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Major events in March 2018
March 4: China mulls new law to promote, protect foreign investment: spokesperson
Chinese lawmakers are planning to combine the country's three foreign investment laws and work on a new basic law to promote and protect foreign investment, said Zhang Yesui, spokesman for the First Session of the 13th National People's Congress.
March 6: China's economic planner says confident of 6.5 percent annual growth
He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), on March 6 expressed confidence in achieving the 6.5 percent annual growth target as domestic consumption is expected to become a stronger force driving economic development.
March 7: China capable of forestalling systemic risks: finance minister
China is confident of fully forestalling systemic risks, the country's Finance Minister Xiao Jie said in Beijing on March 7, voicing firm stance on debt control. According to him, the country's debt-to-GDP ratio has decreased to 36.2 percent by the end of 2017 from 36.7 percent in 2016, far below the international alert line of 60 percent.
March 17: Xi Jinping unanimously elected Chinese President, CMC Chairman
Xi Jinping was elected Chinese president by a unanimous vote on the morning of March 17 at the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress. He was also elected chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) by a unanimous vote.
March 17: China's massive cabinet restructuring plan passed
China's national legislature on March 17 adopted a massive cabinet restructuring plan to make the government better-structured, more efficient, and service-oriented. The plan was passed at a plenary meeting of the ongoing first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC).
March 18: Newly-appointed Chinese Premier pledges allegiance to Constitution
Newly-appointed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang took an oath of allegiance to the country's fundamental law on March 18.
March 26: China launches crude oil futures trading
China on March 26 launched trading of yuan-denominated crude oil futures contracts at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange, the first futures contracts listed on China's mainland to overseas investors.
March 28: Xi presides over first meeting of central committee for deepening overall reform
Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), presided over the first meeting of the central committee for deepening overall reform on March 28.