FTA process will take time

2012-04-05 13:39:52

Countries are striving to expand international trade in the hope of achieving a win-win outcome by establishing Free Trade Agreements or conducting closer economic and strategic cooperation.China and the United States are no exception.

End banks' monopoly

2012-04-05 11:14:37

Premier Wen Jiabao emphasized that the central authorities have "unified their thoughts" on the necessity of breaking the monopoly of State-owned banks and opening up the financial sector.

Boom time for private sector in 2012

2012-04-02 07:03:19

The development of China's private sector is likely to witness a breakthrough in 2012, as the authorities consolidate rules to lower entrance limits and become more reliant on the private sector against the backdrop of an economic slowdown, said analysts and executives.

Firm stance on house prices

2012-03-31 08:07:45

Beijing, Shanghai and other big cities have witnessed robust rebounds in house sales despite Premier Wen Jiabao's harsher-than-ever remarks that China's house prices are still far from a reasonable level.

Self-immolations instigated by separatist clique

2012-03-31 08:07:45

Only religious extremists and Tibetan separatists can feel anything but heartfelt sorrow at the casualties caused by certain Tibetan monks and nuns committing self-immolation.

Broaden revenue streams

2012-03-30 08:05:25

Local public debt is a hotly debated issue in China. People are seriously concerned about the accumulated local public debt, which had risen to 10.72 trillion yuan ($1.58 trillion) at the end of 2010, the equivalent to 26.9 percent of China's GDP that year. Meanwhile, economists and government officials, particularly central government officials, are still struggling to find ways to digest this enormous debt and reduce the severity of its effects on China's economy.

Solidarity of BRICS

2012-03-30 08:05:25

The fourth BRICS summit, which concluded on Thursday in New Delhi, sent positive signals to the outside world that international stability, security and prosperity can be achieved if everyone pulls together.

Private lending reform

2012-03-30 08:05:25

The State Council has earmarked Wenzhou in Zhejiang province as a pilot zone for financial reform, which will allow local residents to invest overseas and set up loan companies.

Cooperation cements BRICS

2012-03-29 08:06:25

On Wednesday, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gathered in New Delhi, India, to start the fourth BRICS Summit with the theme "Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity".

A bigger role for BRICS

2012-03-29 08:06:25

The leaders of the five most dynamic emerging economies are meeting in New Delhi for the fourth annual summit of the BRICS countries.

US needs to knuckle down

2012-03-29 08:06:25

The powerful Alliance for American Manufacturing has launched a campaign to lock Chinese suppliers out of large infrastructure projects, which is just one of the latest protectionist actions by the United States.

Signs of times from BRICS

2012-03-28 08:04:01

The heads of state of the top five emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will attend the fourth BRICS Summit to be held in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday and Thursday.