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  1. News - China

    China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas

    Posted May 17th 2013, 10:36am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s television regulator has ordered a crack down on dramas about the country’s battles with Japan during and before World War II and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines Ties have been shadowed for years by what Beijing says has been Tokyo’s refusal to admit to wartime atrocities ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The dazzling comeback of China's sent-down youth of yesterday

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by NORA SAUSMIKAT

    ... Nora Sausmikat Nora Sausmikat says with the ascent of a new Chinese leadership comprising many who were 'sent down' during the Cultural Revolution, there's a feeling ... the sixth-class level when the schools were closed. Yet the experiences of this generation differ greatly, given the vast numbers involved: an estimated 17 million educated youths were sent down, while ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Austerity measures for China's officials drag down growth, says NDRC

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:04pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to austerity measures would drag down overall consumption figures, even though ordinary consumption is growing at a normal rate. In December, incoming President Xi Jinping called for austerity among ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Mainland China banks stay put on mortgage rates and down payment requirement

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI, Kwong Man-ki

    ... Jane Cai and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing Requirement on down payment also remains unchanged after new property measures Mainland lenders stay put on mortgage rates Mainland banks have yet to raise mortgage rates after a new round of property curbs was announced at the end of last month. In a bid to crack down on speculation that has helped fuel a strong rally in prices since ...

  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Giordano sales pushed down by weak China demand

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... opportunities in third and fourth-tier cities on the mainland. Over the past 18 months, the consumption growth on the mainland has slowed down. I think the situation has stabilised over the recent half-year "Over the past 18 months, the consumption growth on the mainland has slowed down," Lau said. "I think the situation has stabilised over the recent half-year." ...

  6. News - China

    China tones down the celebrations

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 02:46pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... for such a long time.” Xi recently called for people to be more frugal and oppose waste following a “Clear the Plate” campaign by netizens calling on restaurants to cut down food waste. His words sparked ... writing “cut down waste” slogans on balloons. The Beijing city government together with catering associations announced that the restaurant industry should reduce food waste. Ten companies ...

  7. News - China - CHINA

    China clamps down on Tibetan burning protests

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 05:52pm

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Authorities adopt tough measures against self-immolations through arrests and seizure of satellite dishes Mainland authorities are responding to an intensified wave of Tibetan self-immolation protests against Chinese rule by clamping down even harder – criminalising the suicides, arresting protesters’ friends and even confiscating thousands ...

  8. Mainland racing still far from an appealing wager

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the first World Cup at Meydan racecourse in Dubai. At that time, the project involved Meydan Corporation of Dubai, TAK Design Consultants (Malaysia) who had a major hand in Meydan racecourse, Zhouji ... operation would have all the inside runs it needed. That was 1999. Beijing did get up and running. Racing on a weekly basis, on a lovely racecourse with proper facilities and imported managers ...


    Beijing threatens to clamp down on anti-Japan protests

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Ada Lee Authorities back away from tacit approval after Diaoyu demonstrations turn to violence Beijing threatens protest crackdown Beijing has threatened to clamp down on anti-Japanese rallies after protests triggered by Tokyo's purchase of the disputed Diaoyu Islands turned ugly over the weekend. Police in some mainland cities have banned protests ...

  10. Business - China Business - SHARES

    Baosteel's sell down could signal start of rethink by state-owned enterprises

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... the news yesterday, saying the move was a "market operation", without commenting further. "Most steel mills lost money in August. It's reasonable to sell down some non-core ...




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