Xi calls for greater reform efforts

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday underlined the importance of implementation, urging leading officials to keep in mind the overall situation while pushing forward with reform.

China

Education exchanges to tighten China-Australia ties

Educational exchanges between China and Australia have also been highlighted during Premier Li Keqiang's visit.

Video: The best green tea of the year plucked in spring

Deep in the mountains in southeast China's Fujian province, villagers are busy picking fresh tea leaves and drying them in the open air.

China communicates with the Philippines over naval ship visit

China is maintaining contact with the Philippines over a possible visit by a Chinese naval ship to the Southeast Asian country, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Friday.

Swiss translator wins Leipzig Book Fair Prize for "Monkey King" translation

A Swiss translator has won the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for the first ever complete translation of the Chinese literary masterpiece 'Journey to the West' into German, reports China News Service. 
 

Indian expert on opportunities for startups in Asia

Asia's start-ups have become a hot topic for discussion this year at the Bo'ao Forum for Asia.
Anisha Singh, founder & CEO of India's website mydala.com shared her thoughts with our reporter Lu Chang.

China’s innovation in the eyes of entrepreneurs

The innovation-driven growth model for the world’s economy is a heated topic in this year’s Boao forum for Asia in Hainan Province.

Chinese Vice Premier confident in China's economy

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday expressed his confidence in China's economy when meeting with global entrepreneurs during the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).

Vice Premier: China to firmly promote economic globalization

​Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli highlighted economic globalization on Friday while meeting with entrepreneurs attending the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).

World

1 killed, 4 wounded in explosion in Cairo

One person was killed and four others wounded on Friday when an explosive device went off in a garden in Maadi district southeastern the capital Cairo, the interior ministry said in a statement.
 

Rare manuscripts of the British Library to be displayed in Beijing

A major exhibition jointly organized by the British Library and the National Library of China will open in Beijing at the latter on April 21st, and it is going to showcase some of the most precious English manuscripts to Chinese audiences for the first time.

Another man injured in London attack has died: police

A 75-year-old man injured in Wednesday's London terror attack has died.

Two-thirds of cancer mutations caused by "bad luck": study

Nearly two-thirds of cancer mutations are attributable to random DNA copying errors that occur naturally as healthy cells divide.

Westminster attacker named as Khalid Masood

The man the police believe to be responsible for the Wednesday attack in Westminster has been formally identified as Khalid Masood.

Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack: report

The Islamic State has claimed it was behind Wednesday's London attack

Arrests by terrorism police in Britain as parliament pays tribute to victims

Britain's Houses of Parliament resumed business Thursday, less than 24 hours after a terrorist attack, starting the day with a minute's silence in the House of Commons.

Sunken S. Korean ferry Sewol lifted from sea 3 years after shipwreck

Sunken South Korean passenger ferry Sewol was lifted two meters above the sea on Thursday after having lain in the seabed for almost three years. 

Politics

Chinese premier calls for closer local cooperation with Australia

Chinese Premier called on more Australian states and territories to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with China's central and western regions.

Vice Premier calls for deeper cross-Strait exchanges

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli pledged efforts on integrated economic and social development between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

Xi calls for greater reform efforts

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday underlined the importance of implementation, urging leading officials to keep in mind the overall situation while pushing forward with reform.

Premier Li says China-Australia cooperation not targeted at third party

China-Australia cooperation is not targeted at any third party and there is no such issue as taking sides in Australia' s relations with China and the United States, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

Chinese premier assures stability in South China Sea to boost trade

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday the market and business community can continue to have strong faith in the peace and stability in the South China Sea and use the sea lanes with free passage to pursue more free trade.

China, Australia celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations

The ongoing visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Australia comes at a time when the two countries celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations.

China orders greater gov't transparency to support reform

China's central government has issued a guideline on this year's government transparency work to support reform efforts.

China on high alert for Japan's military move

China said on Thursday it is on high alert for Japan's true intentions as the Japanese helicopter-carrier destroyer Kaga went into service on Wednesday.

Business

China, Australia eye stronger cooperation in free trade, regional growth

China and Australia should focus on building stronger cooperative platforms of bilateral free trade, integration of development strategies, technological innovation and regional economic cooperation to further bilateral ties, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday.

Entrepreneurs champion the idea of "made in China 2025"

Entrepreneurs and CEOs from the World's leading companies have gathered for a meeting of the 2017 Boao Forum for Asia to debate opportunities and challenges facing their businesses and sectors in the future.

Chinese gov't partners with Gates Foundation in poverty-relief

​Chinese authorities on Friday joined hands with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bolster the country's poverty-relief efforts.

China's $400 million fishery investment in West Africa

China has invested almost 400 million dollars in the fishery business in West Africa.

Asian Media Leaders Roundtable at Boao highlights the Belt and Road Initiative

Over 20 media leaders from 15 countries share their experience and promote the voice of Asia

China removes cap on Australia beef exports

Australia does not have to choose between the United States and China, the Australian prime minister said Friday as he announced a new beef export deal with the Chinese.

China tightens housing loan rules to cool Beijing's property market

China's central bank announced tightened housing mortgage rules on Friday to curb speculative purchases in Beijing's property market and control credit risk.

New London taxi to be built in UK by Chinese company

A new London taxi's been revealed, and it's going to be built in Coventry thanks to investment from China.

Sports

China can improve to keep World Cup dream alive, says Lippi

Italian head coach Marcello Lippi believed that China can improve to keep alive the hope to qualify for 2018 World Cup.

China's World Cup hope rekindled with 1-0 victory over South Korea

China edged past South Korea here on Thursday for a precious 1-0 home win to keep their World Cup qualification hope alive.

Chinese Super League still attracting big names

Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta is the latest footballer to be linked with the Chinese Super League, as China continues to be an attractive destination for big name players and managers from the world’s best leagues.

NBA to play two exhibition games in China

The NBA Global Games is to feature two pre-season games in China between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Monday.

Chinese sponsor for Newcastle?

Championship side Newcastle could agree a sponsorship deal with a Chinese company.

Beijing 2022 opens first worldwide staff recruitment

The organizing committee for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games opened its first worldwide staff recruitment in Beijing on Monday.

Olympic champion joins "600+ club" to capture platform title in Guangzhou

Two-time Olympic champion Chen Aisen proved his reputation on the men's 10m platform.

Video: Maradona is coming to China!

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has recorded a video to announce his determination to help develop Chinese football.

Showbiz

10 years later - Mr Bean comes back in China movie

Rowan Atkinson's iconic character, Mr Bean, has made a movie comeback in a Chinese film.

'Kong: Skull Island' opens in Chinese theaters

The monster film follows a group of explorers on a mysterious island in 1973, as they fight for survival against the island's predators.

Beatles' home city to celebrate world's first rock-art album

A three-week long festival was announced in Liverpool to celebrate the release of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Zhou Dongyu's new fantasy movie to be released

The Golden Horse Award-winning actress Zhou Dongyu, recently promoted her new fantasy movie 'A Nail Clippers Romance' in Beijing.

Fan Bingbing film wins big at Asian Film Awards

"I Am Not Madam Bovary" has walked away a big winner. The dark comedy from director Feng Xiaogang took home the best picture, best actress for Fan Bingbing and best cinematography awards.

Film Father and Son Locks the Release Date

'Father and Son',a domestically made comedy exploring family relationships, is going to be hitting theatres on July 21.

Disney's 'Mulan' remake not going to be a musical: director

Niki Caro, who has been tapped to direct the upcoming Disney live-action reboot of "Mulan," said that the new film will not be a musical but a family-friendly and girl-powered martial arts flick.

'Beauty and the Beast' smashes box office records

The Disney live-action remake has debuted to a massive $350 million in ticket sales worldwide. 

Live

[Livecast] Chinese vice premier to speak at Boao Forum for Asia 2017

Chinese vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will attend and deliver a speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017 in China's southern island province of Hainan on Saturday, March 25, 2017. 

[Playback] Chinese premier gives press conference

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held his annual press conference in Beijing on Wednesday, taking questions from Chinese and foreign journalists. The event is an annual affair for the Chinese head of government.

[Playback] China's top political advisory body concludes annual session

The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, held a closing meeting of its annual session in Beijing on Monday.

[Playback] NPC holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, delivered the committee's work report at the second plenary meeting of the NPC annual session in Beijing on Wednesday.

[Playback] Chinese foreign minister briefs the press

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave a press conference in Beijing on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Wednesday.

[Playback] China's top legislative body opens annual session

The Fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislative body, opened in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government work report.

[Playback] China's top legislative body holds news briefing on annual session

The Fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislative body, held a news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday.

[Playback] China's top political advisory body opens annual session

China's top political advisory body opened its annual session in Beijing on Friday.