• China’s second intl cultural trade base opens in Beijing

    Located at Beijing Capital Airport's Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, the National Base for International Cultural Trade (Beijing) is a collection of cultural trade enterprises and institutions, exhibitions and logistics centers.
  • Agreements help economy of Zimbabwe

    On his 13th trip to China on Monday, Robert Mugabe, the 90-year-old president of Zimbabwe, saw traditional ties become even closer when the two countries signed nine agreements that are expected to help revive the Zimbabwean economy.
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    Government of Canada Exempts Acupuncture Services from GST/HST

    Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes a number of measures to reduce the tax burden on Canadians, including health-related tax relief such as an exemption from the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) on acupuncturists’ and naturopathic doctors’ professional services. Changes to the tax treatment of these services and other GST/HST health-related measures announced in Economic Action Plan 2014 became effective on February 12, 2014.
  • Ontario launched its first-ever Immigration legislation

    As critical as immigration has been to Ontario’s past and present -- it will be even more vital to our future.

    Over the next 25 years, immigration is expected to be the major source of labour market growth in this province.
  • Companies refute reports of govt directive on ownership change

    Two major German automotive suppliers on Monday denied a media report which claimed that the Chinese authorities have asked the companies to give up sole control over their units and form partnerships with their Chinese counterparts.
  • Canada Helping Children in Remote Regions of Kenya Access Quality Education

    Canada’s support to UNICEF will help provide more children with specialized teachers, safe schools, and more effective delivery of education in remote communities
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SPECIAL COLUMN
12/17/2014
As critical as immigration has been to Ontario’s past and present -- it will be even more vital to our future.

Over the next 25 years, immigration is expected to be the major source of labour market growth in this province.
CHINA NEWS
08/27/2014
Located at Beijing Capital Airport's Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, the National Base for International Cultural Trade (Beijing) is a collection of cultural trade enterprises and institutions, exhibitions and logistics centers.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
08/27/2014
On his 13th trip to China on Monday, Robert Mugabe, the 90-year-old president of Zimbabwe, saw traditional ties become even closer when the two countries signed nine agreements that are expected to help revive the Zimbabwean economy.
MARKET INFORMATION
08/26/2014
Two major German automotive suppliers on Monday denied a media report which claimed that the Chinese authorities have asked the companies to give up sole control over their units and form partnerships with their Chinese counterparts.
CHINA NEWS
08/26/2014
The growth of China's local government debt has drastically slowed since the last audit in mid-2013, which analysts said reflects regulators' yearlong curb but raises concerns that it could curtail the nation's debt-driven growth.
CHINA NEWS
08/25/2014
Homegrown operating systems face a bumpy road to replace their overseas counterparts. But for Chinese OS developers, it is a matter of now or never, industry insiders said.
MARKET INFORMATION
08/25/2014
Investors have been treated to a litany of bad news about the property market recently. China's National Bureau of Statistics reports that on average property prices in the country's 70 largest cities have fallen for three consecutive months and that in July price declines were recorded in 64 of the cities. In terms of gross floor area, residential property sales are down 9.4 percent year-on-year while housing starts are down 16.4 percent, the weakest data in at least five years.
MARKET INFORMATION
08/22/2014
Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, will have its home port in China.

The $935 million ship floated out of a German shipyard last week and will spend the winter sailing between New York and the Caribbean before moving to its new base next summer in Shanghai.
COMMUNITY TREND
08/22/2014
Canada’s support to UNICEF will help provide more children with specialized teachers, safe schools, and more effective delivery of education in remote communities
CHINA NEWS
08/21/2014
Mobile healthcare investment is popular in China among venture capital and private equity firms, but its business pattern, talent and technology remains to be improved, experts told China Daily.
MARKET INFORMATION
08/21/2014
Insurance funds will play a bigger role in supporting China's real economy following the announcement of a set of new policies for the world's most important emerging insurance market, a senior insurance regulatory official said Wednesday.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
08/20/2014
Progress will be made on an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement this year, including the design of a road map for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's contribution to the pact, as regional leaders work to translate a longstanding goal into reality, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said on Wednesday.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
08/20/2014
China and Uzbekistan on Wednesday pledged to further promote their cooperation in such areas as transportation infrastructure construction, energy, and finance.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
08/19/2014
Through the investor immigrant visa program - or EB-5 - Chinese investors have already had a big impact on the Big Apple, including the Barclays Center at the Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn and the Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment plan in the Bronx.
CHINA NEWS
08/19/2014
China's property developers are facing the pressures of a decline in net profits in the first half of 2014, a rising inventory, the cooling of buyers' expectations and price corrections.
CHINA NEWS
08/18/2014
The first Silk Road Truck Rally got underway last week from Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, a port city on the east coast of China.

The trucks will travel through Jiangsu, Henan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia Hui autonomous region and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. More than 330 drivers will participate.
CHINA NEWS
08/15/2014
The number of cars imported outside formal channels approved by manufacturers is increasing as independent trade companies organize improved warranties and aftersales services.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
08/15/2014
A senior-level trade delegation from the China Foreign Trade Center visited the San Francisco area on Friday to encourage American companies to participate in the 116th China Import and Export Fair, one of the world's top trade fairs.
CHINA NEWS
08/14/2014
China's State Council will initiate a nationwide audit starting from Monday on the sale, use and management of land, as well as protection of arable land during 2008-13, the Economic Observer newspaper reported over the weekend.
MARKET INFORMATION
08/14/2014
Chinese consumers could benefit from lower prices as more than 1,000 companies are being probed by antitrust investigators, a top legal expert says.
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