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Trump says 'big progress' on possible China trade deal

31 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had a "long and very good call" with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that a possible trade deal between the United States and China was progressing well. | Video

China factory activity shrinks for first time in over two years, 2019 looks tougher

31 Dec 2018

BEIJING China's factory activity contracted for the first time in over two years in December, highlighting the challenges facing Beijing as it seeks to end a bruising trade war with Washington and reduce the risk of a sharper economic slowdown in 2019.

China's monetary policy stance unchanged but policymaking to be flexible - official

28 Dec 2018

BEIJING China's monetary policy stance has not shifted, but a greater focus will be placed on flexible policymaking to adjust to changes, a central bank official said, with the Chinese economy widely expected to face more headwinds next year.

China says direct trade talks with U.S. in January, pledges more opening

27 Dec 2018

BEIJING China and the United States have made plans for face-to-face consultations over trade in January, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday, as the world's two biggest economies advanced efforts to resolve a months-long trade war.

UPDATE 2-China says direct trade talks with U.S. in January, pledges more opening

27 Dec 2018

* China to relax equity cap on foreign investment in education, medical sectors (Adds commerce ministry comment on removing restrictions, relaxing some foreign investment curbs)

RPT-INSIGHT-Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge

16 Dec 2018

* Rucheng seeks to prop up private sector to counter slowdown

Deep in the red - Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge

16 Dec 2018

RUCHENG COUNTY, China In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong sits on a platform adorned with intricate stonework, flanked by a diorama of Red Army soldiers and traditional brick-and-tile homes with curved roofs.

Bug business - Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste

12 Dec 2018

JINAN, China In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal. | Video

China property to cool in 2019, weigh on economy, curbs may be eased: Reuters poll

10 Dec 2018

BEIJING China's massive property market is expected to cool further in 2019, with smaller price rises and falling home sales adding to pressure on the world's second-largest economy, a Reuters poll showed.

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