Industry of China

China rides slow train to reform as private investors shun railway

A high-speed train pulls into the station in Shenyang, Liaoning province.Photo: Reuters

The central government is working to reform the nation's rail industry and encourage more private investment in the sector, but analysts warn it's going to be a long and arduous task.

Sunday, 12 August, 2012, 10:07pm

Billions needed to keep market fresh

Billions of dollars will have to be invested if the mainland is to bring its cold and chilled logistics facilities up to international standards and cut food wastage, experts say.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

European firms may take their business elsewhere

Rising labour costs, fiercer market competition and deteriorating regulatory barriers have prompted almost a quarter of European Union companies in China to consider shifting investments to other countries.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese goods give us a bad name

There have been a number of product safety scandals in China. In a recent case, dodgy companies sold medicine capsules made with industrial gelatine, which contains far more chromium than the edible gelatine they should have used. Exposure to chromium can cause serious organ damage.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

ODI curb will improve China deals

The central government's plan to slow the growth of overseas investment will lead to more successful and quality investments, said speakers at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong's 2012 China Conference yesterday.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

ZTE posts weak 150.9m yuan profit

ZTE, the world's fifth-biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment, appears to show no signs of improved profitability after posting a weak net profit in the first quarter.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pipe maker sees steady profit flow

China Liansu Group Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed leading manufacturer of plastic pipes and pipe fittings on the mainland, saw revenue rise steadily last year as it announced annual results for the year ended December 31.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Slower growth is good for China

It says something about investors' faith in China as the global economic saviour that world markets are in retreat after Beijing cut the country's growth target to an eight-year low. That was not what they wanted to hear amid debt woes in Europe and mixed signals of recovery in the US, which surely have prompted China to lower expectations of its export-led economy.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

US companies plan to boost China investment

American companies in southern China are operating profitably and plan an aggregate 20 per cent increase in investments over the next three years to expand their operations in the region despite a sluggish world economy, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in South China.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Venturing capitalists

'Business is good in Dubai,' says Fei Zhen Xu, in the back of her Porsche Cayenne, as it roars through the streets of the emirate, weaving around the bases of skyscrapers.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Foreign backers no longer wanted for car plants

Beijing has put a brake on the rapid expansion of car manufacturing, discouraging foreign investment in assembly lines in the face of possible overcapacity.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the top economic planning agency, said the policy was aimed at ensuring healthy development of the car sector.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A helping hand to dial up success

China's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was expected to herald phenomenal growth in its telecommunications industry, as planned-economy principles gave way to market-oriented practices.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Recognition for innovation and drive

ZHOU HAIJIANG Consumer Products

Hongdou Group has become a multinational and one of the top 500 Chinese enterprises.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ten years on and still waiting for China's coming collapse

In the past decade, hundreds, possibly thousands, of books have been published in English about China's economy. Most have sunk with barely a ripple. One that did make waves, however, was The Coming Collapse of China by Gordon Chang, published in 2001.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Energy company seeks 6b yuan from share sale

Huadian Fuxin Energy, the clean energy unit of state-owned China Huadian Group, plans to raise 6 billion yuan (HK$7.32 billion) through a Hong Kong stock market listing to develop new projects, buy wind power equipment, retire debt and boost working capital.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am