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China approves three-child policy as population growth slows, offers sops to reluctant parents
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China approves three-child policy as population growth slows, offers sops to reluctant parents

China had permitted all couples to have two children in 2016, scrapping the decades-old one-child policy, however, it had failed to enthuse couples owing to heavy expenditure in raising children

China adopts 14th Five Year Plan with hydropower project on Brahmaputra river near Arunachal Pradesh
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China adopts 14th Five Year Plan with hydropower project on Brahmaputra river near Arunachal Pradesh

The National People’s Congress, China's legislature with over 2,000 members mostly drawn from the ruling Communist Party, adopted the plan 'for national economic and social development'

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China says calls for boycott of next year's Games are doomed to fail
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China says calls for boycott of next year's Games are doomed to fail

A small but vocal core of international lawyers, politicians and activists have brought pressure on Olympic sponsors, sports federations, governments and athletes to shun what they are branding as the “Genocide Games”

Looking to combat juvenile crime, China lowers age of criminal liability to 12 for serious offences
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Looking to combat juvenile crime, China lowers age of criminal liability to 12 for serious offences

The amendment comes after a white paper in June by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate showed a rise in juvenile crimes from 2018 to 2019

Chinese legal scholar Xu Zhangrun sacked by university after criticising Xi Jingping's leadership
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Chinese legal scholar Xu Zhangrun sacked by university after criticising Xi Jingping's leadership

In his criticism of Communist Party leadership, Xu opposed the removal of presidential term limits, which will allow Xi Jinping to stay in the post after 2023.

Support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests dips, but 49% strongly oppose China's national security law, finds survey
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Support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests dips, but 49% strongly oppose China's national security law, finds survey

Events on the ground also point to a loss in momentum, with most demonstrations in recent weeks attended only by hundreds and ending quickly

Key takeaways from China's new security law that will tighten Beijing's grip on Hong Kong, subdue political strife
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Key takeaways from China's new security law that will tighten Beijing's grip on Hong Kong, subdue political strife

China released a sweeping blueprint on Saturday to tighten its control over Hong Kong, revealing plans to establish a security agency in the territory to help Beijing extinguish challenges to its power after months of unrest

China readies National Security Law to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy, allow Beijing's intelligence agencies to formally enter island city
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China readies National Security Law to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy, allow Beijing's intelligence agencies to formally enter island city

While the Chinese government broadly abided by Sino-British Joint Declaration for the first decade or so after the handover, it has, in recent years, tried to tighten its grip over the island city.

China agrees to foreign investment law, pledges cooperation with US, European firms
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China agrees to foreign investment law, pledges cooperation with US, European firms

Under the bill, foreign investors will enjoy the same privileges as Chinese companies in most sectors.

China hikes defence budget by 7.5 percent to $177.61 billion; country second highest spender in world
World

China hikes defence budget by 7.5 percent to $177.61 billion; country second highest spender in world

China, the world's second largest military spender after the US, Tuesday announced a 7.5 percent increase in its defence budget for this year, hiking it to a whopping $177.61 billion, over three times that of India.

Narendra Modi calls Xi Jinping to congratulate him on re-election; leaders agree bilateral ties vital for 'Asian Century'
India

Narendra Modi calls Xi Jinping to congratulate him on re-election; leaders agree bilateral ties vital for 'Asian Century'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Chinese president Xi Jinping to congratulate him on his re-election.

Xi Jinping pledges to expand Belt and Road, says China's development does not pose threat to any country
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Xi Jinping pledges to expand Belt and Road, says China's development does not pose threat to any country

Chinese President Xi Jinping struck a strongly nationalistic tone in his closing address on Tuesday to the annual session of the ceremonial parliament, saying China would never allow "one inch" of territory to be separated from it

Narendra Modi congratulates Xi Jinping on re-election, says he looks forward to working on bilateral relations
India

Narendra Modi congratulates Xi Jinping on re-election, says he looks forward to working on bilateral relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping on his re-election for a second five-year term, saying he looks forward to working with him to further develop Sino-India relations

China unveils new cabinet to run revamped govt under President Xi Jinping; Wei Fenghe appointed as defence minister
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China unveils new cabinet to run revamped govt under President Xi Jinping; Wei Fenghe appointed as defence minister

China appointed a whole new set of top officials, including a defence minister, to head a revamped government, days after Xi Jinping began his second five-year tenure

From SARS to corruption crackdown, China's new VP Wang Qishan has tackled thorniest of crises
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From SARS to corruption crackdown, China's new VP Wang Qishan has tackled thorniest of crises

Wang Qishan is known as China's "Mr Fix-It," a trustworthy official deployed to tackle the thorniest of crises — from crumbling banks to deadly illness to high-level corruption

Day after Xi Jinping gets second term, China Parliament reappoints Premier Li Keqiang for second five-year term
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Day after Xi Jinping gets second term, China Parliament reappoints Premier Li Keqiang for second five-year term

Li Keqiang was re-appointed with 2,964 votes in favour and two against during the annual session of the National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People

China refuses to release defence budget figures, but insists its military development is no threat to other countries
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China refuses to release defence budget figures, but insists its military development is no threat to other countries

China has no desire to overturn the existing international order and its increasingly powerful military does not constitute a threat to others, the spokesman for the country's ceremonial legislature said on Sunday

China signals hardened stance on Hong Kong, Taiwan, says won't tolerate any 'separatist schemes'
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China signals hardened stance on Hong Kong, Taiwan, says won't tolerate any 'separatist schemes'

China voiced anger last week after the US Senate passed a Taiwan travel bill to encourage visits between Washington and Taipei "at all levels".

China sets GDP growth target at 6.5% for 2018, aims to create over 11 million new urban jobs
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China sets GDP growth target at 6.5% for 2018, aims to create over 11 million new urban jobs

China has set its GDP growth target at around 6.5 percent for 2018, unchanged from that for 2017, according to a government work report released on Monday.

China increases defence budget to $175 billion, expenditure second only to US but three times higher than India's
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China increases defence budget to $175 billion, expenditure second only to US but three times higher than India's

China announced an 8.1 percent increase of its defence expenditure for 2018 amounting to $175 billion, which is over three times higher than India's defence budget.