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Trump signs executive orders on TPP, abortion-supporting foreign NGOs, federal hiring freeze

US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to officially withdraw US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/24 8:00:59

China to improve market regulation by 2020

China will work to improve market regulation by 2020 to safeguard fair competition, according to a government plan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/24 1:01:20

Philippine ministers visit China to boost economic ties

China will invest $3.7 billion in 30 projects for poverty alleviation in the Philippines, the Ministry of Commerce announced after a meeting with a visiting Philippine delegation of ministers amid improved bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/24 0:13:39

Chinese public interprets Trump through Mao, Deng legacies

As the US is reeling from the schism deepened by Donald Trump's rise to power, the Chinese public on both ends of the leftist-rightist political spectrum have found their own ways to read into the new US president.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/24 0:13:39

Guangdong remains China’s economic powerhouse

South China’s Guangdong Province reaffirmed its position as the largest economy by GDP among the 31 provinces and municipalities in the Chinese mainland in 2016, having posted relatively fast growth. Experts pointed out Monday that the nation’s economic powerhouse was mainly boosted by government efforts to stabilize the economy and by overheating housing prices.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 23:03:40

Gay pair live-stream New Year’s journey home

Millions of Chinese netizens are cheering on a gay couple as they broadcast their journey home to tell their parents about the relationship during Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 22:43:39

Businesses offer triple pay for holiday

Desperate Chinese companies in the service industry are offering workers up to three times their normal salary in a bid to curb the Spring Festival labor shortage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 22:33:40

Xi stresses quality preparations for 2022 Winter Games

Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered relevant departments and local governments to carry out high-quality preparations for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and make the Games a "remarkable, extraordinary, excellent" event.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2017/1/23 21:18:39

German Ambassador’s views on future world order

NATO is obsolete; Angela Merkel's open-door policy toward undocumented migrants is a "catastrophic mistake." Mr Donald Trump has never been diplomatic when he opines on Germany and EU. Now that he has been sworn in the president, right-wing politicians in Germany and Europ are much invigorated. Global Times reporter Zhang Xin (GT)spoke to German Ambassador to China Michael Clauss in an exclusive interview about how the China-German partnership will develop in a new situation and what joint efforts can the two sides make in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 21:08:39

Chinese consumers don’t buy Samsung’s Galaxy Note explanation

Samsung Electronics Co finally detailed what went wrong with its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 handsets, but the seemingly comprehensive explanation on Monday did not satisfy consumers in the world’s largest smartphone market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 19:23:40

Entrepreneurs and students from other countries benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative

For Dev Raturi, an entrepreneur from India, the launching of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (the Belt and Road) Initiative in 2013 transformed his life. Drawn by higher earnings in China, the then 29-year-old came to Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province in 2005, where he worked as a restaurant waiter. Seeing the huge profits in the catering industry, Raturi later decided to start his own business.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 18:58:39

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited ski resort in Zhangjiakou, N China’s Hebei: local media

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits a ski resort in Chongli, Zhangjiakou, North China's Hebei Province, according to a post on the official Sina Weibo account of the Zhangjiakou Daily on January 23.
Source: | 2017/1/23 18:34:20

Delving into the history and culture of China’s temple fairs

Miaohui, or temple fair in English, has developed into a major cultural event held during the Spring Festival holiday period as part of Chinese New Year celebrations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 17:03:39

IT firm Meitu denies US media reports photo-editing app invades privacy

Chinese photo-editing app and mobile phone producer Meitu Inc denied foreign media reports that the free app poses a threat to user's privacy by secretly requiring far more information than needed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 15:28:39

Xi to head central commission for integrated military, civilian development

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will head a newly formed central commission for integrated military and civilian development, according to a decision by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/22 16:23:12

China closes gaps in anti-corruption fight

Major reform of China's anti-corruption system will close the gaps in supervision and streamline investigation processes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/22 16:15:45

Pacific tsunami alert issued after 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has issued an alert for the Pacific after a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/22 14:27:35

Over one million people stage massive anti-Trump protests across US

At least 200,000 crowd gathered near Trump Tower in Manhattan for the Women's March on New York City.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/22 10:22:37