Date
28 January 2020

World

  • City classification criteria to be revised soon, report says

    Dec 16, 2013 4:04pm
    The Chinese government will revise the current classification criteria of cities soon, allowing large counties to be upgraded to cities, financial information provider Aastocks.com reported Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the current...
  • Hunt on for top talent in China offshore push, paper says

    Dec 16, 2013 2:22pm
    Chinese companies will employ more foreigners abroad to boost local expertise in an increasing number of overseas operations, China Daily reported Monday, citing market analysts. Market experts say Chinese companies are already experiencing a shortage of qualified...
  • 16 dead in attack on Xinjiang police station, website says

    Dec 16, 2013 2:16pm
    Two police officers were killed and 14 assailants shot dead in an attack on a police station in Kashgar prefecture in Xinjiang late Sunday, government-backed news portal Tianshan Net reported Monday. Knife-wielding assailants hurled explosive devices...
  • Taiwan’s Ma wants economic zone plans done by yr-end, paper says

    Dec 16, 2013 12:00pm
    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou { 馬英九} said the island’s cabinet should complete the planning for the free economic demonstration zones by the year-end, United Daily News reported Sunday, citing Ma Weikuo, deputy spokesman for the president’s office....
  • Tiandi plans capital increase in Qinhuangdao unit, filing says

    Dec 16, 2013 11:45am
    Tiandi Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (600582.CN) will inject cash into the Qinhuangdao unit of CCTEG Energy Investment Co. Ltd (CEI) to boost its capital to 300 million yuan (US$49.44 million) from 50 million yuan, it said in a regulatory...
  • S Korea November exports to China up 3.7%, Yonhap says

    Dec 16, 2013 10:46am
    South Korea’s exports to China was up 3.7 percent year on year in November, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, citing data from Seoul’s customs service. That compares with 2.8 percent growth in exports to the United States...
  • Abe seeks Sino-Japan leaders’ summit, Kyodo says

    Dec 16, 2013 10:34am
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday that he hopes a Japan-China leaders’ summit can be held as soon as possible to resolve issues between the two sides, Kyodo news agency reported. He said both...
  • Provincial cadres told to push ‘mass line’, Xinhua says

    Dec 16, 2013 9:12am
    Senior Communist Party officials China have urged provincial party leaders to further promote a campaign to boost ties between the party and the people, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. The so-called “mass line” campaign...
  • Guangdong confirms new H7N9 human infection, Caijing says

    Dec 16, 2013 8:50am
    Guangdong province has confirmed another case of human H7N9 bird flu infection, news portal Caijing.com reported Sunday, citing a health department notice. A 39-year-old man from Dongguan city was found infected on Saturday and is in critical...
  • Chinese petition Hollande over Sunday business, paper says

    Dec 16, 2013 8:49am
    Chinese businesses have petitioned the French government to allow them to open on Sundays, Legal Evening News reported. An industry group has launched a signature campaign calling for easing of labor laws to enable them to operate...
  • Urbanization drive may need 25 trln yuan in 3 yrs, paper says

    Dec 16, 2013 8:44am
    Urbanization initiatives will require 25 trillion yuan (US$4.12 trillion) capital outlay in the next three years, the National Business Daily reported Monday, citing sources from China Development Bank. The central government is expected to roll out...
  • Lunar rover Yutu rolls onto the moon, Xinhua says

    Dec 16, 2013 7:12am
    China’s lunar rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, on Sunday successfully separated from the Chang’e-3 probe that landed on the surface of moon on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported the same day. Yutu will perform...
  • Car plate prices up slightly in Shanghai auction, paper says

    Dec 16, 2013 6:57am
    Car license plate prices in Shanghai rose slightly at the year’s last auction before a rigid price ceiling mechanism comes into force next month, Shanghai Daily reported on Sunday. The average price of a license plate rose...
  • Govt to open markets wider to foreigners next year, Xinhua says

    Dec 16, 2013 6:57am
    The government will ease market access for foreigners next year, steadily opening a number of service industries including finance, education, culture, medical care and general manufacturing, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, citing National Development...
  • Economist sees China growth at 8% next year, CNS says

    Dec 16, 2013 6:54am
    Former World Bank chief economist Lin Yifu {林毅夫} said China’s economy is expected to grow 8 percent next year, China News Service reported Sunday. An economic slowdown in the past 13 quarters was mainly due to...
  • Guangdong aims to play a key role in President Xi Jinping’s economic restructuring agenda. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH:Guangdong aims to serve as FDI gateway

    - Dec 16, 2013 6:48am
    Guangdong, the nation’s wealthiest region, aims to attract US$75 billion in foreign investment between now and 2015 in a bid to play a key role in President Xi Jinping’s {習近平} economic restructuring agenda. In line with...
  • Average pay seen rising 8.8% in 2014, Xinhua says

    Dec 16, 2013 6:45am
    Employees are expected to see an average salary increase of 8.8 percent in 2014, Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend, citing a survey by human resources information provider 51job.com. About 74.9 percent of companies may...
  • Former Guangdong tax chief investigated, Xinhua says

    Dec 16, 2013 6:44am
    Li Yongheng {李永恆}, a former Guangdong provincial taxation chief, is being investigated for serious violation of discipline, the official Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend, citing local authorities. The report gave no further details. Li...
  • Leaders make renewed urbanization push, WSJ says

    Dec 16, 2013 6:29am
    China’s leaders are pushing urbanization to help remake the economy, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. This will encourage rural residents to move to smaller cities, rather than Beijing, Shanghai and other megacities. The Communist Party...
  • Key work conference sees reasonable growth in 2014

    Dec 13, 2013 7:22pm
    China will achieve reasonable economic growth in 2014 by maintaining its macro control policy, China National Radio reported Friday, citing information from the four-day Central Economic Work Conference which ended Friday. The government faces a huge...