BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Tuesday for the unswerving implementation of reforms on Beijing's terms, saying no one could boss it around, but offered no new measures in a speech marking 40 years of market liberalisation. | Video
BEIJING China should lower next year's growth target to 6.0-6.5 percent as headwinds including a trade dispute with the United States increases risks for the economy, according to government advisers' recommendations to top leaders who will meet to map out the 2019 economic agenda.
* China economists, govt advisers beat drum for faster
BEIJING China's November retail sales grew at their weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as the economy lost further momentum, heaping pressure on Beijing to defuse its trade dispute with the United States.
BEIJING China's trade war with the United States is spurring some Chinese entrepreneurs, government advisers and think-tanks to call for faster reforms in the world's second-largest economy and the freeing of a private sector stifled by state controls.
BEIJING, Dec 11 China's banks extended more new
loans than expected in November after a sharp drop the previous
month, in a sign that recent government pressure on lenders to
help struggling smaller firms may be starting to bear fruit.
BEIJING China's banks extended more new loans than expected in November after a sharp drop the previous month, in a sign that recent government pressure on lenders to help struggling smaller firms may be starting to bear fruit.
BEIJING Trade talks between the United States and China should be equal and mutually beneficial, Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Friday, adding that he hoped the two countries can find ways to manage their differences through dialogue. | Video
SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 16 China's stubbornly weak
credit growth has spurred talk of its first cut in benchmark
lending rates in three years, but economists and policy insiders
say concerns about a potential knock to its currency will likely
give the central bank pause.