At the opening session of China's National People's Congress, Premier Li Keqiang announced the country is lowering its annual growth targets to 6.5 percent. Facing slowing export growth, Li promised to open some markets to private competitors.
China is angry at Standard and Poor's (S&P) following a downgrade of its creditworthiness by the ratings agency over concerns about the country's rising debt. S&P underestimated China's financial strength, Beijing said.
The Chinese government hopes to restrict climate change and illness with the help of artificial meat. It's a bold move. But will the population go along with it, asks Frank Sieren.
In a week during which a Europe-US rift seems to be deepening, the Chinese premier became the second major Asian leader to arrive in Berlin. Talks will focus on closer cooperation on trade and climate issues.
The world's largest economy has grown at its fastest pace in more than two years, hitting the president's goal for the first time since he took office. Higher consumer spending was behind the solid growth rate.
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