China will expand the scope of property taxes on a trial basis while maintaining a strict implementation of all existing real estate policies, the central govt said.
Incumbent State Council holds final meeting
Foreign drugmakers explore opportunities in traditional Chinese medicine as the remedies become popular in Western markets, report Liu Jie in Beijing and Wang Hongyi in Shanghai
Chinese property developers are increasingly looking overseas for opportunities created by the global economic slowdown.
Up to 240,000 European jobs could be at risk, if the EU levies anti-dumping tariffs against solar-product imports from China.
ROK's outgoing President Lee Myung-bak warned on Tuesday that Pyongyang has pushed itself further into a corner with its recent nuclear test.
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Tuesday started a 28-day repurchase operation worth 30 billion yuan (4.8 billion U.S. dollars) for the first time since June, according to a statement on its website.
A French soldier was confirmed dead in military operation in northern Mali, French President Francois Hollande said in Athens on Tuesday.
Danone, France's food giant said on Tuesday it will slash about 900 posts in European countries where economic woes had hit sales hard.
China will proactively introduce a set of new taxation policies designed to preserve the environment, including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions.
The Chinese government has rejected a Philippine move to take their dispute regarding sovereignty issues in the South China Sea to the United Nations for arbitration.
A Foreign Ministry spokesman said allegations of Chinese hacker attacks are groundless, reiterating the govt's position on fighting cybercrime.
Engineering giant Metso has strengthened its presence in China with the acquisition of the manganese steel foundry owned by Quzhou Juxin Machinery Co Ltd in Zhejiang province.