Business / Industry Watch

95% self-sufficiency urged for grains

[2013-12-26 08:15]

China is making unprecedented efforts to ensure grain security to feed the population of 1.3 billion, reports Zhong Nan

City seeks to cut costs for private care

[2013-12-25 01:54]

Beijing is seeking to further reduce the costs for privately run nursing homes and is striving to double the number of nursing institutions by 2020.

Expansion in oil use set to slow

[2013-12-20 09:40]

Although oil demand will continue to increase, it will become the fuel with the slowest consumption growth due to structural changes in the energy sector.

New vehicle Nov sales in Beijing up 2.6%

[2013-12-18 17:10]

Beijing's new vehicle sales in November 2013 increased 2.57 percent on a yearly basis to 51,800 units, according to the data released by Beijing Asian Games Village Automobile Exchange recently.

Shanghai Nov vehicle registration drops 11.71%

[2013-12-18 17:38]

Shanghai vehicle registration in November dropped 11.71 percent year-on-year to 28,514, according to data released by Shanghai Information Center recently.

China passes annual targets for affordable housing

[2013-12-16 16:45]

China started construction on 6.66 million affordable housing units and completed building 5.44 million in the first 11 months.

Slowdown seen in petroleum use

[2013-12-13 00:22]

The average annual rise in China's petroleum use will drop to 2.5 percent during the years 2013 to 2020 as the government tries to slow down growth.

China's car export falls 7.35%

[2013-12-12 18:01]

China's passenger car exports 548,600, which has decreased 9.63 percent, and commercial car exports 345,100, which has decreased 3.5 percent.

China's gasoline vehicle sales up 19% in Oct

[2013-12-11 11:24]

China's gasoline-powered vehicle sales in October rose 19.26 percent on a yearly basis to 1,584,114 units, according to CBU-Autostats.

Diesel-powered vehicles sales down 3.8% in Oct

[2013-12-11 11:05]

China's diesel-powered vehicle sales in October dropped 3.8 percent on a yearly basis to 185,036 units, according to CBU-Autostats.

China passenger car sales up 14.9% in Nov

[2013-12-10 14:46]

According to the China Passenger Car Association,sales of sedans, sport-utility vehicles and multi-purpose vehicles rose 14.9 percent from a year ago to 1.63 million units in November.

China's logistics sector growth slows

[2013-12-05 11:11]

China's logistics sector showed slower growth in November compared with the previous month, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said.

China's industrial profit up 15.1% in Oct

[2013-11-28 10:28]

Major Chinese industrial businesses saw their profits rise 15.1 percent year on year in October, slowing from 18.4 percent in September.

NBS signs data agreement with hi-tech firms

[2013-11-20 16:46]

The National Bureau of Statistics teamed up with 11 high-tech firms to use big data technology in the collecting, processing and analyzing of statistics.

Policy shift gives birth to investor optimism

[2013-11-20 09:48]

With China's loosening up of one-child policy, many industries serving mothers and newborns are eyeing potential business opportunities.

Southern Grid's overseas growth is electric

[2013-11-19 07:49]

As China's GDP growth is slowing, the expansion of economies in Southeast Asia is accelerating - creating demand for more electricity.

11.11: Winning formula for a global phenomenon

[2013-11-13 07:18]

E-tailers enjoy a spending spree of billions of yuan on the festival they created, reports He Wei from Shanghai

Traditional retail battles websites

[2013-11-12 01:40]

Traditional retailers no longer are content to sit and watch potential customers getting lured away by online rivals.

China to be world's largest e-commerce country

[2013-11-12 13:25]

China is likely to soon surpass the US to become the world's largest online shopping country.

China's locally produced SUV sales up 70.7%

[2013-11-07 17:05]

China's locally produced SUV sales in September increased 70.7 percent on a yearly basis to 263,961 units, according to CBU-Autostats.