Li Keqiang

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Opening Ceremony

Chinese Venture Funds Grows Up To $338 Billion, Appear As The World’s Biggest Pot of Fund

The state backed venture funds of China have raised around ¥1.5 trillion ($231 billion) during 2015. The local fund managers are working to collect another ¥2 trillion which seems to be impossible to handle. Shortage of skilled fund managers and eligible startups has been analyzed as the major hurdles in managing such huge funds.

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Visits China

China aims 7% economic growth in 2016

China is targeting seven percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2016. The Chinese government is keen on real growth prospects over restructuring exercise this year, while avoiding inflating debt or asset bubbles.

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Australian Prime Minister Urges Chinese Premier for speedy Environmental Test on coal imports

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to hasten environmental tests of sulfur content on coal imports as Australian exporters claim that the new standards disrupts the trade and drives down the already low prices.

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South Korea, China, and Japan to discuss free trade deal at Seoul summit

China, South Korea, and Japan have announced plans to reignite a three-party summit that was halted on 2012 due to lingering animosity towards Japan's part in WWII.

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International Monetary Fund

IMF review recommends delaying currency basket adoption of yuan

The International Monetary Fund should put off any move to add the yuan to its Special Drawing Rights currency basket until September 2016, an IMF staff report said, a move that would effectively end the Chinese currency's chances of an early inclusion.

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Airbus

Airbus signs deal for China cabin-completion plant

Airbus (AIR.PA) signed an agreement on Thursday to set up its second plant on Chinese soil in a deal that the European planemaker hopes will lead to lucrative new plane orders.

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Global Think Tank Summit

EU tries to look beyond Greece to deepen China ties

The European Union will briefly put aside worries about Greece to broaden its relations with China at a summit in Brussels on Monday, hoping for Chinese investment in Europe's new infrastructure fund and support for a global climate deal.

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Li Keqiang

China to extend economic diplomacy to EU infrastructure fund

China will pledge a multi-billion dollar investment in Europe's new infrastructure fund at a summit on June 29 in Brussels, according to a draft communique seen by Reuters - Beijing's latest round of chequebook diplomacy to win greater influence.

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China

China vehicle sales fall again in May, showing weakness

Vehicle sales in China fell for a second straight month in May, the first such consecutive drop since late 2011, highlighting the weakness in the world's second biggest economy.

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Li Keqiang

China's Premier Li sees growth of 7.0 percent in 2015

China's economy is expected to grow at 7.0 percent this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday. Speaking at the headquarters of the United Nations' Latin American arm ECLAC in Chilean capital Santiago, Li said that data in April and May data showed the Chinese economy had maintained momentum.

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Li Keqiang (L) and Peru's President Ollanta Humala

China and Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link

China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300 miles) transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.

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China wireless carriers to slash contract prices, could spur 4G boom

China's three state-owned wireless carriers said on Friday they will cut mobile data prices and boost data speeds this year, potentially spurring a mass migration of customers to more lucrative 4G contracts.

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China April exports unexpectedly contract, import slide worsens, more stimulus seen

China's exports unexpectedly fell 6.4 percent in April from a year earlier, while imports tumbled by a deeper-than-forecast 16.2 percent, fueling expectations that Beijing will quickly roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper economic slowdown.

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China agrees $2-billion infrastructure deal with Equatorial Guinea

China's biggest lender by assets, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, said on Wednesday it had signed an infrastructure pact worth $2 billion with the oil-rich west African nation of Equatorial Guinea.

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People's Bank of China

China makes big cut in bank reserve requirement to fight slowdown

China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth.

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