China has the ability to export blueprints and expertise to Moscow, which would shore up Russia's depleting defence capacity amid the Ukraine conflict.
Making his public debut in a media conference, the close ally of President Xi Jinping said China will take measures to boost jobs and urged officials at all levels to "make friends" with entrepreneurs.
Xi Jinping, 69, thanks the thousands of delegates at Beijing's Great Hall of the People for giving him a third five-year term at the helm of the world's most populous nation.
Li Qiang, one of President Xi Jinping's most trusted proteges, becomes China's next premier after he is unveiled as number two in the Communist Party hierarchy.
China's economy and rising power on the global stage will likely dominate Xi Jinping's next five years as China’s president.
Nearly 3,000 members of National People's Congress vote unanimously in Great Hall of the People for Xi, 69, to get precedent-breaking third five-year term.
Chinese leader says Western countries led by the US "have implemented all-round containment" as Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang warns that Beijing and Washington are headed for “conflict" if the US does not change course.
China's defence spending announced to be around $225 billion, still pales in comparison with the United States, which has allotted over $800 billion for its military this year.
China’s annual “two sessions” often deliver major institutional and policy reforms. This year, as it marks the third unprecedented presidency of Xi Jinping, the sessions hold even greater significance.
In a run-up to the three-day trip, Beijing lauded its "all-weather and comprehensive" strategic partnership with Minsk while Lukashenko said he was looking forward to meeting his "old friend" Xi.
China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan says Covid-19 outbreak is at a "relatively" level as millions of city-dwellers travel to home towns for the Lunar New Year holiday that officially begins on Saturday.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos' visit "will focus on an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common concern", China's foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin says.
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