CPC holds meeting to discuss economy, poverty alleviation

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday held a meeting to discuss the current economic situation, poverty alleviation work in 2018, and a regulation on CPC publicity work.

China

Cinemas ordered to refund high service fees for "Avengers: Endgame"

The China Film Bureau has found that some cinemas charged unreasonably high service fees to people buying tickets for Marvel's latest superhero film "Avengers: Endgame."

4 missing in Chongqing landslide after rainstorms

Four people were confirmed missing after landslides triggered by sudden rainstorms in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said Saturday.

China mulls compensation for vaccine adverse events

China plans to introduce a compensation system for people who report adverse events linked to preventive vaccination, according to a draft law under review at the top legislature.

Naval parade marking Chinese navy anniversary to be held on April 23

Celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy will be held off the coastal city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province from April 22-25.

China mulls amendment to securities law

A draft amendment to the Securities Law was submitted Saturday to a bimonthly session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, China's top legislature, for a third reading.

China's “miracle grass” contributes to global sustainable development: UN meeting

China's "miracle grass," known as Juncao, is being held up by UN officials as a way the Belt and Road Initiative is helping advance sustainable development around the world. 

Chinese EV Qiantu K50 debuts at New York auto show

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) Qiantu K50 made its debut at 2019 New York International Auto Show, marking latest progress in bringing the sports car into U.S. market.

Heilongjiang breeding center welcomes over 20 Siberian tiger cubs

More than 20 cubs have been born so far this year at the world's largest Siberian tiger breeding center in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

World

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. Biden, 76, would be the most experienced politician in the race.

Peruvian court orders jail for former President Kuczynski

A Peruvian judge ordered 36 months of preventive prison for ex-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Friday as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case.
 

Zimbabwe celebrates 39 years of independence

Thousands of people have gathered in Zimbabwe's National Sports Stadium to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the country's independence.
 

U.S., Japanese officials meet on ties, DPRK

U.S. and Japanese senior officials met on Friday in Washington, discussing bilateral relations, cross-domain cooperation and the Korean Peninsula denuclearization, among other issues.

Putin, Kim to discuss bilateral ties, Korean denuclearization: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un will discuss bilateral relations, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and regional cooperation, the Kremlin said Friday.

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots.

13 killed as church roof collapses in South Africa

The roof of a church collapsed during mass near the eastern South African city of Durban, killing 13 people and injuring at least 16, officials said Friday.

U.S. researchers discover ancient giant 'lion' in Kenya

A giant lion with enormous fangs that roamed the Kenyan savannah more than 20 million years ago was one of the largest ever meat-eating mammals, U.S. researchers said Thursday.

Politics

CPC holds meeting to discuss economy, poverty alleviation

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday held a meeting to discuss the current economic situation, poverty alleviation work in 2018, and a regulation on CPC publicity work.

Xi to address Belt and Road forum next week: FM

Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) to be held from April 25 to 27 in Beijing, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced Friday.

Xi's calls for better development of the Internet - 3 years on

3 years ago today, President Xi Jinping presided over a symposium on cyberspace security and informatization, at which he called for the enhanced development of the Internet for the benefit of the country and its people. 

Second Belt and Road Forum to be held April 25-27 in Beijing

The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) will be held in Beijing from April 25 to 27, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced on Friday.

China: Nuclear issue 'at key stage' amid DPRK's weapon test

The political settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is at a key stage, and China encourages all concerned parties, the DPRK and the United States in particular, to meet each other halfway.

Xi, Hamda exchange congratulations on anniversary of relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a congratulatory message to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Xi calls for greater efforts to win battle against poverty on time

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater efforts to win the battle against poverty on time and realize the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects as scheduled.

Xi sends condolence to Macron over Notre Dame fire

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a condolence message to his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, after a fire ravaged the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Business

Ethiopian Airlines considers adding China's C919 planes to fleet

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam on Thursday said the air carrier is considering adding China's C919 passenger planes to its aircraft fleet.

ICBC issues first green BRI inter-bank regular cooperation bonds

China's largest lender has issued its first green bonds focusing on Belt and Road inter-bank regular cooperation (BRBR) in its latest bid to support the initiative's development.

Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations: report

Amazon is planning to close down online retail operations catering to consumers in China, in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals such as Alibaba, a report said on Thursday.

Chinese banks see net forex sales in March

Chinese commercial banks continued to see net foreign exchange sales last month but the volume has narrowed from that in February as cross-border capital flows remained basically stable, China's forex regulator said Thursday.

Chinese economy expands 6.4 pct in Q1

The Chinese economy expanded 6.4 percent year on year in the first quarter of this year, official data showed Wednesday.

China's fiscal revenue up 6.2 pct in Q1

China's fiscal revenue rose 6.2 percent year on year to over 5.36 trillion yuan (about 800 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of the year, data showed Tuesday.
 

Final of Pitch@Palace China held in Shenzhen

Three Chinese companies have been picked as the finalists in Pitch@Place China to attend the global final in London, according to the event organizers.
 

Mercedes-Benz under pressure in China for quality problems

The German auto maker Mercedes-Benz is facing rising distrust from the public in China after a series of quality problems being exposed by the media.
 

Sports

Chinese Athletics Association bans three Boston Marathon cheaters for life

Three Chinese runners, one of whom gave the bib number to other people and the other two forged their qualification certificates for the 2019 Boston Marathon, were banned for life from competing in any road running race in China.

Arsenal advance with 3-0 aggregate win over Napoli

Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal as Arsenal beat hosts Napoli 1-0 on Thursday to win the UEFA Europa League tie 3-0 on aggregate.

Spurs stun Manchester City in UCL

Fernando Llorente sent Tottenham into their first European Cup semi-final in 57 years.

Liverpool into Champions League semi-finals with 4-1 win at Porto

Liverpool eased into a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona as a late flurry of goals saw them triumph 4-1 in Porto and 6-1 on aggregate on Wednesday.

Ajax beat Juventus 2-1 to reach UCL semi-finals

Ajax stunned Juventus to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 2-1 comeback win in Turin on Tuesday.

Arsenal win 1-0 at Watford in the Premier League

Arsenal benefited from a bizarre goal following a goalkeeping error and Watford striker Troy Deeney's red card to claim a 1-0 win that lifted the team back into the English Premier League's top four on Monday.

Hamilton wins 2019 Chinese Grand Prix

Formula 1 celebrated its 1000th World Championship race as Lewis Hamilton dominated at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday.

Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 in EPL

Mohamed Salah blasted in a stunning long-range goal to seal Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea that kept his team on top of the Premier League on Sunday.

Showbiz

Co-operation and young filmmakers' future in hot discussion at the film festival

The annual Beijing International Film Festival brings together top executives, creative teams and professional filmmakers from the world's entertainment powerhouses to discuss the trends of global filmmaking.

"Fast and Furious" spin-off releases second trailer

A spin-off from the "Fast and Furious" franchise has released its second trailer.

72nd Cannes Film Festival lineup unveiled

The line-up of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled, with veteran directors Terence Malik and Ken Loach set to present new films.

Interview with Oscars Vice President at Beijing International Film Festival

​Well-known film-makers from both home and abroad have descended on the Chinese capital for the 9th Beijing International Film Festival. 

China, US should join hands for better films for world audience: Expert

China is home to the world's fastest-growing film market in the world, and the country should have a greater say in the global film market.

Filmmakers gather to discuss 'Common Destiny'

A group of filmmakers gathered on Tuesday afternoon for a discussion about a new film on the changes brought to people's lives by the Belt and Road Initiative.

China-produced disaster film "SkyFire" to debut worldwide

 "SkyFire," a Chinese action disaster movie directed by Hollywood film director Simon West, is to hit the global screen later this year.

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

In the show, Donald Trump goes to China and meets Mao and Zhou En-lai, the first premier of PRC. Trump also receives a visit from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the U.S.

Live

[Playback] News briefing on 2nd Belt and Road Forum

​The second Belt and Road Forum will be held between April 25-27 in Beijing. Foreign Minister Wang Yi provided a press briefing about the forum. 

[Playback] Press briefing on President Xi's upcoming overseas trip

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds a press briefing on Wednesday on President Xi Jinping's upcoming trip to Italy, Monaco, and France. 

[Playback] As the NPC annual session closes, Premier meets the press

The National People's Congress, China's top legislature, concluded its annual session in Beijing on Friday. Premier Li Keqiang held a news conference to answer questions from domestic and foreign journalists.

[Playback] Top advisory body concludes annual session in Beijing

China's top political advisory body, the CPPCC, concluded its annual session on Wednesday. Top political advisor Wang Yang delivered a speech at the closing meeting. 

[Playback] National People's Congress holds 2nd plenary meeting

The second plenary meeting of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress was held on Friday. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, delivered a work report of the legislature.

[Playback] Chinese Foreign Minister holds news conference in Beijing

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a news conference to answer questions on China's foreign policies and foreign relations on Friday. 

[Playback] China's top legislature opens annual session in Beijing

China's top legislature, the National People's Congress, opened its annual session in Beijing on Tuesday. Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government work report at the opening session.

[Playback] Media briefing for China's top legislature annual session

China's top legislature, the NPC, holds a news conference in Beijing on Monday ahead of the start of its annual meeting. .