Date
24 April 2018

World

  • China-North Korea trade hits US$46.9 bln, agency says

    Nov 6, 2013 7:52am
    Trade between China and North Korea came to US$46.9 billion in the nine months to September, up US$200 million from the same period last year, Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source. North Korea’s...
  • Xi vows to speed up change in economic devt path, Xinhua says

    Nov 6, 2013 7:47am
    President Xi Jinping {習近平} said Tuesday during an official visit to Hunan province that the government will strive to speed up change in the economic development model, pointing out that success should not be measured only...
  • Japan arrests Chinese coral boat captain, Kyodo says

    Nov 6, 2013 7:23am
    A Chinese coral fishing boat captain was arrested by the Japanese coast guard Tuesday on suspicion of fishing in the country’s exclusive economic zone, Kyodo news agency reported. The captain allegedly operated without permission in waters...
  • Mainlanders top buyers of new homes worldwide, report says

    Nov 6, 2013 7:06am
    Chinese have emerged as the top buyers of new residential properties in prime markets overseas, helped by a strong yuan, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday, citing a report from global property consultant Knight Frank. Buyers from the Chinese...
  • Govt backs corporate pension schemes, paper says

    Nov 6, 2013 7:02am
    China will offer tax incentives to encourage companies to build up their own pension schemes, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed official. In addition, the central government may take over management of basic pension...
  • Mainland authorities want internet firms to promote the Chinese dream to their users. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: China’s dream state of virtual harmony

    - Nov 6, 2013 6:48am
    Social media may be a useful way for individuals on the mainland to express discontent with government officials but its true social purpose should be much bigger. Lu Wei {魯煒}, Minister of the State Internet Information Office,...
  • TV stations have been told to tone down promotions and keep them off prime time. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Govt targets ‘infomercial’ pollution

    - Nov 6, 2013 6:47am
    China’s television broadcasters are being told to clean up their act and keep prime time free of “infomercial” pollution. Starting Jan. 1, they will not be allowed to air shopping-related shows between 6 p.m. and midnight...
  • Foreigners who disobey debt rulings can’t leave, paper says

    Nov 6, 2013 6:42am
    Foreigners who fail to comply with court rulings face being banned from leaving China, China Daily reported Wednesday. In addition, information about them will be publicized online. On Tuesday, the Supreme People’s Court, the country’s top court,...
  • China bidding for 2022 Winter Olympics, paper says

    Nov 6, 2013 6:22am
    Beijing and the northern city Zhangjiakou are bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday. The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) sent a formal nomination letter to the International Olympic Committee on Sunday to launch the...
  • Migrants workers don't enjoy the same benefits, including education and healthcare, accorded those officially registered as city residents. Photo: Bloomberg

    CPC PLENUM: Urbanization holds key to economic restructuring

    - Nov 6, 2013 6:00am
    A key reform the central government seeks to push forward with more vigor, and is likely to gain impetus during the upcoming plenum of the Communist Party of China leadership, is urbanization — a massive, ambitious endeavor...
  • China to draft plan for economic zone in Guangdong, Guangxi

    Nov 5, 2013 4:14pm
    China will draft a development plan for an economic zone along the Pearl and Xijiang rivers in the southern Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement on Tuesday....
  • Li pushes reform to boost modern agriculture, paper says

    Nov 5, 2013 2:44pm
    Premier Li Keqiang has called for the reform of the agriculture sector to ensure the well-being of farmers and improve their livelihood, China Daily reported on Tuesday, citing the leader’s remarks during a visit to Fuyuan county...
  • Anti-graft watchdog spending drops, Xinhua says

    Nov 5, 2013 2:35pm
    Spending by the Communist Party anti-graft watchdog has fallen sharply amid increased efforts to improve work style and stamp out corruption, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Ministry...
  • Rural land program gets 30% more central funds, Xinhua says

    Nov 5, 2013 1:15pm
    The Ministry of Finance said Monday that 30 billion yuan (US$4.92 billion) has been allocated from the central finance pool for rural land maintenance and prevention of disasters this year, representing an increase of about 30...
  • Premier Li voices concern about rising public debt, report says

    Nov 5, 2013 12:28pm
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} said at a national conference on October 21 that government deficit has reached 2.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), edging near the 3 percent ceiling set out by the European Union,...
  • Edward Kang Chairman Of Ever-Glory International Group

    The Big Picture: EAST CHINA ROLE MODELS

    Nov 5, 2013 8:16am
    China’s eastern provinces need to press on with industrial upgrades to become models for the rest of the country, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli {張高麗} told local governments at an internal economic forum Monday, capping a four-day...
  • China, Scotland firms ink 400 mln yuan deals, paper says

    Nov 5, 2013 8:02am
    Chinese and Scottish firms have inked deals worth around 400 million yuan (US$65.09 million), covering fields such as oil and gas, software, construction and life sciences, the China Securities Journal reported Tuesday, citing Scotland’s First Minister...
  • Taiwan firms invited to invest in Shanghai FTZ, paper says

    Nov 5, 2013 7:14am
    Yu Zhengsheng {俞正聲}, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Zhang Zhijun {張志軍}, director of the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office, have met with senior finance officials from Taiwan on the sidelines of a...
  • Shanghai land supply set to rebound in November, paper says

    Nov 5, 2013 6:52am
    Shanghai is set to release 20 land parcels covering 818,000 square meters for auction in November, up 73 percent from the previous month, Shanghai Daily said on Monday, citing the latest report of real estate website...
  • China cotton futures fall on reserve release fears, WSJ says

    Nov 5, 2013 6:39am
    Cotton futures in China are falling over worries the government may release its huge reserves to cut imports, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The benchmark May cotton contract on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange in Hunan province...

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