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."

Lanterns and decorations seen in E China for Spring Festival

Photo taken on Feb. 16, 2018 shows lanterns and decorations for the Chinese Lunar New Year at Baotu Spring scenic spot in Jinan City, capital of east China's Shandong Province. Various celebrations were held all over China, to embrace Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:59:57

China reiterates non-first-use principle of nuclear weapon

A senior Chinese diplomat said Saturday that China is committed to the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapon, expressing concerns about the danger of nuclear development at present at the ongoing Munich Security Conference (MSC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:04:48

FBI says US man stole thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior statue

Federal authorities have said that a US man stole late last year a thumb of a Chinese terracotta warrior statue being displayed at a Philadelphia museum in state of Pennsylvania.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 9:02:54

Fire breaks out at Tibet's Jokhang Temple

A fire broke out at Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Saturday, according to a CCTV reporter.
Source: CGTN | 2018/2/17 22:55:09

China brimming with festive atmosphere as Lunar New Year comes

Farmers prepare to perform dragon dance in Mengcheng County, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 16, 2018. People held different activities to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year all over China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 15:01:25

Air pollution spikes as Spring Festival fireworks ring in the New Year

Severe smog has blanketed 80 cities in China during the first days of the Spring Festival holidays due to fireworks, although pollution levels are not as high as they were last year, environmental authorities said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/17 13:34:37

Air travel reaches new heights amid fewer overall trips during Spring Festival

More people are traveling by air during this year's Spring Festival holidays compared to last year, while travel by road, though still the main mode of travel, recorded notably fewer trips.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/17 13:30:06

Garbage station fire kills nine in China

Nine people died and one is injured in a garbage station fire on Saturday in Qingyuan City, south China's Guangdong Province, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 12:44:19

US deployment of aircraft carrier through South China Sea a sign of its unease: expert

The recent deployment of a US aircraft carrier in the South China Sea shows that country's unease toward a raising China, Chinese expert said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/16 18:32:44

4 dead, 5 wounded in SW China fireworks explosion

An fireworks explosion killed four people and wounded five others Thursday night in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 17:52:40

Traditional Chinese medicine cancer rehabilitation center opens in US

A traditional Chinese medicine cancer rehabilitation center opened Thursday in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston in the south central US state of Texas.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 16:26:20

Beijing reports fewer injuries, better air quality on New Year's Eve

Beijing reported fewer injuries and fires caused by fireworks on the lunar New Year's Eve due to a strict ban of fireworks in central areas, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 16:25:33

Medical workers encouraged to work at grassroots clinics

China is to encourage more medical workers to work in grassroots clinics, so that people can see a doctor locally, according to the country's top health authority.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 14:05:09