Economics & Trade

Finance minister criticizes US "negative list" for foreign investment

China's finance minister Lou Jiwei criticized =US "negative list" proposals for sectors that would

Chinese oil rig builders see delivery delays for over $2bn in orders

Six drilling rig orders at state-owned Chinese shipyards worth over US$2 billion are facing deliver

New security rules unveiled for foreign investors in China's FTZs

The State Council has unveiled pilot vetting rules for foreign investors seeking a stake in sensiti

Corporate structure of some major firms in China at risk under proposed law

The corporate structure used by major foreign firms in China and multiple Chinese Internet companie

Pakistan, China to agree on $28 billion in projects during visit by Xi

China and Pakistan will sign infrastructure and energy project agreements worth US$28 billion durin

PBoC cuts banks' reserve requirement ratio by most since 2008

The People's Bank of China cut domestic banks' reserve requirement ratio by 1% on Sunday, allowing

Controversial bank tech rules suspended in official notice

Beijing has suspended bank-technology rules that included requirements for firms in China turn over

China's first-quarter FDI growth steady as shift to services continues

Foreign direct investment (FDI) grew 2.2% to US$12.4 billion in March compared to the previous year

Official Q1 GDP growth of 7% elides greater gloom from other indicators

China's gross domestic product grew 7% in the first quarter compared to a year earlier, marking the

JD.com takes aim at Alibaba with new foreign products platform

Online retailer JD.com launched a volley across Alibaba's bow Wednesday with the launch of JD World

China's banking rate up as nearly 3 in 4 rural residents now have accounts

74% of adult rural residents in China had their own bank account as of the end of 2014, marking a s

Q&A: Patrick Mendis on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and America's role in the region

A peaceful war?

Canton Fair attendance expected to drop as imports, exports slide

The three-week-long China Import and Export Fair opening Wednesday expects a lower turnout compared

China's exports fall 15% in March, stoking stimulus expectations

China's exports fell 15% in March compared to a year earlier, a sharp downturn after a 15% year-on-

Rumored death of new bank tech rules greatly exaggerated, trade groups say

Relief last month at word that China would delay implementing guidelines to encourage banks on the

Hang Seng Index busts through 28,000-point ceiling for first time in 7 years

The Hang Seng Index rose for the eighth consecutive day on Monday to break the 28,000-mark, closing

Mainland money flooding Hong Kong wary of large-cap stocks

A share-buying surge from the mainland that flooded Hong Kong's market last week through that bours

"Great Cannon" web disruption program said to be in development for a year

China's "Great Cannon" traffic-redirection program, used recently to flood developer website GitHub

Shenzhen residents to be restricted to one Hong Kong visit a week, sources say

Shenzhen authorities will soon restrict visits by the city's residents to neighboring Hong Kong to

Hong Kong shares bolt skyward as mainland rally streams through stock connect

The Hang Seng Index shot up 6.4% in the opening minutes of trading Thursday and ended the day up 2.

Stock Connect quota for mainland investors hit for first time

The US$1.7 billion (RMB10.5 billion) quota for mainland Chinese investment via the Hong Kong-Shangh

Mainland investors undaunted by latest brokerage crackdown

Investors appeared unfazed by news that the China Securities Regulatory Commission had punished six

China Cosco said to plan order of 10 megaships

China Cosco Holdings (1919.HKG) is planning to order at least 10 Triple-E megaships capable of movi

China's grain self-sufficiency policy lives on after its official demise

Cereal dysfunction

State Council announces plans for Yangtze River urbanization

China's State Council has released a framework to develop 317,000 square kilometers along the Yangt

Small businesses still credit-starved as China's banks lend to SOEs, municipalities

Beijing's efforts to boost growth by easing monetary policy are falling short as most cheap credit

Social-security fund allowed to invest in local government bonds

China's national social-security fund can now invest up to 20% of its portfolio in local-government

Mainland credit rating firm chair says some China debt rankings "useless"

Dagong Global Credit Rating Group Chairman Guan Jianzhong has declared some of China's debt ranking

China announces deposit-insurance system to launch in May

China's State Council released a plan on Tuesday detailing a plan to launch a deposit-insurance sys

Foreign investors sell $247 million mainland shares through stock connect

Foreign investors in China using the Hong Kong-Shanghai stock connect sold a net RMB1.7 billion (US

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