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BMW launches ride-hailing service in Chengdu

Germany's BMW Group launched a ride hailing service in Chengdu on Friday with 200 of its 5-Series vehicles, according to an announcement made on WeChat by the city government.

Silent hotpot restaurant brightens lives of the hearing-impaired

The Forgive Hotpot Restaurant in Beijing's 798 art zone is always packed, but most waiters never talk to customers.

Man has lungs infected for sniffing his smelly socks everyday

A man in China's Fujian Province has recently been diagnosed with a fungal lung infection, because of his habit of sniffing his socks every day after work.

Starbucks gets closer to customers with virtual store

World-leading coffee chain Starbucks said it will further enhance its digital collaboration with Alibaba Group by launching its first-ever virtual store.

China's ODI remains stable in Jan-Nov

China's non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) in the first 11 months of the year remained flat with last year, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed.

Internet helps narrow education gap

Over the past 16 years, 72,000 students from 248 high schools in poverty-stricken areas have attended livestreaming classes simultaneously with one of the best high schools in the nation, Chengdu No 7 High School.

China holds gala for 40th anniversary of reform, opening up

President Xi Jinping and other Party and State leaders attended a grand gala in celebration of the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up in Beijing on Friday night.

Sun Yang helps China rewrite Asian record in relay

​China's Olympic champion Sun Yang took part in his first and only competition in the FINA Swimming World Championships and he led the team to the bronze in the men's 4X200m freestyle relay and break the Asian record.
 

China's outbound Spring Festival tourists to reach 618 cities: Airbnb

Predictions released by Airbnb show that Chinese tourists will travel to more than 600 cities in almost 90 countries during the 2019 Spring Festival holiday.

China refutes U.S. official's smearing remarks on China-Africa cooperation

​A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday refuted a U.S. official's smearing remarks on China-Africa cooperation.
 

China firmly opposes U.S. act on Tibet: Foreign Ministry

China on Friday expressed firm opposition to a Tibet-related act passed by the U.S. Senate recently, and urged it not to be signed into law.

China to stop imposing additional tariffs on U.S. autos

China will postpone imposing new tariffs on imports on autos and auto parts from the U.S. for three months, China's Ministry of Finance announced on Friday.

British Museum, Tmall to offer tailored products for Chinese buyers

The British Museum is on track to offer Tmall customers in China a range of localized products after it signed a new deal with the e-commerce giant.

Chinese mainland, Hong Kong ink deal on trade in goods under CEPA

An agreement was signed in Hong Kong on Friday under the framework of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, indicating the completion of an upgraded CEPA.
 

Doctors, police race to save baby's life with high-speed medical convoy

A premature baby girl weighing only 800 grams at birth has been successfully made the 700-kilometer journey from a provincial hospital to Beijing for emergency treatment thanks to the efforts of medical staff and police.

Former vice minister of finance accused of taking bribes

Zhang Shaochun, former vice-minister of finance, pleaded guilty to taking bribes valued at 66.98 million yuan ($9.72 million), according to the official WeChat account of Beijing court system on Dec 14.

China-France JV's nuclear power unit ready for commercial use

A third-generation nuclear power unit of a China-France joint venture in south China's Guangdong Province has completed all the testing operations and is ready for commercial use.

China's economy maintains stable, sound momentum in November

The national economy maintained generally stable momentum and performed within the reasonable range as intensified efforts have been made in areas like investment, trade, supply-side structural reform and employment.

Apple to offer iPhone software update following sales ban in China

Apple said on Friday that it will offer software update to iPhone users in China in response to a sales ban on most of its range of iPhones for allegedly infringing Qualcomm patents.

Another 'red notice' fugitive turns himself in

A Chinese fugitive accused of corruption returned to China on Friday to turn himself in after spending 11 years on the run in New Zealand.

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