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Top official warns of housing bubble amid rising prices

A dozen Chinese cities have introduced restrictions on home purchasing and ownership as top policymakers continue to stress the need to fend off the potential risk of a housing bubble.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 0:13:18

Sino-US cooperation correct option: Xi

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday that the US would like to develop the relationship with China based on the spirits of “mutual respect” and “win-win cooperation,” with analysts believing that this means Tillerson has implicitly endorsed the new model of major power relations. Xi stressed that cooperation is the only right option for both sides during his meeting with the visiting secretary of state.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 0:08:39

China works to tackle talent shortfall

Foxconn President Terry Gou on Sunday put a penetrating question to China’s industry minister during a high-profile conference in Beijing, seeking answers as to how the government can bring the country’s college graduates, who too often have high-flying ideas about career development, back to earth in order to facilitate the manufacturing upgrade China has envisioned for its national blueprint.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 22:28:39

Students from rural primary school fail to attend finals of intl robotics competition due to lack of funds

Students from a rural primary school in East China's Jiangsu Province won the qualification to participate in the final of a robotics competition in Columbia, but they could not afford the costs for attending the event.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 19:53:39

Tom Hiddleston talks about ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in Beijing

Global heartthrob Tom Hiddleston, veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson and Oscar winner Brie Larson met with media in Beijing on Friday to promote their latest film - Kong: Skull Island. Hitting US theaters on March 10, the film enjoyed an opening weekend of $61 million and earned a total of $88.59 million after its first eight days in the US. The film is currently scheduled to reach the Chinese mainland on March 24.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 17:38:39

President Xi meets US Secretary of State

President Xi Jinping met in Beijing on Sunday with visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that cooperation is the only correct choice for both countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 11:33:43

China, US in talks on meeting between presidents

China and the United States are now in close communication on arrangements for a meeting between the two presidents and exchanges at other levels, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 8:01:29

Kim Jong Un watches ground jet test of new high-thrust engine: KCNA

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), watched the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine, the official news agency KCNA reported Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 7:56:31

Radicalized man shot dead after attacking soldier at France's Orly airport

The radicalized man, identified as Zied Ben Belgacem, vowed "to die for Allah" when he was attacking a soldier earlier on Saturday at Orly airport, south Paris, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 7:55:45

Tillerson’s Beijing visit reduces anxiety over China-US ties: observer

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a joint press conference after their meeting in Beijing on Saturday afternoon.
Source: | 2017/3/18 20:24:26

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends globalization during latest Beijing visit

China should continue its reforms and encourage foreign enterprises to invest, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Saturday at a forum in Beijing where he also defended globalization.
Source: | 2017/3/18 18:21:10

Prince William, Kate in Paris to cement diplomatic links

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton visited the French capital on Friday, in a diplomatic move that analysts believe is intended to soften a divorce between Britain and the European Union.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 7:39:44

US urged to retract ‘threat’

A Chinese expert warned the US against taking a tough stance and called for a restart of the Six-Party Talks to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, after visiting US Secretary of State said in Seoul on Friday that military action against nuclear-armed North Korea is an "option on the table."
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/18 0:13:39

Beijing tightens property curbs

Beijing on Friday joined a dozen domestic cities that have rolled out other measures to cool down the overheating real estate market, in response to the government's call for curbing skyrocketing house prices.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/18 0:13:39

Curbing excessive house price growth added to government work report

The Chinese government has declared curbing skyrocketing house prices in select hot markets to be an important mission in 2017, Han Wenxiu, deputy director of the State Council Research Office said at a press conference on Friday, where he introduced an amendment to the recently released government work report.
Source: | 2017/3/17 14:42:36

Yuan holds steady after US rate hike

The yuan's interest rate remained firm on Thursday, unaffected by the US Federal Reserve's announcement to raise the benchmark interest rate by a quarter point on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 23:58:39

Public anticipates Xi-Trump summit

The Chinese public is anticipating the possible meeting between President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump, after US media reported that the White House will invite Xi to a summit to be held in Florida in April.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 23:53:39

Chinese, Saudi Arabian firms to boost economic ties

Business representatives from China and Saudi Arabia gathered in Beijing Thursday afternoon to sign 21 memorandums of understandings (MoUs), covering various sectors such as IT, energy and construction.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 22:28:39