China Feb factory growth beats expectations as orders pick up

The services sector accounted for over half of China's economy last year and for the majority of growth, as rising wages give Chinese consumers the opportunity travel and eat out more. Improving business conditions in China are giving an welcome boost to ... ( read original story ...)

NT business urged to prepare for Chinese visitors

THE first steps in preparing Territory tourist operators to be “China ready” for the 30,000 Chinese visitors targeted by Tourism NT has been completed. About 40 operators across a range of areas including hospitality, retail and touring took part in ... ( read original story ...)

China's financial regulators keep lid on emergent risks

China faces eight major risk areas in the financial sector ... focus more on functional regulation that would address supervision of cross-sector financial business. Regulation capability and cross-sector coordination should be improved to prevent ... ( read original story ...)

The Brands That Matter Most to Chinese Consumers (And Why)

As the second largest consumer market in the world, brand relevance is of increasing importance in China. Brands, both local and foreign, face increasing competition and evolving consumer needs that have intensified brand building. Late last year ... ( read original story ...)

China's coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a row

BEIJING, China - China's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world's top polluter increasingly grapples with its massive pollution challenges. The National Bureau of Statistics said coal ... ( read original story ...)

China arrests 800 in crackdown on underground banking

BEIJING, China - More than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on unlicensed banking operations as Beijing tries to stem outflows of money from the country, the police ministry says. More than 380 underground banks that handled transactions ... ( read original story ...)

China to stabilise, further open markets

BEIJING • China will focus on the stable development of its capital markets this year, but will press ahead to further open its markets to foreign companies, the top securities regulator said yesterday. "We will not waver from reforms to make China's ... ( read original story ...)