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Stronger Growth Predicted in China

China’s economic growth quickened in the second quarter from the previous three months, but further modest government support measures will still be needed, Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Monday. Speaking at a news conference with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who is visiting Beijing, Mr. Li said that the Chinese economy still faced downward [...]

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China Criticizes Japan’s Wartime Past During Merkel’s Visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday used a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to criticize Japan’s wartime past, in the latest apparent effort by a Chinese official to contrast the way the two former Axis powers treat the history of World War II. Standing beside Ms. Merkel at a news conference in Beijing as [...]

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Alibaba-Backed Kuaidi Challenges Uber in China With BMWs

Hangzhou Kuaidi Technology Co., a taxi-booking service backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA), is adding luxury cars in China to boost revenue as it steps up its challenge to Uber Technologies Inc. Kuaidi is targeting wealthy travelers with a new smartphone application as it partners with chauffeur companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hangzhou, [...]

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China, U.S. to discuss yuan, monetary policy this week

China and the United States will discuss the yuan’s value as well as the impact of U.S. monetary policy at a meeting this week, Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said on Monday. Top Chinese and U.S. officials, including U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, will hold their annual talks in Beijing on July 9-10 at [...]

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New Offices Reflect Growth of Busy Anticorruption Agency

The main symbol on the homepage of China’s anticorruption agency shows the unadorned, old-school, gold hammer and sickle of the Communist Party, to which it belongs entirely. But that simplicity belies a harried new reality these days — the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection is in a flurry of activity as it carries out instructions [...]

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Chinese President’s Visit to South Korea Is Seen as Way to Weaken U.S. Alliances

President Xi Jinping of China arrived in South Korea on Thursday for a state visit to a vital American ally, a move that appears to signal his resolve to unsettle America’s alliances in Northeast Asia and fortify his argument for a new security architecture in the region, with China as the dominant player. In the [...]

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