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  • China will strive to achieve positive economic growth this year: Premier Li Keqiang May 28, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    China will strive to achieve positive economic growth this year: Premier Li Keqiang

    China does not need a massive stimulus but liquidity will be increased because "exceptional situations call for exceptional measures", Li said during his once-a-year news conference following the close of the annual meeting of parliament.

  • China not to accept international tribunal ruling on SCS: Li Jul 14, 2016 09:40 PM IST

    China not to accept international tribunal ruling on SCS: Li

    Li made the remarks while meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the sidelines of the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit, which will be held from tomorrow.

  • India, China should appropriately address differences:Xi Jinping May 27, 2016 12:26 PM IST

    India, China should appropriately address differences:Xi Jinping

    "The two sides should appropriately address our differences," President Xi Jinping told Mukherjee during their meeting here yesterday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Pranab Mukherjee leaves for home after China visit May 27, 2016 11:52 AM IST

    Pranab Mukherjee leaves for home after China visit

    Pranab Mukherjee, who made his first visit to China as President, met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping yesterday during which he told him that Sino-India relations have acquired "strategic significance" and if the two countries work together they can generate "tremendous momentum" for global peace and prosperity.

  • China's Premier urges less red tape to bolster economy: Report May 23, 2016 08:50 AM IST

    China's Premier urges less red tape to bolster economy: Report

    Li also pledged to further cut administrative examinations and approvals, cut the process of establishing businesses and give colleges and scientific research institutes more autonomy, Xinhua said late on Sunday, citing a transcript of a speech Li delivered on May 9.

  • China adds 3.18 million urban jobs in Q1, unemployment rate flat Apr 22, 2016 09:24 AM IST

    China adds 3.18 million urban jobs in Q1, unemployment rate flat

    The urban unemployment rate was 4.04 percent at the end of first quarter, flat from the end of 2015 and slightly lower than the year ago period, Xinhua said

  • China to invest over $1 trillion abroad in next 5 years: Li Nov 25, 2015 02:35 PM IST

    China to invest over $1 trillion abroad in next 5 years: Li

    Although China's economic growth has slowed, growth volume is increasing annually, Li spoke at an economic and trade forum of China and Central and Eastern European countries in Suzhou, Jiangsu province yesterday.

  • China's Q3 GDP up 6.9% y-o-y compared to forecast of 6.8% Oct 19, 2015 07:49 AM IST

    China's Q3 GDP up 6.9% y-o-y compared to forecast of 6.8%

    At the weekend, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that with the global economic recovery losing steam, achieving domestic growth of around 7 percent was "not easy."

  • China's Li says achieving growth of around 7% Oct 17, 2015 04:19 PM IST

    China's Li says achieving growth of around 7%

    Nonetheless in his comments, made at a recent meeting with senior provincial officials, the premier said that continued strength in the labour market and services were reasons for optimism, despite the headwinds facing the manufacturing sector.

  • China is growing at 'reasonable' pace despite pressures: Li Aug 30, 2015 01:16 PM IST

    China is growing at 'reasonable' pace despite pressures: Li

    Li said international market instability "has increased the uncertainties around the global economic recovery, and the impact on China's financial market and imports and exports has also deepened, with the economy facing new pressure."

  • China hikes defence Budget by 10.1% Mar 05, 2015 03:59 PM IST

    China hikes defence Budget by 10.1%

    The increase of the defence spending was announced by Premier Li Keqiang in his work report submitted to the China's legislature the National People's Congress (NPC) which began its 10-day annual session here on Thursday.

  • China to set 2015 growth target at 'around 7%': Sources Jan 29, 2015 07:56 AM IST

    China to set 2015 growth target at 'around 7%': Sources

    The growth target, which is set to be announced by Premier Li Keqiang at the annual parliament session in March, was endorsed by top party leaders and policymakers at a closed-door Central Economic Conference in December, said a number of people with knowledge of the outcome of meeting who spoke to Reuters.

  • China Sept inflation cools to near 5-year low Oct 15, 2014 09:26 AM IST

    China Sept inflation cools to near 5-year low

    The consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.6 percent in September from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday, missing market expectations for a 1.7 percent rise and down from 2 percent in August.

  • China's September exports data beat expectations Oct 13, 2014 06:21 PM IST

    China's September exports data beat expectations

    The exports netted USD 213.7 billion in September, a 15.3 percent increase compared to last year, customs data showed. The September growth rate was the highest monthly export reading since March 2013, beating analysts' expectations who had projected a 12 percent rise in exports, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

  • China central bank to cut bank reserves if growth falters Mar 12, 2014 09:38 AM IST

    China central bank to cut bank reserves if growth falters

    A cut would be triggered if growth slips below 7.5 percent and towards 7.0 percent.

  • China promises to address trade deficit ahead of Li's visit May 16, 2013 06:35 PM IST

    China promises to address trade deficit ahead of Li's visit

    On India's concerns over widening trade deficit, which touched USD 28.87 billion in the overall bilateral trade of USD 66.47 billion last year, Jiang said "China pays close attention" to the issue and is taking steps to address it.

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