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  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a work report during the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, China, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China vows tough reforms, stronger defense

    China's government responded to public demands for bold leadership with vows Wednesday to press long-sought market reforms, defend against terrorism after a horrific slashing attack, and heavily boost military spending amid rising tensions with Japan.


  • China to boost defense budget by 12.2 percent

    The Chinese government announced a big bump in spending on the armed forces Wednesday, saying it will increase its defense budget by 12.2 percent this year to $132 billion, as the country opened its ceremonial legislature.


  • ** FILE ** A worker sweeps outside the College of Computer Science & Technology on the Yuquan campus of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army, which has been recruiting computer experts from the school for at least a decade, is alleged to be one of several hacking operations run by China's military. (AP Photo)

    New Chinese premier chides U.S. over hacking claims

    The newly installed Chinese premier said there's no sense in China and the United States accusing each other of cybersecurity breaches.


  • New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang rejects U.S. hacking claims

    New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday dismissed hacking accusations against China as "groundless" and said his government was committed to strong ties with Washington.


  • Newly installed Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) chats with Jia Qinglin (center), former chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and recently appointed Premier Li Kiqiang (right) after the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday, March 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    New Chinese leaders Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang pledge clean government, less waste

    China's new leaders struck a populist tone Sunday as they got down to the painstaking work of governing, promising cleaner government, less red tape and more fairness to enlarge a still small middle class and help struggling private businesses.


  • From left, members of the new Politburo Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang meet journalists in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The seven-member Standing Committee, the inner circle of Chinese political power, was paraded in front of assembled media on the first day following the end of the 18th Communist Party Congress. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Xi Jinping takes helm of China amid reform calls

    Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader on Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms.


  • Chinese bureaucrat Li Keqiang is expected to take the economy-focused post of premier from outgoing politician Wen Jiabao. (Associated Press)

    Cautious enforcer to be China’s premier

    The man in line to oversee China's massive but rapidly slowing economy for the coming decade speaks English and comes from a generation of politicians schooled during a time of greater openness to liberal Western ideas than their predecessors.


  • Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang attends the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Cautious enforcer to be China's next premier

    The man in line to oversee China's massive but rapidly slowing economy for the coming decade speaks English and comes from a generation of politicians schooled during a time of greater openness to liberal Western ideas than their predecessors.


  • World Briefs

    China urged ally North Korea to improve its strained ties with longtime foes the United States and South Korea, state media reported Monday, as U.S. and North Korean diplomats began talks about restarting negotiations on the North's nuclear programs.


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