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When China Post, the State-owned official postal service, unveiled a new collection of stamps to mark the upcoming Year of the Pig, tongues started wagging.

Apparently, the Chinese government has encountered a paradox in addressing the country’s financial problems

It is expected that foreign investors in banking, securities and insurance will soon be able to own larger shares in joint ventures and expand the scope of their businesses in the Chinese market

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When Washington announced plans to raise tariffs on a list of Chinese imports worth US$50 billion in early April, the US trade representative office specifically said the items are identified as those that “benefit from Chinese industrial policies, including Made in China 2025.”

China’s insurance regulator announced on February 23 that it had seized control of Anbang Insurance Group and that its chairman, Wu Xiaohui, had been charged with financial crimes that included illegal fund-raising, fraud and embezzlement. The regulator said it would run the company for a year.

Last year, China saw its annual GDP growth rate increase for the first time since 2010, new economic development data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics shows.