Economic review

China Focus: Foreign foods spend less time traveling to Chinese dinner tables

2018-07-03 00:06:31

Starting Sunday, China cut import tariffs for daily consumer goods. The average tariff rate for cultured and fished aquatic products has been cut from 15.2 percent to 6.9 percent. Full Story

Carrefour, Tesco plan "strategic alliance" to boost competitiveness

2018-07-02 19:45:30

Carrefour, France's main supermarket group, and Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, on Monday announced a partnership plan aimed at boosting competitiveness and cutting costs in a way to face fierce competition. Full Story

Vietnam's cotton import surges 25.8 pct in 1st half 2018

2018-07-02 17:04:58

Vietnam imported 840,000 tons of cotton worth nearly 1.6 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of this year, posting respective year-on-year increases of 23.7 percent and 25.8 percent, according to its Ministry of Industry and Trade on Monday. Full Story

China's railway freight to increase 30 pct by 2020

2018-07-02 16:29:52

China will increase its railway freight volume by 30 percent, or 1.1 billion tonnes, from 2017 to 2020, an official said Monday, as the country is working to improve its transport network and services. Full Story

China to improve pricing mechanism to boost green development

2018-07-02 16:24:52

China will further improve its pricing mechanism to stimulate environmental protection and green development, according to a guideline issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Monday. Full Story

SF Airlines tops China's air express industry with 45 all-cargo freighters

2018-07-02 16:19:51

SF Airlines, the aviation branch of China's express giant SF Express, has just added its 45th all-cargo freighter plane, the company said Monday. Full Story

Tunisia expects to reach 3-bln-USD trade with Libya by 2020

2018-07-02 05:53:17

Trade between Tunisia and Libya was expected to reach 3 billion U.S. dollars by 2020, said Tunisian Minister of Industry at the opening Tunisian-Libyan economic forum in Tripoli on Sunday. Full Story

Across China: Quinoa flourishes in NW China's farmland

2018-07-02 00:02:18

Quinoa, popular across the world, especially among those hoping to lose weight, is being widely cultivated in Yongchang County, northwest China's Gansu Province. Full Story

Asia-Pacific nations pledge to seek early conclusion of RCEP deal

2018-07-01 23:07:08

Trade ministers and representatives from 16 Asia-Pacific countries have agreed to seek an early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal at their fifth intersessional ministerial meeting that wrapped up here on Sunday. Full Story

Norway's seafood exporters to pay 8.58 mln USD less as China cuts tariffs

2018-07-01 22:52:05

Norway's seafood exporters might pay over 70 million kroner (8.58 million U.S. dollars) less every year after China introduced huge new tariff cuts on Sunday, the Norwegian government said in a press release. Full Story