$23 million quake insurance bill

2013-04-25 13:33:25

China's insurance companies are expected to pay 142 million yuan ($23 million) in compensation to the Ya'an region in Sichuan province.

Shipping industry benefits from China's trade deficit

2013-04-19 17:33:19

Shipping companies, struggling with a market downturn in recent years, will benefit from a strong increase in China's imports in March.

Forbidden City forbids smoking

2013-04-19 17:14:59

Shan Jixiang, curator of Beijing’s Palace Museum, announced tough measures against smoking in the home to generations of Chinese emperors spanning five centuries.

Bayer’s star contraceptive under investigation

2013-04-19 15:55:26

The European Medicines Agency is conducting a safety evaluation of Bayer Pharmaceuticals’ star contraceptive drug, Diane-35.

Widening gap between housing supply and demand

2013-04-18 14:59:29

Chinahas a sufficient amount of real estate and construction space to provide housing for 120 million people, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Wuliangye’s big investment overseas but little success

2013-04-16 11:08:37

Wuliangye Yibin Co has made a big investment in advertising in 70 overseas television markets, but was accused by insiders of not using its money in the appropriate place.

Beijing’s SOEs offer jobs to disabled

2013-04-15 16:01:01

State-owned enterprises held its first job fair for people with disabilities in Beijing on Saturday.

Nongfu bottled water quality questioned

2013-04-12 13:19:00

The quality storm of China’s bottled drinking water Nongfushanquan continues as Ma Jinya, secretary-general of the Committee of Healthy Drinking Water, National Health Association of China, toldBeijing Timesthat the water standard of Nongfushanquan is worse than tap water.

MasterCard under probe by European Commission

2013-04-11 13:28:38

MasterCard, the world's second-largest international credit card organization, is under an anti-monopoly investigation by the European Commission over its card transaction fees and commercial practices that might have violated the EU antitrust rules.

General labor shortage hits China

2013-04-10 16:17:55

Recruitment for general laborers has become tight for factories inEast China’s coastal areas.

China holds 1st free-port auction of Western artworks

2013-04-10 10:12:19

The first free-port auction of Western artworks in China is to be held in Xiamen in Fujian province on April 21.

New auction record set for Kangxi porcelain

2013-04-09 16:06:17

A ruby-ground falangcai bowl made during the reign of Qing Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) fetched HK$74 million ($9.5 million) at the Sotheby's spring sales auction in Hong Kong on April 8, setting a world auction record for Kangxi porcelain.