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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: Globaltimes.cn | 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

China’s answer to ‘War Horse’: ‘Papa’s Time Machine’ to debut in April

An international production that makes intriguing use of hand-made puppets, the mechanic puppet show Papa's Time Machine is looking to challenge the stereotype that puppet shows are just for children.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 17:58:39

THAAD's X-band radar to arrive in S. Korea soon: media

The X-band radar, a core element of the US missile defense system - Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), will arrive in South Korea in the near future, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday citing military officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 11:14:07

China, Philippines sign 1.7-bln-USD purchase agreements

China and the Philippines signed on Wednesday purchase agreements that commit Chinese businessmen to buy 1.7 billion U.S. dollars worth of fruits and other agricultural products from the Philippines.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 11:10:18

Tillerson's first China visit to build on positive momentum in China-US ties

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's upcoming first visit to China is to build on positive momentum in the relations between China and the Trump administration, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 9:54:53

US Fed raises interest rates for third time since financial crisis

US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates for the third time since the 2008 global financial crisis, with the job market strengthening and inflation rising toward its target.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 7:11:56

With eye on future, Saudi King kicks off visit to China

The King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Beijing Wednesday for a state visit which will last until Saturday, a trip experts said signals Saudi Arabia's determination to treat China as a reliable and strong partner at a time Saudi-US ties are experiencing difficulties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 0:28:40

Beijing does not wish to see ASEAN nations taking sides

China does not wish to see Southeast Asian countries taking sides between China and the US, and envisions the Asia-Pacific to be a stable and orderly region, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 0:28:39

China cautious about taking lead on free trade

Despite talk of China filling the void of advocating for regional and international free trade left by the US under President Donald Trump, China is urging caution in making moves on regional trade deals, while reaffirming its support for economic integration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 23:28:39

Promising proposals at two sessions may improve livelihoods across China

China concluded the annual two sessions of its national legislature and top political advisory body on Wednesday. From among the thousands of proposals and motions submitted by delegates, the Global Times has chosen eight that we believe may have the greatest impact on the livelihoods of Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 22:38:39

Volunteer-run schools help children fleeing fighting in northern Myanmar

Guohua (Kokang-China) Primary School's number 5, 6 and 7 branches that have been set up to accommodate children who have fled fighting in their native Myanmar began their new semester Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 18:53:39

New video may indicate a new level of transparency for China’s film watchdog

With its power to approve or deny a film entry into cinemas in the Chinese mainland, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) clearly plays an incredibly important role within the film industry. Yet, while its role is felt everywhere in the film industry, the administration's inner workings have long remained a mystery.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 18:28:39

Xi-Trump meeting to ‘ensure stability’

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday China and the US are working on a summit between the presidents of the two countries, after US media reported President Xi Jinping is set to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump, possibly as early as next month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 0:23:39

China to enhance ecological protection of national park

China is working on the country's first regulation on the protection of the Sanjiangyuan National Park located in West China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 0:23:39

China’s semiconductor project to mass produce by 2019

A $24 billion chip project in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, is expected to begin mass production in the next few years, which represents a breakthrough point in the country’s semiconductor industry in spite of its slow progress, industry insiders said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 22:58:39