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China approves plan for nuclear power safety

China's cabinet, the State Council, has approved a plan for nuclear power safety and radioactive pollution control.

China orders greater gov't transparency to support reform

China's central government has issued a guideline on this year's government transparency work to support reform efforts.

China suspends beef imports from Brazil

China's Ministry of Commerce confirmed on Thursday that beef imports from Brazil have been suspended.

China broadcasts marine forecasts for three Nansha reefs

China on Thursday started broadcasting marine forecasts for three reefs in the Nansha Islands via radio to the South China Sea region.

China to launch new weather satellite in second half of 2017

China will launch a new meteorological satellite in the second half of this year, which will be capable of detecting auroras, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced Thursday.

China makes progress in deep sea expedition

China made several breakthroughs in deep sea exploration as a team sailed 7,929 nautical miles to explore the trenches in the west Pacific Ocean, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Thursday.

AIIB expands membership

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced Thursday its board of governors had approved 13 applications to join the bank.

China, Australia to jointly promote globalization, oppose protectionism

China will join hands with Australia in promoting globalization, improving global governance and combating protectionism, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here on Thursday.

Xi, Putin extend congratulations to China-Russia inter-party forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin sent congratulatory messages to the sixth meeting of the China-Russia inter-party dialogue mechanism and the fifth China-Russia inter-party forum, both of which were held Thursday in Kazan, Russia.

Innovation new impetus for China's international cooperation

As an innovative comprehensive partnership was established between China and Israel, innovation became China's latest way to pursue win-win cooperation and long-term development with other countries.

China, Australia pledge closer trade ties

China will open up wider to the outside world and work with Australia for greater development of bilateral economic and trade relations, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Thursday.

Chinese premier meets Australian parliament leaders, opposition party chief

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met here Thursday with Australian parliament leaders, saying China is willing to strengthen exchanges between the legislatures of the two countries to promote bilateral ties.

China's World Cup hope rekindled with 1-0 victory over South Korea

China edged past South Korea here on Thursday for a precious 1-0 home win to keep their World Cup qualification hope alive.

Beijing pioneers medical reforms to strengthen health care

Beijing introduced a reform plan on Wednesday to end markups on drug prices and adjust prices of 435 medical services, the boldest move so far to improve the healthcare system in China.

China to further ease restrictions for foreign investment

China's Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that the country will continue to relax restrictions to encourage foreign investment.

Beijing Int'l Film Festival features films from Belt and Road countries

Nearly 500 movies, including productions from countries along the Belt and Road, will be screened during the 7th Beijing International Film Festival, which opens April 16.

China on high alert for Japan's military move

China said on Thursday it is on high alert for Japan's true intentions as the Japanese helicopter-carrier destroyer Kaga went into service on Wednesday.

China follows WTO rules: MOC

China abides by World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and will continue to do so, a commerce official said Thursday.

Australia-China economic partnership a win-win

The economic partnership between China and Australia is one which is often described by experts and leaders alike as a "win-win," not only because of the mutually beneficial economic outcomes, but also the positive social and cultural outcomes it creates for the two nations.

Israeli PM stresses importance of innovation cooperation between China, Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel is China’s comprehensive partner in innovation, during an online chat with Xinhua netizens.

Experts say Chinese, Australian economies lie in innovation, cooperation in future

Innovation and new technology are at the core of Chinese and Australian economies in the future, and cooperation is highly beneficial as both countries are undertaking economic transitions, experts said.

Chinese premier holds talks with Australian PM in Canberra

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hold talks in Canberra, Australia, March 23, 2017.

Chinese premier sends condolence message to British PM over London attack

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May Thursday over a deadly terrorist attack in London that killed four people and injured 40 others Wednesday.

Xi extends condolences to Queen Elizabeth II over London terrorist attack

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to British Queen Elizabeth II Thursday over a deadly terrorist attack in London that killed five people and injured 40 others Wednesday.

Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day military parade

A contingent of the guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in a grand military parade held in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Thursday morning to mark the country's Republic Day.

AIIB approves 13 new applicants, expands membership to 70

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced Thursday that its Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving 13 applicants to join the bank, bringing the bank's total approved membership to 70.

Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 on March 23, 2011

On this day in 2011, actress Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared in more than 50 films, won two Academy Awards and was synonymous with Hollywood glamour, dies of complications from congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital at age 79.

Chinese bike sharing companies expand businesses overseas

While the various bike sharing companies busily compete for market share in Chinese cities, two of the biggest companies, Mobike and Ofo, have expanded their services overseas, reports thepaper.cn.

NASA moves ahead with mission to build high-speed space "Internet"

U.S. space agency NASA said Wednesday it's moving ahead with a long-term demonstration of laser communications that eventually "could become the high-speed internet of the sky."

ICBC starts renminbi clearing services in Russia

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) officially started operating as a Chinese renminbi (CNY) clearing bank in Russia Wednesday, a move set to facilitate the use of the currency and cooperation in various fields between the two countries.

Smartphone device could measure male infertility in seconds: study

U.S. researchers said Wednesday they have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone device that can accurately measure semen quality in seconds.

UAE launches 50-year plan to strengthen soft power

United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched here on Wednesday a long-term government plan to strengthen the country's reputation and soft power, and to ensure that government revenues rely less on oil, state news agency WAM reported.

Danish architects win design competition for Riga Central Railway Station

A design project developed by Danish architect bureau PLH Arkitekter was chosen Wednesday for the reconstruction of Riga Central Railway Station.

Chinese envoy underlines importance of peace talks to end Syrian conflict

The Chinese government's Special Envoy on Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, reaffirmed on Wednesday the importance of upcoming peace talks seeking to broker a political end to the Syrian conflict.

Spain attractive destination for Chinese investors: Chinese ambassador

China's Ambassador to Spain Lyu Fan said Spain has already been an attractive destination for Chinese investors.

Cuba, Czech Republic vow to strengthen economic ties

Cuba and the Czech Republic on Wednesday vowed to deepen joint cooperation in areas such as the food industry, agriculture, logistics and energy as part of a new scenario of commercial ties between both nations.

Beijing ends hospital markups on drug prices

Beijing announced Wednesday public hospitals will end markups on drug prices to separate medical treatment and drug sales, and to lower costs to patients.

Beijing court rules against Sony China for patent infringement

A Beijing court on Wednesday ruled that Sony Mobile Communications (China) had infringed the patent of a Chinese Internet company and should pay over 9.1 million yuan (1.3 million U.S. dollars) for the latter's losses.

Senior CPC leader calls for media integration

A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) leader, on Wednesday called for media integration and creating favorable public opinion for the upcoming party congress.

China has never been an onlooker in Middle East affairs: FM spokesperson

When it comes to Middle East affairs, China has never been a mere onlooker and has always contributed actively to peace and stability in the region, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Alibaba to set up e-commerce hub in Malaysia

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba group on Wednesday announced a plan to set up an e-commerce hub in Malaysia encompassing logistics, cloud-computing and e-financial service to boost trade and e-commerce in the region.

China reports highest sea level in 30 years

A report released Wednesday by China's State Oceanic Administration warned that sea levels monitored last year reached the highest level since 1980.

China Coast Guard vessels patrol Diaoyu Islands

Three China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Wednesday, according to an online statement by the State Oceanic Administration.

Chinese premier stresses agricultural supply-side structural reform

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for agricultural supply-side structural reform and improvements to the agricultural development system.

China pledges crackdown on IPR violations, counterfeits

China's cabinet, the State Council, has recently issued a guideline on intensifying crackdown on counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) infringements.

Lippi urges Chinese player to put best efforts in WCup qualifier

Most Chinese fans believe it would be one of the biggest tests for Marcello Lippi in his career when China face South Korea in a vital World Cup qualifier but the Italian World Cup winning coach showed full confidence in his players on Wednesday.

China, U.S. agree on principle of no conflict, mutual respect

China and the United States reached consensus on developing ties in the spirit of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation during U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Beijing trip, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wednesday.

Chinese premier arrives in Australia for official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in the Australian capital of Canberra Wednesday night for an official visit.

Tencent revenues, profits surge in 2016

Chinese tech giant Tencent reported surging revenue and profit growth in 2016 thanks to robust online gaming and social networking business.

Information technology promotes development of Tibetan language

Qinghai is home to several academic institutes that push information technology for the development of the Tibetan language.

China outbound investment to remain buoyant in Belt and Road region

Strategic acquisitions and investments related to the Belt and Road Initiative by Chinese companies are expected to remain buoyant in 2017 despite an uncertain global political and economic outlook, according to a report Wednesday.

Beijing delivers 100,000 more newborns in 2016

About 100,000 more babies were born in Beijing hospitals last year compared with 2015, local authorities said Wednesday.

Nearly 1,000 Mercedes-Benz autos likely to be recalled in Vietnam over fire risk

Nearly 1,000 Mercedes-Benz automobiles in Vietnam are likely to be recalled in July 2017 for fear of fire at the starting current limiter, said the German luxury carmaker on Wednesday.

Macao suspends import application of frozen meat from Brazil

Macao will suspend the application of importing frozen meat from Brazil, the special administrative region's civil affairs authorities said on Tuesday night, after Chinese mainland and Hong Kong SAR already banned frozen meat from Brazil.

Alibaba to set up e-commerce hub in Malaysia

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba group on Wednesday announced a plan to set up an e-commerce hub in Malaysia encompassing logistics, cloud-computing and e-financial service to boost trade and e-commerce in the region.

Chinese premier's Australia visit to add strong impetus to bilateral ties: ambassador

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Australia will add strong impetus to China-Australia ties and lift the comprehensive strategic partnership between both countries to a higher level to better benefit the two peoples, a Chinese diplomat said.

Chinese premier says China, Australia should work together to counter global instability

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on China and Australia to continue to work together and jointly help counter global instability through steady development and cooperation in a signed article published here Wednesday.

Chinese premier leaves for official visits to Australia, New Zealand

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left Beijing on Wednesday morning for official visits to Australia and New Zealand, accompanied by his wife Cheng Hong.

Stanford researchers create DIY robotics kit to handle liquid in lab

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.

National legislature to conduct product quality inspection

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, is to inspect product quality in large parts of the country.

Marathon cheaters to face lifetime bans in China

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.

NBA to play two exhibition games in China

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.

Apple to further tap Chinese market amid growing competition

Apple expects its business and social initiatives to go further and deeper in China which has "enormous strength", according to CEO Tim Cook.

Beijing to receive 900 mln cubic meters of water from Yangtze River in 2017

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's business confidence improves in Q1: central bank survey

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.

Commissioner's office of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong opens Facebook account

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.

Premier urges more clean governance efforts

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on the country's officials to be clean and diligent in their work.

China not to attend nuclear weapon ban treaty negotiation

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.

Global climate breaks multiple records in 2016: WMO

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).

EU finance ministers vow against protectionism

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.

Belt and Road Initiative website launches

The official website of the Belt and Road Initiative (www.yidaiyilu.gov.cn) was launched Tuesday, offering information on investment policies and enterprises involved in the initiative, among other topics.

Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars by 2033

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 eyes new impetus in ties with Australia, New Zealand

BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- 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.

China, Israel announce innovative comprehensive partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in Beijing on Tuesday an innovative comprehensive partnership between both countries.

Chinese brands call for reform with innovation

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.

China voices concerns about Brazil's meat problems

China on Tuesday voiced concerns over meat quality problems in Brazil.

China to introduce first overseas investment regulation

China is expected to introduce its first regulation on overseas investment this year.

Vice premier's visit to Philippines "a complete success": FM

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.

Chinese need more sleep amid mounting pressure

A survey by Chinese Sleep Research Society showed that 76 percent of Chinese aged 10 to 45 suffer from sleep disorders, while only 11 percent of the nearly 60,000 surveyed said they could regularly sleep the whole night through.

Alibaba fully acquires Damai.cn

Alibaba Group announced on Tuesday that it has fully acquired online ticketing platform Damai.cn, expanding its presence in the digital entertainment sector.

Mobike expands bike-sharing service to Singapore

Mobike on Tuesday launched its bicycle-sharing service in Singapore, its first expansion overseas.

Value of China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

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.

Aussie tourism chief says China-Australia Year of Tourism builds understanding, one person at one time

With the official launch of the China-Australia Year of Tourism in February at Sydney's iconic Opera House, Australian tourism chief said here on Tuesday that one of the strongest ties between the two countries lies within the burgeoning tourism market.

China firmly opposes India's invitation of Dalai Lama to Buddhism Samagam

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.

Xinhua Insight: President Xi sets the pace on a better environment

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.

FM: China, U.S. can avoid Thucydides Trap, Kindleberger Trap

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.

National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons held in Teotihuacan, Mexico

People travel aboard a hot air balloon during the National Meeting of Hot Air Balloons in Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, Mexico, on March 19, 2017.

China, Israel agree to advance innovation cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Beijing on Monday, vowing to advance innovation cooperation.

China's door opens wider to outside world: premier

China will open its door wider to the outside world, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday.

Cooperation the correct choice for China-U.S. relations

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.

China's Xiaomi to build its second manufacturing unit in India

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 China

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.

Chinese state councilor to visit Ethiopia, Guinea

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi will visit Ethiopia and Guinea from Monday to Wednesday, according to the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Monday.

Chinese vice premier to attend BFA annual conference

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.

Chinese premier's upcoming visit to boost China-Australia ties

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.

World's longest cable-stayed railway bridge closes in China

A three-tower cable-stayed heavy railway bridge closed Sunday over Dongting Lake, the second-largest freshwater lake in China.

Chinese archeologists discover underwater treasure

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.

"A community of shared future for all humankind" -- a Chinese concept winning U.N. recognition

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.

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Chinese president, premier condemn London terrorist attack

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have passed on their condolences to the United Kingdom over Thursday's terror attack in London which left four people killed.

Green finance a boost for China

Green finance will be a key topic of discussion during Saturday's session of the ongoing Boao Forum. Green finance is poised to be the next trillion dollar sector and China will be playing a leading role.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approves 13 new applicants

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, has approved 13 new applications, bringing the bank's total approved membership to 70. At its launch in January 2015, there were 57 signatories to the AIIB's article of Agreement. The bank expects to welcome more prospective members through the year.

World's first space breeding mango cells survive

Chinese scientists believe they have made a break-through in the breeding of seeds in space. For thirty years, they've been experimenting with the concept but without much luck. However developments from a recent space voyage have thrown up some exciting results for the program.

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