Jiang Zemin Holds Talks with Top Vietnamese Leaders
The top leaders of China and Vietnam reached a consensus Wednesday that the two countries and two peoples should be good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners who trust, help and tolerate each other and develop together.
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese President Jiang Zemin held talks with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nong Duc Manh and Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong in Hanoi Wednesday afternoon.
Jiang: Common Prosperity Is Correct Choice of China, Vietnam
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Jiang Zemin said in Hanoi Thursday that it is a correct choice for China and Vietnam to cement solidarity, promote mutual trust and friendship and expand cooperation to seek common development and prosperity.
Jiang Encourages Youths of China, Vietnam to Work for Better Ties
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Jiang Zemin called on Thursday the young people of China and Vietnam to promote the Sino-Vietnamese friendship and contribute to world peace and development.
Int'l Orchid Show Opens in Southwest China
The 12th Chengdu International Orchid Exposition opened on Wednesday in Pengcheng City of southwest China's Sichuan Province. More than 6,000 pots of orchid are on display at the seven-day show, including 1,500 pots competing for awards.
Enterprises Urged to Sharpen Competitiveness
A senior Chinese official Wednesday urged enterprises to sharpen their competitiveness on world market. At a national conference on foreign trade and economic co-operation, Li Rongrong, minister in charge of the State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC), pointed out two vital ways to sharpen global competitiveness, the adjustment in industrial structure and the upgrading of technology.
China to Revise Commodity Inspection Law
Chinese top legislature will amend the law on import and export commodity inspections, to honour commitments China made on its entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Shanghai Communique: Pragmatic Yet Far Reaching
The 30th anniversary of a joint communique will fall on February 28 to mark the normalization of bilateral relations between China and the United States.
Chinese Premier Meets European Central Bank President
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji met in Beijing Wednesday with Wim Duisenberg, president of the European Central Bank. Zhu gave the bank president details of China's national financial working conference held at the beginning of this year and exchanged views with him on the world's economic and financial situation, the circulation of the euro and other issues.
Jiang Aims to Enhance Friendship Through Visit to Vietnam
Chinese top leader Jiang Zemin said in Hanoi that his visit to Vietnam will further enhance the mutual trust, friendship and cooperation between the two countries and the two peoples.
China to Create More Jobs for Rural Workers
The Ministry of Agriculture has pledged to speed up the structural reform of rural employment to help solve the problem of China's surplus rural workforce of 100 million.
China Enacts New Regulation to Attract Foreign Capital
Foreigners are likely to acquire more investment opportunities in China since the central government approved on Tuesday a fresh regulation to attract foreign capital.
Successful Operation on Polar Bear Suffering from Abdominal Hernia
Chinese vets have successfully carried an operation early this week on a sick polar bear suffering from abdominal hernia. The polar bear is named as "Yangyang" and comes from Beijing Zoo.
Sino-Italian Insurance Company Set Up
An insurance joint venture between Assicurazioni Generali of Italy and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) went into operation Tuesday in China's southern city of Guangzhou.
Chen Liangyu Elected Shanghai Mayor
Chen Liangyu, acting mayor of Shanghai, was elected Tuesday mayor of this east China metropolis at the fifth session of the 11th Shanghai Municipal People's Congress.
CPPCC National Committee Standing Committee Meets
The Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened its 16th meeting in Beijing Tuesday.
Investors Warned against Certain Sectors in China
Investors are advised to avoid ineffective investment into China's glass making and electrolytic aluminum sectors, according to official sources.
Ukraine Supreme Council Chairman Visits Hainan
Ivan Plyushch, chairman of the Supreme Council of Ukraine, arrived in Haikou Tuesday heading a delegation on a four-day visit to Hainan, China's largest special economic zone.
China, Kuwait to Expand Economic, Trade Cooperation
China and Kuwait agreed at the fourth meeting of the Economic and Trade Mixed Committee in Beijing Tuesday to work together to boost trade and economic cooperation.
China Post Announces Winning Post Card Numbers
China's postal sector announced in Beijing Tuesday the numbers appearing on the prize winning postcards which were among those issued throughout the country fo rthe spring festival.
Chinese Proficiency Test Popular Worldwide
The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), also known as the Chinese Proficiency Test, has won increasing popularity worldwide. Since the test was launched overseas 10 years ago, 380,000 students from more than 120 countries have participated in it, China Education Daily reported.
Beijing Continues to Ban Firecrackers
Beijing increased patrols on street Tuesday night in an effort to continue the ban on setting off firecrackers around the Lantern Festival.
Terrorists Kill Nine Shia Worshippers in Pakistan
Two unidentified gunmen on Tuesday killed nine Shia worshippers and injured nine others in a mosque in Rawalpindi city in Punjab province, a police official said.
China's FM Spokesman Comments on Taiwan Authorities' Name Changing
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said Tuesday that the Chinese people are strongly opposed to any attempts of seeking "gradual Taiwan independence" by way of "justifying Taiwan."
FM Spokesman: U.S. Should Abide by Three Joint Communiques
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan Tuesday reiterated that the U.S. government should abide by the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques and handle the Taiwan issue in a proper way in an effort to maintain a stable and healthy growth of the Sino-U.S. relations.
China Keeps Close Watch on Japan's Search for Sunken Ship: FM Spokesman
China Keeps Close Watch on Japan's Search for Sunken Ship: FM Spokesman
Chinese Leaders Attend Lantern Festival Party
ese leaders Jiang Zemin, Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan, Hu Jintao, Wei Jianxing and Li Lanqing joined Beijing intellectuals to celebrate the Chinese traditional Lantern Festival at a gathering Tuesday evening.
China to Cut Limits on Population Mobility
China will continue to eliminate restrictions on population mobility, announced a senior police official in Beijing Monday. Bao Suixian, deputy director of the Public Security Bureau under the Ministry of Public Security, made the announcement at a briefing held by the ministry.
Protection Area for Wild Animals, Plants in Central China
A protection project for wild animals and plants is to be launched in central China's Hunan Province to turn the province into a "paradise" for wild animals and plants in the next five to 10 years.
China Issues Quotas to Help Enterprises
The State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC) has proposed a set of targets for the country's major industries in 2002, according to Tuesday's China Daily.
China's Top Legislator Meets Ukrainian Parliament Chairman
Li Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), said in Beijing Monday that China hopes to increase understanding and friendship as well as mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Ukraine.
NPC Deputies' Proposals Effective in Shanghai
Deputies of the Shanghai municipal committee of the National People's Congress and members of the municipal committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have played an active role in conveying the concerns of local residents.
President Jiang on Work After China's Entry into WTO
Chinese President Jiang Zemin stressed in Beijing Monday that China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a historic step in the country's process of reform and opening to the outside world.
Beijing to Develop Pollution-Free Energy
Beijing is working toward of the goal of being an energy-saving, clean and beautiful international metropolis. Coal consumption has been proved to be the major cause of pollution in the city, said Guo Junqing, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Development Planning Committee.
China to Train Narcotics Control Officers for Myanma
Twenty five Burmese policemen began a training course on narcotics control at the public security high school in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan Province Sunday.
Shanghai to Tighten Exam-Approval System
The Shanghai Municipal government will further reform its administrative examination and approval system, by passing a regulation which makes those who approve economic projects responsible for any discredit which follows the decision.
Chinese Residents Confident of Nation's Future
The majority of residents from six major Chinese cities show confidence in the nation's economy, according to a recent national survey conducted by the China Economic Monitoring Center.
Grand Ceremony Held to Welcome Enshrinement of Sakyamuni's Fingerbone in Taiwan
A grand Buddhist ceremony was held in Taipei Sunday morning in the gymnasium of Taiwan University to welcome the enshrinement of Sakyamuni's Fingerbone in Taiwan.
Roundup: Heritage Preservation in Hong Kong Well Rewarded
The heritage preservation efforts of Hong Kong, although in its relative infancy of systematic archeological research, has won a number of international awards in the past five years and has added new glamour to its tourism attraction to visitors from around the world.
Northwest Province Protects Grotto Culture Relics
With the implementation of the security protection regulation for medium-and-small sized grottos in northwest China's Gansu Province, six cultural relics protection units including Dunhuang Research Institute will receive 2.6 million yuan (about 313,250 U.S. dollars) to protect grottos within the province.
College Student Detained for Pouring Sulfuric Acid on Bears in Zoo
A college student has been detained for pouring a mixture of sulfuric acid and caustic soda over a rare species of bears in Beijing Zoo.
Falun Gong Practitioner Lin Shenli Released After Receiving Humanitarian Care
Falun Gong practitioner Lin Shenli was released on January 23 after serving two years in a penitentiary for labor education and rehabilitation.
Chinese Defense Minister Holds Talks with Cote D'Ivoire Counterpart
Chinese Defense Minister Chi Haotian held talks in Beijing Sunday with Moise Lida Kouassi, Cote D'Ivoire Minister of State for Defense and Protection of Nationals.
Vice Premier Visits Disaster-Stricken Area
Vice Premier Wen Jiabao paid a three-day visit to the rural areas in Xinyang, central China's Henan Province, which suffered from severe drought last year.
Donated Books on Sale in Hong Kong to Promote Reading
Various types of books donated by the public were on sale for charity Sunday to support the Book Donation & Sale Campaign.
Grand Ceremony Held to Welcome Enshrinement of Sakyamuni's Fingerbone in Taiwan
A grand Buddhist ceremony was held in Taibei Sunday morning in the gymnasium of Taiwan University to welcome the enshrinement of Sakyamuni's Fingerbone in Taiwan.
East China City Aims To Give Top Comfort
Weihai, a coastal city in east China's Shandong province, is aiming to become the country's most comfortable city for people to live.
China Sets Overall Plan for Yangtze Water Resources (2)
Ruan Renliang, an official with Shanghai water resources bureau,said this program will be much more feasible and efficient compared to the similar programs in the past, and inevitably resulted in inconsistency and controversy.
China Sets Overall Plan for Yangtze Water Resources (1)
A comprehensive program aimed to protect water resources in the entire drainage area of Yangtze River has been reviewed by experts at a state-level meeting in Beijing Sunday.
Province Moves to Deal With Unfinished Projects
A power company from Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, recently purchased by auction and for 38 million yuan, the half-built Meihua Tower, in Haikou City, the capital of Hainan Province.
China Wins Second Gold in Winter Olympics
Yang Yang (A) won the women's 1,000m short track speed skating race, giving China its second gold medal in winter Olympics Saturday evening.
Second gold for China: Yang Yang (A) wins women's 1,000m
Yang Yang (A) of China captured her second gold medal by winning the women's 1,000 metres short track speedskating title at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.
Corban Festival Celebrated in Beijing
The China Islamic Association held a reception in Beijing Friday to celebrate tomorrow's Corban Festival, one of the three most important Islamic holidays.
Illegal Fireworks Injure 260 in Beijing
Although the Beijing Municipal Government prohibits the lighting of fireworks within the confines of this Chinese capital, a large number of people were injured by setting off such illegal explosives over the recent Spring Festival holidays.
US Congress Hails 'One Country, Two Systems'
The United States Congress has reaffirmed successful implementation of China's "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong under the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa.
Top CPPCC Leaders Meet to Prepare for Coming Session
The chairman and vice-chairmen of the Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top advisory body, held their 37th meeting Friday. The meeting focused on the issues of personnel changes and preparations for the coming Fifth Session of the Ninth CPPCC National Committee, which is due to open early next month.
Exam-Approval System Must Meet WTO Commitments: Vice-Premier
Chinese Vice-Premier Li Lanqing Friday urged the acceleration of reform of the administrative examination and approval system, deeming it a breakthrough for governmental reform to meet its WTO commitments.
100,000 Taiwanese greet Buddha's finger relic from mainland
Some 100,000 Taiwanese Buddhists greeted a relic said to be the 2,500-year-old finger of Sakyamuni Buddha as it arrived from Chinese mainland on Saturday. The arrival of the Buddhist treasure marked one of the most important cross-Straits religious exchanges.
Chinese, Canadian Universities Cooperate in MPM Training
The Tianjin Science and Engineering University and the University of Quebec, Canada, will jointly train China's first group of master's degree students in project management (MPM).
China to Enhance Investment Education
China has attained good results in the campaign aiming to educate investors to help themselves make informed investment decisions, and will further enhance the efforts, said officials with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) in Shanghai Friday.
Former Imperial Hunting Ground Open to Tourists
It used to be an imperialhunting field reserved for the rulers of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), but now it welcomes more than half million tourists each year.
Customs in Port City Reports Less Smuggling Cases
Dalian customs dealt with 359 cases of smuggling in 2001, 6.75 percent fewer than in the previous year, with confiscated goods worth 104.4 million yuan (12.6 million US dollars), down 77.79 percent.
Jiang Calls French President
Chinese President Jiang Zemin made a telephone call to French President Jacques Chirac Saturday afternoon, briefing him on the visit to China by U.S. President George W. Bush.
Nanjing City Attracts More Visitors
A Major Step to Push Forward Sino-U.S. Ties: People's Daily
The People's Daily on Saturday carried an article about an interview with Chinese Ambassador to the United States Yang Jiechi on U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to China and its significance to Sino-U.S. relations.
President Bush Arrives at Great Wall of China
U.S. President George W. Bush arrived at Badaling, a section of the Great Wall some 70 kilometers to the northwest of Beijing, Friday afternoon before he concludes his China visit.
Jiang Bids Bush Farewell
Chinese President Jiang Zemin and his wife Wang Yeping had luncheon with U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush in Beijing Friday, and bid farewell to them.
China, U.S. to Continue Non-Proliferation Co-operation
The United States expects to maintain consultations and cooperation with China in the field of non-proliferation, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Kong Quan said Friday.
Bush Leaves China for Home
U.S. President George W. Bush concluded his two-day working visit to China and left Beijing for home Friday afternoon.
Chinese President Calls Russian, Pakistani Presidents
Chinese President Jiang Zemin made telephone calls to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Friday afternoon, briefing them on the visit to China by United States President George W. Bush.
Experts: Bush's Visit Will Promote Sino-U.S. Relations
Chinese and foreign experts attending an international seminar on Sino-U.S. relationsin Shanghai Friday said that U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to China will further promote relations between the two countries.
Bush Hails Amazing Changes in China
Visiting U.S. President George W. Bush Friday hailed the "amazing changes for the better" that have taken place in China since his first visit to the country in 1975, saying Chinese people can now make their own decisions.
Bush Encourages More Sino-U.S. Contacts
Visiting U.S. President George W. Bush said in Beijing Friday that both China and the United States should encourage bilateral contacts and exchanges to promote mutual understanding.
Bush Pledges Improvement in Welfare, Education in U.S.
Visiting U.S. President George W. Bush said in Beijing Friday that he has been trying to bring about improvement in the areas of welfare and education in his country.
Bush Stresses Personnel Exchanges in Sino-U.S. Ties
Visiting U.S. President George W. Bush stressed the importance of academic, students and other personnel exchanges to promote understanding and relations between the United States and China.
Jiang Meets and Has Luncheon with Bush
Chinese President Jiang Zemin and his wife Wang Yeping met and had luncheon Friday with visiting U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura W. Bush at Yingtai in Zhongnanhai, the site of the Chinese central government.
Hu Jintao: Presidents' Meeting Has Far-reaching Impact on Sino-U.S.Relations
The meeting between Chinese President Jiang Zemin and visiting U.S. President George W. Bush Thursday will surely have a far-reaching impact on further development of Sino-U.S. constructive relations of cooperation, Chinese Vice-President Hu Jintao said Friday.
Hu Jintao: Sino-U.S. Friendship Conforms to Two Peoples' Wish
Chinese Vice-President Hu Jintao said Friday that Sino-U.S. friendship conforms to the wish of the people of the two countries and the trend of the times.
Hu Jintao: Chinese, U.S. Youths Should Increase Exchanges
Chinese Vice-President Hu Jintao said in Beijing Friday that young people in both China and the United States should increase exchanges and enhance friendship.
U.S. Welcomes Stronger, Peaceful, Prosperous China: Bush
Visiting U.S. President George W. Bush said in Beijing Friday morning that the United States welcomes the emergence of a strong, peaceful and prosperous China.
Bush: U.S. Government Supports One-China Policy
Visiting U.S. President George W. Bush said in Beijing Friday that the U.S. government has long supported the one-China policy.
Jiang, Bush to Meet Again Friday
Chinese President Jiang Zemin and his wife Wang Yeping will have luncheon with visiting U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura on Friday.