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China's new regulation for religious groups emphasizing Party leadership could better serve communities: observers


China is to further specify its management practices on religious affairs with a new regulation.

China's Wuhan reports 17 new pneumonia cases

Central Chinese city of Wuhan reported 17 new coronavirus-related pneumonia cases Friday, local health authorities said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 12:24:04

$10,000 per capita GDP despite population slowdown secures strong Chinese market

China's per capita gross domestic product (GDP) exceeded $10,000 for the first time in 2019. Experts say this cements the country's position as the world's second-largest economy, and that its population of 1.4 billion provides important business opportunities for other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/18 18:03:19

Chinese Embassy in Egypt holds reception to celebrate Chinese New Year

A reception was held Saturday night in Egypt's capital Cairo by the Chinese Embassy in Egypt to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 10:45:22

Kyaukpyu port to become model project in China-Myanmar BRI cooperation

Surrounded by superb natural conditions, the Kyaukpyu deep-water port in the western Rakhine State of Myanmar, is set to become another model project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) framework, benefiting both Myanmar and China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 9:06:40

Chinese courts to enhance protection of property rights

"Enhancing judicial protection of property rights will be taken as a long-term priority," said the statement released after a national meeting that brought together chief justices of higher courts across the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 8:29:10

China makes major breakthrough in space propulsion technology

China has made a major breakthrough in the development of the Hall-effect thruster (HET), an important space propulsion technology.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/19 8:22:56

Chinese peacekeepers build basketball court, square for Lebanese school

A ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Chinese-built 'China-Lebanon Peace Square' was held in the Al-Majadel School in Lebanon.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/1/19 8:07:09

Confucius Institute slams 'politicization' of educational ties

We understand the university's decision and are willing to cooperate with relevant parties to do follow-up work, but we oppose the politicization of normal education cooperation, the Confucius Institute Headquarters said in a statement to the Global Times on Saturday, after the University of Maryland (UMD) - the first university in the US to host a Confucius Institute (CI) - announced an end to the agreement on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/18 21:08:45

Xi's visit brings China-Myanmar ties to new era

China and Myanmar agreed to work together to build a community with a shared future, ushering in a new chapter of bilateral ties during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the Southeast Asian nation from Friday to Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/18 20:33:40

Chinese premier holds symposium with foreign experts in China

Premier Li Keqiang on Friday afternoon held a symposium with representatives of foreign experts working in China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing ahead of the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 15:15:59

Wuhan reports 4 more pneumonia cases

Wuhan has reported four more viral pneumonia cases on Saturday amid the outbreak in the central Chinese city, killing two, prompting public concerns of risks of human-to-human transmission across the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/18 20:03:40

More cars drive into Palace Museum

More cases of cars driving into the world-famous Palace Museum in Beijing have been exposed online on Saturday following the two women who drove a private vehicle into the palace premises on Friday that enraged Chinese netizens who slammed the "abuse of privileges" of some people and demanded the museum severely punish those involved.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/18 19:58:40

Chinese, Vietnamese leaders call for closer partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong on Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/18 18:41:14