Railway's passenger numbers expected to continue to rise

Railway passenger numbers continued to rise on Monday, the fifth day of a week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, according to the China Railway Corporation.

China

Chinese artisans to repair damaged terracotta warrior in US

​Officials from the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center are sending two professionals to Philadelphia to restore a terracotta warrior statue which had its thumb broken off and stolen in December.
 

Railway's holiday passenger numbers expected to continue to rise

Railway passenger numbers continued to rise on Monday, the fifth day of a week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, according to the China Railway Corporation.

Racing pigeon demand pushes prices to new records

The growing demand for racing pigeons among China's wealthy is said to be pushing up prices for the birds to new records, according to a report in the UK's Financial Times.

Fake wildlife dinner leads to jail

​A person who put photos of what appeared to be a dinner featuring protected wildlife in China has been detained for five days in Hunan's capital, Changsha, reports Beijing Youth Daily.
 

London Welcomes Year of the Dog

Thousands of people lined the streets of London to welcome the Year of the Dog at the European city's annual Chinese New Year celebration.

Chinese Children and Parents in Stockholm celebrate Year of the Dog

Over 600 Chinese children and parents attended a grand celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival at Solna High School near Stockholm.

Chinese Film Festival in Myanmar Promotes Mutual Understanding

The Lunar New Year saw the start of a week-long festival in Myanmar celebrating Chinese film. The new festival features four Chinese films that have been dubbed into the Myanmar language.

Panda pair unveiled in Finland

Two giant pandas on loan from China were unveiled at Ähtäri Zoo in central Finland Saturday after a month-long quarantine. The zoo is organizing an official opening ceremony for the pandas at the beginning of March.

World

Iran finds crashed plane, receives condolences from int'l community

Iran found the wreckage of the crashed Aseman Airlines ATR-72 plane on Monday and received condolences from Chinese, Russian and United Nations (UN) leaders for the victims of the incident and their families.

Maldivian president seeks extension of state of emergency

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday requested the parliament to extend the state of emergency for a further 15 days amid the ongoing political crisis. 

Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes southern Mexico

​A magnitude-6.0 quake struck 43 km east of Mexico's southern Oaxaca state at a depth of 10 km at 0656 GMT, the country's National Seismological Service reported early Monday. 

Chinese FM offers condolences over air crash in Iran

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday offered condolences to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the crash of an Iranian passenger plane earlier in the day, in which all the 66 people aboard were killed.

UK Prime Minister sends best wishes for Chinese New Year

​In a video filmed during Theresa May's recent state visit to China, the Prime Minister sends her best wishes to all in the UK and in China.

66 killed in plane crash in central Iran

​An Iranian passenger plane crashed into the Dena mountain on Sunday morning and all the 66 people on board were killed, Abed Zadeh, Chief of the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran confirmed. 

Angry students, parents demand gun curbs after Florida slaughter

Anger boiled over among parents and students in Parkland, Florida on Saturday over America's unwillingness to toughen gun control laws, after a teenager armed with an assault rifle killed 17 at the local high school.

FBI: Partygoer stole terracotta warrior statue's left thumb in Philadelphia museum

​Federal authorities have said that a Delaware man stole late last year a thumb of a Chinese terracotta warrior statue being displayed at a Philadelphia museum. The statue is said to be worth of US$4.5 million.

Politics

Chinese president sends condolence to Iranian counterpart over plane crash

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a condolence message to his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, over the crash of an Iranian jetliner a day earlier. 

Xi congratulates Ramaphosa on election, calls for closer China-S Africa ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday extended congratulations to Cyril Ramaphosa on the latter's election as South African president.

Xi sends Spring Festival greetings to HK youth

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent his Spring Festival greetings to the youth of Hong Kong, asking them to serve Hong Kong and the country with their actions.

Ambassador: "Dangerous" to advocate for confrontation against China

It would be dangerous to advocate for confrontation against China, Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has said in Washington.

Chinese premier congratulates Obama on reappointment as E. Guinea's PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has congratulated Francisco Pascual Obama Asue on his reappointment as prime minister of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Xi congratulates Bangladesh president on reelection

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid on the latter's reelection for the second consecutive term in office.

Xi stresses difficulty, urgency of poverty alleviation

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the difficulty of the battle against poverty and the urgency of solving significant problems in poverty alleviation.

China refutes former Maldives' President's "land grab" allegation

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says the people of China and Maldives have the final say on whether bilateral cooperation brings benefits to them.

Business

287 million tourists travel around China during New Year holiday

Some 287 million tourists travelled in China during the first four days of the week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.  Tourism revenue rose 11.6 percent to 352.7 billion yuan (55.61 billion U.S. dollars) in the four days, official data showed.

China says U.S. report on steel, aluminum imports "groundless"

​China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) Saturday criticized a U.S. government report on steel and aluminum product imports, saying the findings were "groundless" and do not tally with the facts.

Tourism revenue up 9.7 pct on lunar New Year's Day

China's tourism revenue rose on the first day of lunar Chinese New Year, reaching 83.4 billion yuan (13 billion U.S. dollars).

Nasdaq special opening bell celebrates Chinese New Year

The Nasdaq stock exchange has marked the Chinese Lunar New Year on Friday with a special bell ringing ceremony to kick off the day's trading. 

Nissan could ramp-up electric car production in China

Japanese auto giant Nissan is set to increase its production of electric cars in China in partnership with local joint venture companies.

British farm turns to China over Brexit concerns

A British farmer has praised the Chinese government for having "instilled confidence and positivity" in his business.

Huawei reveals Ipswich investment

The East Anglian region is celebrating enhanced business ties with China.

Chinese apps gain billions of overseas users

Several leading Chinese mobile apps have taken the global market by storm, winning over billions of users overseas, reports People's Daily.

Sports

Team LeBron edges Team Stephen 148-145 in All-Star Game

LeBron James scored 29 points and won his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining showcase, beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night.

Jia Zongyang claims China's fifth silver at PyechongChang Olympics

Jia Zongyang claimed China's fifth silver at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the freestyle skiing men's aerials at Phoenix Snow Park here on Sunday.

Kuzmina tastes third Winter Olympic gold in biathlon mass start

Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia won personal third gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games with her victory in biathlon women's 12.5km mass start here on Saturday.

Li Jinyu wins silver in women's 1500m short track speed skating

China’s Li Jinyu won a silver medal in women’s 1500m short track speed skating at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games on Saturday.

Confident Jin sets China's best result in Olympic men's singles figure skating

​China's Jin Boyang was ranked fourth on Saturday to set a best result for the country in men's singles figure skating at Winter Olympic Games.

China makes skeleton debut at Winter Olympics

Geng Wenqiang has become the first Chinese athlete to compete in the skeleton at the Winter Olympics, finishing in 13th place.

Zhang Xin claims China's third silver at PyeongChang Olympics

Zhang Xin won the third silver for China at 2018 PyeongChang Olymic Games after taking the second place of the women's freestyle skiing aerial at Phoenix Snow Park here on Friday. 

China wins silver medal in figure skating pairs

Figure skaters Sui Wenjing/Han Cong won China a second silver medal at PyeongChang Olympics on Thursday in pair event with 235.47 points after free skating, 0.43 points away from the top of the podium.

Showbiz

New BBC crime drama coming to Chinese screens

A hit BBC crime drama will be broadcast in China following the signing of a licence agreement.

Music Festival celebrates Chinese New Year in London

The first ever UK-China International Music Festival has been held at a London University in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Animated feature kicks off 68th Berlin Int'l Film Festival

The 68th Berlin International Film Festival, which is more commonly known as the Berlinale, kicked off Thursday with an animated feature.

CCTV Spring Festival Gala held last rehearsal

For the last night before the Chinese New Year, a tradition for many Chinese people would be watching "Chunwan" together with family and friends, a live TV variety show that lasts almost five hours. 

Top dogs gather at Westminster dog show in New York

As the Chinese Year of Dog approaches, dog breeders from around the world are putting their best feet and paws forward in a bid to win the top prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in New York.

Comedians assemble for Guo Degang's directing debut

Well-known Chinese comedian Guo Degang will launch his directing debut, The Face of Gene, during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.

Printmaking strengthens ties of artists from Belt and Road countries

A printmaking exhibition showcasing works made by artists along the Belt and Road is underway in Beijing.

BN Vocational School's fundraising gala held in Beijing

The BN vocational school is a chain institution that has a reputation for helping educate children from poor backgrounds.

Live

[Playback] China holds annual memorial for Nanjing Massacre victims

China held an annual memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Leaders of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the central government attended the ceremony.

Media briefing on Xi Jinping's APEC leaders meeting, SE Asia visit

Foreign Ministry holds a briefing on President Xi's APEC leaders meeting and his visits to Vietnam and Laos. China Plus brings you a live broadcast of the event at 10 a.m. on Friday.

[Playback] 19th CPC National Congress holds news conference

A spokesperson for the 19th National Congress of the CPC held a news conference in Beijing on Thursday. 

[Playback] CPC top leadership meets the media in Beijing

Members of the Standing Committee of the 19th CPC Central Committee Political Bureau met Chinese and foreign journalists at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

19th CPC National Congress opens in Beijing

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China Plus will bring you live coverage of the event starting at 8:50 a.m., Wednesday.

[Playback] CPC National Congress spokesperson addresses the media

A spokesperson for the 19th CPC National Congress has addressed the news media at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Live updates: Press conference at BRICS Xiamen Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping holds a press conference at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday to summarize the outcomes of the BRICS Xiamen Summit. China Plus brings you a live broadcast of the event.

[Playback] Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries

The Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries was held during the BRICS Xiamen Summit on September 5.