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Chinese medical team certified by WHO

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.

US: ISIL commander killed in coalition strikes

A commander of Islamic State and 70 other ISIL militants have been killed in US-led coalition strikes.

Putin comments on US missile shield, Crimea issue

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.

Beijing's new sub-center must be people-oriented: Xi

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's new airport aims to connect the world

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.

Torrential rainfall continues to batter S. China

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 dissatisfied with G7 statement on South China Sea

China is extremely dissatisfied with a statement by Group of Seven leaders on the contentious South China Sea issue.

Hangzhou: Traditional culture with booming economy

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 expresses dissatisfaction with G7 statement on South China Sea

China on Friday said it was strongly dissatisfied with a statement by G7 members, in which they expressed concern over the South China Sea.

China's WWII victims also worthy of remembrance

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.

Nanjing should not be forgotten: Chinese FM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday reminded the international community of the scars left by the massacre in Nanjing in 1937.

China determined to revitalize northeast rust belt

President Xi Jinping has pledged action on economic restructuring during a tour of Heilongjiang Province, once a flourishing heavy industrial center.

UN chief calls for regional co-op at Jeju Peace Forum

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.

US veteran: mission was successful, no regrets

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.

History of G20 Summit

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.

Expectations of G20 Summit

Ahead of the G20 Hangzhou summit, we hear what some journalists have to say about their expectations of the upcoming event.

Hangzhou launches 100-day countdown to G20

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.

Here's what we can expect from G20 Hangzhou Summit

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 at Calais migrant camp

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.

US president makes historic visit to Hiroshima

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.

S. Korea, Japan experts' expectations for G20 summit

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.

2015 GDP growth of G20 members

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.

April industrial profits up 4.2% from 2015

Profits of China's industrial firms rose 4.2 percent in April, though growth slowed significantly from March.

China to tighten checks on local debt scheme

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.

PBOC team reports on policy stance

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.

China and India strive for closer partnership

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.

G7 Leaders: 'Brexit' a serious risk to global economy

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.

China to launch yuan bonds in London

Britain's finance ministry is welcoming China's decision to launch its first sovereign bond overseas in London.

Discontent within Japanese government

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: 'Brexit' a serious risk to global economy

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.

Local reaction to city construction work of Hangzhou ahead of G20 summit

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.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's Heilongjiang tour ③: Opening new road for development

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.

Lake drying up in Myanmar

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.

Jinshajiang River hydropower station ready for floods

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.

Crossover: Hiroshima visit only a compromise to Japan

For some analysis on Obama's visit to Hiroshima, let's turn to Professor Zhu Chenghu from the People's Liberation Army Defense University.

China: The world should remember history

A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry has spoken about US president Obama's visit to Hiroshima.

Crossover: Japanese reactions to Obama's Hiroshima visit

For more on this story we can go now to our correspondent in Japan, Terrence Terashima.

Hiroshima survivors and US vets react to non-apology

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 further improves water quality of West Lake

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, EU to jointly ensure success of G20 summit

China and the European Union will strengthen coordination and communication to ensure a successful G20 summit.

Trump claims victory in Republican nomination race

US billionaire Donald Trump Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to grab the Republican Party nomination.

China is winning more support over the South China Sea issue

Recently, more and more countries and organizations have been voicing support for China on the South China Sea issue.

Manila pretending to be blind to historical facts

The Philippines has initiated arbitration proceedings on the South China Sea through the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Philippines' arbitration case built on false pretext

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.

Boat carrying migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean

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.

Japanese expert: Abe trying to whitewash war crimes

Shinzo Abe is using Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as another attempt to whitewash the country's war crimes.

Manila using specious arguments to circumvent Convention

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.

How can surrounding villages boost economic growth?

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.

100-day countdown to 2016 G20 Summit begins in Hangzhou

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.

100-day countdown to 2016 G20 Summit begins in Hangzhou

The 100-day countdown to the 2016 G20 summit begins in east China's Hangzhou City on May 27.

Philippines' partition a provocation under a legal cloak

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.

Trump gets enough delegates to clinch Republican nomination

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

Top US health official describes complexity of Zika virus

China: G7 should not exacerbate regional tensions

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.

What is come out of G7?

The Group of 7 (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

France hit by widespread anti labor reform protests

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?

Nuclear weapons: To ban or to upgrade?

Studio interview: Kenya to close the world's largest refugee camp

Michel Gabaudan, President, Refugees International

A second boat sink off Libya's coast in 24-hours

A second boat sink off Libya's coast in 24-hours

China's Alibaba expanding into rural market

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.

More rainstorms in the next 10 days

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.

Women’s role in the digital economy

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.

Studio interview: Prospects for China-India cooperation

For more on this, we are joined in the studio by Mr Li Yong. Senior Fellow from the China Association of International Trade.

China well prepared to host 2016 G20 Summit

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.

Geopolitics and business at center of Putin's visit to Greece

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.

G7 Summit focuses on economy, ISIL, refugees

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.

Canada Free Press article lambasts arbitration

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: We oppose wanton navigation in S. China Sea

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.

Defense Ministry asks US to stop reconnaissance

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.

What do we know about G20 2016?

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 delivers speech at Peking University

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee delivers a speech at the Peking University in Beijing, capital of China, May 26, 2016. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

Top political advisors call for improved consultative work

China's top political advisors have called for improved political consultation and better decision-making support for the Party and government.

Chinese premier meets with Indian president in Beijing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in Beijing, capital of China, May 26, 2016.

China to bolster representativeness of developing countries at G20 summit

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 extends condolences over Sri Lanka floods, landslides

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.

Xi offers condolences over Sri Lanka floods, landslides

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.

Xi inspects troops in NE province

President Xi Jinping inspected troops in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Experts' take on internet sovereignty and domain management

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

Cyberspace's invisible army

China: G7 should not exacerbate regional tensions

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.

More nations & organizations support China's stance on 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.

Indian president on Sino-Indo boundary issue

While addressing at Peking University on Thursday morning, Pranab Mukherjee says India and China need to comprehensively address the boundary issue.

China, India agree to resolve boundary issues

China states that both countries share an approximately 2,000 kilometer long common border, but India disagrees.

President Xi meets with visiting Mukherjee

Chinese President Xi jinping Thursday met with visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in Beijing.

Email scandal returns to dog Clinton presidential bid

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.

China: Differences can be resolved on the South China Sea issue

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.

Phoner: 3 killed, 20 injured in blast at Mumbai chemical factory

At least three people have been killed and 20 others injured in a huge blast at a chemical factory in the Greater Mumbai region.

Venezuelans remain confident in government

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.

Chinese consumption sector becomes pillar of economic growth

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.

Fitch revises up GDP growth for China

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.

One-year transitional period offered for imports

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.

U.S. eyes Alibaba accounting methods

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.

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US: ISIL commander killed in coalition strikes

A commander of Islamic State and 70 other ISIL militants have been killed in US-led coalition strikes.

Chinese medical team certified by WHO

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.

Torrential rainfall continues to batter S. China

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.

Hangzhou: Traditional culture with booming economy

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?

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