China opens key economic meeting to plan for 2018

The Central Economic Work Conference opened Monday, as Chinese leaders began to review the country's economic performance in 2017 and make plans for 2018. 

China

Beijing gives green light for self-driving car road tests

 Beijing traffic authorities have given the green light for road tests of self-driving cars in an effort to foster the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for mobility.

Chinese air force planes fly through Tsushima Strait for first time

Chinese air force planes Monday flew through Tsushima Strait for the first time and conducted drills in international airspace over the Sea of Japan, an air force spokesperson said.

Chinese bike-sharing firm faces lawsuit over deposit refunds

 Xiaoming Bike, a bike-sharing firm based in south China's Guangdong Province, faces a lawsuit after users have had difficulties in receiving deposit refunds.

Quadrivalent HPV vaccine snapped up by the public

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has enjoyed high popularity since it appeared on the market, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

New UAV project launched in southwest China

A project to create the world's largest commercial unmanned aerial vehicle has been launched by a Sichuan-based technology company, reports cyol.com.

China releases guidelines for outbound private investment

China's economic planner Monday issued guidelines for outbound private investment to address problems, including irregular operations, that emerged amid the accelerated global drive of domestic companies.

Snow leopards spotted for first time in eastern Tibet

Images of snow leopards were caught for the first time in eastern parts of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
 

Doctors save child on Chinese flight

A pair of doctors are being credited with helping potentially save the life of a young boy who became overcome with a serious allergic reaction on an international flight headed to China, reports the Beijing Youth Daily.

World

Trump to unveil national security strategy on Dec. 18

U.S. President Donald Trump will unveil a national security strategy report on Monday, the first of its kind since he took office and the 17th since the Reagan administration began to submit such a report to Congress in 1987.

UN Security Council to meet on U.S. Jerusalem decision

The United Nations Security Council will hold its regular monthly briefing on the Middle East Monday, focusing on U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sources said Sunday.

Power failure cripples U.S. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport, was hit on Sunday by a power outage, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and planes grounded indefinitely.

Egypt prepares UN resolution against U.S. decision on Jerusalem: Parliament Speaker

Egypt's Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said Sunday that Egypt is preparing a UN resolution against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

U.S. SpaceX's "used" spacecraft arrives at space station

A used cargo spacecraft from private U.S. company SpaceX returned to the International Space Station on Sunday, more than two years after its first visit to the orbiting laboratory.

British PM May delivers defiant message on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a defiant message Sunday, saying the British government will not be derailed from the fundamental duty of delivering the will of the people who voted to leave the European Union (EU).

8 killed, 44 injured in Pakistan's church attack

​At least eight people were killed and 44 others injured in a suicide attack at a church in Pakistan's southwest provincial capital of Quetta on Sunday, hospital sources told Xinhua.

New evacuation issued for 3rd largest wildfire in California

New evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County on Saturday as the Thomas fire, which is ranked as the 3rd largest wildfire in modern history of the U.S. state of California, threatened Montecito, 160 km northwest of Los Angeles.

Politics

Xi's speech on cooperation among world political parties published

The full text of Chinese President Xi Jinping's keynote speech at the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting has been published.

S. Korean president says visit to China sets foundation for full-scale cooperation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that his state visit to China last week had set a foundation for a full-scale cooperation and relations between the two countries.

Second round of Chilean election gets underway

​Debate is dominating the second round of the Chilean presidential election on Sunday, pitting former President Sebastian Pinera and Senator Alejandro Guillier. 

Abbas hails Qatar's opposition to U.S. Jerusalem decision

Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas praised on Sunday Qatar's rejection to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Putin calls Trump to thank CIA for sharing terrorist info

Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Donald Trump to express gratitude to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s information that helped foil terrorist attack attempts in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said on Sunday.

China, Britain to deepen economic ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond Friday afternoon, pledging to strengthen political trust and cooperate in a number of key areas, such as trade and investment.

China, ROK to have more win-win cooperation

China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) agreed to cooperate more in various fields to promote the well-being of the two peoples and regional stability.

Premier Li meets with Hong Kong and Macao chief executives

​Premier Li Keqiang Friday pledged full support for law-based governance by the governments of Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions (SARs) when meeting with the leaders of the two regions.

Business

Tencent, JD.com invest in online retailer Vipshop

China's tech giants Tencent Holdings Ltd and JD.com Inc will jointly invest $863 million in cash in Vipshop, the country's discount online retailer, according to a statement on the official WeChat account of JD on Monday.
 

China home prices remain stable in November

China's property market held broadly steady in November with home prices edging down in major cities amid tough purchase restrictions and a tight liquidity environment, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.

Sales of instant noodles softening fast in China

With their tangy sauces and sachets of dried meat and vegetables, instant noodles were once the bedrock of China's convenience food, but their sales had declined drastically in recent years.
 

China opens key economic meeting to plan for 2018

The Central Economic Work Conference opened Monday, as Chinese leaders began to review the country's economic performance in 2017 and make plans for 2018.

China's Belt and Road Initiative helps expand logistics capacity in Nairobi

An inland container depot upgraded by the China Roads and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) was opened in Nairobi, Kenya on December 16, 2017, reports Xinhua News Agency. 

Writers call for better understanding at BRICS Literature Forum

During the 9th BRICS Summit held in September this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more exchanges among the people of the BRICS countries.

China-Africa industrial cooperation in central stage at Nairobi expo

The inaugural China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Expo, which concluded in Kenya's Nairobi on Saturday, has seen a strong interest in Sino-African industrial cooperation.

Britain to contribute 50 mln USD to AIIB project preparation fund

The British government has signed an agreement with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to contribute 50 million U.S. dollars to the bank's project preparation special fund.
 

Sports

Chinese tennis school signs 15-year-old Chinese American player

Hanyun Tennis School has announced the signing of 15-year-old Chinese American tennis player Naomi Cheong, reports Beijing Youth Daily.

Brazil legend Kaka retires from football

Brazil legend Kaka has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.
 

Defending champions edge Beijing, Liaoning defeated by Shenzhen

Xinjiang and the guest team Beijing had a back-and-forth thriller before the defending champions pulled out a 105-98 victory in Saturday's 17th round of CBA.

Fan Zhendong whitewashes Ovtcharov in ITTF World Tour Grand Finals

Chinese Fan Zhendong gave Dimtrij Ovtcharov a memorable lesson about how to play fast and powerful table tennis in the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Astana, sweeping over the German star 4-0 on Sunday.

China claims the title of the Freestyle Ski World Cup team aerials

China claimed the title of the 2017-2018 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup team aerials on Sunday in Chongli, a district of north China's Zhangjiakou.

Hebei fanns winter sports passion in China

As one of the hosts for the Winter Games, Hebei has become one of China's front runners in winter sports.

China’s Jia Zongyang claims gold at Freestyle Ski Aerial World Cup

China's aerial skier Jia Zongyang claimed his first Freestyle Ski Aerial World Cup title on Saturday at Freestyle Ski Aerial World Cup in Chongli district of north China's Zhangjiakou.

Chinese sailors win two medals at 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships

The 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships concluded on Friday in Sanya, Hainan Province. Chinese sailors Chen Hao and Yu Ting won a silver and a bronze medal in boy's and girl's RS:X respectively.

Showbiz

Chen Kaige's Demon Cat to hit theatres Friday

New action film "The Legend of the Demon Cat" by science fiction writer Yumemakura Baku is due to hit Chinese theatres on this coming Friday.

Netflix locks up China's top detective show

The Hollywood sun is shining on "Day and Night", the Chinese megahit detective web-series that's racked up a staggering 4.7 billion views over the course of its 32-pisode run this past year in China.

Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman accused of exposing himself to a minor

More accusations! Legendary actor Dustin Hoffman is again in the spotlight after three women spoke to U.S. magazine Variety about his sexual misconduct, including exposing himself to a 16-year-old in a hotel room.
 

A-mei promotes her new album in Beijing

Mando-pop diva A-Mei Zhang has hit the promotion tour in Beijing for her newly-released album "Story Thief".

French Christmas Comedy 'Santa & Cie' Set for Release in China Friday

A French fantasy-filled Christmas comedy "Santa & Cie" will be getting a wide release in China this Friday, ahead of Christmas Day.

A new alliance for Chinese new media art launched in Beijing

A new alliance for promoting Chinese new media art has been launched in Beijing.

Paddington 2 gains at China box office

Paddington 2, the live-action, animated sequel featuring the titular bear, has had a successful weekend since it arrived in Chinese theaters on Friday.

Chinese production of 'The Last Five Years' will premiere in Beijing

"​The Last Five Years," a New York classical musical written and composed by three-time Tony Winner Jason Brown, now has a Chinese adaptation. 
 

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.