Date
23 January 2019

World

  • Seven sectors identified for SOE structural reform, paper says

    Mar 6, 2014 7:21am
    The Chinese government has identified seven industries where private capital will be allowed as part of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) reform this year, the Shanghai Securities News reported Thursday. Companies involved in financial, petroleum, electricity, railway, telecom,...
  • Many philanthropists, such as Bill and Melinda Gates, prefer "teaching people how to fish instead of just giving them fish". Photo: AFP

    Americans are most generous philanthropists, BNP survey says

    - Mar 5, 2014 6:44pm
    Philanthropists in the United States are more willing than their peers in other parts of the world to donate at least 25 percent of their annual income and leave at least 50 percent of their fortune to...
  • Beijing, Tianjin to trial integrated customs system, paper says

    Mar 5, 2014 1:23pm
    The customs departments of Beijing and Tianjin will trial a unified declaration mechanism for import and export goods from July 1 in a bid to smoothen trade between the two places, Beijing Daily reported Wednesday. Towards...
  • Govt steps up work on Silk Road plans, paper says

    Mar 5, 2014 10:19am
    China is stepping up preparations to establish the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, and hopes to roll out related plans this year, the Economic Information Daily reported Wednesday, citing Du Ying, deputy director...
  • China sets 2014 GDP growth target at 7.5%, Xinhua says

    Mar 5, 2014 9:14am
    China has set its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target for this year at 7.5 percent, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing a government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the second session of...
  • China to promote Guangdong pension investment model, paper says

    Mar 5, 2014 8:58am
    Chinese regulators are interested in promoting the Guangdong pension investment model as they seek to enhance the yields of local pension funds in the country, the China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing unidentified sources. In March...
  • Shanghai launches first Sino-US high school, paper says

    Mar 5, 2014 8:57am
    China’s first Sino-US high school was launched in Shanghai Tuesday, offering internationally recognized courses to meet the demands of an increasingly discerning market, China Daily reported Wednesday. Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School is a joint venture between...
  • Commodity trader Noble in venture talks, WSJ says

    Mar 5, 2014 8:37am
    Commodity trader  Noble Group Ltd. is in talks with China’s state-owned Cofco Corp. and private-equity firm Hopu Investment Management Co. Ltd. about forming a joint venture with its agribusiness operations, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday,...
  • China, South Korea, Japan start new FTA talks, Xinhua says

    Mar 5, 2014 8:05am
    China, South Korea and Japan have begun a fourth round of talks in Seoul on a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. The negotiations will cover tariff reduction, services trade opening...
  • China eyes Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated devt, paper says

    Mar 5, 2014 8:02am
    China is expected to unveil in the first half of this year a plan to promote coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing Zhang Xiaoqiang, deputy director of the...
  • SOE reform set to expand, paper says

    Mar 5, 2014 7:49am
    China is expected to expand reform of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from the oil sector to the power and telecommunications industries, Shanghai Securities News reported Wednesday, citing Ji Xiaonan, chairman of the State-Owned Large Enterprise Supervision Committee of...
  • China could retain 7.5% growth target, report says

    Mar 5, 2014 7:47am
    China is expected to set 7.5 percent economic growth target for this year as it opens an annual legislative session Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported. That will mark the same target as that set for...
  • Canada faces lawsuit over scrapped of visa scheme, SCMP says

    Mar 5, 2014 7:47am
    A group of wealthy mainlanders is threatening to sue the Canadian government if its decision to scrap an investor visa scheme is not reversed, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday. More than 10 people who had...
  • China vows quality legislation, Xinhua says

    Mar 4, 2014 3:18pm
    China’s top legislature will improve the quality of its lawmaking by increasing public participation and enhancing the reach and efficiency of laws and regulations, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing official spokesperson Fu Ying. The National...
  • Guangdong FTZ bid awaiting ministerial approvals, report says

    Mar 4, 2014 3:17pm
    Guangdong province’s bid to set up a free-trade zone is awaiting approval from various ministries, ahead of the final nod required from the State Council, the Economic Information Daily reported Tuesday, citing Wang Jingwu, president of the Guangzhou branch...
  • Textile firms eye cotton price subsidy, paper says

    Mar 4, 2014 12:11pm
    Textile manufacturers expect direct subsidy from the government to help stabilize the price of cotton, China Business News reported Tuesday. Since the government started its stockpiling program in 2011, the domestic cotton price has continued to surge,...
  • Transgenic crops pushed to feed China, paper says

    Mar 4, 2014 11:57am
    Deputy Agriculture Minister Niu Dun {牛盾} said China must put more effort in developing transgenic technologies to feed its huge population, XiaoXiang Morning Herald reported Tuesday. Niu also said food producers are strictly required to properly...
  • Shangshan Int’l Yacht Club in hot water over debts, paper says

    Mar 4, 2014 11:07am
    The China Bay Shangshan International Yacht Club in Xiamen, which claims to be the largest of its kind in Asia, has been asked by its creditors to repay debts worth 1.82 billion yuan (US$296.09 million), National...
  • PetroChina Sichuan head quits as NPC representative, paper says

    Mar 4, 2014 10:00am
    Li Dongsheng {栗東生}, president of PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Co. Ltd. under China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), has quit as a representative to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), the 21st Century Business Herald reported Tuesday, citing...
  • US consulate in Shanghai expands visa capacity, paper says

    Mar 4, 2014 8:36am
    The US Consulate General in Shanghai opened on Monday an expanded consular section that can handle 50 percent more visa applications, the Shanghai Daily reported. The section has grown from 12 to 28 service windows to meet the growing...

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