Local Governments to Keep a Close Eye on Prices

From China’s top economic planner said it has asked local authorities to keep a lid on prices of key goods in a move to control inflation in the run-up to Oct.1, the 60th anniversary of the People’s...

China Draft Anti-monopoly Rules Aim At Foreign Price Deals

From Reuters: Draft anti-monopoly rules issued by China propose restrictions on price agreements that could apply to deals reached by foreign companies beyond the country’s borders, potentially in mining and other sectors....

China’s Price-fixing Catalog for Review

From Economic Observer Online: Chinese officials have been considering to review a catalog containing list of commodities placed under government-set pricing controls, the EO has learned. Sources close to the National...

As Pork Prices Soar, Chinese Put Brakes on Corn for Ethanol – Peter Ford

From Christian Science Monitor: Ethanol production has put the Chinese government in an unpleasant bind, as fears rise that the environmentally friendly gasoline additive is also fueling politically dangerous increases in the price of food – particularly pork, a key staple. With the ethanol industry gobbling up a growing share of China’s corn harvest, authorities […]



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