Xi highlights poverty relief, high-quality development

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underscored efforts to push forward poverty alleviation, promote high-quality development, enhance environmental protection, ensure and improve people's well-being.

China

Xi highlights poverty relief, high-quality development

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underscored efforts to push forward poverty alleviation, promote high-quality development, enhance environmental protection, ensure and improve people's well-being.

NPC has 3rd reading of personal rights section of reviewed civil code

A new draft of the personality rights section of the civil code was submitted Thursday to the ongoing bimonthly session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee for a third reading.

China's satellite tests pulsar navigation for future deep space exploration

Chinese scientists have conducted experiments on pulsar navigation with an X-ray space telescope, and the technology could be used in future deep space exploration and interplanetary or interstellar travel.

Happiness of people is what CPC pursues: Xi

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Wednesday visited a rural community in Gulang County in northwestern Gansu Province, saying the happiness of the people is what the CPC pursues.

Xi underlines perseverance in building beautiful China

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has called for a spirit of perseverance and sustained efforts in building a beautiful China.

10 dead, 28 missing after mudslides in southwest China's Sichuan

At least 10 people are confirmed dead, 28 are still missing after multiple mudslides hit Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said on Thursday.

Media center for China's major anniversary event to open on Sept. 23

The media center for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China will open on Sept. 23.

State Council stresses development of elderly care services

China's State Council made a series of arrangements Wednesday on expanding elderly care services. Demand-oriented development of elderly care services is a key measure to improve the quality of life for the aging population.

World

UK Prime Minister says Britain must leave EU on Oct. 31, deal or no deal

Visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson started talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday afternoon, with the thorny issue of Irish border plan of the Brexit deal on the top of agenda. 

Iran unveils indigenous surface-to-air missile system: report

Iran unveiled on Thursday a homemade defense missile system, Press TV reported. The surface-to-air missile system, named Bavar-373, has been designed and manufactured by the Iranian experts.

S. Korea to end military intelligence-sharing with Japan

South Korea's presidential Blue House said Thursday that it decided to scrap the military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid the trade spat between the two countries.

Turkey, U.S. agree to launch 1st phase of safe zone deal in Syria

​Turkey and the United States have agreed to immediately launch the first phase of the safe zone plan in Syria, following a phone conversation late Wednesday between their defense chiefs, state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Russia sends robot into space to test out new booster rocket

Russia has sent a humanoid robot to the International Space Station as part of tests on a new rocket that is expected to replace the current vehicle.

Suspects accused of killing Russian tourist abandon bail applications

Three men accused of stabbing Russian tourist Ivan Ivanov to death just off Chapman's Peak Drive on Table Mountain have abandoned their bail applications in the Wynberg magistrate's court.

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy."

U.S. Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be Colorado

The initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday.

Politics

China-Japan-ROK ties stabilize and fuel world economy: Chinese premier

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang highlighted China's close cooperation with Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK), saying that the trilateral ties help fuel and stabilize the regional and global economies, on Thursday.

Xi exchanges messages with Lao leader on bus accident of Chinese tourists

Chinese President Xi Jinping has recently exchanged messages with his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachit on a bus crash in Laos on Monday that has killed 13 Chinese tourists.

U.S. told to immediately stop Taiwan arms sales

A spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Thursday once again urged the United States to immediately cease arms sales to Taiwan and stop its support for "Taiwan independence" separatist forces.

China urges Canada to stop meddling with Hong Kong affairs

Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Thursday deplored some Canadian politicians' false remarks on Hong Kong and urged the Canadian side to immediately stop meddling with Hong Kong affairs.

China vows to further open up, improve investment environment

China's commerce ministry said Wednesday that the country would remain committed to opening-up, further liberalize investment and build an investment environment with international competitiveness.

China calls for objective, fair position on Hong Kong situation

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called on relevant parties to uphold an objective and fair position on the situation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Xi inspects village, afforestation area in NW China

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited a rural community and an afforestation area in northwest China's Gansu Province Wednesday.

Britain's HK Consulate staffer detained in Shenzhen for violating law

A Chinese employee of Britain's Hong Kong Consulate has been detained by Shenzhen police for violating the law, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang confirmed at a regular press conference on Wednesday.

Business

China vows countermeasures if U.S. puts new tariffs on Chinese goods

China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday that the country would have to take countermeasures if the United States imposes new additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

Huawei peaks list of China's top 500 private firms

China on Thursday unveiled its latest rankings for 500 largest private enterprises, with tech giant Huawei atop the list amid sound development of the country's private business.

Trump's tariffs to cost average U.S. household 580 USD: report

Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration amid its ongoing trade disputes with countries around the world are expected to reduce the average U.S. household's income by 580 U.S. dollars by 2020.

China to further ease market access in pilot free trade zones

China's State Council decided Wednesday to further ease market access by promoting separation of permits from business licenses in pilot free trade zones (FTZ).

Japan's major telecom operators reverse ban on selling Huawei gear

​Japan's three major telecommunication operators KDDI, Softbank, and DOCOMO have reversed their ban on sales of Huawei products.

China's robot market to top 8.6 bln USD in 2019: report

China's robot market is expected to reach 8.68 billion U.S. dollars this year, with an estimated average annual growth of 20.9 percent between 2014 and 2019, said a report by the Chinese Institute of Electronics.

China securities regulator issues fine to four rumormongers

China's securities regulator said four people have been fined for spreading rumors about the regulator's policies and tasks for this year.

Costco preparing to open its first store on the Chinese mainland

The world's second-largest retailer, Costco Wholesale, will open its first brick-and-Mortar store on the Chinese mainland in the Minhang District of Shanghai on August 27.
 

Sports

Xi stresses developing Chinese football by enhancing public participation

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Wednesday said China's football will surely be better developed with intensified public participation.

Lakers to play two preseason games in China

The Los Angeles Lakers released its 2019-20 NBA preseason schedule on Wednesday, with two games to be staged in China.

Franck Ribery signs for Fiorentina on free transfer

Franck Ribery joined Italian club Fiorentina on Wednesday, another big signing for a team under new American ownership.

Olympic champion Chen Long reaches men's last 16 at badminton worlds

China's Olympic champion Chen Long fought off hard challenge to beat Lee Cheuk Yiu to reach the men's last 16 at the World Championships here on Wednesday.

Elkeson named in China squad for World Cup qualifiers

Guangzhou Evergrande striker Elkeson has been named in Marcello Lippi's latest China squad, becoming the first player without Chinese heritage to be called up for international duty.

CAS to hold Sun Yang hearing in public

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Tuesday that it will hold its hearing into China's Olympic champion Sun Yang in public.

China's Lin Dan suffers earliest exit at badminton worlds

Five-time winner Lin Dan suffered his shocking defeat at the World Badminton Championships as he was beaten in the second round by India's H.S. Prannoy here on Tuesday.

The 13th China-ASEAN rally race to boost B&R communication

The 2019 China-ASEAN International Touring Assembly is set to kick off next month in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, race organizers announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

Showbiz

Netflix launches Obamas' first film "American Factory"

"American Factory," the first film from former U.S. First Couple Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions, premiered Wednesday on Netflix.

Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

​The Country Music Association Awards announced that "special guest hosts" Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Carrie Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The organization says the show will celebrate "legendary women in Country Music throughout the ceremony."

Adam Brody talks playing in wife's sitcom 'Single Parents'

Adam Brody will return to his wife Leighton Meester's sitcom "Single Parents" this fall as her ex-husband.
He appeared in the season one finale of the show and will be back for the season two premiere.

AI takes the imagination of humans: Belgium artist

Popular Brussels-based artist Patrick Tresset says he is delighted to see his image-drawing robot on display as part of a Future Gallery project which kicked off in Beijing on Monday.

Visual artist Xu Bing's Dragonfly Eyes debuts in Beijing

A romance assembled from surveillance footage – this is what the new video art work Dragonfly Eyes is.

'Good Boys'ends drought for R-rated comedies

​The raunchy coming-of-age tale about a trio of 12-year-olds is the first R-rated comedy in the last three years to open at No. 1 at the box office.

Beijing Toy Show creating fun for kids as well as adults

The 2019 Beijing Toy Show (BTS), organized by POP MART, has been held at the new China International Exhibition Center. 

'The King's Avatar: For the Glory' hits theatres today

'The King's Avatar: For the Glory' will be released in Chinese cinemas today.

Live

[Playback] Foreign Ministry briefs on President Xi's attendance at G20

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds a news briefing about President Xi Jinping's attendance at the 14th G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, from June 27 to 29. 

[Playback] Foreign Ministry briefs on Xi's visit to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds a news briefing June 10th on President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. 

Live: SCIO briefs white paper on China-U.S. economic trade talks

The State Council Information Office (SCIO) holds a press conference to brief media on the white paper "China's Position on the China-U.S. Economic and Trade Consultations" about China's stance on economic and trade talks with the United States.

[Live Updates] China issues white paper on China-U.S. economic, trade talks stance

China issues a white paper about its stance on economic and trade talks with the United States.

[Playback] Foreign Ministry briefs press on President Xi's visit to Russia

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a briefing about President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to Russia on Thursday, May 30, 2019. 

[Live Updates] Opening ceremony of Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations

Live updates of the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations.

[Playback] President Xi addresses opening ceremony of CDAC

President Xi Jinping addressed the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) on Wednesday in Beijing. 

[Playback] President Xi marks 100th anniversary of May Fourth Movement

President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at a gathering on Tuesday to mark the centenary of the May Fourth Movement.