China sacks six officials in defective vaccine case

China said Saturday that it has sacked six senior officials over the defective vaccine case involving Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Limited.

China

One billion yuan cross-border credit fraud case closed in Shenzhen

One billion yuan cross-border credit fraud case closed in Shenzhen

US report on Chinese miliatry groundless: spokesperson

China has refuted a newly released Pentagon report which claims China's military might pose a threat to the US. 

China refutes Pentagon report judging military strength

​The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday voiced strong opposition to a Pentagon report on China's military development and security, urging the U.S. to stop making improper remarks.
 

Beijing's first scramble crossing set up in city's west

​Beijing's first scramble crossing was put to use on Friday in the city's western Shijingshan District.
 

China to better support its medical workers

China will provide its medical workers with higher salaries, better social welfare, and safer working environments, according to an instruction issued earlier this week.

Robot fights attract audiences across China

Robot fights on the sidelines of the 2018 World Robot Conference have attracted 57 teams from across China.

China-Africa maternal and infant health conference opens in Beijing

Officials and experts from China, Africa, the African Union and other international organizations gathered in Beijing Friday at a session themed "China-Africa Cooperation in Maternal and Newborn Health."

China sacks six officials in defective vaccine case

China said Saturday that it has sacked six senior officials over the defective vaccine case involving Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Limited.

World

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan dies at age of 80

Multiple Ghanaian media sources have confirmed that former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan died at a hospital in Switzerland on Saturday.

Death toll rises to 42 in Italy's Genoa bridge collapse

The unofficial death toll of the Genoa bridge collapse rose to 42 overnight, local media reported early on Saturday.

Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistani prime minister

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan in Islamabad on Saturday morning.

China's first overseas cultural center celebrates 30th birthday

A series of month-long events has been launched in Mauritius to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the China Cultural Center on the Indian Ocean island nation.

Nobel Foundation wants temporary committee to oversee literature award

The Nobel Foundation wants the Swedish Academy to hand over the responsibility for awarding the Nobel literature prize to a new committee, according to a letter seen by newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Friday.
 

UN humanitarian chief calls for protection of aid workers, civilians

The top UN official for humanitarian affairs on Friday called for the protection of aid workers and civilians in armed conflict.

84 areas of UK life likely to be hit in no-deal Brexit scenario

The scale of potential disruption from a no-deal Brexit became clear Friday as a leaked British government document listed areas of concern ranging from driving licences to pet passports.

Turkey's higher court refuses to release U.S. pastor Brunson

The Third Penal Court in Izmir on Friday rejected an appeal for the release of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest during his trial, local media reported.

Politics

Chinese premier congratulates Pakistan's new PM on election

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday sent a congratulatory message to Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan's new prime minister.

China promises new measures to boost private investment for steady growth

The Chinese government will step up reform and roll out a series of new incentives to better remove hurdles hampering private investment and businesses and boost economic vitality.

Putin says Russia ready to strengthen ties with China

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that his country is willing to improve strategic communication with China and strengthen bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.

Chinese state councilor meets with Pakistan's senate chairman

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday met with Pakistan's Chairman of Senate Sadiq Sanjrani.

Chinese leaders congratulate Cambodian People's Party over election victory

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, congratulated Cambodian PM Samdech Techo Hun Sen after his Cambodian People's Party won all 125 parliamentary seats in the recent general election.
 

China releases yellow book on Africa

In light of next month's Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has released their latest report that looks at development across the African continent.

China to continue opening up: Chinese ambassador to U.S.

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has said that China will continue to open its doors to the global community.

China looks forward to positive results from summit in Pyongyang

China Wednesday welcomed the upcoming north-south summit in Pyongyang set for next month, saying it looks forward to positive results.
 

Business

Is 'national security' a good excuse for limiting foreign investment?

Imposing even greater restrictions on foreign investment will do harm to the developing of American enterprises - making America go from being the man in the case to the man who buries himself.

Google admits tracking users on smart phones despite disabled feature

Google has updated a help page for customers of mobile phones to acknowledge that they still can be tracked for using its Search or Maps services, even if they turn off the phone's tracking feature.
 

MayCham: Malaysia not spared from China-US trade war

Will Fung, chairman of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China, said Malaysian businesses in China have been impacted to some extent by China-US trade war.

Chinese renewable energy giant backs Australia's first wind technology lab

China's largest wind energy company Goldwind have partnered the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia to establish the country's first ever laboratory to test renewable wind technology.

Record vehicle exports to China

July saw record export volumes of vehicles from other countries to China. That's according to the latest market data, which shows that auto makers managed to shift $7.4 billion worth of vehicles to the country.
 

Closer China ties for Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM group will form a joint partnership with China Southern and Xiamen Airlines.

Russia gears up to cash in on trade war

Analysts say that Russia may stand to benefit from a growing trade war between the US and China, with one of the country's biggest agriculture companies saying that they are now targeting China as a key export destination. 

Harvard economist: Tariffs won't reduce trade deficit

The trade war launched by the Trump administration could ultimately harm the US, Richard Cooper, professor of international economics at Harvard University told CGTN in an interview.

Sports

Asian Games open in Jakarta amid grand ceremony

The 18th Asian Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia on Saturday night.

Paris Saint-Germain targets Chinese market

Paris Saint-Germain has become the latest European club to focus its attention towards Chinese fans.

China to use Asian Games as preparation for Tokyo Olympics, says official

The impending Asian Games can serve as preparation for China's young athletes ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, said a senior official with the Chinese delegation on Thursday.

China beats Syria 3-0 in men's U23 soccer in Asiad

China beats Syria 3-0 in the men's soccer second round competition of the Jakarta Asian Games at SL Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung on Thursday.

China beats Kazakhstan in women's water polo in Asiad

Defending champion China breezed past Kazakhstan 11-4 (3-1, 4-1, 2-1 and 2-1) in the women's water polo preliminary round at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Thursday.

Zhou Qi, Ding Yanyuhang get NBA approval to compete in Asian Games

The NBA has granted permission to two of its Chinese players, Zhou Qi and Ding Yanyuhang, to compete in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, along with the Philippines' Jordan Clarkson.

Chinese, Croatian football authorities agree on further cooperation

Croatia's Football Association has announced the World Cup runner-up has signed an agreement with its Chinese counterpart on player and coach training. 

Ronaldo set to leave hospital after health scare

Brazil football great Ronaldo has moved to allay fears about his health, revealing that he expects to leave hospital on Monday after suffering pneumonia.

Showbiz

American high school students perform Chinese idiom stories

A group of American high school students, wearing ancient Chinese costumes, will stage a drama in Beijing this weekend telling three Chinese idioms.

Sketch show Want to be in Love debuts in Beijing

The sketch show Want to be in Love made its debut in Beijing on Wednesday. It consists of ten episodes of love stories, depicting popular love and marriage value in cities.

U.S. cultural icon Arethra Franklin dead at age 76

U.S. cultural icon Arethra Franklin died on Thursday at her home in Detroit, Michigan, at age 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Swan Lake on Ice,a real cool show in Beijing

Over 20 ice-skating medalists at the Olympics, World Championship and other international events are now bringing the citizens in Beijing a "Swan Lake on Ice" show, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's music.

History stories to be staged in theatre to arouse patriotism among children

A drama about the first Chinse children to study in the United States will be staged in Beijing.

Top comics and animation festival concludes in Beijing

The Beijing International Comics and Animation Festival, one of the largest annual exhibitions of its kind in China, concluded in Beijing on Sunday.

Film industry worries practicability of capping celebrity pay move

Nine Chinese TV and film production companies released a joint statement on Saturday to limit high celebrity pay, which raised industry insiders' concerns about its feasibility, reports the Beijing News.

Chinese artist embeds elements of fairytale and military in artworks

A Chinese artist has recently grabbed a lot of public attention for his unique artworks that look playful, but also mirror his previous experience as a soldier.

Live

[Playback] Media briefing on President Xi's upcoming overseas visits

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a media briefing on President Xi Jinping's upcoming overseas visits on Friday.

[Playback] Xi Jinping addresses CASCF meeting

President Xi addressed the opening ceremony of the 8th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum on Tuesday, July 10.

[Playback] SCO Summit opens in Qingdao

The 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit was held in China's coastal city of Qingdao June 9th and 10th. President Xi chaired the summit. 

[Flashback] Fireworks and performances for SCO summit in Qingdao

A fireworks show accompanied a performance by artists in Qingdao to welcome attendees of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit on Saturday night. 

[Playback] Media briefing on SCO Qingdao Summit

China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday briefed the media regarding the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, which is scheduled to be held in June in Qingdao.

President Xi addresses Marx commemoration event

President Xi delivered a keynote speech at a commemorative event marking the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx in Beijing on Friday.

[Playback] President Xi Jinping addresses 2018 Boao Forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia on Tuesday. 

[Playback] Media briefing on Boao Forum for Asia conference

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed the media on the Boao Forum for Asia 2018 in Beijing on Tuesday.