Date
13 December 2019

World

  • Ma wants politics out of cross-strait services pact, CNS says

    Dec 4, 2013 8:40am
    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou {馬英九} said legislators should keep politics out of a cross-strait services agreement pending before parliament, China News Service reported Tuesday. The deal, signed in June, is awaiting approval by the Taiwanese legislature....
  • Cameron, Geely boss discuss London taxi, Xinhua says

    Dec 4, 2013 8:20am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron and Li Shufu, chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd., discussed the iconic London taxi and its prospects, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. Among the topics during the...
  • Container trucks drive past the container area at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, south of Shanghai

    The Big Picture: RMB TRADE FINANCE

    Dec 4, 2013 8:10am
    The renminbi has overtaken the euro to be the second most-used currency in trade finance, accounting for 8.66 percent of activity in October, according to a statement Tuesday from financial cooperative SWIFT. The Chinese currency ranked...
  • Govt aims to ease approvals for overseas investment, Xinhua says

    Dec 4, 2013 7:54am
    Chinese authorities will adopt a market-driven approach to facilitate overseas investments by domestic companies, through initiatives such as minimizing administrative approvals and replacing them with a filing system, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing Zhang Xiaoqiang,...
  • Industry group to promote Chinese brands overseas, Xinhua says

    Dec 4, 2013 7:19am
    Two trade associations will promote leading Chinese brands overseas, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. China Light Industry Enterprises Investment and Development Association (CLIEIDA) and America Asia Trade Promotion Association (AATPA) have launched a project to directly promote 2,000...
  • China service outsourcing orders up 41.6%, Xinhua says

    Dec 4, 2013 6:56am
    Chinese companies took service outsourcing orders worth US$64.81 billion in the first 10 months of the year, up 41.6 percent from a year earlier, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing data from the Ministry of Commerce....
  • Govt vows continuity and stability of policies, HKEJ says

    Dec 4, 2013 6:33am
    The central government will ensure the continuity and stability of policies next year and push forward reforms in major areas, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Tuesday, citing deliberations at a recent meeting of the Political...
  • POLICY WATCH: China, Britain see win-win in closer ties

    - Dec 4, 2013 6:30am
    China is on track to become a key player in Britain’s second phase of high-speed railway construction and nuclear energy development, demonstrating its technological capability on a global scale. This emerged after British Prime Minister David...
  • China seeks WTO dispute settlement with US, Xinhua says

    Dec 4, 2013 6:19am
    China has filed a complaint over anti-dumping measures by the United States against 13 types of Chinese products, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing the Ministry of Commerce. Beijing called for talks with the US under...
  • Christopher Pissarides

    Nobel laureate cautions on Europe-like financial crisis in China

    - Dec 3, 2013 6:48pm
    China’s local governments need to have more transparent accounts to ensure the European financial crisis is not replicated on the mainland, according to economics Nobel laureate Christopher Pissarides. The economist, who is also a professor-at-large at...
  • November non-manufacturing PMI falls to 56.0, NBS says

    Dec 3, 2013 2:21pm
    China’s non-manufacturing purchasing managers index, a gauge of business activity, fell to 56.0 in November, 0.3 point lower than the 2013 high recorded in October, according to data jointly released by the National Bureau of Statistics...
  • Weihai, Gyeonggi sign cooperation MOU, Yonhap says

    Dec 3, 2013 1:02pm
    The department of economic and technological development in the Shandong city of Weihai signed an economic cooperation memorandum of understanding Monday with counterparts in South Korea’s most populous province, Gyeonggi, Yonhap news agency reported Monday, without...
  • Cameron to work for EU-China free trade deal, paper says

    Dec 3, 2013 10:34am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron, who began a three-day visit to China on Monday, said he will push forward talks for a free trade agreement between the European Union and China after Premier Li Keqiang said last month...
  • China no longer top investment choice of Japan firms, paper says

    Dec 3, 2013 10:11am
    China, which had been the top investment choice for Japanese firms since 1992, has seen its rank slide to the fourth place this year while Indonesia moved up to the first position from the third last...
  • EU slaps anti-dumping duty on some China solar panels

    Dec 3, 2013 10:06am
    The European Commission announced late Monday that it will slap two-year punitive duties on some solar panel imports from China, starting from Dec. 6, according to a statement on the website of the European Union’s executive...
  • Chongqing appoints new deputy mayor, paper says

    Dec 3, 2013 9:03am
    Chongqing has appointed Liu Wei {劉偉} deputy mayor in a new round of government restructuring, 21st Century Business Herald reported Tuesday, citing the government. Liu has been the municipality’s finance bureau chief since January 2008. Chongqing’s...
  • Govt think-tank sees 2013 GDP growth at 7.6%, Sina says

    Dec 3, 2013 8:08am
    The State Information Center (SIC), a policy think-tank affiliated to the National Development and Reform Commission, said in a report Monday that it expects China’s gross domestic product growth this year to come in at 7.6 percent, news...
  • Cameron says UK welcomes Chinese investment, paper reports

    Dec 3, 2013 7:37am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that the United Kingdom welcomes Chinese capital into infrastructure and nuclear power projects, the Securities Times reported Monday. During an official trip to China, Cameron also said Beijing’s effort...
  • Xi, Li Named to China Leader Panel Clearing Way to Top Posts

    POLICY WATCH: CPC eyes new internal rules to fight graft

    - Dec 3, 2013 6:59am
    The Communist Party of China (CPC) is seeking to enhance its internal management and transparency in a bid to gain more support from the people. In a notice issued on Nov. 27, the ruling party said it...
  • Hong Kong confirms first H7N9 bird flu case, SCMP says

    Dec 3, 2013 6:55am
    Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of H7N9 bird flu infection, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. Authorities activated a contingency plan Monday after an Indonesian domestic worker, who recently traveled to Shenzhen, was found...