Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Africa

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left Beijing on May 4, his trip to Africa will take him to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya. This is the first time Li will have set foot on the continent as Premier, and also his first foreign visit this year. Ahead of the trip, Li said in an interview with African press that relations between China and Africa have entered a "golden period". Both sides have benefited from their cooperation.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/5/4 17:36:31

Boao Forum for Asia 2014

Political, business, and academic leaders are gathering in South China's Hainan province for this year's Boao Forum for Asia. Premier Li Keqiang will address the opening ceremony.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/6 20:08:51

Ukraine crisis

The Crimean parliament declared independence from Ukraine on Monday, after official results showed 96.77 percent of Crimean voters chose to join Russia in Sunday's referendum.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/18 18:35:43

Mystery surrounds missing Malaysia Airlines flight

An international team is intensifying and expanding its effort in the search of a missing plane, a Malaysian official said in Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon of March 10, more than 60 hours after it lost contact with air traffic control on March 8.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/10 20:14:20

Mixing food and politics: When leadership steps out to lunch

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (front) selects snacks at a store in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, April 11, 2014.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/5/6 19:53:39

226 killed, hundreds missing after ferry capsizes off S.Korean coast

Search for some 290 people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, who are still missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea's southwest coast, continued into the second the day on April 17.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/17 17:16:53

Mass protests grip Taiwan over cross-Straits trade pact

Thousands of protesters on March 30 took to the streets in Taipei in renewed protest against a cross-Straits service trade agreement, amid an ongoing student campaign that paralyzed Taiwan's legislative authority.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/31 17:21:15

Top cops: Survey of the world's elite police forces

Special Forces, or Special Operations Forces, are military units strictly selected and intensely trained for the execution of special missions for a nation's political, economic or military purposes. With their flexible formation, these elite troops are generally led by the highest commanding military authorities and are usually well-equipped, possessing strong combat capabilities.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/10 18:53:12

Chinese, Filipino abducted from Malaysian resort

A female Chinese tourist was kidnapped at a hotel in Sabah, east Malaysia on April 2, West China City Daily reported.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/3 16:07:41

Chinese navy marks 65th anniversary with intl drills in Qingdao

China will host the Western Pacific Naval Symposium for the first time on April 22, in the eastern city of Qingdao. It's the 14th time the bi-annual event has been held to discuss maritime affairs in the western Pacific region as well as efforts towards greater naval cooperation.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/21 18:07:08

Out of office, ex-heads of State still make headlines

Hu Jintao April 9 paid a visit to Hunan University in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province. Hu and his delegation also visited Yuelu Academy, which was founded in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/13 20:06:57

Xi pledges peace, openness and common development at Boao Forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 7 urged countries not to throw any region into chaos for selfish gains at Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), where he pledged that China will make contributions toward peace and common development in Asia and the world.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/4/8 16:45:27

Boao Forum 2012

Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2012 is to be held on April 1-3 in Boao, Hainan, China under the theme of Asia in the Changing World: Moving toward Sound & Sustainable Development.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2012/3/29 21:50:04

Strong signals: World figures on their smartphones

The mobile phone brand Nubia, owned by Chinese telecom-equipment maker ZTE, has experienced a surge in popularity at home following a widely-circulated photo of first lady Peng Liyuan snapping a picture using the smartphone during President Xi Jinping's recent state visit to Germany.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/7 18:36:56

President Xi Jinping visits Europe, attends nuclear summit

President Xi Jinping makes his first trip to Europe since taking office from March 22 to April 1.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/23 17:54:14

Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile coast

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off Chile's northern region, generating a tsunami.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/2 19:27:16

WTO rules against China on rare-earth exports

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on March 26 that China had acted inconsistently with WTO rules with regard to the export measures imposed on the rare earth materials.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/3/27 19:43:17

Ukraine crisis: Timeline and reactions

Dramatic changes were witnessed in Ukraine Saturday as the country's parliament ousted President Viktor Yanukovich after more than three months of violent protests, and released Yanukovich's arch-rival Yulia Tymoshenko.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/2/23 18:40:33