Some Chinese investment projects, including those for airports, paper pulp factories and gas fields, will no longer need pre-approval from the nation’s economic planning agency. In all, 117 “approval items” can go ahead without authorization or be approved by local governments, according to a list published by the State Council on May 15. Premier Li [...]
State Grid Corp. of China, the world’s biggest utility by revenue, is seeking to buy power assets worth billions of dollars in Australia. In an acquisition bound to face close regulatory scrutiny in Australia, the state-owned utility said Friday it had reached an agreement with Singapore Power Ltd. to purchase listed and unlisted assets that [...]
China is phasing out its reliance on executed prisoners for donated organs, but an architect of the country’s transplant system said Friday that ingrained cultural attitudes are impeding the rise of donations among the general population. Almost all donated organs in China used to come from executed prisoners. A growing proportion now come from ordinary [...]
China’s skies don’t have enough space. The country’s air force controls airspace and allots only 20 percent to civil aviation. With China’s three biggest airlines planning to add at least 273 planes in the next three years, traffic congestion that already delays 25 percent of flights is set to worsen. “At present, the limited airspace [...]
China’s television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country’s battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. Ties have been shadowed for years by what Beijing says has been Tokyo’s refusal to admit to [...]
China downplayed border tensions with India on Thursday, days before the new Chinese premier visits the neighboring country on his first foreign visit since taking office in March. Disagreements over the Himalayan frontier can be handled under existing mechanisms and should not affect overall relations, Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao told reporters at a briefing. [...]
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