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Diplomats hail China’s continuing support for globalization, multilateral trade system

Foreign diplomats who attended Sunday morning’s opening ceremony of this year’s National People’s Congress meeting appreciated China for continuously supporting globalization as stated in China’s government work report.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 20:08:39

China’s cultural cold war continues as S.Korean shows pulled from Chinese streaming platforms

South Korean pop culture lovers in China are having a hard time when it comes to watching the shows they love after all major Chinese streaming companies purged their platforms of South Korean shows last week. The move comes as relations continue to sour between China and South Korea following the latter agreed in July of 2016 to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 18:33:39

Female representatives put forward women-centric ideas at two sessions

China’s two annual national legislative sessions kicked off last Friday. Among the attendees of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC), the female representatives in particular drew a lot of attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 18:27:57

China to build another Hainan base, protect ecology around islands

South China's Sansha, which administers several island groups in the South China Sea, including some disputed ones, is pushing to preserve the ecology and is building another base in Hainan to provide logistics support, the city's mayor said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 17:13:39

China sets 2017 GDP growth at around 6.5%

Premier Li Keqiang set China’s GDP growth target for 2017 at around 6.5 percent, which is expected to be higher if possible in practice, according to a government work report delivered to the public on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 11:28:25

China to raise defense budget by around 7% in 2017

China will raise its defense budget by around 7 percent this year, making it the smallest military budget increase in recent years, said a spokesman for the National People's Congress (NPC) on Saturday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/4 13:02:17

Police release N.Korean suspect

Malaysia issued an arrest warrant for a North Korean airline employee on Friday over the assassination of the half-­brother of Pyongyang's leader, after frustrated police had to release their only other suspect from the country.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/4 0:28:39

China warns citizens over travel to S.Korea

China's tourism authorities on Friday warned Chinese citizens over their plans to travel to South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/4 0:58:39

Members to conduct more field research for proposals: top advisor

China's top political advisory body started its annual session Friday in Beijing, pledging to strengthen supervision by political advisors and promote the reform of the political consultation system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/4 0:53:39

Economists list key tasks for China in 2017

China will remain the biggest engine of global economic growth in 2017, economists said, as the continuation of economic reforms will guarantee sustainable growth of the Chinese economy in the years to come.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/3 0:13:39

China pushes for global cyber sovereignty agreement

China for the first time outlined its policies on global cyberspace cooperation as the country vowed to enhance its military cyber defense capability and push for global legitimization of cyber sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/3 0:13:39

China banking regulator vows to curb risk

The newly appointed chief of China’s top banking regulator vowed on Thursday to tackle chaos in the financial system and encourage the banking sector to help facilitate the country’s supply-side reform, a move experts said signals the government’s determination to push forward financial reforms and boost the real economy this year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 23:33:39

British Museum exhibition brings the story of humanity to Beijing

The pen and wooden hammer and blotter used during China's accession to the WTO in 2001 were displayed at the National Museum of China (NMC) as the 101st object for the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects, which kicked off the Beijing section of its global tour on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 19:18:40

Chinese dog owners spend thousands to protect their pets from smog

Pets may suffer more from smog as the amount of air they inhale with each breath is relatively large. Many owners have tried methods like taking their pets to the gym and feeding pricey TCM ingredients to pets to enhance their resistance to air pollution. But some say food and medicines that are believed to be good for humans may be ineffective on animals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 18:58:39

80% returned in 2016, most pursue engineering, sciences

More than 80 percent of Chinese students returned to the country after completing their studies abroad, and the country has sent 544,500 students in 2016 to study abroad.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 14:39:15

China releases first strategy on cyberspace cooperation

China on Wednesday released its strategy on cyberspace cooperation. The International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace is the first China has released regarding the virtual domain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/2 7:14:05

NPC expected to pass general provisions of new civil law

As China's top legislature and top political advisory body convene their annual "two sessions" over the weekend in Beijing, one of the draft laws protecting the civil rights of the people is highly anticipated to be passed by the National People's Congress (NPC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 0:28:40

China urges new NK talks

There is hope that China's recent efforts to lobby for a resumption of the start of the Six-Party Talks to defuse the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, but obstacles to this process may be insurmountable in the short-term, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 0:28:39