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  1. Education failings that a test can't correct

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Jenny Wang graduated from university with a major in English literature and never thought her daughter, four, would be able to baffle her with a question about the language. But the unthinkable happened when, one sunny afternoon, the little girl showed of ...

  2. Beijing torn over inflation and growth

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan have reiterated Beijing's determination to check inflation - but many analysts say this is unlikey to mean more tightening ... macroeconomic policies' as the economic picture gets 'complicated' by uncertain factors. Wen and Zhou's comments are aimed at showing the battle against inflation is not over. ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Vice-premier in London for economic talks Vice-Premier Wang Qishan (left) begins a three-day visit to Britain. With Chancellor George Osborne, he will co-chair the Fourth China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue. Wang will be accompanied by more than 10 ministers, including central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan ...

  4. No changes to tight monetary policy

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Boao, Hainan Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said the government will continue to enforce a tight monetary policy for 'some time' as consumer inflation ... multiple tools to tackle the problem,' Zhou said in the southern province of Hainan, where he was attending the Boao Forum for Asia. The remark by the head of the People's Bank of China ...

  5. Archive seeks more movies, techno help

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou, Vivienne Chow

    ... The establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive a decade ago might have helped preserve and publicise some of the city's vast array of film heritage. But veteran film conservationists hope that more can be done to make such culture blossom - by legis ...

  6. Cathay bosses leave pay talks grounded

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou, Martin Wong

    ... Cathay Pacific bosses slammed the door shut on pay talks with flight attendants yesterday, raising the threat of industrial action over Lunar New Year. They stood firm on their 'final offer' of a 4.5 per cent pay rise as negotiations broke down ...

  7. PBOC chief says inflation will push up interest rates

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... against price rises. Zhou Xiaochuan's remarks came as economic data for February released yesterday showed that inflation exceeded expectations last month and looks set to climb further, ... for banks eight times since the beginning of last year. Zhou also said the central bank aimed to keep interest on bank deposits above the level of inflation in the medium to long term, but that real ...

  8. Beijing closer to taking yuan international

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ka-keung. The liberalisation follows a pilot scheme in July 2009 when Beijing allowed companies to settle trades in yuan. Zhou Xiaochuan (pictured), governor of the People's Bank of China, told ... topic,' Zhou said. 'After all, it creates a new and tremendous opportunity.' Currently, overseas investors convert foreign currencies into yuan for direct investment on the mainland, ...

  9. Inflation bites again as food and rent rises

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said fiscal tightening measures including rises in interest rates and banks' reserve ratios were the main tools the central bank would use ... must brace itself for two more rounds of interest rate rises by then. Speaking in Beijing yesterday during the annual session of the National People's Congress, Zhou said the consumer ...

  10. New securities anti-graft chief named

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of ending. Analysts said the top securities regulators were probably focused more on the upcoming reshuffle than the market sentiment. Shang became the chief of the CSRC in 2002, replacing Zhou Xiaochuan, who is now the central bank governor. Shang has been credited with efforts to overhaul the market. He has strongly advocated market liberalisation, and derivatives such as stock index ...




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