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China is trying to talk its way out of a growing problem with its military veterans

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese officer appealed to military veterans on Tuesday not to take complaints about their treatment to the streets and to "rationally" lodge appeals for redress.<p>At the annual meeting of parliament in March, China set up a Ministry of Veterans Affairs as part of a …

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Top legislator calls for China-Japan ties to stay on right track - Xinhua

Li Zhanshu (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, meets with Tadamori Oshima, speaker of …

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eNCA | CATCH IT LIVE: President Ramaphosa welcomes Xi Jinping to South Africa

Xi touched down in the country on Monday evening ahead of the Brics summit which begins in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

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Correction: China’s National People’s Congress | Financial Times

China’s National People’s Congress meeting that ended term limits for Chinese presidents occurred in March, not October as incorrectly stated in an …

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Today, Explained: President for Life (19m)

President for Life<p>March 5, 2018<p>19 minutes<p>China's National People's Congress opened its annual two-week meeting today. The country’s parliament is …

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Environmental governance in a new era

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>Ecological civilization, understood as an umbrella term capturing Chinese wisdom and approach to redressing the balance …

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China's top legislature defines coastguard powers

China's top legislature has defined the country's coastguard powers, after the unit was placed under oversight of the armed police.<p>A decision was …

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China's top legislature wraps up bimonthly session

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) closed its four-day bimonthly session Friday, adopting legal decisions and a report on …

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China Vice Premier Liu to meet EU delegation next week

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will meet with a senior European Union delegation in Beijing next week, China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He attends the news conference following the closing session of the National People's Congress …

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China spends $3.4 billion to resettle steel, coal workers in 2017

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China spent 22.2 billion yuan ($3.43 billion) last year on resettling 377,000 workers laid off as a result of a state campaign to cut capacity in the steel and coal sectors, the finance minister told the country’s parliament on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A worker shovels coal at a …

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Legislature Reports Widespread Fabrication of Official Data

Next time you decide to quote Chinese statistics, you had better think twice.<p>The National People’s Congress, China’s top legislative body, revealed …

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China mulls law revisions to curb intervention in judicial affairs

China's top legislature began discussing bills on two draft revisions of laws on the organization of courts and procuratorates to prevent …

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Legislature Considers Raising Personal Income Tax Threshold

<i>* Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress considers amending Individual Income Tax Law to rase exemption to 5,000 yuan a month</i><p><i>* New</i> …

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Chinese senior official visits Canada on ties

OTTAWA, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Wang Chen, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, visited Canada from …

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China's top legislator meets with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), on Thursday met with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov in …

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Chinese president appoints 4 new ambassadors - Xinhua

BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed four new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee …

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China proposes stepping up cooperation on advanced manufacturing with Japan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s commerce minister said on Wednesday that China and Japan should strengthen cooperation on advanced manufacturing, technology innovation, sharing economy and elderly care this year.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan attends a news conference on the sidelines …

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SJ starts Beijing visit

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng met officials from the Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office and the National People's Congress Standing Committee in …

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Teresa Cheng to visit Beijing

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng will visit Beijing from April 26 to 29. Ms Cheng will visit the Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office of the State …

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China's anti-corruption campaign snags ex-Politburo member

Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member and city party chief, has been put on trial on bribery charges. But rights groups have criticized some of the …

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Smart speaker does not reflect Xiaomi’s stand on gay people

Device maker Xiaomi's controversial smart speaker, which allegedly said gay people are perverts, does not represent the company's attitude toward gay …

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Minxin Pei on the Rise of Emperor Xi

In March, China’s National People’s Congress rubber-stamped the elimination of presidential term limits, clearing the way for President Xi Jinping to …

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China needs 'extraordinary measures' to revitalize countryside: minister

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China must adopt “extraordinary measures” to help revitalize the countryside and prevent its rural economy from falling further behind amid continuing urbanization, the country’s agriculture minister said.<p>FILE PHOTO: China's Agriculture Minister Han Changfu attends a news …

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China vice premier says will win battle against financial risk: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Sunday that China would win the battle against financial risk, the official Xinhua news agency reported.<p>FILE PHOTO - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He attends the news conference following the closing session of the National People's Congress …

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China's President Xi Jinping will attend Boao Forum

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend this month’s Boao Forum and deliver a keynote speech, the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to deliver his speech at the …

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Will a Centralized Environmental Policy Speed Up the Greening of Chinese Society?

As part of the National People’s Congress that abolished his term limits, Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw a Cabinet reshuffle this month that …

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China's opening up not forced by external pressure: commerce minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s opening up is self-initiated and will not be forced by pressure from other countries, the country’s commerce ministry said on Sunday on its official Wechat account.<p>FILE PHOTO: Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan attends a news conference on the sidelines of the National …

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Former PBOC governor: China will continue to adopt proactive fiscal, neutral monetary policies

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will continue to adopt a proactive fiscal policy and prudent and neutral monetary policy, the country’s former central bank governor said during the meeting of the Group of 20 finance ministers and central banks.<p>Zhou Xiaochuan attends a news conference on the sidelines of …

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President Xi just fired a big warning to Taiwan

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Taiwan Tuesday of a renewed push for unification, vowing that efforts to resist this would face “the punishment of history.”<p>Beijing regards the island, which has been self-ruled since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949, as a breakaway province.<p>Xi, recently …

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Xi warns Taiwan will face 'punishment of history' for separatism

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory.<p>The government of Taiwan, one of China’s most …

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