John Lee has set off to Beijing to get the official nod for his new term as Chief Executive of the island in a four-day trip where he will meet with top Chinese leaders.
Xi offers state backing for tech and infrastructure industries, but growth will continue to wilt until Beijing drops its rigid Covid restrictions, analysts warn.
While no cause has yet been determined for the crash, online tracking data showed the jet rapidly dropped from an altitude of about 8,900 to 2,400 metres in just over a minute.
Chinese Communist Party’s 400-plus member Central Committee likely to pave the way for President Xi Jinping to secure an unprecedented third five-year term as president at the 20th Party Congress next year.
China hit back at the group of world's Seven richest democracies a day after G7 leaders adopted a rival plan to oppose Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative by helping build infrastructure in poorer nations.
Ren Zhiqiang embezzled almost $7.4 million of public funds and accepted bribes worth $184,178, according to a court verdict. Rights campaigners accuse President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of using corruption charges to silence dissent.
China's President Xi Jinping told embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam the central government has a high degree of confidence in her and fully recognises the work by her and her team.
The meeting between President Erdogan and Dutch PM Mark Rutte lasted almost one hour.
Critics say President Xi Jinping's government is seeking to deflect international pressure for greater access to markets in China amid complaints Beijing is improperly subsidising fledgling Chinese suppliers and shielding them from competition.
Despite the growth most China observers agree that the world's second-biggest economy will continue to cool as authorities reduce high levels of debt across many of the heavy industries, crack down on financial risks and tighten monetary conditions.
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