CHINA

Naming babies with ‘Chinese characteristics’


Newborn babies bring joy, of course, but also troubles regarding how to name them.

Beijing unlikely to offer free bus rides on smog days

A Beijing traffic management official has ruled out offering free bus rides for residents on bad air quality days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/17 9:44:15

Chinese vice premier underlines crackdown on counterfeits

Vice Premier Wang Yang said Monday that the country should make new headway in the campaign against intellectual property right (IPR) infringement and counterfeit products.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/17 9:43:43

Xi calls for Chinese, Swiss business circles to further trade ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Monday that the Chinese and Swiss business circles share common interests in maintaining a free and open international economic order, and should work together for mutual benefits and against all kinds of trade protectionism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/17 8:31:00

China, Switzerland pledge to develop innovative strategic partnership, oppose protectionism

China and Switzerland on Monday pledged to better develop their innovative strategic partnership and jointly oppose trade protectionism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/17 0:38:39

AIIB’s first year shows efficiency

The first China-initiated multilateral bank has approved funding for more projects than expected just one year after it was launched, a demonstration of China's capability to reshape existing international financial institutions, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/17 0:38:39

Xi hails inter-parliamentary exchanges in promoting Sino-Swiss relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that close inter-parliamentary exchanges between the two countries have played an important role in promoting the sound and steady development of Sino-Swiss relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/17 0:36:53

Chinese premier stresses renovation of rundown areas in 2017

Premier Li Keqiang has called for more efforts to expedite the renovation of rundown urban areas and dilapidated houses in 2017, a State Council statement said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/16 23:12:45

Senior Chinese official urges united front work to better serve development

Senior Chinese official Yu Zhengsheng on Monday urged united front departments to better serve the development of society and economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/16 22:58:46

New religious regulations to safeguard society: expert

China's top religious authority has promised new regulations on religious affairs, which experts say could allow harsher means to crack down on religious practices of of national security.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 22:33:39

Japanese hotels deny Nanjing Massacre, provoke outcry in China

A Japanese hotel chain is allegedly to have provided books which openly deny the Nanjing Massacre in China and forced prostitution in Korea during World War II, sparking outrage on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 22:33:39

Li Junfeng Receives Zayed Future Energy Prize Lifetime Achievement Award

Li Junfeng, Director General of China's National Center of Climate Change Strategy Research - National Development and Reform Commission, was today awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement award of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Mr. Li was recognised for his relentless determination in driving China's transition to a global leader in the adoption and proliferation of renewable energy.
Source: Agencies | 2017/1/16 21:18:08

Senior official visits scientists ahead of Spring Festival

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan Monday visited Chinese mathematician Wu Wenjun and missile and rocket expert Wang Yongzhi ahead of China's Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/16 21:15:42

Protected wild animals continue to be sold in China

Animals under national protection have been sold in some parts of China, with experts warning that wildlife hunting will rise as Spring Festival nears.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 21:08:40