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Xi stresses preparation for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

President Xi Jinping has stressed that the city planning and construction of Beijing, and preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, are two important missions for the city in the present and near future.

China to strictly evaluate poverty relief work

China will adopt a strict evaluation system on poverty relief work, an official said Friday.

Heavy smog to hit Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region during weekend

Heavy air pollution is likely in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and some of its neighboring provinces over the weekend, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) warned Friday.

China, Europe see deepened cooperation behind frequent exchanges

Having visited both Beijing and central China's Wuhan City and signed agreements on nuclear energy and science, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve concluded his three-day official visit to China on Thursday.

German researchers produce new solar cell with record efficiency

German solar energy researchers have developed a new type of multicrystalline photovoltaic (PV) cell with a record efficiency of 21.9 percent.

Warming temperatures projected to trigger starvation in deep oceans by 2100

Authors of a new study warned Thursday that the deep ocean floor, as the world's largest habitat, may face starvation and sweeping ecological change by the year 2100 due to warming ocean temperatures, increased acidification and the spread of low-oxygen zones.

Study: toddlers' grammar skills learned, not inherent

A new study indicates that rule-based grammatical knowledge among toddlers emerges gradually with a significant increase around the age of 24 months.

Rooney addresses China rumors: I'm staying at Man United

England captain Wayne Rooney is throwing cold water on speculation about a potential move here to China.

Beijing in new energy taxi move

Beijing is aiming to gradually replace its petrol-powered taxis with greener, new engergy vehicles to help reduce air pollution starting from this year. 

China hits new record in world's PE/VC investment in 2016: PwC

China has seen a 49 percent increase in private equity (PE) and venture capitalist (VC) investment last year, though the scale of global fund raising and investment showed a reduction, according to a report.

China top political advisors meet

The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee on Thursday held a meeting of its chairman and vice chairpersons.

Seminar on Sino-Japan relationship held in China

Over 50 Chinese and overseas scholars on Thursday called for establishing a better Sino-Japan relationship through facing up to the history and deeper communication at a seminar in Nanjing, a city known for the "Nanjing Massacre" during World War II in east China's Jiangsu Province .

Chinese manufacturer helps Turkey better tap solar energy

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (CSUN), a leading manufacturer of solar cells and modules, has been sharing its experience and business model with Turkey to help the country better tap solar power in its renewable energy development.

China says U.S. ruling on Chinese tires in line with facts

The latest U.S. ruling to remove heavy duties on truck and bus tires imported from China was "in line with the objective facts," the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.

Mainland Taiwan affairs chief warns against complicated cross-Strait situation

Zhang Zhijun, head of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, on Thursday warned against a more complicated and serious situation across the Taiwan Strait this year.

Senior lawmakers laud legislature's work in 2016

Senior Chinese legislators on Thursday heard a report on the work of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which will be submitted to the annual session of the 12th NPC in March.

China strongly opposes ROK's deployment of THAAD

China's military on Thursday voiced strong objections to the Republic of Korea (ROK)'s deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

China to further boost private investment

China's State Council will further ease access restrictions on private investment, encouraging participation in sectors such as medical services, elder care, education, culture and sports.

China to synergize development strategies with Italy

China is willing to synergize development strategies with Italy to promote a balanced growth of trade and investment, Premier Li Keqiang said here Thursday.

China to encourage private investment in social sectors

China is to widen market access to areas of medical care, education, caring for the elderly, culture, sports and other social undertakings.

China seeks stable development in property market

China is seeking to maintain stability in the property market this year after the roller coaster ride of 2016, with measures to prevent surges in metropolises and the growing inventories in small cities.

China hopes BRICS summit to achieve four objectives: State Councilor

China put forward four objectives that it believes can be achieved at the ninth BRICS leaders' summit, said State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Thursday.

China to step up property tax legislation: official

China will move more swiftly in legislating a long-discussed property tax law, an official said on Thursday.

China capable of ensuring stability in property market: official

The Chinese government is capable of maintaining stability in the property market, a senior official said on Thursday, as measures have reined in surging prices in major cities.

Yao Ming elected as president of Chinese Basketball Association

Yao Ming, member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and former NBA all-star player, was unanimously voted as the president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) here on Thursday.

China to improve court transparency

The Supreme People's Court Wednesday released a revised regulation on digital trial recording to improve transparency in court proceedings.

Belt and Road Initiative offers new opportunity for U.S.-China cooperation: ex-Trump adviser

The Belt and Road Initiative offers China and the United States a new opportunity for cooperation, a former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said here on Wednesday.

Insurance industry should not be "rich men's club": regulator

China's insurance regulator has vowed to crack down speculators in the industry and stabilize the market.

Sevilla manage 2-1 win over Leicester City

Sevilla dominated Wednesday nearly all of their Champions League first leg tie against Leicester City before a Jamie Vardy goal gave the visitors a vital away goal in a 2-1 game in favor of Sevilla.

World champion Ning Zetao out of Chinese swimming team

World champion Ning Zetao has violated the rules of the Chinese national swimming team and was turned back to his original Chinese Navy team for training, confirmed the Chinese swimming authority in a statement here on Wednesday.

Minutes: U.S. Fed officials view next interest rate hike "fairly soon"

U.S. Federal Reserve officials expressed their confidence in the economy and viewed next interest rate hike would be "fairly soon", minutes of the Fed's latest monetary policy meeting showed Wednesday.

Commentary: China runs a growth marathon, not a sprint

When China overtook United States as the world's top goods trader in 2013, the country's celebrations were led by Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng.

First Sherpas Meeting for 2017 BRICS summit to be held in China

The First Sherpas Meeting of the 9th BRICS Summit will be held in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province,from Thursday to Friday.

China pledges more coordination on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

China on Wednesday pledged to strengthen communication and coordination with relevant sides, including the United States, to seek resumption of talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

China hopes to complete drafting COC framework with ASEAN before midyear

China hopes to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to complete the draft of a framework of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) before midyear, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

Top legislature mulls several laws, prepares for annual session

China's top legislature Wednesday started its bimonthly session, with lawmakers deliberating revisions to several laws and preparing for the annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in March.

China to start anti-graft inspections in universities

China will send anti-corruption inspectors to centrally-administrated universities, discipline authority of the Communist Party of China (CPC) announced Wednesday.

Boeing eyes China's booming air delivery market

Boeing is upbeat about the Chinese market and is designing products and services to meet the demands of the growing e-commerce sector, according to a Boeing executive.

Landmark trade agreement enters into force: WTO chief

The World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Director-General announced Wednesday that the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has entered into force after two thirds of members completed their domestic ratification process.

China welcomes U.S.-born panda back home

A charter flight carrying Bao Bao, a giant panda born in the United States, landed in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province Wednesday evening.

Scientists discover 7 earth-sized exoplanets around nearby star

A compact analogue of our inner solar system about 40 light years away from the Earth has been discovered, NASA announced during a press conference on Wednesday.

China, France agree to boost ties as French PM visits

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve agreed in Beijing on Wednesday to boost bilateral ties and cooperation in global affairs such as climate change.

China, Italy pledge stronger ties

President Xi Jinping and his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella held talks Wednesday, pledging to enhance bilateral ties.

SpaceX's Dragon aborts planned docking with ISS

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo spacecraft has missed Wednesday morning's planned docking with the International Space Station (ISS), said U.S. space agency NASA.

Finland foreign minister to visit China

Finland Foreign Minister Timo Soini will pay an official visit to China from Feb. 26 to March 1, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Wednesday.

China, Singapore to hold meetings on governmental projects

China and Singapore will hold a series of meetings in Beijing on Feb. 27, discussing cooperation projects and mapping out the future of bilateral relations.

China eyes tougher air pollution controls in Beijing, nearby regions

China will impose tougher controls on air pollution in Beijing and nearby regions this year to combat heavy smog, closing illegal plants and slashing steel production, a senior environmental official said Wednesday.

Commentary: Despite U.S. meddling, China and ASEAN back on track over South China Sea

The probability of agreement on a framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by mid-year is a positive sign.

China e-commerce giant to build world's first drone delivery network

E-commerce giant JD.com has teamed up with the government of northwest China's Shaanxi Province to build the world's first drone delivery network.

5,000m relay victory sweetest, says Chinese skater

China claimed sweet revenge in men's 5,000m short track speed skating, as Wu Dajing led his teammates to a close victory over South Korea at the Asian Winter Games on Wednesday.

Xi stresses precision in battle against poverty

President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of precision in the battle against poverty, saying that poverty relief targets should be accomplished as scheduled.

Messi arrives in Egypt for anti-Hepatitis campaign

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to promote a new treatment for Hepatitis C virus, according to a source at Cairo International Airport.

Atletico beat Leverkusen 4-2 in UEFA Champions League

Atletico Madrid put one foot in the quarterfinals after easing past hosts Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 on Tuesday.

Chinese banks lend more to agriculture, small firms

Chinese banks strengthened financial support for agriculture, small-and-micro enterprises and affordable housing projects last year.

"Taiwan independence" biggest threat to cross-Strait peace, stability: spokesperson

Peaceful development of cross-Strait relations is the fundamental guarantee of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, while "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces and their activities are the biggest threat, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.

China home prices continue to stabilize

China's red-hot property market in major cities has continued to stabilize after authorities took a series of measures to contain price rise, according to an official survey Wednesday.

Best science images of 2016

Every year, scientists reveal nature's beauty by cutting-edge researches. 'Nature' magazine documents some of the most astonishing science images to show people the great and marvelous nature.

Chinese film wins award in road safety film festival

A Chinese short film named "Distracted Driving" won the second prize of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announced on Tuesday.

Climate change could lead to decrease of mineral vital to human health: study

Researchers have developed a new model showing that concentrations of selenium, an important mineral to human health, in soils are significantly affected by climate change, according to a study released Tuesday by the Rothamsted Research, a renowned agricultural research station in Britain.

Study identifies "late-life" genes only active in response to stress, aging

A new study indicates that a subset of genes involved in daily circadian rhythms, or the "biological clock," only become active late in life or during periods of intense stress when they are most needed to help protect critical life functions.

China plans for cultural relics development

China will improve the way in which it protects immovable artifacts, according to a plan issued by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage on Tuesday.

Messi arrives in Egypt for anti-Hepatitis campaign

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to promote a new treatment for Hepatitis C virus, a source at Cairo International Airport told Xinhua.

Updated textbooks on China's war against Japanese aggression put into use

Students in middle and elementary schools of China have all received new textbooks that changed the duration of China's war against Japanese aggression from 8 years to 14 years, reported Beijing Youth Daily.

China dominates 500m short track, Japan sweeps speed skating

China dominated in the 500m short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games here on Tuesday, while host Japan topped the medal tally by sweeping four speed skating golds.

Minister dismisses conjecture on FDI fall

Foreign direct investment to China will be further optimized and diversified in the long run as the country's economy is transformed and upgraded, the top commerce official said on Tuesday.

EU's Juncker warns Britain of "hefty" Brexit bill

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has chosen a French term to tell Britain it can expect to pay a "salty" price for quitting the European Union.

China to improve food, drug safety by 2020

The State Council has released two national plans on food and drug safety during the 2016-2020 period, promising rigorous standards with strong supervision, accountability and sanctions.

Scientists complete drilling task in South China Sea

Scientists on Tuesday completed the first drilling task of an expedition to the South China Sea.

China, France sign deals on nuclear energy, science

China and France on Tuesday signed agreements on nuclear energy and science during French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve's Beijing visit.

China sees upsurge in copyright registrations in 2016

China received more than two million new copyright registrations in 2016, an increase of 22 percent, according to official figures revealed on Tuesday.

China, India pledge stronger ties

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Indian Foreign Secretary Subramanyam Jaishankar on Tuesday, calling for stronger ties between the two neighbors.

Chinese State Councilor urges China, U.S. to step up ties

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Tuesday urged China and the United States to strengthen pragmatic cooperation in a bid to push forward bilateral relations.

UN honors Chinese peacekeeping force in Liberia

The United Nations Mission in Liberia on Tuesday local time honored a team of Chinese peacekeepers for their outstanding performance, according to China's Ministry of Public Security.

Political advisors' proposals receive timely feedback

Nearly all proposals raised by China's political advisors last year have been dealt with, the national political advisory body announced Tuesday.

China bucks global trend with record-high fintech investment: report

Investment in China's venture capital (VC)-backed financial technology (fintech) firms hit a record high in 2016, bucking the global downward trend, international accounting firm KPMG said Tuesday.

China, France vow to safeguard free trade

China and France vowed to boost globalization and safeguard free trade by condemning rising protectionism after Premier Li Keqiang met with his visiting French counterpart on Tuesday.

China leadership pledges stability, progress in key reform areas

China's top leadership on Tuesday pledged to stick to the basic tone of "seeking progress while maintaining stability" in 2017, aiming for more progress from supply-side structural reform.

China's foreign trade narrows decline, seeks better quality

China's foreign trade narrowed its decline in 2016 as the country took steps to pursue a better quality development model, Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said Tuesday.

Philippines says to pursue bigger aspects of ties with China

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday that the South China Sea issue is not the "sum-total" of relations between the Philippines and China, and the two countries should focus on economy and investment.

China urges U.S. to contribute to peace in South China Sea

China said on Tuesday that it hoped the United States would do what is good to the peace and stability in the South China Sea as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrolling the region.

China expresses support for dialogue on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

China said on Tuesday that it supports relevant parties in conducting dialogue and contact in order to find a solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

China encourages local gov't bond issuance in FTZs

China will encourage local governments to issue bonds in free trade zones (FTZs) in 2017, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday.

China offers condolences over death of Russia's UN envoy

China on Tuesday expressed deep condolences over the sudden death of Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations.

China's information technology industry grows fast

The output of China's information technology industry expanded 10 percent year on year in 2016, thanks to strong performance of smart phones, routers and LCD panels, an official said Tuesday.

Pension funds of seven Chinese regions entrusted for investment

Seven Chinese provincial-level regions, including Beijing and Shanghai, have started entrusting their pension funds to the National Council for Social Security Fund (NCSSF) for investment.

Belt and Road initiative drives China's opening-up efforts

The Belt and Road Initiative is driving China's opening-up efforts and unimpeded trade will be a key topic at the Belt and Road forum for international cooperation to be held in Beijing this May, a senior Chinese trade official said Tuesday.

45 years on, more mature China-U.S. ties ready for new heights

Forty-five years ago, then U.S. President Richard Nixon touched down in Beijing for a milestone visit to China, opening what he called a "week that changed the world."

CPC meeting discusses draft government work report

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday chaired a meeting which discussed the draft government work report.

China takes two short track speed skating golds at Asiad

China wrapped up two short track speed skating golds as Zang Yize won the women's 500m and Wu Dajing won the men's 500m at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games here on Tuesday.

Nobel laureate, Turing Award winner become Chinese citizens

Nobel laureate Chen Ning Yang and Turing Award-winning computer scientist Andrew Chi-Chih Yao have given up their foreign citizenship and become Chinese citizens, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced Tuesday.

China's consumption to maintain strong growth in 2017

China will maintain strong growth in consumption this year with deepening supply-side structural reform, Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said Tuesday.

Tulip blossom in Jiangxi attracts citizens to enjoy

Citizens enjoy tulips blossoming at a subtropical botanic garden in Xiannv lake district of Xinyu city, Jiangxi province, on Feb. 20.

Belt and Road Initiative drives China's opening-up: official

China has pushed forward the Belt and Road Initiative with solid progress and the initiative is driving the nation's opening-up efforts, Gao Hucheng, China's Commerce Minister, said Tuesday.

History On Today: Nixon visits China on Feb. 21, 1972

Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to set foot in China on Feb. 21, 1972. The week-long ice-breaking tour is one of the world’s most significant diplomatic milestones in the 20th Century.

Battle for Brexit moves to its final hurdles in House of Lords

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Britain's Houses of Parliament Monday as the debate over Brexit moved to the House of Lords.

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Will "La La Land" be super winner of 89th Oscar ?

After snagging all seven of the rewards it was nominated on Golden Global in January, it led 14 nominations for the 89th Oscar and tied the record of nomination numbers held by "All About Eve" and "Titanic".

France's Hollande strikes back at Trump over Paris remarks

In response to unfavorable comments over Paris, French President Francois Hollande on Saturday warned his American counterpart Donald Trump over showing "defiance towards an allied country."

Alan scores winner, Guangzhou Evergrande retains CFA Super Cup title

Guangzhou Evergrande won its third Chinese Football Association (CFA) Super Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Jiangsu FC at the Chongqing Olympic Sports Center here on Saturday.

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