Date
21 May 2018

Greater China

  • Sept non-manufacturing PMI rises to six-month high, NBS says

    Oct 3, 2013 2:11pm
    China’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the non-manufacturing sector in September rose to a six-month high at 55.4, up 1.5 points from August, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the...
  • Jiuzhaigou bureau says sorry for holiday snafu, paper says

    Oct 3, 2013 12:25pm
    The Jiuzhaigou Tourism Bureau has issued an official apology for an incident on Wednesday that stranded as many as 4,000 tourists at the Jiuzhaigou Valley, a popular sightseeing spot in Sichuan province, the Chengdu Daily reported on...
  • Peking, Tsinghua universities edge up in rankings, SCMP says

    Oct 3, 2013 10:27am
    Two of China’s top universities have made moderate gains in the latest global university rankings, the South China Morning Post reported Thursday. Peking University ranked No. 45 in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, up...
  • Taiwan eases curbs on farm investments in mainland, paper says

    Oct 3, 2013 8:43am
    Taiwan has lifted a ban on investment in 27 agricultural products in the mainland, including beef, pork, milk and cane sugar, Want Daily reported Thursday, citing a statement issued by the island’s Ministry of Economic Affairs...
  • Australia’s exports to China hit new high in Aug, Xinhua says

    Oct 3, 2013 7:54am
    Australia’s exports to China rose 11 percent in August from a month earlier to a monthly record of A$8.7 billion (US$8.16 billion), Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Imports...
  • Students go under knife in search for better jobs, Xinhua says

    Oct 3, 2013 7:23am
    More young people are choosing to have plastic surgery to improve their appearance and start new lives, Xinhua reported Wednesday, without citing a source. Cosmetic surgery centers in South Korea are bustling with Chinese patients, especially...
  • China, Indonesia to enhance strategic partnership, Xinhua says

    Oct 3, 2013 7:21am
    Chinese President Xi Jinping {習近平} and his Indonesian counterpart president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono agreed on Wednesday to upgrade ties between their two nations to a comprehensive strategic partnership, Xinhua news agency reported. The initiative came during Xi’s...
  • China, Indonesia extend currency swap deal, PBoC says

    Oct 3, 2013 6:53am
    The People’s Bank of China and Bank Indonesia signed an extension on Tuesday to a bilateral currency swap agreement valued at 100 billion yuan (US$16.33 billion), or 175 trillion Indonesian rupiah, the central bank announced on its...
  • POLICY WATCH: Tax relief for small firms begins to pay off

    - Oct 3, 2013 6:34am
    An initiative from the Chinese government to waive business tax and value-added tax for small and micro enterprises that have monthly sales of less than 20,000 yuan has drawn positive response from the community, with the...
  • 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...

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