With the outlook for the global economy remaining gloomy, China's foreign trade is set to grow slightly higher than in 2012.
Government-subsidized residential projects designed for low-income groups have become another battlefield for the fight against corruption in China.
For the first time, China has fined overseas companies for price-fixing, which is a strong signal that the country will not tolerate foreign cartels any more.
China has to fund more R&D into new technologies to cash in on limited global economic growth over the next two decades.
International investors, after wrestling with economic woes at home, have regained their appetite.
Managing environmental and social risks is a key factor in the implementation of China's "Peaceful Rising Strategy" and "Going Global Strategy".
Since the global financial crisis in 2008, the huge potential for domestic demand in China has become a new engine for a global economic recovery and a driving force for innovation.
The formal invitation extended to South Africa by China in 2010 to join the BRIC formation is a confirmation of China's growing economic ties with South Africa.
The recent decision to rescind the cap on thermal coal prices has surprised many and led to intense speculation over the likelihood of an imminent and substantial price hike. However, the decision was made because prices are stable, if not declining.
Africa Should use China Connection to Achieve continental shift in fortunes
Africa is now in its rudimentary phase of industrialization, a stage that not only paves the way to economic development, but is the key to survival for most African workers. This year, as Chinese companies have invested in Africa they have played a positive role in accelerating that industrialization.
Urbanization is expected to be a driving force in China's long-term economic growth, and ensuring that happens will require a good allocation of capital, financial innovation and efforts to reduce inequality, says Robert Shiller, a Yale University economist.