Date
26 February 2020

World

  • China, EU to upgrade ties in Beijing summit, Xinhua says

    Nov 12, 2013 6:47am
    China and the European Union will hold their 16th summit in Beijing on Nov. 21 to outline cooperation for the next five to 10 years and upgrade their relationship, the official Xinhua news agency reported on...
  • China calls for deeper links with India and Russia, Xinhua says

    Nov 11, 2013 3:20pm
    Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for strategic and comprehensive cooperation among China, Russia and India, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Speaking during their 12th trilateral meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, Wang said their...
  • China scraps ‘radical petitioners’ ranking system, paper says

    Nov 11, 2013 3:06pm
    China will no longer rank provinces and cities based on the number of “radical petitioners” in their jurisdictions, Beijing News reported Monday, citing unnamed government sources. The ranking system, published on a monthly basis, is used in the...
  • Internet, healthcare, consumer sectors to do well, UBS says

    Nov 11, 2013 3:05pm
    The internet, healthcare and consumer industries will continue to have good business prospects in the coming year, said Shi Bin , managing director for Global Emerging Market and Asia Pacific Equities at UBS Global Asset Management...
  • Bo Xilai supporters set up political party, Reuters says

    Nov 11, 2013 10:50am
    Supporters of fallen political star Bo Xilai, who is serving a life imprisonment term for corruption, have set up a political party in a direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party’s de facto ban on new...
  • SOE reform measures to be unveiled after CPC plenum, paper says

    Nov 11, 2013 10:47am
    Major steps to reform state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will be taken after the ongoing Third Plenum of the Communist Party of China’s 18th Central Committee, China Daily quoted Huang Shuhe, vice-chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and...
  • Tongling woos migrants to ensure worker supply, SCMP says

    Nov 11, 2013 10:25am
    Tongling, an old copper-mining center along the Yangtze River, is offering a package of incentives for migrants and their families to settle in the city as part of efforts to ensure a steady supply of workers and...
  • Shaanxi, S Korea to cooperate on small businesses, Yonhap says

    Nov 11, 2013 10:06am
    South Korea’s Small and Medium Business Administration has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shaanxi provincial government to cooperate in supporting small and medium-scale enterprises, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday. Both sides will exchange information...
  • Henan lays ground for central China super city, Xinhua says

    Nov 11, 2013 8:52am
    The central province of Henan plans to merge the cities of Zhengzhou and Kaifeng into a super metropolis, Xinhua reported Sunday, citing local governments. The two cities have already started integrating telecom services by scrapping long-distance...
  • Applications for army civilian posts top 100,000, report says

    Nov 11, 2013 8:36am
    More than 100,000 people, most of them holding bachelor’s degrees or higher, applied online for army civilian posts during the Oct. 22 to Nov. 5 window for applications, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday,...
  • China 2013 inflation seen within 3.5% target, paper says

    Nov 11, 2013 8:35am
    China’s consumer price index (CPI) growth for the full-year 2013 is expected to be within the official target of 3.5 percent, given the slightly weaker gross domestic product growth in the fourth quarter, Beijing Morning Post reported...
  • Customers buy products at a supermarket in Huaibei

    The Big Picture: INFLATION OUTLOOK

    Nov 11, 2013 8:31am
    China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.2 percent in October from a year earlier, marking the fastest pace in eight months, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Saturday. A 6.5 percent year-on-year gain in food...
  • Think tank urges nationwide property tax in 2015, paper says

    Nov 11, 2013 7:22am
    A research team under the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), a government-backed think tank, urged the central government to implement the property tax nationwide in 2015, the China Securities Journal reported Monday, citing a CCIEE...
  • CPC kicks off key economic policy meeting, Xinhua says

    Nov 11, 2013 7:10am
    The Communist Party of China (CPC) kicked off a key policy meeting in Beijing on Saturday, with a discussion on deeper economic reforms at the top of the agenda, Xinhua news agency reported the same day. The...
  • Retails sales up 13% in Jan-Oct, Xinhua says

    Nov 11, 2013 7:00am
    China’s retail sales in the 10 months to October grew 13 percent to 19.03 trillion yuan (US$3.1 trillion) from a year earlier, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, citing data from the National Bureau...
  • As the gift-giving season approaches

    POLICY WATCH: When you care enough to send the very best, don’t!

    - Nov 11, 2013 6:41am
    What’s wrong with sending greeting cards? A lot of things, if you’re a government official or a boss at a state-owned enterprise, according to the Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog. On Nov. 1, the Central Commission for Discipline...
  • Banks can top up capital via China bond sales, CSRC says

    Nov 8, 2013 6:25pm
    China’s commercial banks will be able to more freely replenish their capital by selling domestic corporate bonds, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said in a joint statement with the China Banking Regulatory Commission on Friday,...
  • Local govts told to stop direct investment in firms, Xinhua says

    Nov 8, 2013 4:10pm
    Premier Li Keqiang {李克強} has urged local governments to stop making direct investments in companies or meddling with their day-to-day operations, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Speaking in a recent teleconference, Li stressed on...
  • Chinese man detained over fatal Taiyuan explosions, Xinhua says

    Nov 8, 2013 2:14pm
    Police have detained a 41-year-old ex-convict over explosions that killed one person and injured eight others in northern China’s Shanxi province earlier this week, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Feng Zhijun, a resident of...
  • BofA Merrill Lynch tips slower 4Q GDP growth, Xinhua says

    Nov 8, 2013 11:30am
    China’s economic growth rebounded in the third quarter to 7.8 percent, but is expected to dip to 7.7 percent in the fourth due to depletion of excess inventory, Xinhua reported Thursday, citing Lu Ting, head of...