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China to launch month-long effort in May to boost consumption

Apr 25 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) -China will launch a series of promotional activities, including a new consumer goods expo in southern Hainan province, in May to boost spending as the Chinese retail sector recovers from COVID-19-induced consumer caution.

China plans on boosting domestic consumption in May

Apr 25 2021

BEIJING, April 25 China will launch a series of activities next month to boost domestic consumption, including an expo on consumer goods in the southern province of Hainan, the commerce ministry said on Sunday.

Beijing city fines online education firms for false advertising

Apr 25 2021

BEIJING Beijing city has fined four online education agencies 500,000 yuan ($76,988) each for misleading customers with false advertising, the local market regulator said on Sunday.

EU blames China for endangering peace in South China Sea

Apr 25 2021

BEIJING The European Union called out China on Saturday for endangering peace in the South China Sea and urged all parties to abide by a 2016 tribunal ruling which rejected most of China's claim to sovereignty in the sea, but which Beijing has rejected.

China, North Korea poised to resume freight rail links as trade revives

Apr 23 2021

DANDONG, China China is set to resume cargo train service with North Korea, people familiar with the matter said, following a 15-month border closure due to COVID-19, as trade with the impoverished and isolated country begins to rebound.

Analysis: Beijing huddles with friends, seeks to fracture U.S.-led 'clique'

Apr 19 2021

BEIJING China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while using sanctions and threats to try to fracture the alliances the United States is building against it. | Video

South Korean foreign minister going to China for first time in three years

Mar 31 2021

SEOUL/BEIJING A South Korean foreign minister will visit China this week for the first time in three years, looking for ways to improve ties even as tensions are running high between Beijing and the United States, the South's most important ally.

China formalises sweeping electoral shake-up for Hong Kong, demands loyalty

Mar 30 2021

BEIJING/HONG KONG China finalised a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system on Tuesday, drastically curbing democratic representation in the city as authorities seek to ensure "patriots" rule the global financial hub. | Video

China military to get loyalty lessons as party gears up for 100th birthday

Mar 23 2021

BEIJING China's military will begin a massive loyalty campaign to the Communist Party and its leader President Xi Jinping for the party's 100 birthday this year, and while it will celebrate the armed forces' Hong Kong garrison there will be no mass parade.

Canadian ex-diplomat's espionage trial in China ends, verdict due later

Mar 22 2021

BEIJING The trial of Canadian Michael Kovrig, who has been held in China for more than two years on espionage charges, wrapped up in a closed Beijing courtroom on Monday with the verdict to be announced at an unspecified later date, according to state media. | Video

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