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China's first chartered air service for imported fruit this year arrives

A chartered plane carrying tonnes of California cherries arrived Monday evening in Zhengzhou, capital of the central province of Henan.

Beijing busts 13 ivory trafficking cases in half year

More than 520 pieces of ivory and ivory products were seized in 13 trafficking cases from October to April. Beijing Customs said Tuesday.

Guangzhou to replace all buses with "new energy" vehicles by 2020

Guangzhou's petrol-powered buses will soon be a thing of the past. Starting this year, the southern Chinese city will begin replacing the thousands of public buses with greener, more energy-efficient vehicles.

Dragon Boat Festival holiday sees brisk tourist traffic

Tourism was bouyant for the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, with excursions to suburban areas being the most popular choice for Chinese travelers, said the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).

Ex-Real Madrid boss Luxemburgo named coach of Brazil's Sport

Former Real Madrid and Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been named coach of Sport Recife, the Brazilian Serie A club announced on Monday.

China's space telescope looking for gravitational wave breakthrough

Since the detection of gravitational waves, scientists have been eager to find electromagnetic signals corresponding to the gravitational waves.

Chinese wine group buys three vineyards in Chile

China's wine company, Yantai Changyu Pioneer Wine, has signed an agreement with Chile's Bethia group to buy three vineyards in the South American country for over 50 million U.S. dollars.

Kong Linghui suspended as Chinese women's table tennis coach

Former Olympic champion Kong Linghui has been suspended as head coach of the Chinese women's table tennis team following a lawsuit over a gambling debt filed by a Singaporean hotel, the Chinese Table Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

China central bank denies measures on dollar deposit

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has denied reports that commercial banks were asked to deposit all their U.S. dollars into the central bank.

China's growth outlook positive despite uncertainties

Many economists believe that despite downward pressure and uncertainties, China's economic outlook remains bright.

Spotlight: Experts say Moody's downgrading of China's credit rating shows miscalculations

Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday downgraded China's long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings from Aa3 to A1 but changed the outlook from "negative" to "stable," a move experts said showed apparent miscalculations.

China dismisses Moody's downgrade as "inappropriate"

China's Finance Ministry Wednesday dismissed a decision by international rating agency Moody's to downgrade China's credit ratings.

China city to expand e-payment to all buses

China's eastern city of Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province and location of the 2016 G20 summit, will expand e-payment service to the city's nearly 5,000 buses by the end of June.

Taiwan rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Taiwan's judicial body Wednesday ruled that the current laws that request "marriage between a man and a woman" must be amended, or a new law passed within two years to protect the rights of same-sex couples.

Cooperation grows between China, B&R countries

China's southern city of Shenzhen launched its first Europe-bound freight train on Monday, becoming the 29th Chinese city to introduce rail service to Europe.

First Islamic bank opens in Morocco after long-time rejection

The first Islamic bank has opened in Morocco after a long time of rejection by the country's authorities, according to a statement by its central bank on Wednesday.

Hong Kong promotes "Belt and Road" scholarship in UK

Hong Kong SAR is promoting its Scholarship for "Belt and Road" Students alongside an international education conference in Britain this week, in a bid to attract foreign students to pursue undergraduate studies in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong official said Wednesday.

Spain' s Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence: judicial source

Spain's Supreme Court has confirmed on Wednesday Lionel Messi's fraud sentence upholding the 21-month jail term for the FC Barcelona player and a two-million euro fine, judicial sources reported.

Mediterranean to strengthen its appeal for Chinese Tourists:Maltese Minister

Maltese Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said on Wednesday that the Mediterranean needs to strengthen its appeal for Chinese tourists.

Researchers modify toy car designs to help children with disabilities

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have come up two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities, so as to encourage them to explore, play and engage in physical and social activities.

China's first Hualong One nuclear project taking shape

China's first pilot nuclear power project using Hualong One technology, a domestically-developed third generation reactor design, will soon take shape with its containment dome expected to be installed within the next two days.

China's debt risk "controllable": NDRC

China's economic planning agency said on Wednesday that the country's debt risk is "controllable" and companies will be in a better position to repay debt with increased profit margins.

Chinese students prepare for college entrance exam

The college entrance examinations in China will begin in less than a month. This set of pictures captures life on the campus of Beijing Chen Jing Lun High School in the last days before the final showdown.

Chinese hiker went missing at Mt. Whitney in west U.S.

A 27-year-old female Chinese hiker, Dongying Qiu, went missing at Mt. Whitney, California in western U.S., since last Sunday. The rescuers are continuing to search for her and calling for all hikers to provide information.

Oil prices keep rising ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil prices settled higher for a fifth straight session Tuesday, as investors eyed the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) meeting scheduled on Thursday.

Nokia, Apple settle patent disputes, sign cooperation agreement

Finnish information technology company Nokia and its American rival Apple settled all litigation related to their intellectual property disputes, Nokia said on Tuesday.

Chengdu woman revives type printing tradition

A woman from Chengdu recently attracted a lot of attention from netizens for reviving movable-type printing.

Bitcoin Pizza Day: 2 pies are now worth $22.5 million

Every May 22, bitcoiners the world over will celebrate the anniversary of the most expensive pizzas in history.

China's submersible Jiaolong starts testing ahead of Mariana Trench dive

The ship arrived at the Mariana area Monday and started testing temperature, salinity and depth for Tuesday's dive in the Mariana Trench, the first of the expedition's third stage.

Real Madrid to announce signing of Brazilian teenager: report

Real Madrid will this week finalize their 45-million-euro signing of Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior, according to widespread media reports.

Surgical technique developed for transplanting cells into organs

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have demonstrated a new way to transplant cells into organs by piercing liver cells with rapid pulses of electricity.

CAS holds 17th National Science Week

From May 20 to 21, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) held the 17th National Science Week, themed “building a strong nation with science and fulfilling dreams with innovations.” During Science Week, key laboratories, observatories, large scientific infrastructures and installations were visited by general public. Institutes of CAS also organized activities focusing on subjects such as artificial intelligence and nuclear safety, to popularize scientific knowledge.

FAW-Volkswagen recalls automobiles for faulty exterior lights

FAW-Volkswagen (FAW-VW) will recall 577,590 vehicles to address a potential malfunction of the exterior lights caused by a faulty fuse, China's quality watchdog has announced.

Saudi-SoftBank tech fund nears $100 billion target

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank says it has raised nearly 100 billion U.S. dollars with Saudi partners to launch a major global fund for long-term, high-tech investment.

Real Madrid crowned as Liga Santander champions in Spain

Real Madrid were crowned as the Champions of the Spanish Liga Santander title on Sunday night.

LA Disneyland turns away hundreds of visitors after hitting capacity

Disneyland hit its capacity and closed its gates to hundreds of visitors this weekend, for the second time in five months.

Pilot area launched for internationalization of TCM education

A pilot area for the internationalization of education on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was officially launched on Sunday in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province.

China, Vietnam fight human-trafficking

China and Vietnam will expand intelligence sharing and case investigations in the fight against rampant cross-border trafficking of women, a senior Ministry of Public Security official said.

Vaccine for HPV wins approval

Pharmaceutical company Merck recently won approval from the China Food and Drug Administration to sell its human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, to help women fight cervical cancer.

China to standardize housing rentals and sales via regulation

China released a draft regulation on housing rentals and sales Friday in its latest effort to standardize the country's housing market.

600,000 VW's recalled in China

The venture, which is a partnership between the German auto-giant and local partner China FAW Group, is known as FAW-Volkswagen.

Russia 2018 World Cup stadiums to be finished by end of the year

All of the FIFA World Cup's 12 stadiums will be ready by December 2017, and the event will be an opportunity to present the world with a new Russia, said Alexander Djordjadze, director of FIFA and Government Relations of the 2018 Russia World Cup Local Organizing Committee (LOC).

Heat wave continues in north China

China's national observatory issued a yellow alert on Friday for high temperatures, the least serious in a three-tier warning system, with some northern provinces expected to see temperatures of up to 39 degrees Celsius.

Flying Tigers veteran dies at 102

Chinese veteran Dai Zijin died on Thursday at the age of 102 in Beijing.

China's National Tourism Day and ancient travel writer Xu Xiake

China's National Tourism Day falls on May 19 every year starting the year of 2011. The date was chosen to commemorate the day when China's ancient travel book writer Xu Xiake (1587-1641) began writing his masterpiece "Travel Notes of Xu Xiake".

China's famous Terracotta Army gets digital boost

China's world famous Terracotta Army attraction has been given a digital boost thanks to the Chinese web-based encyclopedia Baidu Baike, in partnership with the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum.

Chinese and Israeli colleges to exchange students for agricultural studies

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem have signed a student exchange agreement focused on agricultural studies.

Fewer live below poverty line, but challenges remain

Despite fewer and fewer people living below the poverty line here in China, Chinese authorities are still facing siginficant challenges in their goal of lifting everyone in China above poverty levels by 2020.

China's home prices continue to stabilize

China's property market in major cities continued to stabilize after authorities implemented a string of measures to contain rising prices, according to an official survey released Thursday.

China approves projects worth 20 bln USD in April: economic planner

The top economic planner said Thursday that it had approved 12 fixed-asset investment projects with total investment reaching 141.6 billion yuan (about 20.56 billion U.S. dollars) in April.

Chinese museums receive 900 mln visitors each year

Chinese museums held a total of 30,000 exhibitions each year, receiving 900 million visitors, according to the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) on Thursday.

Sotheby's sells world's most expensive earrings for £45 million

A pair of odd-coloured diamonds have become the world's most expensive earrings by selling for a staggering £45 million. The Apollo and Artemis Diamonds are described as "truly exceptional stones" that are in a "class of their own" as a pair.

Mom nurtures her disabled son all the way to Harvard

When Zou Hongyan welcomed her only son to the world in 1988, terrible birth complications left him disabled for life with cerebral palsy. She refuses to give up him and nurtures him all the way to Harvard.

Foreigners make WeChat their "second home"

WeChat on Wednesday published a user behavior report on its foreign users living in China, revealing that WeChat has become a way of life for foreigners who come to China to study, work or start businesses.

Museum to display history of Palace Museum antiques relocation during WWII

China's Chongqing Municipality announced Wednesday it would open a museum displaying the history of Palace Museum antiques moved there during World War II.

Chinese scientists develop new plow

Chinese metal scientists announced they had developed a plow using a new steel alloy.

Beijing to hold international theater festival

A total of 13 Chinese and international plays will be staged during the Lao She International Theater Festival in Beijing from June 7 to July 31.

China, UNICEF, UNFPA to deepen cooperation under B&R Initiative

China is eyeing increased cooperation with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) under the Belt and Road Initiative, according to Vice Premier Liu Yandong.

Belt and Road online database released in Shanghai

Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Wednesday announced the release of an online database of Belt and Road information.

Shanghai, Prague to cooperation in film, television

Shanghai and Prague have inked a deal to cooperate in the fields of film and television as China's Belt and Road Initiative gains steam.

China, UAE pledge to advance military cooperation

Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, and Chang Wanquan, Chinese defense minister and state councilor, Wednesday met separately with Mohammed Al-Bowardi, Minister of State for Defense of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

China to further lower corporate costs

China's State Council Wednesday announced further measures to reduce corporate burden and vowed more support for the country's "Made in China 2025" plan.

To increase confidence, China steps up building its own philosophy

While China is increasingly confident in its dazzling economic growth in past decades, the country is placing urgency on building more basic and lasting confidence -- to generate its own great minds in philosophy and social sciences.

China gains new economic traction on path of restructuring

While the Chinese economy returned to a stabilizing trend in April after a stronger-than-expected first quarter, the traction behind its firm steps is somehow different from what it used to be.

Belt & Road tourism increasingly popular among tourists

A new report on tourism along the route of Belt and Road Initiative is suggesting tourism resources in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, as well as Western Asia are increasingly winning the hearts of Chinese tourists.

China to build integrated big data center

China plans to build an integrated national big data center as the country seeks to tap the value of massive data resources in a more efficient and safer way, an official said on Wednesday.

Chinese, Indonesian firms sign contract on satellite purchase package

Senior officials of Chinese firm China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) and Indonesian firm Palapa Satelit Nusa Sejahtera (PSNS) Wednesday signed a purchase contract for the latter's satellite system, namely PALAPA-N1, scheduled to orbit in first half of 2020.

China Unicom to reduce roaming fees in B&R regions

Beijing Unicom, a branch of mobile network operator China Unicom, announced Wednesday to reduce roaming charges in some regions along the Belt and Road.

U.S.-China FDI reaches all-time high in 2016 -- joint report

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) between China and the U.S. passed 60 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, more than any other year in history, said a report jointly released by the Rhodium Group and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR)."

China's Minister of Education: braille test paper to be available for CET-4 examination

China's Ministry of Education has announced that a braille test paper will be made available for the College English Test, Level 4, which is an English test for college students.

Weibo overtakes Twitter in monthly active users

Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo has announced it had 340 million monthly active users as of the end of March, overtaking US-based Twitter in active user totals, reports Sina Technology.

Teacher promotes importance of exposure to nature

How many kinds of plants could you recognize when you were in middle school?

Star volleyball coach Lang Ping to snap up senior managerial job

China's star volleyball coach Lang Ping, who has been revered as a national hero after the women volleyball team's epic victory at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is set for a senior official role as she takes the next steps of her career.

Nanjing progresses bid to become China's first City of Literature

Nanjing, in East China's Jiangsu province, has started its application to become the first Chinese city declared a UNESCO City of Literature, the Nanjing-based Yangtse Evening Post reported.

Beijing to hold international theater festival

A total of 13 Chinese and international plays will be staged during the Lao She International Theater Festival in Beijing from June 7 to July 31.

WeChat publishes report on foreign users' behavior

WeChat on Wednesday published a user behavior report on its foreign users living in China, revealing that WeChat has become a way of life for foreigners who come to China to study, work or start businesses.

Guo Weimin meets Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation

Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of the State Council Information Office, met with an Israeli delegation headed by Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister of Regional Cooperation and Telecommunications, in Beijing on May 15.

Butterfly wings to inspire new solar power technology: Australian researchers

Butterfly wings could be used to inspire new technology in solar cells, according to researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) who said that "filtering" light could be a major feature of future solar projects.

IOC Evaluation Commission impressed by Paris passion

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission head was impressed by the Paris bid committee's expertise and passion as the 11-member delegation wrapped up their three-day visit here for the 2024 Olympic Games bid here on Tuesday.

China implements real-name registration for civil drones in June

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced on Tuesday that the country will implement real-name registrations for civilian drones amid a major upswing in problems with potentially dangerous drone flights taking place in China.

Musicians gear up for deeper Sino-US cultural exchanges

China's leading dulcimer musician, Liu Yuening, a professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, has gathered a star ensemble for a creative Sino-American musical exchange program, Understanding China Through Mucic- Sino-American Cultural Tour of New Silk Road Explorers.

French students channel the art of drumming in Taiyuan

Youths from Saint-Denis of France traveled a long distance to Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi province, to learn the art of drumming.

Lhasa moved by shared bike service

Bike-sharing has come to Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, and one local owner of a small business called it a more efficient and pleasant way to travel between home and work.

Hi-tech running track makes its debut

A one-of-a-kind smart running track equipped with high-tech devices such as facial recognition system and heart rate monitors has made its debut at Mingzhuhu Park on Chongming Island in Shanghai.

US, UK still top Chinese study sites

US President Donald Trump's arrival in the White House and Brexit in the United Kingdom have not lessened the appeal of these countries among Chinese students choosing an overseas education destination, according to a new report.

Leon Lai Ming Teams up with Zhang Hanyu in waging a wine war in France

50-year-old Chinese star Leon Lai Ming's directorial debut, "Wine War," is due to open this Friday.

Air Asia coming to China

Budget airline AirAsia looks set to launch flights in China after an agreement was signed with a local partner.

Chinese students capitalizing on 'Daigou' in Australia

"Daigou", or "buying on behalf of", business is reportedly booming among Chinese students overseas, particularly in Australia.

China's Huawei to help Bulgaria become EU leader in IT services: official

China's telecom giant Huawei would help Bulgaria to become a leader in IT services in the European Union (EU), said Guo Ping, the company's rotating and acting CEO said on Tuesday.

China pushes for green packaging and recycling

China's State Post Bureau has co-initiated a campaign to promote green packaging in 6 universities across the country, calling for the use of harmless, disposable and recyclable packages.

China to expand preschool education coverage

The central government Tuesday said it aimed to give 85 percent of preschool-aged children access to three years of kindergarten education by 2020, up 10 percent from the current ratio.

Air quality improves in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in April

Cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region saw more days with "good" air quality in April, official data showed Tuesday.

China aims to alleviate general practitioner shortage by 2020

China plans to train more than 150,000 general practitioners during the five years until 2020 to cope with a national shortage, according to a document unveiled Tuesday.

Int'l training on high-speed trains held in central China

More than 30 railway staff from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan attended training on high-speed trains in central China on Tuesday.

China gives 1 mln USD to help IDPs in Somalia

China has inked agreement with the UN migration agency (IOM) for 1 million U.S. dollar of multi-sector assistance that will support IOM efforts to help internally displaced persons, vulnerable communities and returnees in Somalia.

Belt and Road Initiative brings win-win results

The just-concluded Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) has re-demonstrated China's commitment to building open economy, ensuring free and inclusive trade worldwide and sharing the benefits with other countries.

China intensifies crack down on telecom, Internet fraud

China has been strengthening its forces for combatting telecom and Internet fraud, with 32 provincial anti-fraud centers and 206 city-level anti-fraud centers having been established, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS).

Roundup: Belt and Road forum strengthens trade ties, sounds call against protectionism

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) concluded here Monday, and officials and experts said the forum has strengthened international trade ties and sounded a call against protectionism.

China inks agreements with 14 int'l organizations on B&R cooperation

China has signed cooperation agreements with 14 international organizations on aid programs proposed at the just-concluded Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the country's Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday.

History on Today: Magic plays center as a rookie, wins championship on May 16, 1980

On May 16, 1980, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson steps in for injured center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and scores 42 points, leading the Lakers to a four games-to-two series win over the Philadelphia 76ers for their first championship since 1972.

French students channel the art of drumming in Taiyuan

Youths from Saint-Denis of France traveled a long distance to Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi province, to learn the art of drumming.

Lhasa moved by shared bike service

Bike-sharing has come to Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, and one local owner of a small business called it a more efficient and pleasant way to travel between home and work.

Leonard likely out for Spurs' Game two against Warriors

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said on Monday that All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will not play in Game two of the 2017 Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Overseas officials, experts laud China's inspiration of Belt and Road Initiative, forum

Overseas experts and officials highly commented on the inspiration of the Belt and Road Initiative and a two-day forum in this regard that is to conclude here on Monday.

Egyptian mummies from British Museum to go on display in Hong Kong

Six Egyptian mummies from the British Museum will be on display in Hong Kong, offering citizens here an opportunity to explore ancient Egypt from a "scientific angle," the Hong Kong Science Museum said Monday.

Belt and Road Initiative "great achievement": UN official

The Belt and Road Initiative is a "great achievement" with reciprocal benefits, a United Nations senior official said on Monday.

Commentary: Revive Silk Road spirit for a shared future

A steadfast champion of globalization, Chinese President Xi Jinping has chartered a new course toward peace and common prosperity amid global challenges by reviving the Silk Road spirit.

Chinese blue-and-white: epitome of connectivity along Silk Road

When an Arab dhow carrying gold and tens of thousands of pieces of porcelain sank en route from Africa to China off the coast of Indonesia nearly 1,200 years ago, it did not vanish from history.

Study: small DNA marker set helpful, but raises privacy concerns

A new study suggests 13 tiny snippets of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) may be enough to infer hundreds of thousands more markers, capable of revealing a wealth of genetic information.

Volvo Cars to build Android into new connected cars

Volvo Cars announced it was partnering with Google to develop the next generation of in-car infotainment and connectivity solutions based on Android, said a press release from Volvo Cars Monday.

China upgrades website of judicial case database

The Supreme People's Court (SPC) has upgraded its online judicial case database and launched a mobile app, in a move to improve access to information.

7 pct university students report harassment on campus: survey

More than seven percent of university students surveyed said that they have experienced harassment from unidentified people on their college campuses.

Xinjiang program preparing students for the future

Eighth-grader Tajinitsa's school is 1,000 kilometers from her hometown. Although she misses her parents, when she broke her leg, no one could convince her to return home. She was determined to stay at school.

China handles 168,000 cases of financial crime in 2016

Chinese police closed 168,000 cases of financial crime and recovered 35.6 billion yuan (5.2 billion U.S. dollars) last year, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Monday.

Qihoo 360 cracks ransomware virus

The unprecedented spread of ransomware that has swept across more than 100 countries since Friday has been cracked by a Chinese tech company - at least in part.

Norwegian twins study martial arts on Wudang Mountain

Kristian and Roar, twin brothers from Norway, are devoting themselves to learning Tai Chi on Wudang Mountain.

Chinese central bank sets up fintech committee

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the country's central bank, announced Monday that it has set up a fintech committee to enhance research, planning and coordination of work on financial technology.

China produces subway trains for Pakistan

A train designed for a Pakistani subway rolled off the production line in central China's Hunan Province on Monday, the first of 27.

E-WTP facilitates SMEs go global via digital Silk Road

The development of the digital economy and advancements of new technology are expected to bring more opportunities to small and medium enterprises, or SMEs, through globalization on an electronic world trade platform.

Chinese economy shows firming signs amid restructuring efforts

A slew of upbeat economic data pointed to latest restructuring achievements and provided fresh stabilization signs for the Chinese economy.

China industrial output expands 6.5 pct in April

China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, rose 6.5 percent year on year in April, 0.5 percentage points higher than the same month of last year, official data showed Monday.

China's retail sales up 10.7 pct in April

China's retail sales, a key indicator of consumption, grew 10.7 percent year on year in April, 0.2 percentage points slower than the March level, official data showed Monday.

Leaders take group photo at Belt and Road forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreign delegation heads and guests pose for a group photo at the Leaders' Roundtable Summit of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation at Yanqi Lake International Convention Center in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2017. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

China to host 2nd Belt and Road forum in 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative is in full swing.

14 climbers set foot on Mt. Qomolangma as first team of 2017 from Nepal side

A team of 14 rope-fixing climbers on Monday stood atop the world's highest peak Mount Qomolangma, becoming the first team of 2017 to reach the summit from south face in Nepal.

Initiative offers ASEAN a golden opportunity

Assuming the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2018, Singapore's priority for the regional bloc would be to advance cooperation, innovation and inclusive growth. This is a golden opportunity for ASEAN and China to cooperate and advance the Belt and Road Initiative (the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road) in the region, which will stimulate governments, multilateral organizations and the private sector to join forces to cultivate international cooperation and shared economic advancement.

"Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol. 2" easily remains atop box office in North America

Disney and Marvel's "Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol. 2" easily remained atop the box office in North America for the second weekend in a row, taking in an estimated 63 million U.S. dollars.

Defense Minister stresses national defense education

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan has called on military and governments at all levels to strengthen national defense education with practical measures.

China win three out of five titles at Asian Mountain Bike Championships

The 23rd Asian Mountain Bike Championships & 9th Asian Junior Mountain Bike Championships concluded at Xuancheng, Anhui Province on Sunday after three-day competitions, with the hosts winning three out of the five titles at stake.

Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday following a titanic battle against Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who finished in second place.

IOC Evaluation Commission kicks off three-day inspection in Paris for Olympics bid

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission delegation on Sunday kicked off their three-day inspection to get a better understanding of the French capital's preparation for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

Piraeus port, shining star in modern maritime Silk Road

China COSCO SHIPPING's investment in the Greek Port of Piraeus has been helping transform the port into a more important transport hub at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, making it a shining star in modern maritime Silk Road.

Romania hails its AIIB accession, expecting to promote ties with Asia

Romania hailed the country's accession to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), expecting more economic cooperation with Asian partners, the Foreign Ministry said in a press statement on Sunday.

Smartphone security hole: "open port" backdoors: study

Latest study of the University of Michigan (UM) found that the "open ports" of an internet communication mechanism in mobile devices are much more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought.

New book addresses how to rebuild Earth's soils

A new book, by University of Washington (UW) geologist David R. Montgomery, tries to be upbeat about rebuilding Earth's soils.

China to extend family doctor services to more cities in 2017

Twenty seven provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China have issued guidelines or plans for promoting family doctor services, according to the top health authority.

Qinghai farmers get rich with hand-pulled noodles

Farmers in northwest China's Qinghai Province are casting off poverty with the businesses of hand-pulled noodles, a local specialty.

China holds Silk Road-themed art exhibition

An art exhibition celebrating the ancient silk routes and the Belt and Road Initiative is going on at the China National Academy of Painting (CNAP).

China's Mobike signs eco bike deal with US firm

The Chinese bike sharing company, Mobike, is teaming up with a leading US chemical firm to carry out joint research and development into creating more eco-friendly bikes.

China sets up national lab developing brain-like AI technology

China's first national laboratory for brain-like artificial intelligence (AI) technology was inaugurated Saturday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, to pool the country's top research talent and boost the technology.

China boosts Silk Road Fund's capital to meet enormous funding demand: official

A senior official of China's central bank said Sunday that the decision to inject capital into the Silk Road Fund stemmed from an enormous funding demand.

China launches Belt and Road cooperation initiative on trade connectivity

Starting 2018, China will host the China International Import Expo, according to the cooperation initiative on trade connectivity released Sunday at the ongoing Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

World leaders chant Belt & Road chorus

World leaders brainstormed the advancement of the Belt and Road Initiative at a two-day event starting here Sunday, joining China in a chorus of common prosperity.

China's Mobike signs eco bike deal with US firm

The Chinese bike sharing company, Mobike, is teaming up with a leading US chemical firm to carry out joint research and development into creating more eco-friendly bikes.

Traditional handmade shoes popular gifts for Chinese mothers

Dong Jianshe remembers when he was a young child his father often purchased a pair of tiny pointed shoes for his grandma.

Chinese-manufactured subway trains delivered to Turkey

Chinese railway equipment manufacturer CRRC Tangshan said Sunday that it has delivered all 95 subway carriages to Turkey's port city Izmir.

Volvo special train to link China, Belgium

A special train carrying China-made Volvo cars will run between northeast China's Heilongjiang Province and Zeebrugge, Belgium from early June.

China's Su clinches men's 100m title at Shanghai meeting

After two false starts that seen Isiah Young of USA and Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu disqualified, Chinese national record holder Su, who boasts a career best of 9.99 seconds, sprinted to a season best of 10.09s to seal the gold, becoming the first Chinese to win the event at an IAAF Diamond League meeting.

Tourism exchanges increase via Belt and Road Initiative

Tourism exchanges have been increasing thanks to enhanced cooperation between China and countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

China unveils detailed plan to cut overcapacity in steel, coal

China will phase out about 50 million tons of crude steel capacity and over 150 million tons of coal capacity this year, the country's top economic planner announced Friday.

Stan Lee's POW! to focus more on Asian market after acquisition by Chinese company

After being acquired by a Chinese company, POW! Entertainment will focus more on the Chinese market and Asian market, said Stan Lee, legendary comic creator of the American media and entertainment company.

Nadal beats Djokovic to reach 8th Madrid final

Spanish number one Rafael Nadal qualified for the final of the Mutua Madrid Open on Saturday after defeating number two seed, Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 6-4 in their semifinal.

Bayern overpower Leipzig, Hoffenheim crush Bremen in German Bundesliga

Bayern bounced back and shocked Leipzig with a 5-4 victory on the road while Hoffenheim cruised 5-3 past Werder Bremen at the 33rd round in Bundesliga on Saturday.

IOC Evaluation Commission arrives in Paris for a three-day inspection

The 11-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission delegation arrived in Paris on Saturday to carry out a three-day inspection on the city's preparation for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

China to set up liaison office for follow-up activities of BRF

China will set up a liaison office for the follow-up activities of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, President Xi Jinping said Sunday at the opening ceremony of the forum.

China to provide 60 bln RMB assistance to developing countries participating in B&R

China will provide assistance worth 60 billion yuan (8.7 billion U.S. dollars) in the coming three years to developing countries and international organizations participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to improve people's well-being, President Xi Jinping said Sunday.

1st stage of subpark in Belarus-China industrial park commissioned

The first stage of the trade and logistics sub-park in the Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone near Belarusian capital, Minsk, has been commissioned on Friday.

Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opens in Beijing

The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation opens in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2017.

Beijing enters Belt and Road time

The Chinese capital is in Belt and Road time with high hopes that the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation means a new dawn for globalization.

Countries along Belt and Road become popular destinations for Chinese tourists

Countries along Belt and Road have become popular destinations for Chinese tourists, according to a report issued by Lvmama.com, a Chinese online travel agency.

Int'l trains boost China-Europe trade

After 16 days, 26 tonnes of frozen pork from the Netherlands arrived in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province earlier this month, the first carried from the Netherlands to China by train.

Alonso's engine fails in first practice session for Barcelona GP

Fernando Alonso's first practice session ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona ended in disaster as his car suffered an engine problem on Thursday.

The myth about China's "chequebook diplomacy"

As the popularity of the Belt and Road (B&R) grows, so do the attendant misconceptions and occasional outright lies.

U.S. to send representatives to Belt & Road forum

The United States will send representatives to the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao told a press conference Friday.

China's ace long jumper Gao wants Shanghai Diamond League win to be rid of Rio pain

China's promising long jumper Gao Xinglong is ready to shake off regrets from the Rio Olympic Games and start afresh at the 2017 Shanghai Diamond League.

ADB supports China's water ecosystems rehabilitation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday signed a loan and technical assistance facility to Beijing-based China Water Environment Group to help restore water ecosystems and improve wastewater management in China's central and western provinces.

Rising temperatures threaten stability of alpine grasslands

Global warming may affect the grasslands on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, says a study by researchers from China and the United States.

Shanghai hosts world premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean"

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" had its world premiere in Shanghai, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday.

Cultural dialogues and cooperation key to Belt and Road Initiative

Dynamic heritage cooperation, intensified cultural industry cooperation and booming cultural trade between China and countries along the Belt and Road were Vice Minister Ding Wei's key topics during a Ministry of Culture press conference on the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) on May 11.

Backgrounder: International Nurses Day

The May 12th, is known as International nurses day, this day is set up in memory of Florence Nightingale.

Djokovic, Nadal through with ease but Murray crashes out in Madrid

Number one seed Andy Murray caused the biggest shock of the day as he was knocked out of the last 16 of the Mutua Madrid Open on Thursday.

Ajax, Man United set up final clash in Europa League

Ajax and Manchester United labored through their respective opponents to set up the final matchup of UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

Regulation, monetary cocktail to keep liquidity stable

The mutually reinforcing relationship between financial regulation and monetary cocktail will keep China's liquidity basically stable in months ahead, according to analysts.

China's coal-rich province to close 18 collieries in 2017

North China's Shanxi Province will close down 18 collieries and cut 17 million tonnes of coal production capacity this year, local authorities said.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative attractive to countries promoting free trade, win-win cooperation: EU expert

The Belt and Road Initiative will be able to attract those countries which promote free trade and stimulate cooperation between them, a European Union expert has told Xinhua.

Drug-resistant superbugs originate before age of dinosaurs: study

Leading hospital "superbugs," known as enterococci, originated well before the age of dinosaurs, a new study said Thursday.

Chinese-proposed energy initiative promises clean, sustainable energy in Africa

The Chinese-proposed energy initiative dubbed Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) can inject a new momentum into the socio-economic development in Africa, according to the Chair of the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization.

China makes headway in race for space technology domination

Satellite communications technology is the crown jewel of China's high-tech development, and it has played a vital role in connecting the country with the rest of the world.

New Macao auction highlights imperial painting, wine vessel

An imperial Buddhist painting from the early 15th century and a Shang Dynasty (c. 16th century-11th century BC) wine vessel called you will be on the block at the inaugural auction of Jung Hau Dian Tsang Auction in Macao on May 22 and 23.

Italy expresses enormous interest in Belt & Road Initiative

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Wednesday that Italy is "enormously interested" in China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, which envisions a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa.

Belt and Road Initiative gives hope to developing countries in infrastructure development: Cambodian PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Thursday that the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative gives hope to developing countries in their infrastructure development.

Commentary: Belt and Road Initiative brings Chinese, European dreams together

The progress of Belt and Road Initiative has drawn a clear outline of the prospect of win-win cooperation between "Chinese Dream" and "European Dream."

Cultural initiatives nurtures integration of second-generation Chinese in Italy

Cultural initiatives and exchanges have nurtured the integration of second-generation Chinese immigrants in Italy as dozens of people gathered at the Nelson Mandela public library in Rome's San Giovanni neighborhood to watch documentaries on Chinese-born young people, and discuss about their hopes, experiences, and search for identity.

Schools guide villagers on path out of poverty

Wang Zhichun, 48, raises pigs, cows and sheep in his newly-built pen in a village near the city of Ulanhot in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

China to fund Bangladesh for 9th friendship bridge

China will fund Bangladesh for construction of the ninth Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge and other infrastructure development projects.

GM plans to launch 10 "new energy" vehicles in China by 2020

General Motors Co. (GM) plans to launch 10 "new energy" vehicles including hybrid electrics, plug-in hybrids and pure electrics in China by 2020.

Bank of China joins Britain's electronic same-day payment system CHAPS

Bank of China has joined CHAPS Clearing Company Limited, Britain's electronic same day payment system as a shareholder and direct participant with immediate effect, CHAPS Clearing Company announced on Thursday.

Huge first quarter sales drop in China for Samsung smartphones

Samsung's first quarter sales of smartphones in China have declined by 60% year on year to around 3.5 million units, according to the Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Technology Market Research company.

China launches emergency response to Xinjiang quake

China has activated emergency response procedures following a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Thursday morning.

China has 3.5 mln registered nurses

The number of registered nurses in China reached 3.5 million at the end of 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Wednesday.

Construction of Boeing's first overseas 737 factory starts in China

Construction of Boeing's first overseas facility as part of its 737 production system started Thursday in the east China port city of Zhoushan.

China cuts retail fuel prices

China will cut the retail prices of both gasoline and diesel for the fourth time this year from Friday due to a drop in global oil prices, the country's top economic planner said Thursday.

China to expand public hospital reform

China will expand reform within the country's public hospitals nationwide this year, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Thursday.

China's auto sales drop due to decreased demand, tax hike

Both auto production and sales declined in April due to a decrease in demand and higher sales tax, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed Thursday.

China determined to push capacity-cut drive

China is determined to gain some ground on its key battlefield -- addressing industrial overcapacity.

Russia lifts ban on instant messaging app WeChat

Russian telecommunication watchdog Roskomnadzor said Thursday that it has allowed access to Chinese instant messaging app WeChat after the service was first blocked last week.

Belt and Road to tap local currencies, says PBOC's deputy governor

Belt and Road projects are encouraged to use local currencies in investment and finance to cut problems associated with exchange rate fluctuations, said Yi Gang, deputy governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC).

History on Today: Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess match on May 11, 1997

On May 11, 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov resigns after 19 moves in a game against Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer developed by scientists at IBM. This was the sixth and final game of their match, which Kasparov lost two games to one, with three draws.

China's mobile payment era: Costs and benefits

All vendors selling a range of produce at a marketplace in Luyuan community of Beijing's Xicheng district support mobile payments, and consumers can scan QR codes to pay through WeChat Wallet or Alipay.

Nadal, Djokovic made to work before progressing in Madrid

MADRID, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were both made to work hard before booking their places in the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open on Wednesday.

Interview: Lebanon's culture minister commends China's Belt and Road Initiative

Lebanon's Culture Minister Ghattas Khouri commended the Chinese leadership for launching the Belt and Road Initiative, saying "it will boost the level of economical, cultural and social exchange between the participant countries."

Chinese submersible Jiaolong completes dives in South China Sea

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, conducted its ninth and final dive in the South China Sea Wednesday.

Ancient tomb found in north China

SHIJIAZHUANG, May 10 (Xinhua) -- A tomb dating back more than 1,400 years has been found in north China's Hebei Province.

China's trade with Belt & Road countries hit 20 tln yuan

China's trade with Belt and Road countries reached about 20 trillion yuan (2.9 trillion U.S. dollars) during 2014-2016, an official said Wednesday.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative benefits Egypt-China cooperation: expert

The Belt and Road Initiative will "open up huge opportunities" for cooperation between Egypt and China in terms of mutual trade and investment, said a top Egyptian researcher.

Economic Watch: China's steady inflation creates room for financial risk control

China's inflation held steady in April, reinforcing views about stabilization in the economy and giving policy makers more leeway to tighten regulation.

3.48 billion-year-old fossils in Australia's rocks reveal evidence of life: research

It appears that life on the Earth may date back to more than 3 billion years ago, Australian researchers revealed on Wednesday.

Dying moments of squid that lived 150 mln years ago brought to life by digital technology

An international team of scientists from England, Germany and Spain, uncovered Wednesday the amazing story of a 150 million year old fossil "squid."

Jordan joins hands with Google to launch Arabic online learning platform

The Queen Rania Foundation and Google.org announced Wednesday that they have joined forces to create an online learning platform for Arabic open educational resources.

Feature: Traditional medicine, martial arts - two giants of Chinese culture

It is mid-June, and the temperature has reached 40 degrees Celsius on the outskirts of Samarkand, an ancient city in Uzbekistan, where an archaeological team composed of Chinese and Uzbek archaeologists is busy excavating a large tomb of the ancient Yuezhi people.

Bangladesh celebrates largest Buddhist festival

With due religious fervor and solemnity, Buddhist community in Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country is celebrating "Buddha Purnima," one of their major festivals, on Wednesday.

More chances offered for Tunisian students to study in China

Tunisia and China will have more cooperation on higher education at the level of government and academies, said on Tuesday Tunisian Minister of High Education and Scientific Research Slim Khalbous during the opening ceremony of China Campus 2017 in Tunis.

Chinese resort city restricts home purchases

Sanya, a popular tourist destination in south China's island province of Hainan, announced measures Wednesday to restrict non-locals from buying new homes to cool the property market.

AIIB president says Cambodia on right track of economic development

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun said on Wednesday that Cambodia is moving on the right track of economic development and the bank is ready to assist the country in its socio-economic development, a senior Cambodian official said.

Forest fire extinguished in Inner Mongolia

Authorities confirmed a massive forest fire in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region had finally been extinguished Wednesday, after thousands of firefighters battled the blaze last Friday.

Explanatory document issued on Belt and Road Initiative

China issued a detailed explanatory document on the Belt and Road Initiative on Wednesday.

Chinese scientists uncover variations of lakes on Qinghai-Tibet plateau

Scientists have identified three distinct periods over the past four decades that feature notably different variations of lake area and volume on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.

China to promote employment of college graduates

Chinese central government has called for more efforts in helping college graduates get jobs or start businesses, according to statement issued after a national tele-conference on employment Wednesday.

China-CEEC expo to open in east China

The third China-CEEC Investment and Trade Expo will be held in east China's Zhejiang Province in June, with more items on display compared with previous events.

​Pakistan views CPEC as flagship project of China's Belt and Road Initiative

Pakistan's top foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) holds a special significance, as it is a flagship project of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

College students design Traditional Chinese Medicine robot

Those who dream of having a real "Baymax" may soon see their dream come true. A group of college students have invented an intelligent robot programmed to serve as a personal Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physician for the elderly.

B&R injects new vitality into world economy: official

The Belt and Road Initiative has brought new vitality to participating countries and drives economic globalization, a Chinese senior commerce official said Wednesday.

Belt and Road forum to promote infrastructure connectivity cooperation

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation from May 14 to 15 will push forward cooperation in infrastructure connectivity among participating countries, officials with China's top economic planner said Wednesday.

China to improve people's livelihood in border areas

China will take targeted measures to improve people's livelihood in the border areas.

New China-Europe container train launched

A train pulling 45 containers set off from Panjin Port, northeast China's Liaoning Province on Wednesday, joining China-Europe freight trains which have been booming in recent years.

Pair of rare Chinese vases sell in London for 14 million pounds

A pair of rare Chinese famille rose vases from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) sold for 13 million pounds ($16.8 million) at Christie's auction house in London on Tuesday, making it one of the Top 10 most-expensive Chinese ceramics sold at auction.

'Dangal' becomes highest grossing Indian movie in China

Dangal starring Aamir Khan has become the highest grossing Indian movie in China, making more than 100 million yuan  ($145,000) in four days since released.

Auto sales fail to rev up in April

China's passenger car market in April continued the lackluster performance seen in the first quarter, further denting the confidence of automotive industry players.

HP to keep investing in digital printing R&D

HP Inc will continue to invest in the R&D of digital printing as this emerging sector is of great significance and full of huge growth potential for the company, said Jeff de Kleijn, general manager of the Large Format Printing Division at HP Asia Pacific and Japan.

Former Chinese Vice Premier Qian Qichen dies at age 90

Former Chinese Vice Premier Qian Qichen died of illness in Beijing at 10:06 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a statement from the central authority released on Wednesday.

Jiaolong conducts last dive in South China Sea

Jiaolong conducted its last dive on Wednesday in the South China Sea during the second stage of China's 38th ocean scientific expedition.

Disney Shanghai to welcome ten millionth visitor

The Walt Disney Company on Wednesday announced that the Shanghai Disney Resort would soon welcome its 10 millionth visitor, following positive second fiscal quarter earnings.

A bite of Belt and Road

Since diplomat and imperial envoy Zhang Qian's expedition westwards more than two thousand years ago, a path connecting China and the outside world has come into being.

Top 10 most valuable brands in China

Companies in the technology, banking and telecom industries have dominated a list of most valuable brands in China compiled based on a study by advertising research agency WPP and Millward Brown.

Seoul at key point to reset ties with Beijing

Moon Jae-in, head of South Korea's Democratic Party, won Tuesday's presidential race by a large margin.

Grammy Awards returning to New York for 60th anniversary in 2018

The Grammys Awards will move from Los Angeles to New York in 2018 to mark the 60th anniversary show.

New safety issues identified for 1 in 3 FDA-approved drugs: study

Nearly a third of drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have a new safety issue detected in the years after approval, a U.S. study said Tuesday.

Biographical film on Bruce Lee to be shot in China and Malaysia

A biographical film on the boyhood of martial artist Bruce Lee is going to begin shooting this summer.

2.6-bln-USD venture capital fund to support Chinese startups

China has set up a national venture capital fund for guiding the development of startup companies in new sectors of strategic importance.

China to host Brussels World Wine Competition for 1st time

All eyes in the world of wine will be on the Haidian district of Beijing next year when it hosts the 25th edition of the Brussels World Wine Competition (Concours Mondial) from May 11 and 13, 2018.

(BRF)Beijing ready for upcoming Belt and Road forum: spokesperson

Beijing is ready to host the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation from May 14 to 15, as preparatory work is progressing well, a spokesperson with the municipal government said.

China Focus: A Pakistani family's decades' bond with China

Before Javaria Ikram even arrived in China, the Pakistani woman had heard a lot about the country from her father.

Commentary: Belt & Road Initiative benefits all, don't politicalize

While many countries are excited to be attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum from May 14 to 15 in Beijing, some Western media continue to hold a the Cold War mentality and smear the initiative as neocolonialism.

China reforms personnel management in media institutions

China has launched a plan to reform personnel management in media institutions, according to central authorities.

Construction begins on China-invested British nuclear project

Construction is underway on the main part of a nuclear power project at Hinkley Point in Britain funded partly by Chinese investment.

Chinese-designed app for Aphasia due for release

A new app dubbed the 'sign language interpreter' is due to be made available for users later this month, the China Youth Daily reports.

Interview: China plays very central role in uniting world in tackling development challenges, UN chief says

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday spoke highly of China's Belt and Road Initiative, saying "China plays a very central role" through it in uniting the world in addressing today's global development challenges.

Photo exhibition on Belt and Road Initiative opens at UN headquarters

A photo exhibition on China's Belt and Road Initiative opened at the UN headquarters on Monday, showing the outcomes the initiative has achieved so far and its future prospects.

Belt and Road Initiative fits well into world's sustainable development: UN forum

The Belt and Road Initiative, with an emphasis on infrastructure development, "fits well" into the world's pursuit for sustainable economic development, participants at a United Nations forum said here Tuesday.

China tests new missile in Bohai Sea: Ministry

Chinese rocket forces have conducted a combat test of a new type of missile in the Bohai Sea, according to a statement from the Information Bureau of China's Ministry of National Defense.

China to complete B&R sci-tech cooperation system in 2030

A science and technology (S&T) cooperation network along the Belt and Road (B&R) will be completed in 2030, said Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), on Tuesday.

"Chinese Brands Day" set to nurture independently-owned brands

The establishment of "Chinese Brands Day" will help independent brands, a senior official said Tuesday.

Wisdom, patience to deepen Sino-U.S. economic ties

Complementarity has defined win-win results in Sino-U.S. bilateral economic ties, but collaboration must be expanded through multilaterism, according to both Chinese and U.S. economists.

60-year love story immortalized in graphic memoir

After Mao passed away in 2008, less than five months before their 60th wedding anniversary, Rao, now 96, drew more than 200 pictures to memorialize his wife and compiled them into 18 albums.

Tour de France champion Froome "rammed" by car in France

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain said he was "rammed" by a car driver but unhurt during training in southern France.

Sharapova's Wimbledon hopes to be decided in late June

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova's hopes of featuring this year's Wimbledon Championship will be decided on June 20 when a meeting of tournament organisers is planned, reports said here on Tuesday.

China's airports see surging international flights in 2016

China's airports saw surging international flights last year as more Chinese travelled overseas, official data showed.

Frenchman Matthieu Tachon shares his unique Tai Chi story

Matthieu Tachon has been promoting the traditional art form of Tai Chi in his French community for a long time. An orthopaedist by day, Matthieu started his practice in the late fall of 2015 right after his first visit to the birth place of Tai Chi in Chenjiagou, China.

World record number apply for 2018 London Marathon

A record total number of 386,050 applicants from around the world registered for a ballot place in the 2018 London Marathon when the application system closed on Friday 5 May, organizers said here on Tuesday.

12 killed in China traffic accident

Twelve people were killed and one another was seriously injured in a vehicle crash and a subsequent fire in a tunnel in Weihai City, east China's Shandong Province, Tuesday morning.

Zhang Jian's election to FIFA Council at AFC congress to boost Chinese football

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations have held elections for the four sports allocated to Asia on the FIFA Council at the AFC Congress 2017 on Monday. China's Zhang Jian was elected by acclimation, along with South Korea's Chung Mong Gyu and the Philippines' Mariano Araneta. Zhang's election is widely regarded as one small step toward China someday holding a FIFA World Cup.

Experts: Discovering local characteristics helpful for enriching traditional Chinese festivals

Discovering more local characteristics of traditional Chinese festivals in different places will be helpful for the development and prosperity of traditional Chinese culture, said Chinese folk custom experts at a seminar in Lingwu City, northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Painting restoration launched in major Tibetan Buddhist monastery

Painting restoration on a prominent Tibetan Buddhist monastery in northwest China's Gansu Province had begun May 3, local authorities said Monday.

Chinese, U.S. scientists make first reversal of pest resistance to GM cotton

The issue of pest resistance to genetically modified (GM) crops has received widespread attention, and researchers from China and the United States revealed on Monday the success of a surprising new strategy for countering this problem.

China provides 5 mln USD emergency humanitarian aid to Nigeria

China on Monday provided Nigeria with 5 million U.S. dollars in emergency humanitarian aid as part of its support for relief efforts by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in northeast Nigeria.

Interview: Greece, China transforming Piraeus port into shining star: manager

Years since Chinese giant COSCO Shipping's arrival at Piraeus port, the image of Greece's largest port has changed dramatically.

Chinese vice president hails Confucius Institute for promoting friendship with Senegal

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao on Monday visited the Confucius Institute of Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) in Dakar, Senegal, and attended the unveiling ceremony of a new teaching building.

Sharing the beauty of Latin American art

The 5th "Sharing the Beauty: Latin American Contemporary Art Exhibition" opened at the art gallery of the China Millennium Monument in Beijing. The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture of China, embassies of Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay.

Celebrated paintings unveiled at French cultural festival

The opening ceremony of the touring exhibition "From Monet to Soulages: Paths of Modern Western Painting (1800-1980)" as well as the 2017 Croisements ("crossing") Festival kicked off on May 6 at the Tsinghua University Art Museum.

First mobile breast milk donation bus running in Chongqing

Breast-feeding mothers in Chongqing can donate their spare milk at home as a local hospital began to use a special mini-bus to collect milk in the city, the first such practice in Southwest China.

Li gets close look at China-made tractor

Premier Li Keqiang called on Monday for further efforts to drive agricultural modernization and manufacturing upgrades amid China's economic transformation.

Minor planet named after Chinese aerospace scientist

Minor Planet No. 456677 was named after Chinese aerospace scientist Ye Peijian at a ceremony on Monday.

Donkeys become cash cows in Xinjiang

In the Chinese animation "The Tales of Effendi", a cute donkey from Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region becomes famous as he carries his master around.

Chinese roll on wheels to enjoy foreign trips

Chinese increasingly prefer road trips overseas as the preferred way to travel and soak in sights and cultures. The United States remains their top destination with Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco being particularly popular.

Tibet kicks off campaign to remove trash from world's highest mountain

The authorities in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region kicked off an annual campaign Saturday to clean up rubbish left by climbers on the north slope of the world's highest peak, Mount Qomolangma.

Didi launches new bilingual ride-hailing services promoting internationalization plan

Chinese ride hailing company Didi Chuxing has announced the launch of bilingual functions on its app in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to serve foreigners as part of the company's globalization strategy.

Belt and Road initiative brings Chinese firm and Malaysian firm together

Beyond government-owned enterprises, private firms from China are also participating in the Belt and Road initiative.

China's voluntary bone marrow donors hit 2.3 mln

Potential donors enlisted in China's marrow donor program exceeded 2.3 million in 2016, the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) said Monday.

Chinese SOEs can manage B&R investment risks: official

Risks facing China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) investing in the Belt and Road (B&R) region are generally controllable, a senior official said Monday.

China's century-old bicyle brand to team up with Ofo

China's 120-year-old bike manufacturer Phoenix is to supply bike-sharing startup Ofo and help it explore overseas markets.

Morocco eyes mutual benefit under Belt and Road Initiative

For many centuries, Morocco had played a major role in the old Maritime Silk Road, connecting the major civilizations of Asia, Europe and Africa.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative beneficial to customers, service providers: CEO of Hungary's logistic company

China's Belt and Road Initiative "is really a great and brilliant project," Akos Kovacs, the CEO of Hungary's Ekol Logistics, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

China considers national anthem law

Chinese lawmakers are drafting a bill on the use of the national anthem, the Commission for Legislative Affairs of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee said Monday.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative to boost globalisation, int'l cooperation: WIPO chief

China's Belt and Road Initiative is expected to enhance greater international cooperation while fostering multilateral ties between participating countries, the World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) director general told Xinhua in an interview.

Chinese fans pleased with Yao Ming's appointment to FIBA Central Board

Chinese fans applauded Yao Ming's moving up on world basketball ladder when the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) president entered the top executive branch of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

Didi rolls out bilingual ride-hailing services in China

Chinese on-demand mobility giant Didi Chuxing announced Monday the launch of bilingual functions on its app in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to serve foreigners as part of the company's globalization strategy.

China's trade growth moderates in April

Dragged down by declining commodity imports and weakness in external demand, China's foreign trade growth slowed in April, customs data showed Monday.

AkzoNobel rejects third take-over bid by U.S. rival PPG

Dutch paints, coating and chemicals giant AkzoNobel rejected a third take-over bid by United States rival PPG Industries, both companies announced on Monday.

More hospitals to conduct human organ transplants

China will allow more hospitals to engage in human organ transplants, and experts are putting together an amendment to keep the country's regulations on organ transplants up to date, officials said.

Philippine trade minister calls for expediting RCEP talks

Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Monday urged negotiators of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to speed up talks, reiterating the need to achieve a "substantial conclusion" on the giant free trade pact by the end of this year.

China's trade surplus widens in April

China's foreign trade surplus widened in April as import growth decline outpaced that of exports, customs data showed Monday.

History on Today: Olympic torch relayed on Mt. Qomolangma for first time on May 8, 2008

The Olympic flame made its first trip to Mount Qomolangma as Chinese mountaineers brought it to the top of the world at 9:12 a.m. Beijing time (0112 GMT) on May 8, 2008.

U.S. military's X-37B space plane lands after 2-year secret mission

The U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a secret space mission that lasted nearly two years.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" tops box office in North America

Disney and Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" rocketed to No.1 with a 145-million U.S. dollars debut weekend in North American, opening the summer movie season officially.

Iran fails to reach final of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Iran lost to Tahiti on penalty shootout and failed to book a place in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

Uber under criminal investigation by justice department for using regulation evasion software

Ride-service company Uber is under a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for its use of a software to deliberately evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the matter told the Reuters.

Interview: UN expert says involving U.S. in B&R Initiative helps build confidence

It is a great idea for China to invite the United States to join the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which actually helps build confidence in bilateral ties, a UN expert has said.

CSL: Hebei stun Beijing 4-1

Ezequiel Lavezzi showed his world-class level after a sublime performance with 4 assists in the eighth round of 2017 Chinese Super League (CSL) season, helping Hebei China Fortune stun Beijing Guoan 4-1 on road.

Photography competition raises awareness of panda conservation

An international photography competition on China's panda conservation and research efforts kicked off in Sichuan province from May 6 and will last to Nov 6.

Greek President extends wishes for success to Belt and Road forum

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos extended best wishes for success to the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation which will take place in Beijing on May 14-15, in an exclusive statement with Xinhua in Athens.

"Family planning" for Siberian tigers in China

Chinese researchers are using artificial breeding to control the population of captive-bred Siberian Tigers and improve their genetic quality.

China's capital outflows ease on stable economy, yuan

Pressure from capital flight has eased markedly as the Chinese economy firms up and the yuan stabilizes against the U.S. dollar.

30 Chinese-Americans receive highest U.S. educational award

30 Chinese Americans have received one of the United States' highest educational honors.

Sustainable food production looking up

A laboratory worker in full biohazard gear is patrolling rows of rainbow colored LED-lit shelves. The shelves stand about 2 meters and have six levels, each containing trays of lettuce saplings bathing underneath the light, and the room is illuminated in a psychedelic pink.

Syngenta OKs ChemChina bid

China National Chemical Corp, also known as ChemChina, said on Friday that shareholders of Syngenta AG, the Swiss agrochemical and seed producer, have accepted its $43 billion takeover bid, paving the way for completion of China's biggest international acquisition deal.

China to boost development of online media

China will boost the development of online media by encouraging eligible websites to go public and create new mainstream media institutions and groups during the 2016-2020 period, according to a government blueprint made public Sunday.

Interview: Serbian expert speaks highly of upcoming Belt & Road forum in Beijing

The upcoming Belt and Road forum in Beijing will be one of the most important, constructive and productive international conferences reflecting global economic changes and challenges, a Serbian expert on international relations said in a recent interview with Xinhua.

Chinese fantasy fiction website books worldwide success

A Chinese-to-English novel translation website, Wuxiaworld.com, is enjoying unexpected popularity in the United States.

Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries

Chen Zhiqiang is celebrating his decision to build a sprawling factory in northern Beijing 18 years ago.

Renowned Chinese mathematician dies at 98

Renowned Chinese mathematician Wu Wenjun, died on Sunday at the age of 98 in Beijing.

Chinese Vice Premier stresses tight control of property development in Xiongan

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli stressed tight control of land, property development and neighboring areas as well as protecting historical and cultural heritage and the environment while developing Xiongan New Area.

China issues five-year reform plan on cultural industry

China is planning to develop its cultural industry into a pillar of the national economy by 2020 by upgrading its industrial structure, fostering major brands and boosting consumption, according to a government blueprint made public Sunday.

Taichi master's KO defeat to MMA fighter stirs up Chinese martial arts debate

Whether it's gliding gracefully across the sky, walking casually on the water, or fracturing all your bones with a single hit, traditional Chinese martial arts masters have long thrived in Kungfu movies and Wuxia fiction for generations.

China sends homegrown jumbo passenger jet C919 into sky

China sent its homegrown large passenger plane C919 into sky on Friday, becoming one of the world's top makers of jumbo aircraft.

China's largest train maker CRRC to build plant in Canada

China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, the country's railway vehicle and equipment manufacturer and exporter, announced on Thursday that it will build a plant in Canada to further expand its marketing channels in North America.

U.S. researchers found ideal temperature for mosquito to spread diseases

A group of researchers at Stanford University have found that 29 degrees Celsius, or 84 degrees Fahrenheit, is the best temperature for mosquito to spread disease.

Injured snow leopard cub rescued in Xinjiang

A snow leopard cub was rescued by forest police and workers in west China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local sources said on Thursday.

Smartphone apps can help tackle anxiety, researchers find

Smartphone apps can help to significantly reduce anxiety levels in those suffering from the disorder, new research from the University of Manchester revealed Thursday.

Chen Long takes worlds' only wild card

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced Thursday that Chinese star Chen Long was granted a wild card to compete in the 2017 Badminton World Championships.

China to guide the development of online literature

The General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has asked the China Writers Association (CWA) to guide online literature and carry out other reforms.

Chinese mainland visitors to Taiwan drop over 50 pct from Jan. to April

Taiwan's visitor arrivals from the Chinese mainland continued to shrink dramatically this year, with the number of Chinese mainland visitors registered a yearly drop of 50.2 percent in the first four months, according to preliminary data from the island' s immigration department Thursday.

Interview: China's Belt and Road initiative gives great opportunities: MEP

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative is a huge project that is giving opportunities to many companies, the chair of delegation for relations with China in the European Parliament, Jo Leinen, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Cable across gorge gives village a new lifeline

Resting in a level spot between precipitous cliffs, and hundreds of meters above the roaring Dadu River in Sichuan province, Gulu village has existed in isolation and poverty for hundreds of years.

Wechat Pay rolls out across United States catering for Chinese tourist demand

Wechat Pay is being rolled out across the United States to cater for the growing number of Chinese tourists in the States.

Security risk management to be highlighted in China schools

Chinese authorities will list security risk management as a measure for assessing primary and middle schools and kindergartens, an official with the Ministry of Education said Thursday.

China alerts PPP, investment fund irregularities

China's central government has flashed red on irregular behavior in public-private-partnership (PPP) projects and local government investment funds.

Beijing holds security cooperation dialogue on Belt and Road Initiative

A security cooperation dialogue on the Belt and Road Initiative, attended by officials from more than 20 countries, was held Thursday in Beijing.

Thousands battling Inner Mongolia fire, blaze under control

Some 8,880 firefighters, including 3,090 forest police, are battling a fire that broke out on Tuesday in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Interview: Beijing forum to send positive message on globalization, win-win cooperation: senior UN official

The upcoming high-level forum on China's Belt and Road Initiative will send a positive and important message to the world that globalization is irreversible and the win-win cooperation can inject strong impetus to the future world development, a senior UN official has said.

‘Giant chicken with teeth’ dinosaur fossil discovered in China

A team of Chinese and Canadian researchers have discovered a new species of troodontid, a dinosaur species which had feathers.

Basketball sharing takes the court in eastern China

Basketball players in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, now can enjoy the sport without bringing their own basketballs, thanks to a local company's new basketball-sharing service, Beijing Youth Daily reports.

Indian army starts learning Chinese language

Visva-Bharati University in Indian state of West Bengal has launched Mandarin classes for soldiers, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

Nation to begin building two new ships for 2019

China will soon begin building its first marine resources survey ship and its first mother ship for manned submersibles, according to the State Oceanic Administration.

From mud to the stars, China's youth dream of miracles

While many young Chinese headed to urban centers for better jobs, Liang Lina returned to her home village. After graduating from Guangxi Normal University, Liang put herself forward as party chief of Luhe Village in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

More Chinese cities restrict property sales

In its latest efforts to cool runaway housing prices, Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, put restrictions on property sales in more counties, effective Thursday.

China to boost recycling industry for greener growth

Chinese authorities on Thursday released an action plan to boost the recycling industry amid government efforts to promote green and sustainable growth.

China renews blue alert for sandstorms

The national weather observatory continued its blue alert for sandstorms on Thursday, forecasting windy and dusty weather in north China in the next three days.

China increases education spending in 2016

China spent nearly 3.9 trillion yuan (565.6 billion U.S. dollars) on education in 2016, an increase of 7.57 percent from 2015, according to preliminary statistics released by the Ministry of Education on Wednesday.

Sandstorms sweep through northern China

A sandstorm swept over large swathes of north China including Beijing on Thursday, turning the sky yellow and obscuring visibility.

U.S. researchers develop flexible, biodegradable semiconductor to reduce e-waste

U.S. researchers have developed a flexible, organic and biodegradable semiconductor that can help to cut the mounting pile of global electronic waste, according to a paper published recently.

Former short track speed skater Wang Yang combines sporting experience and entrepreneurship

Unlike many other entrepreneurs in the field of sporting footwear, Wang Yang used to be a figure skater himself. After four years as a figure skater, he had a career change at fourteen, going into short track speed skating.

Caixin service PMI falls to 11 month low

BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- China's service sector continued to moderate in April, as a private survey showed Thursday that an index for the sector fell to the lowest in 11 months. The Caixin General Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) slipped to 51.5 in April from 52.2 in March, according to the survey conducted by financial information service provider Markit and sponsored by Caixin Media Co. Ltd. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below 50 represents contraction.

Backgrounder: China's Youth Day

Youth Day in China falls on May 4. It originates from the Chinese patriotic campaign against imperialism i.e. the May Fourth Movement in 1919. In December 1949, the Government Administration Council officially announced May 4 to be Youth Day of the People's Republic of China.

Exhibition and exchange on Chinese art opens in Istanbul

An exhibition and exchange on Chinese paintings and tea ceremony opened at Istanbul Aydin University on Wednesday, offering a chance for artists from Turkey and China to communicate with and learn from each other.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative to promote inter-cultural exchanges: UN official

China's Belt and Road initiative will connect many countries and promote exchanges between different cultures, religions, and civilizations, said Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN high representative for the Alliance of Civilization.

Unique Pharaonic funerary garden unearthed in Egypt's Luxor

An almost 4,000-year-old Pharaonic funerary garden was unearthed by a Spanish archaeological mission working in Upper Egypt's Luxor City, Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Wednesday.

Messi unlikely to travel for FIFA appeal

Lionel Messi will reportedly not accompany an Argentine legal team in Switzerland on Thursday in its appeal against the forward's four-game international ban.

Study: organic carbon can resist breakdown in underground environment

A new study reveals that organic matter whose breakdown would yield only minimal energy for hungry micro-organisms preferentially builds up in floodplains, illuminating a new mechanism of carbon sequestration.

New Smurfs cartoon film makes a splash in China

Nearly 60 years after the Smurfs first appeared in a European magazine, a new animated feature has brought the blue-skin humanoids back to the big screen.

3D murals helping village eliminate poverty

A village at Shanghe county of Jinan, capital city of East China's Shandong province is getting more visitors thanks to lifelike 3D paintings on almost every household's wall.

First Tibetan language movie released overseas

Tibetan film Cao Yuan de He, or River, premiered in Tokyo, Japan on April 29. This is the first Tibetan language movie to be publicly released abroad.

Chinese language contest in Latvia draws huge response

The 14th Chinese Bridge language proficiency competition in Latvia was held at the University of Latvia in late April.

A third-generation restorer preserves Dunhuang frescoes

A third-generation restorer of the Dunhuang frescoes relishes the ancient art and the traditional methods to preserve it, Wang Kaihao reports in Quyang county, Hebei province.

Big data shows Beijing attracts talent by most opportunities

Despite high home prices and air pollution, more professionals decided to stay in Beijing than leave in the past five quarters as the country's capital offered most job opportunities, according to figures released on Tuesday.

China counts on aggressive tax cut to spur economy

As the biggest tax cut in U.S. history has a domino effect on the rest of the world, China may be about to become more aggressive in cutting its taxes to stay competitive.

Belt and Road Initiative has great global influence: Argentine Ambassador

China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative has greater global influence every day and Argentina wants to participate to improve infrastructure and trade, Argentine Ambassador to China Diego Ramiro Guelar said on Tuesday.

China, Indonesia to enhance anti-drug cooperation

Senior officials of Chinese and Indonesian anti-drug agencies met here Wednesday to discuss ways to enhance cooperation to fight against drug trafficking.

Commentary: China's Belt and Road Initiative not a threat

Why do Western commentators look at China's Belt and Road Initiative with Cold War prejudice, calling it a modern-day version of the U.S.-led Marshall Plan for post-World War II reconstruction in Europe, or the 19th century Great Game, in which Britain and Russia battled for control in central Asia?

China Cultural Fair captivates global buyers

The China Cultural Products Trade Fair attracted 44 trade teams and more than 83,000 domestic and foreign buyers and visitors to the Zhejiang Yiwu International Expo Center from April 27 to 30.

Will Chinese citizen undergo world's 1st full head transplant?

It's being reported a Chinese patient has been tapped to undergo, what could be, the world's first full head transplant within ten months in northeast China's Heilongjiang province.

Mini nuclear reactor now ready to be built

The first pilot project to use China National Nuclear Corporation's cutting-edge third-generation ACP100 nuclear reactor has completed its preliminary design stage and is qualified for construction in Hainan province.

Bangladesh signs deals with Chinese, Thai firms for metro rail project

The Bangladeshi government has signed three deals with Chinese and Thai firms on the country's first-ever metro rail project.

Alibaba teams up with Argentina's government seeking trade opportunity

Alibaba's CEO Jack Ma and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday in Buenos Aires to open up new trade opportunities for both China and Argentina, as well as to support Argentinian merchants that are currently marketing products on Alibaba's e-commerce platforms.

China to launch national online encyclopaedia in 2018

The third edition of the Chinese Encyclopaedia is due to go online for the first time sometime next year, announced the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

A brief history of Chinese-made passenger aircraft

On Friday, the China-built C919 large passenger aircraft will make its maiden flight at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

China to further promote diversified healthcare

The Chinese government plans to cultivate a large number of competitive private medical institutions to complete a diversified multi-layered healthcare system by 2020, which is expected to meet growing demands for customized services.

China to send two giant pandas to Denmark

China said on Wednesday it would send two giant pandas to Denmark and work on panda protection during Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's visit.

Chinese scientists make quantum leap in computing

Chinese scientists have built world's first quantum computing machine that goes beyond the early classical -- or conventional -- computers, paving the way to the ultimate realization of quantum computing beating classical computers.

Ropeway connects cliff village to outside world

On a precipitous cliff by the roaring Dadu River in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Gulu Village has sat in isolation and poverty for hundreds of years.

Active video games good for brain health of elderly people: study

Older people should play active video games to boost their brain health, a study by academics at the University of Manchester showed Wednesday.

'The Fate of the Furious' leads Chinese box office for 3rd week

Universal's 'The Fate of the Furious' held the top spot in the Chinese film market for the third week, earning 295 million yuan (42.8 million U.S.dollars) in the week ending April 30.

China becomes single largest contributor of Africa's FDI: report

Chinese investment in Africa has increased dramatically, making the country the single largest contributor of foreign direct investment (FDI) capital and jobs in Africa in 2016, according to Ernst & Young's (EY) latest Africa Attractiveness report released on Wednesday.

Celta preparing for big night with Manchester United in town

Celta Vigo face one of the biggest nights in their history when they entertain Manchester United in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal on Thursday night.

Beijing seeks foreign talent for service industry

Two centers for foreigner exit and entry services opened Tuesday in Beijing to assist foreign talent in service industries.

Olympic MVP Zhu Ting says playing in Europe next season is "possible"

Zhu Ting, China's star spiker and Most Valuable Player in the Rio Olympic volleyball tournament, said she was negotiating with the sports authority of Henan Province and VakifBank club,to strike a deal that would allow her to "perhaps" stay on for next season.

Whisky sales in China grow twelve-fold in ten years

Sales of whisky in China are now twelve times higher than they were a decade ago.

Apple records decline in Q2 revenue in China as rivals take bigger bite

Apple Inc reported fall in revenue in China in its latest quarter earnings report amid increased competition from local rivals.

Chinese scientists make quantum leap in computing

Chinese scientists have built the world's first quantum computing machine that goes far beyond the early classical -- or conventional -- computers, paving the way to the ultimate realization of quantum computing.

China's oldest observatory opens free to public

China's oldest observatory, in Dengfeng city, is now free to the public in a move to attract tourists at home and abroad, local authorities said Tuesday.

Chinese scientists make quantum leap in computing

Chinese scientists have built world's first quantum computing machine that goes beyond the early classical -- or conventional -- computers, paving the way to the ultimate realization of quantum computing beating classical computers.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative to provide triple benefit to participating countries, globalize RMB :HSBC

The Belt and Road Initiative (B&RI) will help China fully integrate with the greater economy and provide triple benefit to participating countries, said Vina Cheung, global head of RMB Internationalization at HSBC.

Maiden flight for C919 scheduled for May 5

The maiden flight for C919, China's first domestically-produced large passenger plane, is scheduled for May 5, the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) said Wednesday.

U.S. climatologist receives China's top honor on scientific cooperation

John Kutzbach, a U.S. climatologist and professor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received here Tuesday China's top science honor for foreigners, the International Science and Technological Cooperation Award.

Argentine trade minister says ties with China bear strategic importance

Argentine Minister of Trade Miguel Braun Tuesday highlighted the importance of working together with China, saying his government will continue to promote the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Vincent Van Gogh exhibition draws record crowds to Australian gallery

A record number of people have flocked to a Vincent Van Gogh exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) as of Wednesday.

Portland's Damian Lillard claims Magic Johnson Award

The Professional Basketball Writers Association announced Tuesday that Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has won the 2016-17 Magic Johnson Award.

Mid-life obesity-driven enzyme identified: study

U.S. researchers said Tuesday that they have identified an enzyme that may play a central role in the development of obesity in mid-life.

New research to protect eagles from wind turbines

Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) will work to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades, according to a news release from OSU on Tuesday.

Microsoft unveils new laptop with new operating system

Microsoft Corporation unveiled Tuesday a new hardware personal computer (PC) model together with a new software operating system slightly different from its previous Windows version.

China issues regulation on online news service

Cooperation between Chinese online news service providers and entities with foreign investment should go through a security review, according to a regulation released Tuesday.

Antarctica a hotspot for Chinese tourists

New stats are suggesting the number of Chinese tourists travelling to the Antarctica has risen forty-fold over the past decade.

China's e-sports fans winning the battle for acceptance

On April 17, the Olympic Council of Asia announced that electronic sports (e-sports) will be an official competitive event at the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou. The news lit up the cell phone of Tong Xin, who, as CEO of an e-sports club, was more concerned with the LOL Professional League (LPL) the next day.

Drones will help Xinjiang fight terror

The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region plans to deploy drones to patrol its borders as it further tightens security this year, a senior official said.

New rules will keep patients' info secret

As more hospitals mine big data to improve services and tackle illnesses, the central government has vowed to safeguard patients' personal information with a new regulation on how this data can be collected, stored and used.

Banks in Beijing raise mortgage rates

Eight banks have moved to raise mortgage rates in Beijing, beginning Monday, as the city steps up to crack down speculative buying, Securities Times reported.

China's CC Land buys London skyscraper for 1.15 bln pounds

CC Land Holdings Ltd, a firm run by Chinese property tycoon Cheung Chung-kiu, has agreed to buy the city's "Cheesegrater" skyscraper for 1.15 billion pounds (1.49 billion U.S. dollars), the company announced Tuesday.

Chinese naval fleet wraps up visit to Philippines

A Chinese naval fleet on Tuesday left Davao City in southeastern Philippines after a three-day friendly visit.

No retreat on reforms as growth rises

Economic recovery in resource-intensive and export-oriented provinces gathered pace in the first quarter as economic restructuring efforts began to bear fruit.

​When China's 'Made in China 2025' meets Germany's 'Industry 4.0'

In 2012, Germany launched the concept of "Industry 4.0" in its manufacturing sector. Three years later, a similar Chinese initiative, or the "Made in China 2025," debuted.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative bringing tangible benefits to Laos: official

Laos strongly supports China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the initiative has been producing tangible benefits for the country, a high-ranking Lao official has said.

Internet cooperation benefits countries along the Belt and Road

"The Belt and Road brings us together, and we address challenges hand in hand" -- composed by Vilayphone Vongphachanh from Laos, the song "The Belt and Road" went viral online recently.

Key component of world's longest cross-sea bridge installed

Chinese engineers installed a 6,000-ton key structure of the world's longest cross-sea bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.

Chinese literature shines light on Abu Dhabi book fair

The seven-day Abu Dhabi book fair which closed Tuesday has brought Chinese literature closer to readers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and beyond.

Publishing house brings Chinese wisdom to Arabic speakers

A publishing company based in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, northwest China, is excited about their booming business bringing Chinese culture to Arabic speakers.

China, Japan to hold sixth finance minister dialogue

China and Japan plan to hold the sixth dialogue between their finance ministers in Yokohama, Japan on May 6, China's Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.

Interview: Australia needs to make most of economic opportunities with China: Blackmores CEO

Australia needs to make the most of economic opportunities with China, the chief executive officer of Blackmores said on Tuesday, noting that developing strong economic partnership between the two nations is vital for Australia's long term success.

Selby beats Higgins to win third world snooker title

Defending champion Mark Selby came back from 10-4 down to beat four-time winner John Higgins 18-15 to take the title of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible here on Monday.

China central bank suspends reverse repos to drain liquidity

China's central bank suspended open market operations Tuesday, in a sign of policy tightening.

SpaceX launches government spy satellite, lands rocket stage

SpaceX launched a spy satellite for the U.S. Department of Defense early Monday morning and then landed the first stage of its rocket back on solid ground.

Going to work with mom: Shanghai's new approach to baby-sitting

Aged just two and a half, Wu Rui follows her mother to work every morning, joining her peers in day care while her mother works in an office a few paces away.

Chinese submersible Jiaolong completes fourth dive in South China Sea

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, conducted its fourth dive Sunday around the Zhenbei Seamount in the South China Sea.

World Expo Museum opens to public in Shanghai

The World Expo Museum opened to the public in Shanghai on Monday.

Cooking at home is healthier, study finds

The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, as cooking at home can provide the most bang for the buck nutritionally as well as financially, a new study suggests.

Alipay app unlocks 6 bike-sharing services

Bicycle riders in China are benefiting from a new deal in the country's burgeoning bike-sharing sector as six players team up with popular mobile payment tool Alipay.

China's Hong Kong SAR boosts cultural, labor cooperation with Indonesia

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China signed two documents with Indonesia on Monday to further boost cultural and labor cooperation.

Tourist numbers surge across China over May Day holiday

This year's May Day holiday has come to an end in China. The three-day-holiday, which began on Saturday, has seen millions of people make stops at various tourist locations across the country, with short excursions said to be favored by most Chinese travellers this year.

Chinese smartphones among most popular in India for Q1: report

Four Chinese handset makers are said to be among the top five in India's smartphone market during the first quarter of 2017, according to a survey by Singapore-based industry research firm Canalys.

Clues to whereabouts of some top Chinese fugitives revealed publicly

Clues to the whereabouts of some of the fugitives on China's 100 "most-wanted" Interpol list have been revealed publicly for the first time.

China should deleverage economy at proper pace: central bank official

China should deleverage its economy at a proper pace to ensure the financial sector is under pressure to keep reducing leverage while avoiding being pushed into any systemic financial risks, according to a senior central bank official.

China's major banks see slowing profit growth, falling bad loan rates in Q1

China's major banks saw slowing profit growth in the first quarter, though bad loan rates fell.

Nadal takes 10th Barcelona title to reclaim dominance on clay

Rafael Nadal regained his dominance on his favorite clay court with his 10th Barcelona Open title here on Sunday.

Holiday railway traffic to peak on Monday

China's railway traffic during the International Labor Day holiday is expected to peak Monday with about 13 million passenger trips.

What to expect from Belt and Road Forum

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation scheduled for mid-May is a high-profile international meeting on the Belt and Road Initiative, a China-proposed trade and infrastructure plan connecting Asia with Europe and Africa.

China's manufacturing activity expands for 9th straight month

China's manufacturing sector continued to expand in April, though at a slower pace, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Sunday.

China's Ding edged out by defending champion Selby at snooker worlds semifinals

China's Ding Junhui was stopped by defending champion Mark Selby 17-15 in a thrilling semifinal at the World Snooker Championship here on Saturday.

Home cook better for health: study

A new study suggests that the best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, as cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as financially.

China, Britain urge peaceful solution to DPRK nuclear issue

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, agreed Friday that the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula should be resolved peacefully.

Time for West to discard mindset of 'China threat'

In history, the rise of big powers was realized via expansion and aggression. But today, the rise of China is an exception. It is peaceful.

China's Ding levels at 12-12 with Selby at snooker worlds semifinals

Ding Junhui captured the final two frames to level at 12-12 with defending champion Mark Selby after the third session at the semifinals of the World Snooker Championship here on Friday.

Chinese FM stresses two directions in dealing with nuclear issue on Korean Peninsula

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Friday that two basic directions must be stuck to while dealing with the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.

SOEs have potential in mass entrepreneurship, innovation: Premier

China's central government-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have a promising future in boosting mass entrepreneurship and innovation, Premier Li Keqiang said Friday.

China criticizes U.S. report on religious freedom

China on Friday criticized a U.S. organization's report on religious freedom in the country and asked the organization to discard prejudice.

Didi completes over 5.5 bln USD financing round

China's leading on-demand mobility platform Didi Chuxing announced Friday that it had completed a new financing round of over 5.5 billion U.S. dollars to support its global strategy and continued investments in artificial intelligence (AI).

Chinese FM meets Kissinger, calls for efforts to enhance mutual trust

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger here on Thursday.

China hopes UNSC meeting on Korean nuclear issue sends "positive, balanced message"

China hopes the open ministerial meeting on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, currently being held by the UN Security Council, will send a positive and balanced message to the outside world.

China Unicom to cut roaming charges along Belt and Road

Telecom giant China Unicom will lower international roaming charges in countries and regions along the Belt and Road starting May 1.

Enormous "pet" crocodile found alive after house fire in Australia's north

A gigantic, four-meter-long saltwater crocodile, which is kept as a pet by an Australian in Darwin, has survived a house fire which gutted its owner's house.

Chinese top legislator to inspect Macao SAR

China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang is scheduled to inspect the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) from May 8 to 10.

China's cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling

China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their first in-orbit refueling at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, another success of the Tianzhou-1 mission.

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.