Beijing has turned to tax cuts to counter both the slowing economy and the US tariffs.
The two-week gathering of the congress's 3,000-plus delegates in the Great Hall of the People is a grand political spectacle. But it does little law making, serving as a platform to highlight the government's plans for the year and earn endorsement.
The world's largest trade deal, also called RCEP, is pushed back to next year as trade ministers of Asia-Pacific countries fail to agree key terms at a summit, ahead of ASEAN meeting, in Singapore.
A senior Chinese diplomat says more talks will take place to fix details regarding economic support to Islamabad, as visiting Pakistani PM Imran Khan tells Chinese of "a very difficult economic situation" at home.
Multiple agreements signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Beijing for the first formal Sino-Japanese summit in seven years, as Asia's two biggest economies look to cement ties amid trade friction with US.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says "unilateralism" does not offer solutions, a day after US and China swapped tit-for-tat trade tariffs, adding further, Beijing will not use yuan depreciation to boost exports.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed arrived in Beijing looking to re-negotiate and cancel billions of dollars worth of Chinese investment projects that he's described as "unfair deals."
Malaysia doesn't believe in confrontation, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says as he hopes to expand trade with China in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Beijing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang defend 2015 Iran nuclear accord, with hints the US withdrawal could impact negotiations with North Korea.
Last held in Seoul in 2015, the three-way summit has regularly brought together the East Asian neighbours, but this week's gathering comes amid an unusual period of calm for relations often beset by territorial and historical disputes.
White House says President Donald Trump to announce actions against China for allegedly stealing US technology or pressuring US companies to hand it over. Beijing vows to defend China's interests.
China sets $175 billion defence budget as annual parliament opens with a focus on giving President Xi Jinping a lifetime mandate.
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