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Abe wants pacifist change by 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he hoped the first-ever change to the country's 70-year-old pacifist constitution would be enacted by 2020, and that it would enshrine the status of the military.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/3 23:48:39

Trump, Putin hold first talks since US air strikes on Syria

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday moved to ease the tension from US air strikes in April against Syria, expressing a desire for a Syrian cease-fire and safe zones for war refugees.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/3 23:08:39

Xi, Duterte discuss ties, regional cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, spoke over the phone Wednesday, agreeing to engage in more practical cooperation and close communication.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 23:08:39

Economic concern prompts ASEAN to tilt toward China

ASEAN relies on China for its economy and the US for security, and attempted to strike a balance between the two. However, as Beijing keeps providing development dividends to the region, such a balance can hardly be maintained.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 22:58:40

ABBA set to appear at soccer tournaments

A new penalty shootout system similar to the tennis tiebreaker will be tested at the European Under-17 Championship, which began in Croatia on Wednesday, soccer’s European governing body UEFA said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/3 22:53:40

Apple sees 14% revenue drop in China

Apple Inc on Tuesday (US time) reported revenue growth for its fiscal second quarter in every market except China, amid rising competition from homegrown smartphone brands in the world’s second-largest economy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 22:23:39

China urges restraint after US-ROK joint drill

China on Wednesday urged all relevant parties to avoid actions that may increase tensions on the Korean Peninsula following a drill near the area by the airforces of the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/3 20:02:17

1,800 years old tomb group found in Central China

A tomb complex likely used by nomadic people to bury their dead was recently discovered in Yinxu archaeological site in Anyang City, Henan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/3 19:26:57

China, Russia justified in opposing THAAD

The THAAD deployment is not for defending against North Korea’s nuclear threats. Russian military analysts believe that THAAD is a system that is capable of launching cruise missiles.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 19:08:39

Overseas scammers busted by Shanghai cops

Shanghai police recently busted 31 telecom scammers who set up hideouts overseas. This marked the first time Shanghai police successfully tracked down overseas telecom fraud gangs to their source.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 18:33:39

North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen for alleged action to topple gov't

North Korea Wednesday confirmed the arrest last month of a US citizen for alleged action aimed at toppling the Pyongyang government.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/3 16:19:05

AIIB approves 160 mln USD loan to support Indian power project

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan of 160 million US dollars to finance a power project in India, the bank announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/3 15:40:48

Trump sends mixed messages on North Korea

Conflicting statements issued by US President Donald Trump over North Korea on Monday and Tuesday show that the US is responding to China's call for negotiations but is still kicking the ball to North Korea, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 0:03:39

Martial artists challenge upstart MMA fighter

Several Chinese traditional martial arts masters have challenged a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in a bid to defend their discipline, after the latter took down a tai chi master in less than 10 seconds, claiming that traditional martial arts are "worthless."
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 0:03:39

Anbang hit by dispute with Caixin

Anbang Insurance Group's dispute with domestic financial media outlet Caixin is having a negative impact on the insurer's business and the complicated matter should be dealt with by legal action, experts said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 23:23:40

Water firm slams critics of planned factory in Russia

A Chinese mineral water company planning to build a bottled water factory near Lake Baikal in Russia denied that its construction would damage the local ecology, calling the petition against its construction "groundless."
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 22:53:39

Non-public capital banned from online news services

Non-public capital is banned from online news and editing services, according to a new regulation released by China's Internet watchdog on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 22:43:39

China launches second aircraft carrier

China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in northeast China's Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 11:05:50