The New York Yankees announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Kai Liu and catcher Zhenwang Zhang to minor league contracts, becoming the first Major League team to sign a player from the People’s Republic of China with approval from the country’s baseball association.
China’s banking regulator fined six banks for making loans that were illegally invested in shares, the first sanctions announced after a yearlong investigation aimed at cooling speculation and curbing financial risks.
China’s double-digit economic growth remains sustainable with the rapid expansion expected to continue over the next few years, state media reported, citing a senior government advisor.
China Mobile , the world’s largest mobile phone operator, plans to raise more than $6 billion in a stock offer in Shanghai as early as next month that would be China’s largest ever.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates announced during his visit to China last month that his company would further expand its research and development institutes in Beijing and Shanghai.
Shanghai is set to overtake Singapore as the world’s busiest port in 2008 as the Chinese economy continues with its stellar growth, an executive of the city-state’s port operator said in remarks published Monday.
Workers at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum today opened 59 cases containing more than 20 scarce dinosaur fossils from Zigong City, Sichuan Province, which will be exhibited at the museum for free from July 10 through August 31.
The unfinished Shanghai World Financial Center eclipsed Jinmao Tower to become the tallest building on the Chinese mainland as it scraped the sky at 423.8 meters yesterday, exceeding Jinmao’s 420.5 meters.
China will begin to feel the pain of labor shortages nationwide in the next couple of years – much earlier than previously forecast – as the country’s seemingly ample supply of rural migrant workers dries up, say latest studies by state think-tanks.
The Chinese authorities have acknowledged the ‘removal’ of a giant gold and copper plated statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) donated by Chinese Buddhists to Samye monastery in Tibet and demolished by Chinese People’s Armed Police in mid-May.
Tong Xiaofeng, a Chinese professor at Khartoum University, says most of the Sudanese students in his class are motivated by money.
Many people in Taiwan are disappointed with the behaviour of the Chinese government, according to a poll by Taiwan Thinktank. 85 per cent of respondents think China’s efforts to exclude Taiwan from world bodies will affect two-way relations.
Alibaba.com, China’s biggest e-commerce company, will raise up to US$1 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering this year, spurning the U.S. markets, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday.
According to Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, Chow Yun-fat’s role in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie was censored for “for vilifying and defacing the Chinese and insulting Singapore.”
Dozens of employees from Chinese beverage giant Wahaha descended upon a five-star hotel and office complex in one of the city’s richest districts last week to shout their wrath at Groupe Danone of France for its attempted takeover activities.
Dozens of Wahaha employees took to the street yesterday shouting “Oppose Danone” and “Boycott Danone” to protest the alleged takeover bid by Groupe Danone SA of its Chinese partner Wahaha.