US President George W Bush has granted China permanent normal trading relations, effective from the st
The US trade deficit with China in October was the biggest monthly shortfall for any country on record
The US satellite company Loral said that it had paid US$14m to the US State Department to settle a cla
China recorded a trade surplus of US$22.5bn in 2001, down from US$24.1bn in 2000.
In January, Zhu Rongji became the first prime minister in a decade to visit India.
China and Japan resolved their nine-monthlong trade dispute in December.
On a visit to Burma in December, President Jiang Zemin signed several pacts on co-operation and border
The prime minister of Mongolia, Nambaryn Enkhbayar, went a six-day official visit to China in January,
Chinese fund managers have been criticised for apparently breaking rules on the purchase of shares dur
The head of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission has encouraged domestic insurance companies to "
New licences were issued to foreign insurers just a day after China's accession to the World Trade Org
The joint venture investment bank, China International Capital Corporation, has changed its ownership
HSBC became the first foreign commercial bank to secure a stake in a mainland bank when it acquired an
The four asset management companies created in 1999 to take on the bad loans of China's big four banks
The chairman of China Construction Bank, Wang Xuebing, was sacked from his position in January.
LG Micron of South Korea has signed a deal to establish an electronics joint venture in Fuzhou, capita
Central government regulations forbid the convergence of television and telecoms networks outside Shan
Samsung Electronics Co has established a US$29m joint venture with Shanghai Bell to market and researc
The investment cost of a proposed new chip plant by steel giant Shougang Group will be 40 per cent low
Shenyang Brilliance Automotive said that it would sell half of its 50 per cent stake in a US$230m truc
Toyota Motor's 50-50 joint venture with Tianjin Xiali, established in June 2000, said it is likely to
General Motors said it has been given preliminary approval to establish a joint venture with mini-vehi
The financing division of General Motors is poised to enter China's nascent car financing business, wi
Britain's Institute of the Motor Industry has sold an online exam to test up to 3m car mechanics to Ch
BP's US$2.7bn petrochemical joint venture deal near Shanghai was signed last month.
Taylor Nelson Sofres of the UK has amalgamated its China units into one joint venture, the company ann
News Corporation officially signed an agreement in mid-December to launch a 24- hour Chinese-language
The Scandinavian company Metso Minerals is investing in two new manufacturing units in China to serve
Beijing From the start of this year, Beijing's municipal commission of commerce has forbidden the cons
Aeon Co, formerly known as Jusco, plans to open three large supermarkets in Guangdong this summer as p