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China to launch new Earth observation satellite in May

China is to launch Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite for Earth observation, at the beginning of May.

1963:1 odds or 4-year wait for a car in Beijing

New electric car plate applicants in Beijing will have to wait for at least 4 years to get a license, while the odds of winning a license plate for a petrol car are 1963:1. 

Recognition of Chinese identity grows in Taiwan: survey

A survey of more than 1,000 people in Taiwan has showed that 51.9 percent of respondents identify themselves as Chinese.

China to step up IPR protection

China will better protect intellectual property rights (IPR) to improve the business environment and attract more foreign investors, a top IPR official said Tuesday.

China plans to launch new space science satellites around 2020

China is striving to send a group of new satellites into orbit around 2020, as part of the country's fast-expanding space science program, a national science official said at a space conference on Tuesday.

China issues report on U.S. human rights

China published a report on the United States' human rights situation in response to an annual report by the U.S. criticizing the human rights situation of China and other countries.

China's Chang'e-4 relay satellite named "Queqiao"

The relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe expected to land on the far side of the Moon later this year, has been named "Queqiao" -- magpie bridge.

Lunar Palace 1 opens to public to mark China Space Day

This Tuesday is marking China's third Space Day. To mark the occasion, "Lunar Palace 1," a bioregenerative life support system at Beihang University in Beijing, opened to the public during the weekend.

China to broaden market access, expand imports: ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to the Great Britain said on Monday that his country has "sounded the trumpet of greater openness", pledging broader market access and more attractive investment environment.

Xi urges all-out rescue effort on DPRK road accident

President Xi Jinping has asked the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassy in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to immediately take "all necessary means" to handle a major road accident there involving Chinese tourists.

Core technology key to digital economy development: Jack Ma

With a broader theme of speeding up the construction of a digital China, the summit is designed to generate ideas from those in various sectors of the digital economy.

"Scary Mother" wins the 8th "Tiantan Award" Best Feature Film

The 8th Beijing International Film Festival came to a close on the evening of April 22. The Best Feature Film award goes to "Scary Mother."

Political settlement only way out of Syrian crisis: Chinese envoy

A political settlement is the only way out of the ongoing Syrian crisis, China's Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said on Sunday.

Overseas-born pandas meet public in southwest China

Two giant pandas, born in Japan and Spain respectively, meet the public in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Sunday.
 

Executives sacked at Shanxi company accused of illegal waste dumping

Five leaders of a state-owned enterprise accused of illegally dumping waste in north China's Shanxi Province have been removed from their posts, reports the Xinhua News Agency.

Senior justice pledges improved IPR-related judicial system

A senior justice said China will further improve its judicial system regarding trials of cases involving intellectual property rights (IPRs).
 

China toughens supervision in battle against financial risk

​China is toughening supervision on the banking and insurance sector with solid progress made in the first quarter of the year, according to China's top banking and insurance regulator.

China publishes master plan for Xiongan New Area

​China on Saturday published the master plan document for Xiongan New Area, creation of which is "a strategic decision with profound historic significance made by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core."

Beijing the fourth traffic-heavy city in China: report

China's first-tier cities experienced fewer traffic jams at the start of this year compared to early 2017, but congestion is worsening in second-tier cities, according to a recent survey.

Qing-style Peppa Pig cup goes viral in China

​A picture of a white porcelain cup painted with the English cartoon figure Peppa Pig riding a bicycle through grassland has gone viral in China. 

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