Recent media coverage on pilot testing of China’s social credit system, in which citizens’...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 10, 2014
Former deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and head of the...
by Grace | Sep 16, 2014
Despite the Chinese state’s vigorous control of Internet use within its borders, its large...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 11, 2011
As China raised retail gas prices on April 7th for the second time this year, netizens mocked the NDRC (China’s National Development and Reform Commission) in this parody of an image from a CCTV broadcast. (Translated by...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 17, 2009
From the Wall Street Journal: Amid a series of trade disputes simmering in the background, China is pushing ahead with efforts to ensure that its gargantuan stimulus package benefits domestic companies. A recent directive issued...
by Sophie Beach | May 26, 2009
AP reports: The government will “speed up research into encouraging private investment” in oil, power generation, telecommunications and other fields, the National Development and Reform Commission statement said....
by Kate Zhao | Oct 12, 2007
From Financial Times: The Chinese government appears to have cleared the way for the construction of a high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai, raising hopes that one of the world’s biggest infrastructure projects may soon be on track after years of delay. In a one-sentence notice posted on its website, China’s main economic planning agency, […]
by Kate Zhao | Aug 27, 2007
From Asia Times Online: China’s government plans to pour billions of dollars into special projects to help meet the country’s energy-saving targets. Local officials are also about to come under increased pressure to toe the government line to meet the targets, otherwise their political futures could be in jeopardy. A top official from the National […]
by Zhaohua Li | Aug 23, 2007
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently attempted to downplay worries over increases in food prices by arguing that rises in income were more than enough to compensate. Writing on his personal...
by Kate Zhao | Aug 11, 2007
From Caijing.com.cn: The world has been watching this year as statistic after statistic riveted attention on a red-hot economy in China that some think may be close to burning out of control. Now attention is shifting to decisions for handling the situation issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) , which directs and […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 28, 2007
Regulations for staff members of electricity companies will be announced by the central government at the end of June following four years of discussions and delays. From Caijing.com.cn: Employees of state-owned grid companies will soon be banned from further investing into power generation companies as a part of China’s new rules meant to create fair […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 26, 2007
From International Herald Tribune: Property prices in Shanghai , Beijing and Guangzhou are too high and developers should focus on the smaller Chinese cities as they grow richer, some real estate executives believe. “First-tier cities are getting too expensive,” Justin Chiu, executive director at Cheung Kong , Hong Kong’s biggest developer, said in an interview […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 14, 2007
From Financial Times: China’s anaemic corporate bond market is set to expand exponentially after the government loosened its grip on the sector on Wednesday by introducing a new regulatory regime. Corporate bonds are virtually non-existent in China, mostly because they are regulated by the state’s conservative and anachronistic central planning agency, the National Development and […]
by Zhaohua Li | Jan 7, 2007
The English-language wires all have pieces today on the political resurrection of Xie Zhenhua (Ëß£ÊåØÂçé), the former head of the State Environmental Protection Administration, who resigned in 2005 after the Songhua River beneze pollution debacle. From AP via Taipei Times: Xie…has been appointed vice minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s most powerful […]
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