Xi to deliver keynote speech at 40th anniversary conference

President Xi Jinping will attend a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up, scheduled for Tuesday morning in Beijing.

China

School bus driver picks up students in the mountain village

In an effort to help students living in the mountains to go to school on time, a school bus driver has been driving on a winding mountain road from 6 a.m. for seven years.

China's dark matter explorer Wukong to extend space service

China's Dark Matter Particle Explorer, nicknamed "Wukong" or "Monkey King," will extend its service in space by two years, as it is still in good condition and collecting key scientific data.

China-funded drug rehab center unveiled in S. Philippines

A Chinese-financed drug rehabilitation center in southern Philippines' Sarangani province has been completed and handed over to the local government, officials from China and the Philippines announced on Monday.

China's Sichuan pumps gas from volcanic deposit

China's southwestern Sichuan Province has dug an industrial well that pumps gas from volcanic stratum, the first of its kind in the Sichuan basin, a major gas production area in China.

Manchester City launches panda promotion in China

The Manchester City Football Club has launched a new online campaign, calling on internet users in China to choose a new name for a giant panda the English Premier League club recently adopted in Chengdu.

NPC delegation expounds Tibet’s achievements during Denmark visit

A Tibetan delegation of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) visited Denmark from Thursday to Sunday and briefed Danish lawmakers and officials on Tibet's historic achievements in economic and social development.

China discovers ideal blue ice sheet for building airport in Antarctic

A Chinese research team discovered a large sheet of blue ice in the Antarctic that is perfect for building an airport.

Canadian anthropologist, lifelong friend of China celebrates 103rd birthday

As a witness of this historical period, 103-year-old Isabel Crook, a foreign teacher working in China, had just celebrated her birthday and received a special gift from the Chinese government.

World

Toyota bringing world-first ethanol hybrid car to Brazil

Carmaker Toyota is preparing to send the world's first flexible-fuel ethanol hybrid car to the Brazilian market. The new hybrid can run on gasoline or ethanol as well as electric motors.

DPRK's top leader pays homage to father and grandfather

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the country's national memorial day, the Korean Central News Agency reported Monday.

Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation.

Georgia's first female president sworn in amid protests

The first woman president of Georgia has been sworn into office amid continued protests from opposition figures who allege her election was tainted.

Powerful blast at Japan restaurant injures 42

A powerful blast ripped through a restaurant in northern Japan late Sunday, injuring 42 people, starting fires that took hours to bring under control and leading several neighbouring buildings to collapse.

British pianist plays classical music to soothe elephants at Thai sanctuary

For eight years, British classical pianist Paul Barton, 57, has played music for rescued #elephants to soothe their emotions. 

Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacy

A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years.

Sudanese president visits Syrian capital Damascus

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday arrived in Syria's capital Damascus, the first Arab leader to do so since the Syrian crisis erupted in 2011, state news agency SANA reported.

Politics

China, Myanmar vow to strengthen ties, cooperation

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Union Minister for International Cooperation of Myanmar U Kyaw Tin Sunday, with both sides agreeing to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation at all sectors. 
 

China, Thailand pledge to deepen cooperation

China and Thailand on Sunday pledged to deepen bilateral cooperation and move forward the construction of the China-Thailand railway.
 

Chinese state councilor meets Cambodian deputy PM on cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Sunday with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on bilateral ties with both sides vowing to enhance cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
 

China, Vietnam vow to properly manage maritime issues

China and Vietnam pledged here Sunday to properly manage maritime issues to create a good atmosphere for the development of bilateral relations.
 

Xi sends congratulatory letter to Understanding China Conference

President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 3rd Understanding China Conference which opened in Beijing on Sunday.

Laos, China vow to further strengthen cooperation, exchanges

Laos and China pledged Sunday to further strengthen cooperation and exchanges between the two countries. 

Xi to attend conference celebrating 40th anniversary of reform, opening up

President Xi Jinping will attend a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up, scheduled for Tuesday morning in Beijing.

China holds gala for 40th anniversary of reform, opening up

President Xi Jinping and other Party and State leaders attended a grand gala in celebration of the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up in Beijing on Friday night.

Business

China's 360 Finance makes Nasdaq debut

360 Finance, a Chinese fintech company, rang the Nasdaq MarketSite opening bell on Friday in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO).

​Boeing opens first 737 plant in China

Boeing opened its first 737 completion plant in China.

SteelAsia, Chinese firms eye USD4.4-B steel complex in Mindanao

The country’s largest steel producer, SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp., is partnering with Chinese firms Hebei Iron and Steel (HBIS) Group and Huili Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. to build an integrated steel complex in Mindanao.
 

BMW launches ride-hailing service in Chengdu

Germany's BMW Group launched a ride hailing service in Chengdu on Friday with 200 of its 5-Series vehicles, according to an announcement made on WeChat by the city government.

Starbucks gets closer to customers with virtual store

World-leading coffee chain Starbucks said it will further enhance its digital collaboration with Alibaba Group by launching its first-ever virtual store.

China's ODI remains stable in Jan-Nov

China's non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) in the first 11 months of the year remained flat with last year, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed.

China's outbound Spring Festival tourists to reach 618 cities: Airbnb

Predictions released by Airbnb show that Chinese tourists will travel to more than 600 cities in almost 90 countries during the 2019 Spring Festival holiday.

China to stop imposing additional tariffs on U.S. autos

China will postpone imposing new tariffs on imports on autos and auto parts from the U.S. for three months, China's Ministry of Finance announced on Friday.

Sports

Shi Yuqi, Sindhu crowned at 2018 BWF World Tour Finals

China's top men's singles shuttler Shi Yuqi celebrated his biggest victory of the season, outclassing Japan's Kento Momota 21-12, 21-11 in the final at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou on Sunday.

Shaqiri double earns Liverpool 3-1 win over Man United

Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals from deflected shots to help Liverpool beat fierce rival Manchester United 3-1 and lift his team back atop the Premier League on Sunday.

Chinese women's footballer Wang scores in PSG's 7-1 rout of Metz

Chinese women's football player Wang Shuang scored as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Metz 7-1 at home in the 14th round match of French league on Sunday.

Sun Yang helps China rewrite Asian record in relay

​China's Olympic champion Sun Yang took part in his first and only competition in the FINA Swimming World Championships and he led the team to the bronze in the men's 4X200m freestyle relay and break the Asian record.
 

Chinese swimmer misreads bell, leads pool to extra 50m

Chinese teenage swimmer Wang Jianjiahe took the swimming pool for a ride when she misunderstood the bell in the preliminaries of the women's 800m free at the Swimming World Championships in Hangzhou. 

Russian biathletes questioned in Austria over doping

Members of the Russia biathlon team are being investigated over alleged doping offences at the 2017 World Championships in Austria.

Infantino calls for support for 48-team Qatar World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino once again calls for support on his mission to add 16 teams to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Rising star Wang Jianjiahe shines at Short-course Hangzhou Worlds

China's rising star Wang Jianjiahe claimed the host's second gold medal at the FINA Short-course Hangzhou Worlds on Thursday, while two world records were renewed.

Showbiz

First Hainan International Film Festival come to a close

The eight-day Hainan International Film Festival closed in Sanya on Sunday (December 16, 2018)

Andy Lau performs for the first time since 2017 accident

Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau kicked off his "My Love Andy Lau" series of concerts at Hong Kong Coliseum on Saturday (December 15, 2018).

Chinese film hailing Internet boom to hit big screens

Chinese film "Fighting Men of China," which tells a story about an Internet start-up, will be screened nationwide starting Dec. 18.

BIGBANG, BTS named in Guardian's list of top 30 boy band members

South Korean stars BIGBANG's G-Dragon and BTS's Jimin have made The Guardian's list of top 30 best boy band members. The ranks are led by Michael Jackson, followed by Robbie Williams and Justin Timberlake.

Taylor Swift's reputation Stadium Tour comes to Netflix

Taylor Swift is gifting her fans a New Year's Eve present, releasing the "Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour" on Netflix on December 31.

Jennifer Lopez opens 'Second Act' in her hometown of New York

Jennifer Lopez's latest movie "Second Act" premiered Wednesday night (12 DEC. 2018) in her hometown, New York City.

David Wood's Play to debut in China on Dec 22

A classic children's play by David Wood - "The See-saw Tree" - will meet young audiences in China on December 22nd.

Emily Blunt to play Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt says the biggest challenge to playing Mary Poppins was how to make her own version for a new generation.

Live

[Livecast] President to deliver keynote speech at 40th anniversary conference

President Xi will deliver a keynote speech at a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up on Tuesday. chinaplus.cri.cn will bring you a live broadcast of the event starting at 10 a.m..

[Playback] 60th anniversary ceremony of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

A ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was held on Monday, December 10, 2018.

[Playback] Press briefing on President Xi's upcoming visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Spain, Argentina, Panama and Portugal from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5, and attend the 13th Group of 20 Summit from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

[Playback] Media briefing on Xi's APEC meeting

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a press conference to provide details of President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit. 

[Live Updates] China International Import Expo kicks off in Shanghai

The first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) kicks off in Shanghai on Monday, November 5th.

[Playback] China International Import Expo kicks off in Shanghai

The first China International Import Expo opened in Shanghai on Monday, November 5th. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony.

[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. 

[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.