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Three Chinese officials investigated for corruption

Prosecutors have opened investigations into two officials and transferred the case of another to prosecution for suspected abuse of power and bribery, said the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP)…

Chinese policeman executed for shooting pregnant woman

A former policeman was executed on Tuesday for shooting a pregnant woman dead in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Hu Ping, formerly of the public security bureau…

Headline

ASEAN strongly condemns downing of Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine

ASEAN Member States have strongly condemned the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern…

China calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

A Chinese envoy on Friday urged Israel and Palestine to immediately achieve a ceasefire, avoid…

UN chief expresses “deep condolences” over Malaysian Airlines flight crash

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday expressed deep condolences over the crash of a…

China’s Hong Kong Commissioner elaborates on system to ensure prosperity, stability

China’s Hong Kong Commissioner elaborates on system to ensure prosperity, stability

China’s central government has spared no efforts to support Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, and…

Business

Taiwan export orders up 10.6 percent in June

Taiwan export orders up 10.6 percent in June

Taiwan’s export orders surged 10.6 percent year on year in June to US$38.82 billion, buoyed by steadily warming global demand and a lower comparison base from last year,…

China-ASEAN trade up 4.8 pct in H1

Trade between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) grew 4.8 percent year on year to 220.69 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of the…

Shanghai consumer goods imports on the rise

China’s financial hub of Shanghai has witnessed brisk demand for imported consumer goods, with a sustainable growth in value, said customs authorities on Tuesday. In the first half…

China cuts retail oil prices

China cuts retail oil prices

Cuts in the retail price of gasoline by 245 yuan per tonne (39.80 U.S. dollars) and that of diesel by 235 yuan from Tuesday, were announced by China’s…

China Development Bank opens office in Venezuela

The China Development Bank (CDB) opened an office here on Saturday, a move that indicates the two countries will further strengthen their economic relations. Addressing the opening ceremony,…

Politics

Senior political advisor of Tianjin under probe

Wu Changshun, a senior political advisor of Tianjin, is under investigation for suspected serious discipline and law violations, the Communist Party…

Senior leader urges implementation of “mass line”

Senior leader Liu Yunshan has called for good implementation of the Party’s “mass-line” (群众路线) campaign at the grassroots level. Liu, a…

Foreign Affairs

Russia to increase defense spending amid new sanctions: PM

In light of fresh sanctions from the West, the Russian government will shift the focus of budget spending toward more generous support for the defense sector, Prime…

History

China hosts young overseas Sinologists

Eighteen scholars from 15 countries including the United States and France on Tuesday completed a research visit in Beijing for overseas Sinologists. Jointly held by the Ministry…

Finance

China’s June forex purchase likely to rebound

Foreign exchange purchases in June will rise significantly from May, Lian Ping, chief economist at Bank of Communications, was quoted by Saturday’s China Securities Journal as saying.…

TechChinese

China vows heavier penalties for Internet rumormongers

China will redouble its efforts to rid cyberspace of rumors and slanderous content and dish out heavier punishments for Internet rumormongers, a government statement said on Tuesday.…

People

Xi Jinping: Pursuing dream for 1.3 billion Chinese

Nearly 3,000 deputies to the national legislature made their choice on Thursday, electing Xi Jinping as the leader of China and its military. Long applause filled the…

Travel

2014 Beijing Marathon opens registration for foreign runners

The 2014 Beijing International Marathon has started registration process for foreign runners, organizers revealed in Beijing on Sunday. The organizers have adjusted the race events and slots…

Books

Asian libraries agree on resource share

Librarians from China and other Asian countries have agreed on strengthening collaboration and promoting resource sharing in the digital era. More than 80 chief librarians and representatives…

Life

China reports more deaths from food poisoning last year

The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 6,685 people suffered from food poisoning in 2012, with 146 of the victims consequently dying, up 6.6 percent year on…