Boost to partnership

2011-12-26 17:07:08

Given what was signed and agreed upon yesterday alone, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's two-day visit to China has been at once substantive and efficient.

Exciting times for 'return on society'

2011-12-26 17:00:24

For small organizations in China that work for charity and social development, "profit" often seems to be a dirty word.

Outflow domestic, not foreign

2011-12-26 16:57:10

The recent decline of the yuan's exchange rate against the US dollar, together with the negative growth of China's funds outstanding for foreign exchange, has sparked market concerns over the "retreat" of international capital from the country.

Houses full of hope

2011-12-26 13:57:50

Housing for lower-income families has and should become an important driver of China's stable economic growth in the years ahead, because of weakening exports and the sloppy recovery of the global economy.

Weak markets pose fund investment risk

2011-12-26 13:55:48

China's weak and immature equities market could pose serious difficulties for investment of the country's pension funds, but allowing the funds to enter the capital market could help improve short-term market liquidity, analysts said.

Unenlightening statistics

2011-12-23 08:35:43

The National Bureau of Statistics' latest effort to gauge China's progress to build a well-off society will meet little enthusiasm from either the public or policymakers.

An excuse for protectionism

2011-12-23 08:35:43

Some members have sought to use WTO provisions to provide unfair advantage to their uncompetitive industries

For a prosperous Mekong

2011-12-22 08:40:20

The new 10-year strategic framework for economic cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion is a new chapter in development for the areas.

Change to urban identity

2011-12-21 08:06:44

For the first time in history, there will be more urban dwellers than rural residents in China, according to the 2012 Blue Book on China's Society released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Reconnecting with others

2011-12-21 08:06:44

If one looks at the trade patterns of the global economy's two biggest players, two facts leap out.

Green costs of driving

2011-12-21 08:06:44

The smog shrouding Chinese cities this winter seems of little concern to drivers, who continue clogging the roads and spewing out fumes as they idle in traffic jams.

Safety-first approach to aid

2011-12-20 08:10:52

Stabilizing the euro important for international monetary system, but BRICS want guarantees on any investment