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 ...


Chinese diplomat calls for upgrading China-Britain ties

China and Britain need to seize the opportunities to deepen their mutually-beneficial cooperation and shift the China-Britain "Golden Era" into a higher gear, Chinese Charge d'Affaires to Britain Zhu Qin said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 10:02:15

China mulls law revisions to curb intervention in judicial affairs

China's top legislature began discussing bills on two draft revisions of laws on the organization of courts and procuratorates to prevent intervention in judicial affairs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 9:23:27

Top legislature convenes bimonthly session

China's top legislature opened its bimonthly session on Tuesday to deliberate a draft e-commerce law and amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law as well as bills and reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 9:14:03

China, Bolivia to deepen cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Tuesday met with Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma in Beijing, saying he hoped for deepened pragmatic cooperation between China and Bolivia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 1:00:46

China, Greece to increase cooperation

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu met with Speaker of the Greek parliament Nikolaos Voutsis on Tuesday in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 23:27:55

Maintaining harmony

China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe (center) and Cambodian counterpart Tea Banh (left) look at one of the displays during a visit to a military exhibit, in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. Wei is on a five-day official visit to Cambodia.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 22:58:39

Entrepreneurs predict China could catch up with US in investment, innovation

China might catch up with the US, which has the lead so far in venture capital investment, entrepreneurs attending a forum in Beijing said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 22:53:40

Kim Jong-un visits China for 3rd time in three months

Chinese President Xi Jinping met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Beijing on Tuesday, and the two leaders discussed topics including the US-North Korea summit in Singapore.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:53:39

China vows 'comprehensive measures' against US tariff blackmail

China on Tuesday launched a swift and sharp response to the latest trade provocations from the US, which threatened to slap tariffs on almost all Chinese exports to the US, calling the US move "blackmail" and vowing to respond with strength to protect its own and the world's interests.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:48:39

New motor to be used for classified weaponry

China has produced a new type of electric motor that would meet the heavy demand from China's latest electromagnetic weapon system, which may involve electromagnetic railgun and ballistic missile technologies, said an expert.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:03:40

Great Wall facelift stirs controversy

A local authority on Tuesday denied online reports about misconducted renovation of a Great Wall heritage site by using archaized bricks in Datong, North China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:03:40

Aircraft carrier execs probed for alleged graft

Two senior officials at China's State-owned aircraft carrier-manufacturing firm have come under investigation by the country's top anti-graft agency within the past three years, with Chinese observers hailing that such moves effectively help clear up hidden dangers during a period of key naval upgrades and safeguard national interests.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:03:39

Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks in Beijing

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, on Tuesday held talks with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 21:02:12