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."

China's longest inland river sees more water

Nearly 2.5 billion cubic meters of water was discharged to the basin of the Tarim River, China's longest inland river, last year to supply its lower reaches that dried up decades ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/19 11:57:57

Customs for third day of Chinese Spring Festival

After two days of visiting families and relatives comes the day of rest. According to tradition, people on this day are asked to stay at home after all the hustle and bustle of the previous visiting days. Gifts and visits are usually best avoided, especially in southern China. For in this day it's generally regarded as a bad omen to receive a gift or new year's greetings from neighbors or relatives outdoors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/18 18:01:50

Who is the migrant mama in the 2010 Spring Festival photo?

A search is on for the young migrant woman and her baby who were the subject of an award-winning and haunting photo taken outside a Chinese railway station during the Spring Festival travel rush in 2010.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/18 16:49:09

Xinjiang to invest in poorest areas

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has unveiled a three-year poverty-relief plan to help its 22 poorest counties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:14:01

Cold front to chill China as rain lingers in the south

China continues to expect rain in the south, while a cold front will sweep across most parts of the country starting Tuesday, the national observatory said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:13:06

Beijing injects 28 billion yuan in key dispersal projects last year

Beijing municipal government approved a total investment of 28 billion yuan (4.4 billion US dollars) in nine key projects dispersing non-capital functions last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:11:45

Chinese people enjoy week-long holiday for Spring Festival

Tourists visit the Slender West Lake scenic spot in Yangzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 17, 2018. The Chinese people enjoy their week-long holiday for the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, which fell on Feb. 16 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:08:05

Atlantis Sanya starts operation during Spring Festival holiday

Tourists visit the aquarium in the Atlantis Hotel in Sanya, south China's Hainan, Feb. 17, 2018. The Atlantis Sanya started its operation for tourists during the Spring Festival holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 15:59:41

Snow scenery attracts tourists during Spring Festival holiday in NE China

Tourists view a snow sculpture at the Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo park in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Feb. 17, 2018. Snow scenery here attracts tourists to enjoy the outdoor pleasure during the week-long Spring Festival holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 15:55:33

People enjoy reading during Spring Festival holiday

People read books at Zhongshuge Bookstore in Yangzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 17, 2018. The Chinese people enjoy their week-long holiday for the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, which fell on Feb. 16 this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 15:43:51

Use and understanding of pinyin expanding worldwide: survey

The awareness and understanding of Chinese pinyin around the world is on the rise, concludes a survey results released on Saturday by China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration (CFLPA) on the use of the Chinese language in other countries and regions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/18 12:33:26

Restarting talks crucial for solving Korean nuclear issue: Chinese diplomat

China hopes that peace talks can be reopened to solve the most urgent Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, a senior Chinese diplomat said at the ongoing Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:52:20

Reintegrating 'spoiled' giant pandas into natural habitat remains tough challenge

Though giant pandas are no longer technically endangered following China's extensive conservation efforts, the bears still face an uncertain future, namely whether or not they can return to the wild rather than stay a captive species.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/18 10:38:01