Economics & Trade

Work starts on China-Vietnam trade corridor

China's Yunnan province and regional governments from northern Vietnam have begun laying the groundwor

WLAN revenue boost forecast

China's revenue from sales of wireless local area network (WLAN) equipment are expected to grow by at

Retail sales up 13.1%

Chinese retail sales hit US$51.5 billion in August, up 13.1% on the same month last year and providing

Inflation stays high

China's consumer price index (CPI) saw a 5.4% increase in August � the same as for July, adding furt

China surplus hits US$4.49 billion

China's trade surplus hit a year high of US$4.49 billion in August, according to customs statistics.

US ups pressure over RMB peg

The United States has upped pressure on Beijing to bring a quick end to the RMB/dollar peg.

Growth 7% in 2020 says VP

China's economic growth will hit a sustained level of 7% a year by 2020, Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan has

SOEs ordered to bring in accountants

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been ordered to hire accounting firms to audit their books under n

Govt push for competitiveness

The global competitiveness of Chinese companies is still at a "relatively low level" and needs a conce

Time to "tap brakes" on economy, NPC official says

Investment in fixed assets remains too high and the government must continue to apply measures to prev

China "exceeds" WTO commitments

China has gone well beyond its market-opening obligations made as part of its membership of the World

China rejects textile limits

Chinese officials warned they would oppose any effort by the US to impose limits on textile exports wh

China Southern reports Airbus leasing order

Reporting it had already taken delivery of four A319 aircraft, China Southern Airlines said it had agr

Japan Tobacco to exit Xiamen JV

Japan Tobacco, which holds the rights to produce Camels, said it is selling its 50% in its Xiamen join

China calls for more Indian ore

China called for establishing long-term iron ore supply contracts with India.

FDI heads north

Government data showed foreign direct investment shifting directions in dramatic ways.

Air China buys more Boeings

The Boeing Co said Air China has ordered seven more of its 737-700 jetliners, list-priced at US$360 mi

Status conscious

Over a year ago, China began a campaign to win market-economy status (MES) and has so far come up, if not empty-handed, close to it.

China

There are some bright signs for China's A-share markets, but many more grim ones

Chongqing

Just as Hong Kong and Taiwan spearheaded investments in Guangdong and Fujian provinces - the earliest recipients of Deng Xiaopeng's "open door" bounty - the two economies are also leading the way in foraging for opportunity in China's interior, notably Chongqing.

Scale up or die

Peter Shay heads the Hong Kong office of MMG, Inc, a New York investment banking firm focused on the apparel industry. He spoke to <i>China Economic Review</i> on postquota industry consolidation after January 1. Excerpts:

Dubya gets a thumbs down from China

And not for the usual cross-strait reasons; Chinese officials unofficially seem to believe it would better if George W. Bush was not president.

South Korea looks to China

The last year has been a significant one for Seoul. South Korean exports to China jumped 50% and overall trade between the two countries reached US$50 billion, about eight times the level of a decade ago.

Foreign firms face Beijing Games hurdles

Olympic projects between 2002 and the opening of the Games in 2008 are projected to cost RMB 134.9 bil

China Southern takes first step to codeshare alliance

China Southern Airlines signed an agreement for future membership in SkyTeam, the Delta, Air France, K

Private sector takes the most heat from cooling policies

Central bank data published in China's state media show the government's efforts to cool the economy a

China launches mapping satellite

From the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Gansu province, China launched a Long March 2

Productivity gains could increase unemployment

Charles Wolf, a Rand Corp senior economic adviser, told the South China Morning Post that mainland une

China Pharmaceutical ups capacity to beat controls

China Pharmaceutical Group said it will expand capacity and reduce unit costs by 5-30% to offset the i

Mainland insurance premiums rise 11%

Life insurers, including China Life Insurance, Ping An Insurance and others, raised their premium inco

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