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China faces 'formidable challenges', says Li

[2015-03-05 10:30]

Structural problems have become "tigers on the road" holding up China's economic development, Premier Li Keqiang says when delivering the annual work report of the government. Key figures for China's economy

China's M2 to increase around 12 percent in 2015

[2015-03-05 08:57]

China's broad money supply (M2), which covers cash in circulation and all deposits, is forecast to grow by around 12 percent in 2015, according to a government work report to be delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the parliament's annual session Thursday.

Defense budget to rise about 10%

[2015-03-05 03:44]

China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year to support its military modernization, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Chinese military holds presentations on 'Chinese dream'

[2015-03-04 22:04]

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) held presentations on Wednesday that showcased activities featuring the relations of the Chinese dream, a strong army and the dreams of servicemen.

China to close 5,000 small mines over safety concerns

[2015-03-04 20:12]

The State Administration of Work Safety on Wednesday vowed to close at least 5,000 small mines, which is equal to 5 percent of the nation's mines, to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities in 2015.

39 national lawmakers dismissed in two years: spokeswoman

[2015-03-04 15:31]

A total of 39 members of China's national legislature were stripped of the lawmaker status in the past two years, a spokesperson for the legislature said here Wednesday.

NPC spokeswoman hints at 10% rise in defense budget

[2015-03-04 10:35]

China's defence budget this year is expected to increase by about 10 percent compared with 2014, the spokeswoman for the country's parliament says.

Advisers vow to boost reform drive

[2015-03-04 03:32]

China's top political advisory body vowed on Tuesday to improve the quality of its proposals to better serve the country's reform drive.

CPC expels senior Shanxi officials over corruption

[2015-03-03 22:14]

Two senior officials in North China's Shanxi province have been expelled from the Party and removed from office after being investigated for corruption, the provincial discipline inspection authority announced on Tuesday.

Five local officials face charges of bribery

[2015-03-03 20:15]

Five local-level officials are being investigated or are awaiting trial over charges of graft, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said in a statement Tuesday.

A-Z of 'two sessions' in spotlight

[2015-03-03 09:45]

The two sessions will kick off this week. What will be the big talking points? Xinhua has compiled a list of 26 hot topics.

China to hold military parade to mark victory of anti-Japanese war

[2015-03-03 08:16]

China will hold a military parade this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

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