Foreigners' contributions recognized

China's 40 years of reform and opening-up has improved the lives of billions of people in the country, and also influenced the world. The achievements were not only made by diligent Chinese people, but numerous foreigners also contributed their fair share. On Tuesday, 10 foreigners were honored with China Reform Friendship Medals at a grand gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up in Beijing.

Possibility for DPRK leader's visit to Seoul left open: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that a possibility for the visit by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to Seoul was left open, local media reported Monday.

Malaysia's Anwar sworn in as member of parliament

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday after winning a by-election over the weekend.

Multi-purpose hole

South Koreans study an ancient special purpose building site – estimated to be a watchtower, a warehouse, a solid-state building, a blood transfusion building and a house balance – at ...

Happy end

Imelda Cortez (center) is accompanied by relatives after she was acquitted and released, outside the Judicial Center for Sentencing in Usulutan, 90 kilometers from San Salvador, on Monday. Cortez got ...

Let there be light

A float is seen during the Light Festival parade in the main streets of San Jose, Costa Rica on Saturday. Hosted by the Municipality of San Jose since 1996, this event takes place annually on the second Saturday of December. The floats and the bands are the key attraction of the festival amidst all the lights.
Source: VCG | 2018/12/16 21:07:35

Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back

Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes. "Once upon a time it was teeming with fish here," he says.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/16 21:07:34

Interview: Former UN official highlights China's international role after opening-up

Since China adopted its reform and opening-up policy in 1978, it has made greater contribution to and played an increasingly important role in the United Nations (UN) and international affairs, said former UN Under-Secretary-General Yasushi Akashi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 20:51:35

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued

A powerful quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Papua province in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, but did not trigger potential for tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency of Indonesia disclosed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 18:44:31

China welcome to join EU's research initiative: official

China and other international partners are welcome to cooperate in Horizon Europe, the European Union's planned 100-billion-euro scientific research initiative, according to a senior EU official.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 18:29:24

Sri Lanka's ousted PM sworn in again, ending 50-day political impasse

Leader of Sri Lanka's United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was once sacked from the post of prime minister in late October, was sworn in as the prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena again on Sunday, ending a nearly two-month political crisis which erupted after his surprising dismissal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 17:25:13

Myanmar Air Force inaugurate 7 new aircrafts to mark 71st anniversary

Myanmar Air Force has inaugurated a total of seven new aircrafts and helicopters into the force to mark the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, according to a release of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 11:23:17

"Yellow Vests" stage more protests against Macron's policy, but participant number drops

Thousands of people wearing yellow vests took to the streets across France on Saturday to protest against rising fuel prices and high costs of living.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 9:53:13

UN climate conference adopts rulebook for implementing Paris deal

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries on Saturday agreed on a package of the implementation guidelines, or a common rulebook of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 7:47:38

Over 1.8-bln-USD foreign investment flows into Myanmar's southern region

Over 1.8 billion US dollars' investment from 85 foreign enterprises have entered Myanmar's Bago region so far, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 17:55:49

Myanmar seizes 1.59-mln-USD narcotic drugs in northernmost state

Myanmar seized over 2.46 billion kyats (1.59 million US dollars) worth narcotic drugs in Kachin state, said a release of Myanmar Police Force Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 17:54:57

Cambodia seizes over 3.2 tons of trafficked elephant tusks at city port

Cambodian authorities have seized more than 3.2 tons of trafficked elephant tusks at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, a senior customs official said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 17:54:35