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Li calls sound jobs the key to momentum

China will maintain a proactive policy on employment by providing diversified skills training, encouraging entrepreneurship and restructuring inefficient industries, with the aim of boosting the number of new jobs and overall workforce quality.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin discuss Minsk deal, Syria peace talks over phone

Leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine and progress in implementing the Minsk agreement in addition to Astana intra-Syrian talks in a three-way phone call on Wednesday, the French presidency said in a statement.

Iran rules out review of nuclear deal despite U.S. concerns

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will not accept a review of its international nuclear deal, reported local media on Wednesday.

2016 Earth's 3rd straight hottest year on record: U.S. agencies

Last year's global average temperature was the hottest on record, marking the third year in a row global heat records have been shattered, according to reports published Wednesday by two U.S. government agencies that bolstered the scientific conclusion that our planet is getting warmer.

IS claims progress in battles against Syrian army

The Islamic State (IS) group said it made new progress on Wednesday in the battles against the Syrian army in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, capturing strategic locations.

School shooting in N Mexico critically injures 5

At least five people, including four teenagers and a teacher, were critically injured early Wednesday, after a student opened fire in a classroom at a private school in the northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state.

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air strike on IS in Syria

Russia and Turkey have started their first joint air operation against militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, a senior Russian military officer said here on Wednesday.

SOEs face 'red line' on investment

China will draw a “red line” that forbids its 102 major State-owned enterprises from investing overseas in real estate, iron ore, petroleum and nonferrous metal, the country’s top State-owned assets regulator said on Jan 18.

S.Korean court rejects request to detain Samsung heir for bribery charge

A South Korean court early Thursday rejected a request from prosecutors to detain the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's biggest family-controlled conglomerate, despite alleged charges of bribery, perjury and embezzlement.

EU won't accept pick-and-choose tactics in future Brexit negotiations: Tusk

There will be no place for pick and choose tactics in future Brexit negotiations, European Council President Donald Tusk warned on Wednesday.

China's first freight train to Britain arrives in London

China's first freight train to Britain arrived in London on Wednesday.

Xi urges UN to play central role in global governance

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Wednesday that the United Nations, the most universal, representative and authoritative inter-governmental organization, should play a central role in global governance.

Chinese leader defends globalization in historic Davos speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered a vigorous defense of globalization and free trade in an historic speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Beijing gearing up for green, clean Winter Olympics in 2022, Xi says

While meeting with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, at the committee's headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Xi said Beijing will host a green, open-minded and corruption-free Olympic event in a shared manner.

Sustainability key to China's 2022 Winter Olympics

China is gearing up for one of the most environmentally friendly winter games in Olympic history.

Xi says China stays committed to upholding world peace

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Wednesday that China remains unchanged in its commitment to upholding world peace.

Chinese president meets IOC president, pledges to make 2022 Winter Olympics an excellent event

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach here on Wednesday, and pledged to make Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games a "remarkable, extraordinary and excellent event."

Russia extends asylum for Snowden

Russia has extended its asylum for U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden for "a couple of years," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

Sound China-India ties important to BRICS: Spokesperson

A sound China-India relationship is important to BRICS and developing countries at large, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

HK chief executive highlights economy, livelihood in policy address

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivered his policy address for the year of 2017 here on Wednesday, in which he highlighted economic and social issues including boosting innovation and technology, increasing housing supply and Hong Kong's engagement in the Belt and Road Initiative.

China hopes Britain, EU reach win-win agreement through negotiation

China hopes Britain and the European Union (EU) can reach a win-win agreement through negotiation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Chinese historian denounces right-wing books at Japanese hotel

A Chinese historian has criticised a Japanese hotel for placing in its rooms a book denying the Nanjing Massacre and the forced recruitment of comfort women.

Chinese president's keynote speech to Davos wins worldwide applause

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a keynote speech at the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, making a strong case for advancing globalization and rejecting protectionism.

China house prices continue to stabilize

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

Xi meets Belgian king, supports European integration

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Belgian King Philippe here on Tuesday, expressing support to the European integration process and opposition to trade protectionism.

Xi's speeches at G20 Hangzhou Summit published

A set of speeches made by President Xi Jinping when attending the G20 Hangzhou Summit in September last year have been published by the Foreign Languages Press.

One-China policy "not negotiable": Obama aide

A top aide to U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday reiterated the stance of the current administration that the One-China policy is "not negotiable," slamming any effort to reopen the issue as "dangerous."

China vows to establish 16 world-class universities by 2030

In an ambitious blueprint, Chinese officials have announced intentions to set up 16 top universities by 2030, spreading across several provincial regions outside Beijing and Shanghai, where a number of famous universities are already situated.

Xinjiang to invest huge amount for highway network

The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will inject record funding into building new roads this year so it can better serve as China's trade hub linking countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt.

China to build more welfare facilities during 2016-2020

China will build more welfare facilities to provide care services for juveniles in need, including "left behind" children, the top economic planner said on Tuesday.

China to cap coal consumption at 4.1 bln tonnes by 2020

China aims to cap coal consumption at 4.1 billion tonnes by 2020 and use cleaner fuel.

China registers one million domestic patents, issues new guidelines on IPR

The State Council, China's cabinet, issued new guidelines on the development of IP in the country, laying out the goals and major tasks for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and usage as part of the current Five-Year Plan, which covers the period between last year and 2020.

Commentary: Globalization no scapegoat for economic inequality

Globalization has come under heavy fire in some Western countries for widening income gap and increasing social inequality. But those who chant protests against globalization are mistaken, if not entirely.

Alibaba joins with name brands to fight counterfeits

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba said Tuesday that it had joined with 20 brands to fight counterfeit goods through big data analysis.

Interview: Argentine experts says China's solid economy ready to tackle reforms in 2017

China's 2016 economic performance showed itself to be solid enough to tackle a series of dynamic reforms in 2017, maintaining its role as an engine of global growth, two leading Argentinian experts has said.

Iraqi forces in near full control of IS stronghold in eastern Mosul

Iraqi government forces advanced further Tuesday in Mosul amid fierce clashes with Islamic State (IS) militant group, as the troops are nearly recapturing the whole eastern bank of the city, a military statement said.

2017 to be crucial for EU: Bulgarian president

The outgoing Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said here on Tuesday that 2017 would be crucial for the European Union (EU), and the EU should build its capacity to be a global player.

China, Singapore discuss boosting bilateral cooperation, ASEAN-China connectivity

China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin visited Singapore Tuesday to co-chair the 10th Bilateral Consultations between the Singapore and Chinese Foreign Ministries with Singapore's Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong.

IS leader suspected of recruiting suicide assailants arrested in Yemen

Yemeni counter-terrorism forces arrested on Tuesday a leader of the Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group suspected of recruiting suicide assailants in the southern port city of Aden.

Russia, China key in maintaining world stability: Russian FM

Russia and China, with their relationship at its best ever, have been one of the key factors in maintaining world stability, something the two countries will continue to uphold, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Diabetes causes loss of 9 years of life in Chinese patients: study

People in China diagnosed with diabetes in middle age lost an average nine years of life, according to a new study published Tuesday.

U.S. defense budget for 2018 likely soars to 700 billion dollars

John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee in U.S. senate, is proposing a defense budget for the fiscal year of 2018 worth 640 billion dollars, 54 billion dollars above what had been projected by the outgoing Obama administration.

Australia, Malaysia, China call off search for missing MH370

The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been called off, in a joint statement made by Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments on Tuesday.

China angered by right-wing books at Japanese hotel

China on Tuesday was aghast at a Japanese hotel placing a book in its rooms, which denied that the Nanjing Massacre and the forced recruitment of "comfort women" ever happened.

China lays out plan to boost foreign investment

The State Council issued a circular that provides measures to boost foreign investment, as part of an effort to build “a new open economic system” in China.

Spotlight: May's Brexit speech outlines direction, fails to quell uneasiness

British Prime Minister Teresa May assured in her speech here on Tuesday that Brexit would pronounce a new partnership between her country and the European Union, but it seems that many who have listened to her still felt a sense of loss and uncertainty.

UK's May outlines plan for 'hard' Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May outlined plans for a clean break with the European Union that will include the United Kingdom leaving its single market trade arrangements.

President Xi Jinping calls World Economic Forum "weathervane" of global economy

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping called the World Economic Forum (WEF) the "weathervane" of global economy during a meeting with WEF founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab on Tuesday.

President Xi helps launch Chinese-Swiss tourism year

President Xi Jinping and his Swiss counterpart Doris Leuthard launched the China-Switzerland Tourism Year in Davos on Tuesday.

What's being said about Xi's Davos speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a keynote speech at the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum and made a strong case for advancing globalization and rejecting protectionism.

Xi addresses Davos forum for first time to advance global growth, governance

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for joint efforts to chart the course of economic globalization and forge new models of global growth, cooperation, governance and development.

Xi says Belt and Road Initiative gains increasing global support, Chinese investment surpasses 50 bln USD

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday that the circle of friends along the Belt and Road is growing bigger, and Chinese investment in the countries along the routes has surpassed 50 billion U.S. dollars in the past three years.

Xi calls for joint efforts in building long-term, stable China-U.S. relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for joint efforts by China and the United States in building a long-term, stable and cooperative relationship to meet the interests of both countries and the world.

Xi says China to play constructive role in addressing Ukraine crisis

China is willing to play a constructive role in the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday.

China angered by right-wing books at Japanese hotel

China on Tuesday was aghast at a Japanese hotel placing a book in its rooms, which denied that the Nanjing Massacre and the forced recruitment of "comfort women" ever happened.

Senior official visits cultural workers

Senior Chinese leader Liu Yunshan has paid visits to prominent cultural workers ahead of China's Lunar New Year and extended festival greetings to them.

China not only benefits from but also contributes to economic globalization: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday that China has not only benefited from economic globalization, but also contributed to it.

Premier solicits public opinions on draft government work report

Premier Li Keqiang on Monday chaired a seminar to solicit opinions from representatives of education, science and technology, culture, health, sports sectors and of common people on the draft government work report.

Xi says China's development to benefit foreign business communities

China's development will continue to offer opportunities to business communities in other countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday.

Xi says China to host Belt and Road forum in May

China plans to host a Belt and Road forum for international cooperation in Beijing this May to brainstorm on interconnected development, President Xi Jinping said here on Tuesday.

Xi proposes new models of global growth, cooperation, governance, development

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the importance of pursuing new models of global growth, cooperation, governance and development.

Chinese president stresses importance of guiding globalization

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the importance of adapting to and guiding economic globalization and delivering its benefits to all.

Plus-size ballerina becomes online star

A 15-year-old girl has opened up about becoming an inspiration for people of all sizes to dance after her ballet videos went viral.

Commentary: Xi's visit opens new era in China-Switzerland partnership

President Xi Jinping's visit to Switzerland is expected to yield fruitful results and usher in a new era of innovative strategic partnership.

US school's Chinese-language exam leaves native speakers speechless

A Chinese-language final exam paper at a high school in New York has left internet users amused and confused, reported guancha.cn on Saturday.

Snap election on March 2 called in Northern Ireland after gov't fails

A snap election for the devolved Northern Ireland parliament was called Monday night in the latest twist to a major rift between the two main parties, the Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Apollo Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon, died at age 82 on Monday.

Russia accuses U.S. of starting new arms race

Washington is "initiating a new arms race" by deploying large-scale troops to Europe, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Monday.

Attacker on Istanbul nightclub caught in the city: media

Istanbul police on Monday night captured the gunman who launched a shooting spree at a nightclub in the city on New Year's Day, killing 39 people, local media reported.

China's soccer authorities toughen controls on foreign players

Teams in Chinese Super league (CSL) will be only allowed to deploy three foreign players in one game, the Chinese Football Association announced on its official website on Monday.

Overseas Chinese and locals in Switzerland welcome President Xi Jinping in Berne

Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival in Switzerland has seen members of the Chinese in Bern gather in front of the Swiss parliament building on Sunday to help greet the Chinese leader.

China's local governments set poverty reduction goals

Several Chinese provinces have rolled out goals for poverty reduction at the ongoing local "two sessions" -- the plenary meetings of provincial lawmakers and political advisors.

Ronaldinho planning return to football, says agent

Two-time FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho is hopeful of returning to football with a South American club this year, according to his brother and agent.

Palestine-Israel issue should not be complicated: Chinese official

The Palestinian-Israeli peace process should be advanced with a responsible, objective and fair attitude, instead of being complicated, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming said here.

S.Korean prosecutors request arrest of Samsung heir for bribery charge

South Korean prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of the country's largest family-run conglomerate, for multiple charges including bribery.

Chinese state-owned aluminum giant returns to profit

China's largest aluminum producer returned to profit last year as its bold downsizing helped relieve the burden from loss-making "zombie" subsidiaries.

Commentary: Economic globalization at a crucial moment

As economic globalization appears to have come to a crosscroad where a next step to be taken by major players will lead to either a new world or a dead end, insight and far-reaching vision are essential for the future of the world at such a crucial moment.

China makes great contributions to world security, development: Italian expert

On the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Europe to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, an Italian geopolitical analyst highlighted here China's contributions to global security and development.

U.S. President-elect Trump has low favorability rating ahead of inauguration: poll

As many as 55 percent of Americans have a negative view of their President-elect Donald Trump, leaving him a historically low favorability rating before the inauguration in comparison with his three immediate predecessors received when they were presidents-elect, a new poll shows Monday.

Chinese firm to supply Boston with extra 134 subway trains in second deal

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has inked an agreement with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which manages most of the public transportation services in the Greater Boston area in the US, to supply the latter with 134 subway trains.

At least 32 killed in Turkish cargo plane crash in Kyrgyzstan

A cargo plane owned by the ACT airlines crashed near the Manas international airport of Kyrgyzstan on Monday, killing at least 32 people, according to the country's Emergency Situations Ministry.

China's ODI up 44.1 pct in 2016

China's non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) increased 44.1 percent year on year to 170.11 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, official data showed Monday.

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Xi urges UN to play central role in global governance

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Wednesday that the United Nations, the most universal, representative and authoritative inter-governmental organization, should play a central role in global governance.

S.Korean court rejects request to detain Samsung heir for bribery charge

A South Korean court early Thursday rejected a request from prosecutors to detain the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's biggest family-controlled conglomerate, despite alleged charges of bribery, perjury and embezzlement.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin discuss Minsk deal, Syria peace talks over phone

Leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine and progress in implementing the Minsk agreement in addition to Astana intra-Syrian talks in a three-way phone call on Wednesday, the French presidency said in a statement.

China cuts U.S. treasuries holding in November

China continues to cut its holding of U.S. Treasury securities in November last year, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Wednesday.

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