- Taobao Mall Launched New Web
Taobao is re-branding its B2C platform Taobao Mall, giving it an independent web address, Tmall.com, and spending $30 million in an advertising campaign to attract more users.
- China ODI Hit $56.5 Bln in 2009
China’s outward foreign direct investment hit 56.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2009, ranking five on global basis and topping the developing countries.
- Pre-Warn Against "Gas Hunger"
Experts predicted that gas shortage is likely to worsen this year, echoing the country’s top economic planner, saying China is facing difficulty in meeting gas demand during peak times this winter.
- More than 300 Died in Haiti Cholera
The WTO released updated figures on Thursday, saying the death toll from the cholera outbreak has reached 303 and that 4,722 cases have been reported.
- Merrill Lynch Raised China GDP Forecast
China's economy growth is raised to 9.3 percent from 9 percent in the fourth quarter and by two basis points to 10.3 percent for the whole 2010.
- Japan, India Sign Free Trade Agreement
Leaders from Japan and India signed a bilateral trade agreement Monday that aimed at increasing trade and reducing reliance on the Chinese market.