18 January 2019

Greater China

  • World Bank lauds China business reform progress, paper says

    Oct 30, 2013 9:25am
    A World Bank report has said China is among the top 20 economies globally that have taken efforts to improve the business regulations since 2005, the Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday. China has implemented 18 regulatory reforms since...
  • Top China, Japan, S. Korea diplomats to meet in Nov, Kyodo says

    Oct 30, 2013 8:36am
    China, Japan and South Korea have basically agreed to hold a deputy foreign minister-level meeting in Seoul in early November to weigh the feasibility of holding a trilateral summit by the end of the year, Kyodo...
  • CPC leaders endorse anti-extravagance rules, Xinhua says

    Oct 30, 2013 8:29am
    The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China approved regulations to curb waste and extravagance among party and government departments, Xinhua reported late Tuesday. The rules cover public funds management, domestic and overseas trips, business...
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    The Big Picture: HUKOU REFORM

    - Oct 30, 2013 8:29am
    China, which is seeking to upgrade its economic structure, is expected to step up efforts for the long-awaited reform of its “hukou” or household registration system after further discussions at the upcoming Third Plenary Session of...
  • Central banker seeks to reassure investors, paper says

    Oct 30, 2013 7:21am
    A central bank official reassured mainland money dealers on Tuesday that money conditions remain ample and the bank will keep its short-term monetary operations stable this year, China Daily reported Tuesday, citing agency reports. But the...
  • UPDATE: CPC third plenary session to be held Nov 9-12

    Oct 29, 2013 6:38pm
    (Adds details of politburo meeting) The third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China will be held from Nov. 9 to 12, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday after...
  • CPC third plenary session to be held Nov 9-12, Xinhua says

    Oct 29, 2013 4:15pm
    The third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be held between Nov. 9 and 12, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday after a Politburo meeting chaired by...
  • One-child policy changes could go nationwide in Nov, paper says

    Oct 29, 2013 1:40pm
    The central government may announce changes to the one-child policy that would allow families to have a second child if either parent has no siblings, China Business News reported Tuesday. A pilot scheme could be be...
  • Nicaraguan canal group visits mainland, SCMP says

    Oct 29, 2013 10:43am
    A top-level Nicaraguan delegation — headed by the president’s son — traveled to mainland China last week to discuss what could be the world’s largest waterway project, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. The delegation of...
  • Logistics sector growth slows to 9.5% in Jan-Sept, paper says

    Oct 29, 2013 10:24am
    China’s logistics sector grew 9.5 percent in the first nine months of the year, 0.1 percentage point slower than the growth posted in the same period last year but up 0.4 point from that for the...
  • Shanghai print media giants merge, paper says

    Oct 29, 2013 10:12am
    The two main press groups in Shanghai officially launched a combined group on Monday, in one of the most important mergers in Chinese media history, Global times reported Tuesday. The Shanghai Newspaper Group, the outcome of the...
  • 208 firms set up in Shanghai FTZ in first month, Xinhua says

    Oct 29, 2013 9:30am
    As many as 208 companies set up in the Shanghai free trade zone between October 1 and 27, almost four times the 44 registrations in the same district over the same time last year, Xinhua reported...
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    The Big Picture: TIANANMEN CAR CRASH

    - Oct 29, 2013 8:48am
    Security has been tightened in Beijing and police officials are on high alert after a sports utility vehicle crashed and exploded in the heavily guarded Tiananmen Square Monday afternoon, killing at least five people and injuring...
  • Tianjin tops Jan-Sept GDP growth list, CNS says

    Oct 29, 2013 8:42am
    Tianjin led China’s provinces and major cities in GDP growth in the first three quarters, with its economy expanding 12.6 percent compared with the same time last year, China News Service reported Monday, citing data from...
  • SOE, financial sector reform to top CPC meet agenda, report says

    Oct 29, 2013 7:39am
    Reforms related to state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the financial sector are expected to top the agenda of the upcoming 3rd plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, China Economic Weekly reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources....
  • Five dead, 38 injured in Tiananmen car crash, paper says

    Oct 29, 2013 7:39am
    At least five people died and 38 others were injured when a car crashed and erupted into flames in front of the Tiananmen rostrum in Beijing on Monday, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Tuesday. It...
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the need to consolidate the gains of the past with more reforms. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: Staying the course on reforms

    - Oct 29, 2013 6:43am
    Encouraged by the recent positive data, China’s leaders plan to push the reforms button further to provide fresh impetus to the economy and lay the ground for long-term sustainable growth. Outlining the need for more action was...
  • More Chinese to head offshore to study, paper says

    Oct 29, 2013 6:41am
    More than 450,000 Chinese students are projected to head overseas to study this year, up from last year’s total of 399,600, China Daily reported Monday, citing an education official. Zong Wa, deputy secretary general of the China...
  • Govt think tank points to 8 reform areas, Xinhua says

    Oct 29, 2013 6:35am
    The Development Research Center of the State Council has identified eight key areas for reform in a report released ahead of the Communist Party’s Central Committee plenum next month, Xinhua reported Monday. The central government think tank...
  • XLX inks deal for off-season fertilizer reserve, statement says

    Oct 28, 2013 3:04pm
    China XLX Fertiliser Ltd. (01866.HK), the country’s fourth largest coal-based urea producer, has been selected by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance to maintain 200,000 metric tons of off-season commercial reserves...

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