Date
8 December 2019

World

  • NDRC to speed up administrative approval reforms, Xinhua says

    Nov 20, 2013 7:22am
    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will speed up all kinds of reform outlined by the top leaders, including those related to administrative approvals, investment system, macroeconomic controls and pricing issues, the official Xinhua news...
  • China hopes to complete talks on Australia FTA soon, Xinhua says

    Nov 20, 2013 6:57am
    China is willing to complete negotiations with Australia soon on establishment of the China-Australia Free Trade Area, Xinhua news agency quoted a Chinese commerce ministry spokesman as saying Tuesday. Spokesman Shen Danyang made the remarks while responding...
  • Govt to ease market access for foreigners, website says

    Nov 20, 2013 6:51am
    The Ministry of Commerce will ease market access for foreigners in a number of service and manufacturing industries, information provider Aastocks.com reported Tuesday, citing spokesperson Shen Danyang. These include childcare, architectural design, accounting, steel and auto manufacturing,...
  • OECD sees China 2014 growth rising to 8.2%, HKEJ says

    Nov 20, 2013 6:49am
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) expects China’s economic growth to accelerate to 8.2 percent next year from 7.7 percent forecast for this year, along with lower inflation, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Tuesday,...
  • China will not see any significant reform across the board for some time. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: Reform will come in small doses

    - Nov 20, 2013 6:00am
    China is no hurry to implement reform in one fell swoop, choosing instead to roll out the measures over time, which means it will take a while before something concrete materializes. “There are several bright spots...
  • Shanghai confident it can cope with new child policy, paper says

    Nov 19, 2013 2:44pm
    Shanghai doesn’t need extra maternity ward beds to cope with a change to the one-child policy, Shanghai Daily quoted local health authorities as saying. Officials said they do not expect a new baby boom with the relaxation...
  • Ho flagship wants more Macau people in top jobs, SCMP says

    Nov 19, 2013 2:43pm
    Gaming tycoon Stanley Ho’s casino flagship is backing a move by the Macau government to require foreign casino operators to promote more locals into high-paying management jobs, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. Sociedade de Jogos...
  • Binhai New Area GDP to top 800 bln yuan this year, Xinhua says

    Nov 19, 2013 1:39pm
    The Tianjin Bianhai New Area (TBNA) expects its gross domestic product to exceed 800 billion yuan (US$131.32 billion) this year, up 21.6 percent from 2012, the official Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing TBNA official Yuan...
  • New security panel seen as a ‘small cabinet’, paper says

    Nov 19, 2013 1:25pm
    The State Security Committee (SSC), a new panel that was announced at the Communist Party Central Committee plenum last week, is basically like a “small cabinet” that is in charge of national security issues, 21st Century...
  • Taiwan worried about likely impact of China-Korea FTA, CNA says

    Nov 19, 2013 10:27am
    Taiwan firms operating in China may suffer if a planned free trade agreement (FTA) between China and South Korea takes effect before the cross-strait agreement on service and goods trade comes into effect, Central News Agency...
  • Japan delegation pushes trilateral trade pact, Kyodo says

    Nov 19, 2013 10:10am
    A Japanese delegation is calling for increased efforts to establish a trilateral free trade agreement among Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul, Kyodo news agency reported Monday, citing Fujio Cho, chairman of the Japan-China Economic Association. In a...
  • Businesses optimistic about 3Q economic growth, Xinhua says

    Nov 19, 2013 9:12am
    A growing number of entrepreneurs are confident about economic growth in the third quarter when industrial activity is expected to have picked up, Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing a survey by international auditor Grant Thornton....
  • Ex-US president Clinton calls for openness on spying, SCMP says

    Nov 19, 2013 8:50am
    The United States and China should be more open to each other on what and who they are spying on, former US president Bill Clinton said at a forum in Beijing Monday, the South China Morning...
  • China boosts US treasury holding to US$1.3 tln, website says

    Nov 19, 2013 8:50am
    China increased its holding of United States treasuries to US$1.29 trillion at the end of September, up US$25.7 billion from August, news website Netease.com reported Tuesday, citing the US Treasury Department. China remains the biggest buyer...
  • Govt planning SOE reform measures, paper says

    Nov 19, 2013 8:23am
    The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission is drawing up measures to reform state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in line with a blueprint approved by the Communist Party Central Committee at its recent plenum, China Securities Journal reported...
  • China eyes faster HK, Guangdong, Macau integration, paper says

    Nov 19, 2013 8:14am
    China is expected to speed up the economic integration of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau to boost trade, China Securities Journal reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. The move will promote the service industry in Hong Kong...
  • Beijing new child policy expected in 2014, website says

    Nov 19, 2013 7:53am
    Beijing is expected adopt a new family planning policy next year after the municipal legislature approves it, news portal LegalDaily.com.cn reported Monday, citing an official from the family planning authority. The new policy would allow a couple...
  • Culture sector gets 4.8 bln yuan allocation this year, govt says

    Nov 19, 2013 7:35am
    The Chinese government has allocated 4.8 billion yuan (US$787.87 million) to support the development of the culture sector this year, according to a press release Monday by the cultural asset office under the Ministry of Finance....
  • Germany safest for Chinese investors, Sina says

    Nov 19, 2013 7:09am
    Germany has the safest environment for Chinese investors, Sina.com reported Monday, citing a survey by the Institute of World Economic and Politics under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The European country received the only AAA rating...
  • China SME confidence index down, paper says

    Nov 19, 2013 6:48am
    Small Chinese businesses are cautious about prospects in the world’s second-biggest economy amid a manufacturing contraction in recent months, China Daily reported Monday, citing a bank survey. The Standard Chartered Bank China SME Confidence Index hit 52.04 for...