Economics & Trade

China's moon rover set for 2012

China intends to launch a moon rover in 2012, according to Chinese media reports.

China's west logs 11.2% growth

Gross domestic product (GDP) of China's west grew 11.2% in 2003, according to statistics released by t

Beijing imports up, exports down

Beijing recorded a 38.8% year-on-year increase in imports in January and February this year, while exp

China plans South American soybean import increase

China said it plans to source more soybeans from South America to supplement imports from the US, stat

US files WTO complaint against China

The US became the first country to file a complaint against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO

US-China trade meeting may be scrapped

US business leaders were told by US Commerce Undersecretary Grant Aldonas that a high-level trade meet

Survey: Most mainland ventures unprofitable

A survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) of executives at 94 foreign and Hong Kong companies engaged i

US, China clash over semiconductor rebate

The US announced it plans to lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over tax breaks

AFL-CIO seeks China sanctions

US labor organization AFL-CIO asked Washington to adopt economic sanctions against China as punishment

Datang Telecom forecasts losses

A media release by Datang Telecom Technology forecast the first dip into the red in nine years for the

Beijing attempts to curb hot money inflows

China has reduced the number of US dollars non-residents can change into renminbi in one day from US$2

China criticizes US trade policy

China's Ministry of Commerce released a report in which it criticized US trade policy as excessively p

FDI up 10.3%, contracted investment up 34.5%

China attracted US$8.3 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first two months of this year

Forex savings deposits drop 7.5%

People's Bank of China (PBOC), China's central bank, said that foreign exchange savings deposits dropp

Industrial growth slows

China's industrial production growth slowed in January and February, the first such slowdown since Sep

US trade chief warns China

US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick warned China that the US may erect trade barriers against Chin

China records two-month trade deficit

China recorded a US$7.9 billion trade deficit in the first two months of 2004 as imports continued to

Petitioners detained in Beijing gym

Police rounded up thousands of people who had traveled to Beijing to voice their concerns to the gover

Government lays out economic goals for 2004

The State Council member Ma Kai told the National People's Congress that a minimum economic growth rat

China will revamp export promotion strategy

China said it plans to overhaul its export promotion strategy in response to falling export prices and

Merrill Lynch: Revaluation by end of year

US investment bank Merrill Lynch said that China will revalue the renminbi by 10% against the US dolla

PBOC says inflation could become problem

People's Bank of China (PBOC) governor Zhou Xiaochuan said inflation on the mainland is a clear trend

Mainland becomes Taiwan's top trading partner

Mainland trade with Taiwan in 2003 surpassed that of both the US and Japan, according to Taiwan offici

Ross Predicts

Ross Terrill is an Old China Hand who has been reading the tea leaves of Chinese politics for decades, since the days when clues to what the Chinese leadership were thinking were to be found only between the lines of <i>People's Daily editorials</i>.

Avian shades of SARS

A poultry infection killed more than 20 people in Southeast Asia and popped up in chickens in many areas of China. But the panic that accompanied SARS is missing.

China suspends oil exports to Japan

China suspended petroleum exports to Japan from the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province.

China seeks balance in international payments

Government officials said that China will focus on achieving a basic balance in international payments

Private airline approved by CAAC

The Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) announced that it approved United Eagle (Yinglian) Airlin

China crop approval to boost US soybean exports

The China Agriculture Ministry approved import of five types of foreign-grown genetically modified (GM

Shui On to form property JV

Hong Kong property developer Shui On Holdings announced it will sign a joint venture contract with ove

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