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China's online catering revenue exceeds 50 bln US dollars in 2016

China's online catering revenue exceeded 350 billion yuan ($50.7 billion) in 2016, about 10 percent of the country's total catering revenue, according to figures from China Cuisine Association.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 14:20:53

New flight links Yinchuan, Thailand

A flight between the landlocked Chinese city of Yinchuan and the island of Phuket, Thailand, will begin next month, according to Ningxia airport.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 14:20:17

Beijing issues smog alert

Beijing issued a blue alert for heavy air pollution Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 14:19:22

China's largest desert freshwater lake expands in 2016

Hongjiannao Lake, China's largest desert freshwater lake, expanded in 2016 for the first time in a decade.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 14:18:36

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspends operations

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspended operations on Saturday, meaning the capital has become China's first city with all its power plants fueled by clean energy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 23:04:54

4 mln freed from poverty in China's ethnic areas in 2016

Over four million rural residents in eight ethnic minority autonomous regions and provinces escaped poverty last year, said a forum on poverty relief hosted by Minzu University of China on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 0:22:18

Spring eggs

Children at a kindergarten in Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province, present their erected eggs on Friday, three days before this year’s chunfen, a day that heralds the beginning of spring. It is traditionally believed that eggs can be erected easily on the day of chunfen.
Source: CFP | 2017/3/17 23:08:41

Consumers rebuke Nike’s apology

Many Chinese consumers said they are not satisfied with Nike's apology Friday for false advertising, demanding the company to be more serious and sincere to Chinese consumers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 23:08:40

Chinese universities move up in Asian ranking

Chinese universities are rising quickly on the list of Asia's best universities, with Peking University becoming the second best institution in Asia, a latest ranking showed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 23:08:40

78 revisions made to govt report

A total of 78 revisions have been made to this year's Government Work Report, involving a wide range of issues related to people's life and environmental protection, such as more efforts on research on air pollution and the development of nuclear power, a senior official said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 23:08:39

Villagers busy spring ploughing in SW China

Aerial photo taken on March 17, 2017 shows farmland at Guling Township under Mashan County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Villagers are busy spring ploughing in Guling. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 23:03:12

Illegal gun sellers arrested in Guangdong

Police in south China's Guangdong Province have detained four people for selling and possessing guns without licenses, and seized 14 guns and hundreds of bullets, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 22:56:19

Chinese president receives credentials of eight ambassadors

Chinese President Xi Jinping received the credentials of eight new ambassadors to China on Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 22:55:42

Police handle over 20,000 food, drug safety crimes in 2016

Police handled about 12,000 food-related cases and 8,500 drug cases in 2016, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 22:52:12

Cabinet urges accomplishment of economic, social targets for 2017

China's cabinet on Friday urged efforts to accomplish the goals of economic and social development set in this year's government work report.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 22:50:50

60 sauna parlors cleared after fatal fire

A county in east China's Zhejiang Province dismantled 60 sauna parlors after a fire in early February killed 18 people and injured another 18, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 22:46:47

South China's Guangxi reports four more H7N9 cases

Four more human cases of H7N9 bird flu have been reported in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, bringing the number of infections in the region to 17 this year, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 22:43:47

China home to two of top three Asian universities: THE rankings

Chinese mainland is home to two of the top three universities in Asia, according to research published on Thursday by the Times Higher Education (THE).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 14:44:35