Date
24 January 2018

Greater China

  • Xi calls for end to cross-strait political issues, Xinhua says

    Oct 7, 2013 7:39am
    Chinese President Xi Jinping {習近平} said cross-strait political issues should be addressed in phases and should not be passed on to future generations, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. Xi made the remarks during a...
  • National Day holiday railway travelers hit 70 mln, paper says

    Oct 7, 2013 7:03am
    The number of railway passengers during the National Day “Golden Week” holiday has exceeded the 70 million mark, a historical high, the Beijing News reported Monday. On Oct. 6 alone, the number of tourists who traveled...
  • Low number of migrant workers have insurance, paper says

    Oct 7, 2013 6:42am
    Less than 24 percent of migrant workers in eight urban areas are covered by public health insurance in the cities in which they work, China Daily reported Sunday, citing a recent study. Researchers who compiled the report,...
  • POLICY WATCH: A fresh look at public services procurement

    - Oct 7, 2013 6:33am
    Aiming to enhance the quality and efficiency of public services, China is seeking to involve the private sector more in a range of activities and help push forward the reform agenda of the nation’s new leaders....
  • US, Japan to ink new defense guidelines by end-2014, report says

    Oct 4, 2013 11:05am
    The ministers of national defense and foreign affairs of the United States and Japan said in a joint statement after a meeting Thursday that they agreed to sign new defense cooperation guidelines, a revised version of...
  • China, Indonesia firms ink US$20 bln investment pacts, CNS says

    Oct 4, 2013 9:38am
    Companies from China and Indonesia signed investment agreements worth more than US$20 billion during a business lunch meeting presided over by Chinese President Xi Jinping {習近平} and his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday, China...
  • Holidaymakers warned some US attractions closed, Xinhua says

    Oct 4, 2013 9:02am
    China’s National Tourism Administration said in a statement on Thursday that tourists going to the United States should be aware that a number of US attractions have been closed since Oct. 1 as a result of...
  • Teachers in China top survey on public respect, BBC says

    Oct 4, 2013 8:34am
    Teachers in China have the highest levels of public respect of those in 21 countries covered by an international survey, BBC News reported Thursday. The global index was compiled by University of Sussex professor Peter Dolton and based...
  • Credit Suisse warns of possible local debt default, paper says

    Oct 4, 2013 8:27am
    Credit Suisse believes a local government debt default in China is possible in mid-2014, hitting the mainland economy and the property market, The Standard reported Friday. “Currently there is noise within the Chinese central government giving a...
  • CASS economist queries Shanghai FTZ capital rules, paper says

    Oct 4, 2013 7:34am
    It’s unclear how foreign and domestic funds will be separated in the planned free flow of capital in Shanghai’s new free-trade zone, Economic Daily News reported Friday, citing Yu Yongding, an economist with the Chinese Academy...
  • Xi arrives in Kuala Lumpur for state visit, Xinhua says

    Oct 4, 2013 7:01am
    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday for a state visit to Malaysia, the second stop of his maiden trip to Southeast Asia since he assumed presidency in March, the official Xinhua news...
  • Party bodies to answer Xi’s criticism call, Xinhua says

    Oct 4, 2013 6:57am
    Communist Party bodies nationwide say they will carry out “criticism and self-criticism,” after Party leader Xi Jinping announced last month in Hebei that leading officials should solve “their own problems,” Xinhua reported Thursday, citing a party...
  • Xi sidesteps SE Asia pressure over South China Sea, report says

    Oct 4, 2013 6:57am
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday showed no sign of bending to Southeast Asian pressure to resolve territorial disputes over the South China Sea as he repeated his call for dialogue, Reuters news agency reported. In...
  • POLICY WATCH: Clearing the way for cross-border online trade

    - Oct 4, 2013 6:34am
    Chinese businesses are at the forefront of e-commerce, with the value of e-shopping and other online transactions within the country expanding by the day. Now the central government aims to enable Chinese enterprises to do more...
  • Sept non-manufacturing PMI rises to six-month high, NBS says

    Oct 3, 2013 2:11pm
    China’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the non-manufacturing sector in September rose to a six-month high at 55.4, up 1.5 points from August, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the...
  • Jiuzhaigou bureau says sorry for holiday snafu, paper says

    Oct 3, 2013 12:25pm
    The Jiuzhaigou Tourism Bureau has issued an official apology for an incident on Wednesday that stranded as many as 4,000 tourists at the Jiuzhaigou Valley, a popular sightseeing spot in Sichuan province, the Chengdu Daily reported on...
  • Peking, Tsinghua universities edge up in rankings, SCMP says

    Oct 3, 2013 10:27am
    Two of China’s top universities have made moderate gains in the latest global university rankings, the South China Morning Post reported Thursday. Peking University ranked No. 45 in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, up...
  • Taiwan eases curbs on farm investments in mainland, paper says

    Oct 3, 2013 8:43am
    Taiwan has lifted a ban on investment in 27 agricultural products in the mainland, including beef, pork, milk and cane sugar, Want Daily reported Thursday, citing a statement issued by the island’s Ministry of Economic Affairs...
  • Australia’s exports to China hit new high in Aug, Xinhua says

    Oct 3, 2013 7:54am
    Australia’s exports to China rose 11 percent in August from a month earlier to a monthly record of A$8.7 billion (US$8.16 billion), Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Imports...
  • Students go under knife in search for better jobs, Xinhua says

    Oct 3, 2013 7:23am
    More young people are choosing to have plastic surgery to improve their appearance and start new lives, Xinhua reported Wednesday, without citing a source. Cosmetic surgery centers in South Korea are bustling with Chinese patients, especially...

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