Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the country will further open its services, manufacturing and mining sectors to the outside world, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, even as foreign enterprises struggle with protectionist policies.
Mr. Li, the first premier to visit Australia in 11 years, will arrive on Wednesday for five days before traveling to New Zealand. Two-way trade reached a new all-time high of NZ$23 billion in 2016.
"The visit is an important opportunity to set the agenda for the next stage of our strong relationship and demonstrates our shared commitment to open trade and economic growth", Mr English said when announcing the visit on Sunday.
Australia is also a staunch U.S. ally, despite discord between Canberra and the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has killed off an ambitious regional trade pact the Trans Pacific Partnership, and labelled a refugee swap deal with Australia as "dumb". More than 400,000 Chinese tourists visited New Zealand previous year, spending over $1.6 billion.
The previous Premier, Wen Jiabao, made at least one visit a year from 2000 to 2006, while Mr Xi's predecessor Hu Jintao visited in 1999 and 2003.
But another source said the Australian side was taking a "wait-and-see" approach to gauge how other major Western economies reacted to China's overtures.
China is Australia's biggest trading partner and the two have a wide-ranging free trade deal.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met heads of the Fortune Global 500 enterprises on the sidelines of the 18th China Development Forum in Beijing on Monday (March 20).
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Being the first ever A series smartphone, the key focus of the Gionee A1 is its front - selfie - camera and long battery life. The Gionee A1 has been officially announced for the Indian markets today, however, the price of the phone is not unveiled.
The BJP swept to power in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election, decimating the opposition and winning 312 of the 403 seats. The BJP-led government yesterday won the floor test in Manipur Assembly with a voice vote.
Industrial orders from the 19-member eurozone contracted faster then those from nations outside the single currency area. Domestic orders logged a double-digit fall of 10.5 percent and foreign orders decreased 4.9 percent in January.
We welcome this step and believe there should be talks outside the court as well", Sambit Patra, BJP spokesperson told reporters. He was asked to mention the case again on March 31 when the court may pass some formal orders.
Last week speculators cut more than 150,000 contracts betting on firmer US and Brent oil prices, a record high. Inventories grew despite a 14,000 b/d rise in refinery inputs from 2015 levels to 16.2 million b/d in 2016.
This is most certainly going to be a game that the Wizards want to get up for, so we'll see if that leads to a more complete game. A Rookie of the Year award for Dario Saric would be another concrete example that points to a bright future for the Sixers.
While images and other information point to Ancient Egypt, there has been a lot of confusion about the game's release date. According to some, the fact that the title is scheduled for the end of this year ensures its presence at E3 2017.
Duterte has also been condemned for the several thousand deaths caused by the surge of extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs. Duterte sought and received the support of Myanmar's president and state counselor for the Philippines' chairmanship.
Bastian Schweinsteiger sounded absolutely thrilled when he signed for Manchester United in 2015. Previously, I think we could satisfy ourselves with what is known domestically.
Muirfield members still not McIlroy's cup of tea
Nick Faldo and Vardon contemporary James Braid are the only British Open champions to win twice at Muirfield. McIlroy took umbrage with the members who voted against opening the club to women.
'Sesame Street' debuts Julia, a new Muppet with autism
The creators of " Sesame Street " announced Sunday that the popular show would introduce a muppet named Julia who has autism. But the inclusion of Julia on the live-action show is important-so much so that she's making headlines around the world.
Presidential rivals clash over Brexit in first TV debate
But Le Pen, the anti-immigration, anti-European Union leader of the National Front, was looking for opportunities to pounce. The ex-prime minister appeared tired and at times absent during the debate. "But I have experience", Fillon said.
Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee
If Gorsuch is confirmed by the Senate, as expected, he would restore a narrow 5-4 conservative majority on the court. Hatch (UT), John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), Jeff Flake (AZ), Thom Tillis (NC), Lindsey Graham (SC), Michael S.