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.

Hong Kong suspends import of poultry products from areas in Hungary, Poland

The food safety authority of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced Thursday to suspend the import of poultry products from areas in Hungary and Poland due to bird flu outbreaks there.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 19:40:34

Two wild giant pandas captured on camera in SW China

Footage of a pair of giant pandas in the wild was released Thursday by the Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 19:09:32

Retail giants to close HK stores amid shrinking tourism, sales

Hong Kong retail giants Chow Tai Fook (CTF) and Sa Sa announced they would close stores in the city while actively exploring the market in the mainland and surrounding countries amid the shrinking tourism market in Hong Kong from the impact of months-long social unrest.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 18:43:40

Young teen honored for actions during sinkhole tragedy

A 13-year-old schoolboy who narrowly escaped with his life while attempting to help others as a city bus was inexplicably swallowed by a sinkhole that killed nine people, has been honored as "a good young man in the new era."
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 16:33:41

Urinal in a women's washroom worries ladies

A hospital was apparently thinking of mothers with young boys who had to go pee, when it installed a urinal in a women's washroom in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, but the commode of convenience hasn't exactly been well received.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 16:33:40

Man sentenced to death for murdering a doctor over medical dispute in Beijing

A man who was convicted of murdering a doctor in front of horrified colleagues in a Beijing hospital emergency room was sentenced to death on Thursday, as outraged netizens flooded social media with condemnation of all forms of violence against medical workers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 15:38:42

Full text of Xi's signed article on Myanmese newspapers

A signed article by Chinese President Xi Jinping titled "Writing a New Chapter in Our Millennia-Old Pauk-Phaw Friendship" was published Thursday on three Myanmese newspapers ahead of his state visit to this Southeast Asian country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 13:07:37

China's first civilian HD mapping satellite in service for eight years

China's first civilian high-definition mapping satellite Ziyuan III 01 has celebrated its 8th birthday in orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 12:04:39

China's home prices remain stable in December

Home prices in 70 major Chinese cities remained generally stable in December, official data showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 12:01:01

Beijing reinforces doctors' safety following hospital stabbing death

China's capital city will improve the doctor-patient communication mechanism to ensure the safety of medical staff and create an orderly hospital environment, according to Mayor Chen Jining.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 11:59:08

Adhering to 1992 Consensus unshakable foundation for peaceful, stable cross-Strait ties: spokesman

Adhering to the 1992 Consensus that embodies the one-China principle is the unshakable foundation for the peaceful and stable development of relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, a mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 9:07:00

Taiwan's RMB deposits rise in December

The renminbi-denominated deposit balance of Taiwan's financial institutions increased to 261.03 billion yuan (about 37.9 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of December, according to the island's monetary authority.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 9:03:07

SW China's Guizhou lifts 1.24 mln out of poverty in 2019

A total of 1.24 million rural residents in southwest China's Guizhou Province cast off poverty last year, lowering the poverty rate to 0.85 percent, the provincial government said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 8:53:43