Economics & Trade

Economic geography

This map shows the current and future locations of high income households.

Airport ownership transfer

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that the management rights of 93 airports, involving RMB 40 billion in assets and 50,000 employees, would be transferred to provincial governments before the end of this year.

Plastic nation

China is moving from cash to a credit society, which bodes well both for burdened domestic banks and eager foreign banks.

Spreading the wealth

With the SARS setback of earlier this year all but forgotten, China's economy looks set to grow at an annual rate of at least 8.5 percent.

Economic geography

High income households

Changing demographics will impact on China business plans for all companies

CEPA with Macau

Auto financing rulesThe central government signed a Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) wit

Massive import growth

The government announced that China's total trade would amount to about US$800 billion this year as th

Baosteel going global

Baosteel Group signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Dutch metal transformation and coating co

BHP banking on China

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton saw turnover increase 50 percent in the third quarter on the back

Toshiba focuses on China

Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba, which has invested a total of RMB 7 billion in China so far

Toshiba focuses on China

Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba, which has invested a total of RMB 7 billion in China so far

Pfizer sets up in Shanghai

Pfizer, the world largest pharmaceutical company, announced it would set up its regional headquarters

Olympic contracts signed

The Beijing municipal government signed the last of the four contracts it offered through a public bid

Hu's daughter marries millionaire

The daughter of Chinese President Hu Jintao secretly married the millionaire former CEO of leading Chi

Chinese growth to continue

China's economy will continue to experience high growth rates over the next 15 to 20 years, according

Money supply starts to slow

Thanks largely to a hike in required bank reserves, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) reported that mo

Spreading the wealth

With the SARS setback of earlier this year all but forgotten, China's economy looks set to grow at an

Schroeder seeks to increase trade ties

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder arrived in China for a four-day official visit aimed at promoting

Fata Group expanding in China

Customs rules published

Investment in water treatment

Favorable government policies and a growing urban population are encouraging overseas companies to inv

Investment in water treatment

Favorable government policies and a growing urban population are encouraging overseas companies to inv

US says Chinese TVs dumped

Anti-dumping measures imposed

National economic statistics to be improved

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced that it will launch a national economic census in 20

Northeastern revival

US imposes textile quotas

The Bush administration said it would impose new import quotas on Chinese textiles in a move aimed at

US imposes textile quotas

The Bush administration said it would impose new import quotas on Chinese textiles in a move aimed at

Fixed asset investment slows

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