China aims to expand its gross domestic product (GDP) by over 6 percent year on year in 2021, with more efforts on reform, innovation and high-quality development, according to a government work report submitted Friday to the national legislature for deliberation. Full Story

Australian defence minister apologizes over "hurtful" comments about alleged rape victim

Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds apologized Friday to an former government staffer who alleges she was raped in Parliament House and demanded an apology after Reynolds called her a "lying cow." Full Story

China targets CPI increase of around 3 pct in 2021: report

China has set its consumer inflation target at around 3 percent for the year of 2021, according to a government work report submitted Friday to the national legislature for deliberation. Full Story

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