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  1. EU officials angry as festival cancelled over 'Olympic security'

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... because of conflicting schedules rather than security concerns. He said: 'There are no political factors involved.' However, a spokesman for the European Commission said the initial ... be they cultural, sport or trade conventions- would not be banned during the Olympics in Beijing, in principle. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and nine commissioners are scheduled ...

  2. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... in Shanghai, the local branch of the powerful Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party, the mainland's top internal anti-graft agency, has issued an order to all ...

  3. European Union to seek action on rising trade, currency imbalances

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing The European Union will demand that Beijing take steps to address its swelling trade surplus and allow faster appreciation of the yuan at a summit later this month, ... with the EU has received less attention than the surplus with the United States, partly because the EU remains a bigger exporter to the mainland and partly because European politicians have typically ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disputes in the area should be solved through bilateral channels. China European Council President in Beijing European Council president Herman van Rompuy will meet the media in Beijing today. Van Rompuy's visit is meant to reassure China on its buying of distressed European debt, amid trade disputes. The European Commission in Brussels has slapped Europe's first anti-subsidy duty ...

  5. European firms turn heat up on Beijing

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Country urged to meet free-trade obligations European companies yesterday accused the mainland of avoiding its free-trade obligations and failing to create a fair environment for foreign investors in a bid to intensify pressure on Beijing ahead of next week's European Union-China summit. Many European companies are sceptical about the government's ...

  6. Beijing warned of EU's trade frustration

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'I have found there is an increasing number of procedural dead ends and dialogue that never... leads anywhere.' The trip by Mr Mandelson and European Commission President Jose Manuel ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent in Singapore Anger is rising in Europe, says envoy The European Union's top trade official yesterday warned of rising 'anger ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is known not just as a place where people come from but where people also go to'. European Commission issues 2012-13 forecast for bloc The European Commission publishes its spring 2012-13 economic forecast for all 27 countries in the European Union, plus the EU and euro-zone aggregates. In its interim forecast in February, the commission said the unexpected stalling of recovery late ...

  8. Beijing steadfast in push to lead anti-piracy efforts off Somalia

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Beijing is pushing ahead with its request to take a lead role in co-ordinating anti-piracy efforts off Somalia, formally presenting a proposal this week during a meeting of international naval task forces in Bahrain. The PLA Navy is seeking co-chairmanship of the monthly sessions, which see European Union, Nato and US-led flotillas map out patrol strategies to protect ...

  9. Beijing rejects AIG's move to turn branch into subsidiary

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... such a move would violate the country's entry commitments to the World Trade Organisation. 'The [China Insurance Regulatory Commission] won't approve the application because ... 'Many European and US insurance companies are complaining about AIA's special treatment. The CIRC obviously does not want to be blamed by giving AIA more privileges,' Mr Chan said. ...

  10. News - China

    Beijing promises to solve its taxi problem with fare increase

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... "After one to two years, we want to create a balance between supply and demand in the taxi service," the Beijing Transport Commission said in on its website  on Tuesday. The city ... Observer reported earlier this month. Only half of the 200,000 licences issues are actually used. In future, taxi drivers will be the sole beneficiaries of fare hikes, the commission promised, ...




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