China to transfer state assets to social security funds

China will transfer some state assets, including shares of state-owned companies (SOE) and financial institutions, to the country's social security funds as an aging society puts pressure on pension payments, an official document showed Saturday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe to meet army chief for second time on Sunday: state media

​Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is due to meet Zimbabwe Defense Forces chief Constantine Chiwenga on Sunday, state broadcaster ZBC reported Saturday.

India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017

​India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Saturday at Miss World 2017 in south China's Hainan Province. Alma Andrea Meza Carmona, representing Mexico, and Stephanie Jayne Hill, representing England, finished in second and third places, respectively.
 

China's army organizes 19-unit standby peacekeeping force

​The Chinese army has organized a standby peacekeeping force of 19 units. China registered an 8,000-strong standby peacekeeping force at the United Nations in September, according to the Ministry of National Defense.
 

Zimbabwe political parties unite in their call for Mugabe to resign

Major political parties in Zimbabwe on Saturday united in their call for embattled President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately and pave way for a new democratic dispensation in the country.

China welcomes balanced results of COP 23

As the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) winded up Saturday, China's special representative on climate change affairs said the major dialogue on climate change had succeeded in reflecting the concerns of all sides.

Record number of freight trains link China, Europe

The number of China-Europe freight trains reached a new annual record this year since starting operations in 2011, indicating closer economic ties between the two major markets.

Chinese national liquor Moutai sets foot in Africa

China's national liquor Kweichow Moutai on Friday evening launched a promotion drive in Cape Town in a bid to enter the African market.

Two pandas to be released into wild

Two giant pandas will be released into the wild in southwest China later this month by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, China Central Television reported.
 

What's in a name?

A 56-year-old man from Shandong has become famous on Chinese social media because of his name. Zhi Fubao, which is also the Chinese name of Alipay, went viral after China’s annual “Double 11” online shopping festival.

China's home prices remain stable in October

China's property market remained stable in October with home prices falling or posting slower growth in major cities amid tough control policies, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Saturday.

European illustrator promotes her new book to Chinese children

​Italian-French illustrator Beatrice Alemagna, who has won numerous international awards for her illustrations, recently visited Beijing promoting her new book to Chinese children.

Toyota prepares for China electric vehicle race

Tesla, Ford, Volkswagen... and now Toyota. Global auto manufacturers are all racing to supply the next generation of electric vehicles in China.

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