Date
19 November 2019

World

  • Govt to streamline fixed asset investment approvals, Xinhua says

    Nov 26, 2013 6:22am
    The central government is expected to gradually cut the range of fixed asset investments requiring its direct approval by 60 percent, Xinhua reported Monday, citing Lian Weiliang, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission....
  • Chinese in Japan asked to register at embassy, paper says

    Nov 25, 2013 1:44pm
    The Chinese embassy in Tokyo has urged Chinese residents in Japan to register voluntarily with its consular service in case of a “major unexpected emergency”, Beijing Times reported Monday, citing a statement from the embassy. The embassy...
  • Premier Li to visit Romania and Uzbekistan, CNS says

    Nov 25, 2013 12:46pm
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} left Beijing on Monday for a visit to Romania and Uzbekistan, China News Service reported. In Romania, Li will attend a China-Central and Eastern Europe leaders’ meeting. This marks his third official visit overseas since...
  • China, S Korea to cut tariffs on range of products, CNR says

    Nov 25, 2013 12:35pm
    China and South Korea have agreed on a list of items eligible for tariff cuts as part of a proposed free trade agreement, China National Radio reported Sunday. China agreed to cut customs duties on agricultural,...
  • China 2013 GDP growth seen at 7.8%, paper says

    Nov 25, 2013 11:55am
    Renmin University of China’s School of Economics has projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.8 percent for China for this year, the China Securities Journal reported Sunday, citing Liu Yuanchun, a professor and associate dean...
  • 1.52 million fight for 19,000 central government jobs, CNS says

    Nov 25, 2013 11:54am
    As many as 1.52 million people took the written examinations for central government positions on Sunday, with some vacancies attracting up to 7,192 applicants, the China News Service reported. Some 130-plus central government units and their direct...
  • No headway in corruption crackdown, report says

    Nov 25, 2013 10:50am
    President Xi Jinping has raised expectations he will tackle corruption much more forcefully than his predecessors, but official data on investigations suggests the crackdown is not much different from previous years, Reuters reported over the weekend. Authorities...
  • Territorial row dilutes Japanese affinity for China, Kyodo says

    Nov 25, 2013 10:33am
    A record — and growing — majority of Japanese do not “feel friendly” toward China, Kyodo news agency reported Saturday, citing a Cabinet Office survey of 3,000 people. Of the 61.6 percent of people who responded to the survey, 80.7...
  • Tianjin ends administrative approvals on 23 items, CNS says

    Nov 25, 2013 10:27am
    The Tianjin government issued a notice Saturday saying that it will eliminate administrative approval requirements on 23 items, including those related to emerging high-tech projects and tax-free import of equipment, China News Service reported the same...
  • China completes plans to open up border areas, paper says

    Nov 25, 2013 9:10am
    China has completed plans to facilitate the opening-up of border and inland areas, the China Securities Journal reported Monday, citing unnamed sources. The so-called Silk Road economic belt aims to build Urumqi, Yining and Lanzhou into trade...
  • China slams Japan remarks on air defense zone, Xinhua says

    Nov 25, 2013 8:55am
    Japan’s remarks on the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone are “absolutely groundless and unacceptable”, Xinhua news agency cited Yang Yujun, spokesman for China’s Ministry of National Defense, as saying. China declared the zone in...
  • Rescuers search for survivors at the debris-covered basketball court of a school after an explosion in a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline in Huangdao

    The Big Picture: QINGDAO EXPLOSION

    Nov 25, 2013 8:29am
    An explosion at an oil pipeline in Qingdao in East China’s Shandong province on Friday has killed at least 52 people as of Sunday afternoon, according to the official Xinhua news agency. More than 130 people were...
  • Group says Tiananmen attack a jihadist operation, CNA reports

    Nov 25, 2013 7:46am
    Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), an Islamist militant group, said the terror attack in Tiananmen Square on October 28 was a “jihadist operation” by holy warriors, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported late Sunday, citing the SITE Intelligence...
  • Dalian to offer 72-hour visa-free stay facility, Xinhua says

    Nov 25, 2013 7:20am
    Dalian in northeast China will offer 72-hour visa-free stay facility for travelers from 45 countries from Jan. 1 next year, becoming the sixth mainland city to offer such service, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing...
  • Top official urges rigorous ‘mass-line’ campaign, Xinhua says

    Nov 25, 2013 7:05am
    A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) called for rigorous inspection on the “mass-line” campaign to improve the work styles of officials, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Liu Yunshan, a Standing Committee member...
  • Govt targets price monopolies in cars, drugs, Xinhua says

    Nov 25, 2013 6:33am
    The National Development and Reform Commission is setting its sights on price monopolies in six major sectors, including pharmaceuticals and cars, Xinhua reported Sunday, citing an official in the commission’s anti-monopoly bureau. The other sectors are...
  • Supreme Court seeks to quash forced confessions, paper says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:31am
    The Supreme People’s Court has told judges in China to exclude evidence and testimonies obtained through torture or other illegal methods, Shanghai Daily reported on Friday. According to a court document on setting up and improving a...
  • Moscow market inspections hit Chinese merchants, CNS says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:29am
    The Chinese embassy in Moscow has moved to calm jittery Chinese merchants over large-scale government inspections in the capital’s Lyublino market, China News Service reported Friday. The inspections, which have been carried out in the past...
  • Top court opens Weibo, WeChat accounts, paper says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:23am
    China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) has set up its own accounts on Sina Weibo and WeChat, two of the country’s leading social media tools, in an effort to promote judicial transparency, Shanghai Daily reported Friday. By 3...
  • New policies eyed to encourage M&A deals, paper says

    Nov 22, 2013 10:18am
    The China Securities Regulatory Commission may roll out some policies to facilitate mergers and acquisitions among A-share listed firms, as it aims to nurture more large-scale companies, Shanghai Securities News reported Friday, citing unnamed sources close...