As the end of the annual National People's Congress, Prime Minister Li Keqiang emphasised that China does not want a trade war with the US. And promised European companies fair access to Chinese markets.
China's defense budget is once again thrust into the spotlight as delegates to its largely rubber-stamp parliament gather for their annual meeting. There are signs that Beijing’s military spending will continue to rise.
Li Keqiang has kept the second-highest post in the Communist Party. Yang Xiaodu is set to lead President Xi Jinping's massive anti-graft campaign as head of the new National Supervisory Commission.
China has announced a trillion yuan military budget for the coming year at the annual National People's Congress. The move is "to make up for low military spending in the past," according to an official.
Analysts suggest US President Donald Trump is using trade as a tool to strong-arm South Korea into keeping the pressure on recalcitrant North Korean regime. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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