20 August 2018


  • Guangzhou unveils blueprint for 10 key industries, CNS says

    Nov 26, 2013 8:04am
    The Guangzhou municipal government has announced development plans for 10 key industries that will be implemented until 2016, the China News Service reported Monday. The city administration aims to increase the value of these industries by...
  • Qingdao blasts blamed on human error, paper says

    Nov 26, 2013 7:14am
    A “very serious dereliction of duty” caused Friday’s deadly oil pipeline blasts in Shandong province, China Daily reported Monday, citing a senior work safety official. Yang Dongliang, director of the State Administration of Work Safety and head...
  • British PM to visit China next month, paper says

    Nov 26, 2013 7:07am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron will head up a delegation of government and business leaders as part of an official visit to China early next month, China Daily reported Monday, citing the Foreign Ministry. The Dec....
  • Dongxing Port in running for free trade zone, paper says

    Nov 26, 2013 6:51am
    Dongxing Port in southwestern Guangxi province is tipped to become a border pilot free trade zone, the China Securities Journal reported Tuesday, citing business insiders. The Dongxing zone might offer breaks on market access and investment...
  • The entry of private and foreign capital will allow changes to creep into the operations of state-owned enterprises

    POLICY WATCH: Mixed ownership the core of SOE reform

    - Nov 26, 2013 6:31am
    In their recent plenum, the Communist Party of China’s top leaders have made it clear that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will continue to play a dominant role in vital sectors of the economy. But at the same time, the...
  • Govt to streamline fixed asset investment approvals, Xinhua says

    Nov 26, 2013 6:22am
    The central government is expected to gradually cut the range of fixed asset investments requiring its direct approval by 60 percent, Xinhua reported Monday, citing Lian Weiliang, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission....
  • Chinese in Japan asked to register at embassy, paper says

    Nov 25, 2013 1:44pm
    The Chinese embassy in Tokyo has urged Chinese residents in Japan to register voluntarily with its consular service in case of a “major unexpected emergency”, Beijing Times reported Monday, citing a statement from the embassy. The embassy...
  • Premier Li to visit Romania and Uzbekistan, CNS says

    Nov 25, 2013 12:46pm
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} left Beijing on Monday for a visit to Romania and Uzbekistan, China News Service reported. In Romania, Li will attend a China-Central and Eastern Europe leaders’ meeting. This marks his third official visit overseas since...
  • China, S Korea to cut tariffs on range of products, CNR says

    Nov 25, 2013 12:35pm
    China and South Korea have agreed on a list of items eligible for tariff cuts as part of a proposed free trade agreement, China National Radio reported Sunday. China agreed to cut customs duties on agricultural,...
  • China 2013 GDP growth seen at 7.8%, paper says

    Nov 25, 2013 11:55am
    Renmin University of China’s School of Economics has projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.8 percent for China for this year, the China Securities Journal reported Sunday, citing Liu Yuanchun, a professor and associate dean...
  • 1.52 million fight for 19,000 central government jobs, CNS says

    Nov 25, 2013 11:54am
    As many as 1.52 million people took the written examinations for central government positions on Sunday, with some vacancies attracting up to 7,192 applicants, the China News Service reported. Some 130-plus central government units and their direct...
  • No headway in corruption crackdown, report says

    Nov 25, 2013 10:50am
    President Xi Jinping has raised expectations he will tackle corruption much more forcefully than his predecessors, but official data on investigations suggests the crackdown is not much different from previous years, Reuters reported over the weekend. Authorities...
  • Territorial row dilutes Japanese affinity for China, Kyodo says

    Nov 25, 2013 10:33am
    A record — and growing — majority of Japanese do not “feel friendly” toward China, Kyodo news agency reported Saturday, citing a Cabinet Office survey of 3,000 people. Of the 61.6 percent of people who responded to the survey, 80.7...
  • Tianjin ends administrative approvals on 23 items, CNS says

    Nov 25, 2013 10:27am
    The Tianjin government issued a notice Saturday saying that it will eliminate administrative approval requirements on 23 items, including those related to emerging high-tech projects and tax-free import of equipment, China News Service reported the same...
  • China completes plans to open up border areas, paper says

    Nov 25, 2013 9:10am
    China has completed plans to facilitate the opening-up of border and inland areas, the China Securities Journal reported Monday, citing unnamed sources. The so-called Silk Road economic belt aims to build Urumqi, Yining and Lanzhou into trade...
  • China slams Japan remarks on air defense zone, Xinhua says

    Nov 25, 2013 8:55am
    Japan’s remarks on the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone are “absolutely groundless and unacceptable”, Xinhua news agency cited Yang Yujun, spokesman for China’s Ministry of National Defense, as saying. China declared the zone in...
  • Rescuers search for survivors at the debris-covered basketball court of a school after an explosion in a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline in Huangdao

    The Big Picture: QINGDAO EXPLOSION

    Nov 25, 2013 8:29am
    An explosion at an oil pipeline in Qingdao in East China’s Shandong province on Friday has killed at least 52 people as of Sunday afternoon, according to the official Xinhua news agency. More than 130 people were...
  • Group says Tiananmen attack a jihadist operation, CNA reports

    Nov 25, 2013 7:46am
    Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Islamist militant group, said the terror attack in Tiananmen Square on October 28 was a “jihadist operation” by holy warriors, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported late Sunday, citing the SITE Intelligence...
  • Dalian to offer 72-hour visa-free stay facility, Xinhua says

    Nov 25, 2013 7:20am
    Dalian in northeast China will offer 72-hour visa-free stay facility for travelers from 45 countries from Jan. 1 next year, becoming the sixth mainland city to offer such service, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing...
  • 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...

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