Hand in hand for better future

2012-08-07 13:57:21

Cooperation remains dominant theme in China-ASEAN ties while talks with some nations on South China Sea will go on.

Reducing grain loss

2012-08-07 13:56:03

China loses about 25 million tons of grains, nearly 5 percent of its agricultural output, a year because of poor storage.

Test for Budget Law

2012-08-07 13:53:27

Lack of funds should not be the reason for allowing local governments to issue debt bonds if they are not subject to effective supervision.

Avoid big stimulus plan

2012-08-06 11:16:31

Local governments now serve as a better barometer for monitoring the economic winds.

At a development crossroads

2012-08-04 14:38:32

Economic slowdown has given China the chance to choose between high GDP growth and faster structural adjustment.

Will we lament how green were our valleys

2012-08-04 14:35:36

My mood turned sour as I trudged along the rugged mountain path in Yunnan province last week. I even started to regret my decision to travel there for a holiday.

Re-stitching the fabric of torn lives

2012-08-03 16:10:57

A patchwork of red, white and blue plastic fabric. The woven polyethylene/polypropylene subtly pervades all strata of local society.

Mission for eurozone leaders

2012-08-03 13:55:21

The odds of a safe landing for eurozone seem to be decreasing unless European leaders act decisively on reform measures.

More than soccer in deal

2012-08-03 13:51:39

That some Chinese investors have bought the second largest stake in Inter Milan is certainly great news for Chinese soccer fans.

Economic food for thought

2012-08-02 14:37:10

The right cure for China is to tap into other resources, such as tax cuts and building low-cost affordable homes, to boost consumption.

US sanctions on China's bank ridiculous

2012-08-02 10:16:37

The US sanctions imposed on China's Bank of Kunlun, accused of providing financial services to Iranian banks, are ridiculous and counterproductive.

How much bang for the Olympic buck?

2012-07-27 12:14:07

Being one of the official sponsors of the Olympic Games appears at first glance to be the perfect marketing opportunity. The Games are sponsored officially by only 11 multinational companies which pay almost $1 billion (825 million euros) for worldwide marketing rights. This agreement involves rights to sponsorship of both the summer and the winter Games, over a four-year cycle. Seems like an ideal platform to build a corporate brand image. Or is it?