Moutai is wrong target for attacks
Tight lid on property prices
The recent reiteration by the top authorities that they will press ahead with the tightened real estate regulatory policies has disheartened developers who wanted the tight lid on the domestic housing market to be lifted amid signs of an economic slowdown.
Developers should obey law
An illegal demolition destroyed the homes of six families in Harbin of Heilongjiang province on Mar 14.
New investment channels opened for pension funds
Opening new investment channels for pension funds is a must for China, as it faces a huge challenge in caring for its increasingly large elderly population, experts said.
Yen and yuan of trading
Japan announced recently that it has obtained permission from China to buy 65 billion renminbi ($10.3 billion) of Chinese government bonds and will seek to set up an offshore renminbi-trading center in Tokyo, signaling its support for renminbi internationalization.
Beware ubiquitous traps for consumers
It was a normal weekday afternoon, much like any other, and I was surfing the Net, when suddenly a pop-up appeared informing me it was my lucky day.
Policies for long-term reform
Whether the slowing of China's economy is permanent or temporary, the Chinese authorities have a great deal of work to do in laying the groundwork for strong economic performance in the medium and long term.
Another bite of Apple
Apple is in hot water yet again after 22 Chinese authors accused the US tech-behemoth of selling unlicensed versions of their books via its online store and demanded millions of dollars in compensation.
Better social services
Premier Wen Jiabao's call on Monday, for private organizations to shoulder more of the burden for providing social services, represents both an opportunity and a challenge.
Slowdown reflects rebalance
GaveKal-Dragonomics, an independent research and advisory firm specializing in China's economy, explains China's growth this way: "As it has modernized its economy, China has experienced a virtual 'tsunami' of labor. Much of this has consisted of young Chinese women between 18 and 22, with not much bargaining power. As a result, China, for a long time could run its economy at double digit rates of growth, with little pressure on wage and price inflation or the exchange rate."
Oil prices a shared sacrifice
With international oil prices already hovering above $100 a barrel and expected to average $130 in 2013, Chinese policymakers should not hesitate to raise domestic fuel prices to both curb excessive use of oil and provide an incentive for greater energy efficiency.
WTO's raw materials ruling reveals bias
The reasoning of the dispute settlement body in this case severs the connection between the different parts of the WTO rules and derives from the North-South gap in international rule making, as the WTO rules follow the legislative design of the developed countries for trade relations.