China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier hits the water

China launched its first domestically-built aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province. It is China's second aircraft carrier.


[Livecast] China's cargo spacecraft refuels space lab in orbit

China's first cargo spacecraft has begun to refuel the Tiangong-2 space lab in orbit. will bring you a live broadcast of the refueling process starting at 7pm, Beijing time, on Thursday, April 27th.

Chinese submersible Jiaolong conducts South China Sea dive

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, completed a dive Wednesday in the South China Sea.

Chinese FM calls for respect for UN resolution on North Korea

“The latest UN resolution on North Korea should be carried out by all parties comprehensively and wholly,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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.

Observation deck at Shanghai Tower opens to public

Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building and the world's 2nd tallest behind the Burj Kalifa in Dubai, has opened its observation deck on the 118th floor of the building.

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) in Beijing on Wednesday, in an agreement that will see three major marathon events held in Asia within the next 10 years. 

Bike sharing craze in China goes 'nuptial'

A groom in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan province, led a fleet of 50 decorated shared bikes to escort his bride before 'tying the knot' on their big day on Tuesday, local media reported.

Vice Anhui governor under investigation

Zhou Chunyu, vice governor of east China's Anhui Province, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of the Party code of conduct, China's anti-graft authority said Wednesday.

China's 'Christmas Town' opens doors to Middle East migrants

In 2016, over 4,000 people from war-torn countries including Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan were issued temporary residence permits in Yiwu, the “world’s largest small commodity wholesale market", according to Reuters.

Online 'dustup' over cleaning standards in Xi'an

A new street cleaning standard issued by the municipal government in Shaanxi's provincial capital, Xi'an, is stirring up a lot of discussion online.

Two-year-old girl run over by two cars only slightly injured

A two-year-old girl, after standing for two seconds by the road, suddenly ran across and was run over by two white SUVs. Thanks to her height, she fortunately escaped the wheels.

Baidu, UNDP partner to use innovation for public good

Chinese tech giant Baidu and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have further collaborated on technological innovations to tackle social issues.



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