“China will never pursue development at the expense of other’s interests, but nor will China ever give up its legitimate rights and interests. No one should expect China to swallow anything that undermines its interests,” said President Xi Jinping.
Speaking in the Great Hall of the People at the start of the week-long 19th CPC Party Congress, Xi told over 2,000 delegates that thanks to decades of "tireless struggle" China stood "tall and firm in the east".
In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF expected the Chinese economy to grow 6.8 per cent this year and 6.5 per cent next year, both 0.1 percentage point higher than its previous forecast in July.
China ranked Yang top in a 2015 list of its 100 most wanted graft suspects who were targeted with Interpol red notices. Many on the list had fled to the United States, Canada or Australia. Some 48 have since returned to China.
China started to run its first 350-kilometres per hour high speed train between Beijing and Tianjin in August 2008 and opened at least three more such high-speed lines nationwide in the following years.
Chen Yingchun, COMAC's chief designer said the JV was looking to build half of the C929 using composite materials, versus C919's 10 percent, and that talks were underway with European, US and Chinese suppliers.