FM summons US ambassador to protest military sanctions

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad on Friday and lodged solemn representations and protests against the U.S. side's sanctions on Chinese military agency and official pursuant to its domestic law.

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China's local gov't debt balance within official limit

China's local government debt balance stood at 17.66 trillion yuan (about 2.58 trillion U.S. dollars) by the end of August, remaining within the official limit, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Chinese farmers willing to increase domestic soybean production

September 23 marks China's first ever harvest festival, which is dedicated to farmers and their hard work. Farmers are busy planting and tending to soybean crops to reduce China's high reliance on imported soybeans. 

David Beckham promotes healthy lifestyles in China

British football star David Beckham came to China as the global ambassador of the American International Assurance China Company to share the importance of a healthy lifestyle with Chinese children on September 22.

One thousand candidates vie for posts on Beijing Winter Olympic Committee

More than 1,000 people from both China and abroad Saturday sat for the recruitment examination for 55 posts on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Committee.

Britain's major supermarket to eliminate single-use plastics by 2023

Britain's major supermarket the Co-op announced Saturday that it will ban single-use plastics by 2023 in an effort to tackle plastic pollution.

Iran summons 3 European diplomats over attack on military parade

Iran summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain over the attack that claimed 29 lives during a military parade on Saturday in the southwest part of the Islamic republic.

China ready to boost multilateral cooperation with CARICOM: FM

China is ready to enhance cooperation with the Caribbean Community in multilateral areas, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.
 

Beijing's bus-pooling service starts trial run

An online bus-pooling service, which allows passengers share a bus with people heading to the same direction, has started the trial operations in Beijing on Saturday, September 22, 2018, reports the Beijing Morning Post.

China's COSCO shipping Egyptian pavilion to Shanghai Expo

China's COSCO Company started Saturday shipping the Egyptian pavilion for the China International Import Expo that will be held in Shanghai from Nov. 5 to 10.

Chinese military lodges solemn representations against U.S. sanctions

China's Central Military Commission (CMC) on Saturday lodged solemn representations and protests against sanctions imposed by the United States.

Egypt court rejects Mubarak's appeal for reconciliation in corruption case

An Egyptian court declined on Saturday an appeal for reconciliation in a corruption case submitted by ousted former President Hosni Mubarak and his two son.

Prisoners in Fujian given a visit home for Mid-Autumn Festival

​Thirty five prisoners in China's Fujian Province have been granted a three-day visit during Mid-Autumn Festival so they can be reunited with family and friends, according to a report published by thepaper.cn on Saturday. 

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