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China People's Congress

Xi takes twin track approach to China's challenges

Beijing acts tough on foreign policy while taking steps to ease economic woes

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang at the National People's Congress in Beijing (Photo by Taro Yokosawa)

BEIJING -- China's leaders have used the annual National People's Congress to allay fears over the economic slowdown, while keeping a hardened stance on foreign policy.

Amid ongoing trade tension with the U.S. and downward pressure on the domestic economy, Beijing announced a range of stimulus measures, including tax and fee cuts, during the 11-day legislative session that ended on March 15.

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