China securities regulator to focus on stability, reform

By Elias Glenn BEIJING, Feb 26 : China will focus on stable development of its capital markets this year, but will press ahead to further open its markets to foreign companies, the top securities regulator said on Sunday. “We will not waver from reforms (to make China’s capital markets) more market-based, law-based and international,” Liu […]

Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING, Feb 26 : The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China’s upcoming defence budget as Beijing seeks to check US dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe. China’s navy has been taking an increasingly prominent […]

China overtakes US, France as Germany’s biggest trading partner

By Rene Wagner and Michael Nienaber BERLIN, Feb 24 : China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to 170 billion euros ($180 billion) last year, […]

China overtakes U.S., France as Germany’s most important trading partner

By Rene Wagner and Michael Nienaber BERLIN, Feb 24 : China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to 170 billion euros ($180 billion) last year, […]

Chinese military veterans stage protests in central Beijing over pensions

By Philip Wen and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Feb 23 : Chinese military veterans have demonstrated in central Beijing for two days, demanding unpaid retirement benefits in a new wave of protests highlighting the difficulty in managing demobilised troops. Hundreds of protesters, dressed in green and blue camouflage fatigues, gathered yesterday morning outside the Communist Party’s […]

China updates key drug list in boost for Big Pharma

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, Feb 23 : China has updated list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, a long-awaited fillip for drugmakers in the world’s second-largest drug market where many new drugs have been kept out of patients’ reach because of high costs. The new list of reimbursable medicines, the first update in […]