Date
20 August 2019

World

  • Party to curb official appointments, Xinhua says

    Jan 27, 2014 7:27am
    The Organization Department of the Communist Party’s Central Committee will eliminate official appointments and promotions that exceed quotas this year, Xinhua reported Sunday. The department said it would have “zero tolerance” and severe punishment for violations...
  • New Guangzhou detention centers no labor camps, SCMP says

    Jan 24, 2014 3:01pm
    Guangzhou will set up detention centers for petty criminals but it will be nothing like the former labor camps that served as re-education facilities, the South China Morning Post reported Friday. The detention centers are intended...
  • H7N9 human infection cases in Zhejiang rise to 44, govt says

    Jan 24, 2014 2:20pm
    Zhejiang on Friday confirmed seven more cases of human infection from the H7N9 strain of the avian flu virus, taking the total number of cases identified this year to 44, the highest among all provinces, the...
  • China achieves 2013 price regulation goals, govt says

    Jan 24, 2014 1:29pm
    China has achieved the price regulation goals it set for 2013, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement on its official website Friday. As part of the country’s pricing reform, more market-driven...
  • Change under way for Guangdong-owned assets, website reports

    Jan 24, 2014 12:05pm
    The Guangdong bureau of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) has started overhauling trading, tourism and hotel assets owned by the province, and details of wider changes will be rolled out in the first...
  • China warns foreign military jets in air zone, paper says

    Jan 24, 2014 11:39am
    China’s air force dispatched several aircraft to monitor, identify and issue warnings to foreign military planes flying through its self-declared air defense identification zone over the East China Sea, Beijing Youth Daily reported Friday, citing the...
  • Macau 2013 visitor arrivals up 4%, Xinhua says

    Jan 24, 2014 9:25am
    The number of visitors to Macau rose 4 percent last year to about 29,325,000, with same-day visitors accounting for just over half of the arrivals, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing the city’s Statistics and Census Service. The...
  • Copper falls to six-week low, WSJ says

    Jan 24, 2014 9:12am
    Copper futures slumped to a six-week low after weaker readings on manufacturing activity in China and the United States raised doubts about the pace of demand from the top two consumers of the industrial metal, the...
  • Shanghai to set up reform work group, paper says

    Jan 24, 2014 8:11am
    The Shanghai municipal government will set up a work group to deepen local reforms, the Shanghai Securities News reported Friday, citing Yang Xiong, the mayor of Shanghai. The city aims to boost the dividend payment ratio of local...
  • Consumer spending growth forecast at 13%, paper says

    Jan 24, 2014 8:03am
    The Ministry of Commerce expects consumer spending to grow steadily in 2014, with a 13 percent increase forecast for the year, Shanghai Securities News reported Friday, citing Vice Minister Fang Aiqing. In 2013, consumer spending contributed...
  • Wealthy Chinese want British education for children, FT says

    Jan 23, 2014 2:54pm
    Britain has emerged as the most popular choice for pre-university education among wealthy Chinese families, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing research that underlines London’s growing attraction as a place for investment and studies. About 29...
  • Xiamen eyes closer economic ties with Taiwan, paper says

    Jan 23, 2014 12:25pm
    Xiamen city in Fujian province is seeking closer trade and investment ties with Taiwan, United Daily News reported Thursday, citing mayor Liu Keqing. The local government will speed up plans for demonstration zones to tap cross-strait...
  • Wanda’s Wang Jianlin denies Southampton FC bid, paper says

    Jan 23, 2014 11:11am
    Dalian Wanda Group denied recent British media reports suggesting that billionaire chairman Wang Jianlin was in talks to acquire Premier League soccer team Southampton FC for 175 million pounds (US$289.982 million) in a bid to enter...
  • Fujian-Taiwan agri-products trade tops US$1.2 bln, paper says

    Jan 23, 2014 10:57am
    China’s southeastern Fujian province saw its agricultural products trade with Taiwan top the US$1.2 billion mark in 2013, representing growth of more than 12 percent over the previous year and enabling the region to keep its...
  • Lower-tier cities show rising demand for talent, paper says

    Jan 23, 2014 10:33am
    Second and third-tier Chinese cities have shown increasing demand for manpower while relatively developed coastal areas are going in the opposite direction, Economic Information Daily reported Thursday, citing official data and job intermediary 51job.com. Job vacancies...
  • Qingdao wants own free trade zone, paper says

    Jan 23, 2014 10:26am
    Qingdao city in Shandong province has applied to the State Council to set up its own free trade zone (FTZ), 21st Century Business Herald reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources. The local government expects the proposed FTZ to...
  • Xi urges fast but steady reform pace, paper says

    Jan 23, 2014 9:48am
    President Xi Jinping {習近平} said Wednesday that any problems in implementing reform should be tackled boldly and increased efforts should be made to achieve progress at a fast but steady pace, 21st Century Business Herald reported...
  • Zhejiang H7N9 human cases rise to 32, govt says

    Jan 23, 2014 9:46am
    Zhejiang has confirmed three more H7N9 human infection cases Wednesday, taking the total number of cases identified in 2014 to 32, according to a statement posted on the provincial health bureau’s website. Meanwhile, Jiangsu provincial health...
  • Ningxia SOE supervisory chief under investigation, Xinhua says

    Jan 23, 2014 9:44am
    Ma Ji, chairman of the board of supervisors for key large-size state owned enterprises under the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of discipline, Xinhua...
  • Big four banks lend 440 bln yuan in 20 days, paper says

    Jan 23, 2014 8:07am
    China’s top four state-owned banks — Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (01398.HK, 601398.CN), Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (01288.HK, 601288.CN), Bank of China Ltd. (03988.HK, 601988.CN) and China Construction Bank Corp. (00939.HK, 601939.CN) —...

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