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  • China to step up reform of cultural industry, paper says

    Nov 13, 2013 6:53am
    China will accelerate the reform the country’s cultural sector, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing a statement released after the third plenary session of the 18th Communist Party central committee that ended Tuesday. The party plenum...
  • China's leaders have to manage the country's shrinking pool of workers and the challenges to urbanization. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Racing against a demographic tide

    - Nov 13, 2013 6:29am
    One is a demographic tide that it must race against and the other is a wave it wants to ride to greater prosperity. At the Communist Party’s direction-setting meeting in Beijing from Nov. 9, China’s leaders...
  • Govt set to change one-child policy soon, report says

    Nov 13, 2013 6:26am
    The government is set to announce changes to the one-child policy that would allow families to have a second child if either parent has no siblings, news website reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed official. The...
  • Economic structural reform major party focus, plenum says

    Nov 12, 2013 7:19pm
    The Communist Party of China has approved a plan to deepen structural reform with the economy at its core, the official Xinhua news agency reported after a four-day plenary session of the central committee which ended...
  • CPC plenum approves deeper structural reform, Xinhua says

    Nov 12, 2013 6:13pm
    The Communist Party of China Central Committee has approved a plan to deepen structural reform, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing sketchy information from a four-day plenary session which ended Tuesday. The plenum also heard...
  • Chinese firms eye South Asia for outbound deals, E&Y says

    Nov 12, 2013 5:35pm
    Chinese companies are ramping up investment in South Asia, encouraged by an improving global economy and a strengthening renminbi, accounting firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) said. “The top three outbound investment destinations for Chinese companies are...
  • UK’s Cameron to visit China in early December, Reuters says

    Nov 12, 2013 11:39am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a trade delegation to China in early December, his first such visit since he angered Beijing by meeting with the Dalai Lama last year, Reuters reported on Monday. The trip...
  • Chinese enrollments in US colleges up 21.4%, paper says

    Nov 12, 2013 11:24am
    China continues to send more students to universities and colleges in the United States than any other nation, China Daily said on Tuesday, citing the latest report of the Institute of International Education. For the 2012/13 academic...
  • China, Japan FMs shake hands at ASEM, Kyodo says

    Nov 12, 2013 10:31am
    Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida shook hands and had a brief exchange Monday at the Asia–Europe Meeting on the outskirts of New Delhi, Kyodo news agency reported Monday. It was the...
  • Govt seen lowering 2014 GDP growth target to 7%, Yicai says

    Nov 12, 2013 10:10am
    China may lower its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target for next year to 7.0 percent, given the growing need to adjust the nation’s economic structure and control the risks, China International Capital Corp. Ltd. chief economist...
  • China to fine-tune family planning policy, paper says

    Nov 12, 2013 9:35am
    China will fine-tune the nation’s 30-year-old family planning policy, China Daily reported Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission. But any step taken must serve to maintain a low birth rate while...
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    The Big Picture: SINGLES DAY SALES

    Nov 12, 2013 8:11am
    Singles Day sales at, Alibaba Group’s business-to-consumer (B2C) online mall, broke the previous full-day record of 19.1 billion yuan (US$3.13 billion) in just 13 hours after the annual promotion began Sunday midnight, according to a company...
  • Hyundai recalls 1,547 defective Rohens, report says

    Nov 12, 2013 7:22am
    Hyundai Motor Group (China) Ltd. has started the recall of 1,547 imported Rohens cars due to problems with the hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU), Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, citing China’s quality watchdog. The affected units were produced...
  • China, EU to upgrade ties in Beijing summit, Xinhua says

    Nov 12, 2013 6:47am
    China and the European Union will hold their 16th summit in Beijing on Nov. 21 to outline cooperation for the next five to 10 years and upgrade their relationship, the official Xinhua news agency reported on...
  • China calls for deeper links with India and Russia, Xinhua says

    Nov 11, 2013 3:20pm
    Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for strategic and comprehensive cooperation among China, Russia and India, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Speaking during their 12th trilateral meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, Wang said their...
  • China scraps ‘radical petitioners’ ranking system, paper says

    Nov 11, 2013 3:06pm
    China will no longer rank provinces and cities based on the number of “radical petitioners” in their jurisdictions, Beijing News reported Monday, citing unnamed government sources. The ranking system, published on a monthly basis, is used in the...
  • Internet, healthcare, consumer sectors to do well, UBS says

    Nov 11, 2013 3:05pm
    The internet, healthcare and consumer industries will continue to have good business prospects in the coming year, said Shi Bin , managing director for Global Emerging Market and Asia Pacific Equities at UBS Global Asset Management...
  • Bo Xilai supporters set up political party, Reuters says

    Nov 11, 2013 10:50am
    Supporters of fallen political star Bo Xilai, who is serving a life imprisonment term for corruption, have set up a political party in a direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party’s de facto ban on new...
  • SOE reform measures to be unveiled after CPC plenum, paper says

    Nov 11, 2013 10:47am
    Major steps to reform state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will be taken after the ongoing Third Plenum of the Communist Party of China’s 18th Central Committee, China Daily quoted Huang Shuhe, vice-chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and...
  • Tongling woos migrants to ensure worker supply, SCMP says

    Nov 11, 2013 10:25am
    Tongling, an old copper-mining center along the Yangtze River, is offering a package of incentives for migrants and their families to settle in the city as part of efforts to ensure a steady supply of workers and...

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