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China not to devalue yuan to boost export: Premier

China will not devalue yuan to boost its export, Premier Li Keqiang said on March 15 after the close of the annual legislative session.

China important engine for world

China’s GDP growth target for this year, which is “around 6.5 percent”, is not low, Premier Li Keqiang said.

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China, US communicating on presidents’ meeting

Premier Li Keqiang said on March 15 that China and the United States are in close communication on a meeting between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump.

China proposes dialogue to solve Korean Peninsula issue

China is committed to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and proposes dialogue to de-escalate the current tensions.

FIVE-YEAR PLAN

China’s senior population to reach 255m by 2020

China’s senior population — those aged 60 and above — is expected to reach 255 million by 2020, according to a govt plan.

Sustainability vital for China’s pension funds

As the population ages, China faces the challenge of building a more sustainable pension system.

OPINIONS

Proposal to better protect rare porpoise

The endangered Yangtze finless porpoise has about a decade until extinction unless it is elevated to the nation’s top-class protected species list, national political advisers warned.

Measures to cool housing sector set to continue

City-specific measures will continue to be used to help stabilize the healthy development of the housing market.

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Premier Li Keqiang meets the press

Premier Li meets with reporters from home and abroad and answer their questions at 10:30 am on March 15.

HOT ISSUES

More research needed on smog in north China

Chinese government will set up a special fund to do more research on the causes of heavy winter smog in northern China.

Companies set for good harvest from growth plan

Shanghai Composite Index gains 0.8 percent to reach a three-week high on March 13.

MOTIONS & PROPOSALS

There should be a comprehensive national law for urban management, and guidelines to streamline the process for officials.

There should be a way to dismiss judges and prosecutors who are responsible for cases in which people were wrongly convicted or disciplined.

We have formed a statistical forecast model as the core technology used in our daily weather forecasts

OVERSEAS PERSPECTIVES

China’s economy is unlikely to continue to grow at a sustainable pace without innovation playing a big part, according to a scholar at one of Britain’s top technology and research institutes.

China’s Belt and Road initiative could “completely transform” the global economic outlook for the better.

Making sure growth and trade continue in China’s neighbors should be a key topic of discussion at the two sessions.

ONLINE VOICES

Premier Li’s news conference has conveyed the government’s belief that the quality of Made-in-China products has been enhanced to a key stage.

As this year’s two sessions drew to a close, a number of policies and measures for the benefit of the people were laid out.

Premier Li’s news conference is a window into China’s domestic policies and positions on international issues.

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