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China to grow 7% in second half of year: PBOC chief

SHANGHAI • China’s central bank governor said the economy could grow 7 per cent in the second half of this year, accelerating from the first six months and defying widespread expectations for a slowdown. Go to Source Author: Straitstimes.com News Date: 17th October 2017, 06:02

Navigating the new Silk Road

Businesses seeking to make inroads into China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will need to leverage partners with the right networks and expertise in the region. Go to Source Author: Straitstimes.com News Date: 16th October 2017, 06:01

China’s trade volume up 16.6% in Jan-Sept

China’s foreign trade volume rose 16.6 percent to 20.29 trillion yuan ($3.08 trillion) in the first three quarters of this year, official data showed Friday. Go to Source Author: chinadaily.com.cn Date: 13th October 2017, 12:29

IMF raises China 2017 growth forecast due to its progress in economic reform

Maurice Obstfeld, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), attends a press briefing at the IMF headquarters in Washington D.C, The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s move to raise its forecast for China’s economic growth to 6.8 percent reflects the country’s recent progress in trimming financial risks and deepening economic reform, US experts have said.Impressive […]

New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year

New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year Children run after getting new textbooks at Xuyi Shiyan Primary School in Xuyi County, east China’s Jiangsu province — As millions of Chinese students entered new primary and middle schools on the first day of the academic year on Friday, they received newly-edited books and […]

China aims to expand human resources industry

China will foster growth of the human resources industry in the next few years to better serve the country’s economic development, according to a government plan.By the end of 2020, China expects revenue of the human resource industry to reach 2 trillion yuan (about $303.7 billion), according to an action plan released by the Ministry […]

HK regulator probing sloppy work by 15 IPO sponsors

Hong Kong’s securities regulator is probing “substandard work” by 15 firms in their roles as sponsors for initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Asian financial hub, a senior official said yesterday. Go to Source Author: Straitstimes.com News Date: 12th October 2017, 09:03

Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems

It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation.

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