19 November 2018


  • Several provinces gearing up for urbanization push, paper says

    Jan 3, 2014 12:07pm
    As many as ten provinces including Sichuan, Heilongjiang, Gansu, Shaanxi and Guangxi have held work conferences on urbanization goals and plans, National Business Daily reported Friday. According to estimates from China Development Bank (CDB), the capital...
  • H5N1 bird flu outbreak confirmed in Guizhou, Xinhua says

    Jan 3, 2014 12:00pm
    An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on a farm in Libo county, Guizhou province, killed 8,500 chickens on Dec. 27, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing the Ministry of Agriculture. The National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed the epidemic...
  • Dec non-manufacturing PMI falls to 3-month low, NBS says

    Jan 3, 2014 11:09am
    China’s non-manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, a gauge of business activity, fell to a three-month low of 54.6 in December from 56.0 in the previous month, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement on its...
  • Local govts urged to set scientific two-child policies, CNS says

    Jan 3, 2014 11:08am
    Local governments should set their two-child policies in a scientific manner, China News Service reported Thursday, citing an online statement from the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The commission also asked relevant local bodies to...
  • Fewer illegal publications found last year, Xinhua says

    Jan 3, 2014 10:02am
    China’s Office of the National Work Group for Combating Pornography and Illegal Publications has confiscated 20.53 million copies of illegal publications last year, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing data published by the office the same...
  • Suspended death sentence for former rail official, paper says

    Jan 3, 2014 9:24am
    A former senior railway official in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region was handed a suspended death sentence at the end of last month for taking 130 million yuan (US$21.49 million) in bribes over a two-year period,...
  • Arsonist attacks China consulate in San Francisco, website says

    Jan 3, 2014 9:15am
    An arsonist set fire to the front door of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco at about 9.25pm Wednesday, government portal reported Thursday. Police officers, firefighters and officers from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic...
  • China, S Korea to hold new FTA talks next week, Yonhap says

    Jan 3, 2014 8:50am
    South Korea and China will hold a new round of negotiations next week on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), Yonhap news agency reported Thursday, citing the South Korean government. The talks will be held in China’s...
  • PBoC official urges overhaul of forex management, paper says

    Jan 3, 2014 8:48am
    The government should deepen reforms on foreign exchange management as part of the ultimate goal of balancing international payments, the China Securities Journal reported Thursday, citing comments in Qiushi magazine by central bank deputy governor Yi...
  • Guangzhou, Dalian culture zones delisted, Xinhua says

    Jan 3, 2014 6:57am
    The Ministry of Culture has stripped two cultural zones of their qualifications as national demonstration sites for failing annual assessments, Xinhua reported Thursday. The Guangzhou North Bank Cultural Zone and Dalian Puli Cultural Zone were knocked...
  • The Chinese economy has gone through massive transformation since the last economic census was taken five years ago. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: China kicks off census to take stock of Xi reform

    - Jan 3, 2014 6:32am
    Whither goest thou, China? A clearer picture of the nation’s economic development will be revealed when the results of an upcoming nationwide census are unveiled, providing some insights into how the reforms under President Xi Jinping, who...
  • Gas leak kills 4 in East China, paper says

    Jan 2, 2014 1:56pm
    A toxic gas leak from a chemical company in Shandong province killed four people and injured three others late Wednesday night, Global Times reported, citing a Xinhua report. An initial investigation indicated the gas leaked from a...
  • Dec HSBC China PMI hits 3-month low, website says

    Jan 2, 2014 1:44pm
    The final reading of HSBC’s purchasing managers’ index for China stood at 50.5 in December, representing a three-month low, Chinese news website reported Thursday, citing data from HSBC Holdings Plc. (00005.HK). The latest reading is...
  • Private firms to run new govt-funded elderly homes, paper says

    Jan 2, 2014 1:03pm
    China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Tuesday that all new public elderly homes will be operated by private firms, although the facilities will be set up with government funds, Beijing Times reported Wednesday. The move...
  • China eyes consolidation of military regions, paper says

    Jan 2, 2014 11:09am
    China is said to be considering a proposal to consolidate its seven major military regions into five in an effort to swiftly respond to any military crisis, Want Daily said Thursday, citing a report by Japan’s...
  • Japan ship rescues Chinese balloonist near Diaoyu, NHK says

    Jan 2, 2014 10:50am
    A Japanese patrol ship on Wednesday rescued a Chinese man after he failed in an attempt to land on one of the disputed Diaoyu islands (Senkaku in Japan) using a hot-air balloon, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK...
  • Tianjin launches pilot residence permit program, Xinhua says

    Jan 2, 2014 9:06am
    Tianjin launched on Jan. 1 a pilot program for residence permits, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing the local government. Under the trial program, which will last until Dec. 2015, immigrants with stable work and housing,...
  • Zhanjiang court aids debt recovery on govt agencies, Xinhua says

    Jan 2, 2014 9:05am
    The intermediate people’s court of Zhanjiang in the southern Guangdong province has processed 757 debt-related cases involving government agencies as of end-December, and helped recover 1.73 billion yuan (US$282.7 million), Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing the...
  • China readies to feel national economic pulse, Xinhua says

    Jan 2, 2014 9:01am
    China has started registering players in the manufacturing and service sectors for its third national economic census, Xinhua reported Wednesday. Census staff aim to complete the registration process in three months, enrolling more than 10 million...
  • Qingdao has deep economic relations with South Korean and Japanese companies. Photo: AFP

    POLICY WATCH: Qingdao to gain from free trade deal with S Korea

    - Jan 2, 2014 6:35am
    China is stepping up negotiations with South Korea on the establishment of a free trade zone, which could provide tremendous boost to the growth momentum of Qingdao in Shandong province. Speaking at a national work conference on...

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