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Zhou Yongkang investigated for serious disciplinary violation

The Communist Party of China (CPC) announced on Tuesday an investigation into Zhou Yongkang, the latest and highest ranking “tiger” in the anti-corruption campaign’s crosshairs. The investigation of…

China to upgrade transport infrastructures in Tibet

China has vowed to further promote the development of transport infrastructures in Tibet to make travels on “the roof of the world” much easier. The Ministry of Transport…

Headline

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un guides rocket firing drill

Top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on Saturday…

Foreign investment to Shanghai up 10.9 percent in H1

Shanghai received 9.2 billion U.S. dollars of foreign investment in the first half of 2014,…

China considers traditional Chinese medicine legislation

China’s cabinet, the State Council, issued a draft on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) legislation for…

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…

Business

China’s H1 industrial profits up 11.4 pct

Chinese industrial businesses saw their profits rise by 11.4 percent year on year in the first half of this year, official data showed on Sunday. Total profits of…

Int’l commodity fair opens in Xinjiang’s Kashgar

The 10th Kashgar Central and South Asia Commodity Fair kicked off Sunday in Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road town in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As the…

China’s VAT reform eases taxes by 267.9 bln yuan

China’s value-added tax (VAT) reform has so far resulted in a tax reduction of 267.9 billion yuan (43.56 billion U.S. dollars) for businesses, the State Administration of Taxation…

China Telecom gains Xbox One exclusivity

China Telecom will be the exclusive carrier of Microsoft Corp’s video game console Xbox One, the first of its kind to launch in the Chinese mainland this autumn,…

British volume of retail sales increases in June

Britain’s retail sales volume in June increased by 3.6 percent compared with June 2013 and by 0.1 percent compared with May 2014, said Office for National Statistics (ONS)…

Politics

Chinese political advisors discuss social governance

China’s political advisors discussed ways to improve social governance and the role social organizations should play at a bi-weekly consultation session…

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…

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 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…

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

China’s largest salt lake expands

The area of Qinghai Lake, China’s largest salt lake, has expanded by 124 square kilometers in the past four years, according to the latest survey. The area…

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…