Date
17 January 2019

World

  • Taiwan vows level playing field in planned FTZ, paper says

    Oct 21, 2013 10:40am
    Taiwan will ensure a level playing field for foreign companies in a planned free trade zone (FTZ), Commercial Times reported Monday, citing an unnamed Taipei official. Such companies will receive equal treatment as their Chinese counterparts...
  • Gift ceramics market cracks amid anti-graft drive, Xinhua says

    Oct 21, 2013 9:19am
    China’s celebrated “Chairman Mao” Porcelain is being snubbed for the first time by domestic officials following a nationwide anti-corruption campaign, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing business delegates at an ongoing ceramics fair in Jiangxi...
  • Foreign visitors to China down 5% Jan-Sept, Xinhua says

    Oct 21, 2013 9:00am
    Foreign visitor arrivals in the Chinese mainland totaled 19.36 million in the first nine months of 2013, down five percent over the same period last year, Xinhua news agency reported, citing new data from the National...
  • Expanded property tax trials predicted, Xinhua says

    Oct 21, 2013 8:50am
    China is likely to expand its property tax trials following the recent rise in home prices in many cities, Beijing-based Securities Daily reported on Sunday, according to the Xinhua news agency. Government documents concerning reform have...
  • Ex-PBoC advisor urges faster rate liberalization, paper says

    Oct 21, 2013 8:31am
    Xia Bin, a counselor of the State Council and former central bank advisor, has called for accelerated interest-rate and foreign exchange rate liberalization as part of efforts to curb excessive money supply, the Economic Information Daily reported...
  • Local govt SOEs post 2.6% fall in net profit, Xinhua says

    Oct 21, 2013 8:27am
    Local government-controlled state-owned enterprises posted a combined net profit of 314.6 billion yuan (US$51.24 billion) in the first eight months, down 2.6 percent from a year earlier, Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing government data. Weak...
  • China gets tiny fraction of UN procurement, paper says

    Oct 21, 2013 8:14am
    China plays a far less significant role in global procurement despite being a world factory, Economic Information Daily reported Monday, citing Zhang Wei, vice chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. United Nations procurement...
  • Deals with Mauritius, Jordan for visa free travel, paper says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:57am
    China has signed agreements with Mauritius and Jordan on visa exemptions for regular passport holders starting from October 31, Shanghai Daily reported on Monday. The government is working to ensure Chinese passport holders can get “visas on...
  • New taxes in offing to boost local govt revenues, paper says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:46am
    China is likely to impose some new taxes to boost local government revenue as it cuts the authorities’ reliance on land sales and debt-swollen infrastructure programs, the Economic Information Daily reported Monday, citing Li Daokui, director...
  • Xi taps special unit to probe Zhou Yongkang case, SCMP says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:23am
    President Xi Jinping has set up a special unit to investigate a scandal surrounding retired leader Zhou Yongkang, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. The panel will be headed by a senior policeman and deputy minister of...
  • Nanjing mayor sacked amid corruption probe, SCMP says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:19am
    The mayor of Nanjing, Ji Jianye, has been removed from his post as China’s new leaders continue their crackdown on graft, the South China Morning Post reported on Sunday. Ji was fired for “suspected serious disciplinary violations”, the...
  • POLICY WATCH: Private capital tapped to boost health services

    - Oct 21, 2013 7:04am
    China has opened the health service industry to private capital to meet the people’s growing demand for such services while boosting public consumption as an engine of economic growth. The State Council, the nation’s cabinet, has...
  • Li pledges to deepen economic reform, Xinhua says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:02am
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} has called for deeper economic reform and restructuring after economic growth rebounded in the third quarter, Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. Also, the government should speed up measures to ensure a fairer...
  • China seeks clearer view of local debt, WSJ says

    Oct 21, 2013 6:51am
    The central government is expected to release the results in the next few weeks of an ambitious effort to calculate how much the country’s local governments have borrowed from banks and investors in the past few...
  • Sharp Daily to cease publication Oct 21, filing says

    Oct 18, 2013 5:39pm
    Next Media Ltd. (00282.HK) said Sharp Daily, the company’s free daily newspaper, will stop publication from Oct. 21, it said in a regulatory filing Friday. The decision is in line with plans to consolidate Next Media’s...
  • Jan.-Sept. coal freight volume up 1.4%, govt says

    Oct 18, 2013 2:29pm
    The freight volume of coal in China increased 1.4 percent year on year to 1.71 billion metric tons in the first nine months, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement late Thursday. As...
  • China GDP growth to rebound to 8% in 1H 2014, economists say

    - Oct 18, 2013 1:05pm
    China’s gross domestic product growth is likely to return to the 8 percent level in the first quarter next year amid a stabilizing domestic economy, some economists said, after the statistics bureau on Friday announced a 7.8...
  • CASS opposes higher retirement age, paper says

    Oct 18, 2013 12:29pm
    The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said the time is not right to raise the retirement age because it could increase the burden of unemployment payments on the government, the Securities Times reported Friday, citing...
  • China 3Q GDP growth accelerates to 7.8%, NBS says

    Oct 18, 2013 10:42am
    China’s gross domestic product expanded 7.8 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, data released Friday by the National Bureau of Statistics showed. The rate was faster than the 7.5 percent year-on-year growth recorded...
  • China Sept. industrial output eases to 10.2%, NBS says

    Oct 18, 2013 10:18am
    Industrial value-added output rose 10.2 percent year on year in September, easing from 10.4 percent growth in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. In other data, retail sales in China were up 13.3 percent...

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