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
Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversaw the drilling of a new well more than 100 meters deep after his first water reservoir dried up. He is not alone.
Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply
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 “strictly prohibit,” the expansion of new iron and steel projects in 2019, the country’s industry minister told the official Xinhua agency in an interview on Thursday.
China industry ministry to ban new steel project expansions: Xinhua
Baton-wielding Bangladeshi police fired tear gas to break up thousands of garment workers demonstrating for higher wages for a fifth day on Thursday, forcing dozens of factories to close
Baton-wielding Bangladesh police fire tear gas to break up garment pay clashes
Russia says India will receive “without any delays” the advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile systems under a contract signed between Moscow and New Delhi some four months ago.
India will receive S-400 systems without delay: Russia
Japanese prosecutors plan to indict former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn on two more charges of financial misconduct on Friday, a person with knowledge of the issue said, bringing the total number to three.
Prosecutors set to indict Nissan's Ghosn again on Friday: source
More than 200 asylum seekers held at a detention center in Australia have launched a hunger strike to protest against their living conditions, detainees and activists say.
Asylum seekers launch hunger strike at Australian detention center
Indian refiners have begun clearing their oil debt to Iran under a new payment mechanism which they put in place after the US reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
India begins settling Iran oil debt after US sanctions
Chinese and US teams ended trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday that lasted longer than expected and officials said details will be released soon, raising hopes an all-out trade war that could badly disrupt the global economy can be avoided.
US-China trade talks conclude as hopes of a deal build

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