Spring exodus shows need for hukou reform

2012-01-12 08:06:28

The sufferings migrant workers endure to get a train ticket during the Spring Festival period was brought into the media spotlight earlier this month.

Who pays for wage rises?

2012-01-11 14:31:07

The Shenzhen city government will raise its minimum monthly wage 13.6 percent in February, from 1,320 yuan ($210) to 1,500 yuan, despite warnings from manufacturers that it will put even more pressure on exporters already reeling from a sharp decline in orders from the United States and Europe.

Time for debt restructuring

2012-01-11 14:27:12

The longer the financial stresses resulting from the European crisis persist the greater the chance some EU banks will fail.

Cracking the code for 'Created in China'

2012-01-10 11:19:14

The long-simmering debate in China about film ratings has come to the boil again with the release of Zhang Yimou's graphically violent Flowers of War. I think the time is ripe to think about an advisory code with Chinese characteristics for entertainment programs and games, not only for films but also for TV and the Internet as well.

Caution is the name of the game

2012-01-07 07:54:26

China's luxury goods market may be booming, but global brands should still exercise prudence in trying to grab a share of the market

The milk of a dairy firm's unkindness

2012-01-07 07:54:26

Play soccer and drink milk for a healthy and strong body. This may be true in many other countries, but not entirely so in China after what has happened over the past few years.

Serving the nation's future

2012-01-06 09:21:45

China should review and alter its policies for attracting foreign direct investment to tap the potential of service sector.

Integrating rural urbanites

2012-01-06 09:21:45

As the population has migrated from rural to urban areas for work, there have been calls for these farmer-workers to be put on an equal footing with urban residents

Support for Myanmar

2012-01-06 09:21:45

As a friendly neighbor of Myanmar, China attaches great importance to the healthy progress of bilateral relations, and pays close attention to developments in Myanmar.

China, Japan bond over trade

2012-01-06 09:21:45

Chinese and Japanese leaders reached an agreement to strengthen financial cooperation, creating an impact on East Asia and the world beyond.

Toward a more secure energy sector

2012-01-06 09:21:45

The year 2011 was a year of tremendous ups and downs in the energy sector. The accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, the economic crises in Europe and the United States, the "Arab Spring" and the resulting volatility of oil prices kept policymakers busy throughout 2011.

Learning from experience

2012-01-04 07:37:33

China's economy is entering a period of slower growth and the government should heed the lessons of other countries.