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China

What to expect from China's annual "two sessions"

​The annual sessions of China's top legislative and advisory bodies, scheduled to be convened in early March, are expected to discuss and approve a national development framework with some new elements.

At least 10 dead in east China hotel fire

​​At least 10 people were killed in a hotel fire Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, firefighters said.

China reports 79 deaths from H7N9 avian flu in January

​China reported 79 fatalities from H7N9 avian flu in January, health authorities said Wednesday.

Politics MORE

China among first countries to pay 2017 UN membership dues

China among first countries to pay 2017 UN membership dues

China has paid its United Nations membership dues for 2017, Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General, said in a recent press conference. This makes the country the first permanent member to do so.

Economy MORE

Seeking security from jobs

Seeking security from jobs

For the past five months, Xiang Ying, 26, a resident of Beijing, has been a full-time jobseeker, looking for her fourth job.

Society MORE

Officer ordered to stop forcing people to write

Officer ordered to stop forcing people to write

A city traffic officer who stopped jaywalkers and errant bicycle riders, and made them fill a notebook page with the phrase "Red for stop, green for go", has been ordered to stop it.

Military MORE

Russia to deliver 10 Su-35 fighter jets to China this year

Russia to deliver 10 Su-35 fighter jets to China this year

The Information Telegraphic Agency of Russia (TASS) reported on February 2 that a source engaged in Russia's foreign military technical cooperation revealed that Russia will deliver the second batch of ten Su-35 fighter jets to China this year.

China Leaders

Xi's new year inspection shows poverty relief high on China's policy agenda

Xi's new year inspection shows poverty relief high on China's policy agenda

​As most Chinese are busy preparing for Spring Festival, China's top leader this week was in the snow-covered grassland of northern China, facing the country's arch enemy.

China Economic Reform

China opens more areas of economy for foreign capital

China opens more areas of economy for foreign capital

​China's moves to further ease foreign investment policies will open doors in some monopoly sectors this year while prohibiting local governments from curbing foreign companies, experts said.

China Voice

Chinese students in U.S. protest Dalai Lama graduation speech

Chinese students in U.S. protest Dalai Lama graduation speech

​The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), announced earlier this month that it will invite the Dalai Lama to offer the keynote address at the university’s commencement ceremony in June, causing dissatisfaction with many Chinese students.

Around China

South China Sea island begins to supply fresh vegetables

South China Sea island begins to supply fresh vegetables

​A vegetable production base on the Yongle Islands has begun to provide fresh vegetables to residents of the islands in South China Sea, ending the historical reliance on produce brought in by ships.