Xi invites Latin America to join Belt & Road initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls on Latin American countries to actively participate in the Belt & Road Initiative and forge a trans-Pacific path of cooperation.


Disney's Minnie Mouse gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney's iconic cartoon character, Minnie Mouse, got a star Monday in celebration of her 90th anniversary on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the western U.S. County of Los Angeles.

Preparation work for Beijing 2022 in full swing

The preparation work for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be in full swing this year, with construction of all the venues for the event to be completed by the end of 2019, said local authorities in Beijing.

Populations in Beijing, Shanghai simultaneously down for first time in 40 years

The number of permanent residents in Beijing and Shanghai both dropped in 2017.  It is the first time that China's two biggest cities have seen the number of permanent residents decline at the same time since 1978.

Coal mine blast in NE China, casualties unknown

An explosion rocked a coal mine in Shuangyashan City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Tuesday morning, with casualties unknown yet, local authorities said.

Chinese university adopts AI for test paper correction

A university in east China's Zhejiang Province has introduced artificial intelligence (AI) to correct the test papers on the Chinese language course for its students.

China's national energy administration deputy head investigated

Wang Xiaolin, deputy director of National Energy Administration, is being investigated for serious discipline violations, CPC's disciplinary watchdog said Tuesday.

Video sites told to clean up cartoons targeting kids

The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said in a statement on Monday that it had launched a nationwide campaign to crack down on the harmful videos.

Trump signs bill funding gov't through Feb 8, ending 69-hour shutdown

The White House says US President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening the government, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations.

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.

Liberia's new president pledges commitment to one-China policy

Liberia's new president George Weah on Monday reaffirmed the commitment to one-China policy, saying his government would work closely with China.

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.

Chinese military marks 20th anniversary of its astronaut corps

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of China astronaut training program. 



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