Top Chinese leaders visit military exhibition

Top Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping, on Friday visited a major exhibition marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.

China

Chinese VP presents Florence Nightingale Medal to six winners

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao presented the Florence Nightingale Medal to six Chinese winners.

'Angel particle' discovery called milestone

A Chinese-American scientist and his team discovered a particle that can be both matter and antimatter, which can potentially lead to more advanced quantum computers.

Jack Ma announces support for African entrepreneurs, conservation efforts

Chinese billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma on Friday announced four projects to support African entrepreneurs, African young people and efforts of conservation in Africa.
 

Chinese ambassador to Laos presents credentials

​New Chinese Ambassador to Laos Wang Wentian on Friday presented his credentials to Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit in Lao capital Vientiane.
 

Tanzania, China pledge to consolidate cultural relations

​The governments of Tanzania and China on Friday pledged to consolidate cultural relations between the two countries for the benefit of their peoples.
 

Chinese FM to visit Thailand, Philippines

​Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay official visits to Thailand and the Philippines on Monday and Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced Friday.
 

Man nabbed for abandoning bodies of 2 Chinese nationals in Japan

A Japanese man in his 30s was arrested Friday on suspicion of abandoning the bodies of two Chinese nationals close to Tokyo, local police said.

Chengdu’s mysterious veiled food delivery guy

Wearing a dramatic black veil, 26-year-old Zhang Mingshuai, has become a familiar sight as he delivers food on the streets of Chengdu, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

World

First Belt and Road Studies Centre opens

In a true East Meets West scenario the London School of Business and Finance are now in collaboration with Xiamen University to set up the world's first Belt And Road Multi-Cultural Studies Centre. The Centre has been set up as part of China's Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative
 

Sarah Sanders named new White House press secretary

​Sarah Sanders, Principle Deputy White House Press Secretary, will replace Sean Spicer as the new press secretary, newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Friday. 
 

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump appointed New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director.
 

U.S. to ban Americans from travelling to DPRK

​The U.S. State Department said on Friday that American citizens will soon be banned from travelling to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
 

Expo to boost trade ties between China, Japan, ROK

​An expo to facilitate trade between China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will take place in September this year, according to trade promotion agencies from the three countries.
 

Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos early Friday, killing two and striking panic that reached the shores of nearby Turkey. Some 200 people were injured.

UK discovers a passion for west China experience

The amazing beauty, culture and historic significance of Western China are being showcased at a week-long event at the Mermaid Theatre in the city of London.

O.J. Simpson granted parole after 9 years in prison

Former American football star O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after serving nearly 9 years in prison in Nevada for a Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping conviction about a decade ago.

Politics

Top Chinese leaders visit military exhibition

Top Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping, on Friday visited a major exhibition marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.

China hopes for close coordination to build peace in Middle East

China on Thursday said that the recent visits to China by leaders or senior officials from Palestine, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar were expected to enhance coordination on peace talks.

Premier Li says China to open wider to world

China will take measures to expand its opening up and offer a fair and convenient environment for both Chinese and foreign businesses, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday.

China's top legislator meets Palestinian president

China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas here on Thursday, pledging to strengthen bilateral relations.

Former Chinese securities regulator's deputy chief expelled from public office

Yao Gang, vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for various wrongdoings, including graft, it was announced Thursday.

Xi congratulates new president of Vanuatu

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to Tallis Obed Moses, Vanuatu's new president.

Xi urges progress in military education, research

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more efforts to improve the country's military research and educational institutions to cultivate more talent for the armed forces.

China calls for abiding by nuclear deal after U.S. increases sanctions on Iran

China has called for mutual trust and responsibility from all sides to safeguard and carry out the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, after the United States slapped new sanctions on 18 entities and individuals linked to Iran's ballistic missile program and other non-nuclear activities on Tuesday.
 

Business

Cruise travel rides wave of growth in China

China has become the world's second-largest market for cruise travel. In 2016, more than two million people boarded cruises for overseas travel.

Chinese tank to help Scotland emissions

The delivery of an enormous natural gas fuel tank from China to a Scottish shipyard has been completed.

3 Chinese companies in prestigious Fortune 500 top 5 rankings

Three Chinese enterprises have made it to the top five in the prestigious Fortune 500 list of the world's biggest companies, reports thepaper.cn. 

Chinese sportswear firm countersues Michael Jordan over trademark dispute

​Chinese sportswear company Qiaodan Sports is countersuing the former US basketball star Michael Jordan for alleged damage to the company's reputation.

Tourism on China-Vietnam border booms

Tourism on the China-Vietnam border is booming. The customs of Dongxing, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, recorded about 4.66 million people crossing the border in the first half of 2017.

Mobike, Ofo race for dominance in UK

Two major Chinese bike-sharing companies, Mobike and Ofo, are in a fierce battle for market share in the UK.

Wanda to sell hotels to R&F rather than to Sunac

Dalian Wanda has decided to sell almost 80 hotels to R&F Properties, instead of to Sunac China, in a last-minute change to one of China's largest preperty deals.

Huawei work with Singapore firms to help develop digital economy

​Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday announced strategic partnerships with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore and two local firms, Keppel Data Centers and Ascent Solutions.
 

Sports

Yao Ming: No time to consider buying Houston Rockets

Yao Ming, Chinese basketball legend and newly-elected Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) president, on Friday refuted the rumor about his possibility of buying NBA's Houston Rockets.
 

Yao Ming elected chairman of the board at CBA company

Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has been elected chairman of the board of the company that owns China's top basketball league.

China's synchronized sisters return to claim swimming silver

​Chinese synchronized swimming sister duo of Jiang Wenwen/ Jiang Tingting made a wonderful comeback journey at the 17th FINA World Championships as they won their second silver medal in the Duet Free on Thursday.
 

Ronaldinho to compete against Luis Figo in China's Ningxia

​Former world soccer stars Ronaldinho from Brazil and Luis Figo from Portugal will spearhead the Star Teams of South America and Europe respectively to play a friendly in China's Ningxia on Aug. 19.
 

Marbury signs with CBA team Beijing Aolong

Beijing Aolong has signed Stephon Marbury on a one-year deal, the Chinese Basketball Association team announced on Wednesday.

Brisbane Bullets beat China's Blue Team 89-83 in basketball friendly

Australia's Brisbane Bullets beat China's national basketball Blue Team 89-83 here on Tuesday in a friendly game.

Houston Rockets seeking for new owner

Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown announced on Monday at a press conference that the franchise is up for sale.

Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in three sets for record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer has won his 19th Grand Slam title on Sunday. The 35-year-old beat Marin Cilic in three sets to claim the title at this year's Wimbledon. 

Showbiz

Linkin Park singer Bennington dead in apparent suicide: coroner

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead at his home in southern California in an apparent suicide.

Singaporean Tanya Chua Returns to Universal Music

Singaporean singer and songwriter Tanya Chua has recently signed on with the Universal Music Record Company.

Mozart's opera Magic Flute to take stage in Beijing

An opera production of Mozarts's classic Magic Flute will be staged in Beijing on Friday.

Hong Kong Youth Orchestra captivates London audience

The London branch of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office has highlighted Hong Kong's musical talent with a concert by the Combined Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong's Music for Our Young Foundation.

Award-nominated animation Tea Pets to hit theatres Friday

A 3D-animation centered around tea pets, cute clay figurines in a local tea shop in a southern Chinese city, will hit theaters around China this Friday.

Tea Pets and Father And Son to Hit Theatres This Friday

A string of new Chinese films will be released this week.

Brotherhood of Blades 2 to release on July 19

The action-packed sequel of Brotherhood of Blades stars Chang Chen and actress Yang Mi, and is set for release in China on July 19.

China to air political documentary on reform

A political documentary on China's ongoing reform will be aired starting Monday on China Central Television and other internet platforms.

Live

[Playback] Xi attends HK's 20th return anniversary celebration

President Xi Jinping attended a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China in Hong Kong.

[Playback] Chinese Premier addresses opening ceremony of Summer Davos

The 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, started in Dalian on Tuesday. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the forum and addressed the opening ceremony.

[Playback] Press conference of B&R Forum held in Beijing

The press conference of the Belt & Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing on May 15, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the press conference.

[Playback] Leaders' Round-table Summit of BRF held in Beijing

The Leaders' Round-table First Phase Summit of the B&R Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing at 10 a.m. on May 15, 2017. 

[Playback] Belt & Road Forum opens in Beijing

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opened in Beijing on May 14, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and world leaders addressed the meetings.

[Playback] China's cargo spacecraft refuels space lab in orbit

China's first cargo spacecraft has refueled the Tiangong-2 space lab in orbit for the first time.

[Playback] China's first cargo spacecraft docks with Tiangong-2 space lab

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space lab for the first time on Saturday. 

[Playback] China's first cargo spacecraft launched

China's first cargo spacecraft, the Tianzhou-1, was launched on Thursday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province.