China on Friday held a ceremony to honor the two astronauts of the Shenzhou-11 spaceflight mission for their outstanding contributions to the country's space endeavors.
Once a successful real estate developer, Li Fangping has shifted to high-end manufacturing by setting up a medical device company.
China on Friday expressed positive expectations for the upcoming dialogue on Syria issues scheduled in Astana, Kazakhstan next Monday, saying that it hoped the talks would set a sound foundation for the Syrian talks in Geneva.
Ying Yong was elected mayor of east China's Shanghai Municipality Friday at the fifth session of the 14th Shanghai Municipal People's Congress, the city's legislature.
China's Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed Taiwan's sending of a self-styled delegation to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony, saying that the move was aimed to disrupt China-U.S. relations.
Today is the 23rd day of the 12th month in the Chinese lunar calendar. Traditionally, this day is called the Preliminary Eve.
Over 90 percent of rich Chinese are optimistic about China's economy, according to the results of a survey released Thursday.
The Islamic State (IS) group executed 12 civilians in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra in central Syria, state news agency SANA reported on Thursday.
The organizer of the Olympic Council of Asia's 8th Asian Winter Games (AWG) in Sapporo has asked Japan's leading business hotel chain APA Group to remove right-wing books in its guestrooms that sparked public anger recently, but the hotel made no replies so far, the organizer told Xinhua Thursday.
China's State Council has issued a plan on educational development for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), which aims to achieve major progress by 2020.
China Oceanwide Holdings Group and International Data Group (IDG) Capital announced Thursday that they have entered into a definitive agreement to buy IDG Inc., a leading global media, market research and venture company.
The establishment of personal credit records will boom in China in 2017, with people from 14 kinds of important occupations being targeted as the new records system is established, said Lian Weiliang, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
China plans to establish an Earthquake Warning System to quickly record and report seismic activity across the country. Over 15 thousand monitoring stations are set to be built, state news outlet Xinhua reports.
Trade volume between China and the United States has grown rapidly over the past 38 years, and trade has become a mainstay in stable bilateral relations, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.
A Chinese envoy to the United Nations said Wednesday that all parties concerned should reaffirm their political will and eliminate external interferences while dealing with Iran nuclear issue.
Chinese and German researchers have found that some species of moths may have evolved an "ironic" strategy to resist microbial infections and flourish in microbe-rich environments.
A small plane crashed into the ocean near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on Thursday, killing three people, according to local media.
Adama Barrow was sworn as Gambian president on Thursday at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, capital of Senegal.
Russia has invited the United States to a multilateral meeting on Syria scheduled for Monday in Astana, Kazakhstan, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday.
The United States beefing up its military presence in Japan with the first overseas deployment of its state-of-the art F-35 stealth fighter jets to the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture has drawn the ire of locals and comes at a time when regional nerves are already frayed.
Dozens are feared dead after an avalanche crushed a luxury hotel in a mountainous area of central Italy hit by earthquakes on Wednesday, local media reported Thursday.
Tehran's mayor confirmed the death of 20 fire fighters in the commercial building in the capital of Iran on Thursday, Tasnim news agency reported.
President Xi Jinping announced on Wednesday that China will provide an additional 200 million yuan ($29.1 million) in humanitarian assistance to help refugees and the homeless in the Syrian crisis.
Britain's latest clearance of its "hard Brexit" objective has triggered a mixed reactions in Britain, ranging from concerns of national division to hopes of a better "post-Brexit" tomorrow.
China on Thursday voiced its expectations that cooperation and bilateral ties with the new U.S. administration would continue to strengthen from a new starting point.
Two days after announcing a "hard Brexit" objective, British Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to assuage global concerns about Brexit in a special address on Thursday at the World Economic Forum here.
A Japanese hotel chain has sparked fury on social media recently for placing books in its guest rooms denying the Nanjing Massacre and the forced recruitment of "comfort women" ever happened.
Globalization arrives at a crossroad with a series of "black swan" events in Western countries in 2016.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's four-day visit to Switzerland and his address at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) have shown the world Chinese wisdom and confidence against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy and rising anti-globalization sentiment, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters here Thursday.
Dozens are feared dead after an avalanche crushed a luxury hotel in a mountainous area of central Italy hit by earthquakes on Wednesday, local media reported Thursday.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group on Thursday jointly announced a long-term partnership through 2028.
Britain would fight for free markets, free trade and globalization, British Prime Minister Theresa May said here Thursday.
Zhang Guoqing was elected mayor of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Thursday, local legislature said.
China still has ample foreign exchange (forex) reserves despite continued drops, and fluctuations in the reserves are normal, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said Thursday.
The Old Town of Bern is usually quiet on weekends, yet the tranquility was shattered on Saturday by a group of demonstrators chanting slogans against globalization and free trade along Europe's longest weather-protected shopping alley.
President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing Thursday afternoon after his visit to Switzerland.
Rescuers on Thursday found some 30 bodies in an avalanche-buried hotel in central Italy, local media reported.
If there ever was an underdog in a tennis match, it's China's Duan Yingying in her Australian Open round three clash against American Venus Williams.
A document issued by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee called on all judicial and law enforcement workers to be loyal to the Party and improve their professionalism.
The Communist Party of China (CPC)'s top disciplinary agency on Wednesday named and shamed officials in eight cases of violations as part of a major anti-decadence campaign.
China continues to cut its holding of U.S. Treasury securities in November last year, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Wednesday.
A printing of the complete version of an 18th century edition of the Tripitaka, a collection of Buddhist scriptures, has been collated by the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City.
People in China who fail to fulfill court orders will be facing more restrictions, as more government bodies and social powers are joining the effort to punish the behavior.
The world's first Quantum communications satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale(QUESS), independently designed and launched by China in August last year, has finished its four-month in-orbit test and was put into service on January 18th, reports ce.cn.
China will establish 10 to 20 demonstration zones during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period to test ocean economy polices, the top economic planner said on Wednesday.
A marbled cat has been filmed at the Gaoligongshan National Natural Reserve in southwest China's Yunnan province.
China will maintain a proactive policy on employment by providing diversified skills training, encouraging entrepreneurship and restructuring inefficient industries, with the aim of boosting the number of new jobs and overall workforce quality.
Leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine and progress in implementing the Minsk agreement in addition to Astana intra-Syrian talks in a three-way phone call on Wednesday, the French presidency said in a statement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will not accept a review of its international nuclear deal, reported local media on Wednesday.
Last year's global average temperature was the hottest on record, marking the third year in a row global heat records have been shattered, according to reports published Wednesday by two U.S. government agencies that bolstered the scientific conclusion that our planet is getting warmer.
The Islamic State (IS) group said it made new progress on Wednesday in the battles against the Syrian army in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, capturing strategic locations.
At least five people, including four teenagers and a teacher, were critically injured early Wednesday, after a student opened fire in a classroom at a private school in the northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state.
Russia and Turkey have started their first joint air operation against militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, a senior Russian military officer said here on Wednesday.
China will draw a “red line” that forbids its 102 major State-owned enterprises from investing overseas in real estate, iron ore, petroleum and nonferrous metal, the country’s top State-owned assets regulator said on Jan 18.
A South Korean court early Thursday rejected a request from prosecutors to detain the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's biggest family-controlled conglomerate, despite alleged charges of bribery, perjury and embezzlement.
There will be no place for pick and choose tactics in future Brexit negotiations, European Council President Donald Tusk warned on Wednesday.
China's first freight train to Britain arrived in London on Wednesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Wednesday that the United Nations, the most universal, representative and authoritative inter-governmental organization, should play a central role in global governance.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered a vigorous defense of globalization and free trade in an historic speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
While meeting with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, at the committee's headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Xi said Beijing will host a green, open-minded and corruption-free Olympic event in a shared manner.
China is gearing up for one of the most environmentally friendly winter games in Olympic history.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Wednesday that China remains unchanged in its commitment to upholding world peace.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach here on Wednesday, and pledged to make Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games a "remarkable, extraordinary and excellent event."
Russia has extended its asylum for U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden for "a couple of years," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.
A sound China-India relationship is important to BRICS and developing countries at large, a spokesperson said Wednesday.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivered his policy address for the year of 2017 here on Wednesday, in which he highlighted economic and social issues including boosting innovation and technology, increasing housing supply and Hong Kong's engagement in the Belt and Road Initiative.
China hopes Britain and the European Union (EU) can reach a win-win agreement through negotiation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.
A Chinese historian has criticised a Japanese hotel for placing in its rooms a book denying the Nanjing Massacre and the forced recruitment of comfort women.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a keynote speech at the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, making a strong case for advancing globalization and rejecting protectionism.
China's hot property market in major cities has continued to stabilize after authorities took a series of measures to contain prices, according to an official survey Wednesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Belgian King Philippe here on Tuesday, expressing support to the European integration process and opposition to trade protectionism.
A set of speeches made by President Xi Jinping when attending the G20 Hangzhou Summit in September last year have been published by the Foreign Languages Press.
A top aide to U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday reiterated the stance of the current administration that the One-China policy is "not negotiable," slamming any effort to reopen the issue as "dangerous."
In an ambitious blueprint, Chinese officials have announced intentions to set up 16 top universities by 2030, spreading across several provincial regions outside Beijing and Shanghai, where a number of famous universities are already situated.
The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will inject record funding into building new roads this year so it can better serve as China's trade hub linking countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt.
China will build more welfare facilities to provide care services for juveniles in need, including "left behind" children, the top economic planner said on Tuesday.
China aims to cap coal consumption at 4.1 billion tonnes by 2020 and use cleaner fuel.
The State Council, China's cabinet, issued new guidelines on the development of IP in the country, laying out the goals and major tasks for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and usage as part of the current Five-Year Plan, which covers the period between last year and 2020.
Globalization has come under heavy fire in some Western countries for widening income gap and increasing social inequality. But those who chant protests against globalization are mistaken, if not entirely.
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba said Tuesday that it had joined with 20 brands to fight counterfeit goods through big data analysis.
China's 2016 economic performance showed itself to be solid enough to tackle a series of dynamic reforms in 2017, maintaining its role as an engine of global growth, two leading Argentinian experts has said.
Iraqi government forces advanced further Tuesday in Mosul amid fierce clashes with Islamic State (IS) militant group, as the troops are nearly recapturing the whole eastern bank of the city, a military statement said.
The outgoing Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said here on Tuesday that 2017 would be crucial for the European Union (EU), and the EU should build its capacity to be a global player.
China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin visited Singapore Tuesday to co-chair the 10th Bilateral Consultations between the Singapore and Chinese Foreign Ministries with Singapore's Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong.
Yemeni counter-terrorism forces arrested on Tuesday a leader of the Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group suspected of recruiting suicide assailants in the southern port city of Aden.
Russia and China, with their relationship at its best ever, have been one of the key factors in maintaining world stability, something the two countries will continue to uphold, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
People in China diagnosed with diabetes in middle age lost an average nine years of life, according to a new study published Tuesday.
John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee in U.S. senate, is proposing a defense budget for the fiscal year of 2018 worth 640 billion dollars, 54 billion dollars above what had been projected by the outgoing Obama administration.
The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been called off, in a joint statement made by Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments on Tuesday.
China on Tuesday was aghast at a Japanese hotel placing a book in its rooms, which denied that the Nanjing Massacre and the forced recruitment of "comfort women" ever happened.
The State Council issued a circular that provides measures to boost foreign investment, as part of an effort to build “a new open economic system” in China.
British Prime Minister Teresa May assured in her speech here on Tuesday that Brexit would pronounce a new partnership between her country and the European Union, but it seems that many who have listened to her still felt a sense of loss and uncertainty.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May outlined plans for a clean break with the European Union that will include the United Kingdom leaving its single market trade arrangements.
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping called the World Economic Forum (WEF) the "weathervane" of global economy during a meeting with WEF founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab on Tuesday.
President Xi Jinping and his Swiss counterpart Doris Leuthard launched the China-Switzerland Tourism Year in Davos on Tuesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a keynote speech at the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum and made a strong case for advancing globalization and rejecting protectionism.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for joint efforts to chart the course of economic globalization and forge new models of global growth, cooperation, governance and development.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday that the circle of friends along the Belt and Road is growing bigger, and Chinese investment in the countries along the routes has surpassed 50 billion U.S. dollars in the past three years.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for joint efforts by China and the United States in building a long-term, stable and cooperative relationship to meet the interests of both countries and the world.
China is willing to play a constructive role in the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday.
China on Tuesday was aghast at a Japanese hotel placing a book in its rooms, which denied that the Nanjing Massacre and the forced recruitment of "comfort women" ever happened.
Senior Chinese leader Liu Yunshan has paid visits to prominent cultural workers ahead of China's Lunar New Year and extended festival greetings to them.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday that China has not only benefited from economic globalization, but also contributed to it.
Premier Li Keqiang on Monday chaired a seminar to solicit opinions from representatives of education, science and technology, culture, health, sports sectors and of common people on the draft government work report.
China's development will continue to offer opportunities to business communities in other countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday.
China plans to host a Belt and Road forum for international cooperation in Beijing this May to brainstorm on interconnected development, President Xi Jinping said here on Tuesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the importance of pursuing new models of global growth, cooperation, governance and development.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the importance of adapting to and guiding economic globalization and delivering its benefits to all.
A 15-year-old girl has opened up about becoming an inspiration for people of all sizes to dance after her ballet videos went viral.
President Xi Jinping's visit to Switzerland is expected to yield fruitful results and usher in a new era of innovative strategic partnership.
A Chinese-language final exam paper at a high school in New York has left internet users amused and confused, reported guancha.cn on Saturday.
A snap election for the devolved Northern Ireland parliament was called Monday night in the latest twist to a major rift between the two main parties, the Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Apollo Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon, died at age 82 on Monday.
Washington is "initiating a new arms race" by deploying large-scale troops to Europe, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Monday.
Istanbul police on Monday night captured the gunman who launched a shooting spree at a nightclub in the city on New Year's Day, killing 39 people, local media reported.
Teams in Chinese Super league (CSL) will be only allowed to deploy three foreign players in one game, the Chinese Football Association announced on its official website on Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival in Switzerland has seen members of the Chinese in Bern gather in front of the Swiss parliament building on Sunday to help greet the Chinese leader.
Several Chinese provinces have rolled out goals for poverty reduction at the ongoing local "two sessions" -- the plenary meetings of provincial lawmakers and political advisors.
Two-time FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho is hopeful of returning to football with a South American club this year, according to his brother and agent.
The Palestinian-Israeli peace process should be advanced with a responsible, objective and fair attitude, instead of being complicated, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming said here.
South Korean prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of the country's largest family-run conglomerate, for multiple charges including bribery.
China's largest aluminum producer returned to profit last year as its bold downsizing helped relieve the burden from loss-making "zombie" subsidiaries.
As economic globalization appears to have come to a crosscroad where a next step to be taken by major players will lead to either a new world or a dead end, insight and far-reaching vision are essential for the future of the world at such a crucial moment.
On the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Europe to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, an Italian geopolitical analyst highlighted here China's contributions to global security and development.
As many as 55 percent of Americans have a negative view of their President-elect Donald Trump, leaving him a historically low favorability rating before the inauguration in comparison with his three immediate predecessors received when they were presidents-elect, a new poll shows Monday.
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has inked an agreement with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which manages most of the public transportation services in the Greater Boston area in the US, to supply the latter with 134 subway trains.
A cargo plane owned by the ACT airlines crashed near the Manas international airport of Kyrgyzstan on Monday, killing at least 32 people, according to the country's Emergency Situations Ministry.
China's non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) increased 44.1 percent year on year to 170.11 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, official data showed Monday.
The head of China's leading climate change body has been recognized for his key role in driving the renewable energy industry.
Overuse of food additives and microbial contamination were the primary food safety problems facing China last year, according to the top food authority.
An illustration for the 2017 national college entrance exam (gaokao) in Beijing was published recently, which included six literary works in the scope of the exam.
China and Switzerland agreed on Monday to upgrade their free trade agreement, amid both countries' calls for opposition to protectionism, during President Xi Jinping's state visit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that close inter-parliamentary exchanges between the two countries have played an important role in promoting the sound and steady development of Sino-Swiss relations.
As Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Switzerland for an annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, the China-backed Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) is in the limelight amid rising protectionism in the region and a gloomy forecast of global trade in 2017.
Premier Li Keqiang urged more efforts to benefit enterprises through further tax and fee reductions during a meeting held last week.
The bullet train of globalization is now in need of proper refit to prevent possible breakdown to the detriment of global economic development, as it seems to have met with some major bumps and hitches since last year.
Premier Li Keqiang has called for more efforts to expedite the renovation of rundown urban areas and dilapidated houses in 2017, a State Council statement said Monday.
The State Council on Monday released a guideline on reforming the paid-use mechanism for natural resources as the government seeks more efficient and rational use of the national wealth.
President Xi Jinping's visit to Switzerland is expected to yield fruitful results and usher in a new era of innovative strategic partnership.
China and Switzerland on Monday pledged to better develop their innovative strategic partnership and jointly oppose trade protectionism.
On Jan. 16, 1993, the construction of China's Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge was completed.
Ten years ago, Peng Jindong, then 21, set up a small e-store called Mmaicco to sell street-dance wear on Taobao, China's largest online marketplace operated by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
The yuan has depreciated in recent times. In the short term, interventions will prevail, but in the longer term, the Chinese currency will stabilize. In the last quarter of 2016, the yuan declined 4 percent, significantly faster than anticipated, because of rising tensions in foreign exchange markets over China's rising debt and bubbling property market .
The Turkish parliament adopted the last two articles of the new constitutional reform package on Sunday completing the first round of voting, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to implement more precise macroeconomic measures to tackle potential risks.
The Beijing government plans to reduce the average annual density of PM2.5 to 60 micrograms per cubic meter in 2017, 15% less than levels recorded in 2016.
A Chinese museum in Northwest China's Shaanxi province has openly demanded the return of two horse relief sculptures displayed at a University of Pennsylvania museum. The sculptures were illegally sold overseas.
Gold Cup Electric, a Chinese electrical wire and cable producer, will establish a joint venture with an Indonesian firm to offer products for the construction of Indonesia's national grid.
China will spread public-private partnerships (PPP) in countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, an infrastructure and trade network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along ancient trade routes, a senior official has said.
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang has said the evaluation of poverty relief work should be used as a way to pressure local governments to implement the country's poverty relief measures.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has held a symposium to solicit opinions from experts and entrepreneurs on the draft of an annual government work report.
Intense battles raged on Sunday in a water-rich valley northwest of Damascus, a day after a truce was breached by rebels' killing of a government envoy, a military source said on condition of anonymity.
When it comes to tolerance, it is our tradition to display a big heart. That is why one can normally get away with making the same mistake twice, as one will be given the benefit of the doubt.
The Chinese are not thrilled about their entanglement with the U.S. economy, any more than Donald Trump is, but like a quarreling couple, the two nations have kept dancing together out of mutual self-interest, a U.S. expert has said.
Iraqi forces on Sunday continued fighting the Islamic State (IS) group on the eastern side of the city of Mosul and retook control of two neighborhoods, as the troops are pushing towards the eastern bank of Tigris River in the northern part of the city, the Iraqi military said.
The historical space program drama "Hidden Figures" went to the top of North American weekend box office in its fourth weekend of release and second weekend of expanded screening in theaters on Sunday.
At least 32 prisoners are dead, several decapitated, and some 28 are on the lam following two separate incidents at Brazilian prisons, authorities reported on Sunday.
France on Sunday held an international meeting to seek ways to revive the stranded Middle East peace negotiations and to push for the implementation of a two-state solution to restore security in the region after decades of conflict.
Table tennis Grand-Slam winner Ma Long and volleyballer Zhu Ting were voted the Best Male and Female Athletes of the Year 2016 resepectively at the prestigious China's Central Television (CCTV) Sports Awards gala here on Sunday evening.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Sunday to pay a state visit to Switzerland and attend the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday that he is looking forward to consolidating friendship and boosting cooperation between China and Switzerland at a welcome ceremony hosted by the seven members of the Swiss Federal Council.
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke highly of the China-Switzerland partnership here on Sunday, saying it has become a paradigm of relations between countries of different sizes.
Ties between U.S. and Argentina are entering an uncertain phase with President-elect Donald Trump's entry into the White House.
The Chinese economy is likely to hit bottom in 2017 as several factors will combine to support the bottoming process, a Chinese economist said Saturday.
China and Vietnam on Saturday issued a joint communique, pledging to manage maritime differences and safeguard the peace and stability of the South China Sea.
Four Taliban militants and one police personnel were killed after Taliban attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province Saturday night, a local official said on Sunday.
Thousands of migrant workers in China's southern Guangdong province have started their journey back home on motorcycles on Friday, the first day of this year's Spring Festival travel rush.
Panda lovers can expect more spectacular views of the bear in cinemas as the first IMAX 3D panda documentary began filming on Tuesday in Southwest China's Sichuan province.
Zhou Youguang, a renowned Chinese linguist, died at the age of 112 on Saturday morning in Beijing.
Smog will hit some parts in north and central China starting from Sunday, China's national observatory warned, suggesting people in affected areas to make precautions.
China now faces a real chance and a big responsibility to take a leadership role at the international level, Swiss businessmen have commented ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Switzerland and his scheduled attendance at the 47th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Thousands of years ago, China envisaged a world where people live in perfect harmony and are as dear to one another as family. Today, President Xi Jinping has given the world a new name -- a community of common destiny.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Switzerland starting Sunday will further boost the two countries' unique partnership, a paragon of China's interaction with the West.
The Swiss people applauded Chinese President Xi Jinping's signed article published ahead of his Jan. 15-18 state visit to Switzerland, saying more exchanges will lead to deeper friendship and better state-to-state relations.
Researchers with the University of California, Berkeley, have found a way to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells so that they exhibit developmental characteristics resembling those of fertilized eggs, or zygotes.
France's Stephane Peterhansel held off a challenge from compatriot and Peugeot teammate Sebastien Loeb to claim his 13th Dakar Rally title in Argentina on Saturday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan left Beijing on Sunday morning for a four-day visit to Switzerland.
What would the future of the world economy be if China's growth were to plunge? It is a scenario many China bears have predicted.
SpaceX returns to launching rockets on Saturday, four months after an explosion on the launchpad that caused the company to suspend flights. The U.S. private space firm successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit and landed its Falcon 9 on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean.
China pulled it even at the 89th minute and went on to beat Croatia in penalty shootout on Saturday, finishing third at the 2017 Gree China Cup International Football Championship which also features Chile and Iceland.
Bayern Munich overcame Mainz 2-1 on the goals from Franck Ribery and Javi Martinez to wrap up the 2017 Telekom Cup in front of 41.244 spectators at Dusseldorf's Espirt Arena on Saturday.
Beijing is on course to cap its population at 22 million in 2017 as the capital saw its population growth rate slow last year, said acting mayor Cai Qi.
Thousands of protesters gathered in the U.S. capital of Washington D.C. Saturday to show their anger at President-elect Donald Trump who is set to take over the White House on Friday.
China on Saturday told the United States that one China policy is the political foundation of bilateral ties and "is nonnegotiable."
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has expressed his expectations of China becoming a "responsible and responsive" global leader amid myriad uncertainties and de-globalization and protectionist trends in the world.
Swiss President Doris Leuthard said Thursday that the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a stabilizing effect on both Europe and the world in light of the many changes and challenges affecting the international landscape.
More than 100,000 suggestions have been submitted in response to an online call to “Share your thoughts with Premier Li”.
Flamengo have announced the signing of former Brazil international midfielder Romulo on a four-year deal.
The Toronto Raptors scored a team's season-high 132-113 victory over Brooklyn Nets in Friday's evening NBA action.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he could lift the sanctions against Russia if Moscow proved helpful in battling terrorists and reaching other goals important to the United States, a newspaper report said Friday.
Rice noodles with snails, a signature dish sold at street stalls in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, are being exported to the United States, a company said.
As Chinese Lunar New Year draws near, traditional cuisine is necessary to grace the table during family get-togethers in many places in China.
With Britons voting to leave the European Union and Donald Trump elected as the next U.S. president, a rising tide of protectionism seems to be sweeping the West.
China's central bank has ordered third-party payment platforms to put part of their customer provisions in specific official accounts to reduce financial risks.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Friday successfully completed a battery upgrade to the outpost's power system in their second spacewalk in just one week.
Some 25,800 unaccompanied minor migrants reached Italy last year, more than double the figure of 2015, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.
The United Nations said Friday that it welcomes the reports that an agreement regarding water supply has been reached in Wadi Barada, Syria.
A swathe of high profile Australians on Saturday called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to immediately establish an anti-corruption watchdog after recent indiscretions led to the resignation of his Health Minister Sussan Ley.
The U.S. Justice Department will look into whether Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's emails were proper during the election campaign, local media reported Friday.
Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong met with Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich Friday in Beijing.
Senior Chinese leaders Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang and Wang Qishan met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong in Beijing on Friday, vowing to boost relations.
China and Vietnam are looking forward to a promising future in relations as a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation visits Beijing at the beginning of a new year.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday extended Spring Festival greetings to military veterans.
China's aircraft carrier formation returned to Qingdao port Friday after finishing a drill, the Chinese navy said Friday.
A new page in U.S.-China relations is set to open with a shift in White House occupancy a week away. Changes are expected on both sides of the world's most important bilateral relationship.
China said Friday it would continue to stand together with its "African brothers" in the future, as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi concluded a routine visit to Africa at the start of the year.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has replied to a daughter of Kurban Tulum who was twice received by the late Chairman Mao Zedong, underlining ethnic solidarity and efforts to build a bright future for Xinjiang under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Chinese President Xi Jinping published a signed article in the Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung on Friday under the title "A Shared Commitment to Practical Cooperation and Peaceful Development," ahead of his state visit to Switzerland, his attendance at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos and a tour of Geneva-based international organizations.
China's foreign trade stabilized and returned to growth in the fourth quarter last year, with total foreign trade value up 3.8 percent in the three-month period, data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) showed Friday.
Although China cannot solely lift the world economy out its current malaise, the nation's current stable growth offers more than just confidence to the world.
The Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Michael Moller, said he wishes to further cooperate with China to better tackle global challenges.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's scheduled multilateral diplomatic activities in Geneva and Davos during his upcoming visit to Switzerland will have an important and far-reaching influence on the global economic recovery and governance system reform, a senior Chinese diplomat said Wednesday.
On January 13, 1999, the National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls announces his retirement from professional basketball, for the second time, in front of a crowd at Chicago's United Center.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's attendance at the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will show that China is a stability factor in the global community and a key global decision-maker, an Austrian expert said.
Grabbing a digital "red envelope", a cash gift exchanged through a smartphone app, is a popular activity during lunar New Year in China. The activity is expected to become even more fun with the emergence of AR (Augmented Reality) technology.
The Chinese commerce ministry has rejected a US report submitted to Congress, alleging that China has not lived up to its commitment within the World Trade Organization 15 years after the country became a WTO member.
The German economy produced its strongest growth in five years in 2016, thanks to a surge in consumer spending and government support for refugees, official data revealed on Thursday.
China is pursuing an economic policy that is carefully calibrated to ensure both growth and stability, according to a World Bank economist.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued a regulation concerning the meetings on democratic life for members in Party and state organs at or above the county level.
The United States on Thursday announced sanctions on 18 senior Syrian officials in connection to Syrian government's use of chemical weapons.
Yang Dongliang has fulfilled his historical mission. Starting from spring semester this year, textbooks in China will use the phrase "14-year Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression."
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday sparked anger, uncertainty and skepticism among Latin Americans, following his first press conference since winning the election.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler of violating the country's Clean Air Act by installing and failing to disclose emissions-cheating software in roughly 104,000 vehicles.
With US secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson threatening to make trouble for China over the South China Sea, observers said Beijing should continue its buildup in the area and tighten relations with countries involved in the area's territorial disputes.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wrapped up his African tour on Thursday that carried him to Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Republic of Congo and Nigeria, at a time when China-Africa cooperation is going from strength to strength.
The Kremlin said Thursday that Moscow considered allegations of its involvement in hacker attacks on the United States as "stupidity."
China and Russia have agreed to take further countermeasures in response to the proposed deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), officials from both countries said Thursday.
Jojivini Vuna was lucky: The 90-year-old Fijian woman had moved into her son's concrete house just days before the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall hit her country and flattened her wooden cottage early last year.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday tried hard to show his people-friendly identity as he returned to his home country, South Korea, following the end of his 10-year tenure in the top UN post.
Communist Party chiefs of China and Vietnam agreed in Beijing on Thursday that two countries should expand cooperation in various fields including maritime exploration and put ties on the right track.
Facebook on Wednesday announced its namesake journalism project to establish stronger ties between the company and the news industry, marking its latest efforts to stamp out fake news on its platform.
Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, will fall on Jan. 28 this year. The travel rush, also known as "Chunyun," will begin on Jan. 13 and last until Feb. 21. Spring Festival is the country's most important family holiday, with hundreds of millions of people heading to their hometowns, which p
Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Switzerland and his scheduled attendance at the 47th World Economic Forum (WEF) are expected to deepen China-Switzerland partnership, advance China-Europe cooperation as a whole, and reduce uncertainties through injecting confidence and solidarity into the international business community.
President Xi Jinping has urged all judicial and law enforcement agencies to improve their capabilities by innovating mechanisms and methods to better guard against and handle risks and challenges.
Los Angeles has become the first ever U.S. city destination to receive more than 1 million Chinese visitors in one year, the authorities said Wednesday.
A naval formation consisting of aircraft carrier Liaoning on Thursday passed through the Taiwan Strait en route to the South China Sea for drills and tests, said a spokesperson with the People's Liberation Army Navy.
A Magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastates the Caribbean island nation of Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. The quake, which was the strongest to strike the region in more than 200 years, left over 200,000 people dead and some 895,000 Haitians homeless.
The leading Party group of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee and NPC Party organizations at various levels will deepen the clean governance drive and anti-graft fight, according to an official statement Wednesday.
The following is the full text of a joint statement released by China and Nigeria on Wednesday:
Delegates from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) discussed goods and services trade and investment as they met in Beijing on Wednesday for the 11th round of trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.
The Nigerian government reaffirmed its commitment to One-China policy on Wednesday, saying Nigeria will stay committed to the long-standing friendship and cooperation with China.
Eight giant panda cubs posed for Lunar New Year greetings on Wednesday at a breeding base in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
China and Nigeria need to further expand practical cooperation and deepen strategic partnership, Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Wednesday.
The Iraqi government forces on Wednesday extend its grip in the eastern side of the Islamic State stronghold in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, as fierce clashes continued against the extremist militants, the Iraqi military said.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday that "I think it was Russia" behind the cyberattacks targetting the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
President Xi Jinping will discuss the latest developments in China's economy and more inclusive globalization during his first visit to the Davos summit.
China's State Council on Wednesday specified a string of measures aimed at better regulating the regional equity markets in a latest effort to aid financing for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
It has become more than clear that China wants to ensure its officials "do not want to be corrupt." But how exactly does a nation go about this? One answer lies in spreading Confucian ideals.
China on Wednesday issued a white paper on policies related to Asia-Pacific security cooperation, which also clarified the nation's stance on issues of regional concern.
Nearing a century: Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, who was raised in India and currently lives in Westchester County, New York, has been practicing yoga for more than 70 years, and she shows no signs of slowing down.
China on Wednesday issued a white paper to elaborate its policies on Asia-Pacific security cooperation and its stance on regional hotspot issues.
New Zealand's Edmund Hillary, who became the first to conquer Mount Qomolangma to win renown as one of the 20th century's greatest adventurers, passed away on Jan. 11, 2008. He was 88.
Iceland scored two goals in the second half to beat host China 2-0 in the curtain-raiser of the 2017 Gree China Cup International Football Championship here on Tuesday.
Iraqi security forces on Tuesday advanced further inside the eastern side of the Islamic State stronghold in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, as fierce clashes continued against the extremist militants, the Iraqi military said.
The United Arab Emirates ambassador to Afghanistan was among several injured after two blasts rocked Kandahar city, capital of southern province of Kandahar on Tuesday night, sources said.
The Zika virus may get pandemic in Vietnam in 2017 as the country has source of infection and vectors that are mosquitoes causing dengue fever, said Tran Dac Phu, head of Vietnam's Ministry of Health's General Department of Preventive Medicine on Tuesday.
Women who are planning or capable of pregnancy should take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg of folic acid, an influential U.S. panel recommended Tuesday.
Global warming is bad news for insects as rising temperature could negatively affect their ability to reproduce, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of Sheffield.
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany said on Sunday that an Egyptian delegation from his ministry is now on an official visit to China to strengthen cooperation in the field of archaeology.
Archaeologists have started an underwater detection project after villagers in eastern China's Jiangxi Province found the head of a Buddha statue emerging from the surface of a local reservoir.
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), said Tuesday that a new leadership model based on responsivity and responsibility must be adopted by global leaders in light of the many challenges faced by a rapidly-evolving world.
U.S. stocks ended mixed Tuesday, with the Nasdaq Composite Index closing at a record high for four consecutive sessions, as investors awaited the start of earnings season.
Chinese authorities plan to improve the country's capacity to cope with calamitous events.
China and Tanzania, during a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here Monday, pledged to consolidate the traditional friendship, integrate the development strategies and promote pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
The Russian military released a slew of facts and figures Tuesday in response to an accusation by U.S. Pentagon chief that Russia made "virtually zero" effort to combat the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.
Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday installed an "anti-coup command" to thwart the opposition's latest attempt to unseat him.
-- Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front (FN) party is gaining on Francois Fillon, the favourite candidate in the polls to win the first round of the 2017 presidential race, but she would be largely beaten by Fillon in the runoff, a pollster said on Tuesday.
The FIFA Council on Tuesday has unanimously decided in favor of expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of the 2026 edition.
Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the funeral ceremony of Iran's former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday demanded the UN and member states to make corresponding changes to their strategy and operations to prevent war and sustain peace.
World Bank on Tuesday said in its latest report that the global economy is expected to see moderate recovery in the coming years, with growth rate in 2017 and 2018 separately at 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent.
Chinese piano virtuoso Lang Lang has given a concert to raise funds for rural left-behind children in Gansu Province.
Panda lovers can expect more spectacular views of the bear in cinemas as the first IMAX 3D panda documentary began filming on Tuesday in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Alipay, an online payment and financial management service offered by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, says it has improved its security control levels, shortly after netizens exposed a major login security risk.
Official figures from Switzerland suggest the country is becoming a favored destination for Chinese travelers in Europe, while China remains a popular choice for Swiss travelers making their way to Asia.
China said on Tuesday that the South China Sea issue never has been and will not become a problem between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Starting in the spring semester of 2017, China's textbooks will adopt the phrase "14-year Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression," marking a revision to the current wording, the Ministry of Education said on Tuesday.
The British government has asked nuclear regulators to embark on the process for approving a Chinese-designed reactor for a proposed plant in the UK.
A pioneering spirit has always shaped and will further guide Switzerland-China ties, Swiss Ambassador to China Jean-Jacques de Dardel told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to shed light on China's role in the evolving global geopolitical structure at the upcoming annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the Geneva-based international organization, said on Tuesday.
China contributed up to 40 percentof global economic growth in 2016, double the total contribution of the developed economies,Jiang Jianguo, Minister of the State Council Information Office said on Tuesday in Geneva.
A five-year plan on public healthcare (2016-2020) was released by the State Council on Jan 10, setting the goal of raising the average life expectancy by one year in 2020 than that in 2015.
China's economy is estimated to grow by about 6.7 percent in 2016, the top economic planner said Tuesday.
BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The top leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday called for centralized and unified leadership of the Party's Central Committee. The Party's leading groups in the top political organs of the country should conform to the CPC Central Committee with comrade Xi Jinping as the core, and implement major policies of the CPC Central Committee, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee said in a meeting. The meeting was chaired by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Switzerland from Jan. 15-18, at the invitation of the Federal Council of Switzerland, a foreign ministry spokesperson announced Tuesday in Beijing.
China's supply-side structural reform has delivered initial results and started to provide new impetus for economic growth, the country's top economic planner said Tuesday.
China's health authority has called for more efforts to prevent and control the spread of the H7N9 avian flu virus.
A 6.9-magnitude earhquake jolted off southeast Jolo in the Philippines on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
China's consumer inflation reported faster growth last year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday, as a price rebound in commodities gradually drove up prices.
China's economy was estimated to grow about 6.7 percent in 2016, top economic planner said Tuesday.
China's consumer prices grew 2 percent year on year in 2016, up from 1.4 percent in 2015 but well below the government's 3-percent annual target, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.
China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, reached a five-year high in December, official data showed Tuesday.
On Jan. 10, 2001, China sent Shenzhou-2, the first formally unmanned spaceship, into space, carried by a Long March-2F rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
The United Nations said Monday that it remains concerned that 5.5 million people in and around Damascus City continue to be deprived of running water.
President Xi Jinping said on Monday that China is willing to encourage capable companies to invest in Zimbabwe and expand mutually beneficial cooperation.
Despite continued drops in China's foreign exchange (forex) reserves, economists believe there is no need to panic as reserves are still abundant for the country to fend off external risks.
China's domestic tourism industry earned about 3.9 trillion yuan (about 563.6 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, up 14 percent year on year, official statistics showed on Monday.
China's State Council issued a plan Monday on medical reform during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).
Tragedy-hit Chapecoense announced four new signings on Monday as they step up preparations for the new season.
A clean break with the EU's single market is not inevitable, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday, seeking to clarify comments that pushed down the pound on the possibility of a hard Brexit from the European Union.
Mergers and acquisitions activity in China lost momentum last year after China's securities regulator moved to step up market supervision.
Virtual reality and augmented reality, known as VR and AR, have once again attracted the media spotlight at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Normalization of Turkish-Iraqi ties comes after a change of perspective of Ankara in a bid to restore its bilateral relations in the region, local experts said.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at Hollywood Monday in response to jeering against him during the star-studded Golden Globe ceremony.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that his mission is to liberate every inch of Syria, state news agency SANA reported on Monday.
Allowing Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen's stopovers in the United States and even meetings with U.S. officials goes against the globally recognized one-China policy, a cornerstone for the long-term healthy development of the China-U.S. ties.
China on Monday called on Japan to take concrete steps on historical issues to earn the trust of countries in Asia victimized by Japanese militarism in World War II.
Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Monday urged Taiwan's social organizations to oppose Taiwan independence and help integrate the two sides across Taiwan Strait.
China's top political advisory body held a Spring Festival reception for widows of luminaries and national political advisors who were not members of the Communist Party of China on Monday.
The Kremlin on Monday refuted accusations of Russia's involvement in hacker attacks during the U.S. 2016 presidential election, saying that it was a "tiresome witch-hunt."
The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has announced that former NBA player Yao Ming will co-head a transition team to prepare for the organization's upcoming elections.
A strengthened stance on corruption has been highlighted in a now-concluded annual session of China's top discipline agency.
The information office of China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed on Jan. 7 a stopover in Malaysia by a Chinese submarine. It was the first time that a Chinese submarine had visited Malaysia, which, according to analysts, is a sign of alleviated tension in the South China Sea.
China has recently made a major achievement in being able to produce its own ballpoint pen nib. The tiny component had been a great challenge for domestic pen producers for a long time.
China on Monday voiced firm opposition to contact between U.S. officials and Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen.
Another 1,500 McDonald's are set to open across the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong in five years under the largest franchise deal outside the US between the fast food giant and a consortium led by CITIC and Carlyle Group.
Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday has crowned the Best FIFA Men's Player 2016, beating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.
Two Chinese scientists, physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, won China's top science award Monday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.
Wei Jian was a senior official in the Communist Party of China's (CPC) top anti-graft body, until an investigation found he had taken bribes totaling tens of millions of yuan.
The modern musical romance feature film "La La Land" miraculously made its all seven nominations to real awards at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, on Sunday night.
The rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) has sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission on Monday.
Two Chinese scientists, physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, won China's top science award Monday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Sunday that China will continue strengthening industrial cooperation with Zambia and helping the country improve the capacity of independent development.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has accepted U.S. intelligence community's findings that Russia was behind the cyber attacks targeting the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Trump's team said on Sunday.
The world’s largest iron pot, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was used to cook 26 tons of soup at the Fifth Shenyang Kangping Wolong Lake Winter Fishing Festival in Liaoning province on Jan.7.
At 5:35 p.m., Jan. 8, BJT, China’s first polar fixed-wing aeroplane, “Xueying 601,” lands successfully at the 4,000-meter-high Kunlun Station, which is on the peak of antarctic inland.
Two Chinese scientists, physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, won China's top science award Monday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.
A 2.1-meter long, 750-kilogram weight pig won the title of 'King of Pig' in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province on Jan. 8. The event was held by Yellow River Beach Feeding Association.
US president-elect Donald Trump twittered in late December that the United States "must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes". Later, he declared: "Let it be an arms race," and asserted that the US would win it. It seems he is committing a major mistake.
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday met with Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to discuss relations and cooperation between their two countries under the initiative on the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (the Belt and Road Initiative).
Carlos Queiroz, head coach of Iran's national soccer team, said Sunday that he is not going to continue his job with the Iranian Football Federation as it has failed to fulfil its promise for preparation plan for World Cup.
China's digital economy is predicted to create over 400 million jobs by 2035, a new report has said.
A Chinese construction firm signed a contract on Sunday to build a key road in central Afghanistan.
Sangkhalok ceramics, an ancient product of the Silk Road and a combination of both Chinese and Thai cultures, are now being manufactured again and are winning new-found popularity due to the ceramics' unique colors and motifs. Forty years ago, a Thai farmer came across some ancient ceramic wares with distinctive detailing while he was plowing his fields.
When around 2,000 enthusiastic Chinese app-developers gathered for Google Inc's annual conference for their ilk in Beijing in December, they didn't allow sub-zero winter chills to dampen their enthusiasm for the event.
Renowned Chinese children's writer Zhang Zhilu has published a sequel to his book "Wonder Boy."
China will soon begin reform of professional rankings with more focus on contribution and ethical conduct to assist career development and to make the evaluation process more open and transparent.
Tanzania welcomed China's latest decision to ban ivory trade and processing activities, saying the move marked a historic milestone in efforts to save the giant mammals from poaching.
China's population of high-income earners, who have emerged since the reform and opening-up policy launched in 1978, stands at 72 million people, according to a report from sina.com.cn.
Recently, a Chinese team with the Palace Museum and an Indian team with Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR), jointly working at the Kollam Port Site in India, discovered ancient Chinese porcelain and coins, reported the Paper, a news outlet from Shanghai.
Lakes in the nature reserve of Hol Xil on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, west China, have been swelling over the past decade, due to warmer and wetter climate, scientists have said.
Good news for people with bad memory. HoloLens, a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft, can help people find and track objects such as car keys.
Ding Yanyuhang from Shandong had team-high 31 points to lead Team North edge the South 149-147 in the 2016-2017 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) All-Star game here on Sunday.
It's been four years since the creation of Sansha City in 2012, located on the southern island province of Hainan. Since its creation, it has seen the development of infrastructure like government buildings, schools, hospitals, banks, post offices and other shops and services.
China's ongoing supply-side structural reform brings great opportunities for county-level economy as many of counties are confronted with challenges including unbalanced economic structure and anemic growth of farmers' incomes, experts said.
Sales managers of companies from the petrochemical and machinery sectors in China said here on Sunday that they have encountered recent fluctuation of the Chinese currency, but the impact is manageable.
-- Mexican officials on Sunday said they arrested a man suspected of shooting and wounding a U.S. consular agent in Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara, capital of western Jalisco state.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the next stage of the Syria war after the liberation of Aleppo city won't be easy given the Western continuing support to terrorist groups, state news agency SANA reported.
China will establish a national supervisory commission and push the stipulation of a law on national supervision, as part of efforts to reform the state supervisory system, according to an official communique.
The ring road, built to ease traffic congestion and accelerate the city's development, is about 75 km long, with seven tunnels and 27 bridges. The construction started in October 2015, and the framework is mostly complete. Part of the road has already opened for trial operation.
From the Internet to space missions, scientific innovation picked up speed in China last year, as the country has its sights set becoming an innovative nation by 2020.
Iraqi security forces on Sunday recaptured new areas from the Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Mosul, as the troops reached the eastern bank of Tigris River for the first time in northern Iraq, the Iraqi military said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she will set out her plans for Britain's exit strategy from the European Union over the coming weeks.
Iran's influential cleric politician Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died of heart disease on Sunday.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Sunday that it will launch an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) "anytime and anywhere" determined by the country's supreme headquarters.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the perpetrator of Sunday's truck-ramming attack, which killed four soldiers in Jerusalem, was an apparent adherent of the Islamic State.
The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate said on Sunday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's hope to improve relations with Russia would be "dashed" quickly.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Saturday that China welcomes African countries to join the Belt and Road Initiative.
China's top anti-graft authority has pledged to maintain a tough stance on corruption in 2017 and promote "comprehensively and strictly governing the Party" to go deeper.
The site of an ancient settlement in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been confirmed as dating back more than 2,000 years, the city cultural relics and archaeology institute said on Sunday.
A truce in the rebel-held water-rich Barada Valley near Damascus has ended Sunday, with military operations resuming after the rebels thwarted negotiations to defuse the situation in that area, the main water source to Damascus, a military source told Xinhua.
At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in twin explosions at a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday evening, officials and witnesses confirmed on Sunday.
A shooting incident that claimed five lives at the Fort Lauderdale airport in the U.S. state of Florida has prompted the suspect's relatives and lawmakers on Saturday to question the government's role in the latest tragedy of the gun-violence-rampant country.
A TV documentary jointly produced by China Central Television (CCTV) and the Communist Party of China's (CPC) top anti-corruption watchdog made headlines during the first week of the new year.
In Barack Obama's last year in office, the United States dropped an estimated 26,171 bombs in seven countries, which were 3,027 more than the previous year, a new report has revealed.
Up to 11 people were killed and 25 others wounded on Sunday in a suicide car bomb explosion in eastern part of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source said.
A huge iceberg is almost certain to break off from Antarctica in months after an enormous rift in one of the continent's largest ice shelves grew dramatically in December, British scientists have said.
China is working to set up the world's highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet Autonomous Region to detect the faintest echoes resonating from the universe, which may reveal more about the Big Bang.
Eight stone inscriptions found in Mangkam County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have been confirmed as dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom more than 1,000 years ago, the county cultural relics bureau said Sunday.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong will visit China from the coming Thursday to Sunday, a spokesperson for the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee said Sunday.
Volkswagen China will recall 49,480 vehicles due to brake design defects starting Feb. 6, according to China's quality watchdog.
The northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, is to appoint "toilet chiefs" this year, the city tourism bureau said Sunday.
China's securities watchdog said it will attach greater importance to risk prevention in the stock market in 2017.
A U.S. consular official was shot on Friday in Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, the country's Prosecutor-General's Office (PGR) said Saturday.
Syrians receive UN relief aid in the town of Muadamiyeh, countryside of Damascus, capital of Syria, on Jan. 7, 2017.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will nominate former Senator Dan Coats for U.S. director of national intelligence.
Talks aimed at averting a walkout by staff on London Underground broke up Saturday without a resolution, tens of thousands of commuters could be affected.
Iraqi government forces on Saturday freed more areas from the Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Mosul, bringing the troops closer to the bank of Tigris River for the first time in northern Iraq, the Iraqi military said.
The total number of migrants reaching Europe by sea in 2016 fell by nearly two-thirds in comparison with 2015, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency said Friday.
Cai Qi, deputy Party chief and acting mayor of Beijing, has promised to take tougher measures to improve the city's air quality in 2017. "Like many of us, I am used to checking the weather and the air quality index (AQI) of Beijing first thing in the morning. I totally understand the public's concerns and complaints over air pollution," Cai said during a three-hour meeting with press and citizens on Saturday after a spell of smog lasting more than a week in the city.
A strong cold front late on Sunday is expected to disperse smog that has lasted for several days in north China, the country's meteorological authorities said Saturday.
Real Madrid enjoyed their 39th unbeaten game thanks to a comfortable 5-0 win at home to struggling Granada on Saturday.
Five human H7N9 avian flu cases were reported in east China's Shandong and Jiangxi provinces as well as the central province of Hunan on Saturday, local authorities said.
The U.S. department-store chains Macy's has announced its plan to close 68 stores and lay off more than 10,000 employees in 2017 after a disappointing holiday shopping season.
The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, the U.S. state of Florida, "came here specifically to carry out this horrific attack," authorities said on Saturday.
Following a nearly three-decade-long diplomatic tradition, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making Africa his first overseas destination in 2017.
China is planning to extend family doctor services to 30 percent of its urban population and 60 percent of priority groups in 2017, according a top health official.
China has been cleaning its environment and will continue to improve the response of local governments to pollution, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived Saturday in Baghdad on an official visit to hold talks with the Iraqi leaders to end the diplomatic crisis between the two countries, the Iraqi official television reported.
El Nino brought rising temperatures and reduced rainfall in 2016, resulting in falling water levels in the upper reaches of China's second-longest river.
Several Nobel Prize-winning economists said Friday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's economic policies could lead to a deep recession of the U.S. economy, media reported.
China has drawn up internet protection rules for minors to prevent youth being drawn into violent crime, pornography, and terrorism, the People's Daily reported.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show(CES), largest of its kind in the world, is held between Jan. 5 and 8 in Las Vegas. The four-day event is brimming with Chinese faces, which presents to the world the increasingly dazzling Chinese creations.
More Chinese people online searched for popular and grassroots sports in 2016, according to big data analysis released Thursday.
China's monetary policy will be kept prudent and neutral in 2017, said a central bank statement issued Friday, echoing the tone set at the Central Economic Work Conference.
The U.S. intelligence released a report on Friday, making public its assessment of alleged Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election last year.
U.S. stocks rallied Friday, with both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq setting new closing records, as investors digested a batch of economic data, including a key non-farm payrolls report.
Jan 28 marks the start of the Year of Rooster, another Chinese Lunar New Year. People born in this year are believed to be adventurous, optimistic and honest and have pride in their inner self. Here are 10 celebrities and famous people born in China and abroad with the blessings of this zodiac animal.
Oil prices rose on Friday after oil producers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) showed signs of crude output cut, which was stipulated in an agreement to ease global supply glut.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday "as a matter of urgency" ordered a high-level task force be established to develop "a clear game-changing strategy" to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse involving military and civilian personnel, his spokesman said.
China's environmental ministry said Friday that it was evaluating 20 cities' emergency plans in dealing with heavy air pollution, hoping to improve their response ability.
Iraqi government forces on Friday retook control of more areas from the Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Mosul, making a new progress for the first time in northern the city, the Iraqi military said.
A shooting has killed five people and injured eight inside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport in the U.S. state of Florida Friday, local police said.
Chinese authorities Friday published a draft regulation protecting minors' rights in cyberspace that includes remedies for online bullying.
China has a total of 734 million 4G mobile users, and 5G commercial operations will be launched in 2020, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) said Friday.
A stable China-U.S. relationship is the shared expectation of the people of both countries and the international community at large, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said Friday.
The Chinese yuan, or renminbi, started the new year with a big jump, surprising the market with a strong strengthening performance.
A fund launched by China's state-owned enterprises (SOE) aims to invest 5 billion yuan (722 million U.S. dollars) this year in impoverished areas, according to a board meeting on Friday.
China will continue to offer rich opportunities and remarkable returns for foreign investors, Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen said Friday.
The anti-corruption battle must go deeper, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at an anti-graft meeting Friday, urging for efforts to govern the Communist Party of China (CPC) systematically, creatively and efficiently.
Russia is reducing its military presence in Syria with the withdrawal of its aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov from the Mediterranean, said Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff,on Friday.
At least eight people including seven school children and a driver were killed and four others injured when a passenger train hit a vehicle carrying school kids in Pakistan's central Lodhran district on Friday, officials said.
The ongoing search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has entered "final lap" and a tripartite meeting would be held to decide the next step, a Malaysian official said on Friday.
The world's most popular emoji is the "face with tears of joy", a recent study has revealed.
China has remained the world's major growth engine in 2016, shoring up global economic growth through such channels as trade, market and investment.
China’s leading sports governing body has announced it will limit the spending of Chinese soccer clubs.
China and the United States have great potential in infrastructure and trade cooperation in the new year to drive economic growth, said former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of World Bank Justin Yifu Lin on Thursday.
South Korea's foreign ministry said Friday that it was very regrettable for Japan to recall its senior envoys over the placing near its consulate of a statue symbolizing Japan's wartime sex slavery victims.
A player registered as "master" on the Chinese online board game platforms has won 60 consecutive online Go games since Dec 29, beating a host of elite players including Ke Jie, Iyama Yuta and Pak Jeong-hwan.
E-commerce giant Alibaba Group may take more rogue vendors to court after suing two sellers of fake Swarovski watches offered on its shopping sites, the first such lawsuit in China, analysts said.
The 16-year-old Australian advanced through qualifying before becoming the first player born in the 2000s to win a main draw match at an elite WTA event, beating veteran American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in their first-round match at the Brisbane International on Tuesday.
Chinese e-commerce is set to grow by 15 percent by 2020, cementing its position as the biggest e-commerce market worldwide, according to a report issued by Worldpay, a leading payments company with global reach.
Chinese scientists develop fireproof, waterproof paper
A recent survey by social networking app QQ has unveiled that fast walking topped all exercise activities in China in 2016 due to its accessibility and low cost.
With many international awards, literary works from the mainland made a mark on the international stage last year.
Two seeded players, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and Johanna Konta of Britain, encountered tough battles but had different endings at the quarterfinals of the WTA Shenzhen Open here on Thursday.
The second stage of a recent Turkish-Russian understanding about imminent Syrian peace talks in Astana is obscure, as the first step of a cease-fire has been disturbed by military gears and mutual distrust, analysts say.
The number of Americans initially applying for unemployment aid fell to 235,000, near a 43-year low level, as job market kept improving.
With the arrival of a new year, China is embarking on a new diplomatic journey with the rest of the world. Here are 5 key words that could shape the country's foreign relations in 2017.
Momentum is growing in Philippine political circles to prevent South China Sea territorial issues from hampering cooperation with Beijing, observers said.
US company GPNE Crop sued Apple Inc for direct infringement of claims on its patent, which was issued in China in 2001, according to a recent report by domestic business newspaper National Business Daily.
A theatre in West London has become embroiled in a row over the last few days over a production that's set in China.
According to the ISO, Chinese herbal medicines has been approved by the ISO following a careful, three-month review and vote. This means these substances and other materials used for Tradtional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have formally been granted an international "identity card."
The Chinese military formally launched preparations for the seventh Military World Games (MWG), with the establishment of the event's organizing committee in Beijing Thursday.
State Councilor Wang Yong said Thursday China should still deepen reforms in intellectual property rights, despite the fact it has shown great improvement in the area in recent years.
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will run more westbound trains on China-Europe routes in 2017 to boost exports.
China on Thursday refuted the allegations by some Indian officials that China has double standards when it comes to adding people to a UN Security Council blacklist of groups linked to al Qaeda.
Nepalese southern city of Siddharthanagar and Chinese city Baoji have formally entered into the bond of sister cities, officials said here on Thursday.
Rare letters written by the late Princess Diana of Wales mentioning her two sons were sold by auction Thursday for well over their expected price.
The United States on Thursday designated Hamza bin Laden, son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, as terrorist, the State Department said in a statement.
John McCain, chairman of U.S. Senate's Armed Services Committee, on Thursday vowed to take actions in response to Russia's alleged cyber attacks during last year's presidential election. "Every American should be alarmed by Russia's attacks on our nation," McCain said in a Senate hearing on cyber threats to the U.S., calling Moscow's action "unprecedented attack on our democracy".
Israeli police said they interrogated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday night for suspicion of receiving "benefits," amidst a string of criminal investigations of corruption affairs.
The U.S. embassy in Turkey on Thursday issued a fresh warning after a car bombing attack left four dead earlier in the day in the country's western city of Izmir.
Iraqi government forces fight heavy clashes in the northern city of Mosul to drive out the Islamic State (IS) militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq, the Iraqi military said.
The State Council, China's cabinet, issued on Thursday a comprehensive plan on energy conservation and emission reductions for the 2016-2020 period.
The one-China policy, which has been challenged by US president-elect Donald Trump, is supported by the Democratic and Republican parties, US Secretary of State John Kerry assured Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday.
A leading China-based developer of virtual reality (VR) products, Deepoon VR, will showcase its next-generation PC headset at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's leading technology exhibition, scheduled to take place Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.
An earthquake early response and warning system, consisting of about 15,000 observation stations, will cover the mainland by 2020, to facilitate disaster identification and the protection of people's lives, vital infrastructure and utilities.
Premier Li Keqiang warned that some government officials might profit from intermediary organs dealing with administrative approval items that had been weeded out. Enterprises must pay for intermediary services to accomplish certain tasks, which led to an increase in their burden, he said at the State Council’s executive meeting on Jan 4.
China’s contribution to the growth of the global economy has been leading other economies since 2009, and it has become the most powerful engine driving the global economy, according to Wu Qi, from the commercial bank research center at the research institute of Hengfeng Bank.
Streamlining administration and delegating government power to lower levels, two major measures in furthering reform and transforming government functions, continue to be among Premier Li Keqiang's top concerns.
The December Central Economic Work Conference (CEWC), the Chinese government's annual policy meeting, points to a slight shift in the macro policy stance this year away from growth towards reducing financial risks.
China and the United States should work together to carefully maintain the outcomes of their cooperation and hold the correct direction of the development of their relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.
China on Thursday urged communication with the Republic of Korea (ROK) to find a proper solution to the ROK's deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Thursday called for more efforts to reform and develop work on central and state organs.
"China actively advanced strict governance of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and resolutely cracked down on high-ranking and low-level corruption," President Xi Jinping said in his New Year greetings, setting the tone for perfecting CPC governance in the new era.
The Chinese economy ended on a positive note in 2016, with both the manufacturing and service sectors registering strong increases in business activities in the final month of the year, a private survey showed Thursday.
South Korea on Thursday re-affirmed its position to deploy a U.S. missile defense system in its soil as planned despite strong opposition from neighboring countries.
As Obama's chief science adviser is preparing a study that could lead to restrictions on Chinese investment in the U.S. semiconductor sector, the world's largest economy has again turned to protectionism against China.
Heavy fog and smog continued to cause havoc across north and central China Wednesday, grounding flights and bringing traffic to a standstill.
New York City authorities have reported more than 100 people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road train hit the buffers at a Brooklyn station.
China is going to grant subsistence allowance to families suffering from pneumoconiosis, according to the country's Occupational Diseases Prevention and Cure Plan.
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Cold (Chinese: 小寒), the 23rd solar term, begins this year on Jan 5 and ends on Jan 19.
Tottenham Hotspur denied Chelsea a record 14th consecutive Premier League win and loosened their grip on the title race as two Dele Alli headers secured a 2-0 victory at a rocking White Hart Lane on Wednesday.
The 11th of January 2017 is going to signal a new start for many parents and their children. Many of the latter will be embarking on the journey of the rest of their lives at a time when the South African education system has been shambolic at best and beset by many a scandal. The Pretoria Chinese School is an institution that nurtures excellence among its learners in all its forms.
China's service sector continued to expand in December 2016, as a private survey showed Thursday that an index for the sector posted its strongest rate in 17 months.
A stray dog that joined a runner on a 155-mile race across the Gobi desert has arrived in Scotland to live with him.
Researchers have discovered what they say is an unexpected behavior about a "motor" protein as part of the complex cellular machinery that animal and fungi cells use to ensure normal cell division.
When David Bowie walked unassumingly into a cozy New York jazz club to hear Donny McCaslin play, the saxophonist admits he wasn't well-versed in the rock icon's vast discography.
Plans are being made to turn China's most complete Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 25 A.D.) cemetery into a national park.
A study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Earth, a non-profit research institute, disproves what is known as the "global warming hiatus."
Thirteen young soccer players from local primary schools of Northwest China's Gansu province left for UK on December 30 for a 15-day training course at the Arsenal Football Club. It was the first time that some of them stepped out of their mountainous area, according to gansu.gscn.com.cn.
Stephon Marbury scored 41 points, 20 in the final quarter, to carry Beijing over Shanxi 85-75 in CBA on Wednesday.
Chinese real estate developer Guangzhou R&F Properties planned to invest 3 billion U.S. dollars within five years to build six-star hotels in Phnom Penh and coastal Preah Sihanouk province, a senior Cambodian official said on Wednesday.
To build a modern military, the People's Liberation Army is making full use of the 21st-century tools in its arsenal to attract new recruits.
China and Ukraine, which are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations Wednesday, have vast potential to push forward their strategic cooperation thanks to the opportunities offered by the Silk Road Initiative, a senior Ukrainian official said Wednesday.
Tibet continued to top the country in mobile payments as a proportion of total online payments for the fifth year in China, Alibaba's financial branch Ant Financial said Wednesday.
China will highlight ecological protection in developing offshore wind power, according to a regulation released Wednesday by the nation's energy and oceanic authorities.
China has been identified as one of the top priority post-Brexit markets for British food and drink, a government minister said on Wednesday.
A Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train derailed during the morning rush hour on Wednesday in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, injuring 103 people, according to local authorities.
Robert Marchand, a 105-year-old French rider, on Wednesday beat his own hour record on the opened cycling track, according to local report.
From smartphones and tablets to drones and self-driving cars, tens of thousands of new tech products are about to make their debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, one of the world's biggest tech events.
Iraqi security forces on Wednesday advanced further to the city center of Mosul after they retook control of a new neighborhood from the Islamic State (IS) militants, as part of the troops push into the eastern part of the city, the Iraqi military said.
Former British ambassador to Russia, Sir Tim Barrow, was confirmed on Wednesday night as Britain's new envoy to the European Union (EU).
The recapture of Syria's northern city of Aleppo will be conducive in restoring peace to all of Syria, a visiting Iranian official said Wednesday.
China Post Group Co will release a new set of rooster-themed stamps to celebrate the Year of the Rooster based on the Chinese zodiac.
Despite concerns over the economic slowdown in China, two of the country's cities have won spots in a ranking of the world's top 10 competitive cities.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday quoted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to voice new doubt about the findings by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia has intervened in the 2016 presidential election.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he supports pardoning Elor Azaria, the soldier convicted earlier of the manslaughter of an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the West Bank.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday urged the Republic of Korea (ROK) to value the hard-won results of the bilateral ties and work with China to overcome disturbance to ensure the healthy development of the ties.
China supports the Philippines in assuming the rotating presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday.
China will make more efforts to streamline administration through more power delegation and fewer certification and evaluation requirements, and will soon issue its first guideline for market supervision and regulation to make its business environment more inviting.
The inflation in the 19-country Eurozone in December hit the highest rate in over three years, official data showed Wednesday.
With a series of scientific breakthroughs during the past year, China is ushering in 2017 looking to grow into one of the world's great innovators.
Beijing extended its orange alert for heavy air pollution again on Wednesday as smog is expected to persist until the weekend, environmental authorities said.
China Coast Guard vessels on Wednesday conducted a patrol in territorial waters of the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, according to a State Oceanic Administration statement.
A special envoy of the Chinese government on the Syrian issue will travel to Geneva, the European Union, Turkey and Russia in efforts to work on a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
The first trial on a parliamentary motion to impeach South Korean President Park Geun-hye ended just in nine minutes on Tuesday without Park's attendance.
The Turkish police have detained the wife of the Istanbul nightclub attacker who is still on the run three days after killing 39 people celebrating the New Year.
Tomorrow is the traditional Laba Festival in China. Laba means the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar. It has been celebrated for 1,500 years.
The year 2016 was eventful both to China and other countries. In addition to growing regional conflicts and incessant terrorist attacks, the presidential election of the United States, the exit of Great Britain from the EU, disputes over South Chinese Sea islands between China and the Philippines and the deployment of U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea have all added to the uncertainty of international politics and world order and posed great challenges to China's diplomatic work.
Parents Holly and Brandon Shay in Arizona welcomed their first son, Sawyer, into the world at 11:51 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2016, and his brother, Everett, followed just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2017 at Banner Hospital.
Belgian international soccer star Axel Witsel has joined Chinese Super League team Tianjin Quanjian from Zenit St. Petersburg, the Russian club confirmed Tuesday.
Kuanzhai Ancient Street, a traditional cultural hot spot located in downtown Chengdu, Sichuan province, is taking on a new look after Premier Li Keqiang’s visit in April 2016.
Armed men believed connected to a Muslim rebel group stormed a jail facility in North Cotabato in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday and freed about 132 inmates, officials said.
Chinese and German archeologists have found images of what they believe to be Arabian horses on cliff paintings dating back 2,000 years in the Yinshan Mountains of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The number of Chinese people making trips during the New Year holiday doubled from the same period a year ago, an industry report said Tuesday.
Stanford freshman Emily Wang Ziyi had a high SAT score, was a student union president and enjoyed reading, writing, calligraphy, music and jogging. But what really helped the 18-year-old get into the elite US university was something rarer: her potential to be an international golf star.
Medvescak Zagreb started the new 2017 year with a 1-0 win over Chinese side Kunlun Red Star from Beijing on Tuesday in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) to keep the playoff hopes alive.
Costa on Tuesday announced the Costa Book Awards 2016 winners in the first novel, novel, biography, poetry and children's book categories.
English Premier League bottom side Hull City announced on Tuesday that they had sacked manager Mike Phelan.
Nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb of France clinched the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday by holding off Qatari rival Nasser Al-Attiyah.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has achieved one-third of its pledged goal of creating 100 million jobs in 20 years, as the e-commerce giant sees 2017 as a crucial year to "redefine the real economy".
Senior Chinese Commerce officials are warning of increased scrutiny this year of Chinese companies planning to invest abroad as part of the attempt to stop illicit capital outflows.
Low visibility caused by fog and smog in large parts of China is disrupting traffic after the New Year holiday.
China National Petroleum Corp, one of the country's oil giants, has been invited to bid for Iran's crude and natural gas development projects as the Persian Gulf state seeks investments in energy.
High-end cosmetic brands, including Estee Lauder and Amorepacific, have announced price cuts in the Chinese market in the new year in response to lowered consumption tax.
A total of 129,642 civilians have fled Mosul and its adjacent districts since military operations to reclaim one of the Islamic State's (IS) last strongholds began in October last year, according to figures released by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Tuesday.
US president-elect Donald Trump has not moderated his anti-trade tone since winning the election. Instead, he has upped the ante and fired a series of early warning shots in what could turn into a full-blown global trade war, with disastrous consequences for the United States and the rest of the world.
Beijing's efforts and contributions to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are widely acknowledged by the international community, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday after US president-elect Donald Trump said China was not helping with the issue.
Beijing experienced 12 more blue-sky days last year compared with 2015 and saw a 9.9 percent drop in the average daily concentration of PM2.5, according to data released on Tuesday, when the capital was again shrouded in thick smog.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told UN staff members here on Tuesday that the UN needs their collective engagement to make changes to achieve the goals of the organization on peace, security and development.
Social and communication app WeChat is expected to launch its Miniapps on January 9. Miniapps are described as the solution to prevent users from having to clear apps when needing space on their device.
Yao Tandong, a geographer with the Chinese Academy of Sciences has won the 2017 Vega Medal for his research accomplishment on plateau glaciers and environment, announced the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG).
A new study says that the Three-North Shelter Forest Program, originally built to improve the ecological environment, is also able to combat PM2.5.
Western High Court of Denmark on Tuesday rejected an appeal made by Chung Yoo-ra, daughter of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye's longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil, against a local court's decision to remand her in custody for four weeks.
Iran denied on Tuesday that Lebanese Hezbollah militants will retreat from Syria, Tehran Times daily reported.
Gary Shapiro, president of the U.S. Consumer Technology Association (CTA), said he was impressed by Chinese innovations in the consumer technology industry, from drones and smartphones to innovative mobile services, etc.
Britain's ambassador to the European Union (EU), Sir Ivan Rogers, has quit his job in Brussels, according to a report in the Financial Times (FT) on Tuesday.
Intense bipartisan fights are expected across the two-year 115th U.S. Congress sworn in Tuesday, which will be dominated by Republicans.
The Turkish parliament on Tuesday approved to extend the state of emergency for another three more months, Dogan News Agency reported.
China said Tuesday its efforts to realize denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is obvious to all.
China firmly opposes any form of terrorism and is ready to work with Turkey and the international community to prevent and respond to the threat of terrorism, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Tuesday.
A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday called for better publicity work to prepare for the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress.
China's food safety system will soon cover almost all kinds of food and major hazard factors, according to a report released Friday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will follow a two-decade-long diplomatic tradition to make Africa his first overseas destination in 2017, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Beijing saw more blue sky days in 2016 as its average PM2.5 density fell 9.9 percent, the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said Tuesday.
The discipline watchdog of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has made more efforts for discipline violation reviews.
China's top leadership have called for more efforts to ensure food safety, noting there are still many problems despite improving food safety situation.
A popular instant food maker said Tuesday that its Chinese mainland business will not be affected by the dissolution of its subsidiary in Taiwan.
Several rebel groups announced on Monday that they were freezing talks on planned negotiations with the Syrian government, casting a shadow over the struggling peace process of the war-torn Middle Eastern country.