Opportunity for US firms
As the US grapples with persistent economic uncertainty, China finds itself at a difficult but anticipated turning point in its economic development model.
Sales rebound, but year-end outlook remains cautious
Reported high luxury dealer inventories could signal overall slowdown.
Putting pressure on bigger markets
Global markets turned savagely down last week. It was a surprise to many, but not a surprise to investors who use charts.
Building houses for all
Premier Wen Jiabao's renewed emphasis on offering public rental housing foreshadows the government's relentless efforts to provide low- and middle-income families with affordable accommodation at a time when many ordinary people, especially low-income families, cannot even dream of entering the housing market.
Track maternal healthcare
China needs to reenergize its healthcare system for women and children.
Heed the IMF warning
Policymakers around the world should take deadly serious the latest warning by the IMF that the world economy has entered a "dangerous new phase".
Hope from hybrid rice
A new strain of rice developed by China's leading agricultural scientist, Yuan Longping, has set another milestone in China's research into hybrid rice.
Reform nation's coal mines
Figures show China has the worst safety record of all leading coal producers worldwide. And the situation lacks fundamental improvement in recent years.
Address tax situation
That the Forbes Tax Misery Index published two years ago obtained abrupt prominence here may seem weird to outsiders.
All that glitters is only gold
Since the global economic crisis began in 2008, gold has also become a mainstream financial asset.
Value cooperation over cash
Whether China and BRICS members will give a helping hand to EU have been severely plagued by their looming debt crisis is now a hot topic in the world.
Let's wage war on tainted food
From New York to Baghdad to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, terror is often associated with bombs.