Premier Li Keqiang’s confident press debut

Premier Li Keqiang’s confident press debut

Li Keqiang’s debut as China’s Premier in front of the world’s press has grabbed extensive attention, both at home and abroad. The 57-year-old person minced no words as he answered journalist’s questions, laying to rest doubts and concerns as to how he was gong to run the second largest economy in the world over the […]

Xi Jinping endorses work of HK, Macao governments

Chinese president Xi Jinping on Monday met CY Leung and Chui Sai On, chief executives of Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions(SAR), fully endorsing their work and that of their respective governments. Xi told the two executives that the fate of the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao are closely linked. Mutual development and […]

More foreign leaders congratulate Xi on election

More foreign leaders sent congratulatory messages Monday to Xi Jinping on his election as the new Chinese president. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, leaders offering congratulations to Xi on Monday included Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Albanian President Bujar Nishani, Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Samoan Head of […]

People will decide on the success of railway reform

China’s latest railway reform must be tested and accepted by the public before it can be considered a success. China has dismantled the controversial Ministry of Railways, which was founded on the same day as the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The former ministry will be divided into two parts to carry out administrative […]

China’s new cabinet vows to cut red tape

China’s newly-elected State Council, the cabinet, on Monday vowed to prioritize transforming government functions in its work. Premier Li Keqiang chaired an executive cabinet meeting on Monday, advocating that transforming government functions is the key to further reforming administrative systems and developing a market economy and an economy ruled by law. Cutting red tape will […]

Chinese state councilor, German FM discuss ties

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi discussed bilateral ties and cooperation with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle by phone Monday. It followed a phone hook-up between China’s new Premier Li Keqiang and his German counterpart Angela Merkel on Friday, which Yang said indicated the importance the leadership of the two countries attached to further development of […]

12th NPC Standing Committee to hold first meeting

The newly-elected chairman and vice chairpersons of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) held their first meeting on Monday afternoon. At the meeting, it was decided that the first meeting of the 12th NPC Standing Committee would convene on Tuesday. Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the […]

Retired CPC chief of wealthy E China village dies

Wu Renbao, the retired Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Huaxi Village in east China’s Jiangsu Province, died of cancer on Monday afternoon. Wu, 85, died at 6:58 p.m. at his home in the village. With annual sales revenue of more than 50 billion yuan (about 7.93 million U.S. dollars), Huaxi Village is one […]

China protests Japan’s violation of one-China policy

China on Monday made representations to Japan over its violation of the one-China policy during its commemorations of an earthquake anniversary. “We have made solemn representations to Japan and are strongly dissatisfied with and protest Japan’s acts,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on Monday. For Monday’s commemorations of the earthquake that […]