Loans to China's real estate sector grew at a slower pace in the first quarter as government purchase restrictions remain in place in major cities, data from the central bank showed.
East China's Jiangxi Province has launched a new freight train route to Russia.
Taiwan's export orders from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong hit an all-time high in the first quarter, according to the island's economic authority Friday.
Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. said in a statement on Friday that it will not accept a ban by the United States on the company, calling the decision "unfair."
The Chinese Minister of Industry and Information Technology said Friday concerns over the "Made in China 2025" plan are unnecessary and China will further open up its manufacturing sector.
China tops the world in the number of business entities thanks to years of market access reform.
World Bank Chief Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday that he expected the progress and innovation in improving financial access in China will also happen in other countries, so that financial services become universally accessible.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) approved the IPO applications from two companies Friday.
Chinese authorities have approved the master plan for the Xiongan New Area, marking a crucial step forward in the planning and construction of the new economic zone, which they say will be of "lasting importance for the millennium to come".
Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has urged Washington to abandon its Cold War, zero-sum mentality to maintain stable bilateral ties for the benefit of both sides and the world at large.