The mainland's fiscal revenue surged 34.4 per cent last month from a year ago, keeping Beijing with sufficient funds to manage a slowdown in economic growth in the face of an escalating European debt crisis and a possible double-dip US recession.Wednesday, 14 September, 2011, 12:00am
While electronic bulletin board postings expressed sympathy for the crash victims, speculated on the cause of the accident and criticised government departments, warning messages were also prevalent yesterday.29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
The mainland's capital investment in factories, property and public facilities in urban areas grew 24.3 per cent year on year in the first two months of the year, even as disastrous snowstorms disrupted general business.15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
US economic woes, yuan strength and further tightening steps to extend slowdown
Mainland industrial output in the first two months of this year grew at the slowest pace since December 2006 as the worst snowstorms in 50 years disrupted production in central, southern and eastern provinces.14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
The mainland's consumer price index rose 6.5 per cent year on year last month, statistics chiefs announced yesterday, making a rise in interest rates more likely and causing stock prices to dive.
The increase, bigger than expected and the highest in nearly 11 years, was fuelled by soaring food prices.12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
The sharp rise in food prices has left medium- and low-income families, like that of Beijing native Shen Yaoqiu, struggling to cover basic living costs as rises in income fail to keep pace.
Mr Shen, 65, lives in a 60-square-metre inner-city courtyard home with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson.14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Beauty industry professional Mei Lin , a 49-year-old native of Taiwan, has been commuting between his New York home and various mainland cities in the past year, since taking his friends' advice to get involved in the takeoff of the mainland's fashion sector. He talks about the excitement and disappointment in the burgeoning sector.3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
In a confession written from behind bars, a crooked Wuhan cadre has blamed Hong Kong's luxurious and enticing lifestyle for luring him from the straight and narrow.12 May 2007 - 12:00am
Mainland tourists are not content with package-tour arrangements under which they are compelled to shop without getting a feel for the essence of this consumer paradise.6 May 2007 - 12:00am
Mainland visitors lured by a cheap holiday are dragged around the stores but manage to resist a desperate guide's entreaties to open their wallets
The tour guide was not happy, and she showed it. 'You didn't support my work,' she said grimly. 'My boss has called to ask why the spending was so low. I could be fired.'6 May 2007 - 12:00am
Shirley Xu, assistant to the general manager of a joint venture company, did not think it was hard to be a law-abiding citizen - until she set out on a journey to file her tax returns.
A nationwide publicity campaign, launched in November, has repeatedly informed the public that those with a yearly income over 120,000 yuan should now file tax returns at local taxation bureaus.2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Many play a wait-and-see game over revised law
The first year of the mainland's new taxation system is expected to be a failure, with the overwhelming majority of high-income earners not lodging returns despite the deadline falling today.2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Thousands of dogs will be culled in a Chongqing district following the death of a resident from rabies last month.7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
In a time of great social change, the author's work remains grounded in tradition
The tide of pirated DVDs of overseas TV hits such as Friends and Sex and the City means few mainlanders have to go far in search of a 21st century view on relationships.22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Management consultant Li Su has sent a letter to the National People's Congress appealing for the 'original sins' of the mainland's business community to be absolved or, at most, subject to leniency.17 Feb 2007 - 12:00am