Date
18 April 2019

World

  • Japan to raise China air defense move in ASEAN meet, Kyodo says

    Nov 29, 2013 12:00pm
    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will bring up aviation safety in discussions at a summit with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Tokyo in the middle of December, Kyodo news agency reported Thursday,...
  • Rembrandt on block in Sotheby’s China debut, Bloomberg says

    Nov 29, 2013 11:40am
    Sotheby’s will hold its first commercial auction in mainland China on Sunday, which will include works of Picasso and Rembrandt, Bloomberg News reported Friday. The New York-based auction house said it is offering US$212 million worth of western...
  • NDRC deputy seeks wider cross-strait industry ties, Xinhua says

    Nov 29, 2013 9:50am
    The mainland and Taiwan should expand the scope of industrial cooperation and make the most of each other’s advantages to achieve complementary benefits, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing National Development and Reform Commission vice director Zhang Xiaoqiang....
  • Five China firms win contracts from IDB members, Xinhua says

    Nov 29, 2013 9:47am
    Five Chinese firms won procurement contracts this year from member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank, Xinhua news agency reported Friday, citing an IDB announcement. China joined the IDB group in January 2009, enabling Chinese firms...
  • China sends air patrols through new zone, report says

    Nov 29, 2013 9:16am
    China’s military sent fighter jets and an early warning aircraft on patrol Thursday into air space over the East China Sea, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a spokesman for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. The patrol...
  • Fresh pledge to improve petitioning system, Xinhua says

    Nov 29, 2013 8:38am
    A key Chinese official dealing with the public’s complaints has pledged reforms in the country’s petitioning system to better redress public grievances, Xinhua news agency reported Friday. Zhang Enxi, deputy head of the State Bureau for Letters...
  • With the Western powers preoccupied with their own problems

    POLICY WATCH: Tapping new markets in Eastern Europe

    - Nov 29, 2013 6:38am
    With the major powers in the Western World mired in economic woes, China is seeking new markets and trade partnerships to keep the nation’s growth on a stable footing. After major initiatives in resource-rich Africa in...
  • October industrial profits up 15.1% on year, NBS says

    Nov 28, 2013 6:49pm
    Chinese industries posted a combined profit of 581.04 billion yuan (US$95.37 billion) in October, up 15.1 percent from the same month last year, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement Thursday. The October profit...
  • EU, China to start investment talks in early 2014, paper says

    Nov 28, 2013 1:59pm
    European and Chinese officials confirmed they will launch their first round of investment treaty talks early next year, China Daily reported Thursday. An unnamed Chinese diplomat said the negotiations will start by “about January or February,”...
  • Petition bureau deputy chief under investigation, Xinhua says

    Nov 28, 2013 12:05pm
    Xu Jie {許傑}, deputy head of the State Bureau for Letters and Calls, is under investigation for suspected “serious violation of discipline and law,” Xinhua reported Thursday, citing the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection....
  • Party official calls for graft checks at top bodies, Xinhua says

    Nov 28, 2013 11:32am
    Wang Qishan, secretary of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), has called for strict disciplinary inspections of high-level party and government organs, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday. At a meeting attended by leading officials of disciplinary...
  • Cheung Kong property sales at multi-year low, report says

    Nov 28, 2013 11:08am
    Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd (00001.HK) has collected only about HK$4 billion (US$515.95 million) from sales of residential properties so far this year, marking a 13-year low, Nanfang Daily reported Thursday, citing chairman Li Ka-shing. The sales...
  • Hard-hitting Caijing editor removed from post, paper says

    Nov 28, 2013 10:49am
    One of China’s most famous journalists, Luo Changping, has been removed from his post as deputy editor of current affairs magazine Caijing and transferred to the publication’s research institute, the South China Morning Post reported on...
  • Guangzhou tops competitiveness list, magazine says

    Nov 28, 2013 9:59am
    Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai topped Forbes’ list of the 100 most commercially competitive mainland cities this year, the Chinese edition of Forbes magazine reported Wednesday. Guangzhou excelled with its relatively low business operating costs and its...
  • Subsidy for food makers’ grain purchases in northeast, MoF says

    Nov 28, 2013 9:06am
    The Ministry of Finance (MoF), the National Development and Reform Commission, the State Administration of Grain and the Agricultural Development Bank of China have issued a joint notice on subsidizing food makers in their purchases of...
  • Hubei vice governor under anti-graft investigation, paper says

    Nov 28, 2013 8:53am
    Guo Youming, vice governor of Hubei, is being investigated by China’s anti-corruption authorities for suspected “serious violation of discipline and law,” China Business News reported Thursday. A source from Hubei’s party discipline agency was quoted as...
  • S Korea puts goods, services on show for China, Yonhap says

    Nov 28, 2013 8:17am
    South Korea’s Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) has been trying to ignite Chinese interest in Korean goods and services with an export fair in Busan specifically for more than 100 leading Chinese firms, including ZTE Corp. (00763.HK, 000063.CN) and China...
  • US corn shipments to China face delays, Bloomberg says

    Nov 28, 2013 8:08am
    Corn shipments to China from the US may be delayed as authorities in Guangdong province have rejected and held a cargo containing an unapproved variety this month, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday, citing Shanghai JC Intelligence Co. Domestic...
  • Border city to offer Russians visa-free stays, Xinhua says

    Nov 28, 2013 7:12am
    Suifenhe, a city on the Russian border in China’s Heilongjiang province, will launch a visa-free stay policy for Russians from December, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing the local government. Russian people who hold valid passports will...
  • CPC plans new rules to improve party governance, Xinhua says

    Nov 28, 2013 7:11am
    The Communist Party of China (CPC) said on Wednesday that it will establish a set of key rules within five years to improve the party’s internal management and supervision, Xinhua news agency reported. The five-year plan on...

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