China

Record Chinese investment in British tech

A record £1.7 billion was invested by Chinese firms into British technological firms in the first six months of 2018.

Production starts on world's most powerful remote control submersible

​A new domestically-made remotely operated underwater vehicle rolled off the production line in Shanghai, reports thepaper.cn. The 250 horsepower submersible is the most powerful of its kind in production in the world.
 

China to speed up cutting cancer treatment prices: Premier

Responding to recent heated public debate about the movie "Dying to Survive", China's Premier Li Keqiang has called for the government to move faster to cut the prices of anti-cancer drugs, and take greater efforts to ensure their supply, reports thepaper.cn.

In Hangzhou, good credit brings people deposit-free services

Residents with good credit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, will be able to avoid paying deposits for a number of services, including bicycle rentals, and hospital or hotel reservations.

Lecturers envision new steps by BRICS

Leaders of the BRICS countries are expected to coordinate as they cope with the challenges of de-globalization, unilateralism and protectionism while shaping their consensus in boosting economic growth. 

Vaping Air China pilot's license revoked

The co-pilot who sent an Air China plane plunging 23,000 feet after sparking an electronic cigarette in the cockpit has had his license revoked. 

China issues white paper on ecological progress on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

China issued a white paper about ecological progress on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which is a key eco-safety barrier in China and Asia, and a focus of the country's drive to promote ecological progress.

HK gov't considers banning operation of "Hong Kong National Party"

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government is considering whether to ban the so-called "Hong Kong National Party" from continuing operation in accordance with the Societies Ordinance.
 

China, Philippines unveil China-funded bridges in Manila

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday witnessed the lowering of a time capsule, signaling the start of construction of two China-funded bridges across the Pasig River in the Philippine capital Manila.

Wedding party a surprising sight for subway passengers in Nanning

A couple in Guangxi's provincial capital Nanning eschewed the more traditional methods of transportation to their wedding such as a limousine, and instead opted for an environmentally-friendly option – they took the subway.

DiDi has inked a strategic partnership with Booking Holdings

Chinese leading on-demand mobility platform Didi Chuxing has inked a strategic partnership with global online travel agency Booking Holdings to offer users more comprehensive and personalized travel experiences, DiDi announced Tuesday.

China rolls out "river chief" scheme nationwide

China has rolled out its river chief scheme nationwide ahead of schedule amid efforts to combat water pollution, a senior official said Tuesday.
 

Guideline boosts development in east China's province for 15 years

This year marks the 15th anniversary that a guideline was put forward for the future development of the east China's province of Zhejiang, which are hailed by locals as an important factor in bolstering the province's development over the past 15 years.

Xi Jinping and the Zhejiang Miracle

This year marks 15 years since Xi Jinping kickstarted a major program of economic reforms in Zhejiang Province. Xi's plan was tailored to take advantage of the province's economic advantages.

New book released on Xi Jinping's contribution to reform, opening up

​As part of the commemorations for the 40th anniversary of China's policy of reform and opening up, a new book titled "A Study of Xi Jinping's Thought on Reform and Opening-up" has been published by the People's Publishing House.
 

China remains confident in achieving annual growth target

China is confident and capable of achieving its annual growth target, and it has ample policy tools to address shocks from external uncertainties, a senior official with the country's top economic planner said Tuesday.

AI spots illegal buildings much faster than experts

The local government in eastern China's Zibo may have found a much faster solution: satellite images and AI analysis.

Shaanxi woman bitten to brain death by coral snake bought online

A 21-year-old woman in Shaanxi Province is brain dead after being bitten by a coral snake she purchased online, reports hsw.cn.

China's home prices remain stable in June

Home prices in major Chinese cities largely remained stable in June as local governments stick to strengthened property curbs, official data showed Tuesday.

Swedish man, Chinese woman triumph in Yangtze River swim

A man from Sweden and a Chinese student took the spoils at the 44th Wuhan International Yangtze River Crossing Festival on Monday.
 

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