China Seen Needing More Stimulus to Meet Growth Goal
China's premier Li Keqiang, coping with a 16.4 percent plunge in new property construction in the first half of this year, is trying to meet the growth target he announced in March without resorting to broad-based stimulus that may exacerbate debt risks.
NCPO backs China bank plan
Thailand is committed to participating in the Chinese-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a funding source for regional infrastructure megaprojects that would boost economic development.
China's terrifying debt ratiospoised to breeze past US levels
The China-US sorpasso is looming. I do not mean the much-exaggerated moment when China's GDP will overtake AmericaA s GDP--which may not happen in the lifetime of anybody reading this blog post--as China slows to more pedestrian growth rates The sorpasso may instead be the ominous moment when China's debt ratios overtake the arch-debtor itself.
Beijing threw its support behind Athens during a period when the country was going through particularly rough times.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Washington Post
First Mortgage Debt Since Crisis Shows Li Concern: China Credit
China will revive mortgage-backed debt sales this week after a six-year hiatus, as the government extends help to homebuyers in a flagging property market.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
China premier says economic growth of slightly lower than 7.5 percent acceptable
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said economic growth of slightly higher or lower than 7.5 percent this year would be acceptable as long as there was higher employment and wages, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Thursday.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Concrete reform helps growth: Chinese Premier
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called for concrete implementation of the cabinet's reform policies to support economic growth.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Global Economics Monthly: July 2014
Bottom Line: China looks on track to meet this year's growth target, but at the cost of delayed reform and growing imbalances.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Asian shares higher as earnings lift Wall Street
Investors are also looking ahead to major economic news with China due to report second quarter GDP on Wednesday.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Washington Post
China Targets 30% New Government Vehicles Use Alternative Energy
China is mandating that at least 30 percent of new government vehicles be powered by alternative energy by 2016 in the government's latest salvo to combat pollution and reduce energy dependence.
Ed Royce: Only Tough Sanctions Will Break Iran's Nuke Habit
The only way to stop Iran from giving Hamas the deadly missiles it is firing at Israel now and keeping the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear power are tougher sanctions, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R.- CA.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
China Voice: Chinese must make "U-turns" for greener lifestyle
The grand 2014 Eco Forum Global Annual Conference will close in Guiyang on Saturday, but many Chinese have barely taken their first step to pursue a greener lifestyle.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system
World Health Organisation director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun shared her dream at the end of her visit to China.
Paul Tan's Automotive News
China waives 10% sales tax on EVs to combat smog
Seen or experienced Beijing's infamous smog before? The locals may be used to the grey blanket, but it's a worrying matter nonetheless.
China's Xi to visit Greece on way to South America
Chinese President Xi Jinping will stop off in Greece on his way to South America next week, the government said on Friday, the second high-level visit to the southern European country in a month.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Marine Corps Times
U.S., China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations
A Marine two-star has been tapped to receive a third star and serve as the next top adviser to the... Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right talks to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, left, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at center watches during a meeting Thursday at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing.
Big News Network.com
Chancellor Merkel says US spying allegations serious
BEIJING, China - Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a visit to China Monday, described as a 'serious case' if allegations that a German worked as a double agent for United States intelligence were indeed true.
The Washington Post
China Scraps 10% Purchase Tax on Electric Cars to Fight Smog
China will waive a 10 percent purchase tax on electric cars as part of expanded measures to combat pollution and cut energy dependence.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Electric-car buyers exempt for tax
China will exempt electric-car buyers from purchase taxes as part of expanded State measures to boost sales of the vehicles, an executive meeting of the State Council said on Wednesday.
Hong Kong Bears Sell Priciest Stocks Since '02, Buy China
Some of the world's biggest stock investors are shifting their China bets to mainland companies from Hong Kong after the city's shares climbed to the most expensive levels in 12 years.