Date
6 December 2019

World

  • The rise of broadband internet has telling implications for state television broadcaster China Central Television and a host of provincial television operators already grappling with declining numbers. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: Online video turning media industry on its head

    - Dec 10, 2013 6:30am
    China’s online video sector is undergoing consolidation, driven by government efforts to maintain control over its content and distribution. The State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, the nation’s media regulator, wants state-owned...
  • Central Economic Work Conference under way, Xinhua says

    Dec 10, 2013 6:00am
    The Central Economic Work Conference, an annual meeting convened by the Communist Party’s central committee and the State Council, began Tuesday morning, according to a Xinhua report. The meeting’s participants will examine developments in the domestic and...
  • HK RMB hub role draws business from mainland, CPA Australia says

    Dec 9, 2013 3:58pm
    About 22 percent of Hong Kong financial professionals and accountants say their companies plan to relocate business operations from mainland China to Hong Kong in the next year, according to a survey conducted by professional accounting...
  • Over 10,000 fraudulent data cases each year, Xinhua says

    Dec 9, 2013 3:22pm
    More than 10,000 statistics data fraud cases were found and dealt with per year by government authorities in China in recent years, Xinhua news agency reported late Sunday, citing Ma Jiantang {馬建堂}, chief of the National...
  • Shanghai health official suspended in GSK probe, Xinhua says

    Dec 9, 2013 2:06pm
    A senior Shanghai health official has been suspended in a graft investigation into suspected bribery involving GlaxoSmithKline China, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. Huang Fengping, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning,...
  • China hails Bali trade accord, paper says

    Dec 9, 2013 12:19pm
    China welcomed the first-ever multilateral trade agreement in the history of the World Trade Organization which was reached during the ninth WTO ministerial conference in the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday, saying it will help boost...
  • China Nov CPI up 3% on year, PPI down 1.4%, NBS says

    Dec 9, 2013 10:22am
    China’s consumer price index rose 3 percent in November from a year earlier, mainly due to higher food prices, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a statement Monday. This compares with a 3.2 percent...
  • English to be dropped from college entrance exams, paper says

    Dec 9, 2013 9:17am
    The Ministry of Education plans to remove English as a test subject from the “gaokao” or the national college entrance examination, China Daily reported late Sunday, citing a draft reform plan released by the ministry. Instead,...
  • South Korea expands air defense zone, Yonhap says

    Dec 9, 2013 8:53am
    South Korea announced on Sunday it is expanding its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) to cover the air space above three islands on the southwest side of the Korea peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported, citing a...
  • Economic slowdown offers timely cover to price reforms

    Dec 9, 2013 8:52am
    China’s top government and party brass will reportedly meet this week for the annual central economic work conference, which sets the economic agenda for the year ahead.  The lead-up to the conference included President Xi Jinping’s...
  • A worker operates a machine to cut a pipeline at a factory in Qingdao

    The Big Picture: ANNUAL ECONOMIC MEET

    Dec 9, 2013 8:14am
    The Central Economic Work Conference, an annual meeting convened by the Chinese Communist Party’s central committee and the State Council, is expected to be held this week to set the economic direction for the country for 2014, the...
  • Two-child policy to be implemented from 2014, paper says

    Dec 9, 2013 7:36am
    A new policy allowing families to have a second child if either parent is an only child will be implemented gradually next year in various places across the country, Beijing Times reported Sunday, citing Wang Peian,...
  • China exports up 12.7% at record 1.2 trn yuan in Nov, govt says

    Dec 9, 2013 6:15am
    China’s exports grew 12.7 percent to 1.24 trillion yuan (US$204.11 billion) in November from a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by the General Administration of Customs. It was the biggest amount ever, and some...
  • China wants to project a global presence that is less threatening and more friendly to its trading partners. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: China eyes more FTAs to boost consumption

    - Dec 6, 2013 4:16pm
    China is seeking to establish more free trade agreements (FTAs) with developed countries and regional neighbors as part of efforts to transform its economic model into one driven by domestic consumption. Free trade agreements lower the...
  • COFCO unit official punished on gift-giving, SASAC says

    Dec 6, 2013 3:27pm
    A general manager at a COFCO Corp. subsidiary was punished for violating rules on gift-giving, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Admission Commission (SASAC) of the State Council said in a notice on its website Friday. Jiang Guolin,...
  • China open to IPR talks, Xinhua says

    Dec 6, 2013 1:55pm
    China has an open mind about discussions on intellectual property rights (IPR) issues with other countries, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday. The government attaches great importance to IPR protection and supports a stronger international...
  • Xi pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, Xinhua says

    Dec 6, 2013 1:52pm
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday expressed deep grief over the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, the official Xinhua news agency reported. In a message of...
  • Shanghai set to roll out SOE reform, paper says

    Dec 6, 2013 12:06pm
    Shanghai will unveil a package of measures to reform its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as early as Dec. 17, the 21st Century Business Herald reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources close to the authorities. The reform proposal has been completed...
  • Jiangxi official Chen Anzhong under probe, govt says

    Dec 6, 2013 12:06pm
    Chen Anzhong {陳安眾}, deputy director of the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Congress Standing Committee, is under investigation for suspected violation of discipline and laws, according to a statement posted on the websites of the Central Commission for...
  • Govt to offer more aged care subsidies, paper says

    Dec 6, 2013 12:05pm
    The central government is expected to offer more subsidies to providers of aged care services, with some regions to be selected for test runs of the program, the Shanghai Securities News reported Friday, citing vice civil...