Date
24 May 2018

Greater China

  • Bo Xilai appeals conviction, WSJ says

    Oct 9, 2013 6:33am
    Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party Politburo member who was sentenced to life in prison last month, has formally filed an appeal against his conviction for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, the Wall Street Journal...
  • Beijing official probed over 1.6 mln yuan wedding, SCMP says

    Oct 8, 2013 2:44pm
    China’s anti-graft watchdog has launched an inquiry into a Beijing official who spent more than 1.6 million yuan (US$261,000) on a lavish three-day wedding for his son, the South China Morning Post said on Tuesday, citing...
  • Air China denies serving expired food, SCMP says

    Oct 8, 2013 2:43pm
    Air China, a leading mainland carrier, has denied it served expired beef pancakes on a domestic flight, sickening at least a dozen passengers, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. Incorrect packaging was to blame for...
  • Ma hails China move on cross-strait exchanges, SCMP says

    Oct 8, 2013 2:32pm
    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has welcomed Beijing’s willingness to have more direct cross-strait communication as a step toward normalized relations, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. Ma said such moves exemplify how the two sides do...
  • Bankruptcy trustee sues Chinese solar panel makers, WSJ says

    Oct 8, 2013 2:31pm
    A bankruptcy trustee for failed solar panel manufacturer Energy Conversion Devices Inc. sued three Chinese companies for US$950 million for alleged price fixing and dumping of cheap solar panels that drove the US company to bankruptcy,...
  • Ministries to discuss pension fund scheme, paper says

    Oct 8, 2013 11:06am
    Several ministries and universities will meet on Oct. 16 to discuss a planned nationwide pension fund scheme, Securities Times reported Tuesday. These include the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Chinese Academy of Social...
  • China to host 2014 APEC Summit in Beijing, paper says

    Oct 8, 2013 8:33am
    Beijing will host next year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, Beijing Times reported Tuesday, citing sources from the Ministry of Finance. Meanwhile, the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting will be held in September 2014 in Hong Kong....
  • Beidou satellites help loosen GPS grip, SCMP says

    Oct 8, 2013 7:39am
    A state-owned engineering firm has successfully used China’s homegrown Beidou navigation satellites to help collect upper-atmosphere weather data, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. This is another step toward ending the country’s dependence on GPS...
  • Taiwan exports to mainland down 8.4% in Sept, paper says

    Oct 8, 2013 7:36am
    Taiwan’s exports to mainland China fell 8.4 percent to less than US$9.93 billion in September from a year earlier, United Daily News reported Tuesday, citing figures from the island’s finance ministry. Total exports for the month...
  • China wants US to pay interest in case of default, report says

    Oct 8, 2013 7:19am
    China has urged the United States to break an impasse over raising the federal debt ceiling by the Oct. 17 deadline and ensure interest is paid in case of a default, China News Service reported Monday,...
  • China sticks to nuke-free Korean peninsula, Xinhua says

    Oct 8, 2013 7:08am
    President Xi Jinping said China remains committed to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to safeguarding its peace and stability, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. Problems should be resolved through dialogue and consultation,...
  • Free trade zone trial for e-commerce site, paper says

    Oct 8, 2013 6:53am
    An e-commerce platform will be officially launched soon in the Shanghai free-trade zone to allow Chinese consumers to buy foreign brands at lower prices, Shanghai Daily reported Tuesday. With backing from the National Development and Reform Commission,...
  • Guangdong, Macau eye one-time visitor customs check, CNS says

    Oct 8, 2013 6:41am
    Guangdong province and Macau are studying a trial program that would allow one-time customs clearance for travelers between Zhuhai and the special administrative region, China News Service reported Monday, citing an official proposal. However, both sides...
  • POLICY WATCH: When ideology trumps economics

    - Oct 8, 2013 6:38am
    Win some, lose some. That’s what it boils down to in China’s paradoxical approach to certain policies. So, while the government loosened financial regulations with the launch of the Shanghai free trade zone, it tightened its...
  • Xi willing to sacrifice faster growth for reform, SCMP says

    Oct 8, 2013 6:17am
    President Xi Jinping said China is willing to sacrifice faster economic growth for structural reform, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. However, he said China cannot afford to make mistakes and will introduce reform in a...
  • Gaming, gas & baby care stand out in Q4, Julius Baer say

    Oct 7, 2013 6:42pm
    Macau’s gaming business is still the preferred investment sector in Asia for Julius Baer due to the growing mass market and continual influx of mainland tourists to the city, the Swiss private banking group said at...
  • US, Japan, Australia told not to meddle in rows, report says

    Oct 7, 2013 1:19pm
    Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the United States, Japan and Australia, despite their alliance, should not intervene in sovereignty disputes over the South China Sea and East China Sea, the Chinese government portal gov.cn reported...
  • World Bank cuts China 2013 growth forecast, statement says

    Oct 7, 2013 12:39pm
    The World Bank on Monday slashed its forecast for China’s economic growth this year to 7.5 percent, from an April projection of 8.3 percent. Asia’s biggest economy is expected to expand by 7.7 percent in 2014,...
  • Mainland visitors to Macau up 11.1% on Oct 1-6

    Oct 7, 2013 12:03pm
    Macau received 645,893 tourists from mainland China on Oct. 1-6, the first six days of China’s Golden Week holiday, the Macau Government Tourist Office said Monday. The number rose by 11.09 percent from a year earlier,...
  • Premier Li to visit ASEAN countries this month, report says

    Oct 7, 2013 11:12am
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} will pay official visits to Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam this month to further enhance diplomatic and trade relations, China News Service reported Monday. China has forged a “golden decade” with the Association...

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