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China-built passenger jet prepares for maiden flight

The maiden flight of the C919, China's first domestically built large passenger jet, is scheduled for Friday, the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) said Wednesday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/5/4 10:52:44

EU, China to facilitate visa applications: EU Commissioner

More visa application centers will be opened in additional Chinese cities, which should facilitate EU-China mobility in the future, European Union (EU) Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/4 7:55:19

Trump’s China ambassador pick to play ‘positive’ role

US President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, said on Tuesday that if confirmed, he would work to "positively influence" the Sino-US relationship.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/4 0:05:32

Macron, Le Pen to square off in pre-election TV debate

French voters can expect verbal "hand-to-hand" combat when centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right Marine Le Pen hold a televised debate on Wednesday night, their last encounter before Sunday's run-off vote to pick the next president.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/4 0:04:11

Tencent barges into world’s 10 biggest firms

Chinese tech giant Tencent has become Asia's biggest company in terms of stock market value, and represents a typical success story in China's booming Internet market driven by the country's huge user base and innovation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 23:53:40

Abe wants pacifist change by 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he hoped the first-ever change to the country's 70-year-old pacifist constitution would be enacted by 2020, and that it would enshrine the status of the military.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/3 23:48:39

Trump, Putin hold first talks since US air strikes on Syria

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday moved to ease the tension from US air strikes in April against Syria, expressing a desire for a Syrian cease-fire and safe zones for war refugees.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/3 23:08:39

Xi, Duterte discuss ties, regional cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, spoke over the phone Wednesday, agreeing to engage in more practical cooperation and close communication.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 23:08:39

Economic concern prompts ASEAN to tilt toward China

ASEAN relies on China for its economy and the US for security, and attempted to strike a balance between the two. However, as Beijing keeps providing development dividends to the region, such a balance can hardly be maintained.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 22:58:40

ABBA set to appear at soccer tournaments

A new penalty shootout system similar to the tennis tiebreaker will be tested at the European Under-17 Championship, which began in Croatia on Wednesday, soccer’s European governing body UEFA said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/3 22:53:40

Apple sees 14% revenue drop in China

Apple Inc on Tuesday (US time) reported revenue growth for its fiscal second quarter in every market except China, amid rising competition from homegrown smartphone brands in the world’s second-largest economy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 22:23:39

China urges restraint after US-ROK joint drill

China on Wednesday urged all relevant parties to avoid actions that may increase tensions on the Korean Peninsula following a drill near the area by the airforces of the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/3 20:02:17

1,800 years old tomb group found in Central China

A tomb complex likely used by nomadic people to bury their dead was recently discovered in Yinxu archaeological site in Anyang City, Henan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/3 19:26:57

China, Russia justified in opposing THAAD

The THAAD deployment is not for defending against North Korea’s nuclear threats. Russian military analysts believe that THAAD is a system that is capable of launching cruise missiles.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 19:08:39

Overseas scammers busted by Shanghai cops

Shanghai police recently busted 31 telecom scammers who set up hideouts overseas. This marked the first time Shanghai police successfully tracked down overseas telecom fraud gangs to their source.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 18:33:39

North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen for alleged action to topple gov't

North Korea Wednesday confirmed the arrest last month of a US citizen for alleged action aimed at toppling the Pyongyang government.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/3 16:19:05

AIIB approves 160 mln USD loan to support Indian power project

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan of 160 million US dollars to finance a power project in India, the bank announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/3 15:40:48

Trump sends mixed messages on North Korea

Conflicting statements issued by US President Donald Trump over North Korea on Monday and Tuesday show that the US is responding to China's call for negotiations but is still kicking the ball to North Korea, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 0:03:39