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Poland opens WWII museum

Poland opened its World War II (WWII) Museum in the northern city of Gdansk Thursday.

$900 million deal! Sinopec to take over Chevron's South African oil assets

China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec Group) confirmed on Wednesday a further step to its global expansion plan: a roughly $900 million agreement signed with Chevron Corp. to buy the latter's South African oil assets.

Chinese envoy calls for efforts to enhance Africa's collective security capability

A Chinese envoy to the UN Thursday called for support for the building of African Standby Force and rapid reaction force, so as to enhance the continent's collection security capacity.

ICBC establishes branch in St. Petersburg

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) established a branch bank in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

Two-thirds of cancer mutations caused by "bad luck": study

Nearly two-thirds of cancer mutations are attributable to random DNA copying errors that occur naturally as healthy cells divide, according to a new study out Thursday from researchers who years ago controversially proposed that "bad luck" plays a larger role in cancer than environmental factors and inherited genes.

Interview: WEF expert commends China's energy reforms amid rapid economic growth

A World Economic Forum (WEF) expert lauded China's reforms in the energy sector over the past ten years as the country grapples with the growing energy challenges engendered by the country's booming economy.

4th Chinese language speech contest held in Ukraine

The 4th annual Chinese language speech contest was held in Kiev on Thursday, showcasing the talents of Ukrainian college students in Mandarin proficiency and public speaking.

China vows to deepen anti-drug campaign

China's Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun on Thursday called for strengthened efforts against narcotics.

China releases draft bike-sharing regulations

The booming bike-sharing industry has led bicycle associations in China to produce a draft guideline Thursday to regulate the industry.

Chinese vice premier stresses safety of rivers, reservoirs

Vice Premier Wang Yang said Thursday the country must ensure the security of major rivers and reservoirs and the effectiveness of flood control measures in major cities.

China approves plan for nuclear power safety

China's cabinet, the State Council, has approved a plan for nuclear power safety and radioactive pollution control.

China orders greater gov't transparency to support reform

China's central government has issued a guideline on this year's government transparency work to support reform efforts.

China suspends beef imports from Brazil

China's Ministry of Commerce confirmed on Thursday that beef imports from Brazil have been suspended.

China broadcasts marine forecasts for three Nansha reefs

China on Thursday started broadcasting marine forecasts for three reefs in the Nansha Islands via radio to the South China Sea region.

China to launch new weather satellite in second half of 2017

China will launch a new meteorological satellite in the second half of this year, which will be capable of detecting auroras, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced Thursday.

China makes progress in deep sea expedition

China made several breakthroughs in deep sea exploration as a team sailed 7,929 nautical miles to explore the trenches in the west Pacific Ocean, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Thursday.

AIIB expands membership

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced Thursday its board of governors had approved 13 applications to join the bank.

China, Australia to jointly promote globalization, oppose protectionism

China will join hands with Australia in promoting globalization, improving global governance and combating protectionism, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here on Thursday.

Xi, Putin extend congratulations to China-Russia inter-party forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin sent congratulatory messages to the sixth meeting of the China-Russia inter-party dialogue mechanism and the fifth China-Russia inter-party forum, both of which were held Thursday in Kazan, Russia.

Innovation new impetus for China's international cooperation

As an innovative comprehensive partnership was established between China and Israel, innovation became China's latest way to pursue win-win cooperation and long-term development with other countries.

China, Australia pledge closer trade ties

China will open up wider to the outside world and work with Australia for greater development of bilateral economic and trade relations, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Thursday.

Chinese premier meets Australian parliament leaders, opposition party chief

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met here Thursday with Australian parliament leaders, saying China is willing to strengthen exchanges between the legislatures of the two countries to promote bilateral ties.

China's World Cup hope rekindled with 1-0 victory over South Korea

China edged past South Korea here on Thursday for a precious 1-0 home win to keep their World Cup qualification hope alive.

Beijing pioneers medical reforms to strengthen health care

Beijing introduced a reform plan on Wednesday to end markups on drug prices and adjust prices of 435 medical services, the boldest move so far to improve the healthcare system in China.

China to further ease restrictions for foreign investment

China's Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that the country will continue to relax restrictions to encourage foreign investment.

Beijing Int'l Film Festival features films from Belt and Road countries

Nearly 500 movies, including productions from countries along the Belt and Road, will be screened during the 7th Beijing International Film Festival, which opens April 16.

China on high alert for Japan's military move

China said on Thursday it is on high alert for Japan's true intentions as the Japanese helicopter-carrier destroyer Kaga went into service on Wednesday.

China follows WTO rules: MOC

China abides by World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and will continue to do so, a commerce official said Thursday.

Australia-China economic partnership a win-win

The economic partnership between China and Australia is one which is often described by experts and leaders alike as a "win-win," not only because of the mutually beneficial economic outcomes, but also the positive social and cultural outcomes it creates for the two nations.

Israeli PM stresses importance of innovation cooperation between China, Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel is China’s comprehensive partner in innovation, during an online chat with Xinhua netizens.

Experts say Chinese, Australian economies lie in innovation, cooperation in future

Innovation and new technology are at the core of Chinese and Australian economies in the future, and cooperation is highly beneficial as both countries are undertaking economic transitions, experts said.

Chinese premier holds talks with Australian PM in Canberra

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hold talks in Canberra, Australia, March 23, 2017.

Chinese premier sends condolence message to British PM over London attack

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May Thursday over a deadly terrorist attack in London that killed four people and injured 40 others Wednesday.

Xi extends condolences to Queen Elizabeth II over London terrorist attack

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to British Queen Elizabeth II Thursday over a deadly terrorist attack in London that killed five people and injured 40 others Wednesday.

Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day military parade

A contingent of the guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in a grand military parade held in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Thursday morning to mark the country's Republic Day.

AIIB approves 13 new applicants, expands membership to 70

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced Thursday that its Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving 13 applicants to join the bank, bringing the bank's total approved membership to 70.

Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 on March 23, 2011

On this day in 2011, actress Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared in more than 50 films, won two Academy Awards and was synonymous with Hollywood glamour, dies of complications from congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital at age 79.

Chinese bike sharing companies expand businesses overseas

While the various bike sharing companies busily compete for market share in Chinese cities, two of the biggest companies, Mobike and Ofo, have expanded their services overseas, reports thepaper.cn.

NASA moves ahead with mission to build high-speed space "Internet"

U.S. space agency NASA said Wednesday it's moving ahead with a long-term demonstration of laser communications that eventually "could become the high-speed internet of the sky."

ICBC starts renminbi clearing services in Russia

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) officially started operating as a Chinese renminbi (CNY) clearing bank in Russia Wednesday, a move set to facilitate the use of the currency and cooperation in various fields between the two countries.

Smartphone device could measure male infertility in seconds: study

U.S. researchers said Wednesday they have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone device that can accurately measure semen quality in seconds.

UAE launches 50-year plan to strengthen soft power

United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched here on Wednesday a long-term government plan to strengthen the country's reputation and soft power, and to ensure that government revenues rely less on oil, state news agency WAM reported.

Danish architects win design competition for Riga Central Railway Station

A design project developed by Danish architect bureau PLH Arkitekter was chosen Wednesday for the reconstruction of Riga Central Railway Station.

Chinese envoy underlines importance of peace talks to end Syrian conflict

The Chinese government's Special Envoy on Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, reaffirmed on Wednesday the importance of upcoming peace talks seeking to broker a political end to the Syrian conflict.

Spain attractive destination for Chinese investors: Chinese ambassador

China's Ambassador to Spain Lyu Fan said Spain has already been an attractive destination for Chinese investors.

Cuba, Czech Republic vow to strengthen economic ties

Cuba and the Czech Republic on Wednesday vowed to deepen joint cooperation in areas such as the food industry, agriculture, logistics and energy as part of a new scenario of commercial ties between both nations.

Beijing ends hospital markups on drug prices

Beijing announced Wednesday public hospitals will end markups on drug prices to separate medical treatment and drug sales, and to lower costs to patients.

Beijing court rules against Sony China for patent infringement

A Beijing court on Wednesday ruled that Sony Mobile Communications (China) had infringed the patent of a Chinese Internet company and should pay over 9.1 million yuan (1.3 million U.S. dollars) for the latter's losses.

Senior CPC leader calls for media integration

A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) leader, on Wednesday called for media integration and creating favorable public opinion for the upcoming party congress.

China has never been an onlooker in Middle East affairs: FM spokesperson

When it comes to Middle East affairs, China has never been a mere onlooker and has always contributed actively to peace and stability in the region, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Alibaba to set up e-commerce hub in Malaysia

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba group on Wednesday announced a plan to set up an e-commerce hub in Malaysia encompassing logistics, cloud-computing and e-financial service to boost trade and e-commerce in the region.

China reports highest sea level in 30 years

A report released Wednesday by China's State Oceanic Administration warned that sea levels monitored last year reached the highest level since 1980.

China Coast Guard vessels patrol Diaoyu Islands

Three China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Wednesday, according to an online statement by the State Oceanic Administration.

Chinese premier stresses agricultural supply-side structural reform

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for agricultural supply-side structural reform and improvements to the agricultural development system.

China pledges crackdown on IPR violations, counterfeits

China's cabinet, the State Council, has recently issued a guideline on intensifying crackdown on counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) infringements.

Lippi urges Chinese player to put best efforts in WCup qualifier

Most Chinese fans believe it would be one of the biggest tests for Marcello Lippi in his career when China face South Korea in a vital World Cup qualifier but the Italian World Cup winning coach showed full confidence in his players on Wednesday.

China, U.S. agree on principle of no conflict, mutual respect

China and the United States reached consensus on developing ties in the spirit of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation during U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Beijing trip, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wednesday.

Chinese premier arrives in Australia for official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in the Australian capital of Canberra Wednesday night for an official visit.

Tencent revenues, profits surge in 2016

Chinese tech giant Tencent reported surging revenue and profit growth in 2016 thanks to robust online gaming and social networking business.

Information technology promotes development of Tibetan language

Qinghai is home to several academic institutes that push information technology for the development of the Tibetan language.

China outbound investment to remain buoyant in Belt and Road region

Strategic acquisitions and investments related to the Belt and Road Initiative by Chinese companies are expected to remain buoyant in 2017 despite an uncertain global political and economic outlook, according to a report Wednesday.

Beijing delivers 100,000 more newborns in 2016

About 100,000 more babies were born in Beijing hospitals last year compared with 2015, local authorities said Wednesday.

Nearly 1,000 Mercedes-Benz autos likely to be recalled in Vietnam over fire risk

Nearly 1,000 Mercedes-Benz automobiles in Vietnam are likely to be recalled in July 2017 for fear of fire at the starting current limiter, said the German luxury carmaker on Wednesday.

Macao suspends import application of frozen meat from Brazil

Macao will suspend the application of importing frozen meat from Brazil, the special administrative region's civil affairs authorities said on Tuesday night, after Chinese mainland and Hong Kong SAR already banned frozen meat from Brazil.

Alibaba to set up e-commerce hub in Malaysia

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba group on Wednesday announced a plan to set up an e-commerce hub in Malaysia encompassing logistics, cloud-computing and e-financial service to boost trade and e-commerce in the region.

Chinese premier's Australia visit to add strong impetus to bilateral ties: ambassador

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Australia will add strong impetus to China-Australia ties and lift the comprehensive strategic partnership between both countries to a higher level to better benefit the two peoples, a Chinese diplomat said.

Chinese premier says China, Australia should work together to counter global instability

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on China and Australia to continue to work together and jointly help counter global instability through steady development and cooperation in a signed article published here Wednesday.

Chinese premier leaves for official visits to Australia, New Zealand

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left Beijing on Wednesday morning for official visits to Australia and New Zealand, accompanied by his wife Cheng Hong.

Stanford researchers create DIY robotics kit to handle liquid in lab

Researchers at Stanford University have created a set of liquid-handling robots by combining the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit available on the market with a cheap and easy-to-find plastic syringe.

National legislature to conduct product quality inspection

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, is to inspect product quality in large parts of the country.

Marathon cheaters to face lifetime bans in China

China is to impose lifetime bans on Marathon cheats, in a move to crack down on the increasing number of scandals in the fast-growing sport which attracts millions of participants from home and abroad.

NBA to play two exhibition games in China

The NBA Global Games is to feature two pre-season games in China between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Monday.

Apple to further tap Chinese market amid growing competition

Apple expects its business and social initiatives to go further and deeper in China which has "enormous strength", according to CEO Tim Cook.

Beijing to receive 900 mln cubic meters of water from Yangtze River in 2017

Beijing expects to receive 911 million cubic meters of water from the Yangtze River between Nov. 2016 and Oct. 2017, local authorities said on Tuesday.

China's business confidence improves in Q1: central bank survey

Business confidence among China's entrepreneurs improved in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the last quarter of 2016, a central bank survey showed Tuesday.

Commissioner's office of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong opens Facebook account

The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region opened its official Facebook account on Tuesday.

Premier urges more clean governance efforts

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on the country's officials to be clean and diligent in their work.

China not to attend nuclear weapon ban treaty negotiation

China has decided not to participate in the new round of negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty over a disagreement regarding the process for eliminating the weapons.

Global climate breaks multiple records in 2016: WMO

The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to an annual statement issued on Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

EU finance ministers vow against protectionism

European Union (EU) finance ministers on Tuesday expressed worries about the surge of protectionism particularly prompted by the United States and vowed efforts to safeguard free trade.

Belt and Road Initiative website launches

The official website of the Belt and Road Initiative (www.yidaiyilu.gov.cn) was launched Tuesday, offering information on investment policies and enterprises involved in the initiative, among other topics.

Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars by 2033

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a bill that set a goal for the country's space agency NASA to send humans to Mars by 2033.

China eyes new impetus in ties with Australia, New Zealand

BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- China hopes for new impetus for trade and investment cooperation and regional prosperity through the upcoming visit of Premier Li Keqiang to Australia and New Zealand.

China, Israel announce innovative comprehensive partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in Beijing on Tuesday an innovative comprehensive partnership between both countries.

Chinese brands call for reform with innovation

In China, even farmers are aware of the importance of supply-side structural reform. Their willingness to shell out huge amounts for imported equipment illustrates the need for high-quality domestic products.

China voices concerns about Brazil's meat problems

China on Tuesday voiced concerns over meat quality problems in Brazil.

China to introduce first overseas investment regulation

China is expected to introduce its first regulation on overseas investment this year.

Vice premier's visit to Philippines "a complete success": FM

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Tuesday hailed Vice Premier Wang Yang's recent visit to the Philippines as a complete success that will push forward bilateral ties.

Chinese need more sleep amid mounting pressure

A survey by Chinese Sleep Research Society showed that 76 percent of Chinese aged 10 to 45 suffer from sleep disorders, while only 11 percent of the nearly 60,000 surveyed said they could regularly sleep the whole night through.

Alibaba fully acquires Damai.cn

Alibaba Group announced on Tuesday that it has fully acquired online ticketing platform Damai.cn, expanding its presence in the digital entertainment sector.

Mobike expands bike-sharing service to Singapore

Mobike on Tuesday launched its bicycle-sharing service in Singapore, its first expansion overseas.

Value of China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

More than a year passed since the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). It is increasingly clear that the landmark deal has facilitated bilateral trade and helped underpin bilateral relations.

Aussie tourism chief says China-Australia Year of Tourism builds understanding, one person at one time

With the official launch of the China-Australia Year of Tourism in February at Sydney's iconic Opera House, Australian tourism chief said here on Tuesday that one of the strongest ties between the two countries lies within the burgeoning tourism market.

China firmly opposes India's invitation of Dalai Lama to Buddhism Samagam

China on Monday strongly opposed India's invitation of the Dalai Lama to the International Buddhism Samagam (Convention), urging India to respect China's core interests and avoid "further damage" to bilateral relations.

Xinhua Insight: President Xi sets the pace on a better environment

China's improvements to its environment continue to go from strength to strength. Work is under way on the creation of nine national parks with a combined area of nearly 170,000 sq km, and this year China will formulate an overall plan for the national park system.

FM: China, U.S. can avoid Thucydides Trap, Kindleberger Trap

China and the United States can sidestep the Thucydides Trap and the Kindleberger Trap and jointly chart bilateral ties from a long-term perspective, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday in Beijing.

National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons held in Teotihuacan, Mexico

People travel aboard a hot air balloon during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons in Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, Mexico, on March 19, 2017.

China, Israel agree to advance innovation cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Beijing on Monday, vowing to advance innovation cooperation.

China's door opens wider to outside world: premier

China will open its door wider to the outside world, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday.

Cooperation the correct choice for China-U.S. relations

China-U.S. relations seem to have found a good rhythm, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wrapped up his visit to China.

China's Xiaomi to build its second manufacturing unit in India

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi on Monday announced plan for its second, but the very first exclusive manufacturing unit in India.

Legendary sunken treasure discovered in SW China

A centuries-old legend that a vast booty of treasure belonging to the leader of a Chinese peasants uprising was lying at the bottom of a river has now been proven true.

Chinese state councilor to visit Ethiopia, Guinea

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi will visit Ethiopia and Guinea from Monday to Wednesday, according to the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Monday.

Chinese vice premier to attend BFA annual conference

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference this week in the southern province of Hainan, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Monday.

Chinese premier's upcoming visit to boost China-Australia ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's five-day official visit to Australia starting Wednesday is expected to boost the development of China-Australia relations and cooperation, and push forward free trade and regional integration.

World's longest cable-stayed railway bridge closes in China

A three-tower cable-stayed heavy railway bridge closed Sunday over Dongting Lake, the second-largest freshwater lake in China.

Chinese archeologists discover underwater treasure

More than 10,000 gold and silver items that sank to the bottom of a river in southwest China's Sichuan Province over 300 years ago have been recovered, archeologists said Monday.

"A community of shared future for all humankind" -- a Chinese concept winning U.N. recognition

The Chinese concept of building "a community of shared future for all humankind" was on Friday incorporated into a U.N. Security Council resolution for the first time, reflecting the extraordinary charm and vitality of the notion.

Smartphones score big with Indian cricket

"It's an invasion of Chinese brands," an Indian cricket administrator is reported to have remarked last week after Oppo, a Chinese smartphone maker, shelled out $162 million to sponsor India's national cricket teams for the next five years.

Experts in TCM help battle drug resistance

China has recruited a team of specialists in traditional Chinese medicine, including China's first Nobel laureate in medicine, Tu Youyou, to help find solutions to the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance.

China willing to work with world on globalization

China opposes the many forms of trade protectionism and supports free trade, Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Sunday, amid rising anti-globalization sentiment around the world.

"Beauty and the Beast" blasts through box office recorders with 350-million U.S. dollars debut

Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" blasted through box office records to open with an estimated 170 million U.S. dollars in North American ticket sales and 180 million U.S. dollars overseas.

Smog in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region to ease

The heavy air pollution in parts of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region will abate from Monday, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said late Sunday.

Xinjiang into CBA finals following 111-103 victory over Liaoning in semis Game 5

Xinjiang defeated Liaoning 111-103 on Sunday in Game 5 of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league semifinals, winning the best-of-seven series by 4-1.

Chinese vice premier urges boosting supply-side structural reform

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Sunday that China should beef up supply-side structural reform to constantly stimulate growth impetus and the market's vitality.

2 dead, 8 missing after boats sink in east China

Two sailors have died and eight remain missing Sunday following two separate shipwrecks in east China.

President Xi meets U.S. Secretary of State

President Xi Jinping met here Sunday with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that cooperation is the only correct choice for both countries.

GMAT launches Chinese registration system

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) said Saturday it has launched a Chinese registration system for its globally taken Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), making Chinese the first language used in registration other than English.

Chinese economy to lead global recovery: IMF official

China will remain a strong engine of global recovery with its ongoing economic reforms, an official with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Saturday.

Shape of human nose influenced by climate: study

If you are not satisfied with the shape of your nose, blame it on climate, not your parents or grandparents.

China vows to boost BRICS financial cooperation: ministers

China will work actively with parties concerned to push forward the financial cooperation among the BRICS countries and make more achievements, China's finance minister and central bank chief have said.

China home prices stabilize following restrictions

China's property market in major cities has stabilized as authorities move to curb price rises.

Giant pandas play at Toronto Zoo

Giant panda cub Jia Panpan (Top) (meaning Canadian Hope) and its mother Er Shun play at the Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Canada on March 17, 2017.

China, U.S. in talks on meeting between presidents

China and the United States are now in close communication on arranging a meeting between the two presidents and exchanges at other levels, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday afternoon.

Wang Yi meets U.S. Secretary of State in Beijing

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd L) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (2nd R) in Beijing, capital of China, March 18, 2017.

China Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Beijing

The economic summit of the China Development Forum 2017 is held in Beijing, capital of China, March 18, 2017. The theme of this year's forum is "China and the World: Economic Transformation through Structural Reforms".

Earth had 2nd warmest February, winter: NOAA

Earth just went through its second-warmest February and winter on record, U.S. federal scientists said Friday.

Commentary: Keep up good momentum for China-U.S. ties

Never before has the China-U.S. relationship been so complicated to comprehend, and too important to fail.

China, Philippines agree to boost trade, economic cooperation

China and the Philippines agreed on Friday to strengthen trade and economic cooperation between the two countries after the conclusion of a high-level meeting.

Beijing unveils measures to cool property market

Beijing will take further steps to cool the city's property market by raising the down payment for second homes and suspending housing loans with a maturity of 25 years or more.

China, Saudi Arabia agree to deepen cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that China is ready to work with Saudi Arabia on development strategies and production capacity.

China, Rwanda agree to upgrade strategic cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Rwanda President Paul Kagame on Friday, and the two leaders agreed to upgrade bilateral strategic cooperation.

Chinese premier to visit Australia, New Zealand

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to Australia and New Zealand from March 22-29, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced here on Friday.

Spotlight: Belt and Road Initiative -- idea from China but belongs to whole world

The Belt and Road Initiative has become the most popular public goods and platform for international cooperation with the brightest prospects in the world amid rising protectionism and unilateralism, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on the sideline of the recently concluded China's Two Sessions.

Devoted to Public Interest Whole-heartedly——Shi Yigong

China Youth Web Beijing March 16th (Journalist Yang Yue)Today, let’s read a story of Shi Yigong.

More Chinese cities further restrict housing purchases to cool market

Authorities in the eastern Chinese cities of Nanjing and Qingdao on Thursday unveiled more steps that will restrict housing purchases and cool the property market.

Move on rates aims at fending off risks

The central bank's move to raise short-term interest rates on Thursday reflects Beijing's intention to fend off financial risks, a method that might be used more in the future rather than increasing benchmark interest rates, according to economists.

Suarez, Cavani named in Uruguay squad for World Cup qualifiers

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has named uncapped winger Jonathan Urretaviscaya in his squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Peru.

Volkswagen auto sales up in 2016 in China

German carmaker Volkswagen posted rising auto sales in China in 2016 compared with a year earlier, and demand for its luxury cars remained strong, according to a report released by the company.

China's progress toward revitalizing natural forests

The commercial harvesting of natural forest resources in China has been ended, according to the State Forestry Administration (SFA).

Xi talks with Merkel over phone about bilateral ties, cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday morning held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the topic of strengthening bilateral relations.

Chinese peacekeeping force rescue 7 UN personnel

Chinese peacekeepers have rescued seven civilian workers who were trapped in a conflict zone in South Sudan.

Marx's German birthplace accepts Chinese gift statue

A huge bronze statue of Karl Marx designed by a world-renowned Chinese sculptor has finally been accepted by the authorities in the revolutionary philosopher's birth town of Trier in Germany.

Russia's Gazprom to start supplying gas to China in 2019

Russian gas giant Gazprom said the company plans to supply gas to China via the east route of the China-Russia natural gas pipeline as early as May 2019, rather than 2018 as scheduled, 21st Century Business Herald reported Thursday, citing the company's Vice-President Andrey Kruglov.

Food from Japan nuclear radiation zones found in Chinese market

Food produced from Japanese regions affected by nuclear radiation - including rice, cereal and milk products - have entered the Chinese market, according to a CCTV report on its annual 3.15 quality investigations program Wednesday

Melting Arctic ice likely worsens winter haze in China: study

Climate change in the polar regions may have worsened winter haze problems in China, which pledges more efforts to tackle air pollution despite the country's decreasing emissions, according to a study published Wednesday.

Chinese premier, Philippine president hail China-ASEAN tourism cooperation year

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday sent congratulatory messages to an opening ceremony of the China-ASEAN tourism cooperation year, which was held in Manila, the Philippines.

China, Pakistan military officials discuss mutual cooperation

Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, met Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday.

WIPO chief calls China's patent application growth "extraordinary"

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry on Wednesday lauded China's strong performance in international patent and trademark filing.

China urges Japan not to stir up troubles on South China Sea issue

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday urged Japan to respect related countries' efforts to maintain peace and stability on the South China Sea, and to refrain from causing trouble in the region.

China, Pakistan vow to advance construction of economic corridor

China and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to advance the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

China, Saudi Arabia agree to boost all-round strategic partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have agreed the two countries will step up cooperation in all areas and push forward their all-round strategic partnership.

China, Saudi Arabia sign 14 cooperative pacts

China and Saudi Arabia signed 14 cooperative agreements during a visit by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming on Thursday.

Tillerson's first China visit to build on positive momentum in China-U.S. ties

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's upcoming first visit to China is to build on positive momentum in the relations between China and the Trump administration, experts said.

South China Sea tsunami alert center expected to go on trial in 2017

China's tsunami warning center in the South China Sea is expected to start trial operations this year, according a UNESCO body.

Chinese teams remain unbeaten in Asian Champions League

Jiangsu FC edged Gamba Osaka 1-0 here Wednesday in the third round of the Asian Champions League group stage, while Shanghai SIPG managed to hold onto a 3-2 win over Urawa Red Diamonds.

Shenzhen's 3-pointers drown Guangdong in CBA semifinals Game 3

A 17-of-36 performance in three-pointer shooting lifts Shenzhen over Guangdong 109-90 here on Wednesday and Guangdong now leads Shenzhen 2-1 in the best-of-seven CBA semifinal series.

China's national legislature concludes annual session

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, concluded its annual session Wednesday morning.

Chinese premier stresses peaceful development of cross-Strait relations

Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday the Chinese mainland's stance of opposing "Taiwan independence" and promoting peaceful development of cross-Strait relations is consistent and clear-cut.

U.S. Fed raises interest rates for third time since financial crisis

U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates for the third time since the 2008 global financial crisis, with the job market strengthening and inflation rising toward its target.

Shanghai math books to be introduced to Britain

HarperCollins Publishers will translate mathematics textbooks from Chinese schools and publish them in Britain, according to its agreement with Shanghai Century Publishing Group.

Foreign ministers of China, Burundi hold talks on ties

China and Burundi agreed to expand cooperation after talks between foreign ministers of the two countries in Beijing on Wednesday.

HKEX boosts preparation for bond market link between mainland, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) on Wednesday announced to advance preparatory work for a bond market connect between Hong Kong and Chinese mainland.

Chinese defense minister meets Vietnamese navy commander

Chinese defense minister Chang Wanquan on Wednesday met with Pham Hoai Nam, commander of the Vietnam People's Navy, with the two sides vowing development of military-to-military relations.

Central China province to spend 2 billion yuan on erosion control

Central China's Hubei Province plans to spend two billion yuan (290 million U.S. dollars) this year controlling soil erosion, the provincial department of water resources said Wednesday.

China poised to expand its Marine Corps

China's military reform is progressing steadily and details of its plans will be released in due course, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) told the Global Times on Tuesday.

China cuts U.S. treasury holding in January

China reduced its holding of U.S. Treasury securities in January after adding 9.1 billion U.S. dollars in the previous month, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Wednesday.

Behind the curtain, toward a more open China

In my opinion, China gets a bad wrap from many foreign media. Much has been written in defiance of the perceived secretness that surrounds the upper echelons of the ruling Party, so it might come as a surprise that I -- a white, foreign, female -- was invited to peek behind the curtain and explore one of the country's most important annual political meetings.

China, Philippines sign 1.7-bln-USD purchase agreements

China and the Philippines signed on Wednesday purchase agreements that commit Chinese businessmen to buy 1.7 billion U.S. dollars worth of fruits and other agricultural products from the Philippines.

China will not devalue yuan to boost export: premier

China will not devalue the yuan to boost its exports, Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday.

China to further simplify administrative procedures, delegate power

China will forge ahead with reform to balance the government-market relationship, pledging simplified administrative procedures and delegation of power, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday.

China mulls law revision on 70-year land use right of properties: premier

China's State Council has entrusted relevant departments to draft motions to revise laws on real estate protection amid public concerns over the 70-year land use limit of residential properties, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday.

China's mass entrepreneurship and innovation have strong vitality: Premier

China's mass entrepreneurship and innovation initiative has a strong vitality, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday.

China-Russia trade turns for strong growth: Premier

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that China-Russia trade relations have turned the corner and achieved strong growth.

China hopes for continued peace, stability in Asia Pacific: Premier

Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that China hopes to see continued peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

China urges EU to ease high-tech export restrictions

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday urged the European Union (EU) to ease its high-tech export restrictions on China, responding to concerns over the bloc's trade deficit with the world's second largest economy.

China hopes for continued peace, stability in Asia Pacific: Premier

Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that China hopes to see continued peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

Premier Li says China does not want trade war with U.S.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday China does not want to see a trade war between the world's biggest and second biggest economies.

China committed to denuclearization, proposes dialogue to solve Korean Peninsula issue

China is committed to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and proposes dialogue to de-escalate the current tensions, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday. Enditem

China's financial system generally safe: Premier Li

China's financial system is generally safe, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday, ruling out the possibility of systemic risks as the country has plenty of policy tools at its disposal.

One-China policy foundation of China-U.S. relations: Premier Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that the one-China policy will remain as the foundation of China-U.S. relations.

China consistently supports globalization, free trade: Premier Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday it is China's consistent position to support globalization and free trade.

China remains important engine for world growth: Premier Li

China will remain an important engine for world growth amid sluggish global economic recovery, Premier Li Keqiang told a press conference Wednesday after the close of the annual session of the national legislature.

China, U.S. communicating on presidents' meeting: Premier Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that China and the United States are in close communication on a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump.

Chinese top legislator presides over closing meeting of 5th session of 12th NPC

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 12th NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2017.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the press

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday meets the press at the Great Hall of the People after the conclusion of the annual national legislative session.

China's national legislature adopts documents on deputy election

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Wednesday approved three documents on electing deputies to the 13th NPC.

China adopts General Provisions of the Civil Law

China's national legislature on Wednesday passed the General Provisions of the Civil Law at the closing meeting of its annual session.

China's national legislature adopts government work report

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Wednesday adopted the government work report at the closing meeting of its annual session.

China's national legislature begins closing meeting of annual session

The fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, began its closing meeting Wednesday morning.

World's oldest plant-like fossils discovered in India

Two fossils believed to the world's oldest known plant-like life have been found in India, indicating that advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier than previously thought, a new study said Tuesday.

Courier giant ZTO to build distribution center in C China

Courier giant ZTO Express signed a strategic agreement with central China's Henan Province Airport Group to build an air delivery distribution center, the airport group announced Tuesday.

Experimental Ebola vaccine regimen induces durable immune response: study

A two-vaccine regimen intended to protect against the deadly Ebola virus induced a durable immune response in 100 percent of healthy adult volunteers one year after vaccination, results from a phase one clinical trial showed Tuesday.

Beijing tax authorities retrieve 60 million yuan from live streaming hosts

More than 60 million yuan (8.7 million USD) has been retrieved by the Beijing Chaoyang Local Taxation Bureau from a live streaming platform that had failed to deduct tax from its live streaming hosts in 2016, reported Beijing Youth Daily on Tuesday.

China has 282 mln rural migrant workers by end of 2016

The number of rural migrant workers in China hit 282 million at the end of 2016, an increase of 4.24 million from a year before, according the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) Tuesday.

BBK to build R&D, production centers

China's leading electronics firm BBK will invest 4.75 billion yuan (687 million U.S. dollar) in R&D and production centers in southern city of Dongguan to tackle insufficient capacity, local authorities said Tuesday.

China cuts retail oil prices

China will lower the retail prices of both gas and diesel by 85 yuan (12.3 U.S. dollars) per tonne from Wednesday due to falling international prices, according to the country's top economic planner.

U.S. pursues constructive, results-oriented relationship with China: senior U.S. official

The United States is pursuing a constructive and results-oriented relationship with China, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Monday.

Cambodia seeks China's aid to combat illicit drugs

Cambodia's anti-drug chief Ke Kim Yan on Tuesday sought China's assistance to combat illicit drugs and treat drug addicts, the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) said Tuesday.

11 documents to be put to vote at China's annual parliamentary session

The presidium for the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, decided to put 11 documents to vote at the session's closing meeting on Wednesday.

Chinese data offer more signs of stability, room for reforms

The latest data suggest sustained momentum in the Chinese economy, creating room for policy makers to focus more attention on reforms.

China, U.S. maintain contact on exchanges between presidents: FM spokesperson

China and the United States are maintaining close contact on exchanges between their presidents and at other levels, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

Chinese vice premier to visit Philippines

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang will pay an official visit to the Philippines from March 16 to 19 at the invitation of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday.

Feature: Voices for change -- meet grassroots NPC deputies

Deputies to China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), come from all walks of life, including many from grassroots positions.

Notice: The Closing Session of the 5th Session of the 12th NPC

The Closing Session of the 5th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) will be convened at the Great Hall of the People (GHP) at 9:00am on Wednesday March 15th, 2017.

Notice: Premier Li Keqiang to meet the press on March 15

After the Closing Session of the 5th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), Mr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council will meet the journalists from home and abroad covering the session and take questions at the Central Hall on the Third Floor of the Great Hall of the People (GHP) at approximately 10:30 am on Wednesday March 15h, 2017.

Chinese shoppers want to use e-payment records for refunds: survey

Nearly 80 percent of shoppers would like their e-payment records to be accepted as proof for refunds or exchanges, according to a newspaper survey.

Chinese bronze vessels to be stars of Christie's sale

Four 3,000-year-old Chinese bronze ritual vessels are among 31 Chinese works of art to be auctioned at a New York sale on Wednesday night.

Chinese ambassador hails Britain's role in building new Silk Road

Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming on Monday spoke highly of the British role in helping build the Belt and Road (B&R) to revive the ancient Silk Road.

Tackling the heavy air pollution problem

With the environment being one of most important issues on the agenda at the ongoing annual sessions of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, the country's top political advisory body, Hu Jingnan and Cai Fahe from the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, and Gong Zhengyu from the China National Environmental Monitoring Center, present their views on how to control air pollution.

B vitamins may help reduce harm from air pollution

Taking B vitamins may help reduce some of the harmful effects of air pollution, a new study said Monday.

Boeing's first overseas factory to be built in China's Zhoushan

Boeing and Chinese aviation manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd.(COMAC) will start to build a Boeing 737 completion center in eastern China's Zhoushan city at the end of March, scheduled to make its first delivery in 2018.

Carrying cash no longer necessity of life in China: Survey

Most netizens in China surveyed for a new study said carrying cash was not a necessity of life any more, as portable and online payment platforms in China are flourishing. The findings are part of an investigation by Beijing Youth Daily released on Monday.

World's largest radio telescope opens free to visitors

The scenic spot where the world's largest radio telescope, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), is located has offered ticket-free entrance to visitors, Xinhua News Agency reported on March 12th.

New Zealand's Ambassador optimistic about bilateral ties with China

New Zealand and China had a wide variety of exchanges in almost every conceivable area in 2016, said New Zealand’s Ambassador to China John McKinnon.

Chinese lawmakers mull provision on harm to reputation of heroes

A new provision has been added to China's draft general provisions of the civil law to hold people accountable for damaging the reputation and honor of heroes and martyrs, according to the presidium for the ongoing annual parliamentary session.

Hong Kong int'l film, TV event kicks off

The 21th edition of the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) sprang into action on Monday for a four-day run at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Intel agrees to buy Israel's Mobileye for 15.3 billion USD

U.S. microprocessor giant Intel said Monday that it has agreed to buy Mobileye, an Israeli developer of driverless technologies, for 15.3 billion U.S. dollars, a record sum for an Israeli high-tech firm.

Second part of giant Pharaonic statue unearthed in Cairo

An Egyptian-German archaeological mission extracted Monday the second part of a newly discovered statue, possibly of king Ramses II, from its pits in Ain Shams district of Cairo.

Nanning to host 14th China-ASEAN Expo in September

The 14th China-ASEAN Expo has been scheduled from Sept. 12 to 15 in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities announced Monday.

Chinese, British premiers exchange congratulations on anniversary of relations

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and British Prime Minister Theresa May exchanged congratulatory messages Monday on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level between China and Britain.

Chinese political advisors make over 5,000 proposals

Altogether 5,210 proposals had been submitted to the annual session of China's top political advisory body as of March 7, according to a report released Monday.

China's lawmakers file 514 bills at annual legislative session

National lawmakers have filed 514 bills with the secretariat of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), an official said Monday.

Xi Jinping: Leader of China's great revival

Can China do it? This is the crucial question for the world's biggest and boldest economic, political and social experiment.

CPPCC "whole-heartedly" upholds CPC Central Committee with Xi as core: top political advisor

Political advisors nationwide whole-heartedly uphold the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping as the core, Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said Monday.

"Two Sessions" Advisory: NPC deliberates on draft documents on March 14

The fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) will on Tuesday deliberate on the final drafts of various documents and the general provisions of the civil law before the final voting.

China to attend Chile meeting on Asia-Pacific economic integration

China will send Yin Hengmin, its special representative on Latin American affairs, to attend the upcoming Chile meeting on Asia-Pacific economic integration, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday.

Chinese leaders attend closing meeting of CPPCC annual session

Xi Jinping (3rd L, front), Li Keqiang (3rd R, front), Zhang Dejiang (2nd L, front), Liu Yunshan (2nd R, front), Wang Qishan (1st L, front) and Zhang Gaoli (1st R, front) attend the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2017.

Winter sports begin to enter their "spring" all across China

For 76-year-old Zhang Baohua, skiing has been a daily routine during the snowy season in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for six years.

China's top political advisory body begins closing meeting of annual session

The fifth session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, China's top political advisory body, began the closing meeting Monday morning.

Yu Zhengsheng presides over closing meeting of fifth session of 12th CPPCC National Committee

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National Committee of the CPPCC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2017.

Leung Chun-ying elected vice chairman of CPPCC National Committee

Leung Chun-ying, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was elected Monday vice chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

China's aid through UN system changing lives in Africa

The rainy season has set off and in the swampy villages of Budaka district in eastern Uganda, Joyce Nabejja tills her hybrid rice field in anticipation of greater yields.

Stress-induced genes identified in corals

Marine biologists at Stanford University have discovered that corals activate a specific group of ancient, defensive genes when exposed to stressful environmental conditions.

CBA Roundup: Xinjiang, Guangdong take 2-0 lead in CBA semifinals

A strong third quarter helps Xinjiang coming from behind to beat Liaoning 102-90 while Guangdong also defeated Shenzhen at 98-88 in Sunday's CBA playoffs. Both team now take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Chinese firms donate food to Kenya's drought victims

Dozens of Chinese firms operating in Kenya on Sunday donated 30 tonnes of food, oil and water to victims of drought in Makueni County located in lower eastern part of the country.

"City upon a City"- 6 ancient cities excavated in Kaifeng

Six ancient cities buried deep underground and spanning several dynasties over 2,000 years, have been unearthed in Kaifeng, in the east of China's Henan province.

Sun Yat-sen remembered 92 years after death

Ceremonies were held on Sunday to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a renowned statesman who led the revolution that ended imperial rule in China.

Chinese smartphones grow more popular in Russia

Smartphones made in China took a larger share of the Russian market in January than a year ago, local retailers said recently.

CSRC approves IPO applications of 10 firms

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved the IPO applications of 10 companies.

U.S. Senate Republicans seek alternative plans for tax reform: media

U.S. Senate Republicans are seeking alternative plans to House Speaker Paul Ryan's tax reform package, which includes a controversial border adjustment tax that's facing lots of resistance in the upper chamber, according to local media.

No evidence British gov't has Plan B if Brexit talks fail, warn leading MPs

A failure by the British government to have a "plan B" if Brexit talks with Brussels collapse, would be a dereliction of duty, a report by MPs warned Sunday.

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed four new ambassadors, upon approval by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, according to a statement by the national legislature.

Presidium of annual legislative session reviews key documents

The presidium for China's annual parliamentary session on Sunday reviewed several draft resolutions, among other documents, and decided to submit them to lawmakers for deliberation.

China's top political advisory body to conclude annual session

The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, is set to conclude its annual session Monday, an official statement said Sunday.

Xi underlines innovation in military upgrading

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for deepening military-civilian integration, while highlighting sci-tech innovation as the key to military upgrading.

"Two Sessions" Advisory: CPPCC national committee ends session on March 13

The fifth session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee will hold its closing meeting at the Great Hall of the People Monday morning.

Xinjiang resolutely fights terrorism, says regional gov't chief

The top government official of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region said on Sunday the westernmost region has been "resolutely and forcefully" fighting terrorism to maintain stability.

Press conference on education reform and development held in Beijing

Chinese Minister of Education Chen Baosheng answers questions at a press conference on education reform and development for the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2017.

China sends out clear message on opening up amid global uncertainties

Unveiling unprecedented opening-up measures, China is poised to open its door wider to the world amid a growing tide of protectionism and anti-globalization sentiments.

3rd plenary meeting of 5th session of 12th NPC opens

The third plenary meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2017.

China to step up IPR trials to stimulate innovation

China will step up the trials of intellectual property rights (IPR) cases this year to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship, a work report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Sunday.

China vows efforts against wrongful convictions

China's judicial organs pledged to draw lessons from wrongful convictions and prevent such cases amid efforts to advance rule of law, said a work report of the Supreme People's Court to be delivered Sunday.

Chinese courts conclude 45,000 graft cases in 2016, implicating 63,000 people

China's court system concluded 45,000 graft cases in 2016, implicating 63,000 people, a work report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Sunday.

Chinese judiciary vows "safe, stable" social environment ahead of CPC congress

China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Sunday vowed to create a "safe and stable" social environment for a key Communist Party of China (CPC) congress set to convene in Beijing in the second half of this year.

Xi attends gathering with ethnic minority lawmakers, political advisors

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a gathering with ethnic minority lawmakers and political advisors Saturday evening on the sidelines of the annual national legislative and political consultative sessions.

Press conference on innovation-driven development held in Beijing

Chinese Science and Technology Minister Wan Gang and Secretary-General Xu Jianpei take questions on innovation-driven development at a press conference for the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2017.

Press conference on structural adjustments and innovation held in Beijing

Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, vice ministers Wang Shouwen and Qian Keming take questions at a press conference on structural adjustments and innovation for the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2017.

4th plenary meeting of 5th session of 12th CPPCC National Committee held

The fourth plenary meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2017.

China "highly alert" of overcapacity in robotics: regulator

China is highly alert of redundant construction and overcapacity risks in its robotics industry amid rapid development, a senior regulating official said Saturday.

Regulator clarifies 'Made in China 2025' plan after EU group criticism

Chinese regulator on Saturday offered detailed clarifications on the "Made in China 2025" plan, stressing equal treatment for domestic and foreign companies after a European business group criticized the strategy for discrimination against foreign firms.

NPC deputy embroiders dream for Miao women

In Xiaotuoluo Village in southwest China's Guizhou Province, women of the Miao ethnic minority sing folk songs while embroidering fish tails, dragon heads and butterflies.

China again urges ROK to stop THAAD deployment

China on Friday again urged the Republic of Korea (ROK) to stop the deployment of a U.S. missile shield.

China, Mekong countries celebrate launch of LMC China Secretariat

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday lauded the efficiency of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism, calling on the six LMC countries to build a community of shared future.

Xi calls for building "great wall of iron" for Xinjiang's stability

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that a "great wall of iron" to safeguard national unity, ethnic solidarity and social stability should be built in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

"Two Sessions" Advisory: 4 press conferences on industry, health, sci-tech, commerce on March 11

Four press conferences are scheduled for Saturday at the media center for the Fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC).

China opens Belt and Road Forum website

China on Friday opened a news website for the Belt and Road Forum, which will be hosted by the country in May.

China's overall leverage level "not very high": central bank

China's overall leverage level is "not very high", central bank officials said here Friday, while voicing concerns over excessive corporate debt level.

China's forex reserve decline normal: central bank governor

The dropping trend in China's foreign exchange reserve is a normal phenomenon, the country's central bank chief said Friday.

Chinese yuan to be stable in 2017: central bank governor

Chinese currency, the yuan, will "automatically" stabilize this year amid a firming economy and global confidence in the country's growth prospects, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said Friday.

China commits to support Nepal for development of women's cause

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong on Thursday said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to upholding women's rights and interests, keeping gender equity in center.

China's growth target achievable, more reforms needed: IMF

China's current strong economic momentum is likely to maintain its growth target of around 6.5 percent for 2017, but the country needs implement more reforms to embark on a more inclusive and sustainable growth path, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday.

China issues five-year plan to boost service trade development

China on Thursday issued a plan to boost the development of its service trade and ease the service trade deficit by 2020.

China to build deep-sea "space station" carrying dozens of people

China is planning to build a deep-sea "space station" capable of accommodating dozens of people and able to reach depths of 1000 meters, according to Yan Kai, director of the State Key Laboratory for Manned Deep-sea Equipment, reported by Science and Technology Daily.

Chinese overseas investments in sports & entertainment surge 188% in 2016

China's volume of international trade in cultural products and services reached 88.52 billion US dollars last year, achieving a surplus of 68.8 billion US dollars, new Ministry of Commerce statistics show.

Trade, investment with China benefit U.S.: ministry

Economic relations with China have brought substantial benefits to the United States, creating jobs and profits for U.S. businesses, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.

China urges end of conflicts near China-Myanmar border

China on Thursday urged parties in northern Myanmar clashes to exercise restraint and immediately cease fire in order to maintain peace and stability near the China-Myanmar border.

Political advisors pool wisdom for economic development, ecology preservation

Chinese political advisors put their heads together on Thursday to offer suggestions for the nation's economic progress and ecological preservation.

China's consumer inflation weakens on lower food prices

China's consumer inflation eased sharply in February after price distortions created by the festival season faded, leaving the central bank with leeway on interest rate policy.

Scientists make big progress towards building complex artificial life

Scientists have made significant progress towards building the first complex artificial life from scratch.

Chinese leaders discuss economy, Belt&Road with lawmakers

Premier Li Keqiang and other leaders on Thursday discussed economic upgrading, Belt and Road Initiative, people's congress system, poverty alleviation, anti-corruption campaign and other topics with national lawmakers.

China's central SOEs deliver strong performance

China's centrally administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) performed well in the first two months of 2017 thanks to a stabilizing economy and better management, the state assets regulator said Thursday.

"Two Sessions" Advisory: NPC deliberates draft general provisions of civil law on March 10

The fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) will hold a plenary meeting Friday morning to deliberate the draft general provisions of the civil law.

China urges U.S. to properly handle trade relations after ZTE settlement

China on Thursday urged the United States to act properly for the healthy development of bilateral trade relations.

Cambodian PM to attend "Belt and Road" summit in Beijing: FM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will attend the "Belt and Road" summit in Beijing in May, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said Thursday.

China on right path for addressing air pollution: minister

China is heading into the right direction for tackling air pollution, as proved by the improvement of air quality over the past few years, Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining said Thursday.

China's central SOEs deliver strong performance in first two months

China's centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) performed well in the first two months of 2017, with combined profits up 29.1 percent year-on-year to 168.59 billion yuan (about 24.37 billion U.S. dollars), state assets regulator said Thursday.

China holds side event on new approach to global human rights governance

A group of Chinese human rights scholars on Wednesday elaborated the idea of a community of shared future for mankind in the context of human rights governance, saying interpretation of human rights ideas cannot be taken out of their cultural contexts.

Huawei, China Mobile, Deutsche Telecom, Volkswagen share their vision for 5G

Huawei, China Mobile, Deutsche Telecom and Volkswagen on Wednesday gave their vision of the future of 5G networks with the publication of the book "5G Service Guaranteed Network Slicing", Huawei Spain informed in a statement.

China charms Berlin tourism dealers with Silk Road destinations

Chinese travel agencies on Wednesday charmed tourism dealers at a key travel trade show in Berlin, featuring the Silk Road destinations.

Experimental oral delivery system may allow needle-free vaccines: study

Researchers have developed an experimental oral delivery system that may one day allow patients to self-administer vaccines without using needles, according to a proof-of-concept study released Wednesday.

Three-D system to help scientists battle against deadly TB

A research team in London and Southampton have developed a new system using 3-D which will help find better treatments for sufferers of tuberculosis (TB), the Medical Research Council(MRC) in Britain announced Wednesday.

China donates medicine to South Sudan's children hospital

The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan on Wednesday donated a batch of medicine and medical equipment to the Al-Shabbah Children's Hospital in the capital of Juba.

Sustainability vital for China's pension funds

China is home to more than 220 million people over the age of 60 in China, or 16.1 percent of the population, and the numbers are growing. As the population ages, the country faces the challenge of building a more sustainable pension system.

China launches "Sky Net 2017" to hunt down corrupt suspects abroad

China has launched operation "Sky Net 2017" to hunt down corruption suspects who have fled abroad and recover their ill-gotten gains, authorities said in a meeting Tuesday.

Alipay helps increase organ donation take up in China

Organ donation has become a lot easier in China thanks to a simplified registration process brought about by collaboration with the nationally used Alipay online payment platform.

China, Russia to cooperate on marine high tech to serve Belt and Road Initiative

China and Russia are cooperating on marine technology in the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Chinese police extradites fugitive from UAE

Chinese police Wednesday escorted a fugitive from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the first time since the two nations signed an extradition treaty in 2004, according to the public security authority.

HK, Macao NPC candidates to bear allegiance to China, banned from receiving foreign funds: drafts

Candidates standing for election of National People's Congress (NPC) deputies from the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions (SARs) should bear allegiance to China and declare not receiving foreign funds in relation to the election, say drafts on election methods to be submitted to China's national legislature.

China to give more seats to workers, women in 13th NPC

China will give more seats in its national legislature to workers, farmers, professionals and women, said a draft decision submitted to lawmakers for review on Wednesday.

Barca made history with record fightback in Camp Nou

FC Barcelona produced the greatest fightback in the history of the Champions league when they defeated Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 6-1 in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie in the Camp Nou Stadium to qualify 6-5 on aggregate.

China strives to be anchor for world stability, globalization

The world has come to a crossroads in 2017, as globalization backpedaled in America and Europe while tensions continued to brew on the Korean Peninsula and some other places.

President Xi calls for lasting effects of poverty relief

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that the country should form a poverty relief mechanism with long-lasting effects and contain formalism in poverty reduction.

"Two Sessions" Advisory: press conferences on environment, SOE reform

Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining will meet the press at the media center of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

Steady, healthy China-U.S. ties benefit both countries, whole world

China and the United States should make concerted efforts to maintain the steady and healthy development of their relations in the face of new challenges, observers have said.

Women hold up half of China's winter sports "sky"

Li Yan, head coach of the Chinese short track speed skating team, celebrated the International Women's Day by working. She was busy trying on new home-made skates for the team, as part of preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

China's desert warrior queen, defender of Dunhuang

If it had not been for Fan Jinshi and her team, the world cultural heritage at Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes in a remote Chinese desert might have long been destroyed by sand, weather or humans.

China's booming "sheconomy"

On Wednesday, the International Women's Day, department stores, shopping malls and online shopping sites in China are readying themselves for the holiday to attract women and get them to spend on various gifts, clothing, and cosmetics.

China's national legislature stresses unity around Xi as core

China's top legislator on Wednesday pledged further conformity to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping as the core.

Chinese President extends greetings to women

Chinese President Xi Jinping extended greetings to women on Wednesday, the International Women's Day, on the sidelines of China's ongoing "two sessions."

Wanda to open China's Ironman 70.3 season in Liuzhou

Wanda Sports will kick off China's Ironman 70.3 season in Liuzhou, a city known as a lush, mountainous paradise in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

China issues 680 safety protection orders after enacting anti-domestic violence law

China has issued more than 680 personal safety protection orders since its anti-domestic violence law was enacted, the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said Wednesday.

China Focus: Draft general provisions bring China closer to civil code

National lawmakers on Wednesday started to deliberate draft general provisions of civil law, which, if adopted, will bring the country one step closer to a long-absent civil code.

Zhang Dejiang delivers work report of NPC Standing Committee

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), delivers a work report of the NPC Standing Committee during the second plenary meeting of the fifth session of the 12th NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2017. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

China's national legislature stresses unity around Xi's leadership

China's national legislature calls for uniting closely around the Communist Party of China Central Committee with Xi Jinping as the core, according to a work report of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee to be delivered Wednesday.

China to legislate national supervision law

Chinese legislators will revise the law on administrative supervision to turn it into a national supervision law this year, according to a work report of the national legislature on Wednesday.

Draft general provisions of civil law to be submitted to NPC session for review

National lawmakers on Wednesday will start deliberating the draft general provisions of civil law, which, if adopted, will bring the country one step closer to a long-absent civil code.

China signs production capacity agreements with over 30 countries: FM

China has signed agreements on production capacity cooperation with more than 30 countries amid efforts to facilitate its industrial restructuring and upgrading, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

China not to allow South China Sea stability to be disturbed: FM

China will never allow hard-won stability in the South China Sea to be disturbed or undermined again, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.

New media make China's diplomacy more down-to-earth: FM

New media have built a bridge between the Foreign Ministry and the public, making China's diplomacy more down-to-earth, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

Chinese FM urges Japan to be sensible toward China's development

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday urged Japan "to adopt the right frame of mind" and be sensible to see and accept China's development and revitalization.

China's February exports up 4.2 pct, imports up 44.7 pct

China's exports in yuan-denominated terms rose 4.2 percent year on year in February, while imports up by 44.7 percent, customs data showed on Wednesday.

China to shoulder more responsibility rather than seeking leadership: FM

Instead of seeking to become a global leader, China will shoulder more responsibility and contribute more to world peace and growth, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

China not to weaken support for Africa: FM

There will be no weakening in China's support for Africa no matter how the international situation or world economy may evolve, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

China voices support for European integration

China will continue to support the European integration process, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

China to continue to support multilateralism, UN-centered int'l system: FM

Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Switzerland-based international organizations sent out a very clear message of China's strong support for multilateralism and China's strong commitment to the UN-centered international system, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

China to continue contributing to global stability, growth, peace, governance: FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday that China will continue to be an anchor of international stability, an engine of global growth, a champion of peace and development and a contributor to global governance.

Belt and Road Initiative the most popular public goods: FM

The Belt and Road Initiative has become the most popular public goods and the platform for international cooperation with the brightest prospects in the world, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

China, U.S., Russia should pursue win-win relationship: FM

China, the United States and Russia should work with one another and pursue win-win outcomes, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

THAAD deployment in ROK "a wrong choice": Chinese FM

Deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea is obviously a "wrong choice", Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

No int'l law basis for Taiwan to maintain so-called "diplomatic relations": FM

There is no basis in international law for the Taiwan region to establish or maintain so-called "diplomatic relations" with any country, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday at a press conference.

BRICS mechanism will not lose luster: China FM

The BRICS mechanism will not lose its luster but will shine more brightly, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday at a press conference.

China to continue contributing to global stability, growth, peace, governance: FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday that China will continue to be an anchor of international stability, an engine of global growth, a champion of peace and development and a contributor to global governance.

China proposes "double suspension" to defuse Korean Peninsula crisis

China proposed "double suspension" to defuse the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday.

China-U.S. relationship developing in positive direction: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday said the China-U.S. relationship is transitioning steadily and developing in a positive direction.

Belt and Road Initiative the most popular public goods: FM

The Belt and Road Initiative has become the most popular public goods and the best platform for international cooperation with the brightest prospects in the world, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

Chinese foreign minister expresses greetings to women

BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi extended greetings to women on Wednesday, International Women's Day.

Chinese foreign minister meets press

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday meets the press on the sidelines of the national legislature annual session.

Notice: The 2nd Plenary Session of the 5th Session of the 12th NPC on March 8th

The 2nd Plenary Session of the 5th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress will be convened at 3:00 pm on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 at the Great Hall of the People(GHP).

Notice: Press conference by Foreign Minister Wang Yi on March 8th

Press Center of the 5th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress(NPC) will invite Mr.Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs to hold a press conference on China’s foreign policy and foreign relations at Multi-functional Conference Hall, Media Center at 10:00 am on Wednesday March 8th, 2016.

Severe penalty for dropping litter from car to be imposed in South China

A new rule taking effect on March 15th will see more fines levied on people who drop litter from a running vehicle in Liuzhou, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, reports Beijing Youth Daily.

Philippines hails China's Belt and Road Initiative

The Philippines welcomes China's Belt and Road Initiative policy, an ambitious effort to link Asia, Europe and Africa through the construction of massive infrastructure such as railways and ports, government officials and analysts have said.

Imported Australian sheep embryos get surrogate mothers in China

A total of 1,800 Australian sheep embryos have found surrogate mothers in northern China's Tianjin Municipality.

Virtual reality flashes at China's "two sessions"

Journalists covering the annual sessions of China's national legislature and top political advisory body are attracted by some virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) products.

China aims to boost tourism with information technology

China plans to promote the use of information technology in tourism to boost the sector's growth by 2020, according to a government plan released Tuesday.

Protectionism, financial vulnerability put modest global growth at risk: OECD

The world economy is expected to slightly pick up in 2017, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday, warning that increasing protectionism and divergent financial policies are likely to cloud the growth prospects.

Brazil GDP falls by 3.6 percent in 2016

Brazil's GDP fell by 3.6 percent in 2016, marking the second consecutive slump for Latin America's largest economy, the government announced Tuesday.

Chinese warships return home after high sea drill

A Chinese naval fleet on Tuesday returned to a port in Sanya city on Hainan Island after a high sea drill.

China's forex reserves rise for 1st time since June

China's forex reserves rose slightly in February, expanding for the first time since June, official data showed on Tuesday.

China reiterates opposition to THAAD deployment in ROK

China on Tuesday reiterated its opposition to the deployment of a U.S. missile shield in the Republic of Korea (ROK).

China focuses on risk control as economy firms

China has moved to channel more energy into risk control in its financial sector after the slowing economy showed more signs of warming due to pro-growth measures.

Chinese federation holds Women's Day gathering

The All-China Women's Federation held a gathering attended by Chinese women from various circles and foreign diplomats here on Tuesday ahead of International Women's Day.

Real economy, SOEs crucial for development of NE province: Xi

Real economy, SOEs crucial for development of NE province: Xi

"Two Sessions" Advisory: FM presser, NPC plenary on March 8

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet the press at the media center of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Plenary meeting of 12th NPC deputies from Jiangsu opens to media

A plenary meeting of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) deputies from Jiangsu Province was opened to media during the annual NPC session in Beijing, capital of China.

China ponders tax deduction for two-child family

China is pondering tax deduction for two-child family, Finance Minister Xiao Jie said Tuesday.

Xinhua Insight: China's brain gain spurs innovation

Li Jin works in his office in southwest China's Chengdu city for 14 hours a day, while his wife and child live on the other side of the world in Britain.

Chinese sports icons voice suggestions at ongoing political advisory session

Retired Chinese sports icons Yao Ming and Liu Xiang said on Tuesday that the function of competitive sports in China need to be redefined, and its foundations made more solid.

Asia Week to see Chinese ink art on display in NY

Two Chinese artists will soon present their experiments in ink at Asia Week in New York.

When photographs look like paintings

The line between painting and photography has blurred in conceptual artist Fu Wenjun's works.

China's defense budget transparent: Finance Minister

Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie Tuesday shrugged off concerns over China's military transparency, saying there was no opacity in the country's defense budget.

China's fiscal deficit target proactive, prudent: minister

China's fiscal deficit target this year is proactive and prudent, Finance Minister Xiao Jie said Tuesday.

China debt-to-GDP ratio at 36.7 pct, risks under control: minister

China's finance minister on Tuesday reiterated confidence in controlling debt risks despite some irregularities in local governments' financing activities.

Tax cuts, employment heatedly discussed among Chinese political advisors

Tax cuts and employment were heatedly discussed by China's political advisors in a panel discussion on Premier Li Keqiang's 2017 government work report delivered during the annual two sessions.

China outbound investments a boon for frontier markets: expert

Chinese investments in the frontier markets have the potential to mitigate repercussions from global economic uncertainties, an expert said here Monday.

China's deep-sea robot sets new underwater gliding depth record

China's domestic underwater glider reached a depth of 6,329 meters during a mission in the Mariana Trench, breaking the previous record of 6,000 meters held by a U.S. vessel, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Interview: China's science and technology sector on the rise: expert

China's science and technology sector has been surging forward rapidly over the past decade, according to a leading Australian scientist.

China to launch 6-8 latest navigation satellites in 2017

China plans to launch six to eight BeiDou-3 satellites in 2017, according to a senior designer of the satellite navigation system.

Suning boss calls for expansion of China's football leagues

More teams should be absorbed into China's football leagues for fostering more talented professionals and upgrading the national teams, said Zhang Jindong, the owner of Chinese Super League giant Jiangsu Suning, here on Monday.

China looking for foreign coach for men's volleyball

China is looking for a foreign coach for its national men's volleyball team, striving for a full participation in volleyball at Tokyo Olympics, said Li Quanqiang, director of the volleyball department of China's General Administration of Sport, here on Monday.

Zhang Jike withdraws from team trials for World Championships

Chinese paddler Zhang Jike pulled out from the team trials for the World Table Tennis Championships, scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany in May, due to his foot injury here on Monday.

Harry Potter stage play casts spell over London's West End with record nominations

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the first ever stage production based on J.K. Rowling's famous wizard boy, picked up a record 11 nominations on Monday at the city's Olivier Awards.

Oil prices mixed on rising production, more OPEC cuts

Oil prices traded mixed Monday on rising U.S. production and the possibility for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to extend cuts.

China rejects U.S. criticism on human rights

China on Monday questioned the findings of a United States human rights report and cautioned against using the issue of human rights to interfere in China's internal affairs.

China Focus: China's cultural renaissance inspires lawmakers, advisors

Aired on national broadcaster China Central Television since last month, "The Readers" features both public figures and ordinary people simply reading a piece of work they have chosen themselves. It has been described as "a breath of fresh air".

President Xi meets Cambodian king

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and his mother, former Queen Norodom Monineath, on Monday.

Chinese government work report sends encouraging signals to Australia: media

Australian media have devoted much coverage to the Chinese government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang to the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) on Sunday, stressing that China's sustained growth will benefit Australia.

China's growth target achievable, favorable for global economy: UAE official

The Chinese government is capable of achieving its growth target of around 6.5 percent for 2017, which will be favorable for the global economy, an official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said Monday.

China cuts mobile fees as users binge on data

China's mobile service operators will eliminate charges for domestic roaming and long-distance calls as data services become their major source of revenue.

China eyes better elder care by 2020

China is aiming to improve public services for its elderly population by 2020, according to a government plan unveiled Monday.

Premier Li urges efforts to boost innovation for new growth momentum

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called for more efforts to create a favorable environment for innovation and entrepreneurship and seek new driving forces for the economy.

Banking regulator advisor calls for vigilance on financial risks

China should be vigilant about all kinds of financial risks as market development brings new products and new situations, Yang Kaisheng, a special advisor to China Banking Regulatory Commission, said Monday.

"Two Sessions" Advisory: finance, agriculture ministers to meet press on March 7

Three press conferences will be held at the media center of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress Tuesday, on March 7.

China to open up like never before

Chinese leaders have told national lawmakers during the major annual political sessions that the country will open up like never before.

China's 2017 defense budget to grow 7 pct: finance official

China's 2017 defense spending is budgeted to grow 7 percent, an official with the Ministry of Finance said Monday.

Plenary meeting of 12th NPC deputies from Shanghai opens to media

A plenary meeting of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) deputies from Shanghai Municipality was opened to media during the annual NPC session in Beijing, capital of China.

Plenary meeting of 12th NPC deputies from Guangdong opens to media

A plenary meeting of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) deputies from Guangdong Province was opened to media during the annual NPC session in Beijing, capital of China.

Plenary meeting of 12th NPC deputies from Chongqing opens to media

A plenary meeting of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) deputies from Chongqing Municipality was opened to media during the annual NPC session in Beijing, capital of China.

Notice on Press Conference by Minister of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development on March 7th

Minister of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development Mr. Liu Yongfu will hold a press conference at Multi-functional Conference Hall, Media Center at 4:15 pm on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. They will take questions on poverty alleviation program.

Notice on Press Conference by Minister and Vice-minister of Ministry of Agriculture on March 7th

Minister of Agriculture Mr. Han Changbfu, and Vice-minister of Agriculture Mr.Zhang Taolin will jointly hold a press conference at Multi-functional Conference Hall, Media Center at 10:45 am on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. They will take questions on promote agricultural structure reform on supply-side.

Notice on Press Conference by Minister and Assistant Minister of Finance on March 7th

Minister of Finance Mr. Xiao Jie and Assistant Minister Mr. Dai Bohua will jointly hold a press conference at Multi-functional Conference Hall,Media Center, at 9:00am on Tuesday March 7th, 2016. They will take questions on reform of fiscal and taxation system and financial work.

China's investment to Belt and Road countries exceeds 50 bln USD: official

China has invested more than 50 billion U.S. dollars in countries along the Belt and Road since the nation proposed the initiative in 2013, a senior economic official said on Monday.

China's new GDP target necessary, attainable: senior official

Head of China's top economic planning body said Monday that the economic growth target of around 6.5 percent set for 2017 is both necessary and attainable.

Notice: Press Conference by Director He Lifen on March 6th

Mr. He Lifen, Director of the National Development and Reform Commission will hold a press conference during the 5th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress at the Multi-function Hall of Media Center at 10am on March 6th, 2016 (Monday).

Notice: CPPCC press conference on March 6

The first press conference is to be held at 3 pm, on March 6, 2017 at Press Conference Hall on the 1st floor of the Great Hall of the People. Five CPPCC members LI Yining, CHEN Xiwen, YANG Kaisheng, CHANG Zhenming and QIAN Yingyi are invited to talk about promoting stable and healthy economic growth.

Most Greeks want stay in eurozone to overcome crisis: survey

The vast majority of Greeks want a leaner public sector, fewer taxes and Greece's stay in the eurozone to overcome the seven-year debt crisis, according to a survey released on Sunday.

Iran, Azerbaijan boost railway links to spur regional economy

The Iranian president and his visiting Azeri counterpart hailed Sunday the growing trend of bilateral relations and the launch of railway links to boost regional economy.

Study: climate variation influences natural selection at global scale

An international team of researchers has found that rain and snow may play a more important role than how hot or cold it is for the evolution of plants and animals.

China claims three platform titles at FINA Diving World Series

Chinese divers clinched three golds and two silvers at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2017 at the National Aquatics Center, the "Water Cube" on Sunday.

Beijing launches campaign to dismantle illegal buildings

A 200,000-square-meter building complex in Beijing's Haidian District was dismantled earlier this week as a year-long campaign in the Chinese capital kicked off to control overcrowding and disordered development.

Paulinho scores twice as brilliant Guangzhou defeats Beijing

Paulinho contributed two goals to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao on Sunday, helping the defending champion of the Chinese Super League (CSL) edge Beijing Guoan 2-1 in the first round of the CSL 2017.

Shenzhen upset Shanghai 3-2 in CBA quarter finals

Jimmer Fredette's 50 points seemed useless in Shanghai's 95-102 overtime home defeat to Shenzhen and the guests beat Shanghai 3-2 in the best-of-five 2016-2017 CBA playoff quarterfinals here on Sunday.

Spring Festival events attended by 280 million overseas

The Ministry of Culture said it organized more than 2,000 events to celebrate this year's Spring Festival in over 500 cities of more than 140 countries and regions.

Chinese automaker FAW sees robust sales growth

FAW Group, a leading Chinese automaker, said that sales surged at the start of the year on the back of expanding sales outlets.

Chinese leaders review gov't work report with lawmakers

Senior Chinese leaders on Sunday joined national legislators in deliberating the government work report, stressing the main theme of "seeking progress while maintaining stability."

Pilot supervisory reform paves way for national legislation

China's pilot reform of supervisory system in three provincial-level regions will pave the way for national legislation, Minister of Supervision Yang Xiaodu said Sunday.

China promises further cuts to steel, coal capacity

Numerical targets to reduce coal and steel production capacity have, for the first time, been set in the annual Chinese government work report.

China Focus: China to meet uncertainty with stability

China on Sunday highlighted economic and social stability in 2017 as vital to maintaining growth, ensuring employment, and counteracting risks from both home and abroad.

President Xi says China's open door will not close

President Xi Jinping said Sunday that China will stick to the all-round opening-up policy, and continue to liberalize and facilitate trade and investment.

China's "sharing economy" up 103 pct in 2016: report

China's "sharing economy" took off in 2016 with a 103-percent increase in transaction volume, according to a new report.

Spotlight: China underlines community of common destiny amid world uncertainties

The year 2017 is bound to be unusual as the world is experiencing many uncertainties and the international order faces profound adjustments.

Chinese leaders attend opening meeting of 5th session of 12th NPC

Top Communist Party of China and state leaders Xi Jinping (3rd L, front), Li Keqiang (3rd R, front), Yu Zhengsheng (2nd L, front), Liu Yunshan (2nd R, front), Wang Qishan (1st L, front) and Zhang Gaoli (1st R, front) attend the opening meeting of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2017.

China eyes sustained economic growth through reforms

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday pledged to continue reforms to attain the economic growth target of about 6.5 percent this year despite challenges ahead.

China to cut steel capacity by 50 mln tonnes, coal by 150 mln tonnes

China will push its drive to cut overcapacity in bloated sectors, with targets to slash steel production capacity by around 50 million tonnes and coal by at least 150 million tonnes this year, according to a government work report available to the media Sunday morning ahead of the annual parliamentary session.

Barca score 5 to remain top in Spain

FC Barcelona remained top of the Liga Santander and gave themselves a major morale boost ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game against Paris Saint German when they beat Celta Vigo 5-0 on Saturday night.

China eyes more proactive fiscal policy, further tax reduction in 2017

China will pursue a more proactive and effective fiscal policy with government fiscal deficit projected to be 3 percent of its GDP, according to a government work report available to the media on Sunday.

China pledges to transform, upgrade real economy through innovation

China will make greater efforts this year to implement innovation-driven development strategy, upgrade the structure of the real economy, and improve its performance and competitiveness, a government work report said Sunday.

Chinese economy to tide over global, domestic challenges: gov't work report

The Chinese government is confident that current global and domestic challenges will be overcome, according to a report to be delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday.

China targets 3.4 pct cut in energy intensity in 2017

China aims to cut the energy consumption per unit of GDP by at least 3.4 percent in 2017, while targeting continued reductions in the emission of major pollutants, according to a government work report available to the media ahead of the annual parliamentary session Sunday.

China swears to make skies blue again

China pledged to markedly bring down PM2.5 density in key areas in 2017 in a government work report available to the media Sunday morning.

China to continue key reforms, financial risks "under control"

China will advance key reforms in the financial sector, fiscal and tax systems, and streamline government functions to boost the internal forces driving development, according to the 2017 government work report.

China to pursue prudent, neutral monetary policy in 2017

China will pursue a prudent and neutral monetary policy in 2017, with the M2 money supply to grow by around 12 percent, according to a government work report to be delivered at the annual parliamentary session Sunday.

Zhang Dejiang presides over opening meeting of fifth session of China's 12th NPC

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the opening meeting of the fifth session of China's 12th NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2017.

China vows to cut excessive urban real estate inventory

China will take targeted policies to cut excessive real estate inventory in the third- and fourth-tier cities and support residents to buy homes for personal use, according to a government work report delivered at the annual parliamentary session Sunday.

Premier Li Keqiang delivers gov't work report

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a government work report during the opening meeting of the fifth session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2017.

China sets 2017 GDP growth target at around 6.5 pct

China has set its GDP growth target at around 6.5 percent for 2017, compared with a target range of 6.5-7 percent for 2016, according to a government work report distributed to the media on Sunday.

China's top legislature starts annual session

The 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, opened its fifth session Sunday morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Chinese leaders discuss economic, social development with political advisors

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other senior leaders on Saturday joined political advisors in their panel discussions concerning the nation's economic and social development.

Xi calls on intellectuals to better contribute to nation

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called on intellectuals to make greater contribution to the nation's development.

Xi calls on intellectuals to better contribute to nation

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called on the country's intellectuals to play a bigger part in contributing to its development.

U.S. ruling on Chinese steel sheet, strip imports groundless

A Chinese commerce ministry official has rejected a recent U.S. ruling on Chinese steel products imports as "groundless."

Chinese top legislator presides over 92nd meeting of chairman and vice-chairpersons of 12th NPC Standing Committee

Chinese top legislator presides over 92nd meeting of chairman and vice-chairpersons of 12th NPC Standing Committee

Top legislator presides over preparatory meeting for 5th session of 12th NPC

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), presides over a preparatory meeting for the fifth session of the 12th NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2017.

China actively participates in international affairs: spokesperson

China values the current international order with the United Nations at the center and actively participates in international affairs, a spokesperson for the top legislature annual session said Saturday.

China, India should focus on cooperation rather than disputes

China and India as the world's two largest developing countries should focus on enhancing mutual understanding and boosting cooperation rather than dwelling on disputes, said a spokesperson for China's top legislature Saturday.

Deepening reforms the only way forward for China's economy

The latest data point to a firming Chinese economy, but the progress of reforms will be key for sustained strength and containing risk.

Market expectations stable for RMB exchange rate

The Chinese currency yuan is experiencing two-way fluctuations and market expectations are stable for its future trend, central bank deputy governor Pan Gongsheng told reporters on Saturday.

Foreign gov'ts should not interfere in internal affairs: HKSAR gov't

A spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government said on Saturday that foreign governments should not interfere in the internal affairs of the Hong Kong SAR.

Environmental court opens in NW China province

A special court for environmental cases has been established in northwest China's Qinghai Province to provide legal service for environmental protection work in the Sanjiangyuan area.

China's electronic information industry maintains fast growth in 2016

China's electronic information industry continued to grow quickly last year, with its value-added output expanding 10 percent year on year, the latest official data showed.

Property tax bill not to be discussed this year: spokesperson

There is no plan to submit a property tax bill to lawmakers for deliberation this year, a spokesperson for the annual session of China's top legislature said Saturday.

China will address challenges to Sino-U.S. relations with composure: spokesperson

If challenges are posed to the relations between China and the United States, China will take them as they come, a spokesperson told a press conference Saturday.

U.S. Fed chair signals March interest rate hike likely if economy progresses

U.S. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen on Friday signaled that an interest rate hike in this month's monetary policy will likely be appropriate, if the economy progresses in line with officials' expectation.

China's top legislature to continue exchanges with U.S Congress

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, will continue exchanges with the U.S. Congress this year to boost communication and understanding, a spokesperson for the NPC annual session said Saturday.

China's top legislature to open annual session Sunday

The annual session of China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), is scheduled to open Sunday morning in Beijing, a spokesperson told a press conference Saturday.

China to raise 2017 defense budget by around 7 pct: spokesperson

China will raise its defense budget by around 7 percent this year, a spokesperson for the annual session of the country's top legislature said Saturday, compared to last year's 7.6 percent.

Chinese ambassador calls for enhanced efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade

A Chinese envoy to the UN on Friday called on international community to step up efforts to combat illegal trade in wildlife through law enforcement.

China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is expected to dock with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab three times after its planned launch in April, sources said Saturday.

Schedules for NPC, CPPCC annual sessions on March 4

Following are the schedules for the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) and the fifth session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on Saturday, March 4.

China's top political advisor stresses unity with Xi's leadership

China raised the curtain on its annual political season on Friday, with top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng pledging conformity to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping as the core.

"Conformity" a keyword as China raises curtain for political high season

China on Friday raised the curtains for its annual political high season, with the top political advisor pledging further conformity to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping as the core.

Chinese leaders attend opening meeting of 5th session of 12th CPPCC National Committee

Chinese leaders attend opening meeting of 5th session of 12th CPPCC National Committee

China securities regulator releases guidelines to boost green bonds

China's securities regulator has published guidelines to support the issuance of green bonds, pledging less red tape and more efforts to supervise the use of funds.

China speeds 5G roll-out with world's largest test field

China has established the world's largest 5G test field in the race to standardize the mobile communication technology, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Friday.

More CEOs in China optimistic about business growth: report

More CEOs in China are optimistic about their companies' growth prospects, a private survey has showed, as the economy gained a firm footing in the beginning of the year.

Interview: Expert calls THAAD Trojan horse in S. Korea ahead of presidential election

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) has become a Trojan horse in South Korea as the conservative bloc is seeking to hold a "THAAD" presidential election on the fall in public support, a South Korean expert said Friday.

China voices concern over ROK-U.S. joint military drill

China has expressed its serious concern to parties involved in the joint military drill by the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States, which brought the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and other U.S. strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula.

Notice: Press conference of the 5th Session of the 12th NPC

A press conference of the 5th Session of the 12th National People's Congress will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Press Conference Hall, 1st Floor of the Great Hall of the People (GHP). Spokesperson of the Session will take questions on the agenda of this session and the work of the National People’s Congress (NPC).

Caixin service PMI slips to 52.6

China's service sector slowed in February, with a private survey released Friday showing that an index for the sector fell from the previous month.

Private investment highlighted at annual advisory session

Private investment is among the hot topics to be discussed by Chinese political advisors as they meet in Beijing for the top advisory body's annual session, which opens Friday afternoon.

Top political advisor delivers report on work of CPPCC National Committee's Standing Committee

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), delivers a report on the work of the CPPCC National Committee's Standing Committee at the fifth session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 3, 2017.

China to adjust trade growth pattern: commerce minister

China will adjust the growth pattern in foreign trade from simply expanding the volume to improving structural quality, China's new commerce minister Zhong Shan said on Friday.

China to adjust trade growth pattern: commerce minister

China will adjust the growth pattern in foreign trade from simply expanding the volume to improving structural quality, China's new commerce minister Zhong Shan said on Friday.

Xinhua Insight: People's congresses: democracy behind China's success story

China's system of people's congresses is in the spotlight again as the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, will open Sunday.

China's top political advisory body starts annual session

China's top political advisory body started its annual session Friday in Beijing, ushering in a political high season that will continue with the opening of the country's top legislature Sunday.

History On Today: China releases standard names of Diaoyu Islands on March 3, 2012

China released standard names and descriptions of the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated isles on March 3, 2012.

Notice on Opening of the Fifth Session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee

The Opening of the Fifth Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will be held at 3 pm on March 3, 2017 at the Great Hall of the People. Journalists from home and abroad covering the session with CPPCC press cards are welcome to attend.

China launches efficient rail service to Europe

East China's coastal city of Xiamen officially launched the country's first rail route to Europe on a smart and secure trade lanes (SSTL) program.

Tesla's China sales triple to over $1 billion

Tesla's revenue from China more than tripled to $1.07 billion last year, rekindling faith that the country will eventually become the company's biggest market as predicted by Tesla boss Elon Musk.

China Focus: Research finds archaic human in northern China may not come from Africa

New evidence has emerged that prehistoric hominids in northern China might have been hybrids of the indigenous population and Europeans, challenging the popular view of humankind's African origin.

Maradona in talks for China football role, says agent

Argentine football great Diego Maradona could accept a position as a national football advisor in China, according to the World Cup winner's lawyer.

Baidu sets up deep learning lab

China's Internet giant Baidu inaugurated a national deep learning technology lab in Beijing on Thursday to boost research in the field.

Chinese firms shine in Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) closed on Thursday after four days of exhibition, in which Chinese companies actively participated.

China to lead foreign investment in Peruvian mining sector

China, Canada and the U.S. will account for 53 percent of investments in the Peruvian mining sector in the next few years, according to the new guide for mining investments published Wednesday.

Chinese soccer authorities slam reports on their disagreement with head coach Lippi

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) is pushing back against reports that Marcello Lippi, coach of the Chinese men's national team, was unsatisfied with CFA recruiting coaches for their youth squads and development ideas for the national teams.

China to launch space station core module in 2018

China will launch a space station core module in 2018 as the first step in completing the country's first space outpost, according to a senior engineer with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) on Thursday.

China begins nationwide colliery safety check

China will conduct nationwide safety checks on coal mines this year to prevent major accidents, the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) said Thursday.

China introduces tough fishing ban along Yangtze River

A permanent fishing ban in all 279 aquatic reserves along the Yangtze River has begun, as China races to revive the flagging ecosystem of its largest river.

China's procuratorates secure return of 43 fugitive suspects

China's procuratorates secured the return of 43 fugitive suspects from abroad in the first 11 months of 2016, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) revealed on Thursday.

China values South China Sea navigation freedom more than anyone: spokesperson

China values freedom and safety of navigation in the South China Sea more than any other country, a spokesperson for the top political advisory body said Thursday.

China tops number of foreign students in Asia: 440 thousand

China has accepted the largest number of foreign students in Asia, according to the country's Ministry of Education.

Spotlight: MEPs discuss rights of Europeans living in Britain ahead of Brexit talks

Britain must obey laws of the European Union (EU) on free movement until it leaves the bloc, EU lawmakers stressed in a plenary here on Thursday.

Snap debuts on New York Stock Exchange

Snap made its trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, in the largest technology initial public offering since Alibaba.

Across China: Folk music popular again in China

Recently a contestant on a televised talent show, Zhao Lei's performance has helped bring folk music back to center stage in China.

China to launch space station core module in 2018

China will launch a space station core module in 2018 as the first step in completing the country's first space outpost, according to a senior engineer with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) on Thursday.

China to continues action against online counterfeits

China will continue to act against fake goods sold on the Internet as the e-commerce boom continues, an official said on Thursday.

China values ROK trade ties, reiterates THAAD opposition

China values trade ties with the Republic of Korea (ROK) but firmly opposes the deployment of the THAAD missile system in the ROK, a commerce official said Thursday.

China's "two sessions" draw over 3,000 journalists

Media Center Hotel in Beijing has been unusually busy since Thursday as Chinese and foreign journalists gather there to report on the "two sessions."

China values S China Sea navigation freedom more than any other country: spokesperson

China values the freedom and safety of navigation in the South China Sea more than any other country, a spokesperson for the annual session of the top political advisory body said Thursday.

Xinhua Insight: China's two sessions to highlight Xi's thoughts

Having made headlines at the Davos World Economic Forum with his vigorous defense of globalization, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to take the spotlight in another gathering with global influence: the "two sessions" in Beijing.

Chinese economy to remain top engine of world growth: spokesperson

China's economy is expected to remain the strongest engine for world economic growth in 2017, a spokesperson of the top political advisory body said Thursday.

China's top political advisory body to open annual session Friday

The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, will open its annual session at 3:00 p.m. Friday in Beijing, a spokesperson told a press conference Thursday.

China Focus: China's design innovations bring "New Culture" to life

Almost a century on, the Red Mansion, a landmark of China's New Culture Movement, still attracts hoards of young people.

China's top political advisory body to open annual session Friday

The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, will open its annual session Friday in Beijing, a spokesperson told a press conference Thursday.

Top political advisory body holds press conference ahead of annual session

The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) held a press conference on Thursday afternoon, one day ahead of the top political advisory body's annual session.

National lawmakers gather in Beijing for annual assembly

Deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) are heading to Beijing for the top legislature's annual session, which will open on Sunday.

Six dead, at least 20 injured in east China storm

Six people died and more than 20 were injured after stormy weather hit east China's Jiangsu Province Wednesday afternoon, local authorities said Thursday

Notice on the Press Conference of the Fifth Session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee

The Press Conference of the Fifth Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will be held at 15:00 on March 2, 2017 at Press Conference Hall on the first floor of the Great Hall of the People. Mr. Wang Guoqing, the spokesman of the session, will brief journalists on the session and take questions. Journalists from home and abroad are welcome to attend.

China injects 393.5 bln yuan liquidity into market via MLF in Feb.

China's central bank on Wednesday announced lending worth 393.5 billion yuan (57.2 billion U.S. dollars) in February via the medium-term lending facility (MLF) to keep liquidity basically stable.

Researchers at University of Manchester develop magical computer that can grow itself

Scientists at Manchester announced a breakthrough Wednesday in the development of magical computers that grow as they compute.

Upcoming 5G era previewed at Mobile World Congress

Leading companies are showcasing at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) the first signs of the 5G era, a technology that China has played an important role in developing.

China deep-sea submersible probes northwestern Indian Ocean

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, on Tuesday descended to 3,117 meters below sea level while operating in the northwestern Indian Ocean.

Spotlight: China underlines "shared human future" in promoting human rights

A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday stressed that in order to promote and protect human rights, all countries should join hands to build a community of a shared future for human beings, to work together for the realization of peace, development and win-win cooperation for all.

Xinhua Insight: China in countdown to annual political high season

Members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee have started to gather in Beijing for the top political advisory body's annual session, which is scheduled to open Friday.

Shanghai implements stricter smoking ban

A stricter smoking ban took effect on Wednesday in Shanghai, banning smoking in indoor public places, workplaces and public transport.

First China-Myanmar tourism cooperation forum kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw

A China-Myanmar tourism cooperation forum, the first of its kind, kicked off in Myanmar's capital of Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday.

China to improve public services

China on Wednesday announced guidelines to improve its public services in the next few years.

Italian school lists Chinese as graduation exam subject

Chinese has been added to the graduation exam list by an Italian high school and 29 students will take the test this year, the Guangming Daily reports quoting Italian local media.

Three candidates qualified to run for HK's fifth chief executive

The nomination period for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)'s fifth term chief executive election ended on Wednesday, with altogether three candidates qualified to run for the vote to be held late March.

China moves to develop rural tourism in battling poverty

China on Wednesday announced favorable measures to develop tourism for rural areas in poverty.

Chinese ambassador interacts with U.S. students by mail on wildlife protection in China

China's Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai has written back to about 20 American elementary students to thank them for their complimentary comments on China's efforts to protect elephants, the Chinese embassy said Wednesday.

Smog density in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei down 30 pct: research

The average density of PM 2.5, fine particulate matter that causes smog, in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region dropped by 26.5 micrograms per cubic meter, or 30 percent, from 2013 to 2016, according to satellite data released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Wednesday.

SW China city starts freight train to Belarus

Southwest China's Chengdu city started freight trains to Belarus on Wednesday, the first of the city's planned 150 freight trains to countries such as Belarus, Russia and Lithuania this year.

Senior official stresses intra-Party political culture

Senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Liu Yunshan has underscored that intra-Party political life cannot develop healthily without a sound political culture and clean political environment.

Political advisors gather in Beijing for annual meetings

Members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee are heading to Beijing for the top advisory body's annual session, which will open Friday.

EU's Juncker unveils key plans for post-Brexit bloc

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday unveiled his plans for a "new chapter" of Europe, ushering in an era of soul-searching for the bloc hit hard by Brexit.

China releases first strategy on cyberspace cooperation

China on Wednesday released its strategy on cyberspace cooperation.

China's manufacturers sharpen competitive edge

Despite rising labor, land and logistics costs, Chinese manufacturers face a moment of opportunity.

China's manufacturing activity expands for 7th month in a row

China's manufacturing sector expanded for the seventh month in a row, evidence that the world's second largest economy is stabilizing amid an uncertain global outlook.

China-ROK exchanges need public support: FM spokesman

China on Wednesday said the public's will is vital to its ties with the Republic of Korea (ROK) as bilateral relations are strained by the ROK's plan to deploy THAAD.

China creates over 13 million new urban jobs for 4 consecutive years

The latest figures from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) show that China managed to create jobs more than 13 million urban jobs for four consecutive years, despite downward pressure and industrial restructuring in the Chinese economy.

China's Xiaomi launches first chip

Chinese tech firm Xiaomi launched its first smartphone processor on Tuesday, becoming the fourth company in the world capable of producing both smartphones and chips.

Chinese Vice Premier calls for coherent efforts for "green, inclusive, open and clean" Olympics

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday called for coherent efforts to ensure the preparatory work for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games are green, inclusive, open and clean.

Singapore's SBF, SPH to develop Belt and Road English Portal

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) have extended their collaboration on the "Belt and Road" Chinese portal a year after its official launch, said the two parties in a joint media release on Wednesday.

China's 2016 urban unemployment rate stands at 4.02 pct

China's registered urban unemployment rate stood at 4.02 percent at the end of 2016, well within the target range, official data showed Wednesday.

Designing culture

The museum's souvenirs range from rulers, bookmarks with Lu Xun cartoon, and teacups with lotus sketches by the late iconic writer.

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" tops Chinese box office

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," a Sony Pictures action movie, topped the Chinese box office in the week ending Feb. 26, earning 638 million yuan (92.8 million U.S. dollars), China Film News reported Wednesday.

China sets up 1st national PPP trading platform

China established its first national assets trading platform for public private partnership (PPP) on Tuesday in northern port city of Tianjin.

Chinese policy decisions get global impact: Peruvian analysts

Policy decisions by China's top legislature and top political advisory body have an impact on the world at large, two leading Peruvian political observers have said.

Political advisors asked to adhere to CPC leadership

Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Tuesday asked the country's political advisors to stick to the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and socialism.

Iron Age gold gems discovered on Britain farm

A collection of stunning jewelry, unearthed by two metal detector enthusiasts, was described Tuesday as the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain.

Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley gets married

Penn Badgley, best known for his role in American television series Gossip Girl, has married singer Domino Kirke.

No flying around in Beijing during 'two sessions'

Beijing is set to ban the flying of small aircraft as the most important annual political meetings get under way this week.

China extends Pearl River fishing ban

China will extend its Pearl River fishing ban to four months from the previous two months to better protect its fishery resources and ecological environment.

China unveils leading research vessels to boost marine survey

China unveiled two domestic state-of-the-art marine geological survey vessels in Shanghai Tuesday.

China hopes Nepal could become member of B&R Initiative soon

Chinese Ambassador Yu Hong said on Tuesday that China is hoping Nepal will soon become member of the Belt and Road Initiative.

China hopes Poland to help advance China-CEE cooperation

China on Tuesday said it hoped that Poland would continue to play a positive role in developing China's cooperation with Europe, as well as with Central Eastern European (CEE) countries.

Chinese to make more driving tours in France

More Chinese are set to go on more road trips in France, after China and the country signed a reciprocal driving license agreement last week, according to a popular online Chinese travel agency on Tuesday.

China lifts 12.4 mln people out of poverty in 2016

China beat its annual target by lifting 12.4 million people out of poverty in 2016, official data showed Tuesday.

China issues five-year plan to expand transport network

China's State Council on Tuesday issued a plan to expand its transport network during the 13th Five-year Plan (2016-2020).

Xinhua Insight: "Xi political economy" renews China's modernization drive

More than four years after promising a great renewal of the Chinese nation, while making sure China stands tall in the world and the Communist Party of China (CPC) runs itself with strict discipline, Xi Jinping's insights on China's political and economic development are revitalizing China's modernization drive.

Xinhua Insight: Marking Feb. 28 uprising with truth, not hatred

People across Taiwan on Tuesday marked a civilian uprising that occured on the island 70 years ago, mourning the victims and calling for an understanding of the true nature of the event.

Foreign companies in China should abide by law: FM spokesman

China welcomes foreign companies investing in the country and will always respect and protect their rights and interests, but their operation should be in compliance with laws and regulations, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

Security Council fails to adopt resolution on Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

The UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt a draft resolution aiming to impose sanctions over alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria as Russia and China vetoed it.

China, U.S. agree to enhance all-level exchanges, broaden cooperation

China and the U.S. on Tuesday expressed the willingness to enhance dialogues and exchanges on all levels with an aim to broaden cooperation in regional and global affairs.

Economic Watch: China in 2017: anchor of stability, engine of world growth

In a world beset by unpredictabilities, China has stood firm in its pledge for stability and progress, and with each year it has continued to solidify its role as a key engine driving global growth.

Xi stresses stability, progress in China's economic work

China will stick to the basic tone of "seeking progress while maintaining stability" in this year's economic work to ensure stable and healthy development of the economy, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.

Chinese foreign minister to meet DPRK official

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with Ri Kil Song, vice foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a spokesman said on Tuesday.

WTO members welcome entry into force of TFA

WTO members on Monday hailed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) as a historic achievement at a meeting of the General Council.

China to strengthen regulation over formula

The overall quality of baby formula in China has improved, but the government has said it will further regulate brands, labeling, and advertising in the market, said Bi Jingquan, director of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on Monday.

New-generation weather satellite delivers first batch of images, data

Fengyun-4, the first of China's second-generation geostationary orbiting weather satellites, has sent its first collection of images and data.

Beijing 2022 announce marketing program

The marketing program for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) was officially launched by the organizers here on Monday.

China cracks down on illegal forex trade

China's foreign exchange regulator said Monday that it had recently uncovered a number of illegal forex trade cases, and vowed to step up market regulation this year.

New study to sort out risk genes for brain development disorders

Researchers have conducted a large, international, multi-institutional study to uncover new information about similarities and differences underlying various neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, intellectual impairments, developmental delays, attention deficits, tic disorders and language difficulties.

World architects vying to build national holocaust memorial show designs in London

A public exhibition displaying the designs for a national holocaust memorial close to the Houses of Parliament here have gone on show at Westminster.

China Exclusive: China's domestic Wing-Loong II UAS conducts maiden flight

China's home-developed Wing-Loong II, the new reconnaissance and strike multi-role endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), successfully completed its maiden flight Monday.

China, Singapore vow more "Belt and Road" cooperation

China and Singapore on Monday pledged to strengthen cooperation in the "Belt and Road" Initiative.

China's Belt and Road initiative to boost maritime ports development: UAE official

The presence of Chinese companies in the free zone at the Khalifa Industrial City and Khalifa Port enhances the status of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in support of the Belt and Road initiative, said Mohammed Juma Al-Shamsi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, in an interview with Xinhua.

Made-in-China toys to have complete track records

China, the world's largest toy producer and exporter, is building a nationwide traceability system that will verify the safety and quality of products, Xinhua learnt Monday.

RCEP talks kick off in Japan with focus on free trade framework without U.S.

Members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) began talks on Monday on a variety of issues including the possibility of creating a substantial regional free trade economic zone, in the first such talks since the United States ditched the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) under President Donald Trump.

Judicial efficiency improved through reform: top court

The efficiency of Chinese courts has been improved by 20 percent since 2013, the Supreme People's Court (SPC) announced Monday.

China, Singapore set priorities for future cooperation

China and Singapore on Monday agreed to further synergize development strategies and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation to advance their ties.

ZTE, Sony launch new devices at Mobile World Congress

Companies ZTE and Sony launched on Monday their devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), being held from Monday to Thursday in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona.

Trade agreements boost EU agri-food sector: study

Trade agreements can help increase sales and support jobs in the agri-food sector of the European Union (EU), a new study released on Monday shows.

20 martyrs' remains to return to China from ROK

Remains of 20 Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War will be returned to China from the Republic of Korea (ROK) on March 22, 2017, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs Monday.

Trump meets with senior Chinese official, pledging to enhance high-level exchanges, cooperation

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday met with visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the White House, pledging to enhance bilateral high-level exchanges and cooperation in all areas.

China to more briskly introduce foreign investment: minister

China will more briskly introduce foreign investment, Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said Monday.

China further opens bond market to overseas investors

China opened its foreign exchange derivatives market to overseas non-central bank institutional investors on Monday.

Outcome documents selection of Hangzhou G20 Summit published

A book featuring a selection of outcome documents from the G20 Hangzhou summit has been published by the Foreign Language Press, the publisher said Monday.

China plans 2.6 trillion yuan of transport investment in 2017

China will spend at least 2.6 trillion yuan (376.81 billion U.S. dollars) on transport infrastructure projects this year, data from the transport ministry showed Monday.

China's top political advisory body to convene annual session on March 3

The Fifth Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will start on March 3.

China voices resolute opposition to THAAD deployment in ROK

China on Monday warned against the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in the Republic of Korea (ROK), saying China's security interests should not be undermined.

All eyes on China's growth target as "two sessions" near

With China's economic growth slowing for a sixth year in 2016 to a 26-year low, the world is watching as the government prepares to announce this year's growth target at the annual parliamentary session.

China to improve rehabilitation services for disabled

China will step up efforts to prevent the occurrence of disabilities and improve rehabilitation services for the country's 85 million disabled people, according to a regulation issued by the State Council.

'Moonlight' wins Best Picture at 89th Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were handed out at a ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

Dragon Heads-Raising Day

The dragon raises its head on the second day of the second lunar month, which falls on February 27 this year.This day is also called Longtoujie (Dragon's Head Festival) or Chunlongjie (Spring Dragon's Festival).

China open to all options ahead of 2022 Winter Games

Lacking an entrenched tradition in winter sports, China is scouting summer sports talent as it gears up for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Huawei unveils new devices P10, P10 Plus in Barcelona

Chinese company Huawei launched in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona on Sunday the P10 and P10 Plus on the occasion of the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Study tries brain scans to better predict adolescents' problem drug use

Two researchers, one in the United States and the other in Germany, claim they have found a better way to predict what personality traits might indicate a kid is at risk for drug or alcohol abuse.