2017 will see transformation of Beijing’s new subsidiary administrative center: experts

Tongzhou district, about a 40 minute drive from downtown Beijing, will experience a turning point in its development this year, after it witnessed progress in building "a subsidiary administrative center for Beijing" since work began in 2015, city planning experts said.

Scenery of snow-covered terrace fields in N China

Aerial photo taken on Feb. 22, 2017 shows the scenery of terrace field covered with snow in Wangnao Village of Shahe City, north China's Hebei Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 14:37:03

MOE warns against homeschooling in China, urges all children to receive compulsory public education

China's top education authority warned local government departments to pay special attention to homeschooled children on Wednesday, stressing that compulsory education cannot be replaced by any form of teaching.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 14:23:39

Yao Ming elected president of Chinese Basketball Association

Yao Ming, member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and former NBA all-star player, was unanimously voted president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 14:18:39

Backgrounder: Why giant pandas around world have to return to China?

Born and raised in the United States, Bao Bao, a 3-year-old giant panda, fails to become a US citizen and has arrived in China on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 14:02:06

2 killer whale carcasses found in East China Sea sent to university

The two killer whale carcasses found recently in the East China Sea near Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province have been sent to a university scientific institute where they will be studied.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 13:58:39

Yao Ming elected as president of Chinese Basketball Association

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming was elected as the president of the Chinese Basketball Association here on Thursday. Yao, 37, became the first-ever non-governmental personage to take the position.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 10:35:53

China welcomes US-born panda home

After a 16-hour flight, American-born panda celebrity Bao Bao arrived home in southwest China Wednesday night, apparently looking well.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 8:02:41

China to improve court transparency

The Supreme People's Court Wednesday released a revised regulation on digital trial recording to improve transparency in court proceedings.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 7:57:31

China considers draft law revision to stem unfair competition

Lawmakers Wednesday started to review a draft amendment to the Unfair Competition Law, as the country strives to build a socialist market economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 7:56:01

China pledges more coordination on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

China on Wednesday pledged to strengthen communication and coordination with relevant sides, including the United States, to seek resumption of talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 7:54:40

Chinese happy to "hitch" over Spring Festival travel rush

Ride sharing proved popular during the Spring Festival travel rush as more Chinese shared their empty car seats to reduce costs and pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 7:53:58

China to start anti-graft inspections in universities

China will send anti-corruption inspectors to centrally-administrated universities, discipline authority of the Communist Party of China (CPC) announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 0:37:58

Former HK chief gets 20 months for misconduct

Hong Kong’s former Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Wednesday for misconduct in office, reigniting debates on mainland social media about Hong Kong’s legal system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 0:13:39