China determined to remove institutional barriers in reform

China will target institutional barriers and deeply embedded interests in reform this year, said a statement from a Communist Party of China (CPC) reform leading group on Tuesday.


Frog's journey goes viral for Chinese young people

Japanese mobile game "Tabi Kaeru," or "Traveling Frog" in English, has gone viral among Chinese youth, particularly among female players.

Professor in her 20s appointed dean of college

​A young professor who is only 28 years old has been appointed as deputy dean of a newly-established institute at the University of Electronic Science and Technology in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Man sentenced for smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

A California man was sentenced to five months in federal prison for smuggling three highly venomous king cobra snakes through the mail in potato chip canisters.

Ofo kicks off operations in India to promote bicycle sharing culture

World's first dockless bicycle-sharing platform Ofo has begun its services in India, with the company signing agreements with local body governments in two cities - Pune and Coimbatore.

"The Shape of Water" leads race for 2018 Oscars with 13 nominations

The film "The Shape of Water" led the race for the 90th Academy Awards, or the Oscars, with 13 nominations, organizers announced Tuesday. 

Chinese GM rice obtains U.S. FDA clearance

A type of genetically modified rice bred by a Chinese university has passed inspections by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a crucial step for it to be sold in the country.

Winter Davos Forum kicks off with aim to solve global problems

This year's World Economic Forum annual winter meeting is underway in Davos, Switzerland. Around 70 world leaders are attending the meeting.

China says sanctions should not affect humanitarian aid to DPRK

China said Tuesday that UN Security Council sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) should not affect humanitarian aid.

Hebei kindergarten suspended due to food poisoning

​A kindergarten in Hebei's capital, Shijiazhuang, has been shut down due to food poisoning, reports The Beijing News.

Chinese government earns massive trust from citizens

Chinese people are showing the biggest faith in the Chinese government and the media, while trust in the U.S. government has plummeted in the first year since Donald Trump assumed office.

Pandas being treated for 'reverse shiners'

The trademark black fur around the eyes of a number of pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Base in Sichuan have been turning white.

China puts high-throughput communication satellite into service

​Shijian-13, China's first high-throughput communication satellite, has been put into service after completing a key laser communication test, China National Space Administration said Tuesday.



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