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Last year, China’s 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) laid out a legislative agenda to address some of the most pressing...
Beset by rising local debt—RMB 17.9 trillion ($2.9 trillion) as of June—Chinese policymakers have been struggling to rein in...
Chinese President Xi Jinping praised the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) at a top-level economic reform meeting this week and...
On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), the State Council released a...
On September 25, China’s State Council released a comprehensive plan outlining regional economic cooperation in key areas like...
New amendments to China’s Budget Law now allow local governments to issue debt in domestic bond markets. Debt issuance is a...
On July 25, the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee passed the 2014 China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone...
China has launched a series of national pilots that seek to make state-owned enterprises (SOEs) more answerable to market...
Building on the efforts of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), China’s national leaders said at the beginning of July that they...
A recently released revised list of foreign ownership restrictions in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) offers reductions that...
The State Council recently released the official 2014 priorities for a key interagency group on intellectual property rights (...
Starting April 1, seven Chinese cities and provinces raised their monthly minimum wages by an average of 12.5 percent,...
In another signal of how the Chinese government will implement reform measures to reign in local government debt, cool...