Date
22 July 2019

World

  • China December PPI down 1.4% on year, Xinhua says

    Jan 9, 2014 2:49pm
    China’s producer price index (PPI) fell 1.4 percent from a year earlier in December, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). PPI, which measures inflation at the wholesale level, declined for 22...
  • Wang urges Japan leaders to respect human conscience

    Jan 9, 2014 12:30pm
    Foreign Minister Wang Yi {王毅} urged Japanese leaders to respect human conscience and uphold international justice in their dealings with other countries, according to a transcript of the Chinese official’s remarks to the Qatari news broadcaster...
  • Chinese employers to give Asia’s largest pay rise, paper says

    Jan 9, 2014 11:07am
    Two in three Chinese employers will offer pay increases of 6 percent or higher this year, the highest rate in Asia, 21st Century Business Herald reported Thursday, citing a survey by international head hunter Hays. The...
  • Key cities step up urbanization, paper says

    Jan 9, 2014 9:51am
    Several major cities including Hangzhou, Ningbo and Fuzhou have unveiled their 2014 urbanization plans, highlighted by stepped up development of suburban areas, National Business Daily reported Thursday. This will spur a broader effort to build urban centers nationwide,...
  • China 2012 GDP growth at 7.7% in final check, report says

    Jan 9, 2014 9:23am
    China has released the result of the final check on its 2012 gross domestic product, placing the growth rate at 7.7 percent, unchanged from the previous reading based on constant prices, Tencent Finance portal reported Wednesday....
  • Academics urge more public holidays, website says

    Jan 9, 2014 9:02am
    China should have more public holidays and longer breaks during Lunar New Year, news portal Chinanews.com reported Wednesday, citing a study by top academics. They are proposing an additional two to six public holidays for employees and...
  • Two more H7N9 human cases in Guangdong, Jiangsu, Xinhua says

    Jan 9, 2014 9:00am
    Two more human cases of H7N9 bird flu have been confirmed in Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing local health authorities. These are a 51-year-old farmer in Foshan who was taken ill...
  • Over 15,000 people availed Shanghai visa-free stay, paper says

    Jan 9, 2014 8:53am
    More than 15,000 foreign visitors have taken advantage of a scheme launched in Shanghai last year offering 72-hour visa-free stays in the city for international transit passengers, Shanghai Daily reported on Thursday. The largest number of travelers...
  • Hebei had severe air pollution over 70 days in 2013, report says

    Jan 9, 2014 8:46am
    Hebei province had suffered severe air pollution every one day out of five in 2013 due to excessive emissions, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing data from the provincial environmental protection bureau. Air quality in the...
  • Shanghai to kick off 2014 car plate auction Jan 25, paper says

    Jan 9, 2014 8:46am
    Shanghai will have its first car plate auction of this year on Jan. 25, with sessions for individuals and enterprises to be held separately for the first time, Shanghai Daily reported on Thursday. A total of 9,000...
  • Top court seeks judicial transparency, paper says

    Jan 9, 2014 8:42am
    The Supreme People’s Court will publish its annual work report in English to give the world a better understanding of China’s judicial system and reduce misunderstandings, China Daily reported Thursday, citing a senior court official. The report has...
  • China eyes cross-border FTZ in Beibu Gulf, paper says

    Jan 9, 2014 8:36am
    China is planning a cross-border free trade zone in Beibu Gulf in southern China’s Guangxi region to boost trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Shanghai Securities News reported Thursday, citing the local government....
  • China raises pension by 10% for company retirees, website says

    Jan 9, 2014 8:34am
    China has raised the basic pension for retirees from enterprises by 10 percent from Jan. 1, the State Council said in a statement on the government website. The move will benefit more than 74 million retirees....
  • China topped outbound tourists in the world in 2013, paper says

    Jan 9, 2014 8:27am
    China had the highest number of outbound tourists and amount of overseas spending in the world last year, China Daily reported Thursday, citing the National Tourism Administration and state think-tank. Ninety-seven million Chinese traveled abroad in 2013,...
  • Chongqing steps up reform of state assets, paper says

    Jan 9, 2014 8:19am
    Chongqing is stepping up reform of state-owned assets to boost efficiency, 21st Century Business Herald reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources. The local government is planning to transform its investment vehicles along the lines of Singapore’s Temasek...
  • NDRC set to relax overseas investment rules, paper says

    Jan 8, 2014 12:20pm
    The National Development and Reform Commission is set to relax restrictions for companies seeking to invest overseas, the Economic Information Daily reported Wednesday, citing authoritative sources. Under the new arrangement, which is likely to take effect...
  • Shenzhen has new H7N9 case; Dongguan patient dies, Xinhua says

    Jan 8, 2014 9:06am
    Shenzhen reported a new H7N9 bird flu human infection case on Tuesday, bringing the total number of H7N9 patients in Guangdong province to nine, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing the provincial health bureau. The new...
  • Shanghai, 3 provinces in joint air pollution fight, paper says

    Jan 8, 2014 9:03am
    Shanghai and three neighboring provinces — Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui — have agreed to share information and take joint action to fight air pollution over the Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday. Under the plan,...
  • Zhoushan pursues free trade zone bid, paper says

    Jan 8, 2014 8:40am
    Zhoushan in eastern China’s Zhejiang province will step up efforts to develop a bonded area into a free trade zone, Shanghai Securities News reported Wednesday, citing the local government. The Zhoushan government is considering adopting a...
  • China eyes unified GDP calculation method by 2015, paper says

    Jan 8, 2014 8:20am
    China aims to have a unified calculation method for nationwide gross domestic product (GDP) by 2015, in a bid to boost the efficiency and accuracy of statistics, Shanghai Securities News reported Wednesday, citing Ma Jiantang {馬建堂},...

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