Date
23 February 2018

World

  • Teachers in China top survey on public respect, BBC says

    Oct 4, 2013 8:34am
    Teachers in China have the highest levels of public respect of those in 21 countries covered by an international survey, BBC News reported Thursday. The global index was compiled by University of Sussex professor Peter Dolton and based...
  • Credit Suisse warns of possible local debt default, paper says

    Oct 4, 2013 8:27am
    Credit Suisse believes a local government debt default in China is possible in mid-2014, hitting the mainland economy and the property market, The Standard reported Friday. “Currently there is noise within the Chinese central government giving a...
  • CASS economist queries Shanghai FTZ capital rules, paper says

    Oct 4, 2013 7:34am
    It’s unclear how foreign and domestic funds will be separated in the planned free flow of capital in Shanghai’s new free-trade zone, Economic Daily News reported Friday, citing Yu Yongding, an economist with the Chinese Academy...
  • Xi arrives in Kuala Lumpur for state visit, Xinhua says

    Oct 4, 2013 7:01am
    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday for a state visit to Malaysia, the second stop of his maiden trip to Southeast Asia since he assumed presidency in March, the official Xinhua news...
  • Party bodies to answer Xi’s criticism call, Xinhua says

    Oct 4, 2013 6:57am
    Communist Party bodies nationwide say they will carry out “criticism and self-criticism,” after Party leader Xi Jinping announced last month in Hebei that leading officials should solve “their own problems,” Xinhua reported Thursday, citing a party...
  • Xi sidesteps SE Asia pressure over South China Sea, report says

    Oct 4, 2013 6:57am
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday showed no sign of bending to Southeast Asian pressure to resolve territorial disputes over the South China Sea as he repeated his call for dialogue, Reuters news agency reported. In...
  • POLICY WATCH: Clearing the way for cross-border online trade

    - Oct 4, 2013 6:34am
    Chinese businesses are at the forefront of e-commerce, with the value of e-shopping and other online transactions within the country expanding by the day. Now the central government aims to enable Chinese enterprises to do more...
  • 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...

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