Beijing to receive 900 mln cubic meters of water from Yangtze River in 20172017-03-23
Beijing expects to receive 911 million cubic meters of water from the Yangtze River between Nov.2016 and Oct.2017, local authorities said on Tuesday.
China not to attend nuclear weapon ban treaty negotiation2017-03-23
China has decided not to participate in the new round of negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty over a disagreement regarding the process for eliminating the weapons.
Rome summit to witness discussions on future of Europe2017-03-23
BRUSSELS, March 21 -- The EU-27 leaders will meet on Saturday in Rome for the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, where the hard discussions on future of the EU will be expected amid divisions on European integration within the bloc.
Ousted S. Korean president to indicate position before being questioned by prosecutors2017-03-23
SEOUL, March 20 -- Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye will indicate her position before being questioned by prosecutors on Tuesday over the corruption scandal that led to her impeachment and ouster.
China firmly opposes India's invitation of Dalai Lama to Buddhism Samagam2017-03-23
China on Monday strongly opposed India's invitation of the Dalai Lama to the International Buddhism Samagam (Convention), urging India to respect China's core interests and avoid further damage to bilateral relations.
Chinese brands call for reform with innovation2017-03-23
In China, even farmers are aware of the importance of supply-side structural reform. Their willingness to shell out huge amounts for imported equipment illustrates the need for high-quality domestic products.
Stanford researchers create DIY robotics kit to handle liquid in lab2017-03-23
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21 -- Researchers at Stanford University have created a set of liquid-handling robots by combining the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit available on the market with a cheap and easy-to-find plastic syringe.
No death in South Sudan plane crash: officials2017-03-23
All 43 passengers and six crew members have survived the plane crash that occurred in the northern South Sudan town of Wau on Monday afternoon, local authorities have confirmed.
NBA to play two exhibition games in China2017-03-23
The NBA Global Games is to feature two pre-season games in China between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Monday.
S. Korea to attempt lifting of sunken Sewol passenger ferry this week2017-03-23
SEOUL, March 20 -- South Korea's oceans ministry said Monday that an attempt would be made later this week to lift the sunken passenger ferry Sewol, which lays in waters off southeast South Korea for almost three years.
Xinhua Insight: President Xi sets the pace on a better environment2017-03-23
China's improvements to its environment continue to go from strength to strength. Work is under way on the creation of nine national parks with a combined area of nearly 170,000 sq km, and this year China will formulate an overall plan for the national park system.
Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars by 20332017-03-23
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a bill that set a goal for the country's space agency NASA to send humans to Mars by 2033.
China, Israel announce innovative comprehensive partnership2017-03-23
Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in Beijing on Tuesday an innovative comprehensive partnership between both countries.
Alibaba fully acquires Damai.cn2017-03-23
SHANGHAI, March 21 -- Alibaba Group announced on Tuesday that it has fully acquired online ticketing platform, expanding its presence in the digital entertainment sector.
Belt & Road's success needs careful investment planning2017-03-23
The Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) will be groundbreaking for developing countries around the world that desperately need better infrastructure. The Asian Development Bank estimates that in developing Asia alone, $US26 trillion of infrastructure investment is required between 2016 and 2030.
Commissioner's office of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong opens Facebook account2017-03-23
HONG KONG, March 21 -- The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region opened its official Facebook account on Tuesday.
Marathon cheaters to face lifetime bans in China2017-03-23
China is to impose lifetime bans on Marathon cheats, in a move to crack down on the increasing number of scandals in the fast-growing sport which attracts millions of participants from home and abroad.
Ousted S. Korean president apologizes before being questioned by prosecutors2017-03-23
Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye appeared Tuesday in the prosecutors' office to be questioned over a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment earlier this month.Park said in front of cameras at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office that she was sorry to people, vowing to face an interrogation faithfully, TV footage showed.
IGAD summit to convene on the status of 1 million Somali refugees2017-03-23
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional bloc, is to convene an international summit Saturday, to discuss the status of nearly 1 million Somali refugees displaced by two decades of civil strife and prolonged humanitarian crises, organizers said Monday.
Value of China-Australia Free Trade Agreement2017-03-23
More than a year passed since the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). It is increasingly clear that the landmark deal has facilitated bilateral trade and helped underpin bilateral relations.
China's business confidence improves in Q1: central bank survey2017-03-23
Business confidence among China's entrepreneurs improved in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the last quarter of 2016, a central bank survey showed Tuesday.
EU finance ministers vow against protectionism2017-03-23
BRUSSELS, March 21 -- European Union (EU) finance ministers on Tuesday expressed worries about the surge of protectionism particularly prompted by the United States and vowed efforts to safeguard free trade.
Mobike expands bike-sharing service to Singapore2017-03-23
SHANGHAI, March 21 -- Mobike on Tuesday launched its bicycle-sharing service in Singapore, its first expansion overseas.
China's Xiaomi to build its second manufacturing unit in India2017-03-23
MUMBAI, March 20 -- Chinese tech giant Xiaomi on Monday announced plan for its second, but the very first exclusive manufacturing unit in India.
Legendary sunken treasure discovered in SW China2017-03-23
CHENGDU, March 20 -- A centuries-old legend that a vast booty of treasure belonging to the leader of a Chinese peasants uprising was lying at the bottom of a river has now been proven true.
S.Korean prosecutors end interrogation of ousted President Park2017-03-23
SEOUL, March 21 -- South Korean prosecutors ended a marathon interrogation of ousted President Park Geun-hye late on Tuesday night over a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.
Official results confirm VVD's win in Dutch parliamentary elections2017-03-23
THE HAGUE, March 21 -- The official results of the Dutch elections confirmed the rightist liberals VVD's victory over the far-rightist PVV, with VVD winning 33 out of 150 seats in the lower house of the parliament and PVV 20 seats, the Dutch Electoral Council announced at a public session on Tuesday.
China to introduce first overseas investment regulation2017-03-23
China is expected to introduce its first regulation on overseas investment this year.
Probe into Trump-Russia links likely to continue: U.S. experts2017-03-23
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- No smoking gun was unearthed at Monday's U.S. Congressional hearing on alleged Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. presidential race, but the probe is likely to continue, experts said.
China eyes new impetus in ties with Australia, New Zealand2017-03-23
China hopes for new impetus for trade and investment cooperation and regional prosperity through the upcoming visit of Premier Li Keqiang to Australia and New Zealand.
Vice premier's visit to Philippines "a complete success": FM2017-03-23
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Tuesday hailed Vice Premier Wang Yang's recent visit to the Philippines as a complete success that will push forward bilateral ties.
Global climate breaks multiple records in 2016: WMO2017-03-23
GENEVA, March 21 -- The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to an annual statement issued on Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Premier urges more clean governance efforts2017-03-23
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on the country's officials to be clean and diligent in their work.
Chinese need more sleep amid mounting pressure2017-03-23
Sleeping the night through has become a luxury for many Chinese living amid the growing stress of a fast-paced society.
China's door opens wider to outside world: premier2017-03-23
China will open its door wider to the outside world, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday.Li made the remarks when meeting with overseas representatives at the China Development Forum (CDF) in Beijing.
Chinese premier's upcoming visit to boost China-Australia ties2017-03-22
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's five-day official visit to Australia starting Wednesday is expected to boost the development of China-Australia relations and cooperation, and push forward free trade and regional integration.
FM: China, U.S. can avoid Thucydides Trap, Kindleberger Trap2017-03-22
China and the United States can sidestep the Thucydides Trap and the Kindleberger Trap and jointly chart bilateral ties from a long-term perspective, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday in Beijing.
Cooperation the correct choice for China-U.S. relations2017-03-22
China-U.S. relations seem to have found a good rhythm, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wrapped up his visit to China.
Russia launches live-fire drill in Crimea2017-03-22
MOSCOW, March 20 -- Russia has launched a large-scale live-fire exercise in Crimea, a senior military official said Monday, after the West repeatedly asked Moscow to return the Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine.
Chinese archeologists discover underwater treasure2017-03-22
CHENGDU, March 20 -- More than 10,000 gold and silver items that sank to the bottom of a river in southwest China's Sichuan Province over 300 years ago have been recovered, archeologists said Monday.
World's longest cable-stayed railway bridge closes in China2017-03-22
CHANGSHA, March 20 -- A three-tower cable-stayed heavy railway bridge closed Sunday over Dongting Lake, the second-largest freshwater lake in China.
China, Israel agree to advance innovation cooperation2017-03-22
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Beijing on Monday, vowing to advance innovation cooperation.
Chinese vice premier to attend BFA annual conference2017-03-22
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference this week in the southern province of Hainan, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Monday.
Syrian army recaptures all areas fallen to rebels during Damascus offensive2017-03-22
DAMASCUS, March 20 -- The Syrian army recaptured all areas fallen during Sunday's wide-scale offensive by rebels in eastern Damascus, the military general command said Monday.
"A community of shared future for all humankind" -- a Chinese concept winning U.N. recognition2017-03-22
The Chinese concept of building a community of shared future for all humankind was on Friday incorporated into a U.N. Security Council resolution for the first time, reflecting the extraordinary charm and vitality of the notion.
White House defends Trump's wiretapping claim, playing down FBI's Russia-link probe2017-03-22
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- The White House on Monday defended President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor Barack Obama had ordered wiretapping Trump Tower and played down FBI's probe into Russian election meddling.
British PM to trigger Brexit process on March 292017-03-22
LONDON, March 20 -- The British Prime Minister Theresa May is going to trigger the Article 50 on March 29, formally starting the country's exit from the European Union (EU), the government spokesman said on Monday.
China home prices stabilize following restrictions2017-03-21
China's property market in major cities has stabilized as authorities move to curb price rises.Of 70 large and medium-sized cities surveyed in February, more than half of them saw month-on-month price declines or rises less than 0.5 percent for new residential housing, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Shape of human nose influenced by climate: study2017-03-21
WASHINGTON, March 18 -- If you are not satisfied with the shape of your nose, blame it on climate, not your parents or grandparents.
China willing to work with world on globalization2017-03-21
China opposes the many forms of trade protectionism and supports free trade, Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Sunday, amid rising anti-globalization sentiment around the world.
Xinjiang into CBA finals following 111-103 victory over Liaoning in semis Game 52017-03-21
BENXI, China, March 19 -- Xinjiang defeated Liaoning 111-103 on Sunday in Game 5 of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league semifinals, winning the best-of-seven series by 4-1.
Chinese vice premier urges boosting supply-side structural reform2017-03-21
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Sunday that China should beef up supply-side structural reform to constantly stimulate growth impetus and the market's vitality.
German Defense Ministry says "no debt at NATO" after Trump's tweets2017-03-21
BERLIN, March 19 -- Germany does not owe NATO and the United States vast sums of money for defense, German Federal Ministry of Defense said on Sunday, rejecting the tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump.
President Xi meets U.S. Secretary of State2017-03-21
President Xi Jinping met here Sunday with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that cooperation is the only correct choice for both countries.
Damascus back under spotlight following major rebel attack2017-03-21
DAMASCUS, March 19 -- The capital Damascus has returned under the spotlight on Sunday with the rebels launching a large-scale offensive led by the the al-Qaida-linked militants against Syrian army positions and residential areas in the eastern part of the city.
"Beauty and the Beast" blasts through box office recorders with 350-million U.S. dollars debut2017-03-21
LOS ANGELES, March.19 -- Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast blasted through box office records to open with an estimated 170 million U.S. dollars in North American ticket sales and 180 million U.S. dollars overseas.
GMAT launches Chinese registration system2017-03-21
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) said Saturday it has launched a Chinese registration system for its globally taken Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), making Chinese the first language used in registration other than English.
Experts in TCM help battle drug resistance2017-03-21
China has recruited a team of specialists in traditional Chinese medicine, including China's first Nobel laureate in medicine, Tu Youyou, to help find solutions to the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Interview: Trump's travel ban may do little to prevent terror attacks: U.S. expert2017-03-21
U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on immigration from six majority Muslim countries may do little to deter the terror threat, a U.S. expert told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Smartphones score big with Indian cricket2017-03-21
It's an invasion of Chinese brands, an Indian cricket administrator is reported to have remarked last week after Oppo, a Chinese smartphone maker, shelled out $162 million to sponsor India's national cricket teams for the next five years.
Chinese economy to lead global recovery: IMF official2017-03-21
China will remain a strong engine of global recovery with its ongoing economic reforms, an official with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Saturday.
Smog in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region to ease2017-03-21
The heavy air pollution in parts of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region will abate from Monday, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said late Sunday.
Russian President Putin keeps situation in Crimea under personal control: Kremlin2017-03-21
MOSCOW, March 19 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping the situation around Crimea under control and would take the same decisions about Crimea even if given another opportunity, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday.
2 dead, 8 missing after boats sink in east China2017-03-21
HANGZHOU, March 19 -- Two sailors have died and eight remain missing Sunday following two separate shipwrecks in east China.Rescuers are searching for six sailors from a fishing boat that sank in the waters off east China's Zhejiang Province, according to the local maritime authority.
China vows to boost BRICS financial cooperation: ministers2017-03-21
BADEN-BADEN, Germany, March 18 -- China will work actively with parties concerned to push forward the financial cooperation among the BRICS countries and make more achievements, China's finance minister and central bank chief have said.
Police in Madrid hunting for man after pub shootings2017-03-21
MADRID, March 19 -- Police are searching for a man who shot and killed two people in a nightclub in the town of Alcorcon close to the Spanish capital of Madrid.
Radicalized man shot dead after attacking soldier at French airport: prosecutor2017-03-21
PARIS, March 18 -- A radicalized man, previously known to the police for theft and drug offences, was shot dead after attacking a soldier earlier on Saturday at Orly airport, south Paris, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.
Spotlight: Syria's key Homs city soon to be rebel free, completely back under gov't control2017-03-21
The central city of Homs will soon be free of any rebel presence, as the first batch of rebels and their families started evacuating their last stronghold in the city on Saturday under an activated deal with the government.
China, Rwanda agree to upgrade strategic cooperation2017-03-20
Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Rwanda President Paul Kagame on Friday, and the two leaders agreed to upgrade bilateral strategic cooperation.
Trump urges NATO members to "pay their fair share" of defense cost2017-03-20
WASHINGTON, March 17 -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reiterated his support to NATO, but urged its members to pay their fair share for the cost of defense.
China, U.S. in talks on meeting between presidents2017-03-20
China and the United States are now in close communication on arranging a meeting between the two presidents and exchanges at other levels, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday afternoon.
Spotlight: Turkey threatens to suspend refugee deal amid crises with EU2017-03-20
Days before the first anniversary of a landmark refugee deal with the European Union, Turkey's foreign minister has vowed to cancel it, widening the diplomatic row with the Netherlands and Germany amid a general debate on Ankara's long standing bid to join the block.
Commentary: Keep up good momentum for China-U.S. ties2017-03-20
Never before has the China-U.S. relationship been so complicated to comprehend, and too important to fail.
Earth had 2nd warmest February, winter: NOAA2017-03-20
WASHINGTON, March 17 -- Earth just went through its second-warmest February and winter on record, U.S. federal scientists said Friday.
China, Philippines agree to boost trade, economic cooperation2017-03-20
DAVAO CITY, the Philippines, March 17 -- China and the Philippines agreed on Friday to strengthen trade and economic cooperation between the two countries after the conclusion of a high-level meeting.
China, Saudi Arabia agree to deepen cooperation2017-03-20
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that China is ready to work with Saudi Arabia on development strategies and production capacity.
Scottish National Party using Brexit to engineer breakaway from UK, claims May2017-03-20
CARDIFF, Britain, March 17 -- Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP) were on Friday accused by British Prime Minister Theresa May of using Brexit as a pretext to engineer a second independence referendum for Scotland.
Beijing unveils measures to cool property market2017-03-20
Beijing will take further steps to cool the city's property market by raising the down payment for second homes and suspending housing loans with a maturity of 25 years or more.
China's opposition to THAAD is justified, sufficient2017-03-19
China on Friday said its opposition to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) was justified and sufficient, urging the Republic of Korea (ROK) to cease deployment of the U.S. missile defense system.
Move on rates aims at fending off risks2017-03-19
The central bank's move to raise short-term interest rates on Thursday reflects Beijing's intention to fend off financial risks, a method that might be used more in the future rather than increasing benchmark interest rates, according to economists.
More Chinese cities further restrict housing purchases to cool market2017-03-19
FUZHOU, March 16 -- Authorities in the eastern Chinese cities of Nanjing and Qingdao on Thursday unveiled more steps that will restrict housing purchases and cool the property market.
Spotlight: Belt and Road Initiative -- idea from China but belongs to whole world2017-03-19
The Belt and Road Initiative has become the most popular public goods and platform for international cooperation with the brightest prospects in the world amid rising protectionism and unilateralism, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on the sideline of the recently concluded China's Two Sessions.
Suarez, Cavani named in Uruguay squad for World Cup qualifiers2017-03-19
MONTEVIDEO, March 16 -- Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has named uncapped winger Jonathan Urretaviscaya in his squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Peru.
China, Saudi Arabia sign 14 cooperative pacts2017-03-18
China and Saudi Arabia signed 14 cooperative agreements during a visit by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming on Thursday.
China, Saudi Arabia agree to boost all-round strategic partnership2017-03-18
Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have agreed the two countries will step up cooperation in all areas and push forward their all-round strategic partnership.
Volkswagen auto sales up in 2016 in China2017-03-18
TIANJIN, March 16 -- German carmaker Volkswagen posted rising auto sales in China in 2016 compared with a year earlier, and demand for its luxury cars remained strong, according to a report released by the company.
War of words after British PM says no to early Scottish referendum2017-03-18
LONDON, March 16 -- A war of words over Scottish independence erupted Thursday after Britain's prime minister ruled out an early referendum.
Chinese premier, Philippine president hail China-ASEAN tourism cooperation year2017-03-18
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday sent congratulatory messages to an opening ceremony of the China-ASEAN tourism cooperation year, which was held in Manila, the Philippines.
Trump unveils first budget blueprint with big rise for defense, cuts across government2017-03-18
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled the administration's first budget blueprint which seeks deep cuts across federal departments and agencies in order to fund rising defense spending.
Xi talks with Merkel over phone about bilateral ties, cooperation2017-03-18
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday morning held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the topic of strengthening bilateral relations.
Continued fight causes civilian deaths, displacement in Yemen, UN says2017-03-18
UNITED NATIONS, March 16 -- The United Nations is concerned about the escalation of fighting between Yemeni government forces and the Houthi combatants that has now reached Hudaydah governorate, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Thursday.
Turkish politicians slam EU court's headscarf ruling2017-03-18
ANKARA, March 16 -- Turkish president accused a European Court of Justice ruling, which allows employers to ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf, of starting a struggle between Christian cross and crescent of Islamic world, local media reported.
WIPO chief calls China's patent application growth "extraordinary"2017-03-18
GENEVA, March 15 -- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry on Wednesday lauded China's strong performance in international patent and trademark filing.
Russia's Gazprom to start supplying gas to China in 20192017-03-18
Russian gas giant Gazprom said the company plans to supply gas to China via the east route of the China-Russia natural gas pipeline as early as May 2019, rather than 2018 as scheduled,21st Century Business Herald reported Thursday, citing the company's Vice-President Andrey Kruglov.
Marx's German birthplace accepts Chinese gift statue2017-03-18
A huge bronze statue of Karl Marx designed by a world-renowned Chinese sculptor has finally been accepted by the authorities in the revolutionary philosopher's birth town of Trier in Germany.
China urges Japan not to stir up troubles on South China Sea issue2017-03-18
A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday urged Japan to respect related countries' efforts to maintain peace and stability on the South China Sea, and to refrain from causing trouble in the region.
Chinese peacekeeping force rescue 7 UN personnel2017-03-18
Chinese peacekeepers have rescued seven civilian workers who were trapped in a conflict zone in South Sudan.
China, Pakistan military officials discuss mutual cooperation2017-03-18
Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, met Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday.
China's progress toward revitalizing natural forests2017-03-18
The commercial harvesting of natural forest resources in China has been ended, according to the State Forestry Administration (SFA).
China, Pakistan vow to advance construction of economic corridor2017-03-18
China and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to advance the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
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