As mainland growth limped across the line at the end of 2012, the jury was out on what lay in store for the world's second-biggest economy in the year ahead. Beijing correspondent Jane Cai quizzed...
Hitachi announced a 70 billion yen (US$838 million) India investment plan as it tries to triple sales dwarfed by its business in China.
Forecasts on prospects for the mainland economy are becoming more optimistic on the eve of a top-level meeting.
Port Everglades, on the US east coast, is considering plans to appoint a trade representative in the Pearl River Delta to boost cargo volumes between the region and southern Florida.
The mainland housing market will pick up next year, and that will drive the overall economy, said Stephen Green, head of greater China research at Standard Chartered Bank.
The new central leadership yesterday hinted that economic stability and continuity would be its priority, dashing hopes for a big-bang stimulus for the time being.
While the West is pulling out of Afghanistan, China is scouting out the strife-torn country's natural resources, estimated to be worth trillions of US dollars.
As more economists join the bull camp in predicting a continued economic recovery on the mainland, a few are seeing amber lights flashing ahead.
To buy or not to buy? This is a question home-buyers often ask themselves - particularly so on the mainland, where abrupt policy changes make timing crucial for investment success.
West China Cement is banking on greater spending on infrastructure to lift demand for cement, once the Communist Party's 18th national congress wraps up next month.