The central government, faced with slowing growth of private investments, will inspect a nationwide implementation of policies that encourage private capital to enter new fields in hopes of boosting China's economic vitality and international competiveness.
China's State Council said on Wednesday that the country will intensify crackdowns on intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement and the production and sales of counterfeit goods this year, particularly in the Internet sector.
China's top legislature announced Wednesday the beginning of a nationwide inspection on water conservation law enforcement to aid agricultural water conservation and strengthen protection of water resources.
China will test a new policy that aims to make the import and export of gold a lot easier, according to a statement jointly issued by the People's Bank of China and the General Administration of Customs.
China's crop yields are expected to increase for the 13th consecutive year in 2016, but the agricultural products trade deficit, too, is likely to continue on the persistent price gap between imported and domestic products.
In the wake of his visit to China over the weekend, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is apparently moving to lobby Southeast Asian countries to contain China on the South China Sea issue, experts said.
President Xi Jinping has warned of "cabals and cliques" in the Communist Party of China (CPC), while also denying that the ousting of officials on corruption charges indicated a "'House of Cards' power struggle."