Cary Huang | South China Morning Post
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Cary Huang

New transparency rules for charities

New regulations on the management of the nation's charitable foundations were issued yesterday in an effort to enhance transparency and oversight in a sector whose credibility has suffered considerably following a recent series of scandals involving embezzled funds.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Rising prices eat into incomes

Urban residents saw growth in their incomes and consumption slow abruptly in the first quarter.

Rising prices also eroded much of their gains and a slowing economy and bearish stock market curtailed spending.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Rates rise looms on rebound in industrial output

Growth may push economy's brake

The mainland's industrial output rebounded last month, growing 18.1 per cent year on year and strengthening the case for further macroeconomic tightening measures amid speculation that another interest rate increase is imminent.

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Industrial output strong in April

The mainland's industrial output continued to grow rapidly last month, propelled by a boom in exports and capital spending and adding pressure on the government to act to cool the economy.

Industrial value-added output rose 17.4 per cent year on year last month, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement posted on its website yesterday.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Economic growth in rural areas still slower than urban regions

The mainland's rural areas still lag far behind urban areas in economic growth and face intense inflationary pressure despite government efforts, including earmarking in recent years huge funds to help farmers, according to the latest National Statistics Bureau data.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Land policy to limit size of public squares

The size of public squares in mainland cities will be limited as the central government moves to further tighten land supply controls this year.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Urban areas see slower growth in fixed investment

Growth in fixed-asset investment (FAI) in mainland cities and towns dropped sharply last month, down by more than six percentage points compared with June, according to an official from the National Bureau of Statistics.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

New steps to rein in capital spending

Beijing is launching a nationwide campaign to halt investment projects that fail to meet its industrial policy goals as it steps up its battle to control fixed-asset investment growth.

In a circular to regional governments and central agencies, the State Council said it needed to act decisively and introduce effective measures to control growth in capital spending.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Sharp rise in profits for industrial sector

Mainland industrial companies' profits rose in the first five months of the year, as earnings from the energy, raw materials and infrastructure sectors soared on strong demand.

Profits rose 25.5 per cent year on year, a website for the National Bureau of Statistics announced yesterday.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Clamps fail to cool property market

May figures show continuing growth in prices in most leading mainland cities

The rate of property price growth accelerated in leading mainland cities last month despite an intensified crackdown on the red-hot market, according to data released yesterday.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Growth in producer prices accelerates to 2.4pc

Growth of China's producer prices picked up last month from the two-year low recorded for April, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics yesterday.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Shift to consumption failing to catch on

Capital spending continues to drive growth, with fixed-asset investment up 26pc

Fixed-asset investment grew 26.6 per cent on the mainland in January and February, suggesting that robust growth continues to be driven by capital spending, defying Beijing's policy shift towards a consumption-driven economy.

17 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Economy to be third largest in world by 2010, says think-tank

The mainland's economy will become the world's third largest by 2010 even though its growth will slow down slightly in the next five years, according to a central government think-tank.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Harmony hinges on the rule of law

But blueprint fails to address growing discontent, says analyst

The Communist Party's pledges to create a 'harmonious society' and achieve sustainable growth have been greeted with caution by analysts in Beijing.

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Housing prices keep climbing

Housing prices in 70 mainland cities rose by an average of 6.3 per cent year on year last month, figures released yesterday showed.

But the August figure was just 0.7 per cent higher than that for July, according to the statistics from the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Bureau of Statistics.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am