No. 1 central document prioritizes agricultural, rural development

Agriculture, rural areas and farmer's issues remain China's top priorities for the 16th consecutive year as its "No. 1 central document" prioritizes development of agriculture and rural areas.
 

China

Sichuan tests automated, driverless subway

Southwest China's Sichuan Province tested a subway with the highest level of automation at its provincial capital Chengdu Tuesday, according to Sichuan Daily.

Anhui: regulate use of officials' power to ensure high-quality growth

Villagers in east China's Anhui province are celebrating economic growth as a result of a campaign promoting high-quality development and integrity among officials.

E-commerce sales of Yuanxiao surge by 2,500% during Lantern Festival

From February 15 to 18, the sales volume of Yuanxiao, or glutinous rice balls, increased by 2,586 percent compared to the same period last year, data released by Suning.com showed.

Snow leopards frequently spotted in northwest China

Infrared cameras in a nature reserve of northwest China's Gansu Province have captured over 60 images of snow leopards during the second half of 2018.

Huawei never excluded from New Zealand's 5G network construction: NZ PM

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said on Tuesday that Huawei has never been excluded from the construction of New Zealand's 5G network.

Lantern Festival Gala a showcase of folk culture alongside big stars

The annual Lantern Festival Gala aired by China Media Group on Tuesday night showcased some of China’s great folk culture traditions alongside some of the country’s biggest stars.

No. 1 central document prioritizes agricultural, rural development

Agriculture, rural areas and farmer's issues remain China's top priorities for the 16th consecutive year as its "No. 1 central document" prioritizes development of agriculture and rural areas.

Zhai's doctorate revoked after investigation

Beijing Film Academy has revoked the doctoral degree of actor Zhai Tianlin after he was found to have committed academic misconduct, the academy announced on Tuesday.

World

"My 600-Lb. Life"star Sean Milliken dies at 29

Sean Millikan, the subject of an episode of TLC's reality series "My 600-Lb. Life", died on February 17 in Texas.

Canada should reject US's warning off Huawei: Financial Post

Canada's Financial Post published an article warning the country against a dangerous anti-China trade syndrome proposed by America, in which Canada is being lured to block Huawei.

U.S. confirms its envoy has met with Venezuelan officials

The U.S. State Department confirmed Tuesday that U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams had met with Venezuela officials recently to ensure the security of U.S. personnel in the South American country.

Tesla will have all needed self-driving tech by end of 2019, CEO says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a statement that Tesla will have all the self-driving technology needed for cars by the end of this year.

This 751-Foot superyacht is going to set the world record

Chulhun Park's latest design, the Valkyrie, will be 751 feet in length, beating the previous record at 590 feet.

Trump says "no rush" on DPRK denuclearization

​U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he expected to see the ultimate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula while pointing out that he had no pressing schedule for that objective.

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Avalanche hits skiers at Swiss resort; 4 rescued so far

An avalanche swept up skiers as it rumbled across a slope at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort, sparking a hurried search that rescued four people and extended into the night for others who might still be buried.

Politics

Chinese envoy urges pushing Yemeni parties to effective political dialogue

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday urged the international community to push the Yemeni parties to sustain effective political dialogue.

China's top legislator holds talks with Iran's parliament speaker

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Tuesday held talks with visiting Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, calling for stronger cooperation to boost ties.

China expects Iran to play more constructive role in regional affairs

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. 

China's top legislator vows to enhance exchanges with National Diet of Japan

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Monday met with a delegation consisting of several members of Japan's House of Councillors, pledging to enhance the exchanges and cooperation with the National Diet of Japan, so as to promote Sino-Japanese relationship.

FM: China dismisses claim Uygur man died in Xinjiang vocational center as ridiculous

China has lodged serious representations to Turkey on the issue concerning the country's foreign ministry's claim regarding the alleged death of a Uygur man, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at Monday's regular press conference.

China hopes U.S., Russia will return to INF Treaty: official

China hopes that the United States and Russia will return to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a senior Chinese official said here Saturday.

Senior Chinese official hopes U.S. implement consensus reached by two heads of state

A senior official expressed the hope on Saturday that the United States would implement, along with China, the consensus reached by the two heads of state, advancing bilateral ties based on coordination, cooperation and stability. 

China, Thailand hold strategic consultations

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai held strategic consultations on Saturday.

Business

Alibaba raises stake in investment bank CICC

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has raised its stake in Hong Kong-listed shares of investment bank China International Capital Corporation (CICC), according to an exchange disclosure on Tuesday.

Honda to shut plant in Britain, imperiling 3,500 jobs

Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it faces its March 29 exit from the European Union.

Chinese vice premier heading to U.S. for 7th round of trade talks

Vice Premier Liu He is heading to Washington for the seventh round of high-level economic and trade consultations from February 21 to 22 at the invitation of the U.S. side.

China's largest low-cost carrier to use Airbus Skywise data platform

China's largest low-cost carrier has signed an agreement with Airbus to use the Skywise Core platform in the airline's fleet. 

China unveils world's first technical standards on EV energy consumption

China has unveiled the world's first technical standards on the energy consumption of electric vehicles (EV).

EU pledges reaction if U.S. imposes import duties on European cars

The European Union (EU) said on Monday that it will have a "swift and adequate" reaction should the United States decide to impose import duties on European cars and auto parts on the grounds of national security threat.

China's auto sales continue downward trend in January

China's auto market remained sluggish in January, with sales down 15.8 percent year on year, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed Monday.

China remains largest holder of U.S. Treasuries

After decreasing for six consecutive months, China's holdings of U.S. Treasuries slightly rebounded to 1.123 trillion U.S. dollars in December, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Sports

Luneng cruise to AFC Champions League after beating Hanoi in play-off

Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shandong Luneng FC have progressed to the group stage at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League as the club beat Hanoi FC 4-1 in Jinan on Tuesday.

Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday.

Sir Alex Ferguson to coach Manchester United again for reunion game

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will coach the club again on May 26 in a reunion game against the Bundesliga's Bayern Munich at Old Trafford, the club announced on its official webpage on Friday. 

Chinese double amputee Xia wins Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year

Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu received the most votes globally to become the 2019 Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year winner on Monday.

China's Su Bingtian claims men's 60m gold in a season's best 6.47 seconds

China's world champion Su Bingtian outclassed the men's 60m field to win in a season's best world-leading 6.47 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Birmingham on Saturday.
 

Diallo shows off high-flying skills to win NBA dunk crown

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo used NBA great Shaquille O'Neal as a prop to record a perfect score and capture the NBA Slam Dunk title on Saturday.

NBA commissioner turns down NFL job

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he is happy with his job and not considering a move to the NFL. "I'll just say I have not given it any thought," Silver said.

IOC agrees 4 unified Korean teams for 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given the green light on Friday to South Korea and DPR Korea for their four unified teams towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Showbiz

Chinese celebrities mourn fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld

Chinese celebrities who have worked with the late Karl Lagerfeld mourned the fashion icon on social media Weibo after his death at 85.

BBC to remake hit drama 'Life on Mars' for Chinese viewers

​The BBC plans to bring some of their most popular British dramas, such as "Luther" and "Doctor Foster," back to the screen with remakes for Chinese viewers for the first time. 

TV drama 'Memories of Peking' to air on Friday

A new TV drama "Memories of Peking" will air on Beijing Satellite TV and Shanghai Oriental Television on Friday.

Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

​Legendary fashion designer and Chanel icon Karl Lagerfeld died at age 85 in Paris.

"The Wandering Earth" continues to lead Chinese box office

China's sci-fi blockbuster "The Wandering Earth" continued to dominate the Chinese mainland box office after the Spring Festival, according to the China Film News Tuesday.

Alita: Battle Angel premieres in China

The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel", which has topped the charts in its first weekend in U.S. theaters, will come to China this coming Friday. 

James Cameron discusses "The Three-Body Problem" with writer

Cameron spoke highly of Liu's novel "The Three-Body Problem," saying he looks forward to seeing it on the big screen.

James Cameron: Titanic and Alita shares similar themes

'Titanic' director James Cameron showed up in Beijing Monday evening, promoting his upcoming sci-fi epic "Alita: Battle Angel".

Live

[Playback] Xi addresses event for Message to Compatriots in Taiwan

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed a gathering in Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of issuing Message to Compatriots in Taiwan on Wednesday.

[Live Updates] Conference celebrating 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up

China is holding a conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its reform and opening up, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday, December 18. President Xi Jinping is delivering a keynote speech at the conference.

[Playback] President delivers keynote speech at 40th anniversary conference

President Xi delivered a keynote speech at a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up on Tuesday. 

[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.