Questions swirl after China's former leader Hu leaves event
The twice-a-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party is a tightly choreographed event. The speculation ran from a health crisis to an attempted protest by the 79-year-old former leader, or a political purge by current President Xi Jinping. China's tightly controlled state media didn't report the incident, but the official Xinhua News Agency tweeted in English several hours later — as speculation raged overseas — that Hu was in poor health and needed to rest.news.yahoo.com
China's Xi gets chance to tighten hold on economy at meeting
President Xi Jinping, China’s most influential figure in decades, gets a chance to stack the ranks with allies who share his vision of intensifying pervasive control over entrepreneurs and technology development at a meeting of the ruling Communist Party that starts this weekend.
China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, attendees applaud during a ceremony to mark the official end of extreme poverty in China held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The party announced in November, with little fanfare, that China no longer had anyone in extreme poverty. AdThey credit Xi with launching an initiative shortly after taking power in 2012 that enabled China to beat by a decade the 2030 target set by the World Bank for eliminating extreme poverty. China’s official definition of extreme poverty is an income per person of 11 yuan ($1.70) per day. The World Bank’s middle-income poverty standard is income of $5.50 per person per day.
China ends key leadership meeting by highlighting a new requirement: 'Learn, learn, learn'
Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) attends a military parade with former presidents Hu Jintao (L) and Jiang Zemin in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. BEIJING At the highest level, Chinese leaders don't appear eager to make major economic reforms right now to what has long been criticized as a state-dominated economy. Instead, the ruling party is urging officials to "learn" and "modernize." "Some officials lack (the) ability to adapt and learn," Jiang said, according to an official translation of his Mandarin-language remarks. "We ask them to learn, learn, learn.cnbc.com
World Trade Organization opens the way for Chinese sanctions against US tariffs in Obama-era
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao attend an official south lawn arrival ceremony for Hu at the White House in Washington. The United States did not fully comply with a World Trade Organization ruling and could face Chinese sanctions if it does not remove certain tariffs that break WTO rules, the WTO's appeals judges said in a ruling on Tuesday. But the ruling also said the United States must accept Chinese prices to measure subsidies, even though USTR viewed those prices as "distorted." "The WTO appellate report undermines WTO rules, making them less effective to counteract Chinese SOE subsidies that are harming U.S. workers and businesses and distorting markets worldwide," it added. China's commerce ministry said the WTO appellate report proves the U.S. "repeatedly abused trade remedy measures, which seriously damaged the fairness and impartiality of the international trade environment."cnbc.com