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China Probes Foreign Infant Formula Makers

Bloomberg News reports that China has opened investigations into foreign milk-powder companies, including Danone and Nestle, for pricing and anti-monopoly violations: The National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s...

Li Seeks Reform With Urbanization Proposal

Sources tell Reuters that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang rejected an urbanization proposal from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), citing concerns over the risks of another debt-funded spending binge at the local...

Economic Official Probed for “Violations of Discipline”

China’s anti-corruption watchdog said Sunday that it had opened a probe into the affairs of a top economic policy official, Liu Tienan, about six months after an investigative journalist publicly accused him of various...

China Unveils Plans for Streamlined Government

China’s State Council has submitted widely-anticipated plans for the restructuring of several government agencies to the National People’s Congress. The seventh such initiative in the past 30 years, the new plan aims...

China to “Speed Up” Hukou System Reform

The National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday that the government “will speed up” reform of China’s household registration or “hukou” system, following up on pledges by incoming...

CDT Money: Stimulus Talk Gaining Steam

Another week, another sign of strain within China’s economy as the central government steps up its public statements in support of a possible stimulus. Europe’s woes continue to weigh on China’s factory...

China May Cut Spending on Strategic Industries

Reuters reports planned cuts to state investment in strategic industries including high-speed rail and wind power, as well as other forms of green energy and information technology. Beijing originally planned to invest up to...

China to Spend US $146 Billion on Quake Reconstruction

The China Post reports that the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) plans to spend one trillion yuan ($146.5 billion USD) over the next three years to reconstruct areas affected by the...



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