Date
23 February 2018

Greater China

  • ADB forecasts 7.6% GDP growth in China in 2013, paper says

    Oct 2, 2013 2:55pm
    The Asian Development Bank forecasts that growth in China’s gross domestic product will ease to 7.6 percent this year, 0.1 percentage point lower than the level in 2012, the Securities Times reported Wednesday, citing the bank....
  • Two-child policy trial proposed in Guangdong, paper says

    Oct 2, 2013 12:23pm
    The Guangdong bureau of Jiusan Society, one of the eight legally recognized political parties in China, has called on the government to implement a “two-child policy” on a trial basis in the southern province, where the aging...
  • Taiwan’s DPP plans action against Ma over wiretaps, paper says

    Oct 2, 2013 10:35am
    Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is preparing to launch a campaign in the island’s legislature against President Ma Ying-jeou {馬英九} over government wiretaps, the United Evening News reported Tuesday. DPP chairman Su Tseng-chang {蘇貞昌} said the action in...
  • Cabinet advisor denies inheritance tax reports, statement says

    Oct 2, 2013 9:45am
    Liu Huan, an advisor to the State Council, has denied media reports, citing him as the source, that the introduction of an inheritance tax will be among the proposed measures to be discussed at the third plenary...
  • China may endorse more specialist free trade zones, paper says

    Oct 2, 2013 8:47am
    China might give the go-ahead for more free trade zones (FTZ) but each would have its own focus, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported Wednesday, citing Zheng Xinli, a former member of the central government’s think...
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    The Big Picture: STRONGER PMI

    - Oct 2, 2013 8:38am
    As he reiterated a pledge to maintain stable growth and expressed confidence in achieving the goals set for the economy, remarks made by Premier Li Keqiang this week suggest that a series of government initiatives, including...
  • Taiwan eases curbs on investments in mainland, paper says

    Oct 2, 2013 7:55am
    Taiwan has lifted the ban on the building of naphtha cracking plants in the mainland, the United Daily News reported Wednesday, citing a statement issued Tuesday by the island’s Ministry of Economic Affairs. Taiwanese investors must...
  • Taiwan’s Siew to meet Xi at APEC, paper says

    Oct 2, 2013 7:46am
    Siew Wan-chang {蕭萬長}, Taiwan’s former vice president and the island’s lead delegate to the Asia-Pacific Cooperation forum next week in Indonesia, said Tuesday he will have a brief meeting with President Xi Jinping {習近平} on the...
  • China to issue blacklist for defaults on judgments, Xinhua says

    Oct 2, 2013 7:34am
    The Supreme People’s Court will compile and publish a “blacklist” of those who default on court-ordered payments starting on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. The regulation, which allows courts to publicize names of defaulters, came into...
  • Dissident Chen joins Witherspoon Institute, Bloomberg says

    Oct 2, 2013 7:22am
    Chinese human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who fled to the United States last year, is joining the Witherspoon Institute, a research center that says it works to enhance public understanding of the moral foundations of free and...
  • Ex-security tsar resurfaces after graft reports, Reuters says

    Oct 2, 2013 7:22am
    China’s former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang attended an alumni celebration at his former university on Tuesday, making his first public appearance since overseas media reported that he was being investigated for corruption, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Zhou...
  • Japan passes on leaders’ summit with China at APEC, Kyodo says

    Oct 2, 2013 7:19am
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided not to seek talks with President Xi Jinping {習近平} on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Indonesia on Monday because an invitation would not change China’s...
  • POLICY WATCH: Beijing loosens grip on enterprises

    - Oct 2, 2013 6:34am
    The central government is further retreating from having a direct role in the economy to give enterprises a freer hand in pursuing business development as it relies more on market forces to drive economic transformation. The State...
  • Xi to address Indonesian parliament, paper says

    Oct 2, 2013 6:24am
    President Xi Jinping {習近平} is set to address the Indonesian parliament on China’s view on development of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Beijing News reported Wednesday, without citing a source. Xi, who is visiting Indonesia and...
  • Hospital takes indirect Bo saga hit, fails to sell, paper says

    Oct 1, 2013 3:13pm
    The auction of the heavily indebted Shenzhen Longzhu Hospital, controlled by Dalian Shide Group, collapsed last Friday because of a lack of bidders, the 21st Century Business Herald reported Tuesday, citing a statement from the Shenzhen...
  • Party orders study of core development theory, Xinhua says

    Oct 1, 2013 11:34am
    Communist Party members and officials have been told to advance the study and practice of China’s Scientific Outlook on Development theory, Xinhua reported late Monday, citing a statement released after a meeting of the politburo chaired...
  • China, Iceland renew currency swap pact for 3 years, PBoC says

    Oct 1, 2013 10:16am
    The People’s Bank of China said on its website Monday it has renewed a 66 billion Icelandic krona (US$547.26 million) currency swap agreement with Iceland’s central bank to facilitate trade and promote financial cooperation between the...
  • China Sept manufacturing PMI climbs to 51.1, NBS says

    Oct 1, 2013 9:29am
    China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index edged up to 51.1 in September from 51.0 in the previous month, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. A reading above 50 suggests expansion....
  • China firms increasingly look to HK for arbitration, paper says

    Oct 1, 2013 8:30am
    Mainland firms have been increasingly coming to Hong Kong to seek arbitration over commercial disputes, and the trend is expected to continue, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. Companies likely to come to the city...
  • Business license threshold lowered in Shanghai FTZ, govt says

    Oct 1, 2013 7:50am
    China will cancel the requirements of minimum registered capital for limited liability companies (LLCs), LLCs with a single member and companies limited by shares in the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ), the State Administration for Industry...

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