An emergency medical team from Shanghai was granted certification from the World Health Organization this Tuesday, becoming one of the first teams qualified to provide support to populations affected by natural disasters and disease globally.
A commander of Islamic State and 70 other ISIL militants have been killed in US-led coalition strikes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded strongly to the US missile defense shield in Romania and Poland, as well as the Crimea issue. He made the comments at a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Friday, during his two-day official visit to Greece.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for people-oriented approach in planning and building a new sub-center for the nation's capital city Beijing.
Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan Province is known as one of the starting points of the ancient southern Silk Road. It links China with Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea. The city is now reviving its connection with the world by constructing a second international airport.
Heavy rainstorms have been battering much of southern China for weeks. The National Meteorological Center has issued an alert, warning of torrential downpours in a huge swath of provinces and regions in Southern China.
China is extremely dissatisfied with a statement by Group of Seven leaders on the contentious South China Sea issue.
With the G20 summit approaching, host city Hang Zhou is drawing more and more global attention. What made this city stand out among all of the candidate cities?
China on Friday said it was strongly dissatisfied with a statement by G7 members, in which they expressed concern over the South China Sea.
During World-War-Two, Japan's imperial army killed around 300,000 Chinese people within a six-week period in China's former capital, Nanjing. China's foreign minister, Wang Yi says the victims who died at the hands of Japanese soldiers are also worthy of remembrance.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday reminded the international community of the scars left by the massacre in Nanjing in 1937.
President Xi Jinping has pledged action on economic restructuring during a tour of Heilongjiang Province, once a flourishing heavy industrial center.
The eleventh Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity has opened in South Korea. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the forum and delivered a keynote speech.
While many in Japan believe the bombings were unjustified. Many in the US believe the nuclear attack was necessary to end the war quickly. Theodore Van Kirk, a mission crew member, described the attack as a success. His biggest fear at the time, was getting too close to the nuclear explosion himself.
As a major multi-lateral global forum, the G20 Summit has been shouldering the responsibility of maintaining world economy order since its establishment. To get a better understanding about the G20, let's take a quick look at past summits.
Ahead of the G20 Hangzhou summit, we hear what some journalists have to say about their expectations of the upcoming event.
Hangzhou has kicked off its 100 day countdown to this year's G20 Summit. Local officials held a press conference Friday on the city's preparations.
The G7 summit was held in Japan on May 26, while the G20 summit is scheduled for about a 100 days later in China's Hangzhou.
Violent clashes have broken out between Afghan and Sudanese migrants at a makeshift refugee camp in Calais. French police said forty people were injured. Between 300 and 400 migrants began fighting in the afternoon near a food distribution point.
After the G7 summit, US President Barack Obama arrived in the Japanese city of Hiroshima and started his historic visit to the Peace Memorial Park in city downtown. He laid a wreath at the cenotaph for vicitms of the atomic bombing.
The G20 meeting provides an opportunity for the leaders of the major economies to discuss the coordination of global economic development. Experts from South Korea and Japan expect the summit to solve urgent economic issues.
The Group of 20 was established at the G7 Finance Ministers' meeting in 1999. The group consists of 19 individual countries including the G7 and emerging economies including China, Argentina, Russia, South Africa. The European Union is the only intergovernmental organization.
Profits of China's industrial firms rose 4.2 percent in April, though growth slowed significantly from March.
China will tighten checks on local government bonds under a refinancing program. The Ministry of Finance said on Thursday that it kicked off a debt swap program last year to help local governments refinance expensive and mostly off-balance sheet debt.
he People's Bank of China will continue its prudent monetary policy with some flexibility to support the economy. That's according to a report by the central bank's monetary policy analysis team.
India President Pranab Mukherjee paid his first state visit to China on May 24-27, serving as one of the most important high-level interactions between the two countries in the past few years.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned against the economic risks of a so-called "Brexit" at a press conference after the G7 meeting in Japan.
Britain's finance ministry is welcoming China's decision to launch its first sovereign bond overseas in London.
Analysts say Barack Obama's visit to Japan aims to enhance the military alliance between the US and Japan, and supports Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's eagerness to throw off some of the restraints imposed by the country's post-war pacifist constitution. The potential effect of this has triggered discontent within the Japanese government.
G7 leaders on Friday warned that a UK exit from the EU could have disastrous economic consequences. The leaders issued a declaration during the summit in Japan that an exit poses a serious risk to growth.
Construction projects have been carried out in the city of Hangzhou ahead of September's G20 summit. CCTV reporter spoke to some local residents about the changes happening in their city.
On May 23-25, Chinese President Xi Jinping had visited a number of cities in Heilongjiang province, Northeastern China, including Yichun, Fuyuan, Jiamusi, and Harbin.
Inle, the second largest lake in Myanmar, has suffered from unprecedented low water levels after record temperatures and low rainfall during the past year. The lake has a special ecosystem and is home to many species unique to the waters.
The Jinshajiang River is a major headstream of the Yangtze, China's longest river. It flows through a vast area of land in southwest China. As El Nino continues, floods are expected to hit the Yangtze in the forthcoming months. This poses enormous challenges for flood-control teams.
For some analysis on Obama's visit to Hiroshima, let's turn to Professor Zhu Chenghu from the People's Liberation Army Defense University.
A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry has spoken about US president Obama's visit to Hiroshima.
For more on this story we can go now to our correspondent in Japan, Terrence Terashima.
How do US war veterans view the non-apology? Our reporter Sean Callebs has gathered some reactions on that from both Hiroshima survivors and US war veterans.
Hangzhou, the capital city of east China's Zhejiang province, is bracing itself for the 2016 G20 Summit. These days the city has been working on further improving the water quality of West Lake, the most well-known scenic spot in the region. Hangzhou hopes to welcome G20 guests from home and abroad with a fresher West Lake.
China and the European Union will strengthen coordination and communication to ensure a successful G20 summit.
US billionaire Donald Trump Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to grab the Republican Party nomination.
Recently, more and more countries and organizations have been voicing support for China on the South China Sea issue.
The Philippines has initiated arbitration proceedings on the South China Sea through the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration.
In its compulsory arbitration proceedings with respect to its disputes with China in the South China Sea, the Philippines has accused China of interfering in the Philippines exercising sovereignty and jurisdiction in its territorial waters.
A boat carrying migrants has capsized off the coast of Libya in the southern Mediterranean. It comes just 24-hours after hundreds of migrants had to be rescued by Italy's Coast Guard after a similar accident which saw several drown.
Shinzo Abe is using Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as another attempt to whitewash the country's war crimes.
In the South China Sea arbitration case that the Philippines initiated, the legal status of the islands is a focus. But the Philippines' description of the islands is to serve its litigation strategy in the arbitration.
Hangzhou is not only known for its beautiful scenery and hospitality, but also as a hub for China’s booming e-commerce sector. Hangzhou's surrounding villages are also benefiting from this growing industry.
May 27th marks the beginning of the 100-day countdown to the G20 summit in Hangzhou. More than 5,000 locals from the city in east China took part in the countdown event at the Huanglong Stadium. Participants included service personnel, medical staff, security forces, and volunteers.
The 100-day countdown to the 2016 G20 summit begins in east China's Hangzhou City on May 27.
The unilateral arbitration case forcibly pushed forward by the Philippines is a provocation against China under a legal cloak. Essentially, it is not aimed at resolving the country's territorial disputes with China, but a naked attempt to repudiate China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee with no remaining rivals, on Thursday garnered the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination, according to the latest Associated Press delegate count.
Top US health official describes complexity of Zika virus
Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the G7 to focus on economic, financial and development issues of global concern instead of exacerbating regional tensions related to the South China Sea issue.
The Group of 7 (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Unions and youth organizations staged new street protests and strikes on Thursday, urging officials to withdraw a proposed labor reform bill, despite the government's use of force to break up blockades and pass the contested reform without a vote.
Nuclear weapons: To ban or to upgrade?
Michel Gabaudan, President, Refugees International
A second boat sink off Libya's coast in 24-hours
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced an investment of 10 billion yuan, or 1 and a half billion US dollars, over the next three years, to set up its service in the country's rural areas. This will likely help alleviate poverty. CCTV's Han Peng reports from one of Shandong’s villages, to see how the service is improving the lives of residents.
Residents in the south have been inundated by heavy rainstorms for several months. And there's no let-up in sight, as weather authorities predict more rain coming over the next 10 days.
The W20 Meeting has just concluded in China’s northwestern city of Xi’an in Shaanxi Province. One of the themes for this year was the role of women in the digital economy.
For more on this, we are joined in the studio by Mr Li Yong. Senior Fellow from the China Association of International Trade.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday said that China is well prepared for the upcoming G20 Summit. The organizing committee says it has almost completed the construction and rebuilding work on the related venues, as well as the residences for the participating leaders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit Greece on Friday, in what will be his first E-U trip in a year. The visit aims to strengthen bilateral ties.
The G7 leaders kicked off the annual meet with a visit to the spiritual center of Japan. The Ise-Jingu Shrine, the holiest site in Japan's Shinto religion.
The online newspaper Canada Free Press has called the South China Sea arbitration filed by the Philippines over territorial disputes with China, a 'case study of an out-of-control transnational adjudicative body'.
China has once again emphasised its support for the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, but is opposed to wanton navigation in the region. A Chinese military official made the remarks in Vientiane following the defense ministers meeting with ASEAN.
China's Defense Ministry has asked the US to stop conducting reconnaissance activities close to China to prevent hazardous incidents. Spokesperson Yang Yujun was responding to US claims that two Chinese jet fighters last week unsafely intercepted one of its spy planes over the South China Sea.
With only 100 days to go, the upcoming G20 summit is in the final stages of preparation. Here's a look at the background of the summit, and what to watch for this year.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee delivers a speech at the Peking University in Beijing, capital of China, May 26, 2016. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)
China's top political advisors have called for improved political consultation and better decision-making support for the Party and government.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in Beijing, capital of China, May 26, 2016.
While there will be the old discussions about global economic growth at the Hangzhou G20 summit, China plans to mix things up a little by inviting representatives from more developing countries.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday extended his condolences to Ranil Wickremesinghe, the prime minister of Sri Lanka, over the floods and landslides that hit the island country last week.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena over the devastating floods and landslides that hit the country last week.
President Xi Jinping inspected troops in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Tuesday and Wednesday.
President Xi Jinping recently spoke on internet sovereignty, and the government also plans to push ahead with new rules of managing domain names. The recent statements have attracted unfavorable views in the West. But many experts see the planned changes differently. Here are some of their opinions.
Cyberspace's invisible army
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged G7 member states to focus on global economic, financial and development issues instead of exacerbating regional tensions related to the South China Sea.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says anyone and any country, without a political purpose, and aware of the specifics on the South China sea issue will understand and support China's stance.
While addressing at Peking University on Thursday morning, Pranab Mukherjee says India and China need to comprehensively address the boundary issue.
China states that both countries share an approximately 2,000 kilometer long common border, but India disagrees.
Chinese President Xi jinping Thursday met with visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in Beijing.
The US Department of State inspector-general has released a report, revealing that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did not seek permission to use a private email server for official business while she was secretary of state.
Beijing says it is confident that China and Vietnam will be able to resolve their differences on the South China Sea issue, just like they have resolved land-border issues in the past.
At least three people have been killed and 20 others injured in a huge blast at a chemical factory in the Greater Mumbai region.
Venezuela is in its deepest recession in decades due to low oil prices. To deal with food shortages and other problems, the Maduro government has enacted a series of measures accepted by most Venezuelans.
The consumption sector is becoming one of China's most important economic pillars. The new report from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade shows that the sector is going through rapid changes.
Rating agency Fitch has raised its forecasts for China's growth in 2016 and 2017. In its latest Global Economic Outlook released on Wednesday, Fitch Ratings lowered its forecast for US private investment growth, and projects 2016 GDP growing by 1.8 per cent. In China, Fitch revised the growth expectations to 6.3 percent in 2016 and 2017 from 6.2 percent and 6 percent respectively.
China will offer a one-year transitional period for new tax rules on imported products via e-commerce platforms. According to the finance ministry, the new first-time import rules will not apply to goods such as cosmetics, baby formula, medical instruments and special food imported before May 11, 2017.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's share dived almost 7 percent on Wednesday. That came as Alibaba's annual report showed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the American-listed company over its accounting practices.