CHINA

China to revise oath of allegiance for officials


China plans to revise the oath of allegiance to the Constitution taken by people in public office to include adjectives of "great" and "modern" before "a socialist country."

Shanxi relocates 4,000 households due to geological disasters

North China's coal-rich Shanxi Province will relocate 4,000 rural households threatened by mining-triggered geological disasters this year, according to the provincial authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:57:43

Chinese bird-lovers protect white cranes through crowdfunding

Zhou Haiyan is happy that up to 1,200 endangered white cranes, a third of the global population, spend winter in lotus root fields near Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:49:00

British PM sends message to people celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday sent her best wishes to people around the world celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:28:19

Fewer coach travelers in China as people opt for cars, bullet trains

Fewer Chinese are taking long-distance buses during the Spring Festival travel rush, known as Chunyun, as private cars and high-speed trains have become preferred choices for many heading home.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 13:11:18

Salinized land turned into tropical grassland in Hainan

A large plot of salinized farmland has been successfully transformed into grassland in south China's Hainan Province, boosting tourism and poverty reduction.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:35:01

China's ketamine research shines light on antidepression

The latest issue of the international science journal Nature published Thursday carried two research articles by Chinese scientists on antidepression.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:27:07

China's Spring Festival travel rush recedes

The Spring Festival travel rush has started to recede as 5.5 million railway trips were expected to be made on the last day of the Year of Rooster, a decline of more than 37 percent from the previous day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:16:34

Moon palace participants won't be home for Spring Festival

Four college students in Beijing share a unique reason they're unable to make it home for Spring Festival this year; they are participants in simulated moon colony.
Source: Agencies - Global Times | 2018/2/16 10:11:58

Social media users in China take fight to hunt children predators

The country should strengthen legal education for children and their parents. Parents' guardianship has been revoked in 69 rights infringement cases of minors so far, with 18 cases involving rape and molestation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/16 9:57:32

Xi's Spring Festival greetings touch, inspire overseas Chinese

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people with references to hard work and family values on Wednesday have struck a chord with overseas Chinese.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 9:16:12

China voices firm opposition to Indian PM's visit to disputed area

China on Thursday expressed firm opposition to the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a disputed area, urging the Indian side not to take action that could complicate the boundary issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 16:39:23

China moves to ensure safe sea-travel during Spring Festival

Seventy-two salvage ships and 20 helicopters have been deployed in China's coastal waters to ensure travel safety at sea during the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 14:10:24

China coast guard breaks 891 smuggling cases in 2017

The China Coast Guard (CCG) handled 891 smuggling cases involving 4 billion yuan (about 631 million US dollars) last year, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/15 11:20:13