Date
18 August 2018

Greater China

  • Qingdao plans to build northeast free trade zone, govt says

    Oct 9, 2013 2:52pm
    The coastal Shandong city of Qingdao has unveiled a blueprint to establish a free trade zone by 2020, according to a statement posted on the city’s bureau of commerce late Tuesday. The city submitted plans for...
  • Cabinet orders close watch on poverty funds, paper says

    Oct 9, 2013 2:17pm
    The central government has ordered stricter monitoring of poverty relief funds to protect the interests of people in need, China Daily reported Wednesday. These funds are life-saving money for the poor and a driver for development of...
  • China rejects Turkey missile deal concern, paper says

    Oct 9, 2013 2:11pm
    China has dismissed concerns about Turkey’s decision to co-produce a missile defense system with a Chinese firm, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday. Beijing accused the United States and other countries of politicizing a purely commercial transaction, the...
  • Henan bans foreign names for buildings, landmarks, SCMP says

    Oct 9, 2013 2:02pm
    Henan province has banned the growing practice of giving foreign or multiple names to buildings and other structures such as office blocks, residential complexes and highways, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday, citing Dahe Daily....
  • China joins global effort against mercury use, SCMP says

    Oct 9, 2013 1:59pm
    China has begun the phaseout of hospital instruments that use mercury, part of a global effort to eliminate the industrial use of the toxic metal, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday. Several hospitals in Beijing and...
  • Xinjiang police target online ‘jihad’ talk, SCMP says

    Oct 9, 2013 1:52pm
    Police in Xinjiang are cracking down on people who promote jihad online, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday, citing Xinjiang Daily. The crackdown comes amid a nationwide campaign against internet rumours that activists say is...
  • Shipping lanes unaffected by South China Sea rows, Xinhua says

    Oct 9, 2013 12:21pm
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} said key international shipping lanes have not been affected by the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, Xinhua reported late Tuesday, citing an interview Li conducted with Southeast Asian media. The...
  • IMF lowers China GDP growth forecast to 7.6%, paper says

    Oct 9, 2013 12:12pm
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its 2013 growth forecast for China’s economy to 7.6 percent, 0.2 percentage point lower than its July estimate, China Business News reported Wednesday, citing the IMF’s World Economic Outlook...
  • Cabinet lowers barriers to govt tenders, CNS says

    Oct 9, 2013 11:59am
    All government departments must allow social service groups to bid for service contracts in order to introduce competition for the tenders, China News Service reported Wednesday, citing the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The rule takes effect...
  • Li proposes framework for closer ties with ASEAN, Xinhua says

    Oct 9, 2013 11:27am
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} is proposing a framework for wide-ranging, deep and high-level cooperation between China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the next decade, the official Xinhua news agency reported late...
  • Specialization the name of the game for China sportswear brands

    Oct 9, 2013 9:49am
    After breakneck growth in the past two decades, China’s sportswear makers have run into a hurdle in recent years. Dragged by high inventory and intensifying competition, six leading brands closed 2,200 outlets among themselves in the...
  • Cabinet research center completes reform draft, website says

    Oct 9, 2013 8:39am
    The Development Research Center of the State Council has completed a draft reform plan which will be submitted to the third plenary session of the Communist Party in November, Caixin.com reported Wednesday. The proposal covers eight key...
  • China plans measures to promote innovation, paper says

    Oct 9, 2013 8:36am
    China plans to roll out measures to promote innovation in key technologies, the Economic Information Daily reported Wednesday, citing government sources. Some 20 government bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and...
  • OECD sees China as a high-income country by 2026, paper says

    Oct 9, 2013 8:33am
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) expects China to become a high-income country by 2026 at the earliest, China Business News reported Wednesday, citing an official report. If China undertakes radical economic restructuring, it...
  • HKEJ Today: Highlights

    Oct 9, 2013 7:46am
    Following is a summary of major news and comments in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the parent publication of EJ Insight, on Wednesday, Oct. 9: TOP STORIES Watchdogs urged to probe sensitive information leak at Country...
  • Taiwan’s 3Q confidence index lowest in Greater China, paper says

    Oct 9, 2013 7:09am
    Taiwan’s consumer confidence index for the third quarter stood at 77.4, the lowest in the Greater China region, as local residents were most concerned about rising prices at a time when salary levels were down to...
  • POLICY WATCH: The business end of China’s urban drive

    - Oct 9, 2013 6:38am
    They sprang up across the country as legions of workers flocked into cities to industrialize the economy. Now, the push is on to transform these shantytowns — home mostly to low-income factory workers – into thriving centers with...
  • 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...

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