23 January 2019


  • Food self-supply ratio target may be adjusted, report says

    Dec 23, 2013 8:42am
    China is likely to adjust the long-term self-supply ratio target for food items, mainly wheat, rice and corn, the Chinese version of reported Sunday, without citing any source. The broad ratio will be set at...
  • File photo of congress spokesman Li Dongsheng answers a question in Beijing

    The Big Picture: WIDER GRAFT PROBE

    Dec 23, 2013 8:29am
    Li Dongsheng {李東生}, China’s Vice Minister of Public Security, has been placed under investigation for serious violation of laws and party discipline, the ruling Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on Friday. Li, 58, joined the powerful public...
  • Brilliant chief dead in helicopter crash in France, paper says

    Dec 23, 2013 8:23am
    Billionaire Brilliant Group president Kok Lam and his 12-year-old son died in a helicopter crash as they viewed a vineyard Kok had just bought in southwest France, the Chengdu Evening News reported on the weekend. Four people died in...
  • Beijing to control population growth, report says

    Dec 23, 2013 8:00am
    Beijing will take action to control the growth of permanent resident population in the capital city, the China News Agency reported Monday, citing Mayor Wang Anshun. The swelling population has posed a serious challenge to the...
  • Former MoF official jailed for life over bribes, paper says

    Dec 23, 2013 7:56am
    Chen Zhuning {陳柱兵}, former director of the General Division of Enterprises Department under the Ministry of Finance (MoF), was sentenced to life imprisonment for accepting a combined 24.54 million yuan (US$4.04 million) in bribes over 10...
  • 100 mln yuan set aside for winter vegetable supply, Xinhua says

    Dec 23, 2013 7:40am
    The government will allocate 100 million yuan (US$16.47 million) to ensure enough supply of fresh vegetables for China’s northern regions during winter, Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend, citing an unnamed source with the Ministry...
  • China’s moon rover continues lunar survey, Xinhua says

    Dec 23, 2013 7:03am
    China’s first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, continued its exploration of the lunar surface after taking photos of the lander for the fifth and final time early on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, citing...
  • VAT produced 93.97 billion yuan in tax savings for Chinese companies in the first 10 months. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: More needed to prep tax system for modern economy

    - Dec 23, 2013 6:30am
    China’s taxation system lags its ambitious plan to develop a modern service economy, with a much heralded value-added tax (VAT) yet to find its way into key industries. The present tax regime is not ready for...
  • H5N2 bird flu outbreak reported in northern China, govt says

    Dec 23, 2013 6:24am
    An outbreak of H5N2 bird flu in poultry has been reported in northern Hebei province, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement on its website over the weekend. No human infection of the H5N2 virus...
  • Public security vice minister under investigation, paper says

    Dec 23, 2013 6:07am
    Li Dongsheng {李東生}, China’s vice minister of public security, is under investigation for serious violations of discipline and laws, Dongnan Morning News reported Sunday, citing the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Ministry of Supervision....
  • China will maintain a tight grip on sectors such telecom while reducing the state's role in industries deemed less important. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Improving the SOE shareholding structure

    - Dec 20, 2013 5:02pm
    China’s state-owned enterprise (SOE) reform plan has several distinct elements. Among the more important ones is diversification of the shareholding structure of the firms through stock market listings and strategic partnerships with private investors.  Efforts will...
  • China rejected 545,000 tons US corn this year, report says

    Dec 20, 2013 2:51pm
    China has so far this year rejected 545,000 metric tons of US corn containing an unapproved genetically modified strain, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing the government’s quality-control watchdog. The corn was found in 12 batches...
  • Guangzhou vice mayor Cao under investigation, paper says

    Dec 20, 2013 2:45pm
    Cao Jianliao, the vice mayor of Guangzhou in Guangdong province, is being investigated for “serious discipline violations”, China Daily reported Friday, citing a statement from the Guangdong Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection. – Contact HKEJ at [email protected] RA/RC...
  • Chinese ‘unhappy with price levels’, Xinhua says

    Dec 20, 2013 11:08am
    Chinese urbanites are unhappy with the price of goods and services, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing a central bank survey. The People’s Bank of China found in its latest quarterly survey of urban bank users that 61.6 percent...
  • China, US rivals, not enemies, Xinhua says

    Dec 20, 2013 10:57am
    A joint Chinese-US survey found that people in the two countries believe China and the United States can be rivals and partners at the same time, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing an article in the overseas edition...
  • China cracks down on lavish funerals, paper says

    Dec 20, 2013 10:47am
    China is clamping down on lavish funerals and superstitious practices in the latest round of its anti-extravagance campaign, Shanghai Daily reported Friday. Government officials and party members have been told to set an example by keeping...
  • Shanghai cuts wait for Taiwan solo travel permits, CNA says

    Dec 20, 2013 10:30am
    Shanghai has introduced self-service machines for solo travel permits to Taiwan, cutting the waiting time for returnees to one hour from one week, Central News Agency reported Thursday. The new service is expected to significantly increase the number...
  • Dubai FTZ to aid Shanghai firms in Middle East, paper says

    Dec 20, 2013 10:17am
    Dubai has agreed to help companies in Shanghai’s free trade zone get a foothold in the Middle East and around the world, 21st Century Business Herald reported Friday. Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone signed the agreement with...
  • About 200 foreigners expelled from Beijing this year, paper says

    Dec 20, 2013 10:09am
    About 200 foreigners have been deported from Beijing this year, China Daily cited the city’s General Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection as saying Thursday. Most of the cases were because those people had either entered...
  • Property service sector hit by rising labor costs, report says

    Dec 20, 2013 10:03am
    China’s property service sector has been hit by rising labor costs as firms have basically kept most of their service charges unchanged, news portal reported Tuesday, citing an annual report from the China Index Academy....

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