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  • Real estate investment in China up 10.5% in 2014

    China's real estate investment gained 10.5% year-on-year to 9.5 trillion yuan (US$1.55 trillion) in 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Tuesday.The growth rate was markedly ...

  • Growth of China's fixed-asset investment cools further in 2014

    The annual growth of China's urban fixed-asset investment continued to cool in 2014 to 15.7%, down from 19.6% in 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Tuesday.China's GDP grew 7....

  • Retail sales in China up 12% for 2014

    China's retail sales rose 12% year-on-year in 2014 to 26.24 trillion yuan (US$4.28 trillion), the country's National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. Retail sales, a key indicator of consumer ...

  • 2014 welfare lottery sales in China hit US$33bn

    2014 welfare lottery sales in China hit US$33bn

    China's major lottery, the welfare lottery, saw sales of 206 billion yuan (about US$33.6 billion) in 2014, up 16.67% year on year, authorities announced Monday. Last year it raised more than 57 ...

  • Beijing handles 6,833 cases of illegal fetus gender tests and abortion

    Chinese authorities handled 6,833 cases of illegal fetus gender tests and abortions in roughly one year, the country's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced on Monday. The ...

  • Chinese SOEs see slower profit growth

    Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) saw their profits grow at a slower pace in the first 11 months of 2014, latest data showed.Combined profits of SOEs rose 4.5% year on year to 2.24 trillion yuan ...

  • Growth slows in China's software, IT sectors

    Growth slows in China's software, IT sectors

    Both revenue and profit of China's software and information technology sector slowed in the first 11 months of this year, new data showed Sunday.The sector generated around 3.3 trillion yuan (US$539 ...

  • China revises size of 2013 GDP up by 3.4%

    China revised its 2013 economic data, adding 3.4% for a final total of 58.8 trillion yuan (US$9.6 trillion). The upward revision, based on more comprehensive data on the manufacturing and service ...

  • Small businesses make up 95.6% of Chinese firms

    China had 7.85 million small and micro-sized businesses as of the end of 2013 in the industrial and tertiary sectors, accounting for 95.6% of the total, official data showed on Tuesday.Employees at ...

  • Rural commercial banks see increase in China

    Rural commercial banks see increase in China

    There were 659 rural commercial banks registered across China by September, with combined assets surpassing 10 trillion yuan (US$1.64 trillion), a top industry watchdog said on Monday.The number of ...

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  • Qu Qingshan (曲青山)

    Qu Qingshan (曲青山)

    Qu Qingshan was born in Rongcheng, Shandong province, in May, 1957. He is a history professor and previously took a post as deputy head for the ...