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China to upgrade ASEAN partnership, committed to South China Sea peace: Foreign Minister

March 8, 2018

BEIJING - China looks to upgrade the strategic partnership and build a closer community of shared future with ASEAN, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today.. China would continue to put co-operation with ASEAN high on its agenda of international co-operation this year, Wang told a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress.

Belt and Road Initiative to follow international rules: Chinese Foreign Minister

March 8, 2018

BEIJING - China is on a long march to modernisation and has no need or intention to replace the United States' international role, Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said today. "Some Americans allege that China will replace America's role in the world. This conclusion is fundamentally wrong." The State newsagency, Xinhua, quoted Wang as saying.

China’s three “critical battles” – risk, poverty, pollution

March 6, 2018

BEIJING – Delivering the Government’s work report to China's national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang has stressed increasing support for what he called the "three critical battles" - against risk, poverty and pollution.  A moderately prosperous society could not arise with volatile financial markets, people locked in poverty, or polluted skies, mountains and rivers, he said.

China to take new measures to boost foreign investment

March 6, 2018

BEIJING - China will take a series of new measures this year to solicit more foreign investment, Ning Jizhe, Deputy Head of the National Development and Reform Commission, said. China will greatly relax market access, promote investment facilitation and encourage foreign capital entry in more regions, he told a press conference on the sidelines of the national legislature's annual session.

China’s SF Express wins approval for US$5.9 billion cargo airport

February 28, 2018

BEIJING - The State Council, China’s cabinet, has approved plans for a cargo airport backed by courier SF Express Co. Ltd. The airport — which will be built in the city of Ezhou, 98 km from Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province — was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in 2016, pending the green light from the State Council.