An education policy enacted six years ago means that only half of junior high students in China can go on to get academic degrees in the country, and many parents don’t like those odds.
Two years since China passed education reforms to lower schoolwork burdens and reduce inequalities in education outcomes, the divide only appears to have grown wider and deeper.
China’s approval last month of genetically modified (GM) corn and soybeans is likely to lead to a quick and massive growth of a market for the crops in the coming years, analysts predict.
Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday cut the outlook for Chinese sovereign bonds from stable to negative, while keeping their rating unchanged at A1, with Beijing calling their concerns ‘unnecessary’.
China’s bamboo forests span far and wide, presenting a more sustainable raw material for products in lieu of high-emitting plastics, but several confounding factors stand in the way of universal adoption.
Premier Li Qiang presided over a meeting of the Central Financial Commission as director and laid out the immediate trajectory of the commission’s work.
As online scams and money laundering proliferate, China must develop its methods for cracking down on financial crimes or risk losing massive sums, a central bank official has advised.
Warrants issued for Kokang politician and his three adult children accused of targeting Chinese nationals.
The National Administration of Financial Regulation will have a department to oversee emerging industries.
China is a world leader in terms of shipbuilding capacity and trade volume, but it is seen to lag behind in terms of services surrounding the industry, including arbitration to resolve disputes.
Appealing to foreign investors has become very difficult for China, which has seen foreign direct investment fall this year amid de-risking efforts by multinationals and geopolitical wrangling.
H&M launched a design hub at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai this week amid efforts to improve the localisation of its products.
Though they look back fondly on the wild, rowdy early years of China’s retail investment, the country’s first-generation stock traders are leaving the market in droves with no one to replace them.
Potential import agreements could lead to a broader and more definitive relationship between China and Afghanistan, as the latter country struggles to pull itself out of a war- and disaster-induced economic slump.
Southeast Asian countries are looking to cash in on China’s growing love for durian, and new agreements with the Philippines and Malaysia could be a boon for the tropical fruit trade.
China’s small business owners have welcomed the rise of financial platforms more suited to their needs, but those platforms’ attendant risk has made them something of a liability for a risk-averse government. Will they be able to survive an inevitable round of intense regulatory scrutiny?
Subsidised rural homes for elderly Chinese residents, rather than traditional nursing homes, ‘could solve 80 to 90 per cent of the problems in rural elder care’, but the infirmed are still worrisome outliers.
A former mayor of Chongqing, still sought after for his economic expertise, has commented that Hong Kong can play a special role in the Greater Bay Area’s growth through its advanced producer services sector.
Prominent pro-market researcher Chi Fulin says China has fallen short of various targets, including capital account convertibility, set in 2013.
Economic cooperation between the neighbours continues to be ramped up as poor ties with Western countries and the war in Ukraine have restricted trade and stalled supply chains.
Although there remain sceptics over the technology’s application in farming, China has sanctioned the use of genetically modified strains of corn and soybeans – two major crops – for commercial agriculture.
At the high-profile Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the leaders of China and Russia put forward complementary blueprints for the future of infrastructure development in Eurasia.
Officials tasked with developing regions along the Yangtze River are told by President Xi Jinping to ‘take the long view, make long-term strategies, and safeguard long-lasting security’, while pursuing new growth from technological innovation.
New statistics from China’s health authority show the proportion of second, third children is still dropping, even with numerous measures in place to incentivise births.
Li Qiang’s inspection tour in China’s economic powerhouse features some of the strongest high-level calls for a digital transformation, with huge hardware and software upgrades in the works.
Airfares, flight numbers and income insecurity are preventing a full recovery, analyst says.
China’s central leadership appears to be sending a strong signal that it is prioritising economic growth, amid increasing concerns over Beijing’s emphasis on external and domestic security.
The president addresses some oft-mentioned gripes among the international community, acknowledging that China must do more to open up to the rest of the world.
As the world’s top producer of plastic waste, China is transforming its bamboo industry using advanced technology to create biodegradable products.
A sprawling illegal waste dump, festering for eight years despite repeated complaints from locals, has become a focal point in a government push to stop the misuse of agricultural land.