Contain vegetable prices
Reducing the prices of such daily necessities as vegetables is the most practical approach to cutting the cost of living for urban residents. And this is exactly what the State Council is trying to do by encouraging rural villagers to sell the vegetables they have grown directly to residents at morning or temporary markets in cities.
Problems part of the picture
Some observers fear that Europe's financial problems could tip the US and world economy into a second recession.
Crisis gives boost to dollar index
The continuing drawn-out crisis in the eurozone has driven up the value of the US Dollar Index.
The US legislative farce
US politicians pretend to be serious about their economic woes by again playing the game of scapegoating China and yuan.
Charities must be reformed
This year has seen a crisis of trust hit China's charity system, as many scandals have been exposed and stirred great controversy.
Weighing GNP vs GNH
Are the rich more prone to suicide?
Arecent China Daily cover story reported a study implying that the rich are more prone to committing suicide than the poor. The story continued on page 6, where it was headlined: "Suicide: Wealth leaves many unhappy".
Alarm over China's SMEs
In stark contrast to the rosy outlook for the Chinese economy, reports about the sudden disappearance of some business owners in Wenzhou has revealed a surprisingly gloomy picture for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Green growth is the key
As the world's second-largest economy, China surely matters a lot to international efforts to avoid a double-dip recession.
Banks can do more to help SMEs
In the post-global financial crisis era, governments the world over are battling to get more bank financing to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Seek lasting food safety
In the special campaign against illicit food additives, the authorities have investigated more than 18,000 cases.
It's not a game of gain and loss
Where there are people, there are externalities, be it positive or negative. Externality is the impact of one party's action on another party.