Trade winds to blow hot and cold
With the outlook for the global economy remaining gloomy, China's foreign trade is set to grow slightly higher than in 2012.
Affordable housing not for officials
Government-subsidized residential projects designed for low-income groups have become another battlefield for the fight against corruption in China.
Fine signals zero-tolerance towards foreign cartels
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.
Light amidst global gloom
China has to fund more R&D into new technologies to cash in on limited global economic growth over the next two decades.
After months in the dolddrums, China's FDI is set for a comeback
International investors, after wrestling with economic woes at home, have regained their appetite.
Need to manage environmental and social risks in overseas investment
Managing environmental and social risks is a key factor in the implementation of China's "Peaceful Rising Strategy" and "Going Global Strategy".
Strong internal demand to be country's newest advantage
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.
Partners in cautious optimism
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.
Lifting of coal price cap marks start of public-private partnerships
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.
Welcome catalyst for change
Africa Should use China Connection to Achieve continental shift in fortunes
Benefits outweigh problems
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.
Expert says economic growth requires bigger financial sector
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.