SPECIAL COVERAGE >>Two Sessions 2015

China vows responsibility to safeguard border stability

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday expressed his strong resolve to safeguard stability in the border areas with Myanmar, after a recent bomb dropped by a warplane from the conflict-hit country killed five Chinese people in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-16 1:08:01

‘Ample’ tools for growth: Li

China has sufficient policy tools to keep its economy growing, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday, playing down concerns over slower growth in the world’s second-largest economy.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-16 1:03:01

Premier Li calls on retailers to put more focus on product quality

Retailers, both online or off-line, need to pay more attention to their products in order to protect consumers, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-16 0:53:01

Lawmakers propose birth defect interdiction

Several lawmakers have suggested that China should ramp up financial support for prenatal diagnosis to decrease the number of children born with birth defects in China, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-16 0:23:02

Li offers reassurance on economy

The Third Session of the 12th National People’s Congress concluded on Sunday. Premier Li Keqiang held a press conference on Sunday morning at which he dealt with various issues, economic questions in particular. The Global Times presents five of the key issues that were discussed.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-16 0:18:02

China engaging in 5G telecom research, studies

China is engaged in tech research and market studies on next-generation mobile telecom networks, or 5G, which would be applied in fields including driverless vehicles, the country’s vice-minister of industry and information technology said over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-16 0:13:01

Silk Road Fund to be run by market rules: chair

China’s $40 billion Silk Road Fund will be operated under a market-oriented approach and the projects it plans to invest in will not be limited to countries along the “One Belt, One Road” route, the fund’s chairperson said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-12 23:48:02

New-energy vehicles exceeded 120,000 by 2014: minister

China has made substantial progress in the development of new-energy vehicles by putting more than 120,000 new-energy cars on the road by the end of 2014, the country’s science and technology minister said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-11 23:28:02

Online finance regulation to be issued soon

Regulations for the oversight of the country’s burgeoning online finance sector will soon be launched, industry watchers said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-11 23:28:01

Vice finance minister denies QE rumor

China’s vice finance minister on Wednesday denied a rumor that the country is planning to roll out a quantitative easing (QE) program.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-11 23:23:01

Futures industry opening can build on ‘Belt and Road’ initiative

The opening of China’s futures industry to the global market could ride the wave of the nation’s push for implementing the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, Yang Maijun, chairman of the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE), said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-10 23:28:02

SOE salary reform policies to be rolled out

China has implemented a new reform plan on payment to top executives at China’s major State-owned enterprises (SOEs), and detailed policies to support the plan are likely to be announced later this month, the country’s human resources minister said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-10 23:28:01

China’s growth target reasonable, says Danish ambassador

China’s annual economic growth target for 2015 is reasonable and shows the Chinese leadership’s determination to achieve a sustainable economic model, Danish Ambassador to China Friis Arne Petersen said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-10 0:13:07

China aims to create e-commerce regulating law

China is pushing forward efforts to institute a law to regulate the country’s booming e-commerce sector, the head of the country’s commerce regulator said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-10 0:08:06

Thin film solar power expected to be new driver for economy

China can build portable new energy into an industry with global comparative edges as a means to boost growth and reduce pollution, the head of a ­Chinese renewable energy giant said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-9 23:03:01

More female deputies at NPC

The rise of the number of female deputies in China’s top legislature indicates women’s increasing significance in China’s political arena, observers have noted during the recent meetings of the country’s top legislatures.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-9 0:08:02

‘Celebrity journalism’ at meetings in the spotlight

At the annual two sessions, NPC deputies and CPPCC members gather in Beijing to discuss State issues, but too often they themselves become the focus of media attention.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-8 23:58:03

Shenzhen-HK scheme about ready for launch

The details of the stock scheme connecting the Shenzhen and Hong Kong bourses are now ready and the launch is pending approval by regulators of the two markets, Song Liping, general manager of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2015-3-8 23:13:01