Xi calls for China-Cambodia community of shared future

President Xi Jinping met on Monday with visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, calling for joint efforts to build a community of shared future of strategic significance between China and Cambodia.


Russia: 14 sailors killed when ships catch fire in Black Sea

Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 14 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Five other sailors were missing.

UK leader unveils Brexit Plan B, looks a lot like Plan A

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A. 

8 die, one missing after ferry capsizes in south India

An Indian Navy official said on Monday that eight people died, one went missing and 17 people were rescued after a ferry boat capsized in the southern state of Karnataka.

IMF cuts global growth forecast citing softer momentum

The International Monetary Fund on Monday revised downward its global growth forecast for 2019 and 2020 to 3.5 percent and 3.6 percent respectively, citing softer momentum and weakening financial market sentiment.

China's Xuelong collides with iceberg in Antarctic mission

China's Xuelong, polar icebreaker, collided with an iceberg on its 35th Antarctic research mission due to thick fog, said China's Ministry of Natural Resources Monday on its website. 

Jack Ma featured in Foreign Policy magazine

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma has been listed among 2019's list of top "100 global thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine. Jack Ma is the Chinese entrepreneur ranked, reports Chinanews.com.

Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. 

Ticket booking for Beijing horticultural expo starts online

Online ticket sales for the upcoming International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing China have started, with discount prices offered to online reservations.

Chinese film boom creates Pakistani hair explosion

​A report out of India claims that over 100,000 kg of human hair, valued at USD 132,000, has been exported to China from Pakistan over the past five years.

Beijing authorities approves arrest of Xicheng school attacker

The prosecutor in Beijing's Xicheng District has decided to arrest a 49-year-old male who injured 20 primary school students in a hammer attack on January 8. 

Chinese FM to attend meetings in France and Italy

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend meetings in France and Italy from Jan. 23 to 26, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Monday.

Chinese university unveils open platform for AI knowledge computing

Tsinghua University on Monday unveiled THUKC, an open and free platform for knowledge computing, with aims to push forward China's basic theoretical research on Artificial Intelligence (AI).



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