18 April 2019


  • Shanghai FTZ legislation expected next year, paper says

    Nov 27, 2013 3:31pm
    Shanghai will introduce legislation by the middle of 2014 to govern its free trade zone, Shanghai Daily reported Tuesday, citing city officials. That will give existing policies the force of law and take the FTZ to the...
  • Govt plans steady rollout of two-child policy, CNS says

    Nov 27, 2013 1:37pm
    The central government will steadily implement new family planning rules that allow mainland families to have a second child if either parent is an only child, China News Service reported Wednesday, citing Wang Peian {王培安}, vice...
  • Govt seeks public views on new holiday arrangements, Xinhua says

    Nov 27, 2013 12:06pm
    The government is soliciting views on three proposed public holiday arrangements, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing a government statement. Under the “Golden Week” holiday introduced in 1999, Chinese enjoy seven non-working days to celebrate the...
  • NY Times Chinese language site ‘under review’, Reuters says

    Nov 27, 2013 11:19am
    New York Times Co. is going to keep all its money-losing operations, including those in China, under review as the newspaper continues its shift towards a digital landscape, Reuters news agency reported Tuesday, citing chief executive...
  • ARATS chief hopes to visit Taiwan free trade zones, CNA says

    Nov 27, 2013 10:07am
    Chen Deming {陳德銘}, chairman of the mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), said on Tuesday that he hopes to visit Taiwan’s free trade demonstration zones during his trip to the island and explore...
  • Taiwan to maintain tight grip on Chinese investment, CNA says

    Nov 27, 2013 9:42am
    Taiwan is making sure that mainland Chinese investments in the island are confined only to the sectors that do not have a bearing on Taiwan’s security or pose a risk to its financial stability, the Central...
  • China open to Paris offshore RMB hub bid, Xinhua says

    Nov 27, 2013 9:32am
    China would be happy to see Paris become an offshore renminbi trading center because up to US$10 billion in Sino-French trade, or 20 percent of the annual total, is already conducted in the currency, Xinhua reported...
  • China eyes 800 mln mu high-standard farmland by 2020, paper says

    Nov 27, 2013 9:31am
    China aims to cultivate 800 million mu (53.33 million hectares) of high-standard farmland by 2020, the Economic Information Daily reported Wednesday, citing an official of the National Development and Reform Commission. Half of the 800 million...
  • Ruili may see free trade zone trial, paper says

    Nov 27, 2013 8:43am
    Ruili, a major border crossing city between China and Myanmar, is expected to be named as a new pilot free trade zone, the China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The...
  • Political advisor calls for ideas from CPPCC, Xinhua says

    Nov 27, 2013 8:25am
    Political advisors in China have been told to come up with sound proposals through in-depth learning, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the remarks of the country’s top political advisor. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National...
  • Key Speakers At  The Lujiazui Forum

    The Big Picture: FINANCIAL REFORM

    Nov 27, 2013 8:22am
    China will lower the entry barriers for foreign financial services providers, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan {周小川} said on Tuesday. The country will allow more foreigners to enter the financial services market and ensure a level playing...
  • China to double trade with Central, Eastern Europe, govt says

    Nov 27, 2013 7:51am
    China aims to double trade with Central and Eastern European countries in five years, the central government website reported Tuesday, citing Premier Li Keqiang {李克強}. Li announced the target during the China-Central and Eastern Europe leaders’...
  • China, France vow to reset economic ties, Xinhua says

    Nov 27, 2013 7:15am
    China and France signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion as part of the first high-level economic and financial dialogue between the two countries, Xinhua reported Tuesday. In a meeting co-chaired by Vice...
  • Shandong waives 23 mln yuan in VAT for small firms, website says

    Nov 27, 2013 7:00am
    About 250,000 small businesses in Shandong province have been exempted from paying a total of 22.74 million yuan (US$3.73 million) in value-added tax since the provincial tax bureau started temporary waivers in August, news website
  • Corruption in high places and lavish lifestyles of government officials have fueled widespread anger among the masses. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Beijing steps up fight against extravagance

    - Nov 27, 2013 6:30am
    By now, every Communist Party cadre, every functionary in the nation’s sprawling government bureaucracy is aware of the edict against official extravagance. No less than President Xi Jinping has warned that the officials’ lavish lifestyles have...
  • Govt bans corn, soya bean imports for grain reserve, paper says

    Nov 26, 2013 11:03am
    The central government has banned grain officials from buying imported corn and soya bean as part of its latest annual purchases to supplement reserves in the northeast and Inner Mongolia, National Business Daily reported Tuesday, citing...
  • ARATS feels Taiwan must act on its own on service pact, CNA says

    Nov 26, 2013 10:04am
    Chen Deming {陳德銘}, chairman of the mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, said on Monday that his trip to Taiwan from Tuesday will not involve an attempt to talk the island into passing the...
  • Guangzhou opens commercial insurance claims sector, CNS says

    Nov 26, 2013 9:01am
    Guangzhou will open its commercial insurance claims sector to qualified service providers from Hong Kong and Macau, China News Service reported Monday. The southern mainland city has been designated as a pilot area for the sector...
  • Fresh regulation to curb wasteful expenditure, Xinhua says

    Nov 26, 2013 8:47am
    Chinese authorities on Monday issued a regulation to standardize fund management and ban party and government extravagance, a fresh move in the country’s anti-waste campaign, Xinhua news agency reported late Monday. The regulation outlines the proper...
  • Shanghai to reveal grand plan for SOE overhaul, paper says

    Nov 26, 2013 8:27am
    Shanghai will unveil a new round of reforms for municipal state-owned enterprises in early December, with the focus on independent supervision, encouraging growth and restructuring, the Shanghai Securities News reported Tuesday. The Shanghai authorities will set...

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