China to upgrade transport infrastructures in Tibet

China has vowed to further promote the development of transport infrastructures in Tibet to make travels on “the roof of the world” much easier. The Ministry of Transport (MOT) said in a guideline that China aims to expand highways in the autonomous region to 110,000 kilometers by 2020. China plans to complete a primary network […]

China’s H1 industrial profits up 11.4 pct

Chinese industrial businesses saw their profits rise by 11.4 percent year on year in the first half of this year, official data showed on Sunday. Total profits of industrial companies with annual business revenue of more than 20 million yuan (3.2 million U.S. dollars) reached 2.86 trillion yuan, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said […]

Int’l commodity fair opens in Xinjiang’s Kashgar

The 10th Kashgar Central and South Asia Commodity Fair kicked off Sunday in Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road town in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As the largest trade event in south Xinjiang, the three-day fair has attracted 1,600 businessmen and delegates of trade and commerce associations, including 446 from six foreign countries, including […]

Foreign investment to Shanghai up 10.9 percent in H1

Shanghai received 9.2 billion U.S. dollars of foreign investment in the first half of 2014, up 10.9 percent from a year earlier, the Shanghai municipal government said Thursday. About half of new foreign-invested projects went to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Twelve multinational corporations (MNCs), including Volvo, Zegna and Danone, have set up their regional […]

China to shut down 1700 small collieries

China’s work safety watchdog on Thursday vowed to close over 1,700 accident-prone small coal mines in a bid to enhance safety and reduce casualties. Yang Dongliang, head of the State Administration of Work Safety, said collieries with an annual capacity under 90,000 tonnes will be shut down in 50 coal-rich counties in 12 provincial-level regions. […]

China’s VAT reform eases taxes by 267.9 bln yuan

China’s value-added tax (VAT) reform has so far resulted in a tax reduction of 267.9 billion yuan (43.56 billion U.S. dollars) for businesses, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) said Thursday. China’s VAT reform, which was implemented as part of China’s structural tax cuts, has included replacing turnover tax with a VAT in the transportation […]

China considers traditional Chinese medicine legislation

China’s cabinet, the State Council, issued a draft on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) legislation for public review on Thursday. China will establish a comprehensive TCM medical service system covering both urban and rural areas, the draft said. Local governments above the county level should set up TCM departments in public hospitals and promote TCM service […]

China Telecom gains Xbox One exclusivity

China Telecom will be the exclusive carrier of Microsoft Corp’s video game console Xbox One, the first of its kind to launch in the Chinese mainland this autumn, the Chinese operator announced on Thursday. The console will be sold in China Telecom’s sales outlets from September, the state-owned telecom firm announced at a press conference. […]

British volume of retail sales increases in June

Britain’s retail sales volume in June increased by 3.6 percent compared with June 2013 and by 0.1 percent compared with May 2014, said Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday. In June 2014, all retail sectors recorded sales volume increase year-on-year. The last time this was seen was in March 2012, said ONS. In the […]

China to contribute to new global trade system

China to contribute to new global trade system

China will join in and contribute to the construction of a new global trade system, said Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Tuesday. Li also called on the United States to be more open and to create more favorable conditions for the two countries’ deeper cooperation, while meeting a delegation of U.S. business leaders and […]

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