China’s PM Li seeks to reassure Europe at Croatia summit

Europe 04/12/19, 04:40

China's prime minister has promised that Beijing will respect European standards and fair trade, seeking to allay concerns that it's flouting EU competition rules with huge investments on the continent.Opening an annual summit of Eastern and Central European nations and ...

Premier: China needs ‘strong measures’ to support economy

Business 03/14/19, 22:02

China's top economic official says the country needs "strong measures" to counteract downward pressure on growth but Beijing plans to promote market-oriented reforms instead of relying on more lending and deficit government spending.Premier Li Keqiang, speaking in a nationally televised ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 03/08/19, 04:51

China opened the annual session of its legislature this week in Beijing. The nearly 6,000 delegates to the National People's Congress and its advisory body include hundreds of military officers, representatives of ethnic groups and Chinese celebrities like former NBA ...

Chinese exports fall amid US tariffs, weak global demand

Business 03/08/19, 02:31

China's exports to the United States plunged in January and February as President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs chilled demand, while sales to the rest of the world also weakened. Exports to the United States, China's biggest trading partner, fell 14.1 percent ...

China says new law will bar demands for technology handover

Business 03/05/19, 22:54

China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, a top economic official said Wednesday, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the current China-U.S. trade dispute.The provision is contained ...

China says tough year ahead economically

World 03/05/19, 11:32

China’s Premier Li Keqiang has warned that the world’s second largest economy has a tough struggle ahead this year as Beijing grapples with slowing growth and an ongoing trade dispute with the United

Update: China promises all companies treated as equals

World 03/04/19, 20:39

The Latest on the annual meeting of China's Congress (all times local):9:30 a.m.China's top economic official is promising all companies are to be 'treated as equals' in a bid to defuse U.S. and European trade complaints.A Chinese military band conductor ...

Much politicking, little legislating as China congress meets

World 02/28/19, 22:24

Thousands of delegates from around China are gathering in Beijing for next week's annual session of the country's rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body. The event is more a chance for the authoritarian ruling Communist Party leadership to directly communicate ...

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