China-backed trade deal that excludes US to take centre stage at ASEAN Summit as Donald Trump skips conference
World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.
Shinzo Abe welcomed by Li Keqiang near Tiananmen Square; PM's rare China visit comes days before Modi arrives in Japan
Premier Li Keqiang greeted Abe as Japan's flag flew outside the opulent Great Hall of the People across from Tiananmen Square, and they reviewed an honour guard before going inside for talks. Relations between Asia's two biggest economies have improved in recent years after they sunk to new lows in 2012 when Tokyo "nationalised" disputed islands claimed by Beijing.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during Nepal PM Oli's five-day visit to China to build a strategic railway link connecting Tibet with Kathmandu through the arduous Himalayan terrain.
China will open up its economy further to the outside world, Premier Li Keqiang vowed on Tuesday, promising a level playing field for domestic and foreign investors in the world's second-largest economy.
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
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 sets GDP target at around 6.5% in 2018, will be able to create 11 mn new urban jobs, says report
China aims to maintain inflation level at around 3 percent and create over 11 million new urban jobs, reports Xinhua news agency.
China will never tolerate any separatist schemes for self-ruled Taiwan, and will safeguard China’s territorial integrity, Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday
ASEAN summit in Manila: Thorny South China Sea dispute likely to dominate talks as Beijing seeks to resolve issue bilaterally
The Chinese premier, who will be in Manila for the ASEAN and East Asia summits, said Beijing will actively explore joint development of the South China sea to make it a "sea of cooperation and friendship" for the benefit of the two countries.
Chinese president Xi Jinping began final consultations with top party leaders ahead of next week's key congress of the ruling Communist Party which is expected to further reinforce his powers on par with party founder Chairman Mao Zedong.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang, during a briefing, left the door open for talks between Doval and Yang by saying that he cannot confirm it.
China will "steadfastly" implement the Paris climate pact, premier Li Keqiang said, urging others to do likewise as US president Donald Trump was due to announce whether Washington will remain in the deal.
China will spend more than $182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth.