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China calls for advancing free trade talks with South Korea, Japan

China calls for advancing free trade talks with South Korea, Japan

Published 14/11/2017

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for advancing free trade agreement talks between China, Japan and South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported. [more…]

China offers tax-free interest income in bid to spur lending to small firms

China offers tax-free interest income in bid to spur lending to small firms

Published 06/11/2017

China will exempt banks' interest income from loans to small firms and rural households from value added tax, authorities said on Monday, in the latest step to address a long-standing issue of lack of financing to small firms. [more…]

Google`s AlphaGo clinches series win over Chinese Go master

Google`s AlphaGo clinches series win over Chinese Go master

Published 25/05/2017

Chinese Go player Ke Jie puts a stone against Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo during their second match at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks.

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EU`s top diplomat says China`s New Silk Road must be open to Europeans

EU`s top diplomat says China`s New Silk Road must be open to Europeans

Published 20/04/2017

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, delivers a speech at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Projects along China's New Silk Road must be open to Europeans, the EU's top diplomat said on Thursday, as China's prepares its first summit dedicated to the ambitious plan to link Asia, Africa and Europe.

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China capital outflows stabilized in first-quarter as capital controls bite

China capital outflows stabilized in first-quarter as capital controls bite

Published 20/04/2017

A 100 Yuan note is seen in this illustration picture in Beijing March 7, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

Capital outflows from China eased sharply in the first quarter and cross border flows were more balanced, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday, in the latest official comments indicating policymakers are growing less worried about the yuan currency.

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Chinese firms offer pollution solutions with bottled air, hat filters, smog socks

Chinese firms offer pollution solutions with bottled air, hat filters, smog socks

Published 17/03/2017

FILE PHOTO: An Air China passenger aircraft flies amid heavy smog over the suburb of Beijing, China, January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

Even as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledges to ensure that blue skies never become a luxury, a state-backed firm is doing brisk business selling 48 yuan ($6.95) cans of fresh air bottled in a forest in western China.

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Exclusive: Taiwan says Chinese military threat grows, U.S. regional strategy unclear

Exclusive: Taiwan says Chinese military threat grows, U.S. regional strategy unclear

Published 15/03/2017

FILE PHOTO: Members of the Chinese People Liberation Army Navy stand by a helicopter on the PLA(N) ship Haikou as it sits docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry/File Photo

China's accelerated military development and recent activity by its military aircraft and ships around Taiwan pose an increased threat to the self-ruled island, according to a Taiwanese government defense report draft reviewed by Reuters.

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China hopes to maintain stability in South China Sea: Premier Li

China hopes to maintain stability in South China Sea: Premier Li

Published 15/03/2017

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that China hopes to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea by pushing forward with negotiations for a code of conduct for rival claimants in the disputed waters.

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China`s premier says no hard landing, but growth target not easy

China`s premier says no hard landing, but growth target not easy

Published 15/03/2017

China's Premier Li Keqiang waves as he arrives for a news conference after the closing ceremony of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that forecasts of a hard landing for the world's second largest economy should stop, though domestic and external risks remain and meeting the target of 6.5 percent growth for this year won't be easy.

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