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Book sales up 14.55% in 2017

China's book retail sales totaled 80.3 billion yuan ($12.3 billion) in 2017, up 14.55 percent year-on-year, said a report issued at the Beijing Book Fair, which opened on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua - Global Times | 2018/1/11 21:58:40

Fertilizer makers left in cold by national gas campaign

China's campaign to heat millions of homes this winter by natural gas has left fertilizer producers short of supplies and profits, an industry association said, with urea and ammonia plants ...
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/11 21:53:40

Media preview of 96th European Motor Show in Brussels

Photo taken on Jan. 10, 2018 shows the Peugeot Instinct during the media day of the 96th European Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 9:00:37

Property sales seen surging

Chinese property developers have reported surging sales for 2017 despite a cooling market due to curbs on speculation.
Source: Xinhua - Global Times | 2018/1/10 21:38:40

Mobile phone shipments down

China produced fewer mobile phones and new mobile phone models in 2017, industrial data has shown.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2018/1/10 21:38:40

World's largest textile fair kicks off in Frankfurt

A woman visits the Heimtextil, the world's leading trade fair for home and contract textiles in Frankfurt, Germany, on Jan. 9, 2018. Some 2,975 exhibitors from more than 60 countries ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 13:55:02

China launches first specialist insurance company on technology

China's insurance regulator has approved the launch of Taiping Technology Insurance, the country's first ever insurer to specialize in offering services to the technology sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 8:02:31

Winter has come for physical stores in e-commerce age

The closure of a 27-year-old shopping mall in Beijing has sparked sadness that winter has come for physical stores in the age of e-commerce.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 8:00:48

World's largest textile fair kicks off in Frankfurt

The World's largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, namely Heimtextil, kicked off Tuesday in Frankfurt.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:58:44

India can't copy China's technology success without understanding its origins

There is much to admire about China's rise as a technology and innovation power to become a rival of the US on many fronts. The admiration could well prompt other ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 0:23:39

Chinese firms set to shine at CES

Chinese companies will display a number of products backed by high technologies, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the US from Tuesday ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 21:58:39

Steel fund set up in Shanxi

China's first steel fund to be jointly launched by private and State-owned enterprises was set up in North China's Shanxi Province on Tuesday, domestic news site chinanews.com reported.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 21:42:43

AI enhances photo app's spotless reputation

One of China's leading photo apps has broadened its spectrum with the addition of skin testing function.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 10:33:11

Donkey burger city vows to check fake meat

Hejian, a city in northern China famed for its donkey burgers, has vowed to punish fake meat producers following media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 8:13:41

Maritime pollution response develops fast

China's response mechanism on oceanic oil pollution has made sound progress in recent years and become internationalized, and these efforts will be taken into the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 23:06:50

New home transactions down 18 pct in Chinese cities in 2017: survey

New home transactions in 50 Chinese cities declined 18 percent year on year in 2017 amid tough government curbs to rein in speculation, a private survey showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 15:35:42

Aussie fruit growers use social media to combat counterfeits in Asia

One of Australia's most renowned cherry growers has taken to social media to combat poor quality fakes being sold in Asia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 14:09:26

US average fuel economy in 2017 unchanged from 2016

Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the US was 25.2 miles per gallon (mpg) in 2017, unchanged from the figure in 2016, according to researchers at the University of ...
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 7:59:32