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.

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.

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.

Man found innocent of causing fatal heart attack

A court in Zhengzhou, Henan Province has cleared a suspect, Yang Fan, of charges for the death of an elderly man due to a heart attack. The court also exempts Yang from paying 15,000 yuan in compensation.

Chinese doctors help Zimbabweans battle cervical cancer

A group of Chinese doctors is providing voluntary medical services in a local hospital in Zimbabwe, helping to prevent and treat cervical cancer that has been ravaging the South African country for a long time.

China extends visa term for foreigners of Chinese origin

The valid visa term for people of Chinese origin, who now hold foreign citizenship, will be extended to five years for multiple journeys from the previous one-year period, the Ministry of Public Security said Monday.

'Super blue blood moon eclipse' to take place on Jan. 31

The first lunar eclipse of 2018 is due to take place at the end of this month. However, this event is going to be truly unique, as it coincides with a 'super moon,' and will also be a 'blue moon' as well.

China's "Micius" completes quantum key distribution

China's quantum satellite "Micius" has allowed scientists to achieve quantum key distribution between China and Austria, laying a foundation for building a global quantum-secured communication network.

China to build industrial clusters along Yangtze River

China will focus on building world-class industrial clusters for making electronics, high-end equipment, automobiles, home appliances and clothing along its longest river, sources said.

Chinese astronauts undergo daily training

Chinese astronaut candidates have to undergo years of training before they can qualify for potential space flight.

China's maritime economy expands by 7.5 pct in recent five years

The gross production value of China's maritime industry grew by 7.5 percent annually on average in the past five years.

China disputes claims of inadequate rescue of sunken Iranian tanker

China on Sunday disputed claims about inadequate efforts to save the crew of sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi.

South Korea finds 3 dead people on capsized Chinese fishing ship

South Korean authorities on Sunday informed the Chinese Embassy of the discovery of a likely Chinese fishing vessel which capsized near Baengnyeong Island, Incheon, South Korea, and found three dead people.

WeChat opens its first unmanned store in Shanghai

China's largest social media platform WeChat has opened its first unmanned store in Shanghai. Snacks, beverages, coffee, clothing, household items, flowers and even a bike are available at the store.

China breaks records for world's largest snow painting, longest ice bar

The city of Tonghua in northeast China's Jilin Province set two new world records for the largest snow painting and the longest ice bar Saturday.

Shanghai first Chinese city to top 3 trillion yuan GDP

Shanghai became the first city in China, the world's second-largest economy, to top GDP of 3 trillion yuan ($469 billion) and achieved higher-than-expected growth last year, official data revealed on Friday.

Ice boy's Beijing dream comes true

'Ice boy' Wang Fuman's dream of traveling over 2,000 kilometers from his hometown in Yunnan Province to visit the capital Beijing finally became a reality on Jan. 19 after his frozen hair picture caught public attention.

Air purification tower being tested in northwest China

A 60-meter-tall air purification tower has been built in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, to research solutions for the city's chronic smog problem.

Pets now allowed in passenger cabin on some Hainan Airlines flights

Passengers now are permitted to travel with their pet in the passenger cabin on some flights operated by Hainan Airlines, reported.

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