25 February 2020


  • Japan economic delegation set to visit Beijing, website says

    Nov 15, 2013 7:43am
    A huge delegation from Japan will visit Beijing on Nov. 18 to 24 in a bid to strengthen bilateral economic relations hurt by a territorial dispute, news website reported Thursday, citing a report from Kyodo news...
  • Govt likely to issue SOE reform guidelines next year, paper says

    Nov 15, 2013 6:39am
    The long-awaited guidelines on the reform of state-owned enterprises and the state-owned asset management system are unlikely to be unveiled until next year as the team assigned to draft the rules is still being set up,...
  • China is forming a state security committee to be headed by party general secretary Xi Jinping. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: New body firms Xi’s security hold

    - Nov 15, 2013 6:30am
    The speculative chatter was all about economics but in the lead-up to the Communist Party’s third Central Committee plenum this week, the real — but unintended — harbinger was the car crash in Tiananmen Square in...
  • Chinese firms eye distribution channels, PE experts say

    Nov 14, 2013 6:15pm
    Chinese manufacturers have a growing appetite for foreign mid-cap companies that own distribution channels to help them ease overcapacity, private equity experts said. Japan and the United States are the favored destinations for this kind of...
  • Discipline body expands investigative reach, paper says

    Nov 14, 2013 2:14pm
    The Communist Party’s Central Disciplinary Committee will set up supervision teams at various local, ministerial and state-owned enterprise levels to carry out disciplinary action, the 21st Century Business Herald reported Thursday. The announcement is in response...
  • Taiwan revises rules on mainland investment, CNA says

    Nov 14, 2013 11:01am
    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs will release revised rules Thursday regulating mainland investment on the island in a push to strengthen oversight of such investments, Central News Agency reported Wednesday, without citing any source. Under the...
  • Xiamen establishes FTZ bid committee, paper says

    Nov 14, 2013 10:28am
    Xiamen has formed a committee to pursue its bid to establish a free trade zone in the southeastern coastal city, China Securities Journal reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources. The proposed free trade zone is expected to...
  • Xi Jinping Replaces Hu Jintao as China Communist Party Chief

    The Big Picture: MEASURED APPROACH

    Nov 14, 2013 8:19am
    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on Wednesday that it will step up efforts to carry out reforms in the investment and financing markets and in the pricing of natural resources. The announcement came a...
  • MIIT to cut administrative approvals list by a third, CNS says

    Nov 14, 2013 7:26am
    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Wednesday that it will slash the list of items requiring its administrative approvals by at least a third by 2015 to minimize its influence on resource allocation,...
  • Govt departments urged to expedite reforms, CNS says

    Nov 14, 2013 6:49am
    The State Council asked all government departments to ensure that reform promises for 2013 are fulfilled as part of efforts to achieve more efficient, fair and sustainable economic and social development, China News Service reported Wednesday,...
  • China's leader Xi Jinping aims to let market forces play a bigger role in steering the economy. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: Market economy the catchword in Xi’s reform path

    - Nov 14, 2013 6:38am
    Market economy has emerged as the key word in the communique issued by the Communist Party of China (CPC) after its four-day plenum, with top leaders apparently recognizing that the government shouldn’t be both a referee...
  • NDRC to ramp up investment, financing and price reform

    Nov 13, 2013 7:48pm
    The National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) will increase its efforts to implement reform in the investment and financing markets and in the pricing of natural resources, it said in a statement on its website. The announcement...
  • Massive PE fund outflows seen in 2014, industry experts say

    Nov 13, 2013 6:32pm
    Private equity firms will continue to experience fund outflows as China’s initial public offering (IPO) pipeline remains closed, industry experts said Wednesday. Traded sales are another way to exit the market, they said. “There will be...
  • October textile exports up 6% on year, CNS says

    Nov 13, 2013 2:16pm
    China’s textile and apparel exports were US$24.09 billion during October, up 6 percent year on year, China News Service reported Tuesday, citing the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel. Textile...
  • World Bank chief hails China’s reform plan, Xinhua says

    Nov 13, 2013 12:00pm
    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the message from the Communist Party of China (CPC) central committee plenum has been “extremely positive” and very encouraging, Xinhua news agency reported. “The language coming out of the party...
  • Dalian exchange renews oil meeting deal, statement says

    Nov 13, 2013 11:34am
    The Dalian Commodity Exchange has renewed its agreement with Bursa Malaysia Derivatives to host the China International Oils and Oilseeds Conference for the next three years, the exchange said in a statement posted Wednesday. The two exchanges launched...
  • Japan’s ex-PM Koizumi defends visits to war shrine, Kyodo says

    Nov 13, 2013 11:13am
    Japan’s former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi said in a speech Tuesday that it is reasonable for a nation’s head to worship the former leaders who died during wars, Kyodo news agency reported. He noted that China...
  • China wins UN human rights council seat, report says

    Nov 13, 2013 9:53am
    China won a set Tuesday on the UN Human Rights Council, along with Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria, prompting criticism from independent human rights groups who pointed to the nations’ poor record on that front,...
  • State security plan to boost Xi’s powers, WSJ says

    Nov 13, 2013 9:43am
    The Communist Party plans to establish a state security committee that has the potential to cement President Xi Jinping’s hold on the military, domestic security and foreign policy, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The plan for...
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    The Big Picture: STRUCTURAL REFORM

    Nov 13, 2013 8:31am
    The Communist Party of China (CPC) has approved a plan to deepen economic structural reform, state media reported after the party’s 18th Central Committee concluded a four-day plenum on Tuesday. By 2020, there should be substantial progress...