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Belt and Road initiative combines principles with reality

A joint communiqué was issued by the Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on Monday. While China's proposals have received extensive support, a few EU member states refused to endorse part of another trade statement that China suggested, citing a lack of commitment to transparency and environmental sustainability as reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 0:13:40

Video of Putin playing piano garners over 1 million views

The video clip of Russian President Vladimir Putin playing two Russian songs on piano before a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Belt and Road Forum on Sunday has gone viral in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 22:33:40

Two giant pandas in Dutch zoo to meet public on May 30

The two giant pandas living at Ouwehands Zoo in the Dutch city of Rhehen will be seen by public for the first time on May 30, the zoo announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 19:33:16

China industrial output expands 6.5 pct in April

China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, expanded 6.5 percent year on year in April, 0.5 percentage points higher than the same month of last year, official data showed Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/15 10:53:41

DPRK confirms test firing ballistic missile

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Monday confirmed the test firing of a medium long-range ballistic missile one day earlier.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/15 7:42:29

Macron takes power, vows to heal divisions

Emmanuel Macron took power as president of France on Sunday in a solemn ceremony heavy with tradition at the Elysee Palace and he pledged to work to heal divisions in society - a nod to the bitter campaign he fought to defeat a far-right leader.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/14 23:18:40

China prioritizes a ‘Green Belt and Road’

The Chinese government has ordered enterprises and institutions involved in the One Belt and One Road initiative to practice environmental protection in foreign countries to ensure an eco-friendly and green Belt and Road.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 23:48:39

Xi calls on new SK president to cement mutual trust

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to Moon Jae-in on his election as South Korea's new president, calling on both countries to cement political mutual trust and properly handle differences since the deployment of the US anti-missile system strained bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 23:43:39

PPI cools again as iron, coal slide; CPI rises

Producer price inflation cooled for a second straight month in China during April as iron ore and coal prices tumbled further, pressured by fears that domestic demand won’t absorb surging supplies of steel.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/10 22:50:25

China warns US legislators on meetings with Dalai

China asked a US congressional delegation to discreetly deal with Tibet-related issues and avoid contact with the Dalai Lama, after the delegation reportedly visited the Dalai Lama in India on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 21:18:39

China’s latest missile test shows country can respond to aircraft carriers, THAAD

China's successful test of a new type of guided missile in the Bohai Sea killed two birds with one stone, experts told the Global Times, as the launch shows China can attack both aircraft carriers and the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system deployed in South Korea.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/5/10 18:37:51

China’s latest missile test shows country can respond to aircraft carriers, THAAD

China's successful test of a new type of guided missile in the Bohai Sea killed two birds with one stone, experts told the Global Times, as the launch shows China can attack both aircraft carriers and the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system deployed in South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 15:28:39

S.Koreans elect new leader

Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in has claimed victory in South Korea's presidential election on Tuesday after exit polls show he captured more than 41 percent of votes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 0:28:39

Chinese president sends congratulatory message to French president-elect

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/8 10:54:46

Xie Yang stands trial on inciting State subversion charges

Chinese lawyer Xie Yang, who is charged with inciting State subversion, stood trial on Monday in Central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/8 10:12:37

French presidential runoff turnout at 5 pm lower than in 2012

Turnout at 65.3 pct at 5 pm in France's runoff presidential vote, lower than 71.96 pct in 2012: interior ministry
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/7 23:07:41

DPRK detains another US citizen for alleged hostile activities against Pyongyang

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Sunday it has detained another US citizen for suspected hostile activities against Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/7 20:49:50

Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/6 14:41:56