Date
20 July 2018

World

  • Top official urges rigorous ‘mass-line’ campaign, Xinhua says

    Nov 25, 2013 7:05am
    A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) called for rigorous inspection on the “mass-line” campaign to improve the work styles of officials, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Liu Yunshan, a Standing Committee member...
  • Govt targets price monopolies in cars, drugs, Xinhua says

    Nov 25, 2013 6:33am
    The National Development and Reform Commission is setting its sights on price monopolies in six major sectors, including pharmaceuticals and cars, Xinhua reported Sunday, citing an official in the commission’s anti-monopoly bureau. The other sectors are...
  • Supreme Court seeks to quash forced confessions, paper says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:31am
    The Supreme People’s Court has told judges in China to exclude evidence and testimonies obtained through torture or other illegal methods, Shanghai Daily reported on Friday. According to a court document on setting up and improving a...
  • Moscow market inspections hit Chinese merchants, CNS says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:29am
    The Chinese embassy in Moscow has moved to calm jittery Chinese merchants over large-scale government inspections in the capital’s Lyublino market, China News Service reported Friday. The inspections, which have been carried out in the past...
  • Top court opens Weibo, WeChat accounts, paper says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:23am
    China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) has set up its own accounts on Sina Weibo and WeChat, two of the country’s leading social media tools, in an effort to promote judicial transparency, Shanghai Daily reported Friday. By 3...
  • New policies eyed to encourage M&A deals, paper says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:18am
    The China Securities Regulatory Commission may roll out some policies to facilitate mergers and acquisitions among A-share listed firms, as it aims to nurture more large-scale companies, Shanghai Securities News reported Friday, citing unnamed sources close...
  • Spokesmen put in place for military branches, paper says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:16am
    China unveiled spokesmen for its seven military branches late Wednesday in an effort to beef up the country’s military transparency, China Daily reported Thursday. The branches are the General Political Department, the General Logistics Department, the General...
  • China, US pledge to boost cooperation, exchanges, paper says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:02am
    China and the United States have reaffirmed the importance of deepening practical cooperation and enhancing people-to-people exchanges in ensuring a better future for Sino-US ties, China Daily reported Thursday. Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and US...
  • Stealth drone completes successful maiden flight, SCMP says

    Nov 22, 2013 9:55am
    China has successfully tested its first jet-powered stealth drone, making it the fourth country to use the technology after Britain, France and the United States, the South China Morning Post reported Friday. Military experts said the unmanned...
  • CPC to reform graft probe system, SCMP says

    Nov 22, 2013 7:12am
    The Communist Party of China (CPC) is considering scaling down the system of secret interrogations and detentions it uses to root out corruption in its ranks, the South China Morning Post reported Thursday. The nation’s top prosecutions...
  • Li urges EU to ease curbs on Chinese hi-tech products, CNS says

    Nov 22, 2013 7:08am
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} said China encourages domestic companies to expand into European markets, China News Service reported Thursday. In a meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Li...
  • Disputes involving overseas firms rise in China, report says

    Nov 22, 2013 7:04am
    Overseas companies are being urged to study Chinese laws more closely as the number of commercial disputes involving them continue to rise in the country, Shanghai Daily reported Friday. The Huangpu District People’s Court in Shanghai said...
  • China's top leaders will be taking a more hands-on role in overseeing reforms. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: New high-level reforms group may cut NDRC role

    - Nov 22, 2013 6:50am
    China could see a significant overhaul at its key economic policy-making organization, with the agency’s role and functions getting redefined, as top leaders are taking more power into their hands by setting up a new high-level...
  • Bond auction result reflects mixed conditions, WSJ says

    Nov 22, 2013 6:46am
    A sixth auction of sovereign offshore yuan-denominated bonds in five years yielded mixed results Thursday on expectations of a currency appreciation and tighter monetary conditions in China, the Wall Street Journal reported. Most of the interest in...
  • Sinograin no longer sole supervisor of grain reserve, paper says

    Nov 21, 2013 4:03pm
    The State Administration of Grain and Agricultural Bank of China are required by the National Development and Reform Commission to monitor China’s grain reserves along with China Grain Reserves Corp. (Sinograin), the 21st Century Business Herald...
  • ICBC chief sees China bad loans rise inevitable, FT says

    Nov 21, 2013 3:42pm
    Jiang Jianqing, chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), has warned that bad loans in the country will inevitably rise and weaker lenders will be wiped out as Beijing relaxes its grip on the economy,...
  • Locke denies air pollution made him quit, paper says

    Nov 21, 2013 3:23pm
    Gary Locke, the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing, has denied his resignation was prompted by air pollution, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Locke said on Wednesday that he will leave the post early next...
  • VAT reform yields 94 bln yuan tax savings Jan-Oct, Xinhua says

    Nov 21, 2013 3:03pm
    China’s ongoing value-added tax (VAT) reform has saved a total of 93.97 billion yuan (US$15.31 billion) for businesses in the first ten months of this year, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing data from the State...
  • China November HSBC flash PMI eases, Sina says

    Nov 21, 2013 2:32pm
    Growth in China’s manufacturing activity eased in November, Sina.com reported Thursday, citing the HSBC China Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. The preliminary gauge of the nation’s factory activity fell to 50.4 in the month from 50.9...
  • China loosens military control over airspace, SCMP says

    Nov 21, 2013 2:04pm
    China has relaxed the military’s control over airspace, with commercial flights no longer required to secure approval from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for flight plans starting December, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday....

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