Luxury brands join the social

2011-07-04 10:17:32

The Zippo Manufacturing Co, maker of the iconic refillable lighters, is hosting a rock 'n' roll competition with Tencent, in which bands from Beijing and Shanghai will compete for votes cast online.

Diamonds make the cut for big and small firms

2011-07-04 10:07:55

Overseas diamond retailers are paying close attention to the booming diamond market in China.

Relocation reform to benefit homeowners

2011-07-04 10:28:54

The government can only ask Beijing residents, whose houses are designated to be demolished, to move out after paying them satisfactory compensation, according to a notice issued on Saturday by the Beijing municipal government.

Property market is strong: Portman

2011-07-04 10:16:09

China's exuberant property market will not collapse, because prices are supported by brisk economic growth. However, there could be a bubble in the hotel sector, according to a US property developer.

Residents keen to claim affordable housing

2011-07-04 09:51:21

More than 1,000 low-wage residents in Xi'an waited in line for four days and three nights, in order to register for low-income housing on Sunday morning.

Subway eyes further China expansion

2011-07-04 09:40:59

After overtaking McDonald's Corporation in the number of its outlets globally, US fast food giant Subway now aims to more than double the figure in China over the next five years.

Making a beeline for the suburbs

2011-07-04 09:12:01

Escalating city property prices have ignited a great race to the suburbs by the urban middle class, mostly young managers and professionals.

Cost of housing to fall but no 'hard landing' expected

2011-07-04 09:14:06

China housing prices will meet a downward inflection point in the third quarter of the year but the sector is not expected to suffer a "hard landing".

Global container freight volume to rise: CAS

2011-07-02 16:27:30

Global container freight volumes will increase this year, but in a slower growth rate compared with 2010, according to a report released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Policy discrepancies make China's macro control difficult

2011-07-02 13:56:47

The differentiated economic policies of the world's major economies have increased the difficulty for macro control in China and other developing countries, said Ma Delun, vice governor of China's central bank, on Friday.

Rail linking Europe to open up China's West

2011-07-02 13:55:36

A cargo train filled with laptops and LCD screens has left Chongqing, a mega-city in China's less-developed western regions, starting its 13-day trip to Duisburg, Germany, which marks the official launch of the new transcontinental rail freight route.

NAO reports progress in audits of high-ranking public officials

2011-07-02 11:17:38

A total of 151 provincial-level officials and ministers have been audited as of the end of 2010, the National Audit Office (NAO) said at a news conference on Friday.