Australia’s federal government ordered local governments to hold naturalization ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day amid controversy over the holiday, which some claim is offensive to its indigenous people.
Australia orders local governments to induct citizens on
China plans to set a lower economic growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019 compared with last year’s target of ‘around’ 6.5 percent, policy sources told Reuters, as Beijing gears up to cope with higher US tariffs and weakening domestic demand.
Sources: China to set lower GDP growth target of 6-6.5% in 2019
China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according a new study from a US research group.
Study: China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards
China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon.
China to collect samples from moon this year
Some countries are scaling down or scrapping entire projects that are part of China's Belt and Road Initiative amid mounting financial concerns over the continent-spanning venture.
Fears of excessive debt drive more countries to cut down their Belt and Road investments
Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen their pragmatic cooperation to broaden economic ties.
Germany and China pledge to open markets, deepen financial cooperation
The images sent back to the Earth by China’s Chang'e-4 showed germinating cotton seeds, the China Central Television reported on Tuesday.
Reports: China's dark side Moon probe conducts first-ever lunar bio experiment
Bangladesh raised wages for garment workers on Sunday following a week of demonstrations calling for higher salaries, the country’s commerce minister said.
Bangladesh raises wages amid protests
Kim Jong-un's train left Beijing on Wednesday after the North Korean leader visited his key ally on a trip seen as a strategy session ahead of his expected summit with the US President Donald Trump.
N. Korea's Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms
China's GDP growth may be significantly slower than official estimates suggest and its economy more vulnerable to external shocks than widely believed, a global business think tank has warned.
Research group: China's growth data may mask economic risks

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