Rate of sales' rise in decline

2011-08-16 10:13:17

People's Bank of China's latest survey showed only 14.2 percent of urban citizens are willing to "consume more", the lowest percentage since 1999.

Hsu Fu Chi deal offers 23% return

2011-08-16 09:26:28

Nestle agreed to buy 60 percent of Hsu Fu Chi International Ltd, the Dongguan, Guangdong-based candy maker, for S$2.07 billion ($1.7 billion) in July.

Gas imports double in July as use surges

2011-08-16 09:36:47

China's natural gas imports more than doubled year-on-year to 2.7 billion cubic meters (cu m) in July, boosted by increasing demand for the fuel to cut emissions.

Questions remain over safety of bottled water

2011-08-16 09:24:57

The era of drinking water from the tap has been over for years. But there are no guarantees that the water you take from a dispenser is safe, either.

Local govt debt risk 'is under control'

2011-08-16 08:53:07

Local government debt is "controllable", the Ministry of Finance said on Monday, easing fears that bad loans could derail the world's second-largest economy.

Heading for a double-dip?

2011-08-15 13:20:41

This is not global financial crisis 2 but these substantial trend changes have increased the potential to develop a double-dip environment. 

Recycled walnut product still on sale

2011-08-15 13:55:19

A famous domestic brand of walnut kernels that was found to be made from returned products was still available in supermarkets in Shanghai as of Sunday. 

Video websites get in on the action

2011-08-15 13:17:18

Video websites in China have started to make their own content and cultivate their own stars.

Global firms eye Chinese art

2011-08-15 11:58:19

China Inc and foreign businesses with ties to China are increasingly investing valuable time and financial resources on contemporary Chinese art.

21 CRH trains to serve Beijing-Shanghai railway

2011-08-15 14:11:25

China has moved 21 high-speed CRH 380A (L) trains from other railway lines to ensure the operation of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway after 54 trains used on the route were recalled over safety concerns, a train manufacturer said Sunday.

Feeling the hard squeeze

2011-08-15 14:01:07

The sovereign debt crisis in the United States will affect exports from China.

China preparing to weather coming storm

2011-08-15 11:34:42

Who's afraid of the United States' credit downgrade and the worsening sovereign debt crisis in Europe? That's the question many Chinese opinion makers have been trying to answer.