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LIVE: China unveils economic targets for 2015

Seven per cent – that is the much-awaited GDP target figure that Premier Li Keqiang is announcing this morning at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress. Figures were released to the...

Updated 5 Mar 2015 - 10:18am
China targets 7pc economic growth this year; military spending to rise 10.1 pc

China has set an official economic growth target of 7 per cent this year, according to a work report due to be delivered this morning by Premier Li Keqiang.

Updated 5 Mar 2015 - 9:56am
China targets 7pc economic growth this year; military spending to rise 10.1 pc

President Xi Jinping said Beijing was willing to heed the voice of the Taiwanese people on cross-strait ties but called for high vigilance against advocates of independence.

Updated 5 Mar 2015 - 9:54am
China targets 7pc economic growth this year; military spending to rise 10.1 pc

The chief of a Chinese military intelligence agency is under investigation for alleged corruption, detained by graft-busters in the run-up to Lunar New Year, according to two independent sources...

5 Mar 2015 - 7:45am
China targets 7pc economic growth this year; military spending to rise 10.1 pc

National People’s Congress spokeswoman Fu Ying tells his week’s annual plenum that China plans to increase its military budget by about 10 per cent this year.

5 Mar 2015 - 2:52am
Prince William urges China to enact permanent ban on ivory trade

Britain's Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the southwestern province of Yunnan at the close of a three-day trip to the country that focused...

5 Mar 2015 - 6:13am

Alibaba Group is ratcheting up its business expansion in the United States, with the launch on Wednesday of its first overseas-based data centre in Silicon Valley.

Updated 5 Mar 2015 - 9:26am


Today's Poll

  • Anti-corruption drive: 13%
  • Economy: 9%
  • Pollution: 47%
  • Party reshuffle: 3%
  • Mainland-HK relationship: 15%
  • Legal reforms: 13%
4 Mar 2015
  • Anti-corruption drive
  • Economy
  • Pollution
  • Party reshuffle
  • Mainland-HK relationship
  • Legal reforms
Total number of votes recorded: 420

Sharing an unusual family name with a corrupt official would not make life easier for anyone on the mainland, least of all for Linghu An, a senior corruption inspector attending the National...

5 Mar 2015 - 6:13am

A woman Chinese billionaire has been named the world's sixth wealthiest person under the age of 40.

5 Mar 2015 - 1:43am

The influenza outbreak that has killed 326 people in Hong Kong since the start of the year will be over in two more months, says respiratory disease specialist Dr Zhong Nanshan, hailed as a hero...

5 Mar 2015 - 5:27am

China moves to calm fears over its anti-terrorism law today by saying it will not affect network operators after US President Barack Obama expressed fears it would affect American tech firms.

4 Mar 2015 - 11:13pm

Delegates from Beijing attending the National People’s Congress face tougher rules of conduct, according to a newspaper report, including a ban on checking social media on their mobile phones...

4 Mar 2015 - 4:19pm

Several years ago, when I started to learn about the inner workings of Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, I discovered a “hidden place” in the hall. The post office.

4 Mar 2015 - 7:03pm

Wang Qishan, one of the most powerful politicians in China and avowed House of Cards fan, may find himself disappointed as he will most likely miss

4 Mar 2015 - 10:34am

The founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba yesterday announced in Taipei a NT$10billion (HK$2.5 billion) start-up fund for young local entrepreneurs, even as the company faced the cold shoulder from...

4 Mar 2015 - 6:38pm

A mobile phone tycoon has denied that he and another company chief executive refused to sit next to each other at a National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing after the two firms were involved...

4 Mar 2015 - 4:17pm

Colombian authorities have detained a China-flagged ship travelling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives.

5 Mar 2015 - 7:29am

A leading Chinese politician called on officials to uphold standards of moral behaviour at the start of the annual meeting of China’s political body, which was overshadowed by corruption probes...

4 Mar 2015 - 9:57am

Barack Obama has criticised China's plans for new rules on American tech firms and urged Beijing to change its policy if it wants to do business with the US.

4 Mar 2015 - 1:53pm

The chief of China's political advisory body has vowed to restore its image after the downfall of a string of top leaders caught up in the anti-graft campaign.

4 Mar 2015 - 9:55am

Petrochemical industry insiders have disputed claims made in Under the Dome that lax quality standards for petroleum were a key reason for worsening air pollution.

4 Mar 2015 - 11:44am

People in mainland China are no stranger to political jargon. Since the Communist Party was formed on the mainland it has coined countless catchphrases and slogans.

4 Mar 2015 - 9:59am

A newly announced investment fund will leave Alibaba with a foothold in Taiwan even if it is forced to withdraw from the island following a government ruling. 

4 Mar 2015 - 5:43am

Britain's Prince William focused the second day of his China trip on promoting links between the nations in soccer and cinema - first watching students kick footballs and then attending a film...

4 Mar 2015 - 5:47am

A substantial increase in the military's budget is likely to be announced at the National People's Congress to support the "Chinese Dream Army" envisaged by President Xi Jinping, military analysts...

4 Mar 2015 - 9:54am

Two key phrases of Beijing's post-handover mantra towards Hong Kong were omitted in the annual report of the nation's top advisory body, a year after they were left out in Premier Li Keqiang's...

4 Mar 2015 - 9:56am

Chinese officials and delegates are braced for an intensified austerity campaign at the nation's annual plenary meetings.

4 Mar 2015 - 9:56am

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