Plans for Chengdu-Chongqing economic zone approved

2011-03-03 11:02:43

The State Council approved plans for the Chengdu-Chongqing economic zone, Guangzhou Daily reported Thursday. 

12 venues and 5 people fined for smoking in Shanghai

2011-03-02 17:00:16

Twelve public venues and five individuals in Shanghai have been fined a total of 25,000 yuan ($3,800) for violating a smoking ban in public places under Smoking Control Laws brought in a year ago.

2 Chinese pilot students die in air crash in US

2011-03-02 16:17:55

Two Chinese students, who were studying at the TransPac Aviation Academy of the US, died in an air crash during their pilot training on Feb 26 (Beijing time), 2011, in Arizona.

Chongqing TV ends commercials

2011-03-02 15:18:19

Chongqing Satellite TV has stopped commercial advertisements and will use the airtime to broadcast promotional films and public service announcements.

Property markets in Beijing, Shanghai cooler

2011-03-02 14:30:10

The trading volume in both Beijing and Shanghai's property markets sagged in February, Chinese media reported Wednesday.

China awards its soldiers a pay raise

2011-03-02 14:23:11

Soldiers serving in China's army have been given a pay rise, the third since July 2006, with increases ranging from 5 to 40 percent.

China to loosen limits on overseas investments

2011-03-02 13:37:22

China will loosen its limits on businesses' overseas investments, the Economic Information Daily reported Wednesday. 

Special: Micro blog's macro impact

2011-03-02 08:51:37

With short sentences, pictures, and videos for a micro blog post using a cell-phone, the Twitter-like service creates a new wave of online activity, including participants from primary school students to government officials.

Direct financing may be highlighted in 12th Five-Year Plan

2011-03-01 17:36:45

A "significant" increase in "the proportion of direct financing" may be written into the draft of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), as one of the targets for developing China's capital market in the next five years, Shanghai Securities News reported Tuesday.

Baosteel inks coal import deal with Rio Tinto

2011-03-01 17:31:39

Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Ltd (Baosteel), China's largest listed steelmaker, signed a long-term coal-import agreement with the Australian mining company Rio Tinto Group, China Business News reported Tuesday.

New loans in 2011 estimated at 7.1 to 8.1t yuan

2011-03-01 17:29:38

The size of new loans from China's four major State-owned banks is set at about 2.85 trillion yuan in 2011. The nation's new loans, of which 35 to 40 percent may come from the "big four", are between 7.1 to 8.1 trillion yuan.

Majority in survey aspire to be an official

2011-03-01 17:25:47

About 66.6% of respondents say they want become an official, in a survey of 5,440, China Youth Daily reported on March 1.