Companies need to know their markets

2012-03-17 11:09:11

The recent trademark disputes of international brands, such as Apple and Herms, to some extent, indicate that 2012 will be a significant year for the development of intellectual property rights in China.

Broaden consumer rights

2012-03-16 08:04:27

The realization of all the high hopes pinned on Chinese consumers hinges on not only how equally they are enriched but also how forcefully they are empowered, a perennial theme of International Consumer Rights Day observed on Thursday.

Control banks' asset risks

2012-03-16 08:04:27

Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of China's central bank, in response to widespread criticism of the large profits reaped by the country's banking sector, said at a news conference on Monday that changed economic cycles have contributed to the high but not exorbitant profit growth of domestic banks.

Worries rise as spending power shrinks

2012-03-16 08:04:27

How much monthly income do people need to feel secure?

Rare earth case reveals US hypocrisy

2012-03-15 15:24:02

US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that the United States, joined by Japan and the European Union, has filed complaints with the World Trade Organization over China's rare earth export quotas.

Giving is an aid to prosperity

2012-03-15 14:55:33

There shouldn't need to be a debate about whether China should provide economic aid and technical assistance to other countries. Yet voices have been raised in recent years decrying China's foreign aid as an unnecessary face-saving project that it cannot afford.

Wen to carry on reforms

2012-03-15 14:33:55

Premier Wen Jiabao's faith in confidence and will to act were on full display on Wednesday during his news conference capping the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing.

For safe consumption

2012-03-15 14:26:07

Consumption and safety" is the theme designated by the China Consumers' Association for this year's International Day for Protecting Consumers' Rights on March 15.

Existential angst and a wave of innovation

2012-03-14 10:58:07

The book, The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource Limited World, by James Bradfield Moody and Bianca Nogrady, points to the emergence of an exciting new wave of innovation.

Step-by-step trade solution

2012-03-14 10:59:51

Basically, the Sino-US trade imbalance is a reflection of the global economic imbalance. But that should not be taken to mean it is a simple issue.

Next wave of multinationals

2012-03-14 11:02:05

China is moving toward a historical turning point. For three decades, foreign investment has accumulated in the mainland, playing a vital role in rapid growth.

Better distribution of income

2012-03-13 08:19:54

China should work out a comprehensive income distribution reform package as soon as possible to promote sustainable, fairer and more balanced development of its economy and society.