: Workers clash at a Honda plant in Foshan.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Image: Workers are seen inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Guangdong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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