CHINA

Five killed in Beijing residential fire


Five people were killed and nine others injured in a Beijing residential building fire on Wednesday morning.

China's top legislature schedules bi-monthly session

The top legislature of China will convene for its bi-monthly session from Dec. 22 to 27, according to a statement issued after a chairpersons' meeting Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 20:08:40

Air quality improves in Beijing with move to cleaner fuel

The density of hazardous fine particle matter (PM2.5) stood at 58 micrograms per cubic meter on daily average at the end of last month, 13.4 percent lower than the same period last year, the local authority said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 20:08:18

China opposes Taiwan-related military clauses signed into US law act

China on Thursday opposed Taiwan-related terms in the National Defense Authorization Act of the United States for the 2018 fiscal year, which was recently signed into law by President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 20:07:31

With global consumers rejecting animal fur as fashion, Chinese fur farms see their profits plummet

Younger generations of Chinese are increasingly aware of animal welfare issues.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 19:03:26

5 dead, 20 injured in coal mine accident in SW China

Five people were killed and 20 injured in a coal mine accident in southwest China's Guizhou Province, local authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 18:54:26

Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the army to restructure and enhance its combat capability.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 18:06:49

China calls for early resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks

China on Thursday called for resuming dialogue between Israel and Palestine at an early date so as to give a chance for a comprehensive and fair resolution to the Palestinian issue, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 18:05:10

Xi holds welcome ceremony for South Korean president

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in Thursday afternoon at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and they reviewed the Chinese honor guard together.
Source: CGTN | 2017/12/14 17:54:52

US defense bill allowing US-Taiwan naval port calls a trick: experts

A newly-signed defense policy bill, which includes port calls between the US and Taiwan navies, is a mere trick to increase its bargaining power with the Chinese mainland, Chinese experts said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 16:23:39

PLA seals off Bohai Sea for live-ammunition drills

China's People's Liberation Army will conduct a four-day live-ammunition drill starting Thursday in the Bohai Sea off the coast of Haimao Island, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 16:15:14

President Xi urges innovation in manufacturing sector

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more innovation in the equipment manufacturing sector to accelerate China's drive toward becoming a manufacturing powerhouse and bolster the real economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 9:59:31

Chinese appointed World Cement Association's new president

Song Zhiping, Chairman of China National Building Materials (CNBM), has been appointed the new president of the London-based World Cement Association (WCA), the first time a representative from a Chinese organization has taken the helm of an international cement association.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 9:00:44

Key CPC congress brings new opportunities to China-Rwanda relations: envoy

The recent 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will bring new opportunities to China-Rwanda relations, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Rao Hongwei said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 8:37:48