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Premier Li Keqiang signals China’s ‘new normal’ with lower annual growth target

He tells NPC delegates that government has set growth target this year of about 7pc - below last year’s 7.5 pc - and will create 10 million new jobs and continue fight against pollution and...

Updated 5 Mar 2015 - 1:23pm
China says it will boost military budget by 10.1 per cent this year

The increase to about US$145 billion in spending would mark the fifth year in a row of double-digit increases, despite the nation’s slowing economic growth

Updated 5 Mar 2015 - 1:59pm
China says it will boost military budget by 10.1 per cent this year

China’s top state planning agency has pledged to accelerate policies to promote cleaner and renewable sources of energy and tackle overcapacity in polluting industrial sectors.

5 Mar 2015 - 1:30pm
China says it will boost military budget by 10.1 per cent this year

Myanmar must ensure “lower temperatures” along its border with China and all sides must exercise restraint, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, following clashes inside the Southeast...

5 Mar 2015 - 1:59pm
China says it will boost military budget by 10.1 per cent this year

President Barack Obama is to be invited to attend a military parade in Beijing later this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, the Foreign Ministry said.

5 Mar 2015 - 12:48pm
Shanghai police train with 'bendable guns' that can shoot around corners

Photos released by Shanghai police show the city's SWAT team training with "bendable guns" which allow the operator to see and shoot around corners. 

5 Mar 2015 - 12:50pm

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 - 2:11pm


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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.

5 Mar 2015 - 9:26am

Lei Jun, chairman and chief executive of the world's No 3 smartphone maker, adds his vote of confidence to the mainland’s “go-global” drive to invest abroad

5 Mar 2015 - 5:42am

Two entrepreneurs became billionaires as shares in their companies rose to record highs on the prospect of new pollution laws after the documentary Under The Dome sparked interest.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:53am

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

A literature scholar fears overzealous local education officials could ban all foreign textbooks after a call by the education minister for tougher ideological controls.

5 Mar 2015 - 5:38am

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 - 12:10pm

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

5 Mar 2015 - 10:39am

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

China has set its economic growth target for this year set at around 7 percent, the lowest in more than a decade, as it seeks to focus on quality rather than quantity.

5 Mar 2015 - 10:55am

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

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