Wen puts respect in driving seat

2011-06-27 11:21:32

With a car launch and a visit to William Shakespeare's house, Premier Wen Jiabao began his UK visit on Sunday in Birmingham and made mutual respect a cornerstone for relations between the two countries.

Companies seek post-quake opportunities in Japan

2011-06-27 11:14:24

The effect of Japan's earthquake in March has been largely diminishing with staff returning to normal work and suspended projects being revived, said major Chinese software outsourcing companies.

China backing nations' battle against debt crisis

2011-06-27 11:03:01

After announcing the purchase of Hungarian bonds at the start of his visit to Europe, Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday further assured nations in Central and Eastern Europe about Beijing's commitment to support their efforts to beat the debt crisis.

The business where inflation counts

2011-06-27 10:23:32

Using her talent in design and fashion, Hu Xinying opened a balloon-decoration store, the first of its kind in the capital, in 2009, creating stunning balloon designs for weddings, birthday parties or other romantic occasions.

Organic food a growing biz for the health-aware

2011-06-27 10:51:23

The Chinese consumers are now believed to consume more than twice as much organic food as health-conscious Japan. The Chinese government statistics show the market is worth about 10 billion yuan ($1.55 billion), having quadrupled over the past five years.

Group buyers vie for biggest market share

2011-06-27 10:15:28

While Groupon Inc, the biggest online coupon company, is busying heading for the stock market, Chinese clones, too, are busy chasing cash.

Experts: Yuan will float freely in 3 years

2011-06-27 10:31:51

China's timing for realizing the yuan's full convertibility into other currencies is already mature enough to facilitate yuan's internationalization, and the country will be able to liberalize currency exchange rates in three years, a leading economist said on Sunday.

Micro-blogging? You would have to be nuts not to do it!

2011-06-27 09:42:34

When Liu Shuwei wrote a post on her micro blog to help a remote village sell walnuts and raise money to build a road before they're harvested in October, she didn't expect all the produce to be snapped up within one month.

Cashing in on micro-blog craze

2011-06-27 09:30:52

The development of the Internet over the past 20 years has not only changed the way most people live their lives, but has also provided a plethora of new platforms for business. The advertising industry's adoption of the micro blog, or Weibo, as a promotional tool is a pertinent example.

China's June CPI to be higher than May

2011-06-27 09:37:51

China's CPI will be higher in June compared to May, but it will fall significantly in the fourth quarter of the year.

China rolls out subsidy plan for the needy

2011-06-25 16:41:39

More than half of all Chinese provincial-level regions have established a mechanism to offer subsidies to the needy as high inflation pushes up their daily living costs.

Expert proposes tax law amendments

2011-06-25 11:44:33

China's individual income tax system should be amended to reduce tax burdens for the country's middle-income earners, a senior expert said.