China's President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

China counts on tax cuts to buoy business in tough economic times ahead

  • As growth slows and the trade war bites, Beijing aims to reduce levies on key sectors such as manufacturing to keep people employed and ensure social stability
Topic |   China economy

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China's President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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illustration: Henry Wong

Riding out the storm: will China change course when its elite meet in Beijing?

  • Once on the rise, China has gone from strength to struggle in the past year
  • Those challenges that could mean a shift in policy at the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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illustration: Henry Wong
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