Date
18 August 2018

Greater China

  • China seeks 19,000 national-level civil servants, Xinhua says

    Oct 15, 2013 9:06am
    China’s national-level government agencies, including affiliated public institutions and local branches, will recruit more than 19,000 civil servants in 2014, a slight decrease from the current year, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. Applications for those...
  • Official sacked after piggybacking amid flood, report says

    Oct 15, 2013 8:55am
    A village official in flood-hit Zhejiang province was removed from his post after a picture of him being given a piggyback sparked public uproar online, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. The official, identified only as Wang,...
  • New bridge to boost trade with North Korea, Xinhua says

    Oct 15, 2013 8:46am
    A new bridge will link China and North Korea by 2014 , greatly boosting trade between the two countries, Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing officials. Also, a new border trade complex, complete with customs, border control...
  • Fewer firms attend Canton Fair, paper says

    Oct 15, 2013 7:41am
    The 114th China Import and Export Fair, or Canton Fair, which serves as a barometer of the country’s foreign trade, begins Tuesday with fewer firms attending, mainly because it coincides with the Islamic Corban Festival, also...
  • CASS forecasts China GDP growth at 7.7%, paper says

    Oct 15, 2013 6:57am
    The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) has predicted that China’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 7.7 percent this year as it forecast in the beginning of the year, compared with the projection of 7.6 percent by...
  • Russia’s Medvedev to visit China next week, Xinhua says

    Oct 15, 2013 6:53am
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will make a a two-day official visit to China from Oct. 22, Xinhua reported Monday, citing Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Medvedev and Premier Li Keqiang will co-chair the 18th regular meeting...
  • UK vows simpler visa rules for Chinese visitors, report says

    Oct 14, 2013 2:52pm
    Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said his country will simplify the visa application process for Chinese visitors, Bloomberg News reported Monday. Under a pilot program, Britain will allow some Chinese travel agents to apply...
  • ATMs to detect fake notes by 2015, paper says

    Oct 14, 2013 1:35pm
    Automatic teller machines (ATMs) will feature serial number readers capable of detecting fake notes by 2015, Beijing News reported Monday, citing the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). Nearly 50,000 ATMs in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Guangzhou...
  • Arbitrage lifts mainland-HK trade, CNS says

    Oct 14, 2013 1:10pm
    Trade between Hong Kong and mainland China rose 25 percent in the nine months to September from the previous year, China News Service reported Saturday, citing General Administration of Customs spokesman Zheng Yaosheng. The growth was driven by...
  • Zhuhai reform seeks capital for state-owned firms, paper says

    Oct 14, 2013 1:08pm
    The Zhuhai bureau of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) is set to launch the third phase of its reform for state-owned firms, the Securities Times reported Monday. A number of state-owned companies, such...
  • China’s Sept. exports down 0.3%, paper says

    Oct 14, 2013 11:53am
    China’s exports dropped 0.3 percent year on year in September to 1.15 trillion yuan (US$187.906 billion), while imports grew 7.4 percent to 1.05 trillion yuan during the month, the Economic Information Daily reported Monday, citing the...
  • China Sept CPI up 3.1% on year, PPI down 1.3%, govt says

    Oct 14, 2013 10:04am
    China’s consumer price index rose 3.1 percent in September from a year earlier, mainly due to higher food prices, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement on Monday. The September figure compares with a...
  • China, Thailand to work strategic cooperation, Xinhua says

    Oct 14, 2013 7:28am
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has reached a wide consensus with Thai leaders on further deepening bilateral ties based on the “familial affection” between the two countries, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. In a meeting in...
  • China, Vietnam agree to three-track deal on ties, Xinhua says

    Oct 14, 2013 7:25am
    Premier Li Keqiang and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Tan Dung, agreed on Sunday to deepen maritime, onshore and financial cooperation between their two countries, Xinhua reported Sunday. The countries agreed to set up joint work groups for the...
  • Foreign-funded firms at 440,900 as of Sept, Xinhua says

    Oct 14, 2013 7:18am
    The number of foreign-funded companies in China rose 0.24 percent to 440,900 by the end of September from the previous month, Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend, citing data from the State Administration of Industry and...
  • President Xi Jinping told APEC leaders China is bracing for slower economic growth to correct structural flaws in its economy. Photo: Bloomberg

    WEEKENDER: Warm tailwinds blow ahead of Party meeting

    - Oct 11, 2013 4:24pm
    While US President Barack Obama was locked in a bullfight with Republicans over the federal debt limit and the resulting government shutdown, China’s leaders stole the limelight this week at two regional summits, using the events...
  • Senior publishing official under investigation, govt says

    Oct 11, 2013 2:29pm
    Qi Pingjing {齊平景}, deputy head of the China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration, is under investigation for suspected serious disciplinary and legal violations, according to a statement posted on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline...
  • Spanish court indicts Hu Jintao on genocide charges, SCMP says

    Oct 11, 2013 2:25pm
    Spain’s National Court has agreed to hear charges of genocide filed by Tibetan exile groups against former Chinese president Hu Jintao, the South China Morning Post reported Friday. In ruling in favor of the Tibetans’ appeal, the...
  • Economy to grow about 7% in foreseeable future, website says

    Oct 11, 2013 11:14am
    China’s economy may grow about 7.5 percent or 7.6 percent this year but slow to 7 percent for the foreseeable future, news portal sina.com reported Friday, citing Yi Gang {易綱}, deputy governor of the People’s Bank...
  • China faces chronic labor glut, CNS says

    Oct 11, 2013 10:41am
    China faces chronic labor oversupply as the economy grows in single digits, China News Service reported Thursday, citing a study by the Social Sciences Academic Press, the publishing wing of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences....

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