China opts for policy continuity in new central bank chief

BEIJING (Reuters) - The appointment of central bank insider Yi Gang as the new People’s Bank of China governor signals continuity in policymaking, even as Yi is expected to have less room than his predecessor to push for reforms as Beijing focuses on ... ( read original story ...)

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 ...)

Yi Gang to head up China’s central bank

Getty Images Yi Gang at the 12th NPC March 2017 Beijing-born Yi Gang has been deputy governor of China's central bank since 2008 1 US-educated economist Yi Gang has been named the next governor of China's central bank, replacing Zhou Xiaochuan. Mr Yi ... ( read original story ...)