Taiwan slams Nigeria, Beijing over trade office snub

For years, China and Taiwan were locked in a bitter diplomatic tug-of-war, luring away each other's allies with generous financial packages in so-called "chequebook diplomacy". Diplomatic tussles between the two had eased under Taiwan's previous Beijing ... ( read original story ...)

China vehicle sales to grow 5 percent in 2017 as tax cut reduced

BEIJING(Reuters) - China's vehicle sales jumped 13.7 percent in 2016, the fastest pace in three years, thanks to a tax cut on small-engine cars but growth is expected to slow this year as the incentive is reduced. China's auto market, the world's largest ... ( read original story ...)

China 2016 auto sales surge at fastest in three years

the finance ministry announced last month the tax would be increased to 7.5 percent beginning January 1 of this year and restored to the original rate of 10 percent next year. US auto giant General Motors delivered a record 3.87 million vehicles in China ... ( read original story ...)

China’s Great Money Ball Has More Bubbles in Sight for 2017

Call it China’s Great Ball of Money, Whac-a-Mole Finance, or simply a whole lot of liquidity. Whatever term you use for the excess credit trapped in China’s financial system, few would deny that predicting its sometimes erratic movements can be a money ... ( read original story ...)

China's consumer finance promising

"Consumption is a hotspot of China's economic growth, so is finance. Thus the consumer finance should also be a hotspot as it is a hotspot overlay," said Li Daokui, direct of China and World Economic Research Center of Tsinghua University, at the 2016 ... ( read original story ...)

China detains 720 in pollution crackdown

China detained 720 people while Beijing imposed $US21.8 million ($A29.3 million) in fines for violating environmental protection laws in 2016. China is in the third year of a "war on pollution" aimed at containing the damage done to its air, soil and water ... ( read original story ...)