Chinese, U.S. trade negotiators hold telephone conversation

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a telephone conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday at the request of the U.S. side. The two sides agreed to continue to maintain contact.

China

Video footage reveals midnight assault, draws nationwide attention

Chinese police are searching for a man who brutally attacked a woman in Dalian, Liaoning Province, after a video of the incident went viral online on Monday, sparking a huge public outcry.

China expects Xi-Trump meeting at G20 summit in Japan

China hopes the upcoming meeting between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump during the 14th Group of 20 (G20) in Osaka will help both sides resolve differences.

Former high school headmaster arrested in buried body case

Police in China's Hunan have arrested a former high school headmaster after the remains of an employee were discovered buried in the school yard 16 years after he went missing.

UNESCO approves Yimeng Mountain as Global Geopark

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has approved Yimeng Mountain in Shandong Province as a Global Geopark.

Procuratorial organs help deal severe blow to narcotics crimes: official

Procuratorial organs across China have helped deal a severe blow to narcotics crimes through performing duties of approving arrests of and prosecuting criminal suspects.
 

Eleme adds new service to encourage garbage sorting

China's online food-delivery platform Eleme is offering a new service of picking up garbage from its users in Shanghai in a bid to promote garbage sorting.

China mulls heavier punishment on fake vaccines

Producers and sellers of fake or substandard vaccines will be subject to heavier punishment. Companies will face fines of up to 50 times the value of the produced or sold fake vaccines, the latest draft law said.

Huawei CFO lawyers urge Canada to stop extradition process

​The group of four lawyers for Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou asked Justice Minister David Lametti for help and issued a statement saying that the case had become politicized.

World

3 killed, 4 injured in train accident in India

At least three people were killed and four others suffered burn injuries Tuesday after a passenger train collided head-on with a track-maintenance engine, derailed and caught fire in India's eastern state of Odisha, officials said.

Ashes of 152 people taken to space by SpaceX's rocket

America's private aerospace company SpaceX launched its hefty rocket Falcon Heavy on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, while carrying 24 satellites.

Critics hit out at millions spent on Harry and Meghan's home

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home in Windsor cost £2.4 million ($3.05 million, 2.7 million euros) of taxpayers' money to renovate, royal accounts showed Tuesday, prompting criticism from anti-monarchy campaigners.

Russian, North American astronauts return to earth

The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia's space programme returned to earth safely on Tuesday. 

Harry and Meghan's new home cost $3 million to refit

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home in Windsor cost £2.4 million ($3.05 million, 2.7 million euros) to renovate before they moved in, royal accounts showed Tuesday.

Air Canada passenger falls asleep on plane, wakes up alone

"I think I'm having a bad dream (because) like seriously how is this happening," ​Tiffani Adams wrote.

Microsoft missed mobile dominance by 'tiny' margin: Bill Gates

Microsoft missed its chance to be the dominant firm in mobile technology because it was "distracted" during a lengthy antitrust battle with US authorities, company co-founder Bill Gates said Monday.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, Iran says talks impossible now

The United States on Monday imposed new sanctions on Iran targeting its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior officials, a move further worsening the already strained Washington-Tehran ties.

Politics

China's top legislature starts bimonthly session

China's top legislature started its bimonthly session Tuesday to review multiple draft laws and revisions to laws.

Foreign diplomats to Geneva visit Xinjiang

Diplomats and representatives based in Geneva from 14 countries and an organization visited Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from June 18 to 21 at the invitation of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

HK youths demonstrate spirit of loving HK, supporting rule of law

More than 1,000 Hong Kong residents, mostly young people, gathered Monday night at a music assembly to demonstrate the spirit of loving Hong Kong and supporting the rule of law.

China, Uganda lift ties to comprehensive cooperative partnership

​Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni agreed to lift their countries' relationship to a comprehensive cooperative partnership in Beijing on Tuesday.

China never pursues selfish geopolitical gains in Africa: Wang Yi

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday that China never pursues selfish geopolitical gains in Africa and would never impose its will on others.

Xi meets model civil servants

President Xi Jinping met with representatives of model civil servants who were in Beijing to attend a national awarding ceremony Tuesday.

Xi requires deepening CPC's self-reform

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called for deepening the self-reform of the Party in the new era.

Premier Li to attend Summer Davos forum

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will attend the 13th Summer Davos Forum in Dalian from July 1 to 2, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Tuesday. 

Business

Chinese premier stresses cutting red tape, improving business environment

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday that the government should make continued efforts to streamline administrative approvals, delegate power to lower levels and improve regulations and services to optimize the country's business environment.

Huawei Mate 20X acquires China's first 5G licence for telecom equipment

China's tech giant Huawei has announced Tuesday that its 5G-based smartphone Mate 20X has acquired the country's first-ever 5G network access license for telecommunication equipment.

ZTE obtains 25 commercial contracts in 5G globally

Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corporation said on Tuesday that it had obtained 25 commercial 5G contracts globally.

FedEx sues US Department of Commerce over export rules

FedEx Corp. has sued the US Department of Commerce in a district court, urging it to stop enforcing the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR").

Chinese drone maker DJI denies hacking accusation, invests more in US

Chinese drone maker DJI submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate on Monday, denying "incorrect" speculation about the company's data security practices.

China plans to introduce qualified overseas traders for cotton futures

China's Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange will promote the introduction of qualified overseas traders in the trading of cotton futures. The exchange listed the goal in a recently-issued white paper on cotton futures.

50 years later, the moon is still great for business

Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon.

China unveils new administrative fee cuts from July

China will introduce new administrative fee cuts to implement the reform of tax and fee cuts for enterprises and individuals, reduce social burdens and support the development of real economy, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.

Sports

Rafael Benitez to leave Newcastle with China a possible destination

Newcastle United have confirmed that Rafael Benitez will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June after failing to agree a new deal with club owner Mike Ashley.

CSL becomes world's sixth-highest paid soccer league

Sporting Intelligence released its latest Global Sports Salary Survey Report for 2018 last week. In soccer's average annual salary section, the Chinese  Super League ranks No.6 on the list with 1.05 million U.S. dollars.

Italy's Milan/Cortina elected host of 2026 Winter Olympic Games

​Italian cities Milan/Cortina were elected host of the 2026 Winter Olympic Games at the 134th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday.
 

Marbury inks CBA head coach contract

CBA team Beijing Aolong Fly Dragon announced on Monday that the club had signed a contract with former NBA and CBA star Stephon Marbury to start the role of head coach.

China coach Lippi says Milan will win bid for 2026 Winter Olympic Games

World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, now the head coach of Chinese national team, said  on Monday that he expects Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo will win the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.

Murray completes fairytale return, Lopez claims 2 titles

Andy Murray completed a fairytale return from hip surgery by winning the Queen's Club doubles title with Feliciano Lopez, who ended Sunday with two titles after earlier winning the singles title as well.

Chinese women's team claims first ever FIBA 3x3 World Cup title

Team China claimed its first ever FIBA 3-on-3 Women's Basketball World Cup victory, beating Hungary 19-13 in the final on Sunday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

New IOC headquarters "Olympic House" inaugurated on Olympic Day

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially inaugurated its new headquarters "Olympic House" in Lausanne on Sunday as part of the celebrations of Olympic Day and ahead of the IOC Session to be held in Lausanne from 24 to 26 June.

Showbiz

Michael Jackson's orbit, 10 years later

​In the months following pop icon Michael Jackson's shock death on June 25, 2009, his inner circle found themselves thrust into the spotlight.

Monkey King Contest held in nature reserve

A contest designed to spark more interest in traditional Chinese culture, 50 contestants from across China have taken part in a competition to imitate the Monkey King from the classic tale "The Journey to the West" in a nature reserve for Macaca in Henan Province.

​ New Spider-Man film to hit Chinese screens Friday

​"Spider-Man: Far from Home," the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will hit Chinese theatres on Friday.

​Nicki Minaj forces boyfriend into 'Megatron' video

​Nicki Minaj says she had to force her boyfriend, Kenneth Petty, to appear in her new video for "MEGATRON."

Innovative filmmaking needed: Golden Goblet Awards judge

"Filmmakers should make films which echo the same sentiments from them, as well as other people. This is the foundation for telling a good story via films," said Zhao Tao, the only female member of the 2019 Golden Goblet Awards jury.

Int'l children's dramas to hit China in July

57 children's dramas from China and abroad are to begin taking the stage next month in several Chinese cities, including Beijing, Jinan and Chengdu.

Woody and Buzz propel "Toy Story 4" to box-office dominance

With "Toy Story 4," Pixar has again struck box-office gold, as the family-oriented sequel about Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear and friends booked an estimated $118 million in weekend ticket sales in North America, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.

SIFF Golden Goblet Awards announced

​The Golden Goblet Awards were held the Shanghai Grand Theatre on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Live

[Playback] Foreign Ministry briefs on President Xi's attendance at G20

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds a news briefing about President Xi Jinping's attendance at the 14th G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, from June 27 to 29. 

The terraced fields of Zhejiang

A terraced field in Xianju County in east China's Zhejiang Province seen after rainfall on Friday, June 21, 2019.

[Playback] Foreign Ministry briefs on Xi's visit to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds a news briefing June 10th on President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. 

Live: SCIO briefs white paper on China-U.S. economic trade talks

The State Council Information Office (SCIO) holds a press conference to brief media on the white paper "China's Position on the China-U.S. Economic and Trade Consultations" about China's stance on economic and trade talks with the United States.

[Live Updates] China issues white paper on China-U.S. economic, trade talks stance

China issues a white paper about its stance on economic and trade talks with the United States.

[Playback] Foreign Ministry briefs press on President Xi's visit to Russia

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a briefing about President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to Russia on Thursday, May 30, 2019. 

[Live Updates] Opening ceremony of Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations

Live updates of the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations.

[Playback] President Xi addresses opening ceremony of CDAC

President Xi Jinping addressed the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) on Wednesday in Beijing.