Tianjin’s Binhai New Area is short of 55 kinds of skilled workers this year, including safety inspectors and home appliance fixers, according to a list of technician shortages recently released.
A major State-owned bank has warned that some local governments might supercharge investment in the name of new urbanization.
Lumber futures rose by the maximum allowed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, capping the biggest four-session rally since 2010, on mounting speculation that new construction in China is boosting demand for imported wood.
Gold imports into the mainland from Hong Kong surged 94 percent to an all-time high last year as rising incomes in the world's second-largest economy underpinned increased demand and helped the metal to post a 12th annual gain.
To further boost the development of China's circular economy, the government set up a target to raise the country's resource-utilization efficiency by 15 percent compared with the 2010 level, the State Council, or China's cabinet, said on Tuesday.