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China’s development will benefit neighbours: Minister

Beijing, Nov 17 : China will continue to promote friendship with its neighbours in a mutually beneficial manner, and will make sure its own development brings more benefits to its nearby countries, a minister has said. Vice foreign minister Fu Ying said the world was watching how a more developed China would choose to use its strength, particularly in its neighbourhood, and the 18th National Congress... 

Seven Chinese provinces hit hard by double typhoons

Beijing, Aug. 5 (Xinhua): Typhoons Saola and Damrey had caused severe and widespread damage in seven, mostly coastal provinces in China, authorities said Sunday. Windstorms, floods and mudslides caused by Saola, the ninth typhoon of the year, resulted in six deaths, two missing and the relocation of nearly 1.03 million people in the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi and Shandong, according... 

China restricts news, discussion on Egypt unrest

BEIJING: Chinese censors are apparently blocking online discussion and sanitising news reports about the unrest in Egypt, in a sign of official unease that the uprising could fuel calls for reform at home. Keyword searches on the protests returned no results Monday on microblogs and the reader comment function on news reports about Egypt was disabled on major portals as China’s pervasive censorship... 

General Motors China sales hit record high in 2010!

BEIJING: US auto giant General Motors said on Tuesday that its sales in China, the world’s largest car market, increased 28.8 percent year-on-year in 2010 to a new annual record of 2.35 million vehicles. Its manufacturing joint ventures and major brands all set new annual sales marks, the company said in a statement. “GM kept pace with the needs of our customers by introducing 11 new and... 

Chinese Major firms earn more than 50 pc profit

Beijing, Dec 28: Major Chinese companies have clocked astounding year on year profits of nearly 50% in the first 11 months of 2010, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday while reporting the performance of 39 companies with annual revenue exceeding five billion yuan ($754 million). Foreign and private companies did almost as well as state-owned firms, it said. The bureau’s figures throw... 

Wen Jiobao calls for closer China-Pakistan partnership

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 19 : Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told Pakistani lawmakers Sunday that the two sides should further enhance their strategic cooperative partnership. “To cement and advance the all-weather strategic partnership of cooperation between China and Pakistan is our common strategic choice,” he said in an address at the Pakistani parliament. “It serves the fundamental...