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Chinese military to participate in strategic drills in Russia

The Chinese military will take part in the Vostok-2018 (or East-2018) strategic drills in Russia from late August to mid-September, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense announced on Monday.

Chinese win gold and silver in women's cross-country mountain cycling

Chinese riders dominated the women's cross-country mountain cycling of Asian Games as they finished top two in the race on Tuesday.

China launches first financial court in Shanghai

China's first court specializing in handling finance-related cases opened Monday in the country's financial hub of Shanghai.

China wins fourth wushu gold at Asiad

Guo Mengjiao won the fourth wushu gold medal for China at the 2018 Asian Games in women's jianshu and qiangshu combined on Tuesday.

Beijing elk a possible mascot for 2022 Winter Olympics

The elk living in Beijing's southern suburbs are in the running to be picked as one of the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, reports Beijing News. 

FBI searching for Chinese kidnapped in LA for 2-mln-dollar ransom

The FBI is offering a reward of up to 25,000 U.S. dollars Monday for information about the whereabout of a Chinese businessman who was kidnapped in Los Angeles' San Gabriel area.

Chinese president meets senior Vietnamese official

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met with a senior official of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), calling for efforts to further promote bilateral ties.

China scoops three shooting golds at Asiad

China's shooters continued their good performance at the Jakabaring Sport City shooting range, gathering three of the four gold medals on offer at the 18th Asian Games on Monday.

Xi sends condolences to UN chief on Annan's death

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of condolence to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres over the passing away of former UN chief Kofi Annan last week.

Chinese LED lighting maker enters into Polish market

Chinese-owned LED manufacturer Hongbo Clean Energy is being held up as a prime example of how the Belt and Road Initative is helping Chinese firms expand around the world.

Sun Yang adds 800m freestyle Asian Games title in game record time

Men's 800m free and women's 1500m freestyle are introduced to the Asian Games for the first time since both events added to the official swimming competitions in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

China working on long-term poverty relief strategy

China's campaign against poverty will not come to an end in 2020, as the country is working on a long-term strategy for poverty reduction. China still needs to lift around 30 million people out of poverty. 

Behind the rise of quality foreign investment in China

According to the latest data on foreign investment, 35,239 new foreign-invested companies were established in China in the first seven months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 99.1 percent.

New high-speed rail to link Hong Kong, mainland in September

The Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will begin operation On September 23. The line will reduce the time for a train journey from Beijing to Hong Kong to 9 hours. 

Beijing '7th ring' opens to traffic

The new 7th Ring Road has officially opened on Monday in the capital region, with most of the expressway in Hebei Province.

US consumers may pay the price if new tariffs on China take effect

A proposed 25% tariff on selected Chinese imports is open to public comment in the US until the end of August. With a public hearing scheduled this week, some are starting to see the negative effects of potential tariffs.

China locking down resources and locking up markets in Africa?

One of the themes in Peter Navarro’s book “Death by China” centers on Chinese investment in Africa, which the author argues is an attempt of colonization.

Two shootings in eastern China

Police in Shanggao County, Jiangxi Province, are now in a manhunt for a suspect who allegedly killed an unspecified number of people with a gun at two separate locations on Monday morning.

President Xi to chair FOCAC Beijing summit in early September

Chinese President Xi Jinping is to chair the 2018 Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which is scheduled for Sept. 3-4 in Beijing.

China claims second Wushu gold at Asiad

Tang Lu won the second Wushu gold medal for China at the 2018 Asian Games in women's nanquan and nandao combined on Monday.

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