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China considers to postpone 'Two Sessions', a key event in China's political calendar
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China considers to postpone ‘Two Sessions’, a key event in China’s political calendar amid the coronavirus outbreak

The Chinese government on Monday proposed to postpone China’s “two sessions,” (全国两会) a key event in the country’s political calendar, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. … Read more

Handout of construction is shown on Fiery Cross Reef, in the Spratly Islands, the disputed South China Sea
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China able to deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time – U.S. think thank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea … Read more

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A peek through the curtains at China’s “two meetings”

Every March, the curtains go up in China’s capital of Beijing for two major events in the political calendar. The “lianghui,” or “two meetings,” as … Read more

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks to Montreal businessmen at the 6th China-Canada Economic & Trade Cooperation Forum in Montreal
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China will improve access for foreign companies

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s State Council, or cabinet, said on Saturday the country is committed to improve access for foreign companies in China, as part of “a new round of high-level opening up”.

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Buildings are seen at the Yujiapu financial centre, in Tianjin
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Road to stagnation? China Inc gets a break from lenders

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Profits at roughly a quarter of Chinese companies in a Reuters analysis were too low in the first half of this year to cover their debt servicing obligations, as earnings languish and loan burdens increase.

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North Korean leader Kim smiles as he guides a test fire of a new multiple launch rocket system in this undated photo released by North Korea's KCNA in Pyongyang
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China, U.S. to step up cooperation on North Korea

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the White House said.

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