General Motors Co (GM), the biggest overseas automaker in China, said it intends to exercise an option to buy back a 1 percent stake in its main car venture in the country to make it an equally held unit with its partner.
The Chinese government has set a target of achieving more than 50 million third-generation (3G) mobile users by the end of 2011 for its homegrown telecommunication standard, but analysts predict the technology may not be the biggest winner in the 3G era.
Shanghai Jahwa United Co Ltd on Wednesday rebuffed media reports that it could be acquired by the French luxury brand LVMH Group, reiterating the line that the State-owned cosmetics manufacturers will keep its domestic tag in its planned share sale.
China said on Tuesday that it hopes for a "major breakthrough" in gas talks with Russia ahead of a visit next week by President Hu Jintao, who has made securing energy for the world's second-biggest economy a diplomatic priority.
China's automobile market continued to slow down with further negative month-on-month passenger vehicle sales growth in May, sparking concern that it may have difficulty reaching its previous sales target of 20 million vehicles this year.