Date
23 August 2019

World

  • China gets tiny fraction of UN procurement, paper says

    Oct 21, 2013 8:14am
    China plays a far less significant role in global procurement despite being a world factory, Economic Information Daily reported Monday, citing Zhang Wei, vice chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. United Nations procurement...
  • Deals with Mauritius, Jordan for visa free travel, paper says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:57am
    China has signed agreements with Mauritius and Jordan on visa exemptions for regular passport holders starting from October 31, Shanghai Daily reported on Monday. The government is working to ensure Chinese passport holders can get “visas on...
  • New taxes in offing to boost local govt revenues, paper says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:46am
    China is likely to impose some new taxes to boost local government revenue as it cuts the authorities’ reliance on land sales and debt-swollen infrastructure programs, the Economic Information Daily reported Monday, citing Li Daokui, director...
  • Xi taps special unit to probe Zhou Yongkang case, SCMP says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:23am
    President Xi Jinping has set up a special unit to investigate a scandal surrounding retired leader Zhou Yongkang, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. The panel will be headed by a senior policeman and deputy minister of...
  • Nanjing mayor sacked amid corruption probe, SCMP says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:19am
    The mayor of Nanjing, Ji Jianye, has been removed from his post as China’s new leaders continue their crackdown on graft, the South China Morning Post reported on Sunday. Ji was fired for “suspected serious disciplinary violations”, the...
  • POLICY WATCH: Private capital tapped to boost health services

    - Oct 21, 2013 7:04am
    China has opened the health service industry to private capital to meet the people’s growing demand for such services while boosting public consumption as an engine of economic growth. The State Council, the nation’s cabinet, has...
  • Li pledges to deepen economic reform, Xinhua says

    Oct 21, 2013 7:02am
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} has called for deeper economic reform and restructuring after economic growth rebounded in the third quarter, Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. Also, the government should speed up measures to ensure a fairer...
  • China seeks clearer view of local debt, WSJ says

    Oct 21, 2013 6:51am
    The central government is expected to release the results in the next few weeks of an ambitious effort to calculate how much the country’s local governments have borrowed from banks and investors in the past few...
  • Sharp Daily to cease publication Oct 21, filing says

    Oct 18, 2013 5:39pm
    Next Media Ltd. (00282.HK) said Sharp Daily, the company’s free daily newspaper, will stop publication from Oct. 21, it said in a regulatory filing Friday. The decision is in line with plans to consolidate Next Media’s...
  • Jan.-Sept. coal freight volume up 1.4%, govt says

    Oct 18, 2013 2:29pm
    The freight volume of coal in China increased 1.4 percent year on year to 1.71 billion metric tons in the first nine months, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement late Thursday. As...
  • China GDP growth to rebound to 8% in 1H 2014, economists say

    - Oct 18, 2013 1:05pm
    China’s gross domestic product growth is likely to return to the 8 percent level in the first quarter next year amid a stabilizing domestic economy, some economists said, after the statistics bureau on Friday announced a 7.8...
  • CASS opposes higher retirement age, paper says

    Oct 18, 2013 12:29pm
    The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said the time is not right to raise the retirement age because it could increase the burden of unemployment payments on the government, the Securities Times reported Friday, citing...
  • China 3Q GDP growth accelerates to 7.8%, NBS says

    Oct 18, 2013 10:42am
    China’s gross domestic product expanded 7.8 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, data released Friday by the National Bureau of Statistics showed. The rate was faster than the 7.5 percent year-on-year growth recorded...
  • China Sept. industrial output eases to 10.2%, NBS says

    Oct 18, 2013 10:18am
    Industrial value-added output rose 10.2 percent year on year in September, easing from 10.4 percent growth in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. In other data, retail sales in China were up 13.3 percent...
  • Processing trade drops to 32.3% in Jan-Sept, paper says

    Oct 18, 2013 9:14am
    Processing trade, once a key component of the country’s external trade, is being overtaken gradually by other trading activities with higher added-value, the Beijing Business Today reported Friday, citing Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Shen Danyang. For...
  • China seeks high-speed rail tie-up with Australia, report says

    Oct 18, 2013 8:47am
    Premier Li Keqiang (李克强) has voiced hopes that China and Australia will cooperate in the construction of high-speed railways as Australia upgrades its infrastructure, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday. Li made the comments when he met...
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    The Big Picture: SMOG FIGHT

    - Oct 18, 2013 8:37am
    In its latest efforts to clear the haze that has long blanketed the capital, the Beijing Municipal Government is expected to soon issue emergency measures forcing cars off the road on alternate days of the week...
  • Govt backs holidays to boost consumption, paper says

    Oct 18, 2013 8:23am
    The Ministry of Commerce said the week-long National Day holiday should not be canceled without any justifiable reason as it contributes a lot to consumption, Beijing News reported Friday, citing ministry spokesman Shen Danyang. China is banking...
  • China pushes jobs for military spouses, Xinhua says

    Oct 18, 2013 8:10am
    Local government agencies and public institutions should recruit trailing qualified spouses of military service personnel, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing directives from the State Council and the Central Military Commission. Civil servants or employees of public institutions relocated...
  • ARATS chief to visit Taiwan next month, paper says

    Oct 18, 2013 6:55am
    Chen Deming {陳德銘}, chairman of the mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), is set to make an official visit to Taiwan as soon as November and will meet Wang Yuqi {王郁琦}, chairman of...

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