Chongqing and UK train scientific and technical teachers

The Research Center for Science Communication under Chongqing University entered a cooperation memorandum with China-Europe Standards Institute under Swansea University in order to push forward the scientific and technical trainings in Chongqing’s primary & secondary schools. The relevant teachers are insufficient in the current schools of Chongqing, and some schools even have no professional teachers […]

Toulouse gunman killed in shoot-out

An Islamist gunman who shot dead three soldiers and then massacred three children and a teacher at a Jewish school has been killed after a shoot-out with French officers which ended with him jumping out of the window firing at all around him.

US Suspending Military Recovery Efforts in North Korea

US Suspending Military Recovery Efforts in North Korea

The United States has suspended efforts to recover the remains of service members missing in North Korea. U.S. officials are linking the decision to North Korea’s plans to launch a ballistic missile. The United States had planned to resume efforts to recover the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War more than half-a-century […]

Mainland Box Office in the 11th Week

Mainland Box Office in the 11th Week

According to enbase’s China film boxoffice statistics, mainland boxoffice gross in the 11th week (Mar 12-18, 2012) reached $ 31.87 million, up 8% from last week. Moviegoers this week totaled 5.58 million, an increase of 2% when compared to last week. Walt Disney’s mega-budget science-fiction movie “John Carter of Mars” opened on March 16 and […]

Senior official stresses innovation in broadcasting industry

Senior official stresses innovation in broadcasting industry

Senior official Li Changchun has urged broadcast networking companies to contribute to the development of Chinese media by boosting innovation while learning from overseas experience. Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remark on Wednesday during a visit to the […]

FM Spokesman on the Security Council’s Adoption of the Presidential Statement on Syria

Q: The UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement on Syria on March 21, voicing its support to the UN-AL Joint Special Envoy Annan. What is China’s comment? A: The UN Security Council adopted on March 21 a presidential statement based on consensus through consultation, which welcomes the appointment of former UN Secretary-General Annan as […]

UK visa policy change to impact Chinese students

UK visa policy change to impact Chinese students

The United Kingdom will rescind the existing Post-Study Work (PSW) visa from next month to intensify student visa regulations, and raise the standards for the English proficiency of students from non-English-speaking countries and the sum of property proof to ensure their living in the country without working. China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) published a notice […]

China, Mongolia expand currency swap deal

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, announced Wednesday that it has signed supplementary currency swap agreements with the Bank of Mongolia, doubling the scale of a 2011 bilateral swap deal. The supplementary currency swap agreement allows the two central banks to swap 10 billion yuan/2 trillion togrog (about 1.6 billion U.S. […]

U.S. e-payment giant PayPal plans to enter China

U.S. e-payment giant PayPal plans to enter China

EBay Inc’s PayPal is one of the largest names in the online payment industry. Now the company is planning to tap the Chinese markets. PayPal services are already used by merchants in the country to facilitate cross-border international payments. The company’s plan is to make its online payment services available for domestic use as well. […]