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China urges U.S., ROK to stop THAAD deployment immediately

China strongly urges the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to stop deploying the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Xi praises late model official Liao Junbo

Chinese President Xi Jinping has praised late local official Liao Junbo for his excellent service, calling on Party members and officials to learn from him.

China remains as world's largest goods exporter: WTO

China maintained its position as the World's largest goods exporter in 2016, a Ministry of Commerce statement said Thursday, citing data from the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Interview: Kazakhstan fully backs efforts to bring Chinese landmark initiative into reality: envoy

Kazakhstan is proud that it is the country where Chinese President Xi Jinping first put forward the Belt and Road Initiative, and fully supports the efforts to bring this important Chinese vision into reality, a senior Kazakh diplomat told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.

Manuscripts of British literary masterpieces visit China

Several manuscripts by British writers are to be displayed in China for the first time, according to a press release from National Library of China (NLA) Thursday.

China maintains tough crackdown on terrorism: police chief

China will keep its tough stance on terrorism and will maximize anti-terror efforts to "root out violent, terrorist activities," Chinese police chief Guo Shengkun has said.

Trump's decision not to label Beijing a currency manipulator beneficial to bilateral ties

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision not to label China a currency manipulator is a wise choice that will be highly beneficial to China-U.S. relations.

China, Egypt seeks to promote Belt and Road Initiative

Egypt is an important partner of China in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative, a visiting senior Chinese official said here on Thursday.

China retrieves sunken treasure linked to leader of ancient uprising

Chinese archeologists announced Thursday they have excavated more than 30,000 relics from a riverbed. They are believed to be treasures owned by the leader of an ancient uprising.

Serbian leaders meet visiting CPC delegation

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic have met respectively with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

China says, no geopolitical considertion in its role in Middle East

China said on Thursday that it has no geopolitical concerns in its role in the Middle East and reaffirmed that its stance would always be fair and just.

China applies electric propulsion technology to newly launched satellite

An ion thruster independently developed by Chinese researchers has been applied to China's newly launched high-throughput communications satellite, the country's first.

Political advisors discuss training more patriotic religious elites

Chinese political advisors met on Thursday to brainstorm on how to nurture more outstanding people who are both religious and patriotic.

Foreigners in Shanghai FTZ have easier access to China "green cards"

The latest benefit of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) is to its non-Chinese residents, who can apply for permanent residence in China simply with a letter of recommendation from the FTZ authorities.

China, Russia committed to deepened partnership: FM spokesman

The heads of state of China and Russia will continue close exchanges this year to develop bilateral relations, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang on Thursday.

China, Russia agree to further expand investment, energy cooperation

China and Russia have agreed to further expand investment and energy cooperation to promote bilateral ties.

China unveils 10-year plan for youth development

Chinese central authorities released a detailed 10-year youth development plan Thursday, vowing better education, employment and healthcare for the nation's youth.

Investment boost to solidify growth

China plans to solidify the foundation for growth by accelerating investment that addresses gaps in the economy. The announcement came as positive economic signs emerged for the first quarter.

Chinese consortium buys Italy's AC Milan soccer club

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi sold the much-vaunted Italian soccer club to Chinese run Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux on Thursday, in a deal that values the club at 740 million euros ($787 million).

Chinese company to build rail cars for LA Metro in U.S.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) on Wednesday signed a 647 million-U.S.-dollar contract to purchase 282 rail cars from a Chinese company.

Procedures unveiled for birth of Xiongan New Area

Plans for Xiongan New Area, an economic zone about 100 kilometers south of Beijing, are becoming more clear.

Russian President Putin confirms to attend Beijing's Belt and Road Forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin said here on Thursday that he is glad to attend the Belt and Road Forum for international cooperation to be held in Beijing on May 14-15.

China says dialogue only solution to Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

China on Thursday reaffirmed that dialogue and consultation are the only effective way to solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Xiongan part of China's changing industrial landscape

There are two types of factories at Life Lamps company: the hot, noisy and cumbersome, and the clean, quiet and automated.

China has never sought trade surplus with U.S.: official

China has never sought a trade surplus with the United States, a Chinese commerce official said on Thursday, as the world's two largest economies work to ease tension and develop rapport.

China, EU to hold high-level strategic dialogue in Beijing

China and the European Union (EU) will hold their seventh round of high-level strategic dialogue on April 19, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday.

Countdown to Belt and Road forum, China aims high for shared prosperity

Wang Jianyi, chairman of Chinese optical cable provider FUTONG Group, lauded the company's decision to expand into Thailand as a win-win move.

China, Japan, ROK hold 12th round of free trade talks

Top negotiators from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) met here Thursday on pushing forward trade in goods and services as well as investment at the 12th round of talks on a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA).

China's economy off to good start in Q1

China's economy was off to a good start in the first quarter of this year with recovering economic vitality and market expectations, the top economic planner said Thursday.

China FDI growth slows in March

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland rose 6.7 percent year on year in March, slowing from February, official data showed Thursday.

China's Q1 exports up 14.8%, imports up 31.1%

China's imports grew faster than exports in the first quarter, resulting in a 35.7-percent shrinking of trade surplus, customs data showed Thursday.

Yao Ming's basketball reforms win top-level support

Chinese hoops star Yao Ming's ambitions to overhaul China's system of basketball management has earned top-level support from Vice-Premier Liu Yandong.

CPC elects more grassroots delegates to upcoming national congress

Once laid-off, Song Ying's life experience, full of ups and downs, has earned her a chance to attend China's major national meeting this year.

China approves projects worth 35 bln USD in Q1: economic planner

China's top economic planner said Thursday that it had approved 56 fixed-asset investment projects with total investment reaching 240.9 billion yuan (about 35.04 billion U.S. dollars) in the first three months of this year.

Shanghai cements leading role in global trade and investment

Shanghai, home to regional headquarters of 580 multinational corporations, has seen more local companies expand overseas since its pilot free trade zone (FTZ) was launched in 2013.

Ants found to rescue their injured for first time: U.S. journal

For the first time, scientists have found a species of ants that will rescue its injured soldiers and bring them back home to recover.

Griezmann penalty gives Atletico narrow lead in Champions League quarters

A first half penalty from Antoine Griezmann was enough to give Atletico Madrid a narrow advantage in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at home to Leicester City.

Two giant pandas arrive in the Netherlands

Wu Wen and Xing Ya, two Chinese giant pandas arrived on Wednesday evening at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam for a 15-year stay in a Dutch zoo, making The Netherlands the seventh European country that hosts this endangered and adorable black and white bear.

IMF chief applauds world economy "spring", warns "sword of protectionism"

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday applauded the world economy is witnessing cheerful "spring," but warned "sword of protectionism" would overshadow trade outlook.

Real overpower Bayern 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 comeback win after Christiano Ronaldo scored twice to beat ten-man Bayern Munich in the first leg of UEFA Champions League's quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Trial regulation released on CPC working organs

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has released a trial regulation on CPC working organs, calling for stricter discipline and improvements to their work.

Trump says U.S. not to label China as currency manipulator

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration won't label China as currency manipulator, and complained that the U.S. dollar is too strong.U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the Unit

Chinese premier holds talks with Sao Tome and Principe counterpart on cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that China is willing to promote practical cooperation and people-to-people exchange with Sao Tome and Principe to open a new chapter of bilateral ties.

China to develop medical partnerships to offer better service

China will arrange closer partnerships between top-tier hospitals and grassroots medical services to provide health management and health care services for urban and rural residents alike in a more inclusive and coherent manner.

China warns India over Dalai's visit to disputed area

China on Wednesday warned India it would take further measures to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and national security following offensive remarks made by the Dalai Lama while he was visiting a disputed zone in the east part of the China-India border area.

China launches 1st high-throughput communications satellite

Shijian-13, China's first high-throughput communications satellite, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday.

China reiterates call for talks on Korean Peninsula issues

China on Wednesday again expressed the expectation that all parties should work together to return to negotiations about Korean Peninsula nuclear issues at an early date.

"Taiwan independence" greatest threat to cross-Strait peace: official

A Chinese mainland official on Wednesday called on people across the Taiwan Strait to fight "Taiwan independence" together, calling it the greatest threat to cross-Strait peace and stability.

Xiongan New Area: Land of opportunities

Expansive economic zone in the making, Xiongan New Area is like a magnet for those seeking fortune.

China, Vietnam to hold meeting on cooperation

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will visit China from April 16 to 18, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Belt and Road "huge opportunity" for China, world: experts

Experts said the China-backed Belt and Road Initiative will create fresh business opportunities for the world, as well as tangible benefits.

China's consumer inflation steady in March

China's consumer inflation grew mildly in March, as stable prices reinforced the view that the world's second largest economy is firming up.

Education ministry signs MoU on Belt and Road Initiative

The Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six local governments Tuesday to promote international education cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative.

Playing up Taiwan suspect will harm cross-Strait relations: official

Any attempt to play up the case of a Taiwan resident under investigation will further harm the "already severe" relations between the mainland and Taiwan, an official said Wednesday.

China's Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to global development agenda: UN official

China's Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to the implementation of a United Nations (UN) facilitated sustainable development agenda, which aims to end poverty and promote prosperity, said UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo on Tuesday.

Xi, Trump talk over phone on Peninsula, Syria issues

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday talked with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump over phone on issues of Korean Peninsula and Syria, saying Peninsula denuclearization shall be achieved through peaceful means and any use of chemical weapons is 'unacceptable' on Syria issue.

Local authorities vow to protect unique fossil site in Guizhou

Local authorities in Weng’an, Guizhou province have promised to protect a precious fossil site after it was partially destroyed by the local mining industry.

Nation's first Antarctic airfield may see building begin by 2018

Progress continues on China's first airfield in Antarctica, with site selection and a survey completed and plans set for construction to begin as early as year's end, according to a senior scientist.

Foxconn planning $27 billion bid for Toshiba's chip business: report

Foxconn Technology Group is reportedly planning to bid up to US$27 billion to acquire Toshiba's chip business, according to Bloomberg.

China's consumer inflation up 0.9 pct in March

China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, grew 0.9 percent year on year in March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Wednesday.

China producer prices rise 7.6 pct in March

China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, rose 7.6 percent year on year in March, official data showed Wednesday.

China plans planting areas to upgrade agricultural pattern

China is planning to define the country's agricultural production areas in two functions in three years, to assure the effective supply of agricultural products, Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu said Tuesday.

Regulator warns of risks facing China's insurance industry

A senior official said Tuesday that the insurance industry is exposed to compounded risks.

Giant Pandas heads for Holland on 15-year research mission

With "visas" granted by Consul General Koen Sizoo of the Netherlands in Chongqing, Xingya and Wuwen, a pair of giant pandas, were given the all clear to fly to Amsterdam from their home province of Sichuan, southwest China, Wednesday afternoon.

IMF's Lagarde calls for more investment in R&D

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde Tuesday called for more investment from industrial countries in research and development for a better economic growth.

Guangzhou's Paulinho on Bayern Munich radar: report

Bayern Munich are preparing an offer to sign Brazil international midfielder Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande, according to media reports.

New air link brings Mexico, China closer together

China Southern Airlines on Tuesday inaugurated a flight that connects Guangzhou with Mexico City.

AI shaping China's "Tomorrowland"

A video featuring hundreds of orange robots sorting packages, scuttling across a factory platform like an army of ants, went viral in China over the past week.

Explosions hit Dortmund team's bus, one player injured

Explosions hit the team bus of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund ahead of its first game of UEFA Champions League quarter-final against AS Monaco Tuesday, injuring one player, local police said.

President Xi meets incoming HKSAR chief executive

President Xi Jinping met Tuesday with Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the newly appointed chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in central Beijing.

Spotlight: Cambodian version of Chinese president's book on governance launched in Phnom Penh

The Cambodian version of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on the governance of China was released on Tuesday in the capital of Cambodia.

China sets ambitious goal in cloud computing

China is aiming to increase the scale of its cloud computing industry by more than 2.5 times by 2019, from 2015 levels, according to a new government plan.

Chinese premier calls for improved ties with Japan

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Monday, during a meeting with a business delegation from Japan, that China stands ready to bring ties with Japan back to the right track of development.

Chinese economy shows signs of firming, pressure remains

China's economy, a vital engine of global growth, has showed more signs of firming, reinforced by a string of upbeat data, but domestic and external uncertainties may weigh on future growth.

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor vows to uphold "one country, two systems" principle, work for HK progress

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, incoming chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), has pledged to continue upholding the "one country, two systems" principle and work for the SAR's development.

Tibetan medicine sees rising output in 2016

Output of traditional Tibetan medicine rose to 2,300 tonnes, valued at 1.5 billion yuan (217 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, due to growing demand for the ancient medicine.

54 pct Chinese youth consider returning to hometown

A newspaper survey has revealed that over half of young people who have moved to China's first-tier cities would like to return to their hometowns.

Palace Museum showcases conventional Anhui craftsmanship

An exhibition featuring conventional Anhui craftsmanship opened to the public at Beijing's Palace Museum Tuesday.

Xi-Trump meeting helps achieve much friendlier tone in China-U.S. ties

The just-concluded meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was very positive as it helped achieve a much friendlier tone in China-U.S. ties, experts said.

Cambodian version of Chinese President Xi's book on governance launched in Cambodia

The Cambodian version of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on the governance of China was released on Tuesday in the capital of Cambodia.

Argentina sack national team coach Bauza

Edgardo Bauza has been sacked as coach of Argentina's national team after a poor run of results, the president of the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) said on Monday.

China, ASEAN keen to deepen cooperation after 25 years of being dialogue partners

Marking the excellence of 25 years of being dialogue partners, China and ASEAN countries will further enhance the strategic partnership by enhancing mutual respect, understanding, trust, support and pragmatic cooperation.

China calls for restraint regarding Korean Peninsula situation

China on Monday called for relevant parties to exercise restraint and not do anything that escalates tensions in the region, a spokesperson said when talking about situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Moody's upgrades Brazil oil giant Petrobras' ratings

Credit-rating agency Moody's Investors Service "upgraded all ratings" for Brazil state oil giant Petrobras, the agency said on Monday.

Chinese children's book on Mao published in Dutch language

"Laten Wij Over Mao Zedong Lezen" ("Let's Read About Mao Zedong"), the Dutch-language version of a Chinese children's book was launched Monday in The Hague.

China, UAE keen to further boost ties

China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pledged on Monday to strengthen bilateral cooperation and enhance strategic partnership.

China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline put into operation

A 140,000-ton crude oil tanker "Suezmax" began offloading crude oil at Made Island oil port in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Monday after the signing of a China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline transmission agreement in Beijing earlier in the day.

Chinese Cai Zhenhua re-elected as Asian table tennis union president

Chinese Table Tennis Association chairman Cai Zhenhua was unanimously re-elected as president of the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) in an ATTU General Meeting here on Monday.

Russian, Spanish, Israeli, French most prolific online shoppers: Alibaba

AliExpress, an online marketplace and subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Monday announced it has had more than 100 million overseas buyers.

Shenyang area of China (Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone unveiled

Shenyang area of China (Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone was unveiled here on Monday.

First China-bound direct freight train leaves London

The first China-bound freight train carrying British products left London on Monday for east China, adding another terminal to the rail freight between China and Europe.

Senior CPC leader calls for better publicity work for national congress

A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) leader on Monday called for better publicity work ahead of the 19th CPC National Congress, slated for the second half of the year.

Premier Li meets Myanmar president in Beijing

Premier Li Keqiang met visiting Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw on April 10 in Beijing.

Beijing offers rewards for spy tip-offs

Up to 500,000 yuan (about 72,365USD) is being offered by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of State Security for information about suspected foreign espionage, the Beijing Morning Post reported.

China hopes for progress in investment treaty negotiations with U.S.

China is willing to work with the United States to progress negotiations on the bilateral investment treaty, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.

China, Myanmar stress win-win cooperation to advance relations

China and Myanmar on Monday agreed to uphold the principle of mutual respect and win-win cooperation to promote the sustained, healthy and steady development of bilateral relations.

PBOC official stresses financial support for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

A senior official with the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, has called for more financial support for the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-Jin-Ji) region, according to a statement made public Monday.

President Xi meets Norwegian PM to enhance mutual trust

President Xi Jinping met visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Beijing Monday, voicing hope that the two countries could cement political mutual trust.

Cambodian edition of Xi's book on governance marks milestone in Sino-Cambodian ties: official

The Cambodian edition of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on the governance of China marked another milestone in China-Cambodia relations, a senior Chinese official said on Monday.

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Urdu version of Chinese president's book on governance launched in Pakistan

The Urdu language edition of the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was launched here on Friday and the launching ceremony was attended by around 300 Pakistani and Chinese officials, academicians and researchers.

High hopes for Belt and Road Forum

Quarantine officers rushed onto the scene and emergency response measures were initiated after a delegate, played by an actor, showed signs of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) upon arrival at Beijing airport.

China SOE watchdog sets up Xiongan working group

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council, China's top state-owned enterprises (SOEs) regulator, has announced to establish a special working group to support the construction of Xiongan New Area.

China raises pensions amid pressure from slowing economy, aging population

China will raise the basic pension in 2017, the 13th straight year it had done so, but at a slower pace amid pressure from the economic slowdown and the aging population.

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