In its steady push to clear smoke-blanketed skies, China is forcing homes and industrial plants to cut use of in favour of cleaner energy, such as renewables and natural gas. Photo: Simon Song

Gas demand growth in China slows as economy hits consumption

  • Sinopec predicts increase of just 10 per cent in natural gas demand, compared to 17 per cent last year
Topic |   Energy

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In its steady push to clear smoke-blanketed skies, China is forcing homes and industrial plants to cut use of in favour of cleaner energy, such as renewables and natural gas. Photo: Simon Song
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Chinese premier Li Keqiang’s address to local authorities on Monday was the first time the government has hinted that its full-year targets are at risk of being missed. Photo: AFP

China’s economy cause of growing concern in Beijing as US-China trade war takes toll on growth

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged local authorities to do everything possible to tackle ‘downward economic pressure’ amid US-China trade war tensions
  • Message represents a more pessimistic reading of China’s economic situation compared with previous statements from the government
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese premier Li Keqiang’s address to local authorities on Monday was the first time the government has hinted that its full-year targets are at risk of being missed. Photo: AFP
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