Narrowing income gap

2012-08-28 08:02:24

A draft plan to guide the reform of China's system of distributing income is expected to come out in October.

Erring on side of caution

2012-08-27 08:01:43

The employment of China's vast number of migrant workers not only concerns their own well-being, it serves as a barometer of the country's economic health.

Transition of economy starts

2012-08-27 08:01:43

China's economy grew by 7.6 percent in the second quarter of this year, continuing a downward trend that began two years ago. At such a time, it's important that we make the economy stable for the present to ensure that long-term development occurs.

Capital market needs clearing up

2012-08-27 08:01:43

The prolonged stock market slump is taking its toll on the aspirations of many young professionals in an industry that once seemed gilded in gold.

The costs of luxury spending are booming

2012-08-25 07:55:55

Chinese shoppers caused a stir when they won their own gold in London during the Olympics, spending on average 203 pounds sterling ($255) per purchase and beating runners-up from the oil-rich United Arab Emirates by a whopping 10 percent.

Quality of governance essential

2012-08-24 07:54:43

Policymakers must deal with the challenges of the European debt crisis, slow recovery in the U S, and a slowdown in growth in China's economy.

Should we boycott Japan goods?

2012-08-24 07:54:43

The dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands has triggered demonstrations in China.

What's with those Beijing taxis?

2012-08-23 08:09:49

Though not a landmark, it's one of the city's largest, and finding it, we had presumed, should not be particularly difficult for a taxi driver.We were wrong.

The not so curious case of single women

2012-08-23 08:09:49

Buying a house, often a prerequisite for marriage, is unthinkable for many because of skyrocketing property prices.

Moderate growth rate

2012-08-23 08:09:49

Predictably, opinions about the Chinese economy varied after it was announced that the country's GDP increased at a rate of 7.6 percent in the second quarter of the year.

Solution to trade war

2012-08-22 07:20:24

China is insisting that the United States cease using protectionist measures to shield its renewable energy industry, a step that foreshadows intensified trade disputes between China and its chief trade partners.

Corporate competitiveness

2012-08-22 07:20:24

The increasing popularity of big State-owned enterprises among Chinese employees is becoming only more evident as the economic recession in Western countries forces some foreign businesses to cut staff even in China, which remains a promising market for many industries.