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Iran arrests "some" over Ukrainian plane crash: spokesman

Iran's Judiciary spokesman said here Tuesday that the Islamic republic has arrested some people related to the crash of a recent Ukrainian passenger plane over Tehran's sky, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/14 16:54:54

6 confirmed dead after road collapse in NW China

Bodies of six victims have been found and retrieved while searing for the other four missing is underway after a road collapse that occured Monday in northwest China's Qinghai Province, local authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/14 13:25:55

Private firms lead China's imports, exports for first time

Private firms overtook foreign-funded enterprises as the biggest contributor of China's foreign trade for the first time in 2019, customs data showed Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/14 13:21:10

Yuan soars as the US reverses China's currency manipulator label

The onshore yuan rose above 6.88 on Tuesday morning and stood at 6.8701 by 10:54 am, up by 0.34 percent.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 11:23:40

China's foreign trade expands 3.4% in 2019 despite trade tensions with US

China posted stronger foreign trade growth in 2019 by expanding 3.4 percent year-on-year, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 11:02:57

China, Myanmar to sign agreements

Chinese President Xi Jinping' s scheduled state visit to Myanmar this week will deepen the two Asian economies' ties in such sectors as seafood exports, energy, basic infrastructure, finance and other labor-intensive industries, serving as drivers to fuel Myanmar's economic development, business representatives and industry observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 20:33:41

Academy questioned over biased paper suspected of abusing research funds

Academic misconduct became a hot topic on Chinese social media again after media revealed a researcher's controversial paper, in which the author fawned his mentor's sublime and the mentor's wife's beauty, leading netizens to express disappointment with the national academy and questioned their use of funds.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 19:38:40

Barring HRW head from HK entry 'a reasonable decision': analysts

The decision to bar the executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) from entering Hong Kong is a reasonable move, as his presence would likely instigate riots which have rocked the city for months and the Chinese authorities have decided to sanction several US-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including HRW for their interference in China's domestic affairs in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 13:28:39

Xi extends congratulations to Oman's new sultan

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to Haitham bin Tariq al-Said on his succession as the new sultan of Oman.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 7:22:46

Scientific journal retracts paper over fawning content on author's mentor's nobility

A Chinese scientific journal has retracted a paper about the author's "noble" mentor and the mentor's wife's beauty after being lambasted on social media, which called it ridiculous and a shame on the academic community.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 23:18:40

Festive Apple ad applauded

Chinese internet users have been applauding and forwarding an Apple Spring Festival promotional video for its delicate and culturally sensitive storytelling.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 22:13:41

Xi sends condolences over passing of Oman's Sultan Qaboos

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a message of condolences to Oman's new leader, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, over the passing of Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/12 21:43:00

More overseas capital to enter markets in 2020

China expects more overseas capital to flow into its markets as Beijing moves to open up its financial sector at a faster pace and as the trade war eases, bolstering investors' confidence in the prospects of the Chinese economy, one central bank official and financial experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 21:08:40

91 percent left-behind children suffer psychological violence: survey

Some 91.3 percent of Chinese children left back home by their parents suffer from psychological violence and 13.7 percent suffer simultaneously from a combination of neglect and physical, mental and sexual abuse, according to an annual survey published by a Beijing NGO.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 20:23:40

China's top radar institute awarded for classified, advanced project

China's top radar development institute was recently awarded a national prize for a classified, advanced project, as experts hailed China's radar industry on Sunday as a top player in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 19:08:41

China opposes certain countries' congratulatory messages on Taiwan regional elections: FM

China on Sunday expressed strong opposition to senior officials from countries having diplomatic ties with China who sent congratulations to re-elected Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwan elections are a sub-national affair in China, and the move by those officials violates the one-China principle, Chinese foreign ministry said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 18:12:09

Mainland experts urge expediting reunification after Tsai's win

Taiwan's incumbent regional leader Tsai Ing-wen swept a landslide victory in Taiwan's regional elections on Saturday, defeating her primary opponent Han Kuo-yu by gaining more than 8 million votes. Analysts from the Chinese mainland forecast more obstacles in cross-Straits relations following Tsai's reelection, urging more active preparations for reunification.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/11 22:16:11

China commercializes Tiantong, first domestic satellite communications system

China's first self-built satellite mobile communications system, Tiantong, started to provide satellite communications services to the public on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 12:58:39