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ECONOMY-FINANCE

China lowers retail oil price, marking the year biggest reduction

By Liu Yukun | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-08-24 14:19 An employee of a gas station in Xingtai, Hebei province, operates a fuel filling facility. [Photo/Xinhua] The retail oil price in China has undergone a new round of adjustment with gasoline falling 250 yuan ($38.57) per metric ton and diesel declining 245 yuan per ton, starting from Tuesday, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.

  9 months ago ago
China lowers retail oil price, marking the year biggest reduction

JUSTICE

Man gets 10 years in prison for selling his 5 children for nearly half a million

For profiting from the sale of his five children, a Chinese man was sentenced to ten years in prison. The man, whose surname is Yang, sold five of his children for a total of 180,000 Chinese yuan (roughly R452 552,12), according to a document released by the court of Yu County, a town in the northwestern Chinese province of Hebei.

  5 months ago ago
Man gets 10 years in prison for selling his 5 children for nearly half a million

POLITICS

LockdownSA: SA can learn a few lessons from China

Today is day 4 of the Lockdown in South Africa and it still seems that the nation is struggling to quite adjust to the new arrangement. There have been reports from Friday, of arrests and citizens flooding supermarkets in our Townships.  On day 4 of the lockdown, we are aware that social grants beneficiaries will be receiving their moneys this week and that means that they will only shop for essentials during the cause of the week too.  Could it be that the South African government had not thought the loc

  2 years ago ago
LockdownSA: SA can learn a few lessons from China

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Diverse imports rein in LNG uptrend

By ZHENG XIN | China Daily | Updated: 2021-09-23 10:33 A worker checks natural gas pipelines at a gas compressor station in Tangshan, Hebei province. [Photo/Xinhua] Quasi-green fuel prices surge 10.2 percent in August on economic bump China's diversified gas import sources and the prevalence of long-term contracts are likely to put the brakes on surging gas prices in the country, experts said.

  8 months ago ago
Diverse imports rein in LNG uptrend

AUTO

Chinese carmakers outperform international rivals amid chip shortages

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-09-10 17:24 A technician works at the workshop of the carmaking-related chip production company in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province. [PhotoXinhua] Leading Chinese automakers have been more resilient than international marques in the country amid chip shortages and rising materials costs, said Fitch Ratings.

  8 months ago ago
Chinese carmakers outperform international rivals amid chip shortages

ECONOMY-FINANCE

China's postal industry continues to grow rapidly

By LUO WANGSHU | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-14 14:30 An express worker processes packages at a delivery station in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, on Feb 24. [Photo by Cao Jianxiong/For China Daily] China's postal industry, including parcel delivery, has been serving nearly 700 million customers per day, boosting consumption upgrades and increasing connections between industries, the industry regulator said on Thursday.

  7 months ago ago
China's postal industry continues to grow rapidly

HEALTH

Summit tracks evolution of health industry

By ZHENG YIRAN | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-13 17:15 A doctor at a hospital in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, checks blood pressure data of patients via an online platform on March 26 last year. [Photo by Cao Jianxiong/For China Daily] Driven by the development of new technologies and new business modes, China's health industry is rapidly evolving in a diversified, multi-dimensional manner, and niche markets in the industry tend to integrate with each other, industry experts said.

  7 months ago ago
Summit tracks evolution of health industry

SCIENCE-HIGHTECH

Shidaowan reactor goes critical; safe energy next

By ZHENG XIN | China Daily | Updated: 2021-09-14 08:24 A worker performs a soldering job at a factory in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, which makes equipment for the HTGR reactor plant at Shidaowan in Shandong province. [Photo/Xinhua] The No 1 reactor of Shidaowan nuclear power plant in Shandong province, the world's first industrial-scale demonstration plant of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor with pebble-bed module, which is considered relatively safer, has reached the critical stage of success on Sunday, said China Huaneng Group Co Ltd, its operator.

  8 months ago ago
Shidaowan reactor goes critical; safe energy next