CHINA

5 dead, 54 injured in southwest China quake


Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit a heavily Tibetan region of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday.

China initiates multilateral defense dialogue

China is striving to initiate a multilateral defense dialogue mechanism through the recently concluded Xiangshan Forum, while enhancing domestic combat capability through a sweeping anti-graft campaign that has also extended to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Source: Global Times | 2014-11-25 0:48:02

Honorable discharge

A soldier (middle) from the armed police department of the People’s Liberation Army in Bozhou, Anhui Province, says goodbye to other soldiers at a discharge ceremony on Monday.
Source: CFP | 2014-11-25 0:38:02

MOC loosens rules on Internet cafés

The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced on Monday a considerable easing of the approval process for cybercafés, heralding prospects for the industry’s further development.
Source: Global Times | 2014-11-25 0:38:01

Canceling seminar an ideological act: leftist

A talk scheduled to be held Monday in Communication University of China (CUC) by celebrity commentator Sima Nan was unexpectedly cancelled, causing debate as to whether the university has been swayed by ideological issues.
Source: Global Times | 2014-11-25 0:33:02

Guangzhou tightens migrant regulations

Non-Guangzhou hukou holders will be required to register within three working days upon their arrival in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, to strengthen management of the city’s migrants, the local government said in a new regulation published recently.
Source: Global Times | 2014-11-25 0:33:02

Landslide derails freight train

A freight train derailed in Ankang, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province after being struck by a landslide on Monday afternoon, local authorities said. Two drivers of the train were killed in the accident.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2014-11-25 0:33:01

Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese fishermen near Half Moon Shoal

A Philippine court on Monday has found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching after they were seized by Philippine authorities in waters near Half Moon Shoal in May.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2014-11-25 0:28:01

National smoking ban mulled

China has announced the latest draft ban on smoking in public places and advertisements.
Source: Global Times | 2014-11-25 0:28:01

Chinese government further cuts redtape

China's State Council announced it would exempt more items from central government approvals in a bid to ease burdens on enterprises and lower financing and investment costs.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-11-24 21:57:03

China, Canada pledge to boost military ties

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with Yvan Blondin, the visiting commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, on Monday, with both vowing to enhance bilateral military relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-11-24 21:56:42

Police bust cross-border women trafficking gang

Police in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have arrested 31 suspects allegedly involved in women trafficking, saving 14 victims including 11 from Myanmar.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-11-24 21:55:41

Chinese, Iranian FMs hold talks over nuclear issue

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks here with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif Monday on the sidelines of a multilateral dialogue on Iran's nuclear issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-11-24 21:55:26

More high-speed train services available in west China

High-speed train services will expand to China's western regions including Gansu, Guizhou and Qinghai provinces as well as the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region starting from Dec. 10, the China Railway Corporation said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-11-24 21:55:07