Xi stresses ecological restoration of Yangtze River

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the importance of ecological restoration along the Yangtze River while inspecting work in Hubei Province.

China

China to introduce default judgment against corrupt fugitives

China plans to introduce default judgment in corruption-related criminal cases as the authorities step up the fight against crooked officials who have fled overseas.

FM opposes China related content in G7 joint communique

​China firmly opposes China-related content in a joint communique issued by the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven earlier this week, saying it is untrue and irresponsible, FM spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Chinese investors, tourists vital for Cambodia's development: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Chinese investors and tourists had importantly contributed to social and economic development in Cambodia. 

China welcomes Mnuchin's visit to negotiate trade dispute: MOFA

China welcomes the visit of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to negotiate the China-US trade issue, says Lu Kang, spokesperson for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

China to launch new Earth observation satellite in May

China is to launch Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite for Earth observation, at the beginning of May.

China outlines roadmap for deep space exploration

China is planning four deep space exploration missions before 2030, including probes to Mars, asteroids and Jupiter. 

1963:1 odds or 4-year wait for a car in Beijing

New electric car plate applicants in Beijing will have to wait for at least 4 years to get a license, while the odds of winning a license plate for a petrol car are 1963:1. 

China mulls establishing special financial court in Shanghai

China is considering the establishment of a financial court in Shanghai to deal with finance-related commercial and administrative cases in the city. 
 

World

S.Korean president to meet Trump in May before DPRK-U.S. summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was pushing to meet U.S. President Donald Trump around mid-May before a summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Macron proposes new deal on Iran as differences remain with Trump

Visiting French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday proposed to work with other parties to forge a new deal on Iran. However, bilateral divergence on Iran and other issues remain as his state visit to the United States drew to a close.

Trump sees to deal with DPRK in 'very open and honorable fashion'

U.S. President Donald Trump said in Washington on Tuesday that he hopes the United States could deal with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in a "honorable fashion."

Afghan Taliban launches annual offensive

The Taliban militants on Wednesday announced the start of their yearly rebel offensive in Afghanistan, the outfit said in a statement.

Trump warns "bigger problems" if Iran restarts nuclear program

U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that Iran will have "bigger problems" if it restarts its nuclear program.

At least 10 killed, 19 injured as oil well catches fire in Aceh, Indonesia

At least 10 people were killed and 19 injured as an oil well in Indonesia's Aceh province caught fire, an official said on Wednesday.

Scientists use massive river model to fight erosion

US Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River.

Report exposes flaws in American-style democracy

Money politics in the United States went further in 2017 and made inequality worse, according to a report released by China in response to an annual report by the U.S. criticizing the human rights situation of China and other countries.

Politics

Chinese premier congratulates new Azerbaijan PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to Azerbaijan's new Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov, expressing the hope that the two countries would push for new progress in bilateral cooperation.

Senior official of north China's Inner Mongolia under investigation

Bai Xiangqun, vice chairman of the government of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, was under investigation over alleged "serious violation of discipline and law", anti-corruption authorities said Wednesday.

Informal meeting btw China, India sets good atmosphere for in-depth talks

Both Chinese and Indian sides agreed that an informal meeting will provide a good atmosphere for leaders of the two countries to hold in-depth talks on issues of common concern.

Cambodia-China ties solid, reaching high level: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the Cambodia-China ties were solid and were reaching a high level.
 

Xi stresses importance of The Communist Manifesto

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the importance to study the Communist Manifesto.

Chinese, Russian FMs hold talks on ties

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Monday held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

China's top legislator meets Micronesian, Kazakh officials

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Monday held separate meetings with Wesley Simina, speaker of Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, and Gulmira Issimbayeva, vice speaker of the Majilis, the lower house of the Kazakh parliament.

Xi says he's looking forward to planning China-Russia ties with Putin in new era

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that he is looking forward to meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in June and jointly planning China-Russia ties in a new era.

Business

Kweichow Moutai inks deal with Britain, eyes European expansion

Kweichow Moutai, one of China's leading liquor makers, has signed an agreement with the UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association that will help lead the company's push into the EU market.

China to seek breakthroughs in core technologies: official

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology says the country will further enhance its cooperation with other countries in relation to cutting-edge technologies.

Audi and Mercedes battle for China sales

The battle to be the largest luxury car manufacturer in China is hotting up. ​These reveal that, whilst Audi was the largest luxury maker for 2017, Mercedes-Benz has held the top spot so far in 2018.

DiDi launches auto alliance to build integrated car operator platform

Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing has partnered with 31 auto industry firms to build an integrated car operator platform, the company announced Tuesday.

Robot concierge unveiled in Shanghai bank

A state-owned Chinese bank has opened an automated branch offering services with robots and virtual reality machine.

Trump says Mnuchin, USTR to travel to China for trade talks in days

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer will travel to China in a few days for trade talks.

EU seeks to join U.S.-China talks on steel, aluminum tariffs at WTO

The European Union (EU) has sought to join the consultations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) requested by China with the United States on the recent U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, the WTO said on Monday.

Argentina to buy 200 Chinese-made train carriages

​Chinese railway giant CRRC has signed a contract worth 278 million U.S. dollars with Argentina's Ministry of Transport to provide 200 new subway cars to refurbish the country's largest commuter system.

Sports

World's first NBA center opens in China

​NBA China and Hongkun Group announced Wednesday the opening of the world's first NBA center, an NBA-themed lifestyle complex in Wuqing, Tianjin. 

Liaoning become 7th CBA champions after sweeping Guangsha

As a founding member of the league, Liaoning finally got their first CBA championship after 22 years of play.

5,000 runners complete half-marathon on Xi'an circumvallation

​A total of 5,000 runners on Saturday completed a unique half-marathon on Xi'an circumvallation, one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls.

Ke Jie to battle Chinese AI Go program

Ke Jie, one of the world's best Go players, will compete against another artificial intelligence Go program, China's Golaxy, on April 27 in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian province.

Tianjin Quanjin defeat Kashiwa Reysol 3-2 in AFC Champions League Group E

Chinese football club Tianjin Quanjian has finished as runner-ups in Group E of the AFC Champions League. They defeated Japan's Kashiwa Reysol 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Nadal, Djokvic advances at Monte Carlo Master

​World number one Rafael Nadal has reached the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters, brushing off Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in straight sets.

NBA China Games 2018 to feature Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers

The NBA announced Tuesday that the NBA China Games 2018 will feature two preseason games between the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers.

Iniesta likely to confirm move to China in coming days

FC Barcelona's Andres Iniesta is on the verge of confirming a move to the Chinese Super League, local media reported on Monday.

Showbiz

Artwork series on lovely pink piggy on display in Beijing

An up-and-coming Chinese sculptor, Qin Weihong, has opened a new exhibition in Beijing, showcasing his latest endeavors -- sculptures of pink pigs.

Child sexual assault film director grabs the Director of the Year award

Chinese director Vivian Qu has received the 'Director of the Year' award from China Film Directors Guild for her film 'Angels Wear White', which centers around a child sexual assault case.

"Scary Mother" wins the 8th "Tiantan Award" Best Feature Film

The 8th Beijing International Film Festival came to a close on the evening of April 22. The Best Feature Film award goes to "Scary Mother."

Stars grace closing ceremony at Beijing Int'l Film Festival

Stars walk the red carpet at the closing ceremony of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival on April 22, 2018. 

Hollywood filmmakers promote previsualization on Chinese films

​International visual effects experts have recently gathered at the Beijing International Film Festival, promoting an application of high-quality Previsualization on Chinese films.

Ordinary citizens celebrate film carnival in Beijing

A film-featured carnival is now being held in suburban Beijing, attracting large crowds of people to experience new tricks of filmmaking and entertain themselves in multiple ways.

QA: Challenges and opportunities in film co-productions

Geng Ling, a Chinese film industry insider, talks to China Plus about what it means to make a good "co-produced" film.

Dubbed TV series promote Chinese culture abroad

Chinese films and TV dramas, dubbed in foreign languages, are said to be gaining traction in international markets and helping to introduce the Chinese way of life to foreign audiences.

Live

[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.

[Playback] New top leadership take oath of allegiance to the Constitution

The Constitutional oath-taking ceremony at the 13th National People's Congress was held in Beijing on Saturday. Xi Jinping was elected Chinese president and chairman of Central Military Commission of China.

[Playback] Top advisory body concludes annual session

The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, closed its annual session in Beijing on Thursday.

[Playback] National People's Congress holds 3rd plenary meeting in Beijing

The third plenary meeting of the current National People's Congress was held in Beijing on March 11, 2018. Zhang Dejiang delivered the work report of the Standing Committee of the NPC at the meeting.

[Playback] China's Foreign Minister holds a news conference

​Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a news conference in Beijing on the sidelines of the national legislature's annual session on March 8th.