Latest News and Information from China

  • Asia and Pacific Register Solid Tourism Growth

    28 January 2015

    The World Tourism Organisation says the Asia-Pacific region was the second highest growth region in the world in 2014. Behind the Americas, which had 7 per cent growth, the Asia-Pacific region registered 5 per cent growth overall, with Oceania registering 6 percent growth. The Secretary-General of... Read more ›

  • World Bank trims East Asia growth outlook, urges investment, export reforms

    07 October 2014

    BANGKOK — The World Bank trimmed this year's growth forecast for developing East Asian economies on Monday and urged governments to improve conditions for investment and exports. Economies in the region that includes China and Southeast Asia should grow by 6.9 percent, the Washington-based bank... Read more ›

  • 9-yr-old girl takes lead for Chinese 7-province journey

    18 September 2014

    Liu Zimo, a 9-year-old girl from Handan, central China's Hebei province, experienced a special tour in her summer holiday. Walking on foot or hitch-hiking, she and her father toured 7 provinces and cities including Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Chongqing and Shanxi. The girl independent... Read more ›

  • Almost Half of Wealthy Chinese Want to Leave, Study Shows

    15 September 2014

    Nearly half of wealthy Chinese are planning to move to another country within the next five years, according to a new Barclays survey. The survey, which questioned more than 2,000 high net-worth individuals with more than $1.5 billion in total net worth, found that 47% of Chinese respondents said... Read more ›

  • Teachers in China uneasy about receiving festive gifts

    11 September 2014

    A survey has revealed that more than half of parents in Guangzhou present gifts to their children's teachers during Mid-Autumn Festival and Teachers' Day. But 62 percent of teachers interviewed said they had mixed feeling about receiving gifts from parents. The survey, conducted jointly last mon... Read more ›

  • World's largest duty-free shop opens in Sanya, South China

    02 September 2014

    The world's largest duty-free shop (DFS) opened its doors on Monday in coastal Sanya City in the southern island province of Hainan. The Haitang Bay duty-free shopping centre has  attracted nearly 300 international brands. For several of them, including Prada, Rolex and Giorgio Armani, it is the... Read more ›

  • Chinese premier visits quake site as rain hampers rescue efforts in Yunnan

    05 August 2014

    Premier Li Keqiang urged thousands of soldiers digging for survivors in southwestern China where an earthquake killed hundreds of people to “spare no effort”, as heavy rains hampered the rescue. At least 398 people were killed and more than 1,800 injured when the magnitude 6.1 earthquake stru... Read more ›

  • Rise in cigarette production in China despite cut in farms

    30 July 2014

    Chinese cigarette producers made more cigarettes despite fewer tobacco farms in the first half of 2014, according to data from the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration on Monday. In the January-June period, cigarette output rose 0.2% year-on-year to 25.9 million crates, or 1.3 trillion cigarette... Read more ›

  • Here’s why so many elderly Chinese are collecting trash

    16 July 2014

    SHANGHAI, China — How do you picture your retirement? Spending time with your family? Traveling? Enjoying your hobbies? Or maybe rummaging through the trash looking for bottles to sell for a little extra cash? According to the World Bank, some 2.5 million people work in the “informal waste m... Read more ›