Friday, July 11, 2014
China's monthly trade surplus jumped 16.4 percent in June to US$31.6 billion, official data showed Thursday, as exports and imports both rose in the latest sign of recovering strength in the world's second-largest economy.
China, the world's second-largest economy after a decades-long boom, provided a total of 89.3 billion yuan (now US$14.4 billion) in foreign aid in the three years to 2012, it said Thursday.
Beijing has slammed an unofficial referendum on electoral reform to be held in the gambling mecca of Macau, local media said Thursday, after almost 800,000 turned out for a similar poll in Hong Kong.
Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.
China will exempt electric cars and other types of “new energy” vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Ministry of National Defense has flatly denied a Wednesday media report that Defense Minister Yen Ming's cellphone was tapped by China during his visit to Africa earlier this year.
Japan protested Wednesday to China over a newspaper's depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive.
Yao Ming is putting on the full-court press against wildlife trafficking.
Chinese inflation slowed to 2.3 percent in June from a four-month high of 2.5 percent in May, official data showed Wednesday, giving authorities further room to stimulate growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Beijing's claim to almost the whole of the South China Sea is “problematic” and the Asian giant's actions have raised tensions, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday on the eve of high-stakes talks.