Date
7 December 2019

World

  • RMB clearing services to debut in UK, Xinhua says

    Dec 3, 2013 6:46am
    Agricultural Bank of China and Standard Chartered Bank will offer renminbi clearing services in Britain, Xinhua news agency reported Monday. They have signed an agreement to carry out renminbi transactions, becoming the first lenders to offer...
  • Nearly 20,000 disciplined in graft fight, Xinhua says

    Dec 3, 2013 6:39am
    Thousands of officials have been disciplined since the Communist Party began an anti-corruption campaign last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. In all, 19,896 party and government officials have...
  • Most Chinese favour keeping Oct 1 Golden Week, SCMP says

    Dec 2, 2013 3:06pm
    More than half of respondents to two mainland surveys favour a plan to keep the National Day Golden Week, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. Nearly two-thirds (around 11,000) of the 17,000 who voted in a...
  • Cameron backs China, SCMP says

    Dec 2, 2013 2:51pm
    British Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain will act as China’s strongest advocate in the West, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. Cameron flew into Beijing Sunday to lead a “dialogue of mutual respect and...
  • Shanghai air pollution hits new danger level, paper says

    Dec 2, 2013 2:50pm
    Shanghai was shrouded by smog Monday as air pollution in the city hit a new high, China Daily reported. Air quality in the nation’s financial capital was recorded at 303 on the official Air Quality Index (AQI)...
  • US expects carriers to submit China flight plans, Caixin says

    Dec 2, 2013 10:55am
    The United States expects its airlines to submit their flight plans to Chinese authorities when flying through China’s newly established air defense identification zone over the East China Sea, but that does not mean the US...
  • Expert breaks down failed cadre disclosure scheme, paper says

    Dec 2, 2013 10:27am
    China failed to implement a disclosure system for provincial cadres 12 years ago due to strong resistance, China Business News reported Monday, citing Li Yongzhong, an anti-corruption expert. The pilot scheme was intended to promote transparency...
  • ARATS hopes cross-strait talks can take place soon, CNA says

    Dec 2, 2013 10:26am
    Chen Deming, head of the mainland’s Association for Relations across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), hopes the tenth round of talks between ARATS and its Taiwan counterpart, the Straits Exchange Foundation, can take place before the Lunar New...
  • State-backed insurer executive under investigation, CNS says

    Dec 2, 2013 8:34am
    Dai Chunning, vice president of the China Export and Credit Insurance Corp., is  under investigation for serious violation of discipline and law, China News Service reported Sunday, citing a statement on the website of the Central...
  • China launches probe, rover to moon, Xinhua says

    Dec 2, 2013 8:33am
    China launched a lunar probe carrying its first moon rover Monday, a significant step toward deep space exploration, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It was launched aboard a Long March rocket which blasted off at the...
  • China movie box office sales top 19 bln yuan, paper says

    Dec 2, 2013 8:33am
    Movie box office sales in China this year stood at 19.3 billion yuan (US$3.17 billion) as of Nov. 25, China Daily reported Sunday. Chinese films raked in 10.7 billion yuan, accounting for 55 percent of the mainland...
  • China air defense zone in focus at Biden-Abe talks, SCMP says

    Dec 2, 2013 8:16am
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said over the weekend that he will discuss China’s air defence identification zone with US Vice-President Joe Biden in Tokyo to coordinate their stance, the South China Morning Post reported on...
  • China manufacturing activity remains high, Xinhua says

    Dec 2, 2013 7:05am
    China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 51.4 in November, unchanged from the previous month, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, citing the China China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and the...
  • Investors piling into China packaged food market, HKTDC says

    Nov 29, 2013 4:35pm
    Many investment opportunities have emerged from China’s packaged food market since the melamine scandal broke out in the infant formula market in 2008, Pansy Yau, deputy director of research at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, said....
  • President Xi Jinping visits the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Jinan

    POLICY WATCH: Xi highlights key areas of reform

    - Nov 29, 2013 4:27pm
    During his recent inspection tour of eastern China’s Shandong province, President Xi Jinping {習近平} highlighted several key areas of reform where efforts should be focused. Xi stressed the need to fuel the growth of the logistics industry,...
  • China social financing may slow to mid-teens in 2014, UBS says

    Nov 29, 2013 4:06pm
    China’s total social financing could see its growth rate decelerate to the mid-teens next year from an estimated 18-19 percent this year, Patrick Ho, executive director of UBS AG, told a forum in Hong Kong Friday....
  • Huge infrastructure funding gap seen by 2020, report says

    Nov 29, 2013 2:52pm
    An independent think-tank has estimated that infrastructure financing gap in China could reach about 20 trillion yuan (US$3.28 trillion) in the year 2020 amid the government’s urbanization drive, the Economic Information Daily reported Friday. The calculation...
  • Japan to raise China air defense move in ASEAN meet, Kyodo says

    Nov 29, 2013 12:00pm
    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will bring up aviation safety in discussions at a summit with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Tokyo in the middle of December, Kyodo news agency reported Thursday,...
  • Rembrandt on block in Sotheby’s China debut, Bloomberg says

    Nov 29, 2013 11:40am
    Sotheby’s will hold its first commercial auction in mainland China on Sunday, which will include works of Picasso and Rembrandt, Bloomberg News reported Friday. The New York-based auction house said it is offering US$212 million worth of western...
  • NDRC deputy seeks wider cross-strait industry ties, Xinhua says

    Nov 29, 2013 9:50am
    The mainland and Taiwan should expand the scope of industrial cooperation and make the most of each other’s advantages to achieve complementary benefits, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing National Development and Reform Commission vice director Zhang Xiaoqiang....