Xi urges deeper military-civilian integration

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called for a stronger sense of mission for deeper military-civilian integration.

China

China publishes plan for Hainan free trade zone

China on Tuesday rolled out a plan for building its southern island province of Hainan into a pilot free trade zone (FTZ).

Xinjiang chief on terrorism, education and training

Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,has been interviewed by Xinhua News Agency on counterterrorism and the vocational education and training program in the region. 

China honors five outstanding workers

China introduced five outstanding workers at a press conference Monday as part of its efforts to promote hard work and craftsmanship in the country.

Annual int'l TCM training course opens in Beijing

An annual international training course in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for foreign medical workers opened Monday in Beijing.

China spends 4.25 trln yuan on education in 2017

China spent 4.25 trillion yuan (around 614 billion U.S. dollars) on education in 2017, a 9.45-percent increase from 2016, said an announcement Monday.
 

China, India begin joint training of Afghan diplomats in Delhi

China and India jointly undertook a ten-day training program for ten Afghanistan diplomats at Delhi-based Foreign Service Institute on Monday.

University of Birmingham accepts China's college entrance exam

Britain's University of Birmingham announced Monday it has become the first elite Russell Group university to accept China's National Higher Education Entrance Examination, commonly known as Gaokao.
 

China issues guideline to improve biodiversity in Yangtze River

The State Council, China's cabinet, has released a guideline to improve aquatic life protection and ecological rehabilitation in the Yangtze River.

World

US embassy in Australia apologizes for cat pyjama-jam

"Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this 'cat pyjama-jam' party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise."

Top US diplomat in Saudi Arabia for talks over Khashoggi

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

Michael Rollins shook President Donald Trump's hand Monday at the front door of his hurricane-ravaged home in the Florida Panhandle, saying he decided to ride out the storm because he didn't have anywhere else to go.

S.Korea, DPRK, UN Command consult on disarming JSA in border area

South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United Nations Command consulted Tuesday on disarming the Joint Security Area in the inter-Korean border area.

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Cuba, living museum of vintage automobiles

​Strolling through the streets of Havana, people are likely to see dozens of vintage automobiles lovingly kept in near mint condition.

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released.

South Africa says to support South Sudan's peace deal implementation

South African Deputy President David Mabuza on Monday reiterated his country's commitment to support South Sudan's peace deal implementation signed by the warring parties to restore stability in the nation.

Politics

Chinese premier meets Dutch king, calls for more cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met here Monday with Dutch King Willem-Alexander, urging the two countries to enhance cooperation in various areas and defend multilateralism and free trade.

China, Netherlands eye more pragmatic cooperation to safeguard multilateralism

​China and the Netherlands on Monday pledged to jointly safeguard multilateralism and free trade by carrying out more open and pragmatic cooperation, against the backdrop of a complicated international situation.
 

China, Netherlands to jointly address climate change, ageing population

China and the Netherlands Monday agreed to further enhance cooperation on common challenges faced by humanity such as climate change and an ageing population.

China, Netherlands jointly urge free trade against protectionism

China and the Netherlands called for global efforts to support and promote free trade and safeguard multilateralism to handle the rising challenges confronting the world.

China's opening-up policy in manufacturing sector applicable to all: premier

China's new policy to further open up its basic manufacturing sector by removing foreign ownership restrictions is applicable to all, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.

Chinese ambassador dismisses U.S. accusations against China as 'groundless'

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has voiced China's position on issues of mutual concern with the United States, dismissing recent accusations against China as "groundless."

14th Beijing-Tokyo Forum held in Tokyo with boosting ties in focus

The 14th Beijing-Tokyo Forum wrapped up in Tokyo, with experts, former officials and private sector representatives from China and Japan discussing key issues affecting bilateral relations in order to enhance ties.

Xi urges deeper military-civilian integration

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called for a stronger sense of mission for deeper military-civilian integration.

Business

Tesla opens its car charging station in HK, the largest in Asia

​US electric car maker Tesla has officially opened its newly set-up charging station in Hong Kong, which is the largest of its kind in Asia, according to South China Morning Post report on Monday.
 

Genghis Khan Airlines set for takeoff

Genghis Khan Airlines, a newly established regional carrier in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, will receive its first batch of domestically manufactured ARJ21 aircraft by the end of the year.

China's producer prices rise 3.6 pct in September

China's producer price index, which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, rose 3.6 percent year on year in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. 

China's CPI up 2.5 pct in September

China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.5 percent year on year in September, compared with 2.3 percent for August, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. 

UK-China trade opportunities vast as Brexit blooms, says Liam Fox

The Rt. Hon. Dr. Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, says that, "Innovative Chinese brands present greater opportunities for strengthening economic UK-China relations post-Brexit."

China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opens in February 2019

The official 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony will be held at Museum of New Zealand in February 2019, New Zealand tourism Minister Kelvin Davis said on Monday.
 

Former leader of China Huarong Asset Management expelled from office

Lai Xiaomin, former board chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co. Ltd., has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from office for multiple violations.
 

China's largest trade fair opens in Guangzhou

China's largest trade fair opened Monday in Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong Province, attracting more import-oriented companies.

Sports

Usain Bolt offered big move to Malta

Usain Bolt's Australian football career could come to a premature end, after the owners of the Maltese club, Valletta FC offered the Olympic champion a two-year contract on Tuesday.

Japanese football player obtains Chinese nationality

Yuto Nakamura, a former Japanese football player, announces on his social media that he has obtained his Chinese citizenship and will play for the Hong Kong team.

Stephon Marbury reveals e-sports team

​Recently retired basketball great Stephon Marbury has revealed the launch of his own e-sports team.

Djokovoic storms to fourth Shanghai Masters title

​No. 2 seed Novak Djokovoic captured his fourth ATP Shanghai Masters title on Sunday with a commanding straight-sets victory (6-3, 6-4) over 13th seeded Borna Coric.
 

Sprint legend Bolt hits first goals in football bid

Sprint legend Usain Bolt made his case for becoming a professional footballer Friday when he scored his first goals after starting up front in a preseason game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners.

Chinese, North Korean basketball players blend for Friendship, Unity

A basketball game between two mixed teams of players from China and North Korea came to a 130-130 draw in Pyongyang this week. 

Federer advances into third round in Shanghai Masters

World No. 2 Roger Federer barrels into the third round of ATP Shanghai Masters on Wednesday, beating Daniil Medvedev of Russia in a nail-biting 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match of the tournament.

China sweep United States at Volleyball World Championships

China swept reigning champions the United States 25-17, 26-24, 25-18 here on Wednesday to book a ticket to the third round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.
 

Showbiz

Music drama The Orphan of Zhao debuts in Beijing

'The Orphan of Zhao' is one of China's classic tales, having been adapted into films, TV shows, operas and more.

HK Quartet stages a concert in Beijing with Austrian musician

Musicians from Hong Kong, Shanghai and Austria have shared the stage during a chamber music performance staged in Beijing over the weekend.

Chinese American Film Festival, TV Festival to be held in Los Angeles

​Aiming to connect two of world's largest film markets, 2018 Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) & Chinese American TV Festival (CATF) will kick off at the end of this month in the western U.S. city of Los Angeles. 

Musical showing modern-day Chinese's career pursuit now on stage in Beijing

New Chinese musical "Long Johns and Rolling Pin" is now being staged in Beijing.

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raises $1.6 mln in NY for music education

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raised 1.6 million U.S. dollars in a benefit gala in New York on Wednesday for music education in the United States and China.

Responsible units and persons involved in actress tax evasion case punished

The State Taxation Administration's Jiangsu Provincial Tax Service said on Monday relevant units and people who are responsible for poor management in Fan Bingbing's tax evasion case have been held accountable.
 

The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters, like an inmate in "Orange Is the New Black" and a scientist battling a prehistoric shark in "The Meg." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.

China fines actress Fan Bingbing for tax evasion

​Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has been ordered to pay taxes and fines worth hundreds of millions of yuan over tax evasion, the country's taxation authorities said Wednesday after an investigation.

Live

[Playback] China marks 60 years of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

​A meeting celebrating 60th anniversary of the founding of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was held in Yinchuan on Thursday. 

Briefing on upcoming overseas trip by China's leader

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the fourth Eastern Economic Forum from Sept. 11 to 12 in the city of Vladivostok, Russia, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui has briefed the press on Xi's visit.

[Playback] Xi Jinping addresses FOCAC

President Xi Jinping addressed the opening ceremony of Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation on Monday afternoon. 

[Playback] Briefing on the Beijing Summit on China-Africa Co-op

Chinese President Xi Jinping is to chair the 2018 Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a briefing on the upcoming activities on Wednesday.

[Playback] Media briefing on President Xi's upcoming overseas visits

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a media briefing on President Xi Jinping's upcoming overseas visits on Friday.

[Playback] Xi Jinping addresses CASCF meeting

President Xi addressed the opening ceremony of the 8th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum on Tuesday, July 10.

[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.