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Canadian drug smuggler sentenced to death

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian drug smuggler, was sentenced to death on Monday at the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 21:07:01

Chinese Vice Premier urges athletes to gear up for Beijing 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan called on Chinese athletes to work hard in order to achieve a good performance at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 21:05:55

Beijing eyes global talent to build high-tech hub

The mayor of Beijing said Monday that the capital would support multinationals which plan to set up research and development centers and widen channels for attracting global talent as part of the city's efforts to become “an innovation center of science and technology.”
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 20:58:39

Xinjiang lifts over 500,000 out of poverty in 2018

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region lifted 537,000 people out of poverty last year, said regional authorities at the ongoing session of the People's Congress of the region Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 17:12:26

China eyes to double recruitment of aircraft carrier cadet pilots

More than 4,500 people have passed initial selection in China's annual recruitment of aircraft carrier cadet pilots, almost twice as many as last year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 16:31:12

China's bank-card consumer confidence edges down

China's consumer confidence declined slightly in December on a month-on-month basis, according to an index released Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 16:18:45

5,000-year-old settlement identified in central China

Archaeologists have said they have identified a large Neolithic settlement site complete with defensive walls and ditches in central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 16:17:25

5,000-year-old settlement identified in central China

Archaeologists have said they have identified a large Neolithic settlement site complete with defensive walls and ditches in central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 15:59:14

China's natural gas imports hit record high

China's imports of natural gas climbed to a new high last year in part due to government support for clean energy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 14:56:26

16 arrested in health-product pyramid scheme in Tianjin

Prosecutors in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Sunday approved the arrests of 16 people involved in a pyramid scheme that used false advertising to cheat thousands out of their savings by selling health products.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 14:07:42

China makes headway in building ranks of rural teachers: report

China has made significant progress in building its ranks of teachers in rural areas, according to a report on the country's rural education released Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 10:41:28

Lists of Chinese opera programs for imperial family found in Palace Museum

The Palace Museum in Beijing said it has discovered two program lists of traditional Chinese opera that were staged for the imperial family during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, over 200 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 10:40:26

China's foreign trade up 9.7 pct in 2018

China's goods trade rose 9.7 percent year on year in 2018 to 30.51 trillion yuan (about 4.5 trillion US dollars), customs data showed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 10:39:27

Across China: Laba Festival ushers in China's Lunar New Year celebrations

At dawn, Buddhist temples across China started to hand out free Laba congee, a special meal served at the Laba Festival which ushers in China's Lunar New Year celebrations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 8:25:00

Chang'e-4 probe to measure lunar temperatures during freezing night: CAST

The night on the moon is dark and cold, yet Chinese scientists don't know exactly how cold it can be. The Chang'e-4 probe, which made the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, will help them measure the moon's temperatures.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/13 23:01:37

Jinhu government to investigate expired vaccines to children

The mainstream media and experts urged improvement of the vaccine management system during the weekend after the local government promised to launch a thorough investigation into misconduct as 100 children in Jinhu county, East China's Jiangsu Province received expired oral vaccines.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/13 22:55:05

Festival treat

A cook at the Baohua Temple in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, prepares Laba congee for the locals to provide blessings and good fortune on Sunday, the eighth day of the 12th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, also known as the Laba Festival. Laba congee is a Chinese ceremonial congee dish eaten during the festival.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/13 22:53:39

'Jerusalem in Hebei' gets mixed reviews online

One can hardly imagine or find any place on Earth that gathers Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam and many other religions close to each other under the same roof, unless they visit to the Wanhe Palace in North China, dubbed the "Jerusalem in Hebei Province" on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/13 22:38:39