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Brain waves can tell how much students like their class: study

When students pay attention in class, their brainwaves show remarkably similar patterns, a U.S. study said Thursday.

China urges EU to stop interfering in Hong Kong, Macao affairs

China on Thursday urged the European Union to stop interfering in Hong Kong and Macao affairs and to contribute more to China-EU relations.

DNA from extinct humans discovered in caves without skeletal remains

An international team of researchers has successfully retrieved DNA from ancient humans in cave sediments where no skeletal remains have been found, according to a study published Thursday.

Interview: Brexit likely to affect Italian exports, contributions to EU

Possible consequences of Brexit on the Italian economy could be on exportations and contributions that the country will be required to pay to the European Union (EU), experts have told Xinhua.

U.S. Treasury secretary says to cut corporate tax rate to 15 percent

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed on Wednesday that the administration proposes to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent in its long-awaited tax plan.

China's JF-17B dual-seat fighter trainer makes maiden flight

The dual-seat fighter trainer plane JF-17B developed by China made its maiden flight Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Shanghai moves to open wider to foreign investors

Shanghai authorities rolled out new measures Thursday to woo foreign investors, cutting restrictions on their access to the city's service and manufacturing sectors.

China adopts revised surveying and mapping law

China's top legislature Thursday passed a revised surveying and mapping law, protecting geographic information security and raising public awareness of national territory.

Tibet opens museum to commemorate 6th Dalai Lama

A museum dedicated to the sixth Dalai Lama opened Thursday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Chinese aerospace companies seek to explore LatAm market

Chinese aerospace companies have been increasing their participation in the global market and their next destination is Latin America.

Political advisors pool wisdom to revise water pollution prevention law

Chinese political advisors on Thursday put their heads together to offer suggestions on the revision of the country's Law on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution.

China's economic planner vows more efforts to reform

China's economic planner has pledged more efforts to push forward structural reforms in 2017 as the world's second-largest economy is still in the middle of overall rebalancing.

China urges U.S. to abide by WTO rules in aluminum imports investigation

A Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Thursday urged U.S. authorities to abide by World Trade Organization rules in its investigation of aluminum imports.

Trade, investment cooperation robust along Belt and Road

Trade and investment cooperation between China and countries along the Belt and Road has been smooth and robust this year, a commerce ministry official said Thursday

China's top legislature concludes bi-monthly session

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) closed its bi-monthly session Thursday, adopting a revised surveying and mapping law and ratifying two treaties.

China expects more secure, supportive financial system

China is putting more emphasis on financial security in the name of ensuring that the financial sector serves the real economy.

China Development Bank to loan billions in Xiongan New Area

China Development Bank (CDB), a state-owned policy bank, said on Thursday that it will provide loans of 130 billion yuan (18.9 billion U.S. dollars) to support the development of Xiongan New Area.

China exposes whereabouts of corruption fugitives, urging surrender

Chinese authorities Thursday released information on 22 corruption suspects who have fled overseas, including their possible current whereabouts.

Chinese FM to attend UNSC meeting on Korean nuclear issue

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend an open ministerial meeting on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue held by the UN Security Council Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Thursday.

China to regroup PLA Army

The Central Military Commission has decided to reorganize the army groups of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army, Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said Thursday.

Be open-minded about China's Belt and Road Initiative

For a Western world that embraces competition, it is not easy to understand the Chinese way of thinking that calls for harmony and stability.

China voices opposition to THAAD deployment, vows military training

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said Thursday that China resolutely opposes the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile defence system, pledging to continue real combat-oriented military training and drills to safeguard national security.

Top legislature adopts quota for 13th NPC deputy election

Chinese lawmakers adopted plans Thursday for a quota distribution for the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) deputy election, as the tenure of current lawmakers expires in March 2018.

Chinese badminton head coach Li Yongbo replaced by Xia Xuanze and Zhang Jun

Chinese badminton head coach Li Yongbo will step down from his position after 24 years while former world champion Xia Xuanze and former Olympic titlist Zhang Jun will take charge of singles and doubles respectively, the Table Tennis and Badminton Management Center of the General Administration of Sports of China officially announced here on Thursday.

China to work with other countries to implement 2030 Agenda through innovation: envoy

A Chinese envoy to the United Nations said Wednesday that China is ready to work with other countries to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through innovation.

China industrial profits maintain double-digit growth in March

China's major industrial firms continued to post double-digit growth in March, adding to signs of a stabilizing Chinese economy, official data showed Thursday.

Alibaba acts on vow about 1m US jobs

Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is acting to fulfill a promise he made to US President Donald Trump: Get 1 million small and medium-sized US businesses enrolled on his online platforms to sell their products to China's growing middle class and create 1 million jobs in the United States.

Abbott World Marathon Majors partners with Wanda, aims to hold race in China

China's Wanda Group put pen to paper on a partnership deal with the Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM) here on Wednesday, in an agreement that will see three major marathon events held in Asia within the next 10 years.

First Chinese combat robot challenges its Japanese and American counterparts

Jizhan, a Shanghai-based robotics company, has claimed success in its mission to create a giant combat robot. The company is now inviting foreign counterparts to challenge this robot fighter.

China to strengthen cooperation with Germany in G20 group: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Wednesday that as an all-round strategic partner of Germany, China was determined to fully support the country to host the G20 Summit in Hamburg, and enhance the Sino-German cooperation comprehensively in the G20 group.

Chinese, Swiss researchers use smartphone-controlled cells to manage diabetes

Chinese and Swiss researchers said Wednesday they have developed a system that, for the first time, enables smartphones to remotely manage and treat diabetes in mice.

Archeological site in Inner Mongolia to apply for UNESCO recognition

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north China has started the process of having the Juyan archeological site recognized with a UNESCO cultural heritage listing, said local authorities on Wednesday.

Confucius Institute serves as "rainbow bridge" connecting hearts: vice premier

Confucius Institute serves as a "rainbow bridge" connecting the hearts of the two peoples of China and South Africa, said visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong here on Wednesday.

China has sufficient reasons to enhance capability to safeguard overseas interests: FM

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Wednesday that China has sufficient reasons to enhance defense capability to safeguard its overseas legitimate interests and also contribute to regional and international peace.

China to further cut red tape for better business environment

China has decided to further cut red tape by integrating separate business licenses to improve the business environment and stimulate market vitality.

Experts propose "Chinese Mother's Day"

Cultural experts have suggested setting up a Chinese equivalent of Mother's Day, during a forum in eastern China's Shandong Province.

Chinese people show growing satisfaction to IPR protection in 2016

Chinese people were more satisfied with intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in 2016, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Mainland urges Taiwan to endorse one-China principle

A Chinese mainland spokesman Wednesday urged Taiwan authorities to accept the 1992 Consensus, which acknowledges both sides across the Taiwan Strait belong to one China.

Chinese submersible Jiaolong conducts South China Sea dive

China's manned submersible Jiaolong begins its first dive this year in the South China Sea, south China, April 26, 2017. Chinese scientists embarked on a deep-sea mission in the South China Sea on Tuesday, the beginning of the second stage of China's 38th oceanic expedition.

South African president hails China's commitment to Africa growth

South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday hailed China's commitment to supporting Africa's independent growth, expressing hope for closer cooperation with China in international and regional affairs.

Trump's administration unveils tax cut principles

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday unveiled the principles of the long-awaited tax reform plan that will significantly cut income taxes for Americans and corporates, ahead of the administration's first 100 days in office.

China to spur market vitality via integration of certificates

China will keep integrating business certifications and licenses into one consolidated business license, which is to further reduce institutional costs for market entities and stimulate market vitality as part of the country's business registration reform.

China invites global tenders in new area design

North China's Hebei Province announced Wednesday it would call for international bids to plan and design Xiongan New Area.

Senior lawmakers review draft law, resolutions

The chairman and vice chairpersons of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) met on Wednesday afternoon.

China has 836 mln 4G users: ministry

China had a total of 836 million 4G network users as of the end of March, up from 770 million three months ago, figures from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) showed Wednesday.

China reiterates sovereignty over Diaoyu, Nansha islands

China on Wednesday reaffirmed its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Island and adjacent islets as well as the Nansha islands, saying it will firmly respond to any challenge to its sovereignty and national security.

Policy makers signal unabated reforms despite economic upturn

A high-level meeting has sent fresh signals for more structural reforms in China despite better-than-expected improvement in the world's second-largest economy.

Xu Qin elected governor of China's Hebei Province

Xu Qin was elected governor of north China's Hebei Province Wednesday, the provincial legislature said.

Shi Taifeng appointed Ningxia Party chief

Shi Taifeng has been appointed secretary of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regional Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Li Jianhua, according to an official statement Wednesday.

China voices grave concern over THAAD deployment

China voiced its grave concern to Washington and Seoul Wednesday after parts of the THAAD anti-missile defence system were moved into the Republic of Korea (ROK) for deployment.

Xi stresses financial security

President Xi Jinping has called for concrete efforts to maintain China's financial security.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing joins jury of 70th Cannes Film Festival

Chinese actress and producer Fan Bingbing joined the eight-member 70th Cannes Film Festival's jury chaired by Spanish director and screenwriter Pedro Almodovar, organizers said on Tuesday in a statement.

China launches 2nd aircraft carrier

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province.

China invites US to join Belt and Road

China encouraged the United States to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative, which it said has "opened the gate of opportunities" for US enterprises, China's ambassador to the US said on Monday.

1st Ancient Civilizations Forum paves way for closer int'l cooperation through culture

The first ministerial conference of the Ancient Civilizations Forum initiative co-launched by Greece and China ended in here on Monday with a joint declaration by participating countries to establish a new annual international platform of dialogue and cultural cooperation.

"Chinese Bridge" contest in Latvia wins hails

When the 14th "Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition in Latvia was held in the University of Latvia on Tuesday, the contest has drawn hails from various sides.

Poland appreciates Belt and Road development opportunities: officials

China's Belt and Road Initiative is an important project with great economic impetus and geopolitical developmental potential, Polish President Andrzej Duda said Tuesday.

Los Angeles mayor declares April 25 as "La La Land" day

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday declared April 25 as "La La Land" day in front of the LA City Hall, in honor of this Oscar-winning movie which was filmed across Los Angeles.

UN cooperates with Chinese bike sharing firm to raise awareness on climate change

The UN Development Program (UNDP) has launched a partnership with the Chinese bike-sharing platform known as Ofo to raise public awareness about climate change, a UN spokesperson said Tuesday.

China urges upgrading energy consumption pattern

China's top economic planner Tuesday called for implementation of a government plan to promote reform in energy production and consumption.

London to be "natural partner" in Belt and Road Initiative: official

London will be a natural and strong partner of China for the Belt and Road Initiative, a senior official from the City of London Corporation said Tuesday.

China's reform of juror system "fruitful"

Chinese lawmakers on Tuesday deliberated a bill that would extend the trial reform of the people's juror system by a year as part of efforts to increase public participation in legal proceedings and advance rule of law.

China, Belarus to cooperate on security issues under Belt and Road

China hopes to enhance cooperation with Belarus on security issues for the Belt and Road programs, a state councilor has said.

China, Madagascar celebrate 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties with photo exhibition

The Chinese embassy in Madagascar organized at Antananarivo University a photo exhibition on Tuesday in the framework of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Madagascar.

China, Canada launch economic and financial strategic dialogue in Beijing

China and Canada on Tuesday launched an economic and financial strategic dialogue in Beijing, pledging expanded cooperation on areas including trade, investment, finance and science to add new impetus to the bilateral strategic partnership.

Belt and Road Initiative to benefit China, Ukraine: Ukrainian officials

The economic cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative between China and Ukraine would bring benefits to both countries, Ukrainian officials said here on Tuesday.

Interview: U.S. expert says Belt & Road Initiative beneficial to America

It is beneficial for the United States to support China's Belt and Road Initiative, a transnational network of trade, long-term investment and economic development, said a leading U.S.expert.

Interview: Chinese ambassador hails Ancient Civilization Forum

Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zou Xiaoli has spoken highly of the first Ancient Civilization Forum which wrapped up Tuesday with ambition to enhance cultural and economic ties of the ten countries representing world's early civilizations.

Ancient Civilizations Forum establishes dialogue platform

The first ministerial conference of the Ancient Civilizations Forum (ACForum) co-launched by Greece and China ended in Athens on Monday with a declaration to establish an annual platform of dialogue and cultural cooperation.

Emirates says buying Chinese aircraft a possible future option

Emirates Airline said Tuesday that buying planes produced in other countries or regions than the United States or the European Union could be an option, depending on market conditions.

Hungarian edition of book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" launched

The Hungarian language edition of the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was released here Monday at the National Bank of Hungary (MNB), receiving warm applause from the Central and Eastern European country.

China improves IPR protection

China has taken steps to better protect intellectual property rights (IPR) as part of larger effort to create a more innovative economy.

China provides over 6,000 pieces of agricultural equipment for Bangladesh

China on Tuesday handed over 6,004 pieces of farm machinery and agricultural equipment to Bangladesh's Ministry of Agriculture under a grant aid program to help the country modernize its agriculture sector.

WeChat becomes business tool as it tops rival Facebook's daily usage

WeChat, the ubiquitous messaging app, is being used for an ever longer period of time and is growing into a lifestyle choice embedded into daily activities and interactions, a new survey has found.

Lawmakers call for enhanced supervision on mapping drones

China's lawmakers on Tuesday deliberated draft revisions to the surveying and mapping law, calling for more supervision on the use of drones in mapping.

China should unswervingly press ahead with structural reform

China should unswervingly carry forward strategic restructuring of the economy despite its progress, according to a meeting Tuesday.

Beijing launches campaign to fight pollution

Beijing on Tuesday launched a campaign against pollution, especially water pollution, after a central government inspection team revealed many problems.

China's central bank injects cash into money market

China's central bank continued cash injections into the money market through open market operations on Tuesday to ease liquidity.

AIIB should become platform for cooperation between U.S., China -- bank chief

As a new multilateral international institution focusing exclusively on infrastructure, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) should become a platform for cooperation between China and the United States, Jin Liqun, president of the AIIB, said on Monday.

CPC meeting stresses importance of inspection

A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party China (CPC) Central Committee said that the Party's inspection work has been greatly invigorated since the 18th CPC National Congress in late 2012.

Danish PM to visit China

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen will visit China from May 2 to May 5 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Tuesday.

Senior Japanese politician to attend Belt and Road Forum

China Tuesday confirmed that the secretary general of Japan's ruling party will attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation next month in Beijing.

China should unswervingly press ahead with structural reform: CPC meeting

China should unswervingly carry forward strategic restructuring of the economy despite its progress, according to a meeting Tuesday.

Countries turn to cement cultural, economic ties as Ancient Civilization Forum opens

The first Ancient Civilization Forum kicked off here on Monday as countries representing early civilizations across the world aim to pool their wisdom together to address today's problems and challenges with stronger cultural and economic ties.

Chinese bamboo slips hold world's earliest decimal calculator

Bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognized Sunday by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's earliest decimal calculation tool.

Sino-Ukrainian cultural exchanges week kicks off in Kiev

The Sino-Ukrainian cultural exchanges week kicked off in Kiev on Monday, featuring a string of cultural events and economic discussions.

China becomes Brazil's biggest investor so far in 2017

China is Brazil's biggest foreign investor so far this year, according to consulting firm Dealogic on Monday.

First Chinese Library opens in Mexico to promote cultural exchange

The first China-themed library in Mexico was inaugurated on Monday in a bid to promote cultural exchange.

China to raise annual per capita R&D spending to 500,000 yuan by 2020

China will increase its annual per capita spending on research and development (R&D) to 500,000 yuan (72,800 U.S. dollars) by 2020 from 370,000 yuan in 2014, the Ministry of Science and Technology said Monday.

China-Cambodia cross-border capital services platform launched

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE)'s wholly owned subsidiary Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd and the Bank of China Phnom Penh Branch jointly launched the China-Cambodia cross-border capital services platform and held its first road show event here on Monday.

China property market to remain stable, competition to intensify: report

China's property sector will remain stable, but competition will intensify as sales slow and liquidity tightens, said a Moody's report on Monday.

Italian police officers patrol Great Wall under cooperation program

Four Italian police officers started to patrol the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing on Monday as part of a law enforcement cooperation program between China and Italy.

China, Egypt eye Belt and Road cooperation

China and Egypt on Monday voiced their willingness to enhance cooperation under the framework of the Road and Belt Initiative.

China launches "China-CEE Institute" think tank in Hungary

The China-CEE Institute was launched here on Monday, which is China's first think tank independently registered in Europe.

China, South Africa launch science park cooperation

China and South Africa officially launched science park cooperation on Monday amid efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation in science and technology.

Draft law strengthens China's nuclear safety

Nuclear facility operators must take full responsibility for safety, according to a draft law submitted to China's top legislature for a second reading on Monday.

China hails ties with South Africa as example for solidarity, cooperation

Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Monday hailed Sino-South African relationship as an example for solidarity and cooperation between China and Africa and between major developing countries.

Top legislature mulls quota distribution for 13th NPC deputy election

Chinese lawmakers deliberated draft plans on quota distribution for the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) deputy election on Monday as the tenure of current lawmakers expires in March 2018.

China unveils results of first geoinformation survey

China boasts a total of 7.56 million square kilometers of vegetation cover, while buildings cover 153,000 square kilometers of land, the State Council Information Office unveiled at a press briefing on Monday.

Xi extends congratulation to inaugural meeting of China-South Africa High-Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to the inaugural meeting of China-South Africa High-Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism held in Pretoria, South Africa, expressing great expectation about the mechanism.

China breeding center sees Siberian tiger baby boom

More than 50 tiger cubs have been born at the world's largest breeding center for Siberian tigers in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province so far this year.

Backgrounder: Xi Jinping's vision for China's space development

China marked its second Space Day on Monday. Here are key remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping that shed light on his vision for China's space dream.

Hong Kong court grants bail to former chief executive Donald Tsang

Former Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's bail application was granted by the region's High Court on Monday.

China solves 171,708 IPR cases in 2016

China solved a total of 171,708 intellectual property rights (IPR) cases in 2016, said Tao Kaiyuan, vice president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Monday.

China punishes 3,934 officials in frugality campaign

The top anti-graft body of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said Monday that 3,934 officials had been punished for violating Party austerity rules in March.

Modernity puts traditional shadow puppets in the shade

Two warriors in ancient costume fight ferociously. Suddenly, to the dramatic sound of drums a red-faced warrior pulls out his sword before beheading his white-faced enemy.

Innovation drives China's space exploration

China has always understood that only innovation can drive the country along the trajectory to becoming a space power.

China's draft law highlights information security, national territory awareness

Chinese lawmakers are considering draft revisions to the surveying and mapping law to protect geographic information security and raise public awareness on national territory.

China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site

China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket departed northern China's Tianjin Port for the launch base in southern Hainan Monday.

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation on phone

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsular over phone, pledging close contact through various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common concern.

Messi goal gives Barca El Clasico and keeps title race alive in Spain's matchday 33

Leo Messi scored his 500th goal for FC Barcelona as his side beat Real Madrid 3-2 in the Santiago Bernabeu to go back to the top of the La Liga in Spain' s matchday 33.

China, Iran sign contract on redesign of Arak heavy water reactor

China and Iran signed the first commercial contract to redesign Iran's Arak heavy water reactor in Vienna on Sunday.

Chinese movie star Jackie Chan mulls making film in Hungary

The worldwide celebrity Jackie Chan, who was the guest star of the opening ceremony of the 2017 Chinese Film Festival here on Sunday, told reporters he would be considering making a film in Hungary.

Nadal claims 10th Monte-Carlo Masters title past compatriot Ramos-Vinolas

Rafael Nadal, nicknamed "King of Clay", claimed his 10th ATP Monte-Carlo Masters title with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Sunday, becoming the first player in the Open Era to have won 10 titles of the same tournament.

Chinese FM urges voice of peace, reason over Korean Peninsula issue

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Sunday urged all sides to make voices of peace and reason on the Korean Peninsula issue, and reiterated China's consistent and definite stand on denuclearizing the Peninsula.

China's first gallery for disabled people opens in Beijing

China's first gallery for the disabled opened in Beijing on Sunday, offering a place for them to showcase calligraphic work and paintings.

Macao streamlines business promotion regulations to encourage investment

Macao has simplified and improved some of its regulations for trade and investment promotion, the special administrative region's investment promotion body said on Sunday.

Chinese submersible Jiaolong tested ahead of South China Sea dive

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, went through a dive simulation in Sanya, Hainan Province on Saturday to prepare for a deep descent in the South China Sea.

International coalition set up to promote space cooperation

A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative.

Wang/Yue win third silver medal at FIVB tournaments

Chinese women Wang Fan/Yue Yuan took their third silver medal at FIVB tournaments - their second in Xiamen - when they lost to the final to Brazilian pair Barbara Seixas De Freitas and Fernanda Alves on the closing day of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.

Shared bikes climb to the "roof of the world"

China's bike-sharing fever has spread to Tibet, with 500 shared two-wheelers appearing on the plateau Thursday.

China, Greece to seek enhanced cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative

China and Greece will deepen cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative to inject fresh impetus to their comprehensive strategic partnership, foreign ministers of the two countries said here on Sunday.

Chinese FM hails Sino-Greek civilization exchanges, mutual learning

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday spoke highly of the civilization exchanges between his country and Greece, hailing the mutual learning between the two ancient civilizations as exemplary.

China, Iran agree to promote Belt and Road cooperation

China and Iran on Sunday agreed to carry out more cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative as foreign ministers of the two countries met here.

Chinese envoy says peace talks only way to solve Syrian crisis

China's special envoy to Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, said on Sunday that the only way out for Syrians is through political settlement with peace negotiations.

Belt and Road Initiative opens new era of global cooperation

After 20 days, the East Wind train arrived in Budapest marking the revival of the old Silk Road and providing fresh impetus for global cooperation.

Singaporean warship visits China

A Singaporean warship arrived Sunday at Chinese city Qingdao for a four-day visit and joint drill.

Chinese navy fleet begins half-year friendship visits

A fleet of three Chinese naval ships left Shanghai Sunday morning for public relations visits to more than 20 countries.

Ancient bamboo slips for calculation enter world records book

A set of bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognized Sunday by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's earliest decimal calculation tool.

Shared bikes climb to the "roof of the world"

China's bike-sharing fever has spread to Tibet, with 500 shared two-wheelers appearing on the plateau Thursday.

Jorge Sampaoli set to be named Argentina coach

Jorge Sampaoli has agreed to leave Sevilla to coach Argentina's national football team, according to media reports.

American Airlines probing confrontation with passenger

American Airlines, Inc. has suspended an employee caught on a video clip in a confrontation with a passenger due to what happened to a woman and her kid.

China sweeps 4 titles at FINA synchronized swimming world series

China swept four titles on offer on the first day of the FINA Synchronized Swimming World Series 2017 here on Saturday.

Blake Griffin out with big toe injury

The Los Angeles Clippers announced on Saturday that forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the playoffs due to a right toe injury suffered in first-round Game 3 win over the Utah Jazz.

Nadal closer to 10th Monte-Carlo title

Rafael Nadal was one step away from his 10th ATP Monte-Carlo Masters trophy following a 6-3, 6-1 semifinal victory over No. 10 seed David Goffin on Saturday, ensuring an all-Spanish final clash with underdog Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who had never made it to the ATP 1000 Masters last four before.

U.S. pursues 3 pct growth via tax reforms, regulatory relief

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated on Saturday that the Trump administration is pursuing over 3percent economic growth with the support of tax reforms and regulatory relief.

Chinese banks face profitability pressure: Moody's

Chinese listed banks were confronted with profitability pressure from the country's slowing economic growth, despite the absence of any significant deterioration in reported asset performance, said Moody's Investors Service.

Hawks cruise past Wizards 116-98

Paul Millsap had 29 points and Dennis Schroder scored 27 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 116-98 on Saturday, cutting the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff matchup.

Young Chinese moms turn to social-media for parenting advice

Meng Dongxue follows 17 public accounts on Wechat, the most widely used messaging and networking service in China, and they are all about raising babies.

Premier Li urges Shandong to foster new growth drivers

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged Shandong Province to quicken efforts to foster new growth drivers to replace old ones and support the firming trend in the broader economy.

Xi inspects PLA Southern Theater Command, vows to build strong army

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Friday and stressed building a strong army.

Int'l media speak highly of China's launch of cargo spacecraft

International mainstream media have hailed China's successful launch of its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1, which has docked with a space lab.

China's cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

The Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab at 12:23 p.m. Saturday, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center.

China turns a new page on reading

World Book Day falls on Sunday, and Chinese people are seeking new ways of reading.

First cruise ship with Chinese group tourists sets sail from Greek port

The first cruise ship carrying a group of Chinese tourists to the Aegean Sea islands set sail from Greece's Piraeus port Friday after a celebratory event.

China solves 83,000 telecom fraud cases in 2016

China solved about 83,000 telecom fraud cases in 2016, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on Friday.

IMF says to revise up further China's growth forecast for 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday that it will revise up further China's economic growth forecast for 2017 due to a strong start of the year.

Lebanon, China to boost Belt and Road Initiative

Leading business groups from Lebanon and China signed here Friday two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to boost the Belt and Road Initiative.

China-Netherlands Economic Cooperation Forum held in The Hague

A total of 41 intentions of cooperation were reached among more than 100 Chinese and Dutch enterprises during the the first edition of 'China-Netherlands Economic Cooperation Forum' held Friday here.

G20 finance ministers reach consensus on free trade, open markets

Finance ministers from the Group of 20 leading economies have reached a broad consensus that free trade and open markets is better for promoting global economic growth, German senior officials said on Friday.

Chinese FM urges SCO members to boost political, security, economic cooperation

Facing new opportunities and challenges, the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) should promote all-round cooperation in areas of politics, security, economy and people-to-people exchanges, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Friday.

China experiments human stem cells in cargo spacecraft

China is conducting stem cell experiments to investigate the possibility of human reproduction in space aboard cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1, according to the Tianzhou's engineer.

Beijing to regulate thriving bike-sharing industry

Beijing authorities are considering measures to regulate the ubiquitous shared bikes that benefited commuters but challenge urban management.

American Olympic champion Brianna Rollins banned for 1 year

American Olympic champion hurdler Brianna Rollins has accepted a one-year ban for failing to report correctly her whereabouts to anti-doping officials.

Ronaldinho: 'I was very close' to Man United move

Brazil football great Ronaldinho has revealed he was "very close" to joining Manchester United instead of Barcelona.

Xi urges Guangxi to play bigger role in Belt and Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to capitalize on its unique advantages to play a bigger role in the Belt and Road Initiative.

China stresses dialogue to resolve Korean Peninsula issue

China on Friday stressed dialogue to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue after the UN Security Council strongly condemned the most recent ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

China expresses confidence in Venezuela's stability

China said it believes the Venezuelan people can protect the country's stability and economic development following casualties caused by nationwide protests in the Latin American country on Wednesday.

Chinese Internet leaders are global innovators

A decade ago, Chinese Internet companies were still marginal internationally. Today, they are world-class industry innovators. In the Internet economy, the leadership is shifting from the advanced West to the emerging East.

TripAdvisor delivers Best Destination Award to Indonesia's Bali

The United States-based prominent travel reviewer website TripAdvisor has delivered its 2017 World's Best Destination Award to Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

China urges Japan to break with militarism following Abe's offering to notorious shrine

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday urged Japan to "make a clean break with militarism" after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine.

Xi calls for contributions to world peace, development

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday called on the International Committee for the Promotion of Chinese Industrial Cooperatives (ICCIC) to continue international cultural exchanges and make new contributions to world peace and development.

First Michelin Guide Bangkok to be launched in 2017

Michelin and the Tourism Authority of Thailand on Friday said during a press conference that the first Michelin Guide for Thai capital Bangkok will be released later this year.

Capital outflow eases in first quarter as economy gains more traction

China's capital outflow has eased, according to newly released foreign exchange sales data for the first quarter, a spokeswoman for the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

Li: High-quality imports needed to address the trade imbalance

Premier Li Keqiang called on Wednesday for greater balance in foreign trade not only through promoting exports but also importing more high-quality goods. Li spoke at the start of his two-day visit to Weihai, a port city in Shandong province.

Mascots revealed for IAAF World Championships

Whizbee the Bee and Hero the Hedgehog on Thursday were revealed as the official mascots for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships respectively.

Astronomers discover four images of same supernova split by cosmic lens

Multiple images from a class of supernovas called Type Ia, often referred as "standard candles" because of their well-known intrinsic brightness, have been detected for the first time, an international team of astronomers said Thursday.

China, Canada to create joint research center for future energy and environment

The University of Alberta is teaming up with China's Tsinghua University to develop low-carbon, sustainable energy solutions while tackling global environmental challenges, according to the University of Alberta on Thursday.

China hands over food to flood-affected Zimbabwean families

The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe on Thursday handed over 60,000 U.S. dollars worth of basic food to assist hundreds of local families affected by floods that hit the southern parts of the country in February.

Research: ancestors of humans may have originated in central China

A monument was set up in the Eosimiid fossil site in Mianchi County of central China's Henan Province on Wednesday.

China to coordinate regulation on ecological space

Chinese authorities on Thursday released regulation on the use of natural space to protect the ecosystem.

China remains top destination for venture capital in Asia: report

China remains the top destination for venture capital (VC) investment in Asia, with 3.6 billion U.S. dollars invested in Q1, accounting firm KPMG said in a report.

FM: Parties in Korean Peninsula nuclear issue want no conflicts, wars

Relevant parties in the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue want no conflicts nor wars, and the world hopes for peace, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday.

China signs over 130 transport pacts with Belt and Road countries

China has signed more than 130 bilateral and regional transport agreements with countries involved in the Belt and Road, the Ministry of Transport said Thursday.

WeChat shuts down 'tipping' function on iOS over Apple dispute

Users of iOS devices can no longer provide a "tip" to writers they like on Tencent's instant messaging service WeChat as of Wednesday after Tecent failed to settle a dispute with Apple.

China, Iran to sign contract on Arak heavy water reactor

China and Iran will sign the first commercial contract to redesign Iran's Arak heavy water reactor in Vienna on Sunday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

China sets example for open trade: World Bank President

China is still embracing open trade, as the country has lifted millions of people out of poverty through engaging more and more in trade, said World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Thursday.

Greek president says upcoming B&R forum of global significance

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said here Thursday that the upcoming high-level forum on the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative is of global significance.

Virtual reality brings Old Summer Palace back to life

A research team of Tsinghua University professors has recreated the original appearance of the Old Summer Palace by using photos along with virtual reality technology.

China's Hong Kong launches first bike-sharing service

Hundreds of smart bicycles for rental service were put into use in China's Hong Kong on Thursday, allowing users to rent and return bikes conveniently through a mobile phone app.

China launches IPR Awareness Week

China launched a week of campaigns to raise awareness of protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) Thursday.

Mainland maintains top destination for Taiwan's job hunters: Survey

The Chinese mainland remains the top destination for Taiwan's job seekers beyond the island, a survey revealed Thursday.

Launch of Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft successful

China declared the launch of cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 a success, as it entered designated orbit Thursday night.

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 blasts off

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 blasted off Thursday evening from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province.

Wal-Mart to open 40 new stores in south China's Guangdong

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will open more than 40 new stores and a cold-chain logistics distribution center in south China's Guangdong Province in the next five years, according to a strategic cooperation memorandum.

Xi Jinping elected delegate to 19th CPC National Congress

Xi Jinping was elected delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the 12th CPC Guizhou provincial congress.

Fiscal policy to play bigger role for more inclusive growth in China, says IMF official

Fiscal policy has a bigger role to play in promoting more sustainable and inclusive growth in China, a senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday.

China remains powerful engine for global growth

China's better-than-expected 6.9-percent economic growth in the first quarter has once again proved that the world's second-largest economy remains an important engine driving global growth.

CCTV.com to make VR live stream on launch of 1st cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

CCTV.com to make live stream of VR on the launch of 1st cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

China's central SOEs continue efforts to cut overcapacity

China's central government-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have pledged to continue to cut production overcapacity in some industrial sectors, aiming to reduce steel capacity by 5.95 million tonnes and coal by 24.73 million tonnes.

Xi urges promoting 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed efforts to promote the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and advance opening up and development under the Belt and Road Initiative.

The real Yu Gong chisels water channels across cliffs

The villagers he led only had hand tools-and explosives. He's the stuff of legend-but real. Huang Dafa is arguably an actual, modern incarnation of the ancient myth of Yu Gong.

Chinese scientist Yao Tandong receives 2017 Vega Medal in Stockholm

Chinese scientist Yao Tandong received 2017 Vega Medal in Stockholm on Wednesday, recognizing his contributions to research on glaciers and the environment on the Tibetan Plateau.

China injects momentum into Africa's infrastructure boom

Chinese engagement is helping create an infrastructure boom across Africa, giving rise to a motley of mega-projects that create jobs and boost economic growth while cushioning an economic slowdown the region faces.

U.S. economy continues modest expansion in March: Fed survey

U.S. economy continued modest and moderate expansion in March, and the tight labor market is putting pressure on wage growth, the latest survey released by the Federal Reserve showed on Wednesday.

China releases new employment policies

China will move to increase job creation and encourage entrepreneurship as employment pressure rises, according to a government document released on Wednesday.

China, EU hold strategic dialogue on bilateral, global affairs

Senior officials of China and the European Union (EU) agreed Wednesday to enhance coordination on global issues, continue to promote improvement to global governance and work together for more inclusive, balanced, sustainable globalization.

China vows to cement all-round strategic partnership with Belarus

China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang pledged to cement the all-round strategic partnership with Belarus during his three-day official goodwill visit to the country on April 16-18.

Shanghai auto show starts

A total of 113 models of car made their global debut at the 2017 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which opened to media Wednesday.

China gets tougher with officials' personal information declaration

China has published stricter regulations on officials' personal information declarations, requiring them to report to the Communist Party of China (CPC) their personal and family assets and investments, marital status and overseas travel, among others.

Interview: UNESCO chief lauds China's efforts promoting cultural dialogues along Belt and Road

China has once again showed strong commitment to promoting cultural dialogues and diversity through its Belt and Road Initiative, said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) here on Wednesday.

Turkey, China join hands to revive ancient Silk Road

Turkish President Erdogan told visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong Tuesday that he earnestly expects to attend the Belt and Road forum this May and hopes for deepening all-round cooperation with China.

China environment watchdog urges clean-up of sewage pits

China's environment watchdog on Wednesday urged local authorities in Hebei and Tianjin to clean up sewage pits after media reports revealed massive pollution.

China drafts law on public libraries

China approved a draft law on public libraries at a State Council executive meeting on Wednesday, which will be forwarded to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress for deliberation.

China to launch first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 Thursday

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is scheduled for launch at 7:41 p.m. Thursday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province, the office of China's manned space program said Wednesday.

China announces further tax reduction in favor of businesses

China will take new tax cut measures to spur corporate dynamism and competitiveness, as tailored measures were approved at the State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

Armed forces pledge to follow Xi's order to build strong military

Chinese military servicemen have unanimously voiced strong support for President Xi Jinping's instruction on a major military reshuffle.

China's top court launches campaign to root out corruption among law enforcers

China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Wednesday announced a campaign to expose corruption and other irregularities among law enforcers.

China to take more tax cut measures

Chinese government plans new tax cuts to reduce the burden on businesses, support innovation and stabilize growth.

China's workplace safety improves in Q1

China's workplace accidents and related deaths dropped in the first quarter of 2017 as the government stepped up work safety inspections, official data showed Wednesday.

China 'seriously concerned' about DPRK nuclear, missile development: FM

China is seriously concerned about the latest developments in the nuclear and missile programs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Wednesday.

BRICS sees financing for development as key to carrying out 2030 Agenda

inancing for development is the key to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the guideline to end poverty in the world by 2030, the BRICS told a high-level UN meeting here on Tuesday.

"Sense of benefit" highlighted as China strives to build cyber power

Internet was once virtually unheard of in China's rural areas, but after over two decades, even the most remote villages have access.

Beijing under siege by catkins

The Beijing municipal government is looking at ways to deal with the masses of willow and poplar catkins-pollenating flowers-blowing throughout the city.

Space missions likely to encounter growing threat of debris: European experts

Space missions are likely to encounter a growing threat of more debris, scientists warned on Tuesday at the 7th European Conference on Space Debris.

Real Madrid book Champions League semi-final spot against Bayern Munich

Real Madrid booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League after a controversial 4-2 win at home to Bayern Munich in the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final to allow them to qualify 6-3 on aggregate.

Millions benefit from family doctor services in SW China

The idea of seeing a family doctor is still a new thing for many Chinese.

China's investment along Belt and Road booms

Chinese companies' investment in countries along the Belt and Road rose again in Q1.

China builds panda-themed library

Construction of a panda-themed library started Tuesday in southwest China's Sichuan Province, home of the endangered bears.

More than 60 pct of Chinese read via WeChat

A total of 62.4 percent of Chinese adults read via the popular messaging app WeChat in 2016, up 10.5 percentage points year on year, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

Six candidates register to run for KMT chair

Six candidates have registered to run for party chair of Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party in an election scheduled for May 20, local media said Tuesday.

China-made C919 passenger jet to take off soon

The C919, the first large passenger aircraft designed and built by China passed the last expert assessment on Tuesday, its manufacturer announced.

IMF upgrades China's growth forecast in 2017 and 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday upgraded its forecast for China's economic growth in 2017 and 2018, reflecting the stronger-than-expected momentum of the Chinese economy in 2016.

China Focus: Belt and Road forum agenda set

China hopes that the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation scheduled for mid-May will yield major outcomes, said Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday.

Economic Watch: Key forum to rally support for Belt and Road Initiative

China is counting on an upcoming forum to build support for its Belt and Road Initiative, a Chinese solution to global economic blues.

Kazakh president to attend Belt and Road Forum, calling for expanded cooperation with China

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said here on Tuesday that he looks forward to attending the Belt and Road Forum to be held in Beijing on May 14-15 and having in-depth discussions with China on the integration of development strategies.

Interview: Expert says bilateral trade deficit should not matter in U.S.-China ties

The bilateral trade deficit "should not matter" in the development China-U.S. relations, said an expert on U.S.-China Relations.

IMF raises 2017 global growth forecast to 3.5 pct

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday raised its forecast for global economic growth in 2017, saying buoyant financial markets and a long-awaited cyclical recovery in manufacturing and trade supported the improved outlook.

China hopes for a united, stable and prosperous EU: Premier Li

China firmly supports European integration and hopes for a united, stable and prosperous European Union, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.

Chinese premier expects stronger trade with Canada

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that China is willing to work together with Canada to expand bilateral trade and investment.

China reshuffles 84 corps-level military units

China announced Tuesday a military reshuffle with 84 corps-level units newly adjusted or established, a move hailed by President Xi Jinping as another major step in strengthening the country's armed forces.

China's premier stresses shift of growth engines

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday stressed the importance of accelerating the shift from traditional economic growth engines to new ones.

Wang Yi meets Vietnamese deputy PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday met with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Xi demands enhanced supervision over reform efforts

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged all departments and localities to attach greater importance to implementing reform measures, calling for enhanced supervision to effectively detect and solve problems.

China vows to deepen economic system reform to boost growth

The State Council, China's cabinet, has approved a document which highlighted the key tasks in deepening economic system reform in 2017.

White House reiterates China is not manipulating its currency

The White House on Monday reiterated that China has not manipulated its currency since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January.

Xi to attend opening ceremony of Belt and Road forum in May

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held from May 14 to 15 in Beijing and Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and host the round table summit of the leaders, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday morning.

China home prices continue to stabilize

China's property market in major cities continued to stabilize after the authorities took a string of measures to contain price hikes, according to an official survey released Tuesday.

Alcohol dependence severity found relate to impulse-control deficiency: study

A study sheds new light on what happens in the brain when a person with alcohol use disorder, or AUD, is presented with an opportunity for "delay discounting," namely forgoing a larger reward later in favor of a significantly smaller one sooner.

Tanzania mulls displaying newly discovered human footprints in museums

Tanzania is set to start displaying the early human footprints, which were recently discovered at Laetoli area in Ngorongoro Conservation Area for public consumption, an archaeologist said on Monday.

New flight linking Portugal and China expected as number of Chinese tourists surge

Portugal will soon be opening a new flight connecting Chinese cities, including the capital city of Beijing, to Lisbon, as the country is witnessing a surge of Chinese tourists, local newspaper Diario de Noticias reported on Monday.

Archaeological evidence shows living dead fear real in mediaeval England

It was a time when people in mediaeval England thought dead people would rise from their graves, spreading disease and attack the living, but it has been proved real with the discovery of new archaeological evidence.

New wearable sensor can analyze your sweat for disease

U.S. researchers said Monday they have developed a wristband-type wearable sweat sensor that could help diagnose cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other diseases.

Roundup: 37 years on, China remains Zimbabwe's all-weather friend

As Zimbabwe celebrates Independence Day on April 18, China remains the country's all-weather friend and continues to give a helping hand during difficult times.

China, Vietnam to hold joint fishery inspection

Two Chinese maritime police vessels on Monday left here for a China-Vietnam joint fishery inspection.

China launches reform of Chinese "green cards"

China has begun a series of changes to the rules regarding permanent residence for foreigners, according to a plan issued by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS).

China's anti-graft inspection bring changes

The confession of fallen senior leader Su Rong is part of a textbook for Party members in the province he once served as Party chief.

Trump's 2016 tax returns won't go publice because of audit: White House

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday that President Trump's 2016 tax returns are under audit and will not be released.

E-sports included in 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou

E-sports has been included as an official project in the 19th Asian Games to take place in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou in 2022.

China welcomes U.S. role on Korean Peninsula issue: FM spokesman

The United States is welcome to play a positive role in peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Monday.

Over 300 million Chinese read on digital devices

New figures have shown that over 300 million Chinese people read on digital devices in 2016, 12.3 percent more than the year before, reports China Youth Daily.

China, Albania agree to expand cooperation under Belt and Road, 16+1 framework

China and Albania agreed on Monday to enhance cooperation in areas of infrastructure, production capacity, tourism and agriculture under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative and the 16+1 mechanism featuring China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries cooperation.

China, Vietnam hold 10th meeting of steering committee on cooperation

The 10th meeting of the China-Vietnam steering committee on cooperation was held Monday, co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

China boosts residential land supply in Q1

China's housing authority increased residential land supply in the first quarter to meet rising demand, official data showed on Monday.

Chinese top political advisor meets Vietnamese deputy prime minister

Top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Monday, pledging to enhance bilateral relations.

World youth meet on heritage protection along 'Belt and Road'

An international youth forum promoting creativity and heritage protection along the Belt and Road opened Monday in a 1,000-year-old academy in central China's Hunan Province.

Senior Chinese, U.S. officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exchanged views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula via phone on Sunday.

Strict delegate election procedures for upcoming CPC congress

After three months' nomination, examination and election, Wang Fucun is on the final delegate candidate list for the upcoming national congress of the Communist Party of China.

3.34 mln new jobs created in first quarter

China created 3.34 million new jobs in the first quarter of the year, an official said Monday.

China's Q1 growth quickens

China's economy posted a forecast-beating growth rate in the first quarter of 2017, with GDP up 6.9 percent from a year ago, official data showed Monday.

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 to be launched

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is scheduled to be launched into space between April 20 and 24, according to the office of China's manned space program.

China industrial output expands 6.8 pct in Q1

China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, expanded 6.8 percent year on year in the first quarter this year, compared with the 6.3-percent increase for Jan.-Feb., official data showed Monday.

China's Q1 GDP grows 6.9 pct

China's economy posted a forecast-beating growth rate in the first quarter of 2017, with the gross domestic product (GDP) up 6.9 percent from a year ago, official data showed Monday.

China's fixed-asset investment picks up speed in Q1

China's fixed-asset investment grew 9.2 percent year on year in the first three months of 2017, quickening from the 8.9 percent registered in the first two months, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday.

China's retail sales up 10 pct in Q1

China's retail sales grew 10 percent year on year in the first quarter of the year, official data showed Monday.

China to feature at Cuba's int'l book fair in 2018

China will be the guest country at the 27th International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba, in 2018, the president of the Cuban Book Institute, Juan Rodriguez, announced on Sunday.

China, Lithuania agree to build stronger ties

China and Lithuania have agreed to facilitate closer cooperation and stronger ties as China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang concluded his visit to the Baltic country on Sunday.

Chinese Fan defends Asian title of men's singles table tennis

Defending champion Fan Zhendong terminated Jeong Sang Eun's giant killing run here on Sunday, beating the Chinese-born Korean 3-0 for the men's singles glory of the Asian table tennis championships.

Trump right about "China not currency manipulator": expert

Geoffrey Garrett, an American political economist, said U.S. President Donald Trump was right not to label China as "currency manipulator," a term reflecting one of several misconceptions from the West about the Chinese economy.

China's anti-corruption drama magnifies Chinese political culture for foreigners

A television series depicting China's ongoing harsh campaign to crack down on corruption is fast gaining its word-of-mouth popularity among not only Chinese households but also some foreigners residing in the country.

"The Fate of the Furious" smashes global box office records

Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" smashed global box office records with an estimated 532.5 million U.S. dollars, setting a new high-water mark for an opening weekend.

Xi urges strengthened party education campaign

President Xi Jinping has called for further implementation of a year-long education campaign within the Communist Party of China (CPC) to strengthen Party discipline.

China pledges further cooperation with Slovenia under Belt and Road Initiative

China is willing to speed up the discussion over the signing of a MOU of the Belt and Road Initiative with Slovenia in order to promote bilateral economic cooperation, visiting Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said here on Friday.

China appreciates Estonia's participation in Belt and Road initiative, pledging to enhance economic ties

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has expressed appreciation for Estonia's support and participation in the Belt and Road Initiative, calling on both sides to fully tap the potentials to step up economic and trade cooperation.

U.S. Treasury says China does not manipulate its currency

U.S. Treasury Department on Friday declared that no major trading partner of the U.S., including China, met the standard of manipulating its currency, while six economies were listed on its Monitoring List as their foreign exchange polices bear close monitoring.

GM China sales grow 16 percent in March

General Motors (GM) and its joint ventures sold record 345,448 vehicles in China in March this year, up 16 percent year on year.

Chinese regulator approves 10 IPO applications

China's stock market regulator has approved the initial public offering (IPO) applications of 10 companies.

Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang: Keep fighting is never easy

Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang insisted that he would try his best to compete at 2020 Olympic Games, but the 25-year-old freestyle specialist did hesitate about quitting the pool after last year's Rio Olympics.

China SOE watchdog sets up Xiongan working group

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council, China's top state-owned enterprises (SOEs) regulator, has announced to establish a special working group to support the construction of Xiongan New Area.

China raises pensions amid pressure from slowing economy, aging population

China will raise the basic pension in 2017, the 13th straight year it had done so, but at a slower pace amid pressure from the economic slowdown and the aging population.

Urdu version of Chinese president's book on governance launched in Pakistan

The Urdu language edition of the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was launched here on Friday and the launching ceremony was attended by around 300 Pakistani and Chinese officials, academicians and researchers.

High hopes for Belt and Road Forum

Quarantine officers rushed onto the scene and emergency response measures were initiated after a delegate, played by an actor, showed signs of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) upon arrival at Beijing airport.

Xi calls for mutual support between China, Sao Tome and Principe

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with Sao Tome and Principe Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada in Beijing, calling for mutual understanding and support on issues concerning each other's core interests and major concerns.

Reforms unleash vitality of China's SOEs

China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the backbone of the country's economy, have shown fresh vitality as reforms to these companies gradually bear results.

China, Latvia pledge to increase parliamentary exchanges, cooperation

China and Latvia have pledged to enhance parliamentary exchanges and step up their all-round cooperation.

No winners if war breaks out on Korean Peninsula: China

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday warned that no one would win if there was war on the Korean Peninsula, advising against anything that would escalate the situation.

CPC journal to publish article on overall national security outlook

Qiushi Journal, the flagship magazine of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will on Saturday publish an article on China's security outlook.

China welcomes improved Russia-U.S. ties

China welcomes the continuous improvement of the Russia-U.S. relations, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

China urges U.S., ROK to stop THAAD deployment immediately

China strongly urges the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to stop deploying the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Xi praises late model official Liao Junbo

Chinese President Xi Jinping has praised late local official Liao Junbo for his excellent service, calling on Party members and officials to learn from him.

China remains as world's largest goods exporter: WTO

China maintained its position as the World's largest goods exporter in 2016, a Ministry of Commerce statement said Thursday, citing data from the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Interview: Kazakhstan fully backs efforts to bring Chinese landmark initiative into reality: envoy

Kazakhstan is proud that it is the country where Chinese President Xi Jinping first put forward the Belt and Road Initiative, and fully supports the efforts to bring this important Chinese vision into reality, a senior Kazakh diplomat told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.

Manuscripts of British literary masterpieces visit China

Several manuscripts by British writers are to be displayed in China for the first time, according to a press release from National Library of China (NLA) Thursday.

China maintains tough crackdown on terrorism: police chief

China will keep its tough stance on terrorism and will maximize anti-terror efforts to "root out violent, terrorist activities," Chinese police chief Guo Shengkun has said.

Trump's decision not to label Beijing a currency manipulator beneficial to bilateral ties

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision not to label China a currency manipulator is a wise choice that will be highly beneficial to China-U.S. relations.

China, Egypt seeks to promote Belt and Road Initiative

Egypt is an important partner of China in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative, a visiting senior Chinese official said here on Thursday.

China retrieves sunken treasure linked to leader of ancient uprising

Chinese archeologists announced Thursday they have excavated more than 30,000 relics from a riverbed. They are believed to be treasures owned by the leader of an ancient uprising.

Serbian leaders meet visiting CPC delegation

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic have met respectively with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

China says, no geopolitical considertion in its role in Middle East

China said on Thursday that it has no geopolitical concerns in its role in the Middle East and reaffirmed that its stance would always be fair and just.

China applies electric propulsion technology to newly launched satellite

An ion thruster independently developed by Chinese researchers has been applied to China's newly launched high-throughput communications satellite, the country's first.

Political advisors discuss training more patriotic religious elites

Chinese political advisors met on Thursday to brainstorm on how to nurture more outstanding people who are both religious and patriotic.

Foreigners in Shanghai FTZ have easier access to China "green cards"

The latest benefit of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) is to its non-Chinese residents, who can apply for permanent residence in China simply with a letter of recommendation from the FTZ authorities.

China, Russia committed to deepened partnership: FM spokesman

The heads of state of China and Russia will continue close exchanges this year to develop bilateral relations, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang on Thursday.

China, Russia agree to further expand investment, energy cooperation

China and Russia have agreed to further expand investment and energy cooperation to promote bilateral ties.

China unveils 10-year plan for youth development

Chinese central authorities released a detailed 10-year youth development plan Thursday, vowing better education, employment and healthcare for the nation's youth.

Investment boost to solidify growth

China plans to solidify the foundation for growth by accelerating investment that addresses gaps in the economy. The announcement came as positive economic signs emerged for the first quarter.

Chinese consortium buys Italy's AC Milan soccer club

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi sold the much-vaunted Italian soccer club to Chinese run Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux on Thursday, in a deal that values the club at 740 million euros ($787 million).

Chinese company to build rail cars for LA Metro in U.S.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) on Wednesday signed a 647 million-U.S.-dollar contract to purchase 282 rail cars from a Chinese company.

Procedures unveiled for birth of Xiongan New Area

Plans for Xiongan New Area, an economic zone about 100 kilometers south of Beijing, are becoming more clear.

Russian President Putin confirms to attend Beijing's Belt and Road Forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin said here on Thursday that he is glad to attend the Belt and Road Forum for international cooperation to be held in Beijing on May 14-15.

China says dialogue only solution to Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

China on Thursday reaffirmed that dialogue and consultation are the only effective way to solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Xiongan part of China's changing industrial landscape

There are two types of factories at Life Lamps company: the hot, noisy and cumbersome, and the clean, quiet and automated.

China has never sought trade surplus with U.S.: official

China has never sought a trade surplus with the United States, a Chinese commerce official said on Thursday, as the world's two largest economies work to ease tension and develop rapport.

China, EU to hold high-level strategic dialogue in Beijing

China and the European Union (EU) will hold their seventh round of high-level strategic dialogue on April 19, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday.

Countdown to Belt and Road forum, China aims high for shared prosperity

Wang Jianyi, chairman of Chinese optical cable provider FUTONG Group, lauded the company's decision to expand into Thailand as a win-win move.

China, Japan, ROK hold 12th round of free trade talks

Top negotiators from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) met here Thursday on pushing forward trade in goods and services as well as investment at the 12th round of talks on a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA).

China's economy off to good start in Q1

China's economy was off to a good start in the first quarter of this year with recovering economic vitality and market expectations, the top economic planner said Thursday.

China FDI growth slows in March

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland rose 6.7 percent year on year in March, slowing from February, official data showed Thursday.

China's Q1 exports up 14.8%, imports up 31.1%

China's imports grew faster than exports in the first quarter, resulting in a 35.7-percent shrinking of trade surplus, customs data showed Thursday.

Yao Ming's basketball reforms win top-level support

Chinese hoops star Yao Ming's ambitions to overhaul China's system of basketball management has earned top-level support from Vice-Premier Liu Yandong.

CPC elects more grassroots delegates to upcoming national congress

Once laid-off, Song Ying's life experience, full of ups and downs, has earned her a chance to attend China's major national meeting this year.

China approves projects worth 35 bln USD in Q1: economic planner

China's top economic planner said Thursday that it had approved 56 fixed-asset investment projects with total investment reaching 240.9 billion yuan (about 35.04 billion U.S. dollars) in the first three months of this year.

Shanghai cements leading role in global trade and investment

Shanghai, home to regional headquarters of 580 multinational corporations, has seen more local companies expand overseas since its pilot free trade zone (FTZ) was launched in 2013.

Ants found to rescue their injured for first time: U.S. journal

For the first time, scientists have found a species of ants that will rescue its injured soldiers and bring them back home to recover.

Griezmann penalty gives Atletico narrow lead in Champions League quarters

A first half penalty from Antoine Griezmann was enough to give Atletico Madrid a narrow advantage in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at home to Leicester City.

Two giant pandas arrive in the Netherlands

Wu Wen and Xing Ya, two Chinese giant pandas arrived on Wednesday evening at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam for a 15-year stay in a Dutch zoo, making The Netherlands the seventh European country that hosts this endangered and adorable black and white bear.

IMF chief applauds world economy "spring", warns "sword of protectionism"

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday applauded the world economy is witnessing cheerful "spring," but warned "sword of protectionism" would overshadow trade outlook.

Real overpower Bayern 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 comeback win after Christiano Ronaldo scored twice to beat ten-man Bayern Munich in the first leg of UEFA Champions League's quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Trial regulation released on CPC working organs

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has released a trial regulation on CPC working organs, calling for stricter discipline and improvements to their work.

Trump says U.S. not to label China as currency manipulator

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration won't label China as currency manipulator, and complained that the U.S. dollar is too strong.U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the Unit

Chinese premier holds talks with Sao Tome and Principe counterpart on cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that China is willing to promote practical cooperation and people-to-people exchange with Sao Tome and Principe to open a new chapter of bilateral ties.

China to develop medical partnerships to offer better service

China will arrange closer partnerships between top-tier hospitals and grassroots medical services to provide health management and health care services for urban and rural residents alike in a more inclusive and coherent manner.

China warns India over Dalai's visit to disputed area

China on Wednesday warned India it would take further measures to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and national security following offensive remarks made by the Dalai Lama while he was visiting a disputed zone in the east part of the China-India border area.

China launches 1st high-throughput communications satellite

Shijian-13, China's first high-throughput communications satellite, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday.

China reiterates call for talks on Korean Peninsula issues

China on Wednesday again expressed the expectation that all parties should work together to return to negotiations about Korean Peninsula nuclear issues at an early date.

"Taiwan independence" greatest threat to cross-Strait peace: official

A Chinese mainland official on Wednesday called on people across the Taiwan Strait to fight "Taiwan independence" together, calling it the greatest threat to cross-Strait peace and stability.

Xiongan New Area: Land of opportunities

Expansive economic zone in the making, Xiongan New Area is like a magnet for those seeking fortune.

China, Vietnam to hold meeting on cooperation

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will visit China from April 16 to 18, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Belt and Road "huge opportunity" for China, world: experts

Experts said the China-backed Belt and Road Initiative will create fresh business opportunities for the world, as well as tangible benefits.

China's consumer inflation steady in March

China's consumer inflation grew mildly in March, as stable prices reinforced the view that the world's second largest economy is firming up.

Education ministry signs MoU on Belt and Road Initiative

The Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six local governments Tuesday to promote international education cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative.

Playing up Taiwan suspect will harm cross-Strait relations: official

Any attempt to play up the case of a Taiwan resident under investigation will further harm the "already severe" relations between the mainland and Taiwan, an official said Wednesday.

China's Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to global development agenda: UN official

China's Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to the implementation of a United Nations (UN) facilitated sustainable development agenda, which aims to end poverty and promote prosperity, said UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo on Tuesday.

Xi, Trump talk over phone on Peninsula, Syria issues

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday talked with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump over phone on issues of Korean Peninsula and Syria, saying Peninsula denuclearization shall be achieved through peaceful means and any use of chemical weapons is 'unacceptable' on Syria issue.

Local authorities vow to protect unique fossil site in Guizhou

Local authorities in Weng’an, Guizhou province have promised to protect a precious fossil site after it was partially destroyed by the local mining industry.

Nation's first Antarctic airfield may see building begin by 2018

Progress continues on China's first airfield in Antarctica, with site selection and a survey completed and plans set for construction to begin as early as year's end, according to a senior scientist.

Foxconn planning $27 billion bid for Toshiba's chip business: report

Foxconn Technology Group is reportedly planning to bid up to US$27 billion to acquire Toshiba's chip business, according to Bloomberg.

China's consumer inflation up 0.9 pct in March

China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, grew 0.9 percent year on year in March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Wednesday.

China producer prices rise 7.6 pct in March

China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, rose 7.6 percent year on year in March, official data showed Wednesday.

China plans planting areas to upgrade agricultural pattern

China is planning to define the country's agricultural production areas in two functions in three years, to assure the effective supply of agricultural products, Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu said Tuesday.

Regulator warns of risks facing China's insurance industry

A senior official said Tuesday that the insurance industry is exposed to compounded risks.

Giant Pandas heads for Holland on 15-year research mission

With "visas" granted by Consul General Koen Sizoo of the Netherlands in Chongqing, Xingya and Wuwen, a pair of giant pandas, were given the all clear to fly to Amsterdam from their home province of Sichuan, southwest China, Wednesday afternoon.

IMF's Lagarde calls for more investment in R&D

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde Tuesday called for more investment from industrial countries in research and development for a better economic growth.

Guangzhou's Paulinho on Bayern Munich radar: report

Bayern Munich are preparing an offer to sign Brazil international midfielder Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande, according to media reports.

New air link brings Mexico, China closer together

China Southern Airlines on Tuesday inaugurated a flight that connects Guangzhou with Mexico City.

AI shaping China's "Tomorrowland"

A video featuring hundreds of orange robots sorting packages, scuttling across a factory platform like an army of ants, went viral in China over the past week.

Explosions hit Dortmund team's bus, one player injured

Explosions hit the team bus of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund ahead of its first game of UEFA Champions League quarter-final against AS Monaco Tuesday, injuring one player, local police said.

President Xi meets incoming HKSAR chief executive

President Xi Jinping met Tuesday with Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the newly appointed chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in central Beijing.

Spotlight: Cambodian version of Chinese president's book on governance launched in Phnom Penh

The Cambodian version of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on the governance of China was released on Tuesday in the capital of Cambodia.

China sets ambitious goal in cloud computing

China is aiming to increase the scale of its cloud computing industry by more than 2.5 times by 2019, from 2015 levels, according to a new government plan.

Chinese premier calls for improved ties with Japan

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Monday, during a meeting with a business delegation from Japan, that China stands ready to bring ties with Japan back to the right track of development.

Chinese economy shows signs of firming, pressure remains

China's economy, a vital engine of global growth, has showed more signs of firming, reinforced by a string of upbeat data, but domestic and external uncertainties may weigh on future growth.

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor vows to uphold "one country, two systems" principle, work for HK progress

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, incoming chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), has pledged to continue upholding the "one country, two systems" principle and work for the SAR's development.

Tibetan medicine sees rising output in 2016

Output of traditional Tibetan medicine rose to 2,300 tonnes, valued at 1.5 billion yuan (217 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, due to growing demand for the ancient medicine.

54 pct Chinese youth consider returning to hometown

A newspaper survey has revealed that over half of young people who have moved to China's first-tier cities would like to return to their hometowns.

Palace Museum showcases conventional Anhui craftsmanship

An exhibition featuring conventional Anhui craftsmanship opened to the public at Beijing's Palace Museum Tuesday.

Xi-Trump meeting helps achieve much friendlier tone in China-U.S. ties

The just-concluded meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was very positive as it helped achieve a much friendlier tone in China-U.S. ties, experts said.

Cambodian version of Chinese President Xi's book on governance launched in Cambodia

The Cambodian version of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on the governance of China was released on Tuesday in the capital of Cambodia.

Argentina sack national team coach Bauza

Edgardo Bauza has been sacked as coach of Argentina's national team after a poor run of results, the president of the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) said on Monday.

China, ASEAN keen to deepen cooperation after 25 years of being dialogue partners

Marking the excellence of 25 years of being dialogue partners, China and ASEAN countries will further enhance the strategic partnership by enhancing mutual respect, understanding, trust, support and pragmatic cooperation.

China calls for restraint regarding Korean Peninsula situation

China on Monday called for relevant parties to exercise restraint and not do anything that escalates tensions in the region, a spokesperson said when talking about situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Moody's upgrades Brazil oil giant Petrobras' ratings

Credit-rating agency Moody's Investors Service "upgraded all ratings" for Brazil state oil giant Petrobras, the agency said on Monday.

Chinese children's book on Mao published in Dutch language

"Laten Wij Over Mao Zedong Lezen" ("Let's Read About Mao Zedong"), the Dutch-language version of a Chinese children's book was launched Monday in The Hague.

China, UAE keen to further boost ties

China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pledged on Monday to strengthen bilateral cooperation and enhance strategic partnership.

China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline put into operation

A 140,000-ton crude oil tanker "Suezmax" began offloading crude oil at Made Island oil port in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Monday after the signing of a China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline transmission agreement in Beijing earlier in the day.

Chinese Cai Zhenhua re-elected as Asian table tennis union president

Chinese Table Tennis Association chairman Cai Zhenhua was unanimously re-elected as president of the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) in an ATTU General Meeting here on Monday.

Russian, Spanish, Israeli, French most prolific online shoppers: Alibaba

AliExpress, an online marketplace and subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Monday announced it has had more than 100 million overseas buyers.

Shenyang area of China (Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone unveiled

Shenyang area of China (Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone was unveiled here on Monday.

First China-bound direct freight train leaves London

The first China-bound freight train carrying British products left London on Monday for east China, adding another terminal to the rail freight between China and Europe.

Senior CPC leader calls for better publicity work for national congress

A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) leader on Monday called for better publicity work ahead of the 19th CPC National Congress, slated for the second half of the year.

Premier Li meets Myanmar president in Beijing

Premier Li Keqiang met visiting Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw on April 10 in Beijing.

Beijing offers rewards for spy tip-offs

Up to 500,000 yuan (about 72,365USD) is being offered by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of State Security for information about suspected foreign espionage, the Beijing Morning Post reported.

China hopes for progress in investment treaty negotiations with U.S.

China is willing to work with the United States to progress negotiations on the bilateral investment treaty, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.

China, Myanmar stress win-win cooperation to advance relations

China and Myanmar on Monday agreed to uphold the principle of mutual respect and win-win cooperation to promote the sustained, healthy and steady development of bilateral relations.

PBOC official stresses financial support for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

A senior official with the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, has called for more financial support for the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-Jin-Ji) region, according to a statement made public Monday.

President Xi meets Norwegian PM to enhance mutual trust

President Xi Jinping met visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Beijing Monday, voicing hope that the two countries could cement political mutual trust.

Cambodian edition of Xi's book on governance marks milestone in Sino-Cambodian ties: official

The Cambodian edition of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on the governance of China marked another milestone in China-Cambodia relations, a senior Chinese official said on Monday.

China calls for upholding hard-won process of Syrian issue's political settlement

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday underscored the urgency of preventing the situation in Syria from deteriorating.

Xi extends condolences to Egyptian president over terrorist attacks

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, on Monday over the terrorist attacks that targeted two churches.

Chinese premier sends condolences to Egypt over terrorist attacks

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolences to his Egyptian counterpart, Sherif Ismail, on Monday over the terrorist attacks that targeted two churches.

China upgrades anti-corruption fight

China's top insurance regulator was put under investigation Sunday as the country steps up efforts to curb corruption in the financial sector.

China strongly condemns church terrorist attacks in Egypt

China strongly condemned terrorist attacks that targeted two churches in Egypt on Sunday, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

Chinese tracking ship Yuanwang-7 begins space monitoring mission

Chinese space tracking ship Yuanwang-7 started its maritime space monitoring and communication mission for Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft, on Monday morning.

World No.1 Go player Ke Jie takes on upgraded AlphaGo in May

Chinese Go player Ke Jie, arguably the current best in this sport, has set up a highly anticipated and ultimate showdown with the upgraded computer program AlphaGo in southern China's Wuzhen in May.

Coming change dazzles new area

Xu Linghua, who runs an electrical cable manufacturing company, has never been so busy. He said he has gotten "countless calls" since April 1, and at times has even had to turn off his phone so he can get his work done.

Water diverted to wetland in Xiongan New Area

Two reservoirs in Baoding city, northern China's Hebei Province, have started to supply water to Baiyangdian, a freshwater wetland in the planned Xiongan New Area.

U.S. stocks fluctuate amid Fed minutes, economic data

U.S. stocks witnessed choppy trade for the week, as Wall Street digest the minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting amid a batch of economic reports.

Study maps out strategy for developing wind, solar power in Africa

A team from University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has used resource mapping tools and assessed the potential for large solar and wind farms in 21 countries in southern and eastern Africa, concluding that renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa.

Brain's navigation found more complex than thought

A new study suggests that the system of grid cells, known as the brain's global positioning system (GPS), is more complicated than anyone had guessed.

Math model to help design new materials for storing electricity

Researchers have devised a mathematical model for designing new materials for storing electricity, an approach different from chemists and materials scientists who traditionally rely on trial and error to create materials for batteries and capacitors.

China's leading hotel group says profits more than doubled in 2016

China's leading hotel group BTG Hotels said Sunday that its net profits climbed 110.66 percent year on year to 210.94 million yuan (30.57 million U.S. dollars) in 2016.

First Confucius class inaugurated in Madagascar

The first Confucius class in Madagascar was inaugurated on Friday at Le Petit Nid, a private school in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo.

Thai edition of book 'Xi Jinping: The Governance of China' launched in Thailand

The Thai language edition of the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was released Friday at the parliament building of Thailand. The book contains 79 speeches, talks, interviews, notes and letters of the Chinese leader between November 2012 to June 2014.

China's GDP likely to grow 6.8 percent in Q1: Goldman Sachs

China's economy is likely to remain solid in the first quarter of this year, growing 6.8 percent from a year earlier, Goldman Sachs forecast.

China looks to wide application of artificial intelligence

China has great potential in applications of artificial intelligence (AI), a senior official said Sunday.

Chinese navy rescues Tuvaluan ship from pirates in Gulf of Aden

The convoy fleet sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy rescued a Tuvaluan ship hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday local time.

Strong working relationship between President Xi and Trump critical: Aust'n ex-politician

As the talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump were wrapped up on Saturday, a former Australian politician urged the United States to deepen its links with China.

Shanghai sets up medical aid fund for treating rare diseases

A fund for assisting the medical treatment of patients with rare disease was initiated in Shanghai Sunday.

South China braces for heavy rain

China's national observatory issued a blue alert on Sunday as several southern provinces will be hit by heavy rain Sunday through Monday.

China releases 500 rare sturgeon bred in captivity

The Chinese Sturgeon Research Institute has released around 500 captive-bred Chinese sturgeon into a section of the Yangtze River in central China's Hubei Province, with a goal of trying to increase the wild population of the rare species.

Chinese scientists discover compound to tackle obesity

Chinese scientists have extracted a medicinal compound from the natural herb, thunder god vine, which targets cell metabolism and could help tackle obesity.

Lewis Hamilton takes 5th F1 China Grand Prix title of his career

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton grabbed his 5th China Grand Prix trophy with a dominating performance here at the Shanghai Audi International Circuit on Sunday.

Head of China's top insurance regulator under probe

Xiang Junbo, chair of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), is under investigation for suspected severe violations of disciplines, China's top anti-graft authority, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, revealed in an online statement on Sunday.

Premier Li vows clean governance, crackdown on financial corruption

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has vowed more efforts in promoting clean governance, stressing reinforced supervision over the use of state assets and harsh crackdown on financial corruption.

FM Wang Yi briefs on Xi-Trump meeting, Finland state visit

As Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his state visit to Finland and meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago resort in the U.S. state of Florida from April 4 to 7, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed on the achievements of the visit and the meeting.

Xi, Trump pledge to expand win-win cooperation, manage differences

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and manage differences on the basis of mutual respect.

Xinjiang sweeps Guangdong 4-0 to become sixth champion of CBA history

Xinjiang beat Guangdong 117-109 to sweep their opponent 4-0 in the best-of-seven finals to became the sixth champion of CBA here in Guangdong on Friday. Darius Adams was awarded the finals MVP.

Auctioned Ming bowl heading for Shanghai exhibit

A 15th-century blue-and-white bowl that fetched HK$229 million ($29.5 million) at Sotheby's auction on Wednesday will appear at an upcoming exhibition in Shanghai.

All passengers on stranded ship off Taiwan rescued

All 346 passengers on a ship that became stranded in waters off Taiwan's Budai township Friday afternoon have been rescued, according to local media.

Xi, Trump engage in deep-going, friendly, long-time talks at Mar-a-Lago resort

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday engaged with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, here in a deep-going, friendly and long-time exchange, as the ever first meeting between them catches global spotlight.

FM: China condemns chemical attacks in Syria, supports UN investigation

China condemned the chemical attacks carried out in Syria recently and supports the United Nations in launching an independent investigation, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Australia charges to 2-0 lead over U.S. in Davis Cup quarters

Australia has charged to 2 games to nil lead over the United States in the Davis Cup quarterfinals in Brisbane on Friday.

Xi, wife attend welcome banquet hosted by Trump, first lady

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan attend a welcome banquet hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the United States, April 6, 2017.

China-U.S. relations should bring more benefits to people: Xi

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday called on China and the United States to bring the two peoples more benefits as the world's two biggest economies develop ties.

Xiongan New Area to highlight eco-protection, coordinated development

Ecological protection, clustered urban layout and coordinated development shall be priorities throughout the establishment of Xiongan New Area, a new economic zone near Beijing, an expert told Xinhua on Friday.

Xu Qin appointed acting governor of Hebei

Xu Qin was appointed vice governor and acting governor of north China's Hebei province on Friday.

Xi says ready to boost China-U.S. ties from new starting point with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Thursday that he is ready to work with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to push forward China-U.S. relations from a new starting point.

Trump accepts Xi's invitation to visit China

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday extended an invitation to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to pay a state visit to China in 2017.

Wild panda filmed for the first time breastfeeding cub

A giant panda has been filmed for the first time breastfeeding her cub in the wild, according to CCTV.

Ancient Tea Horse Route antiques on display in NE China

The exhibition – split into four sections, titled Early Civilization, Ancient Route of Han and Tang Dynasties, Tea Horse Trading and Prosperity – will feature 342 antique pieces, borrowed from 12 museums of eight western provinces.

World No.1 Go player to challenge 'Alpha Go' in China

The world's top Go player, Ke Jie, along with other top Go players from China will face-off against Google's Go-playing computer program 'Alpha Go' at the end of May in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province.

Finnish people, media, officials speak highly of Chinese president's visit

From the new partnership to practical cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between Finland and China, Finnish people, media and officials have spoken highly of and responded positively to Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit.

Aussie fishermen ward off "massive" shark with household broom

A group of Australian fishermen have escaped an encounter with a "massive" shark by warding it off with a household broom.

Six teams confirmed to attend Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao

Six teams have confirmed to take part in the Act 2 of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, which will be held in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao from April 28 to May 1, said an official of local sports bureau on Friday.

Chinese firm invests in Argentine gold mine

China's Shandong Gold Mining will pay 960 million U.S. dollars to Barrick Gold Corp. for a 50 percent stake in its Veladero gold mine in Argentina.

Australian zoo uses matchsticks, glue to replace feather of injured cockatoo

A team of veterinarians at a zoo in the Australian city of Perth have used matchsticks and glue to repair the wings of an endangered Carnaby's cockatoo.

Xi extends congratulations to Ecuadorian president-elect

Chinese President Xi Jinping extended congratulations to former Ecuadorian Vice President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday on his election as the country's head of state.

U.S. companies cash in on China's economic transformation

In addition to 600 million yuan (87 million U.S. dollars) in box office sales in China so far, the Hollywood blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" has given rise to countless hot-selling products.

China ready to improve security cooperation among SCO members: official

China will make efforts to improve security cooperation among members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), said Chinese State Councilor Guo Shengkun here Thursday.

China, Kyrgyzstan to boost trade, economic cooperation

Representatives of Chinese companies doing business in Kyrgyzstan met here on Thursday with the country's First Deputy Prime Minister and co-chairman of the Kyrgyz-Chinese intergovernmental commission Muhammetkaly Abulgaziev.

China, Pakistan pledge to push forward all-weather strategic cooperative partnership

China and Pakistan have pledged here to push forward the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

China, Australia to prepare for FTA upgrade talks: ministry

China and Australia will prepare to begin talks on upgrading a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the two nations, a commerce ministry official said Thursday.

Xi sends congratulatory message to new Timor-Leste president

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory message to Francisco Guterres, also known as Lu-Olo, on being elected president of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

Mexico, Canada, U.S. planning joint bid for 2026 World Cup

A senior official from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) confirmed Thursday that Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are planning a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup.

Xi arrives in Florida for first meeting with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in this southeastern U.S. coastal town on Thursday for the first meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, in a bid to chart the course of bilateral ties in a new era.

Myanmar President arrives in China for visit

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw arrived in Chengdu, capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, on Thursday to start his six-day trip in China.

Locals have high hopes for Xiongan New Area

First she was in disbelief. Then she was amazed. Then she realized everyone around her was talking about the same thing.

Vice premier urges control on property development in Xiongan New Area

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Thursday called for strict controls on property development in Xiongan New Area, urging high-standard planning for the newly announced area.

China lodges representations to India over Dalai Lama's visit

China confirmed Thursday that it has lodged solemn representations to India over a visit by the Dalai Lama to a disputed region.

Time-honored Sino-Finland ties gather fresh momentum

Cao Feng had to be careful when choosing presents for his friends while on vacation in Finland at the start of the year.

China urges restraint from parties related to Korean Peninsula issue

China on Thursday called on relevant parties of the Korean Peninsula issue to exercise restraint and to refrain from actions that may be taken as provocations.

Ronaldinho: Tite's Brazil have 'long road ahead'

Football great Ronaldinho has warned against placing unreasonable expectations on Brazil's current national team as they emerge as one of the favorites to win next year's World Cup in Russia.

U.S. wants to have high-level engagement with China: official

The United States wants to have high-level engagement with China, a senior U.S. State Department official said Wednesday.

Caixin service PMI falls to six-month low in March

China's service sector continued to slow in March, as a private survey showed Thursday that an index for the sector fell to a six-month low.

Australia set to take on U.S. in Davis Cup quarterfinal

The quarterfinal matchups for the Davis Cup have been announced on Thursday, with Australia's Jordan Thompson, ranked number 79 in the world, facing off against Jack Sock of the United States in the first match in Brisbane, on Friday.

China needs to accelerate structural reforms to support growth: ADB

China needs to accelerate structural reforms to boost productivity and sustain growth momentum, says an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released here Thursday.

China's top legislator to visit Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia

China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang will visit Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia from April 12 to 21.

Overseas experts expect China's new economic zone to deepen all-round opening up

International media reports and observers say the establishment of China's new economic zone not only provides a new blueprint for the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region, but also indicates China's determination to deepen its opening up in an all-round way.

Significance of Xi's Finland visit for bilateral ties and beyond

China and Finland confirmed on Wednesday the establishment of a future-oriented new-type cooperative partnership in a joint declaration during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the country.

Xi urges Chinese, Finnish legislatures to maintain exchanges

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called on Chinese and Finnish legislatures to maintain exchanges at various levels, so as to deepen the understanding between the two countries' lawmakers.

Armenia, China mark 25 years of diplomatic relations

YEREVAN, Armenia, April 5 (Xinhua) -- A ceremony was held in Yerevan On Wednesday, hailing 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the People's Republic of China. "The past 25 years have been a period of continuously strengthened political mutual trust between China and Armenia," said Chinese Ambassador Tian Erlong in his opening remarks. "Twenty-five years later, we are now opening a new page in the relations of our countries," said Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. Diplomatic relations between Armenia and China were established on April 6 of 1992, after the South Caucasus republic gained independence in September of 1991 amid the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Senior Chinese lawmaker calls for full implementation of sustainable development agenda

A senior Chinese lawmaker has called for full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the 136th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held here from March 31 to April 5.

Ford, GM lead self-driving development

After evaluation of vision, technology, product capability and reliability, marketing and distribution, and strategy, Ford came to the first place in terms of automated driving development, and General Motors (GM) came out second.

China supports comprehensive, fair probe into use of chemicals as weapons in Syria: envoy

China supports the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and related UN entities in carrying out comprehensive, objective and fair investigations into uses of chemicals as weapons in Syria, said a Chinese envoy here on Wednesday.

Scientists find gene that makes you sleep soundly

Scientists said Wednesday they have identified a gene that keeps us humans sleeping soundly.

Study identifies nerve cells relating breathing to states of mind

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their colleagues have identified a handful of nerve cells in the brainstem that connect breathing to states of mind.

Messi back with a bang as Barca ease past Sevilla

Leo Messi returned to action to lead FC Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Sevilla on Wednesday night.

Xiongan New Area vital to coordinated development around Beijing: Hebei party chief

Establishing the Xiongan New Area and developing the area to absorb non-capital functions from Beijing are vital measures to advance the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, said Zhao Kezhi, party chief of Hebei Province Wednesday.

Chinese, Finnish presidents meet winter sports athletes

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto met skaters' representatives from the two countries here Wednesday evening, with both sides pledging to enhance cooperation in winter sports.

China, Pakistan vow to enhance all-weather partnership

China and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to further promote their all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

Finnish people excited, hopeful about Chinese president's visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has embarked on a state visit to Finland today, and the Finnish people are excited and hopeful about the visit of the top Chinese leader.

Chinese president meets Finnish PM on bilateral cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila here on Wednesday, pledging to boost pragmatic cooperation in key areas between the two countries.

Premier Li: Unleash productivity through thorough reforms

China is prioritizing reforms to bring better economic vitality and higher living standards for its people.

"Small delicacy" and "big business": U.S. lobster exports to China surge

Xia Guangfeng, a businessman from Shanghai, still remembers the moment he made his first sale of American lobsters using an e-business platform.

China, Finland confirm establishment of future-oriented new-type cooperative partnership

China and Finland confirmed the establishment of a future-oriented new-type cooperative partnership in a joint declaration issued on Wednesday during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the Nordic country.

Service sector to account for 72 pct of China's GDP by 2030

China should promote the development of the service sector, which will account for 72 percent of the GDP by 2030, according to a government think tank report issued Wednesday.

China pledges continued reform to improve livelihood, employment

China's State Council on Wednesday mapped out key tasks for economic system reform this year, stressing continued reform efforts to aid people's livelihood and prepare for the tough fight in ensuring employment.

North China cities issue air pollution orange alerts

Fourteen cities -- including Beijing, Tianjin, Tangshan and Baoding -- had issued orange pollution alerts, the second highest warning, as of Wednesday.

EU approves ChemChina's merger of Syngenta: official

The European Union (EU) regulators gave green light to ChemChina's merger of Swiss Syngenta, said the EU Commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager at Wednesday's press conference.

World-class transport system suggested for Xiongan New Area

Xiongan New Area, a new economic zone near Beijing, should have a "world-class transport system" that is green and smart, a policy advisor said Wednesday.

Chinese vice premier to visit CEE countries, attend meetings in Russia, Kazakhstan

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will visit Estonia, Slovenia, Albania, and attend meetings in Russia and Kazakhstan from April 11 to 19, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

China, Finland agree to advance ties, deepen cooperation

China and Finland agreed Wednesday to establish and promote a future-oriented new-type cooperative partnership, with both sides pledging to enhance political mutual trust and deepen pragmatic cooperation.

Archaeologists discover 13 ancient tombs in Tibet

Archaeologists have found 13 tombs, which are estimated to be between 1,800 and 2,700 years old, in Bomi County of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

"Fish Pond" bowl of Ming Dynasty auctioned for 29.5 million USD

A "Fish Pond" lobed bowl of the Ming Dynasty was auctioned for 229 million Hong Kong dollars (29.5 million U.S. dollars) at Sotheby's spring sale here on Wednesday, setting the second highest record for Ming porcelain.

Another four endangered porpoises settle in new home

Another four finless porpoises from the eastern province of Jiangxi have been relocated to a reserve in central China, as the critically endangered species' natural habitat is under threat from pollution, over-fishing and river traffic.

Xi-Trump meeting to assure world on China-U.S. ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Florida, the United States, from Thursday to Friday to set the tone for the future development of bilateral relations.

China's central bank skips open market operations

China's central bank on Wednesday skipped the open market operations of reverse repos.

China to tighten securities trading rules for institutions

China's stock exchanges and securities depository and clearing authority are soliciting opinions on their new trading rules for institutions, which are designed to prevent errors that could cause volatility and even threaten the whole market.

China's new economic district Xiongan punishes property speculators

The preparatory committee for Xiongan New Area in northern China announced Wednesday that seven people had been arrested for real estate violations.

History on Today: Rong Guotuan wins first world champion for China on April 5, 1959

On April 5, 1959, in men's singles competition of World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Rong Guotuan recorded 7 straight wins to clinch the men's world champion. He became the first world championship winner after the foundation of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

First fossilized red blood cells from mammal found in amber

Researchers have found in a piece of amber what they believe to be the first fossilized red blood cells from a mammal.

"Chinese Culture Enters ASEAN" activities held in Laos to promote bilateral cultural exchanges

A series of activities within the framework of "Chinese Culture Enters ASEAN" was held Tuesday in Lao capital Vientiane, drawing the participation of over 200 people from cultural and educational sector of China and Laos.

SPP to increase supervision of local police stations

China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) has urged all procuratorial agencies to increase supervision over criminal investigations conducted by local police stations.

China aims high in building landmark Xiongan New Area

China will set a high standard in building the Xiongan New Area, a landmark new economic zone near Beijing designed to integrate the capital with its surrounding areas.

"Pink Star" diamond auctioned for record 71.2 million USD in Hong Kong

A 59.60-carat oval pink diamond was auctioned for 0.553 billion Hong Kong dollars (71.2 million U.S. dollars) at Sotheby's Hong Kong jewels and jadeite spring sale on Tuesday, setting a new world record for any diamond or jewel.

New 50 euro banknote starts circulating

New 50 euro banknote as the fourth banknote in the "Europa series" issued by the European Central Bank started circulating on Tuesday.

Xiongan New Area restricts housing purchase, construction

The preparatory committee of the Xiongan New Area in north China's Hebei Province said Tuesday night to control illegal land and housing purchase as well as construction.

German illustrator Erlbruch wins Swedish award for youth literature

Wolf Erlbruch, German illustrator and picture book author, was on Tuesday announced as the winner of the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's and young people's literature.

Contract on building high-speed train project signed in Indonesia

A consortium of Chinese and Indonesian firms on Tuesday signed a contract with KCIC, a firm tasked with monitoring the high-speed train project linking Jakarta to Bandung, unveiling the construction phase of the project.

Spanish football club signs accord to coach Chinese players

Spanish second division side, UCAM Murcia have presented an agreement which will see them welcome talented Chinese youngsters into their youth system.

Uganda sends three runners for 2017 Wuhan Marathon

Three Ugandan athletes will take part in the 2017 Wuhan Marathon slated for April 9th in China.

China hands over 4,000 tonnes of rice to Namibia

China on Tuesday officially handed over 4,000 metric tonnes of rice to Namibia in Windhoek as part of assistance towards drought relief.

Omega-3 therapy may help reverse type 1 diabetes: study

Chinese researchers said Tuesday they have developed a gene therapeutic approach that may allow the body to produce enough omega-3 fatty acids to reverse the onset of type 1 diabetes.

Chinese firm BYD opens electric bus factory in Hungary

Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD opened its first European electric bus factory in the northern Hungarian city of Komarom on Tuesday.

Philippines, China restore direct talks to discuss security, trade issues

The Philippines and China have re-established direct talks for the first time in six years to discuss security and trade issues, the Philippines' top diplomat said Tuesday.

China, Japan senior diplomats exchange views at regular meeting

Senior diplomats from China and Japan exchanged views on bilateral ties and a number of other issues of mutual concern at a regular meeting here on Tuesday.

Chinese president congratulates Serbian president-elect

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday congratulated Aleksandar Vucic on his victory in Serbia's presidential election.

Families mourn Nanjing Massacre victims on Tomb Sweeping Day

With no tombs to sweep for their deceased relatives, some 50 family members of the victims of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre visited a memorial hall in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, to pay their respects Tuesday morning.

President Xi offers condolences to Russian President Putin over St.Petersburg metro attack

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday in response to Monday's St. Petersburg metro attack that left at least 11 people killed and 51 others injured.

Finland to raise trade, climate change with China: president

Praising his Chinese counterpart for his "stable and deep" thinking, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said he was pleased to get the chance to discuss free trade and the Paris Climate Change Agreement with President Xi Jinping at their meeting.

Major events on Sino-Finnish relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Finland from Tuesday to Thursday, which is hailed by Finnish media as the year's most significant visit.

China condemns terrorist attack on St. Petersburg subway

China strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the St. Petersburg subway that killed at least 11 people, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday.

President Xi leaves for visit to Finland, meeting with Trump in U.S.

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing Tuesday afternoon for a state visit to Finland before travelling to Florida, the United States for the China-U.S. presidents' meeting at Mar-a-Lago.

Finland eyes deeper cooperation with China on Xi's visit: Finnish president

Finland hopes to deepen cooperation with China in various areas when Chinese President Xi Jinping starts his state visit to it on April 4, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said.

S.Korean key automakers see car sales in China cut in half

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, South Korea's top two automakers, saw car sales in the Chinese market cut in half last month, statistics showed.

Xi's visit to draw blueprint for China-Finland partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Finland will enhance bilateral relations, advance China-Northern Europe cooperation and promote the building of the Sino-European partnerships for peace, growth, reform and civilization.

China's big-five banks report slim profit rise in 2016

China's five largest commercial banks have posted small earnings growth in 2016 due to pressures on their net interest margins.

Beijing expands housing purchase restriction

Authorities in Beijing on Monday expanded the housing purchase limit to cover the single-storey houses as they seek to cool down the property market.

Full Text of Chinese president's signed article in Finnish newspaper

Chinese President Xi Jinping published a signed article in the Finnish newspaper Helsinki Times on Monday under the title "Our Enduring Friendship" ahead of his state visit to Finland on April 4-6.

China announces new area to coordinate development around Beijing

China announced Saturday it would establish the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province as part of measures to advance the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

China to set up Xiongan New Area in Hebei

China announced Saturday it would establish the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province, as part of measures to advance the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region.

Backgrounder: April Fools' Day

On April 1 in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.

Bayern to open Shenzhen soccer school

The establishment of more soccer training schools with top overseas clubs will help to promote China's youth soccer training as the country strives to become a soccer power, according to soccer insiders.

China to intensify auditing of state firms' overseas investment

China's central authorities made public a plan on Friday to step up auditing of overseas investment by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and strengthen supervision of state-owned capital.

China securities regulator hands out record high fine

China's securities regulator slapped a 3.47 billion yuan (about 504 million U.S. dollars) fine on a company chairman for stock market manipulation, an all-time high for a fine.

New Xinjiang regulation aims to prevent extremism

Lawmakers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have passed China's first legislation on anti-extremism to prevent terrorism from spreading in the region.

Chinese group bidding for Colo Colo stake - report

The president of Chilean football team Colo Colo is negotiating the sale of his shares in the club to a group of Chinese investors, according to a media report

IMF issues world's RMB-identified forex reserves for first time

The International Monetary Fund on Friday released data about the world's holdings of the Chinese currency, the renminbi (RMB), denominated foreign exchange reserves for the first time.

Seven new FTZs will accelerate opening-up

China will launch seven more free trade zones starting on Saturday, including several in inland areas for the first time, a move that is expected to accelerate the country's opening-up and boost the Belt and Road Initiative, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Friday.

28 northern cities take concerted action on smog control

More than two dozen cities in north China have drawn up a detailed action plan to address the notorious winter smog.

State Council appoints Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor HKSAR chief executive

The State Council decided at a meeting Friday to appoint Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor as the fifth-term chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

China opposes India's invitation of Dalai Lama to visit disputed areas

China is firmly opposed to any visit by the Dalai Lama to the disputed border region between China and India, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

China, Switzerland pledge to advance military-to-military cooperation

Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, and Chang Wanquan, Chinese defense minister and state councilor, on Friday met separately with Guy Parmelin, head of the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport.

China commemorates 100th anniversary of late procurator-general's birth

A symposium was held Friday in Beijing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of late procurator-general Liu Fuzhi, with senior Communist Party of China (CPC) leader Liu Yunshan attending the event.

Chinese leadership calls for greater poverty relief effort

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting Friday, calling for greater effort on poverty alleviation.

China, Finland to sign cooperative deals, boost ties

China and Finland will sign a host of cooperative deals and chart the future direction of bilateral ties during Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Finland, a vice foreign minister said Friday.

More free trade zones to open in China

Seven new free trade zones will open in China on April 1, bringing the total across the country to 11.

China hopes Xi-Trump meeting to direct ties in new era

China hopes the upcoming meeting between President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will set the direction for the development of bilateral ties, an official said Friday.

Chinese leadership urges greater poverty relief efforts

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting Friday, calling for greater efforts to push forward poverty alleviation.

China eyes huge opportunities for green market: experts

China is the largest and the fastest growing market for green technologies due to its heavy investments in renewable energies.

Spotlight: First Xi-Trump meeting vitally important on multiple layers

The upcoming trip of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United States, where he will meet with his counterpart Donald Trump, would be of great significance to both nations, to the Asia-Pacific and to the globe as a whole, said experts from around the world.

Commentary: Xi-Trump meeting to set tone for China-U.S. ties

The upcoming meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, the first of its kind, is expected to set the tone for the future development of China-U.S. ties that matter a great deal for the Asia-Pacific and the world as a whole.

China's 28 northern cities take concerted action on smog control

More than two dozen cities in north China have drawn up a detailed action plan to address the notorious winter smog.

Trump fires 147 into quarterfinals at World Snooker China Open

Defending champion Judd Trump continued his momentum at the 2017 World Snooker China Open here on Thursday, firing the third 147 of his career in an 5-3 victory over home player Tian Pengfei to head into the last eight.

Chinese grandma to be given VIP treatment by English premiership club

A 79-year-old grandmother from China has been named the winner of a VisitBritain competition to find China's biggest Premier League fan and bring them on a dream football trip to Britain.

Xinjiang to strengthen preschool bilingual education

China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will build more kindergartens and hire more bilingual teachers to improve its three-year bilingual pre-school education

Palace Museum to digitalize its entire collection

The Palace Museum will digitalize its entire collection and make the images available to the public.

China's current account surplus nears 200 bln USD in 2016

China's current account surplus stood at 196.4 billion U.S. dollars last year, the country's foreign exchange regulator said Thursday.

Chinese vice premier attends Arctic forum

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang attended the 4th International Arctic Forum (IAF) here on Wednesday and Thursday, saying China is willing to play a bigger role in Arctic development.

CPC issues document to strengthen theoretical study

The general office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee issued a document Thursday to guide theoretical study undertaken by core study groups of various levels of Party committees (Party groups).

China vows to advance military ties with Cuba

China is ready to work with Cuba to advance military ties so as to further enrich bilateral relations, said top legislator Zhang Dejiang on Thursday.

Political advisors discuss improving e-commerce regulation

China's political advisors on Thursday discussed ways to improve regulation of e-commerce during a bi-weekly consultation session.

SpaceX to launch used rocket into space for first time

U.S. space firm SpaceX is attempting to make history on Thursday with the first launch of an already-used Falcon 9 rocket into space.

Online payment tool looks beyond China's borders

Alipay was created in 2004 as a tool to allow transactions on Alibaba's Taobao e-commerce site. But it has enjoyed exponential growth since, by introducing a string of financial products and services.

Elon Musk to merge human brain with computer to avoid domination by machines

Hail Cyborgs! In the near future, it's possible that you will no longer think with your brains but with the help of computers, and the merger of human and computer, or cyborg, seems to be a trend in the age of artificial intelligence (AI).

China's JAC Motors unveils first vehicles assembled in Mexico

JAC Motors of China has presented the first two SUVs manufactured in Mexico.

10,000 Chinese worship legendary ancestor in Zhengzhou

Nearly 10,000 Chinese people from over 40 countries and regions attended a grand worshipping ceremony on Thursday to mark the country's legendary ancestor Huangdi, or the Yellow Emperor.

NHL to play first-ever preseason games in China

The NHL announced here on Thursday that the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will play two preseason games in China in September as part of the 2017 NHL China Games, the first-ever preseason games to be held in the country.

One of the first released pandas has died in the wild

A giant panda breeding base has confirmed that one of their first released pandas died in September last year.

China's second aircraft carrier to be launched soon

China's domestically-made aircraft carrier is currently being fitted out and will soon be launched, according to a spokesperson from China's Ministry of National Defense, who gave no further details.

U.S. astronaut breaks female record for most spacewalks

U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the record for the most spacewalks by a woman on Thursday as she and another astronaut floated outside the International Space Station to do preparation work for future installation of a new docking port.

China, Serbia vow to solidify friendship, cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Thursday, agreeing to enhance cooperation within the Belt and Road Initiative and the "16+1" cooperation mechanism.

China-U.S. military relations developing steadily: spokesman

Relations between the Chinese and U.S. militaries have been developing steadily this year, said Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday.

Inner Mongolia trade with Belt and Road countries up in first two months

North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region saw an increase in trade volume with countries along the Belt and Road in the first two months of this year, customs authorities in Hohhot, capital of the region, announced Thursday.

Chinese president to visit Finland, meet Trump in US

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Finland and travel to Florida, the United States for China-US presidents' meeting next week, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced on Thursday.

CBA finals preview: will a dynasty return or a new king be crowned?

Seven years ago, a picture surfaced showing NBA Washington Wizards' forward Yi Jianlian shooting at the basket while his teammate Andray Blatche sat on the bench in the background.

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm this weekend: TV

Bob Dylan, the American songwriter who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, is slated to receive the prize in a low-key meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend, local media reported Wednesday.

China ready to enhance Arctic environmental cooperation: vice premier

China will actively participate in environmental preservation and push for environmental cooperation in the Arctic, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said here on Wednesday.

Oxford Campus for Peking University

One of the leading Universities in China has revealed plans to open a new campus near Oxford.

Mobike, Tencent upgrade partnership to embed service in WeChat

Chinese bicycle-sharing giant Mobike announced an upgraded partnership with Tencent on Wednesday to embed its service in WeChat.

100 mln Migrants' children in China: report

China has nearly 100 million migrants' children according to the Blue Book of Migrant Children released on Tuesday by the Beijing-based 21st Century Education Research Institute.

China's GDP likely to grow 6.8 pct in Q1: think tank

China's economy is likely to grow by 6.8 percent year on year in the first quarter of the year as production activities and investment picked up, according to a Chinese government think tank report Wednesday.

China, Cuba pledge further development of military-to-military relations

Chinese Defense Minister and State Councilor Chang Wanquan on Wednesday held talks with visiting Cuban Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias.

China, Russia to deepen and expand economic, trade cooperation: Chinese vice premier

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said here Wednesday that China and Russia should work together to expand and improve bilateral economic and trade cooperation.

Top legislature to review enforcement of pharmaceutical administration law

The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, China's top legislature, on Wednesday launched a nationwide inspection of the enforcement of the Pharmaceutical Administration Law.

China's military launches education campaign on upholding Xi's core status

China's Central Military Commission (CMC) has issued a guideline on launching an education campaign themed on upholding the core and following commands.

Chinese, Malaysian military top brass meet on cooperation

Xu Qiliang, visiting vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, and Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein discussed military cooperation between the two countries at a meeting here on Wednesday.

Premier Li's Oceania visit: boon to free trade, boost to bilateral ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visits to Australia and New Zealand have boosted economic relations with the two countries while sending a strong response to widespread protectionism.

New study predicts major Southern California beaches erosion by 2100

Using a new computer model, U.S. scientists predict that 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches could be severely damaged by rising sea levels by the year 2100.

China applauds U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding "comfort woman" statue

China on Wednesday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject an appeal filed by Japanese-Americans seeking the removal of a "comfort woman" statue in California.

Xi attends tree planting activity, calls for understanding, protecting nature

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged people, especially the young, to understand and protect nature while attending a tree planting activity in Beijing on Wednesday.

Palace Museum has 1,862,690 registered cultural relics

The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, has 1,862,690 cultural relics registered in its collection as of the end of 2016, according to Shan Jixiang, curator of the museum, on Wednesday.

Premier Li's Oceania visit: boon to free trade, boost to bilateral ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visits to Australia and New Zealand have boosted economic relations with the two countries while sending a strong response to widespread protectionism.

Philippines committed to resolving South China Sea issue peacefully: spokesman

The Philippines is committed to resolving the South China Sea issue peacefully, a Philippine government spokesman said Wednesday.

Chinese premier returns from Australia, New Zealand

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang returned to Beijing Wednesday after his official visit to Australia and New Zealand, accompanied by his wife Cheng Hong.

Nepal to sign MoU with China on Belt and Road Initiative: PM

Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Wednesday that Nepal will formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to become a part of the Belt and Road Initiative, which was proposed by China.

CPC stresses clean selection of cadres

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has called for increased inspection of cadre selection ahead of the 19th National Congress of the CPC to be held this year.

"Taiwan independence" can never be allowed: Chinese mainland spokesman

The Chinese mainland and Taiwan belong to one China, and "Taiwan independence" can never be allowed, according to a Chinese mainland spokesman on Wednesday.

Exhibition of Civilization of Qin and Han Dynasties previewed in New York

Exhibition of Civilization of Qin and Han Dynasties previewed in New York