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After much speculation, it is now official: The Communist Party of China (CPC) will convene its 18th Party Congress in Beijing during the "latter half of this year," a party official announced this week without giving specific dates.

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China property fears put bond revival at riskupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 22:07:00

The return of Chinese property developers to the international bond markets in recent weeks highlights a surge in investor appetite for the sector even as the mainland housing market continues to deteriorate.

China axes Bo Xilai from Chongqing post after scandalupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 00:25:00

Bo Xilai, once seen as one of the rising stars of Chinese politics, has been removed from his prominent provincial post after a scandal involving one of his key deputies.

CNNMoney: Inflation slows dramatically in Chinaupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 22:29:00

Inflation in China slowed dramatically in February, as temporary price hikes related to Lunar New Year faded.

Chinese premier touches on military, economyupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 01:49:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao underlined the Asian giant's regional military ambitions and economic challenges Monday in a speech that opened the annual meeting of the country's legislators.

15 children killed in China bus crashupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 03:56:00

A school bus accident in eastern China left 15 elementary students dead and eight others hurt, the latest in a series of deadly crashes involving children, local government officials said Tuesday.

Hundreds arrested as China police smash child-trafficking ringupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 11:19:00

Chinese police have busted two child-trafficking rings after a six-month nationwide investigation, rescuing 178 children and arresting 608 suspects, the country's Ministry of Public Security announced this week.

China busts child trafficking ringupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 11:19:00

Chinese police bust two child-trafficking rings, rescuing 179 children after a six-month nationwide investigation.

China recalls bullet trains, slows down high-speed railupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 04:46:00

China's second-largest train manufacturer will recall 54 bullet trains running on the new Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway after a series of malfunctions, a company official said Friday.

China suspends new railway projectsupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 04:46:00

Beijing is putting all new rail construction on hold. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.

China slows down high-speed trains amid safety concernupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 21:25:00

The Chinese government has announced measures to slow down bullet trains nationwide and halt approval for new construction, a move that comes amid increasing public scrutiny on the country's railway safety following a crash last month that killed at least 40 people.

Chinese premier visits train crash site, pledges transparent probeupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 22:16:00

Acknowledging strong public anger and skepticism over the government's handling of a deadly bullet train collision last weekend, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday promised a thorough investigation into the accident and its aftermath.

Sizing up China's premierupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 00:06:00

When the National People's Congress (NPC), China's legislature, closes its annual session in Beijing on Monday, Premier Wen Jiabao will have had the rare chance to speak with the press -- and for the public to size up their leader.

China freezes nuclear plant approvalsupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 15:38:00

China has suspended approvals of nuclear plants so safety standards can be revised while Japan grapples with its nuclear crisis, Chinese state-run media reported Wednesday.

2010 Asian Games launched with spectacular ceremony in Chinaupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 13:16:00

China rekindled memories of the 2008 Olympics with a spectacular opening ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Friday.

Shanghai World Expo ends Sunday after successful 6-month runupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 11:38:00

Parades and performances marked the final day of the Shanghai World Expo on Sunday, according to China's official Xinhua News Agency.

Wen urges help for developing nationsupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 22:27:00

While China's premier called on leaders gathered at the United Nations to work with "a greater sense of urgency and responsibility" to support the world's developing countries, he also laid out plans for China to make major contributions to struggling nations.

Chinese premier wants immediate, unconditional release of boat captainupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 22:23:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, in New York Tuesday for the United Nations General Assembly, urged Japan to release a detained Chinese boat captain "immediately and unconditionally," China's state news agency Xinhua reported.

Hundreds rescued from Chinese floodsupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 12:54:00

More than 1,000 people have been rescued from rushing flood waters in eastern China after a dike burst on the Fu river in Jiangxi province, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Chinese premier says leaders on Korean peninsula must push for peaceupdated: Mon May 31 2010 04:33:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday that Northeast Asia -- which includes the Korean Peninsula -- must push for peace and avoid violent clashes in the aftermath of the sinking of a South Korean warship, state news reported.

Rescue from the rubbleupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 13:05:00

CNN's John Vause updates the latest rescue efforts from China's earthquake.

Nukes, financial woes top agenda for Asian talksupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 07:50:00

China hosted Japan and South Korea on Saturday for the second trilateral leaders' meeting, state-run media said.

Report: North Korea open to nuke talksupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 02:11:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has again indicated willingness to participate in bilateral talks with the United States and return to six-party talks over its nuclear program, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Will Wen's visit bring North Korea back to the table?updated: Tue Oct 06 2009 00:07:00

Can Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao persuade North Korea to return to the six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program?

Report: China's premier to visit North Koreaupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 08:58:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will visit North Korea for two days next month, government officials and state-run media reported Monday.

China faces economic challengeupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 05:06:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao acknowledges economic challenges. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

Most Asian markets riseupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 05:06:00

A three-peat of advances on Wall Street helped light a fire under Asian markets Friday, with Tokyo's Nikkei average closing 5.2 percent higher, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumping up 4 percent near closing.

CNNMoney: Stocks in early slideupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 09:50:00

Stocks slumped Thursday morning as questions about GM's ability to survive reignited the selloff that has sent the Dow and S&P 500 toward 12-year lows.

China PM 'shoe thrower' faces court appearanceupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 13:15:00

The student protester who hurled a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as he was giving a speech at Cambridge University could face up to 6 months in prison or a £5,000 fine, the UK's Crown Prosecution Service told CNN Tuesday.

Protester throws shoe at China's premierupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 00:49:00

A human rights protester was in police custody Monday after throwing a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a speech at Cambridge University.

UK police arrest Tibet activists during Wen visitupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 19:39:00

Pro-Tibet activists jumped security barriers and scuffled with police outside the Chinese embassy in London Sunday as hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest a visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Annan: World faces 'crisis of governance'updated: Wed Jan 28 2009 08:21:00

The worldwide economic recession has exposed a "crisis of global governance" that can only be addressed by the radical reform of the United Nations, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday as the World Economic Forum got under way in Switzerland.

CNNMoney: Davos: Annan warns of 'global governance 'crisis'updated: Wed Jan 28 2009 08:19:00

The worldwide economic recession has exposed a "crisis of global governance" that can only be addressed by the radical reform of the United Nations, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday as the World Economic Forum got under way in Switzerland.

Chinese shoppers shocked by tainted food scandalupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 13:47:00

Consumers in Beijing's malls and shops are shunning the milk and poultry sections -- for good reasons.

Chinese milk crisis continuesupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 21:43:00

Chinese officials dump milk, tainted with the industrial chemical melamine, after over 3,600 children become sick.

Time.com: Asia, Europe Reach Consensus on Financial Crisisupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 12:00:00

Asian and European leaders said Saturday they have reached a broad consensus on ways to deal with the global financial meltdown

Time.com: Can Chinese Cash Save the World's Banks?updated: Mon Oct 13 2008 08:00:00

China may be deeply enmeshed in the global economy, but the country's leaders are unlikely to take a direct role in solving a financial crisis Beijing believes was made in America

Transcript of interview with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabaoupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 22:41:00

Below is the complete transcript of Fareed Zakaria's interview with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. The interview was taped September 23, and portions were shown on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on September 28.

Zakaria-Wen Interview Pt 1updated: Mon Sep 29 2008 22:41:00

Fareed Zakaria sits down with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for an exclusive interview.

Time.com: China's Poisoned-Milk Scandal: Is Sorry Enough?updated: Tue Sep 23 2008 10:25:00

With thousands of babies sickened by tainted-milk products, Beijing officials apologize. But after a month of bad accidents, some say it's time for action -- not more words

13 detained after deadly landslide in Chinaupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 22:43:00

Authorities have detained 13 people after a mud and rock slide that may have killed several hundred people in northern China, state-run media reported.

China: Quake toll surpasses 60,000updated: Sun May 25 2008 01:38:00

China's Premier Wen Jiabao Saturday gave U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon a dramatic look at damage caused by the massive quake that hit Sichuan province earlier this month as the death toll from the catastrophe jumped past 60,000.

Time.com: Beijing Passes Initial Earthquake Test updated: Fri May 23 2008 17:00:00

In the aftermath of the earthquake, simply being present in the disaster zone helped connect the government to the people

China quake death toll soars past 55,000updated: Fri May 23 2008 04:13:00

Chinese government officials raised the death toll from last week's earthquake past 55,000, as calls were sent out for more material to help the massive recovery effort.

Time.com: A Chinese Town Finds Hopeupdated: Wed May 21 2008 01:00:00

Half the residents of Yingxiu were killed by the May 12 earthquake, but the fight to rescue survivors goes on

Chinese open hearts, walletsupdated: Tue May 20 2008 10:23:00

Chinese open their hearts and wallets to help earthquake survivors. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.

Wave of unity and patriotism sweeps China updated: Tue May 20 2008 10:23:00

One of the most destructive moments in Chinese history is bringing together -- at least temporarily -- this vast nation of more than a billion people, made up of disparate ethnic groups stretching across five time zones.

China's government gives rare transparent look at disasterupdated: Fri May 16 2008 06:00:00

Graphic footage of death and destruction has been shown on China's state-run news networks in the days following the massive earthquake that hit southwest Sichuan province earlier this week.

Bodies await identificationupdated: Thu May 15 2008 20:05:00

Covered bodies are lined up as family and friends come to identify them in Beichuan, China.

Parents hope at quake-destroyed schoolsupdated: Thu May 15 2008 20:05:00

Parents are waiting at schools destroyed by the devastating Chinese earthquake hoping their children will be pulled from the debris but hope is fading.

As children's bodies are found, firecrackers popupdated: Thu May 15 2008 06:54:00

The sharp sound of firecrackers and the wails of grieving parents echoed Tuesday morning above Juyuan Middle School, where hundreds of students are still trapped 24 hours after a major earthquake in central China.

China: Dam feared quake-damaged safeupdated: Wed May 14 2008 17:18:00

China's death toll from a massive earthquake soared by thousands Wednesday as troops rushed to a dam feared critically damaged.

Time.com: China's Quake Damage Controlupdated: Tue May 13 2008 08:00:00

Beijing authorities quickly swung into action to respond publicly -- in sharp contrast to its behavior in past disasters

China's military mightupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 03:24:00

China announces an increase in its defense budget for 2008. CNN's John Vause reports.

Economy tops China agendaupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 21:52:00

The economy topped Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's "Government Work Report" on Wednesday, as he cited the need to hold inflation at 4.8 percent and create 10 million jobs in urban areas.

New devastation emerges in Chinaupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 22:07:00

Monday brought welcome relief to millions of Chinese migrant workers desperate to see their families, as the nation's transportation system seemed to be getting back on its feet after being paralyzed by a historic winter storm.

China travel woesupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 22:07:00

CNN's Hugh Riminton reports from Guangzhou, China where holiday travel has come to a standstill due to snow.

Chinese PM apologizes for snow chaosupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 23:21:00

In a rare move for a Chinese politician, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao apologized Tuesday to the hundreds of thousands of people stranded in train stations across his country due to bad weather and a power crisis.

Snow slams China; half million stranded at train stationupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 20:07:00

Chinese workers and army soldiers were racing to sweep snow-covered highways and unclog railway routes for millions of travelers trapped by cold weather.

Trade troubleupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 06:14:00

CNN's Charles Hodson speaks with Alan Holmer, U.S. Special Envoy for China, about the dispute over industrial subsidies.

Time.com: China's Three Gorges Dam Under Fireupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 14:00:00

Senior officials in Beijing are now grumbling that the megaproject on the Yangtze is turning into an environmental nightmare

Fortune: Piling on the inequitiesupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 04:01:00

Gross economic inequality is one of the biggest problems threatening China's stability, and an issue President Hu Jintao has taken up as a cornerstone of his administration. In major speeches and policy addresses he has called for the creation of a "harmonious society," signaling the central government's desire to reduce the gap between the wealthy Chinese elite and the working class, who have seen far fewer benefits from the country's torrid economic growth.

Premier visits toxic spill cityupdated: Sat Nov 26 2005 01:32:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has toured the city of Harbin, where water service has been disrupted by an 80 kilometer-long (50 mile) toxic spill in the city's main water source, the Songhua River, and praised efforts to get the city back on track.

China at a glanceupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 02:40:00

Following are essential facts and figures on the People's Republic of China.

Annan: Urgent need for $977mupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 23:24:00

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has appealed for $977 million in emergency relief over the next six months for the "unprecedented global catastrophe" triggered by the Asian tsunamis.

Chinese mine toll climbs to 63updated: Mon Nov 29 2004 07:01:00

The death toll from China's Chenjiashan Coal Mine explosion continues to mount, with state media reporting the figure now stands at 63.

Where Hu stands on U.S., Taiwanupdated: Sun Sep 19 2004 19:50:00

After patriarch Jiang Zemin's long overdue retirement, the Chinese leadership under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao may pursue a more aggressive policy towards the United States and Taiwan.

BHP spends up on diamonds, aluminaupdated: Tue May 04 2004 03:11:00

Global resources group BHP Billiton says it will spend more than $300 million upgrading a diamond mine in Canada and an alumina plant in Australia.

China's leaders taken to taskupdated: Sun Mar 07 2004 21:30:00

Balance, not rapid growth, is the central theme of this year's session of China's National People's Congress.

Flying colors for China's leadersupdated: Wed Mar 03 2004 23:01:00

As some 2,900 delegates sit down to open China's annual session of parliament, Communist technocrats are getting good reviews for passing some tough tests.

It's all scientific, but is it?updated: Sun Feb 22 2004 21:05:00

The 15-month-old administration of President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao is staking its reputation on the success of a brand-new "concept of scientific development."

Twin fires spark China safety callupdated: Sun Feb 15 2004 21:14:00

Beijing has ordered a nation-wide emergency safety check after two fires in Jilin and Zhejiang Provinces killed nearly 100 people earlier this week.

Beijing serves up food solutionupdated: Sun Feb 08 2004 20:52:00

Much of China's weighty agrarian problem is summed up by a figure recently revealed by Premier Wen Jiabao: the country's grain production is short by 68.7 billion jin (34.4 billion kilo) a year.

Lives take priority, says Chinaupdated: Sat Jan 31 2004 21:34:00

China's top leadership has given orders that protecting people's lives must be the top priority in fighting the bird flu outbreak affecting large parts of the world's most populous nation.

New Year protests worry Beijingupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 21:50:00

Beijing authorities are pulling out the stops to prevent politically embarrassing mishaps in the run-up to Chinese New Year, usually a time to invoke celestial blessings for peace and prosperity.

Fresh approach from Hu-Wen teamupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 00:34:00

New ideas are urgently needed as President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao begin the second year of their administration.

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