Conoco to pay $158m for oil spill

2012-01-26 10:24:38

Conoco and the CNOOC will also pay 100 million yuan and 250 million yuan to restore the marine

Blast from the past for big day

2012-01-26 07:56:22

Dressed in ancient official robes and wearing chaplets, the groom and bride exchanged jade pendants as symbols of their marriage instead of rings in a silk-curtained lounge.

Starring in your own romantic drama

2012-01-26 07:56:22

BEIJING - Guo Xi never thought she would be a movie star but she felt like one after hearing a big round of applause from the 140 guests at the beginning of her wedding ceremony.

Posting a profit

2012-01-26 07:56:00

Surrounded by her female colleagues, a woman in her 20s takes out the brand-name nail polish and rouge from a parcel posted in London.

Something to declare

2012-01-26 07:56:00

All goods bought and sent from foreign countries should pay import duties when they arrive on China's shores.

Online business matters

2012-01-26 07:56:00

A woman surnamed Ling, usually begins her day at noon. But on weekends, she wakes at about 9 am, has a quick breakfast and then prepares for her busiest day of the week.

China sees 2nd month of net forex sales in Dec

2012-01-21 22:47:46

Chinese banks sold more foreign currency than they bought from clients in December.

January flash PMI indicates slowdown

2012-01-21 07:50:18

The preliminary HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index was 48.8 in January, a third consecutive reading below 50, indicating a slowdown.

Income gap of residents narrows

2012-01-21 09:33:25

Data from China's National Bureau of Statistics showed the income gap between the country's urban and rural residents narrowed further in 2011.

CIC buys 8.7% stake in Thames Water

2012-01-21 09:28:38

China Investment Corporation has acquired a minority stake in Thames Water, a utility group in UK.

Luxury looks to cash in on Dragon

2012-01-21 07:50:18

The Dragon became a main design element in Western luxury brands at the start of 2012. 

Fiscal income hit a record in 2011

2012-01-21 07:50:18

Exports say rapid growth of revenue may allow leeway for tax reductions.