Thousands of Chinese companies are presenting their latest gadgets at China's largest trade fair. It is seen as a barometer for the entire economy. Around two thirds of exporters here expect the slowdown to last for at least 6 months.
Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.
New York-based MSCI, the world's largest stock index provider, has included China in its key emerging markets list. A government spokesperson hailed the decision as confidence in China's future economic prospects.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has hailed the benefits of globalization, stressing that free trade is a "precondition of fair trade." Li also said China can control growing financial risks and hit this year's growth targets.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged China to implement reforms more speedily as it faces growing vulnerabilities amid dwindling resources to cope with internal and external shocks.
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