The pact would soften the impact upon Beijing of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, analysts say
Figures will strengthen claims that policymakers must do more – sooner rather than later – to revive growth
Member states of the US$100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank aim to put high standards of internal governance in place, ensuring the lender becomes "the best bank possible", according to France's ambassador to China.
The International Monetary Fund's finding that the yuan is no longer undervalued would appear to boost its chances of inclusion in the agency's Special Drawing Rights basket.
Agency declares currency level 'fair' for first time in decade as it urges faster reforms and a more flexible exchange rate.
Shanghai's stock market staged its biggest rally in four months, thanks to the government's plan to seek private capital for projects worth 1.97 trillion yuan (HK$2.5 trillion) to help revive sluggish investment.
The mainland's investment growth slumped to its lowest in more than a decade, but hopes are rising that economic expansion has bottomed, thanks to Beijing's latest efforts to ease local governments' debt burden and pump in liquidity, analysts say.
Rain Wu's passion led to a career change that saw her caring for wolves on a Chinese film. Now her dream is to set up an animal rescue centre.
Beijing says it will cut "unnecessary" tax hurdles to support emerging industries such as e-commerce.
Manufacturing activity the worst in a year, bolstering calls for fresh efforts to spur economy
Leadership meeting points to subtle shift in priority from reform to growth amid signs that the economy is slowing, commentary says.
Premier Li Keqiang has again shown impatience over bureaucratic delays, ordering officials to speed up trials on cutting tariffs for consumer products.
The mainland will reduce tariffs on popular imported consumer goods to boost spending amid the economic slowdown, the State Council announced.
As manufacturing falls, stability in labour force will depend on innovation and reforms, experts say.
'Substantial problems' remain in rule of law, market access, standards, and intellectual property rights, says American Chamber of Commerce in China