China's economic rebalancing will rely on market-oriented and in-depth reform of its financial systems to attract investment into more efficient private sectors.
Tencent Holdings, the Chinese mainland's biggest Internet company, is increasing its footprint outside the mainland by offering online payment services.
China's imports registered an unexpected increase in March, which trade officials attributed to stronger domestic demand.
After a tough year for private equity market players in China, with the volume and value of deals plunging, funds will be more focused on value creation in 2013.
The government has reiterated its backing of Chinese companies investing in Africa, particularly in energy and mining industries.
Greatly affected by the government's crackdown on wasting public money on luxury banquets, growth in China's catering industry has plunged to its slowest rate in a decade, the China Cuisine Association said on Wednesday.
China's exports increased 10 percent year-on-year in March, and imports rose 14.1 percent, the General Administration of Customs said Wednesday.
China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, grew 2.1 percent year on year in March, dropping from 3.2 percent in February.