China

Assistant chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission under probe

Yang Jiacai, assistant to the chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of the Party's code of conduct.

12 killed in car explosion in Hebei

Twelve people were killed when a car exploded in north China's Hebei Province on Tuesday, reported ChinaNews.

Chinese premier sends condolences to British PM over Manchester blast

‚ÄčChinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday sent a message of condolence to British Prime Minister Theresa May over an explosion in Manchester, northern England.
 

Can people with artificial legs wear skirts?

Can people with artificial legs wear skirts? The answer is yes for 20-year-old Xie Renci. She had never worn skirts or shorts since losing her right leg at the age of 4 years old.

Health watchdog probes Beijing's human placenta black market

‚ÄčThe Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission launched on Monday an investigation into maternity wards and obstetric hospitals around the city following media reports that they are supplying human placentas for sale.
 

AlphaGo strikes first against Chinese Chess phenom

Chinese Go Chess prodigy Ke Jie has dropped his first match against Google's AlphaGo. The next match will take place on May 25.

Apps and Internet prove lucrative for Chinese college grads: study

University graduates in China working in positions, including Internet Technical Development and Applications are earning the highest salaries among their graduating classes.

Student apologizes for 'belittling' China in graduation speech in US

A Chinese student apologized on Sina Weibo Monday for her speech at a US university that triggered outrage among Chinese netizens after the video clip, in which she complimented the US and belittled China, was put online.

China partner with Australia to open ocean research center in Tasmania

China and Australia have partnered together to open a state of the art ocean research facility in Hobart in Australia's Tasmania state.

Apps change 'tipping' functions due to Apple rules

Several Chinese social-networking apps have changed their 'tipping' functions on the iOS system, with Apple now demanding that all payments be conducted through its in-app purchases (IAPs).

Xi extends condolences to Queen Elizabeth II over Manchester blast

Chinese President Xi Jinping extended condolences to British Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday over the deadly Manchester Arena blast.

11 miners trapped in colliery flooding in N China

Eleven miners were trapped in a colliery flooding late Monday night in north China's Shanxi Province, said the provincial work safety watchdog on Tuesday. 

Chinese Kite Festival held in Stockholm

Over a thousand people have come together in Stockholm, Sweden to take part in this year's Chinese Kite Festival.

Alibaba's delivery arm to develop 1 mln smart vans

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's delivery arm Cainiao Network Monday announced a plan to partner with domestic automakers to produce 1 million smart vans powered by advanced Internet technology.
 

Senior official calls for further military reform

Senior Chinese military official Fan Changlong has called for deepening reform and better implementing tasks within the army and armed police to streamline and strengthen the armed forces.

China again urges restraint on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

China on Monday once again urged restraint and calmness on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, calling on concerned parties to avoid making provocative moves that could escalate the situation.

Didi to equip ride-hailing service vehicles with child safety seats

Chinese on-demand mobility giant Didi Chuxing announced Monday that vehicles in its premium ride-hailing services will be equipped with child safety seats.

Elderly man becomes would-be traffic cop

A video footage shows an elderly man in Hainan's provincial capital, Haikou, helping direct traffic amid a massive rain storm in the city on May 20, 2017.

China's tallest cableway to become a distant memory

The Yinggeliu cableway, straddling the Jinsha River in Liangshan County in southwest China's Sichuan province, is going to be replaced with a bridge, reports the China Youth Daily Online.

China confirms detention of 6 Japanese on illegal activities

China is investigating six Japanese citizens on suspected illegal activities, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed Monday.

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