Chinese vice premier heading to U.S. for 7th round of trade talks

President Xi Jinping's Special Envoy and Vice Premier Liu He is heading to Washington for the seventh round of high-level economic and trade consultations from February 21 to 22 at the invitation of the U.S. side.


Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

US President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Chinese double amputee Xia wins Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year

Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu received the most votes globally to become the 2019 Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year winner on Monday.

China's largest low-cost carrier to use Airbus Skywise data platform

China's largest low-cost carrier has signed an agreement with Airbus to use the Skywise Core platform in the airline's fleet. 

U.S., DPRK consider exchanging liaison officers: report

The United States discussed exchanging liaison officers with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), U.S. media reported on Monday.

Air rescue relieves China from forest fires during Spring Festival

Emergency air rescue has played a key role in relieving southern China from frequent forest fires during the Spring Festival, according to the emergency management authorities Monday.

Jack Ma's African entrepreneurs prize to open for enrollment

Alibaba founder Jack Ma officially launched a fund Monday with the aim of providing 10 million U.S. dollars to outstanding African entrepreneurs in the coming decade.

China warns pork food firms over African swine fever risks

China has urged pork food firms to enhance their management of pork to guard against African swine fever after media reports of suspected contaminated dumplings.

Shanghai railway station to be covered by indoor 5G network

An indoor 5G network will be installed in the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station by the end of this year, mobile operator and technology provider said Monday.

EU pledges reaction if U.S. imposes import duties on European cars

The European Union (EU) said on Monday that it will have a "swift and adequate" reaction should the United States decide to impose import duties on European cars and auto parts on the grounds of national security threat.

China unveils world's first technical standards on EV energy consumption

China has unveiled the world's first technical standards on energy consumption of electric vehicles (EV).

7 lawmakers quit UK Labour Party over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism, blasting open a long-simmering rift in the left-of-center party.

China's auto sales continue downward trend in January

China's auto market remained sluggish in January, with sales down 15.8 percent year on year, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed Monday.



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