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China to shut down 1700 small collieries

China’s work safety watchdog on Thursday vowed to close over 1,700 accident-prone small coal mines in a bid to enhance safety and reduce casualties. Yang Dongliang, head of…

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)…

Headline

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…

China calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

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

Business

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)…

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…

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

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…