CHINA

Fund to encourage couples to have 2 babies widely criticized


Chinese media and academics lashed out over a recent newspaper article proposing salary deductions for all workers under 40 that would be used to subsidize families with two children in a bid to encourage more births, saying it is "improper and unreasonable."

Thriving Party-building activities create surging market for CPC-themed commodities

As the Communist Party of China (CPC) has ramped up its Party building efforts at the workplace in recent years, CPC-themed merchandise and products, including office decorations, stationary and books, ...

Women in their 60s who give birth after death of only children accused by peers of 'pleasing self'

Zhang Heng, a 67-year-old woman in Beijing, should be thrilled. Recently she succeeded in getting pregnant with test tube twin babies.


Stock dips after African swine fever shuts slaughterhouse

The African swine fever (ASF) caused shares of Chinese pork-producing industry to plunge on Thursday but they stabilized on Friday, after China's top pork producer WH Group shut its major slaughterhouse to stop the spread of deadly ASF.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/17 22:28:40

Military missions

The maritime safety administration in Liaoning Province released two notices on Friday, saying the PLA would conduct military activities in waters of the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Strait in the next few days.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/17 22:23:40

Chinese web browser developer apologizes for hyping its product identity

A Chinese software developer that boasted it had developed China's first domestic web browser posted a formal apology on Friday after netizens discovered the company had copied computer code from Google's Chrome browser.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/17 22:18:40

China lifts more counties out of poverty

With more counties being lifted out of poverty, China has made concrete steps toward delivering the country's goal of completely eliminating poverty by 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 22:10:13

US report on China's military "not in line with countries' interests": Defense Ministry

The Pentagon's annual report on China's military and security developments is another move by the US to hype the perceived China threat that only serves to cater to anti-China sentiment, raise US military spending and contain China's rising influence around the globe, Chinese experts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/17 22:08:40

China's top political advisor holds talks with Pakistan's Senate chairman

China's top political advisor Wang Yang held talks with Pakistan's Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 21:44:35

Five Chinese cities urged to contain housing prices

Government officials in five Chinese cities were asked to step up regulation to contain housing market speculation after house prices in the cities saw rapid rises recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 21:41:04

Beijing PM2.5 density drops

The average density of PM2.5 in Beijing during the first seven months of this year was 55 micrograms per cubic meter, down 14.1 percent from the same period last year, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 21:34:22

Former provincial legislator under investigation

A former senior legislator of central China's Henan Province was investigated for suspected serious violations of Party disciplinary rules and law, according to the top anti-graft agency Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 20:42:54

19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples wedded at mass wedding ceremony in Sri Lanka

Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka were wedded at a mass wedding ceremony in Negombo here on Thursday, strengthening the island's position as an ideal wedding destination.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 20:15:24

Hong Kong to closely monitor safety of food imported from Japan: chief executive

Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said Friday that Hong Kong will closely monitor the situation of the import of Japanese food to ensure food safety.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 20:11:10

China's top legislator meets Pakistan's Senate chairman

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu met with Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan Sadiq Sanjrani Friday, pledging to further advance bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 19:35:10

China's "Tian En" ship crosses Bering Strait into "Polar Silk Road"

A Chinese ice-class cargo ship on Friday crossed the Bering Strait, starting its maiden voyage in the Arctic's Northeast Passage, a waterway known as the "Polar Silk Road."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 19:22:32