CHINA

Soccer fans question whether inviting pop stars to World Cup broadcasts overly commercializes the game


British pop king Robbie William's hit "Let Me Entertain You" kicked off the FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, thousands of miles away, it is China that seems to be making it more entertaining, albeit in a recklessly commercialized way.

A punishing diet and 12 hours of training a day, China's idol boot camps churn out girl bands

As trainees, they need to train at least 12 hours a day, while to keep fit - the most visible criteria for idol-wannabes - they mostly subside on meals consisting ...

Chinese-made souvenirs dominate World Cup with high quality and innovative design

Behind this soccer carnival are tens of thousands of Chinese factory workers like Guan, including those who produce national flags in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, those who package crayfish in Hubei ...


China says disappointed about US exit from UN human rights body

China is disappointed that the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 18:59:12

Chinese president meets Nepal's PM

China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Nepal in infrastructure connectivity, post-disaster reconstruction, trade and investment under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, said President Xi Jinping here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 18:58:23

Xi Jinping meets Kim Jong Un in Beijing

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, met with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 18:57:54

Historic Kim-Trump summit begins with handshake

The historic meeting on Tuesday between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump began with a handshake at the Capella hotel, Singapore.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:18:40

China to implement three-year action plan for cleaner air

China will begin to implement a three-year action plan for cleaner air later this year, an environmental official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:29:41

China to play positive role in stably denuclearizing Korean Peninsula: S.Korean Blue House

China will play a positive role in stably denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula as top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un visited Beijing for the third time, the presidential Blue House of South Korea said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:28:43

China builds world's 4th largest cosmic rays observatory

Construction has begun on a large, high-altitude cosmic rays observatory in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday, which is expected to become the world's fourth biggest research institute in the field.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 16:23:39

Chinese shipbuilder shows 'mysterious' new carrier

China's top shipbuilding firm released a photo on Wednesday of what is believed to be the country's first aircraft carrier equipped with an electromagnetic aircraft launch system, with Chinese military experts speculating that China will have three aircraft carriers in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 14:48:39

China's ecological restoration helps reduce dust pollution: study

China's ecological restoration projects are beneficial in controlling dust erosion and reducing dust concentration in the North China Plain, especially during spring, according to a recently published study.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 14:42:27

Panda to be returned to hometown after alleged abuse by zookeeper

Netizens are lashing out at a zoo in Wuhan after they found a giant panda had been mistreated by a zookeeper.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 14:38:39

Murdered Chinese student's family, U.S. university feel let down by killer's sentence

The Arizona State University (ASU) said Monday that it shares concerns with the family of Jiang Yue, a Chinese ASU exchange student who was fatally shot by an American woman after a rear-end crash in Arizona two years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 14:18:41

Electric cruise vessel to be introduced on Yangtze River

The first electric cruise vessel for sightseeing along the Yangtze, China's longest river, will begin operation before the end of the year, according to the developer China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 13:37:39

Gov't agencies reach wider audience through new media

A middle-aged Chinese official recently found many fans on popular short video sharing platform, Douyin, for a 15-second performance with animation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 11:58:25