Date
21 April 2019

World

  • Beijing, Taipei to pursue talks on prison visits, paper says

    Oct 31, 2013 10:55am
    China has agreed to pursue talks with Taiwan on the latter’s proposal to allow cross-strait prison visits, Want Daily reported on Thursday, citing Fan Liqing, a spokesperson of the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office. Wang Yuqi , chairman...
  • Taiwan official airs cross-strait supply chain idea, paper says

    Oct 31, 2013 10:18am
    The industrial cooperation arm of the Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee should look into the feasibility of establishing cross-strait industrial supply chain bases, Want Daily reported Thursday, quoting Kao Koong-liang {高孔廉}, vice chairman of Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation. Kao said...
  • US Treasury seeks faster RMB appreciation, report says

    Oct 31, 2013 8:51am
    The US Treasury Department said China’s renminbi is “significantly undervalued” and hasn’t strengthened as fast as needed, but declined to label the country as a currency manipulator, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The yuan “is appreciating, but not...
  • Mainland-HK trade up 25.6% at US$297.4 bln in Jan-Sept, CNS says

    Oct 31, 2013 8:42am
    Mainland China saw its trade with Hong Kong grow 25.6 percent to US$297.39 billion in the nine months to September from a year earlier, China News Service reported Wednesday, citing data from the Ministry of Commerce....
  • Tiananmen crash labeled a terrorist attack, govt says

    Oct 31, 2013 7:42am
    The vehicle crash in front of the Tiananmen rostrum on Monday, in which five people were killed and about 40 others were injured, was a violent terrorist attack which was “carefully planned and organized”, police authorities...
  • CPC plenum to cover broader areas besides economy, Caixin says

    Oct 31, 2013 7:22am
    The outline for “deeper reform”, to be unveiled at the plenary session of the Communist Party’s Central Committee next month, will cover broader areas apart from economy, news portal Caixin.com reported late Wednesday, citing an unidentified...
  • China caps sat-TV air time for infomercials, paper says

    Oct 31, 2013 7:19am
    China’s television watchdog has told satellite channels across the country to limit air time for infomercials from next year, China Daily reported late Wednesday, citing a Xinhua report. Satellite TV channels are limited to broadcasting the advertisements...
  • China posts 3Q balance of payments surplus, Xinhua says

    Oct 31, 2013 6:59am
    China’s international balance of payments showed a third-quarter surplus, marking the fourth straight quarter of surpluses, Xinhua reported Wednesday. The surplus under the current account in the three months totaled US$39.7 billion, according to data released...
  • Tough but better year ahead for foreign trade, ministry says

    Oct 31, 2013 6:55am
    China will face better internal and external conditions for foreign trade next year and is headed for continued stable growth, despite the many difficulties and risks ahead, the Ministry of Commerce said in a quarterly foreign...
  • Top lawmaker calls for more public input, Xinhua says

    Oct 31, 2013 6:54am
    China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang pledged to increase ways for the public to play a bigger role in legislative work, Xinhua reported Wednesday. Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress, made the...
  • China sets rules for post-official work life, Xinhua says

    Oct 31, 2013 6:44am
    China has ordered recently retired officials to steer clear of paid work in sectors over which they used to have jurisdiction as part of rules introduced to root out corruption, Xinhua reported Wednesday. To avoid conflicts...
  • Huishang Bank says Vanke investment flags central China takeoff

    Oct 30, 2013 7:22pm
    Huishang Bank Corp. Ltd. chairman Li Hongming {李宏鳴} said Wednesday that the investment of China Vanke Co. Ltd. (000002.CN) in its Hong Kong initial public offering reflects the developer’s confidence in China’s central regions. Rapid industrialization and urbanization will...
  • Xi urges development of public rental houses, Xinhua says

    Oct 30, 2013 7:17pm
    President Xi Jinping {習近平} is pushing for faster development of public rental housing projects to ensure low-income families have a home, the official Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist...
  • TSL Jewellery seeks to cement hold on wedding services

    Oct 30, 2013 6:51pm
    Tse Sui Luen Jewellery (International) Ltd. (TSL) (00417.HK) said it will expand its wedding services business into some second-tier Chinese cities to tap rising demand, deputy chief executive Lambert Chan said Wednesday.  The company will also...
  • ICBC 3Q profit rises 7.6% to 67.19 bln yuan, filing says

    Oct 30, 2013 6:24pm
    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (01398.HK, 601398.CN) posted a 7.6 percent increase in net profit to 67.19 billion yuan (US$11.03 billion) for the three months to Sept. 30 from a year ago, it said...
  • BOC 3Q profit rises 13.9% to 39.5 bln yuan, filing says

    Oct 30, 2013 6:10pm
    Bank of China Ltd. (BOC) (03988.HK, 601988.CN) recorded a net profit of 39.49 billion yuan (US$6.48 billion) for the three months to Sept. 30, up 13.9 percent from a year ago, it said in a filing...
  • ABC 3Q net profit up 15.3% to 45.65 bln yuan, filing says

    Oct 30, 2013 6:09pm
    Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (ABC) (01288.HK, 601288.CN) posted 15.29 percent growth in net profit to 45.65 billion yuan (US$7.5 billion) for the three months to September from a year earlier, it said in a Hong...
  • Beijing open to cross-strait leaders’ meeting, Xinhua says

    Oct 30, 2013 3:43pm
    Beijing is positive and open about a possible meeting between the leaders of mainland China and Taiwan, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing Fan Liqing, a spokesperson of the State Council Taiwan Office. Fan was responding...
  • Industrial growth gaining strength, Xinhua says

    Oct 30, 2013 3:12pm
    China’s industrial growth is picking up, adding strength to the broader economy, the official Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday, citing the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic planner. Major industrial firms saw their profits...
  • Govt denies changes to one-child policy, paper says

    Oct 30, 2013 12:41pm
    The National Health and Family Planning Commission said there will be no changes to the country’s family planning policy, Southern Metropolis Daily reported Wednesday. This followed media reports that the government will launch a nationwide pilot scheme...

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