Beijing has the most young early birds

More than 60 percent of people born in 1990s do not get enough sleep, with those living in Beijing among those waking up earliest, a survey shows. Chinese Medical Doctor Association’s sleep medicine specialized committee released the data from the ... ( read original story ...)

China names former missile force commander defense minister

BEIJING – China has appointed a former missile force commander as its new defense minister. Lt. Gen. Wei Fenghe's naming as the international face of China's rapid military modernization was among a series of appointments undertaken by the ceremonial ... ( read original story ...)

For China corn farmers, prices trump policy ahead of planting

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s farmers are expected to plant more corn this year, eyeing higher prices and profits despite a push to reduce acreage devoted to the cereal under the government’s latest five-year plan. Corn planting has fallen for the past ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing to further optimize business environment

Beijing plans to further optimize the business environment, in a bid to stimulate market vitality and social creativity, the city announced at a press conference on March 18. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform holds a press ... ( read original story ...)

China’s powerful central bank has a new leader

China's Shanghai Composite stock index was trading flat Monday morning following the news. China's central bank -- like the US Federal Reserve -- plays a key role in the smooth running of the country's economy. Its responsibilities include setting interest ... ( read original story ...)

China appoints US-trained central banker

BEIJING – A U.S.-trained economist was appointed Monday to succeed the longtime governor of China's central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to reduce financial risks and surging debt. The elevation of Yi Gang ... ( read original story ...)