Vice-Premier Li promises stable growth

2012-02-28 09:17:41

China will promote "innovation and opening-up" to maintain long-term, stable and fast economic growth, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday.

'Time to revamp of financial system'

2012-02-28 09:34:11

The World Bank on Monday urged China to revamp its financial system in a decisive, comprehensive and coordinated manner to counter risks facing the nation over the next 20 years.

Local govts 'need adequate funding'

2012-02-28 09:47:27

China must ensure that local governments have the fiscal capacity to meet their spending commitments, while it also must contain the growth of government expenditures.

Volatility to dominate economy

2012-02-28 08:08:19

But China on track for 'soft' landing, aided by falling inflation and monetary easing.

Rare earth exports 'to rise slightly'

2012-02-28 09:39:56

China is likely to export more rare earths this year as the demand for them increases amid a decrease in their price and as the country maintains the export quotas.

China's natural gas imports up 66.7% in Jan

2012-02-27 09:39:17

China's natural gas imports rose 66.7 percent year-on-year to hit 3.6 billion cubic meters in January, the country's top economic planner said.

The new software that's animating industries

2012-02-27 08:03:50

If you've seen the Oscar-winning movie Avatar, or visited the German pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai, the chances are that you may not have noticed the hero behind the scenes, Autodesk Inc, a provider of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

Protectionism and disputes 'will rise'

2012-02-27 08:03:50

Arnoud Willems, a partner at US law firm Sidley Austin LLP, is filled with excitement these days after successfully helping Chinese shoemakers win an anti-dumping case.

Policy stability seen for estate market

2012-02-27 09:40:39

China is not likely to loosen its rigorous real estate policies in the short term but may give the market a bigger role in setting prices in the long run, industry analysts said.

New strawberry varieties may be fruitful

2012-02-27 09:29:05

Like many European businessmen, Antonio Ruffo travels frequently between Europe and China. But what he brought to the Asian country was something different - strawberries.

Sony goes for smartphones

2012-02-27 08:04:48

Sony Corp, the Japanese consumer electronics giant, may possibly gain a bigger share in the Chinese smartphone market with its integrated services, industrial experts said.

Volvo waits to begin local operation

2012-02-27 08:05:26

Though it was sold to a Chinese automaker in 2010, Volvo Cars will have to form a 50-50 joint venture with new owner Geely to meet government requirements, according to a senior executive of the Swedish carmaker.