The Chinese government has pledged to intensify construction of water facilities, an urgent effort to enhance grain safety and fight drought and floods.
Catering to a craving for overseas property assets by mainland investors, at least two companies have applied to the Chinese authorities to sell REITs under the QDII scheme.
Tightened bank lending and falling prices are beginning to take their toll on property developers in some of the hottest markets around the country, from Beijing to Shanghai to Guangzhou.
Yihaodian.com, an online shopping website in China, won Wal-Mart Stores Inc's favor this summer and made the US retail giant a shareholder.
A new form of urban development is fast taking off across China.
China's inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in three years, highlighting the challenge for policy makers of sustaining growth while taming prices.
Beijing's efforts to strictly curb population growth have boosted the black market trade in hukou, permanent residency permits.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai sends a message that having a US company doing business in China, or encouraging exports to China, is good for the US economy.
The pace of China's import growth in June fell to its lowest level in 20 months as tightening monetary policies kicked in, resulting in the biggest monthly trade surplus this year.
China's trade surplus in the first half of this year fell 18.2 percent from a year ago to reach $44.93 billion.
China's efforts to cool down its overheated property market led to a 9-percent year-on-year decline in land sales for residential housing development in the first half of 2011.
China's industry regulator will not shut down online mapping services provided by Google Inc and Microsoft Corp, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping said on Friday.