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China handles 168,000 cases of financial crime in 2016

Chinese police closed 168,000 cases of financial crime and recovered 35.6 billion yuan (5.2 billion U.S. dollars) last year, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Monday.

Qihoo 360 cracks ransomware virus

The unprecedented spread of ransomware that has swept across more than 100 countries since Friday has been cracked by a Chinese tech company - at least in part.

Norwegian twins study martial arts on Wudang Mountain

Kristian and Roar, twin brothers from Norway, are devoting themselves to learning Tai Chi on Wudang Mountain.

Chinese central bank sets up fintech committee

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the country's central bank, announced Monday that it has set up a fintech committee to enhance research, planning and coordination of work on financial technology.

China produces subway trains for Pakistan

A train designed for a Pakistani subway rolled off the production line in central China's Hunan Province on Monday, the first of 27.

E-WTP facilitates SMEs go global via digital Silk Road

The development of the digital economy and advancements of new technology are expected to bring more opportunities to small and medium enterprises, or SMEs, through globalization on an electronic world trade platform.

Chinese economy shows firming signs amid restructuring efforts

A slew of upbeat economic data pointed to latest restructuring achievements and provided fresh stabilization signs for the Chinese economy.

China industrial output expands 6.5 pct in April

China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, rose 6.5 percent year on year in April, 0.5 percentage points higher than the same month of last year, official data showed Monday.

China's retail sales up 10.7 pct in April

China's retail sales, a key indicator of consumption, grew 10.7 percent year on year in April, 0.2 percentage points slower than the March level, official data showed Monday.

Leaders take group photo at Belt and Road forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreign delegation heads and guests pose for a group photo at the Leaders' Roundtable Summit of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation at Yanqi Lake International Convention Center in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2017. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

China to host 2nd Belt and Road forum in 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative is in full swing.

14 climbers set foot on Mt. Qomolangma as first team of 2017 from Nepal side

A team of 14 rope-fixing climbers on Monday stood atop the world's highest peak Mount Qomolangma, becoming the first team of 2017 to reach the summit from south face in Nepal.

Initiative offers ASEAN a golden opportunity

Assuming the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2018, Singapore's priority for the regional bloc would be to advance cooperation, innovation and inclusive growth. This is a golden opportunity for ASEAN and China to cooperate and advance the Belt and Road Initiative (the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road) in the region, which will stimulate governments, multilateral organizations and the private sector to join forces to cultivate international cooperation and shared economic advancement.

"Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol. 2" easily remains atop box office in North America

Disney and Marvel's "Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol. 2" easily remained atop the box office in North America for the second weekend in a row, taking in an estimated 63 million U.S. dollars.

Defense Minister stresses national defense education

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan has called on military and governments at all levels to strengthen national defense education with practical measures.

China win three out of five titles at Asian Mountain Bike Championships

The 23rd Asian Mountain Bike Championships & 9th Asian Junior Mountain Bike Championships concluded at Xuancheng, Anhui Province on Sunday after three-day competitions, with the hosts winning three out of the five titles at stake.

Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday following a titanic battle against Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who finished in second place.

IOC Evaluation Commission kicks off three-day inspection in Paris for Olympics bid

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission delegation on Sunday kicked off their three-day inspection to get a better understanding of the French capital's preparation for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

Piraeus port, shining star in modern maritime Silk Road

China COSCO SHIPPING's investment in the Greek Port of Piraeus has been helping transform the port into a more important transport hub at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, making it a shining star in modern maritime Silk Road.

Romania hails its AIIB accession, expecting to promote ties with Asia

Romania hailed the country's accession to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), expecting more economic cooperation with Asian partners, the Foreign Ministry said in a press statement on Sunday.

Smartphone security hole: "open port" backdoors: study

Latest study of the University of Michigan (UM) found that the "open ports" of an internet communication mechanism in mobile devices are much more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought.

New book addresses how to rebuild Earth's soils

A new book, by University of Washington (UW) geologist David R. Montgomery, tries to be upbeat about rebuilding Earth's soils.

China to extend family doctor services to more cities in 2017

Twenty seven provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China have issued guidelines or plans for promoting family doctor services, according to the top health authority.

Qinghai farmers get rich with hand-pulled noodles

Farmers in northwest China's Qinghai Province are casting off poverty with the businesses of hand-pulled noodles, a local specialty.

China holds Silk Road-themed art exhibition

An art exhibition celebrating the ancient silk routes and the Belt and Road Initiative is going on at the China National Academy of Painting (CNAP).

China's Mobike signs eco bike deal with US firm

The Chinese bike sharing company, Mobike, is teaming up with a leading US chemical firm to carry out joint research and development into creating more eco-friendly bikes.

China sets up national lab developing brain-like AI technology

China's first national laboratory for brain-like artificial intelligence (AI) technology was inaugurated Saturday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, to pool the country's top research talent and boost the technology.

China boosts Silk Road Fund's capital to meet enormous funding demand: official

A senior official of China's central bank said Sunday that the decision to inject capital into the Silk Road Fund stemmed from an enormous funding demand.

China launches Belt and Road cooperation initiative on trade connectivity

Starting 2018, China will host the China International Import Expo, according to the cooperation initiative on trade connectivity released Sunday at the ongoing Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

World leaders chant Belt & Road chorus

World leaders brainstormed the advancement of the Belt and Road Initiative at a two-day event starting here Sunday, joining China in a chorus of common prosperity.

China's Mobike signs eco bike deal with US firm

The Chinese bike sharing company, Mobike, is teaming up with a leading US chemical firm to carry out joint research and development into creating more eco-friendly bikes.

Traditional handmade shoes popular gifts for Chinese mothers

Dong Jianshe remembers when he was a young child his father often purchased a pair of tiny pointed shoes for his grandma.

Chinese-manufactured subway trains delivered to Turkey

Chinese railway equipment manufacturer CRRC Tangshan said Sunday that it has delivered all 95 subway carriages to Turkey's port city Izmir.

Volvo special train to link China, Belgium

A special train carrying China-made Volvo cars will run between northeast China's Heilongjiang Province and Zeebrugge, Belgium from early June.

China's Su clinches men's 100m title at Shanghai meeting

After two false starts that seen Isiah Young of USA and Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu disqualified, Chinese national record holder Su, who boasts a career best of 9.99 seconds, sprinted to a season best of 10.09s to seal the gold, becoming the first Chinese to win the event at an IAAF Diamond League meeting.

Tourism exchanges increase via Belt and Road Initiative

Tourism exchanges have been increasing thanks to enhanced cooperation between China and countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

China unveils detailed plan to cut overcapacity in steel, coal

China will phase out about 50 million tons of crude steel capacity and over 150 million tons of coal capacity this year, the country's top economic planner announced Friday.

Stan Lee's POW! to focus more on Asian market after acquisition by Chinese company

After being acquired by a Chinese company, POW! Entertainment will focus more on the Chinese market and Asian market, said Stan Lee, legendary comic creator of the American media and entertainment company.

Nadal beats Djokovic to reach 8th Madrid final

Spanish number one Rafael Nadal qualified for the final of the Mutua Madrid Open on Saturday after defeating number two seed, Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 6-4 in their semifinal.

Bayern overpower Leipzig, Hoffenheim crush Bremen in German Bundesliga

Bayern bounced back and shocked Leipzig with a 5-4 victory on the road while Hoffenheim cruised 5-3 past Werder Bremen at the 33rd round in Bundesliga on Saturday.

IOC Evaluation Commission arrives in Paris for a three-day inspection

The 11-member International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission delegation arrived in Paris on Saturday to carry out a three-day inspection on the city's preparation for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

China to set up liaison office for follow-up activities of BRF

China will set up a liaison office for the follow-up activities of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, President Xi Jinping said Sunday at the opening ceremony of the forum.

China to provide 60 bln RMB assistance to developing countries participating in B&R

China will provide assistance worth 60 billion yuan (8.7 billion U.S. dollars) in the coming three years to developing countries and international organizations participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to improve people's well-being, President Xi Jinping said Sunday.

1st stage of subpark in Belarus-China industrial park commissioned

The first stage of the trade and logistics sub-park in the Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone near Belarusian capital, Minsk, has been commissioned on Friday.

Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opens in Beijing

The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation opens in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2017.

Beijing enters Belt and Road time

The Chinese capital is in Belt and Road time with high hopes that the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation means a new dawn for globalization.

Countries along Belt and Road become popular destinations for Chinese tourists

Countries along Belt and Road have become popular destinations for Chinese tourists, according to a report issued by Lvmama.com, a Chinese online travel agency.

Int'l trains boost China-Europe trade

After 16 days, 26 tonnes of frozen pork from the Netherlands arrived in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province earlier this month, the first carried from the Netherlands to China by train.

Alonso's engine fails in first practice session for Barcelona GP

Fernando Alonso's first practice session ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona ended in disaster as his car suffered an engine problem on Thursday.

The myth about China's "chequebook diplomacy"

As the popularity of the Belt and Road (B&R) grows, so do the attendant misconceptions and occasional outright lies.

U.S. to send representatives to Belt & Road forum

The United States will send representatives to the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao told a press conference Friday.

China's ace long jumper Gao wants Shanghai Diamond League win to be rid of Rio pain

China's promising long jumper Gao Xinglong is ready to shake off regrets from the Rio Olympic Games and start afresh at the 2017 Shanghai Diamond League.

ADB supports China's water ecosystems rehabilitation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday signed a loan and technical assistance facility to Beijing-based China Water Environment Group to help restore water ecosystems and improve wastewater management in China's central and western provinces.

Rising temperatures threaten stability of alpine grasslands

Global warming may affect the grasslands on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, says a study by researchers from China and the United States.

Shanghai hosts world premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean"

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" had its world premiere in Shanghai, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday.

Cultural dialogues and cooperation key to Belt and Road Initiative

Dynamic heritage cooperation, intensified cultural industry cooperation and booming cultural trade between China and countries along the Belt and Road were Vice Minister Ding Wei's key topics during a Ministry of Culture press conference on the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) on May 11.

Backgrounder: International Nurses Day

The May 12th, is known as International nurses day, this day is set up in memory of Florence Nightingale.

Djokovic, Nadal through with ease but Murray crashes out in Madrid

Number one seed Andy Murray caused the biggest shock of the day as he was knocked out of the last 16 of the Mutua Madrid Open on Thursday.

Ajax, Man United set up final clash in Europa League

Ajax and Manchester United labored through their respective opponents to set up the final matchup of UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

Regulation, monetary cocktail to keep liquidity stable

The mutually reinforcing relationship between financial regulation and monetary cocktail will keep China's liquidity basically stable in months ahead, according to analysts.

China's coal-rich province to close 18 collieries in 2017

North China's Shanxi Province will close down 18 collieries and cut 17 million tonnes of coal production capacity this year, local authorities said.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative attractive to countries promoting free trade, win-win cooperation: EU expert

The Belt and Road Initiative will be able to attract those countries which promote free trade and stimulate cooperation between them, a European Union expert has told Xinhua.

Drug-resistant superbugs originate before age of dinosaurs: study

Leading hospital "superbugs," known as enterococci, originated well before the age of dinosaurs, a new study said Thursday.

Chinese-proposed energy initiative promises clean, sustainable energy in Africa

The Chinese-proposed energy initiative dubbed Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) can inject a new momentum into the socio-economic development in Africa, according to the Chair of the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization.

China makes headway in race for space technology domination

Satellite communications technology is the crown jewel of China's high-tech development, and it has played a vital role in connecting the country with the rest of the world.

New Macao auction highlights imperial painting, wine vessel

An imperial Buddhist painting from the early 15th century and a Shang Dynasty (c. 16th century-11th century BC) wine vessel called you will be on the block at the inaugural auction of Jung Hau Dian Tsang Auction in Macao on May 22 and 23.

Italy expresses enormous interest in Belt & Road Initiative

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Wednesday that Italy is "enormously interested" in China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, which envisions a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa.

Belt and Road Initiative gives hope to developing countries in infrastructure development: Cambodian PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Thursday that the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative gives hope to developing countries in their infrastructure development.

Commentary: Belt and Road Initiative brings Chinese, European dreams together

The progress of Belt and Road Initiative has drawn a clear outline of the prospect of win-win cooperation between "Chinese Dream" and "European Dream."

Cultural initiatives nurtures integration of second-generation Chinese in Italy

Cultural initiatives and exchanges have nurtured the integration of second-generation Chinese immigrants in Italy as dozens of people gathered at the Nelson Mandela public library in Rome's San Giovanni neighborhood to watch documentaries on Chinese-born young people, and discuss about their hopes, experiences, and search for identity.

Schools guide villagers on path out of poverty

Wang Zhichun, 48, raises pigs, cows and sheep in his newly-built pen in a village near the city of Ulanhot in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

China to fund Bangladesh for 9th friendship bridge

China will fund Bangladesh for construction of the ninth Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge and other infrastructure development projects.

GM plans to launch 10 "new energy" vehicles in China by 2020

General Motors Co. (GM) plans to launch 10 "new energy" vehicles including hybrid electrics, plug-in hybrids and pure electrics in China by 2020.

Bank of China joins Britain's electronic same-day payment system CHAPS

Bank of China has joined CHAPS Clearing Company Limited, Britain's electronic same day payment system as a shareholder and direct participant with immediate effect, CHAPS Clearing Company announced on Thursday.

Huge first quarter sales drop in China for Samsung smartphones

Samsung's first quarter sales of smartphones in China have declined by 60% year on year to around 3.5 million units, according to the Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Technology Market Research company.

China launches emergency response to Xinjiang quake

China has activated emergency response procedures following a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Thursday morning.

China has 3.5 mln registered nurses

The number of registered nurses in China reached 3.5 million at the end of 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Wednesday.

Construction of Boeing's first overseas 737 factory starts in China

Construction of Boeing's first overseas facility as part of its 737 production system started Thursday in the east China port city of Zhoushan.

China cuts retail fuel prices

China will cut the retail prices of both gasoline and diesel for the fourth time this year from Friday due to a drop in global oil prices, the country's top economic planner said Thursday.

China to expand public hospital reform

China will expand reform within the country's public hospitals nationwide this year, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Thursday.

China's auto sales drop due to decreased demand, tax hike

Both auto production and sales declined in April due to a decrease in demand and higher sales tax, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) showed Thursday.

China determined to push capacity-cut drive

China is determined to gain some ground on its key battlefield -- addressing industrial overcapacity.

Russia lifts ban on instant messaging app WeChat

Russian telecommunication watchdog Roskomnadzor said Thursday that it has allowed access to Chinese instant messaging app WeChat after the service was first blocked last week.

Belt and Road to tap local currencies, says PBOC's deputy governor

Belt and Road projects are encouraged to use local currencies in investment and finance to cut problems associated with exchange rate fluctuations, said Yi Gang, deputy governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC).

History on Today: Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess match on May 11, 1997

On May 11, 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov resigns after 19 moves in a game against Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer developed by scientists at IBM. This was the sixth and final game of their match, which Kasparov lost two games to one, with three draws.

China's mobile payment era: Costs and benefits

All vendors selling a range of produce at a marketplace in Luyuan community of Beijing's Xicheng district support mobile payments, and consumers can scan QR codes to pay through WeChat Wallet or Alipay.

Nadal, Djokovic made to work before progressing in Madrid

MADRID, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were both made to work hard before booking their places in the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open on Wednesday.

Interview: Lebanon's culture minister commends China's Belt and Road Initiative

Lebanon's Culture Minister Ghattas Khouri commended the Chinese leadership for launching the Belt and Road Initiative, saying "it will boost the level of economical, cultural and social exchange between the participant countries."

Chinese submersible Jiaolong completes dives in South China Sea

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, conducted its ninth and final dive in the South China Sea Wednesday.

Ancient tomb found in north China

SHIJIAZHUANG, May 10 (Xinhua) -- A tomb dating back more than 1,400 years has been found in north China's Hebei Province.

China's trade with Belt & Road countries hit 20 tln yuan

China's trade with Belt and Road countries reached about 20 trillion yuan (2.9 trillion U.S. dollars) during 2014-2016, an official said Wednesday.

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative benefits Egypt-China cooperation: expert

The Belt and Road Initiative will "open up huge opportunities" for cooperation between Egypt and China in terms of mutual trade and investment, said a top Egyptian researcher.

Economic Watch: China's steady inflation creates room for financial risk control

China's inflation held steady in April, reinforcing views about stabilization in the economy and giving policy makers more leeway to tighten regulation.

3.48 billion-year-old fossils in Australia's rocks reveal evidence of life: research

It appears that life on the Earth may date back to more than 3 billion years ago, Australian researchers revealed on Wednesday.

Dying moments of squid that lived 150 mln years ago brought to life by digital technology

An international team of scientists from England, Germany and Spain, uncovered Wednesday the amazing story of a 150 million year old fossil "squid."

Jordan joins hands with Google to launch Arabic online learning platform

The Queen Rania Foundation and Google.org announced Wednesday that they have joined forces to create an online learning platform for Arabic open educational resources.

Feature: Traditional medicine, martial arts - two giants of Chinese culture

It is mid-June, and the temperature has reached 40 degrees Celsius on the outskirts of Samarkand, an ancient city in Uzbekistan, where an archaeological team composed of Chinese and Uzbek archaeologists is busy excavating a large tomb of the ancient Yuezhi people.

Bangladesh celebrates largest Buddhist festival

With due religious fervor and solemnity, Buddhist community in Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country is celebrating "Buddha Purnima," one of their major festivals, on Wednesday.

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Overseas officials, experts laud China's inspiration of Belt and Road Initiative, forum

Overseas experts and officials highly commented on the inspiration of the Belt and Road Initiative and a two-day forum in this regard that is to conclude here on Monday.

Qihoo 360 cracks ransomware virus

The unprecedented spread of ransomware that has swept across more than 100 countries since Friday has been cracked by a Chinese tech company - at least in part.

China upgrades website of judicial case database

The Supreme People's Court (SPC) has upgraded its online judicial case database and launched a mobile app, in a move to improve access to information.

New crowned 2017 Miss USA sparks firestorm for controversial remarks

Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Miss USA 2017 Sunday night in Las Vegas and caused a firestorm on social media for controversial comments about political issues during the competition.

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