CHINA

Li gives blessing to logistical reforms by private firm in FTZ


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gave affirmation Friday to reforms of ports and shipping businesses by a local logistics firm in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ), and required other government agencies to learn from and promote the reforms so as to stimulate port construction along with the Yangzi River.

School for one

A school with only two teachers and one student started classes on August 31, 2014, the first day of what will presumably a very lonely academic year, in East China’s ...

Pacifism under siege as nationalism flares up during Abe’s tenure

As right-wing dialogue dominates Japan’s cabinet and nationalism on the rise, liberals in Japan are facing greater pressure and isolation. Experts say Tokyo is waging a culture war to rehabilitate ...


Beijing holds air defense drill

Beijing conducted a drill against air raids on Saturday to enhance the handling such attacks.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 16:46:25

China updates anti-Japanese war archives

China on Saturday published documents chronicling a battle between Chinese and Japanese forces in 1943, involving more than 300,000 troops.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 15:47:51

China aims to lower share of coal energy to below 62 pct by 2020

To increase cleaner power generation and cut greenhouse gas emissions, China will order power firms nationwide to upgrade coal conservation technology and eliminate outdated capacity.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 15:47:38

China closes 1.8 mln networking accounts in pornography crackdown

China has closed nearly 1.8 million social networking and instant messaging accounts since April this year when it launched a campaign to purge the Internet of obscure contents.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 13:28:24

Xi's trip to central, south Asia opens new chapter for China's neighborhood diplomacy: FM

Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Friday night after a trip to central and south Asia.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 10:43:13

Death toll from Typhoon Kalmaegi rises to eight, 396 trapped students saved

Death toll from Typhoon Kalmaegi has risen to eight in China Saturday as one more death was reported from Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 10:40:21

China secures nine Olympic shooting places

China secured nine of the 64 Olympic shooting berths on offer during the world championships in Granada, Spain.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 10:39:04

China urges intl support for Iraq's fight against terrorism

China called here Friday on the international community to provide support for Iraq in its efforts to combat terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 10:38:49

Pakistan values China's support for SCO membership: Foreign Ministry

Pakistan on Friday said it appreciates China's support for the country's quest to become member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as the group has agreed to expand its membership.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-9-20 10:32:47

iProtest

Activists hang a banner against Apple outside an Apple store during the launch of the iPhone 6 in Hong Kong on Friday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2014-9-20 0:08:02

GSK gets record $489 million fine

The China branch of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been fined 3 billion yuan ($489 million) for paying bribes on Friday, a verdict the firm “fully accepts” in a contrite statement.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2014-9-20 0:03:01

Govt approves emission reduction goals for 2020

The Chinese central government on Friday approved a plan that maps out major climate change goals to be accomplished by 2020.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2014-9-20 0:03:01

Ex-official on trial

A former senior official with China’s top economic body will stand on trial next week in Hebei Province, according to a local court’s announcement on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2014-9-19 23:58:01