Date
20 August 2019

World

  • Henan officials hand in millions in gifts, cash, paper says

    Feb 6, 2014 10:55am
    Several thousand government officials in the Henan province surrendered 72.07 million yuan (US$11.89 million) worth of cash, securities and gifts received during 2013, as part of an effort to comply with the province’s anti-corruption campaign, the...
  • Xi Jinping to attend Sochi Games, CNS says

    Feb 6, 2014 10:36am
    President Xi Jinping {習近平} will travel to the Russian port city of Sochi to attend the Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday, China News Service reported Thursday. Xi is making his first visit to the...
  • Philippine leader seeks intl support amid China row, report says

    Feb 6, 2014 10:12am
    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said recently that his country cannot fight China on its own and that it needs international support over territorial issues, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Thursday. Philippines will not give...
  • Denial of Nanjing massacre an affront to conscience, China says

    Feb 6, 2014 9:22am
    Denying the Nanjing massacre ever occurred is an open challenge to human conscience and international justice as the brutal acts had already been confirmed with iron-clad proof, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on its website...
  • Sleet forces partial closure of 69 expressways, paper says

    Feb 6, 2014 9:03am
    Widespread sleet in China’s northern and eastern regions on Wednesday has led to the partial closure of 69 expressways and some car accidents on frozen road surfaces, Beijing News reported Thursday. Also, train schedules went awry...
  • Views From The Macao Gaming Show 2013

    The Big Picture: MACAU GAMING REVENUE

    Feb 6, 2014 8:26am
    Macau’s casinos generated 28.74 billion patacas (US$3.59 billion) in revenue in January, up just 7 percent from a year earlier and marking the slowest growth since October 2012, the city’s Gaming, Inspection and Coordination Bureau said...
  • Glaxo returns to growth despite China problems, WSJ says

    Feb 6, 2014 7:44am
    GlaxoSmithKline PLC managed to increase sales marginally last year despite problems in China, reversing two years of falling revenue, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The UK firm has been struggling to offset a drag on sales from...
  • Over 22 mln rural students gain in nutrition scheme, paper says

    Feb 6, 2014 7:33am
    A total of 22.4 million students in nearly 100,000 rural schools across China have benefited from the government’s nutrition improvement trial scheme that began in fall semester of 2011, Beijing Times reported Thursday, citing information from...
  • NBS eyes centralized online data collection by 2015, Xinhua says

    Feb 5, 2014 12:40pm
    The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) will centralize data collection and submission by internet by 2015 as part of an upgrade of its statistics service, the official Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. The new system will cover...
  • Pressure on China's water supplies is expected to rise as cities expand throughout the country. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: Putting a price on water conservation

    - Feb 5, 2014 12:37pm
    China will give local governments across the nation a free hand to set water rates and implement tiered pricing to encourage users to cut back on the essential resource. China, with 19 percent of the world’s...
  • Chinese LNY tourists spend NT$3.5 bln in Taiwan, paper says

    Feb 5, 2014 11:06am
    More than 80,000 mainland tourists visited Taiwan during the five-day Lunar New Year holiday, spending an estimated NT$3.5 billion (US$115.27 million), Economic Daily News reported Wednesday without citing any source. Tourists traveling in groups averaged 7,327...
  • Deep freeze to hit central, northern China, Xinhua says

    Feb 5, 2014 11:02am
    The National Meteorological Center said Tuesday that snow and freezing rain will sweep central and eastern China in the following three days, with temperatures in these regions expected to drop by up to 12 degrees Celsius,...
  • Local officials getting gifts through children, paper says

    Feb 5, 2014 8:30am
    The anti-graft campaign led by President Xi Jinping {習近平} has prompted people to look for ways to circumvent the ban on gift-giving to government officials during the Chinese New Year, Beijing Times reported Wednesday. Instead of...
  • Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out in Mongolia, Xinhua says

    Feb 5, 2014 7:39am
    Health authorities in Mongolia have confirmed an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Sukhbaatar province, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. Eighty-six head of cattle of 15 herder families are infected and 82 were culled. Symptoms were...
  • China ditches 1.2 mln ton Thai rice deal, FT says

    Feb 5, 2014 7:22am
    China has scrapped a deal to buy 1.2 million tons of Thai rice, about 14 per cent of annual exports, because of a corruption probe into Bangkok’s troubled agricultural subsidies scheme, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. A...
  • US ruling on accounting big 4 China drags in HK units, WSJ says

    Feb 4, 2014 2:33pm
    A ruling against the Chinese affiliates of the Big Four accounting firms over their refusal to cooperate with US regulators has drawn attention to a questionable practice of some of the firms’ Hong Kong units, the...
  • Shenzhen offering loans for high school graduates, paper says

    Feb 4, 2014 11:22am
    Shenzhen is offering loans for high school graduates who want to start their own business as part of efforts to boost employment in the southern city, the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported Tuesday, citing a notice...
  • CNA to publish rules on multiple notary services, paper says

    Feb 4, 2014 10:00am
    The China Notary Association will publish rules on multiple notarial services for private lending and demolition or relocation of homes, Southern Metropolis Daily reported Monday, citing chairman Ding Lu. The regulations are necessary to control risk...
  • Shenzhen raises minimum pay to 1,808 yuan a month, website says

    Feb 4, 2014 9:37am
    Shenzhen has raised its minimum wage to 1,808 yuan (US$298.28) per month, up 13 percent from a year ago, while the minimum pay for part-time workers has been set at 16.5 yuan per hour, Tencent’s qq.com reported...
  • Taiwan FSC eyes measures to boost financial sector, paper says

    Feb 4, 2014 9:13am
    Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), said on Monday that the regulator is planning to adopt some measures to enhance the contribution of the financial sector to the economy, which he expects to...

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