US sanctions 'will not help' solve DPRK issues: Chinese FM

The US sanctions targeting Chinese firms which Washington said were linked to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "will not help" solve the issues, said Hua Chunying, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

China

Five dead, 153 injured after typhoon Hato hit Macao

Five people were confirmed dead after typhoon Hato struck Macao on Wednesday, a spokesperson of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government said Wednesday.

All 340 wild pandas in quake area unharmed

A headcount completed two weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China has confirmed all 340 wild giant pandas in the quake zone are unharmed.

Beijing International Book Fair opens with heavy Belt and Road presence

​Over 300,000 newly published books from around the world, including 28 countries and regions along the Belt and Road routes, are on display at the 24th Beijing International Book Fair.

9 killed as China hit by strongest typhoon of year

At least nine people have been killed and one remains missing as the strongest typhoon of the year hit south China Wednesday.

China accuses Japan of devising excuses for increasing defense budget

China Wednesday urged Japan to take the security concerns of its Asian neighbors seriously and act prudently in military and security fields.

US sanctions 'will not help' solve DPRK issues: Chinese FM

The US sanctions targeting Chinese firms which Washington said were linked to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "will not help" solve the issues, said a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

U.S.-born panda Bao Bao celebrates 4th birthday in China

U.S.-born panda Bao Bao celebrated her fourth birthday in southwest China's Sichuan Province Wednesday. 

First batch of unmanned bookstores debuts in Zhejiang

A new type of "unmanned business" has appeared in Zhejiang - unmanned bookstore. 173 Xinhua bookstores throughout Zhejiang Province have launched "self-help book buying" services. 

World

Two more men arrested over Finland's Turku stabbings

Finnish police made two new arrests in their investigation of the stabbings in Turku last Friday. The two were detained as they were believed to have possibly helped preparing the attacks, the police said on Wednesday. 

Commander of U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet sacked after collisions

​The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet was relieved of his duties following a number of accidents involving warships, local media reported on Wednesday.

2017 Stockholm International Arts Festival promotes China Dream

The 2017 Stockholm International Arts Festival has come to an end, with a focus on the "China Dream."

4 Barcelona terror suspects reveal initial plans in court

The terrorists' cell which claimed 15 lives in Spain during last week's attacks were initially preparing a massacre of much greater proportions at landmark buildings and monuments in Barcelona.

74 injured after 10 coaches of train derail in north India

At least 74 people were injured after a passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Remains found in collided U.S. destroyer

The U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Scott Swift said Tuesday evening that remains have been found in the U.S. destroyer which collided with a tanker. 

Train crash in U.S. Philadelphia injures at least 42

A high-speed train crashed into a parked unoccupied train early Tuesday in a station on the outskirts of the U.S. eastern city of Philadelphia, injuring at least 42 people, authorities said.

Trump says rapid exit from Afghanistan "unacceptable"

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that a rapid exit of the U.S. troops from Afghanistan was "unacceptable" and his new Afghanistan strategy will shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions on the ground.

Politics

Chinese vice premier calls for China, Kuwait to merge development strategies

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Tuesday called for a stronger partnership between his country and Kuwait, highlighting energy cooperation and a need to synergize their respective development strategies.
 

China's top legislator meets Indonesian ministers

​China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang met with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto and Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution on Tuesday.

China discredits India's excuses for illegal trespassing

China hopes that India will take practical and positive actions to correct its incorrect words and deeds, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

Chinese premier wants innovation to play bigger role in economic transformation

​Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday that innovation should play a bigger role in facilitating structural transformation of the country's economy.

Former Chinese provincial legislator arrested

Wei Minzhou, a former senior legislator in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of accepting bribes.

China, Thailand agree to push forward military ties

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with General Surapong Suwana-Adth, Thailand's Chief of Defense Forces, in Beijing Monday, with the two agreeing to push forward military ties.

Chinese troops injured by Indian border troops' fierce action

Some Chinese troops suffered injuries from Indian troops' fierce action in the western part of the border area, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday.

China lauds Nanjing Massacre bill in Canada

China welcomed a bill to designate December 13 as Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day by the Canadian province of Ontario, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Monday in Beijing. 

Business

Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 8

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has released the new Galaxy Note 8 smart phone in New York City.

UnionPay faces Visa challenge in China

Payment network Visa has applied for a bank clearing license in China. If successful, Visa would become the first non-Chinese company to hold such a license.

Foreign companies optimistic on China's manufacturing upgrade

Surveys of foreign companies and organizations at a recent seminar on the "Made in China 2025" strategy suggest most remain optimistic about China's economic prospects.

Chinese carmaker to build monorail in Philippines

China's leading new-energy carmaker BYD announced Tuesday that it will build a monorail transit system in the Philippines.

Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike launches service in Japan

Mobike is to launch from Wednesday a bike-sharing service in Sapporo of Hokkaido prefecture, marking the bike-sharing giant's debut in Japan and another step to explore the overseas market.

Jeep could be going to China's Great Wall

A spokesman for China's Great Wall Motors has told the media that they are interested in acquiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

Baidu, CITIC to launch new bank

Chinese Internet giant Baidu and China CITIC Bank have been given approval to open a new joint banking operation.

Seafood ban on North Korea hits China's border town

The recent Chinese ban on North Korean seafood imports has had a severe impact on the seafood business in Donggang, a Chinese border port city with North Korea.

Sports

Guangzhou Evergrande beat Shanghai Greenland 3-0

Guangzhou Evergrande paved the way to retain their Chinese Super League (CSL) crown by beating Shanghai Greenland 3-0 while the runners-up Shanghai SIPG lost to Guizhou Hengfeng 2-1 in the 23rd round of the matches on Saturday.

Chinese Football Association mulling VAR and professional referee system

​The Chinese Football Association (CFA) is planning to introduce professional referees, and a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.
 

Sichuan Jinqiang signs Jamaal Franklin

​Former NBA player Jamaal Franklin has joined in Sichuan Jinqiang club of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), said the club on Friday.
 

Messi and Ronaldo duel to be world's best again

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are once-again considered the top contenders for this year's FIFA Men's Player of the Year award.

Beijing Olympic gold winning cyclist Samuel Sanchez gives positive drug test

Spanish cyclist Samuel Sanchez, who won the gold medal in the men's road race in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games has been suspended following a positive drugs tests, the International Union of Cycling (UCI) has announced.

China set for 2017 World Badminton Championships in Scotland

​Final preparations are underway for this year's World Championships in Scotland.

Shanghai SIPG beat Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 at CFA Cup

​Shanghai SIPG has handed Guangzhou Evergrande a 2-1 defeat in the first leg of their CFA Cup semi-final.

Chinese under-20 football team to play in German league

A Chinese under-20 men's football selection team is set to play in the fourth tier of the German football league system next season.

Showbiz

Ariana Grande to bring 'Dangerous Woman' tour to China

American pop star Ariana Grande is bringing her latest concert tour to three cities on the Chinese mainland. 

Documentary triggers tributes to China's comfort women

A documentary about China's comfort women has grabbed the attention of the nation since its debut last week.

Acclaimed Chinese writer accused of sexual harassment

Chinese writer Li Feng is accusing best-selling author Guo Jingming of sexual harassment through his personal Weibo account.

Christopher Nolan arrives in Beijing for film Dunkirk promotion

A promotional event has been held in Beijing for Christopher Nolan's latest effort, "Dunkirk."

Mandarin version of ‘The Sound of Music’ to tour China

​A Mandarin version of the award-winning Broadway show "The Sound of Music" is being staged at the Poly Theater in Beijing, after a successful first tour of the country last year.

Doraemon’s 'hooray for Japan’s defeat in WWII' wins hearts of Chinese audience

38 years after Doraemon and Nobita rescued an elephant from getting poisoned to death in a time travel adventure back to Japan during WWII, the remake of the animation this July once again triggered public discussion.

Chinese TV series "Princess Agents" wins popularity overseas

Chinese TV series "Princess Agents," starring Zhao Liying as a legendary female military leader, wins popularity among overseas viewers. 

Chinese documentary 'Mrs. Fang' wins top prize at Locarno

Chinese director Wang Bing's documentary "Mrs. Fang" wins the "Golden Leopard" prize at the Locarno film festival in Switzerland.

Live

[Playback] Xi delivers speech to mark PLA's 90th birthday

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at a grand gathering in celebration of the 90th birthday of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) at the Great Hall of the People on Tuesday.

[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.