BEIJING, May 17- Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken charge of drawing up ambitious reform plans to revitalise the economy, sources close to the government said, shunning policy stimulus for fear it could worsen local government debt and inflate property prices.
Former State Councillors Song Jian and Peng Peiyun, who once ranked above cabinet ministers and remain influential, have been lobbying China's top leaders, mainly behind closed doors: Song wants them to keep the policy while Peng urges them to phase it out, people familiar with the matter said.
BEIJING, March 14- Four years ago in Mexico, China's new president provided a rare glimpse of a leader who was born into a revolutionary aristocracy and came of age in the tumult of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution.
BEIJING, March 14- China's parliament formally elected heir-in-waiting Xi Jinping as the country's new president on Thursday, completing the country's second orderly political succession since the Communist Party took power in 1949..
BEIJING, March 14- China's parliament formally elected heir-in-waiting Xi Jinping as the country's new president on Thursday, succeeding Hu Jintao, putting the final seal of approval on a generational transition of power. The largely rubber stamp National People's Congress chose Xi in a tightly scripted ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
NUUK, March 13- The promise of a resources boom has Greenland's locals both eager and anxious, while the European Union sees it as a battleground with China, but the island is still a long way from producing anything.
BEIJING, March 12- China's home price inflation may be steeper than official data suggest, with a near quadrupling of home sales in the capital last week after the government unveiled tax plans to curb speculation, a sign that investors have giant gains to lock in.
Now, as Greenland's prime minister, he is feted by Chinese and European leaders as he opens up its untapped mineral resources.
China's uneven economic recovery signals a looming dilemma for policymakers as data released at the weekend showed inflation at a 10-month high while factory output and consumer spending were weaker than forecast.
BEIJING, March 9- Incoming Chinese president Xi Jinping's first trip as head of state will take him to Africa, the government said on Saturday, as China seeks to cement a growing trade and energy relationship that has caused alarm bells to ring in Washington. "China and Africa are good brothers, good friends and good partners.
BEIJING, March 9- China's annual inflation jumped to a 10- month high in February as holiday spending for the Lunar New Year drove food prices sharply higher, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Saturday.
*EU signed memorandum on raw materials with Greenland last year. NUUK, March 7- Greenland's prime minister warned the European Union he could scrap a preliminary deal intended to safeguard the bloc's access to his country's huge mineral resources, saying Brussels has failed to follow through.
*U.S, China urged to hold regular annual summits. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post have in recent days complained of large-scale cyber attacks believed to have originated from China.
HONG KONG, Jan 22- Shortly after China unveiled its new leadership last November, the country's main stock market delivered a downbeat verdict on the world's second-largest economy. How could an economy that more than quadrupled in size in a decade, bringing prosperity to many of China's citizens in the process, have produced such poor returns for investors?
SINGAPORE, Jan 2- Manufacturing activity in Asia expanded in December as China's economy showed signs of revival but export demand was uneven, pointing to further sluggish growth for the region, business surveys suggest.
*India, Indonesia, Philippines, Nigeria now in top 10. WASHINGTON, Dec 17- Crime, corruption and tax evasion have cost the developing world nearly $6 trillion over the past decade, and illicit funds keep growing, led by China, a financial watchdog group said in a new report.
*China is the United States' largest creditor. *Leadership changes in China could pave way for reform.