• Around China July 31, 2020

    'Personality Rights' section headlines China's Civil Code

    Other than China, no country with a civil law system around the world has a "Personality Rights" section in its Civil Code, said Wang Liming, vice president of China Law Society, at Friday's SCIO briefing.

  • Society July 29, 2020

    Public health facilities to be upgraded

    Intensified efforts will be made to upgrade medical and public health facilities across China so they are better positioned to cope with major public health emergencies, a senior official said on Tuesday.

  • Sci-Tech July 24, 2020

    China's high-tech zones maintain growth amid epidemic

    China's national high-tech zones have maintained growth despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, a senior official said on Thursday.

  • Economy July 24, 2020

    China to step up support for small businesses amid epidemic control

    China will roll out a slew of supportive measures to help small businesses maintain stable development and tide over difficulties amid COVID-19 strains, a senior official said Thursday.

  • Society July 23, 2020

    15,000 new 5G base stations built weekly in China

    China is speeding up the building of its 5G infrastructure to boost economic growth, with base stations numbering 400,000 by the end of June.

  • Economy July 23, 2020

    China's industrial sector rebounds in Q2

    The added value of industrial enterprises above the designated size in China rose 4.4% year on year in the second quarter after a contraction in the first three months, as the country continues to restore economic activity while bringing COVID-19 under control.

  • Economy July 23, 2020

    Official: COVID-19's impact on China's industrial economy 'controllable'

    The long-term positive trend for China's industrial development will not change despite challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic slowdown, said Xin Guobin, vice minister of industry and information technology, at Thursday's SCIO press conference.

  • Economy July 23, 2020

    China to further facilitate business operations of enterprises

    China's top market regulator vows more efforts in optimizing the business environment and deepening business system reforms to spur the vitality of market entities.

  • Society July 22, 2020

    Urban renovations to aid economic growth

    The central authorities' ambitious plan to complete government-subsidized renovations in all the country's aging urban residential communities by the end of 2025 is expected to play a key role in stabilizing investment growth, officials said.

  • Economy July 22, 2020

    Unauthorized fees levied by industry bodies, associations to stop

    China will take firm steps to stop the unauthorized levy of fees on businesses by industry bodies and associations, as part of its larger drive to energize the market and lift the burdens that are hurting companies, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • Economy July 17, 2020

    China's forex reserves expand for 3 consecutive months

    China's foreign exchange reserves reached US$3.1123 trillion by the end of June, rising US$4.4 billion from the end of 2019, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. The forex reserves maintained three consecutive months of growth in the second quarter of this year.

  • Economy July 17, 2020

    SCIO briefing on China's economic performance in first half of 2020

    The State Council Information Office held a press conference on July 16 in Beijing to brief the media on China's economic performance in the first half of 2020.

  • Economy July 17, 2020

    Chinese banks report forex settlement surplus in H1

    China's commercial banks saw a net forex settlement surplus of 553.1 billion yuan (about 78.6 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half this year, the country's forex regulator said Friday.

  • Economy July 17, 2020

    China's job market improves in June as economy recovers

    China's surveyed unemployment rate in urban areas stood at 5.7 percent in June, 0.2 percentage points lower than that of May, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Thursday.

  • Economy July 17, 2020

    China's central SOEs register revenue, profit growth in June

    China's centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) saw both profit and revenue growth in June, recovering from a COVID-19 downturn, the country's state-asset regulator said Thursday.

  • Economy July 16, 2020

    Net profits of China's central SOEs up 5% year on year in June

    China's centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) scored a total net profit of 166.48 billion yuan (US$23.79 billion) in June, up 5% year on year, said Peng Huagang, secretary general and spokesperson of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.

  • Economy July 16, 2020

    A look at China's major economic data in H1

    China's GDP reached 45.66 trillion yuan (US$6.53 trillion) in the first half of 2020, after recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter. Here are some major economic indicators.

  • Economy July 16, 2020

    China's economy rebounds amid pandemic

    China's GDP has grown 3.2% year on year in the second quarter as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and reopens the economy.

  • Economy July 16, 2020

    China confident in achieving sustained economic recovery

    Despite the spread of COVID-19 worldwide and the shrinking international economy and trade, China has confidence in its sustained economic recovery in the second half of 2020, said the spokesperson of the National Bureau of Statistics at Thursday's SCIO press conference.

  • Economy July 16, 2020

    China's industrial capacity utilization rate rose in Q2

    China's industrial capacity utilization rate stood at 74.4 percent in the second quarter of 2020, rising 7.1 percentage points from the first quarter as the country has been resuming work and production, official data showed Thursday.

  • Economy July 16, 2020

    China's GDP expands 3.2% in Q2

    China's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 3.2 percent year on year in the second quarter of 2020, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Thursday.

  • Environment July 15, 2020

    Yangtze River fishing ban sees solid progress: Official

    The fishing ban in key waters of China's Yangtze River basin has seen marked results, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Wednesday.

  • Economy July 15, 2020

    China's foreign trade beats estimate in H1 as economy recovers

    China registered better-than-expected foreign trade performance in the first half of the year, with exports and imports both rising in June, as the country's economic recovery gathers momentum amid further containment of COVID-19.

  • Economy July 14, 2020

    China's foreign trade reaches 14.24 trillion yuan in H1

    China's foreign trade of goods contracted 3.2% in the first six months of 2020, but it reported a positive growth of 5.1% in June, according to the spokesperson of the General Administration of Customs.

  • Economy July 14, 2020

    ASEAN becomes China's largest trading partner in H1

    ASEAN overtook the EU to become China's largest trading partner in the first half of 2020, with trade up 5.6% year on year to 2.09 trillion yuan, accounting for 14.7% of China's total foreign trade, the spokesperson of the General Administration of Customs said at an SCIO press conference on Tuesday.

  • Economy July 14, 2020

    E-commerce, market procurement vital for stabilizing foreign trade in H1

    China's exports through cross-border e-commerce and market procurement trade increased 28.7% and 33.4% respectively in the first half of 2020, said the spokesperson of the General Administration of Customs at an SCIO press conference on Tuesday.

  • Economy July 14, 2020

    China fulfilling phase-one trade deal with US despite pandemic

    Trade between China and the U.S. dipped 6.6% in the first half of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, China is continuing to fulfill the China-U.S. phase-one economic and trade agreement, said Li Kuiwen, spokesperson of the General Administration of Customs.

  • Economy July 14, 2020

    China reports better-than-expected foreign trade data in H1

    China's foreign trade in goods in the first half of 2020 surpassed expectations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Economy July 14, 2020

    China's exports, imports up in June

    China saw its foreign trade rise 5.1 percent year on year in June, with exports and imports up 4.3 percent and 6.2 percent respectively, official data showed Tuesday.

  • Around China July 14, 2020

    China increases disaster relief funds amid floods

    China has facilitated the transfer of fiscal budgetary funds for flood relief as continuous rainstorms have wreaked havoc across a wide swath of the country, threatening to inundate rivers and cause more casualties and property losses.

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