Date
17 February 2020

World

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chinese workers most industrious, overworked, paper says

    Dec 13, 2013 11:45am
    Chinese workers may be the most industrious in the world, according to a recent German survey, but an international labor expert also said they are overworked, China Daily reported Friday. China ranked the highest in industriousness, followed by...
  • Govt has ‘substantial evidence’ against Qualcomm, paper says

    Dec 13, 2013 11:38am
    The central government has obtained substantial evidence against the US chipmaker Qualcomm in its investigation into alleged antitrust activities, China Daily reported late Thursday, citing Xu Kunlin {許昆林}, head of the National Development and Reform Commission’s price supervision...
  • Expats lukewarm to China social security scheme, paper says

    Dec 13, 2013 11:11am
    China’s efforts to cover foreign workers in its social security net has received a lukewarm response, with authorities conceding that only a small portion of expats have joined the system, China Daily reported Friday. The Social Insurance...
  • S Korea carriers file zone flight plans with China, Yonhap says

    Dec 13, 2013 10:39am
    South Korean airlines are submitting flight plans to Chinese authorities for routes through China’s newly declared air defense identification zone over the East China Sea, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday, citing the carriers. South Korea’s Ministry...
  • Eldery-care service standards to be mapped out, ministry says

    Dec 13, 2013 9:53am
    China plans to establish a national standards system for the elderly care industry within five years, according to a statement from the Ministry of Civil Affairs late Thursday. The system is expected to cover all areas...
  • China social security card holders top 500 mln, Xinhua says

    Dec 13, 2013 8:18am
    The number of China’s social security card holders has reached 509 million at the end of November, Xinhua news agency reported late Thursday, citing data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The government...
  • Xiaomi’s Lei grabs CCTV Economic Figure award, report says

    Dec 13, 2013 8:07am
    China Central Television(CCTV) has awarded Lei Jun, founder of handset manufacturer Xiaomi Technology Co. Ltd., and several other leading business leaders the China Economic Figures of the Year awards, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday. Other...
  • Shanghai govt sued over private museum demolition, Xinhua says

    Dec 13, 2013 7:36am
    A Shanghai district government has been sued for alleged theft and illegal demolition of a private museum, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday. In a trial at the Changning District People’s Court, Liu Guangjia asked the city’s Minhang district...
  • Think-tank sees Taiwan 2014 GDP growth at 3.03%, Xinhua says

    Dec 13, 2013 7:35am
    Taiwan’s Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) expects the island’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 3.03 percent next year, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday. The CIER, one of the top policy think-tanks in Taiwan, predicted...
  • Official clarifies retirement policy, report says

    Dec 13, 2013 7:25am
    Hu Xiaoyi, deputy head of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, has denied that planned changes to the retirement age will start with either civil servants or those engaged in heavy physical labor, Xinhua news...
  • Foreign trade faces difficult environment next year, CNS says

    Dec 13, 2013 6:28am
    Foreign trade will remain difficult next year and more efforts are needed to achieve growth, the China News Service reported Thursday, citing a Ministry of Commerce official. Song Lihong, deputy director of the ministry’s general department, voiced confidence...