OECD revise up British economic growth

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Tuesday sharply upgraded its growth forecast for Britain in 2013 and 2014, while revising down global economic growth estimates by a big margin. In its latest Economic Outlook report, the OECD said the British economy would grow by 1.4 percent this year and 2.4 percent in […]

British Nobel Prize-winning writer dies

British Nobel Prize-winning writer Doris Lessing died Sunday morning in London at the age of 94, said her publisher. According to a statement by Harper Collins, she “passed away peacefully” at home in the early hours on Sunday. “Doris Lessing was one of the great writers of our age,” Charlie Redmayne, the UK chief executive […]

Senior Chinese political advisor meets British politicians

Senior Chinese political advisor Wang Gang on Wednesday met with a group of British politicians headed by former First Secretary of State and Business Secretary Peter Mandelson. Wang, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said China and Britain have immense potential for cooperation. He said the two sides […]

Sino-British trade body launched in London

A new trade organization, the UK Chinese Business Association (UKCBA), was formally launched in London on Thursday, pledging to work for development of economic and trade relations between the two countries. Zhang Jinglong, the founding president of the UKCBA, described the organization as a platform for “promoting and facilitating business cooperation amongst UK overseas Chinese.” […]

China dissatisfied with British human rights accusation

A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Wednesday voiced strong dissatisfaction with a statement made by British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire on Monday in which the official expressed serious concerns about the human rights situation in Tibet. “We are strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to it,” spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. Hua said the British side […]

Volunteerism of Chinese increasingly active: UN official

Chinese have become increasingly active in volunteering activities on the international stage, a visiting UN official has said. Rebecca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) associate administrator, made the remarks while making her first visit to Shanghai. Grynspan is visiting China to learn about the development of Chinese youth volunteer services and […]

China and Britan to co-foster “global citizen” in Chongqing

The training planning of “Global Citizen Cultivation” co-held by China and Britan was launched in Tiantaigang Primary School in Nan’an District, Chongqing on November 5. Chongqing will foster a batch of global citizens with global views and competitiveness among presidents, backbone teachers and student cadres from now on. China and Britan signed an outline agreement […]

Former Chinese vice premier’s new book launched in London

The English edition of “Works of Art by Li Lanqing: Chinese Seals and Calligraphy” was launched here on Wednesday afternoon in the Millennium Hotel in London Mayfair. The book, jointly published by Macmillan Publishers Limited, Higher Education Press, and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, contains images of 461 seals and some calligraphy by the […]

China sovereign wealth fund buys Heathrow stake

The China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund, announced Thursday that its subsidiary will purchase a 10-percent stake in Heathrow Airport Holdings. The British company, previously known as the BAA Ltd., manages London’s Heathrow International Airport and other British air hubs. The deal marks CIC’s second investment in British infrastructure, as the company also […]

China gets Paralympics’ first gold, topping medal table

China gets Paralympics’ first gold, topping medal table

Similar as the London Olympics, China took the Paralympic Games’ first title and topped the medal table with six gold, six silver and three bronze medals on Thursday, the first matchday of the London Paralympics. Chinese shooter Zhang Cuiping pocketed the Games’ first gold in the women’s R2-10m air rifle standing with 500.9 points and […]