Xi Jinping and his father

With his father as a source of inspiration, President Xi's people-centered policies have helped to improve the lives of ordinary people across China.

China

Dragon Boat Festival a popular event at home and abroad

Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated on the fifth day of May on the Chinese lunar calendar. This year's Festival falls on June 18. 
 

China to see 15 blood donators in every 1,000 people in 2020

China will further promote public blood donations and expects to see 15 blood donors in every 1,000 people by 2020, according to the National Health Commission.

Taxi driver takes Parkinson-diagnosed father to work

A taxi driver in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, has had a special passenger in his car - his father, who is a Parkinson patient, reports the Beijing News.

China working on drones to assist firefighters

Chinese scientists and engineers are designing drones to help firefighters rescue trapped people, especially in high-rise building fires.

More experienced overseas Chinese professionals returning to China

More experienced overseas-trained Chinese professionals are returning to China as the country's tech-oriented economic transition offers abundant career development opportunities, a recent report showed.

China's top political advisor attends opening ceremony of dragon boat racing in Uganda

Head of China's top political advisory body Wang Yang on Saturday attended and addressed the opening ceremony of a dragon boat racing in Uganda, calling on closer culture exchanges between the two countries.

Xi Jinping and his father

With his father as a source of inspiration, President Xi's people-centered policies have helped to improve the lives of ordinary people across China.

China's Beidou system helps livestock water supply in remote pastoral areas

A water supply system for livestock in remote pastoral areas has been trialled in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local researchers confirmed Sunday.

World

Strong quake in Japan leaves 3 dead, 51 injured

At least three people were killed and 51 others injured after an estimated magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck a wide area of western Japan, including Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, on June 18, the government said.

US experts on U.S.-China trade tensions: economic differences politicized

The recent U.S announcement to impose additional duties on Chinese imports has further intensified trade tensions between the two countries, and experts from top US universities say this is largely because the economic differences between the two countries have been politicized.

20 bodies found after Nigeria attacks: police

The Nigerian police on Sunday said security personnel found 20 bodies following twin blasts and a rocket attack in a town in the northern state of Borno late Saturday.

1 dead, 20 injured in shooting New Jersey arts festival

Shooting broke out at an all-night art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, early Sunday, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said.

15 killed, 45 injured as bomb attack hits Afghan officials-Taliban meeting

At least 15 people were killed and 45 others wounded as an explosion rocked a provincial governor's office after a meeting between Afghan officials and Taliban members in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, a source said.

Turkish cargo ship in danger near Croatian island

A Turkish cargo ship is in dangerous situations in the Adriatic Sea near Croatian island Jabuka because of a leaking problem, Croatian news agency HINA reported on Sunday.

Greece, FYROM sign historic deal to end Macedonia name dispute

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) sealed a historic agreement on Sunday, putting an end to the dispute which started in 1991 over the use of the name Macedonia.

20 killed in accidental blast during Afghan ceasefire celebration

At least 20 people were killed and 30 others wounded in a blast in a crowd celebrating ceasefire during Eid festival in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, a provincial government spokesman said.

Politics

Chinese senior official visits U.S. on ties

​Wang Chen, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, visited the United States from June 13 to 16 at the invitation of the U.S. Congress to promote bilateral ties.

China's top political advisor visits Uganda

Head of China's top political advisory body Wang Yang paid an official visit to Uganda from Wednesday to Saturday, calling for closer cooperation between the two countries.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets senior Chinese official on bilateral ties

Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi met with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on bilateral relations.

China decides to impose additional tariffs on 50 bln USD of U.S. imports

China has unveiled a list of products from the United States that will be subject to additional tariffs in response to U.S. announcement to impose additional duties on Chinese imports.

Presidents of China, Russia talk on ties over phone

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday had a telephone talk over bilateral ties.

Chinese vice president meets Turkey's FM

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan met with visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Beijing on Friday, calling for dovetailing development strategies of both countries and strengthening security cooperation.

Xi stresses building elite maritime force during navy inspection

President Xi Jinping has stressed building an elite maritime force to resolutely accomplish various missions entrusted by the Party and the people.

Xi's speech on Yangtze River economic belt development published

Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech on the development of the Yangtze River economic belt has been published by the People's Publishing House. 

Business

Croatian food manufacturers eye Chinese market

Croatian manufacturers of agricultural products are looking forward to exporting their best to China.

BYD recalls more than 10,000 cars over defective airbags

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has announced a recall of more than 10,000 cars to replace potentially faulty airbags, according to the country's top quality supervisor.

Alipay helps Chinese fans enjoy World Cup in Russia

As Chinese soccer fans head to Russia for the World Cup, Alibaba's mobile payment app Alipay is helping to make their visit a little easier, reports Xinhua News Agency.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson's remarks on U.S. tariff announcement

China expressed its firm opposition after the Office of U.S. Trade Representative published a list of Chinese goods subject to additional tariffs.

China MOC spokesperson's remarks on U.S. tariff announcement

In response to the U.S. trade measures on China,  a spokesperson of China's Ministry of Commerce said Friday that the two countries have conducted rounds of consultations on bilateral trade, trying to settle disputes.

Milestone approval in 5G standards

The international body that sets 5G standards approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15, 5G specifications on Thursday, another essential step to standardize 5G following the release of 5G New Radio (NR) specifications for nonstandalone (NSA) operation last year.

Germany set to host Chinese electric car battery firm

Contemporary Amperex Technology is a leader in battery technology for electric cars, and is apparently planning to choose Germany to be the location of its first European factory.

China, Panama launch free trade negotiations

China and Panama on Tuesday launched negotiations for a free trade agreement, one year after they established diplomatic relations, according to China Central Television.

Sports

Parity comes to World Cup, where top nations fail to win

​Parity has come to the World Cup. Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories.

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

​Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.
 

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

​Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.
 

Lozano gives Mexico 1-0 lead against Germany

Hirving Lozano has wrong-footed Germany's Mesut Oezil and scored from about 14 yards out to give Mexico a 1-0 lead over the defending World Cup champions.

Kolarov goal gives Serbia 1-0 win over Costa Rica in World Cup group E match

An Aleksander Kolarov free kick 10 minutes into the second half gave Serbia a well-deserved 1-0 win against Costa Rica in their Group E opener on Sunday afternoon.

Messi misses penalty as Iceland earn first World Cup point

Argentina's Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Iceland claimed their first ever World Cup point in a 1-1 draw here on Saturday.

China's national footballer presents MVP to Cristiano Ronaldo

China's national footballer Zhao Xuri presented the MVP award to Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugese captian's hat-trick as Portugal and Spain drew a thrilling World Cup Group B game 3-3 in Sochi on Friday night, reports NetEase.

Ronaldo the hero as Portugal draw 3-3 against an impressive Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal and Spain drew a thrilling World Cup Group B game 3-3 in Sochi on Friday night.

Showbiz

Jia Zhangke's new coproduction with BRICS countries to be released this year

Jia Zhangke's second coproduction with the BRICS countries will be released later this year.

31 film festivals of 'Belt and Road' countries form a coalition in Shanghai

At the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival, 31 film festivals from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative have started a new alliance that will act as a platform for joint projects and film culture exchanges.

Qingdao to host SCO film festival

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) film festival is scheduled to be held in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province from Wednesday to Sunday.

Broadway musical "The Band's Visit" sweeps 2018 Tony Award

Broadway musical "The Band's Visit," which tells the story that an Egyptian police orchestra stranded for a night in Israel, swept the Tony Award with 10 trophies on Sunday, including the award for best musical.

Disney casts Chinese-New Zealand actor as Mulan's love interest

Disney has confirmed that Chinese-New Zealand actor Yoson An will play the key male role in its new live-action movie "Mulan."

Beijing Zoo to hold art exhibitions both offline and online

The Beijing Zoo is widely-recognized as one of the country's top attractions, and it is now undergoing a big transformation.

Tax evasion probe underway in film industry

The State Administration of Taxation has ordered local tax bureaus to investigate the so-called "twin contracts" among film celebrities, following an allegation made by a former China Central Television host.

From Petal to Chanel No 5: Centifolia rose Harvest

​The harvest of Centifolia rose, a key ingredient in world-famous perfume Chanel Number 5, is in full swing in the town of Grasse, in the south of France.

Live

[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.

[Playback] Vice Premiers take oath of allegiance to the Constitution

China's Vice Premiers and State Councilors were endorsed and pledged their allegiance to the Constitution in Beijing on Monday.

[Playback] Premier takes oath of allegiance to the Constitution

Li Keqiang was endorsed as Chinese premier and pledged allegiance to the Constitution on Sunday in Beijing.