China is to expose intellectual property rights (IPR) violations to the public, and build a system of real property registration, according to a State Council statement on Wednesday. Manufacture and sale of counterfeit or substandard products, as well as IPR infringement will be disclosed to the public following legal procedures, said the statement issued after [...]
Seeking to boost economic ties with China, the United States must seize the opportunity of Beijing’s newly launched “sweeping reforms,” a key aide to President Barack Obama said Wednesday. China’s economic reforms, if realized, “could go a long way toward leveling the playing field for private and foreign investors and moving China’s economy toward market [...]
Reform efforts will ease financial pressures, support project funding Although the world has been talking about China’s local government debt piling up, how bad is it really? It is “under control”, said a senior economic policy official on Wednesday in Beijing. Yang Weimin, an official with the Leading Group on Finance and Economics of the [...]
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called on China and the European Union (EU) to properly position their comprehensive strategic partnership amid the process of globalization so as to forge ahead with bilateral cooperation. In a meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, here for the 16th [...]
Using torture to extract confessions must be eliminated, China’s Supreme People’s Court said on Thursday. “Inquisition by torture used to extract a confession, as well as the use of cold, hunger, drying, scorching, fatigue and other illegal methods to obtain confessions from the accused must be eliminated,” the Supreme Court said in a statement posted [...]
US Ambassador Gary Locke said on Wednesday that he will step down from his position early next year to rejoin his family. “When I met with President (Barack) Obama earlier this month, I informed him of my decision to step down as Ambassador in early 2014 to rejoin my family in Seattle,” Locke said in [...]
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