Fire in Beijing kills ten

A fire in Beijing killed at least ten people Tuesday night, local police said. The fire in a storehouse in Xiaowuji of Chaoyang District was reported to the police at around 8:30 p.m., with burning areas covering more than 500 squre meters. Fourteen people have been retrieved from the burnt site. At least ten people […]

First Chinese rescuers to depart for Philippines: FM

The first batch of China’s emergency rescuers will depart for the typhoon-stricken Philippines on Wednesday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said early Wednesday. After getting the confirmation from Manila, China’s emergency medical team and rescue team will go to the Philippines soon with the first batch of rescuers, who are from the China Red Cross, to […]

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 […]

ADB provides 3 mln USD to Cambodia for flood relief

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing emergency humanitarian assistance of 3 million U.S. dollars to help Cambodia recover from devastating floods that have affected 1.7 million people and caused an estimated 1 billion U.S. dollars in damage, the Bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The grant, from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Facility, […]

China urges continued effort to settle Kosovo issue via dialogue

China called on relevant parties Tuesday to continue to seek a mutually acceptable settlement of the Kosovo issue through dialogue. China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Liu Jieyi, who is also rotating president of the Security Council for this month, made the remarks at an open meeting of the 15-nation body on Kosovo, saying China […]

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) breached the 4,000 level, the Philippine disaster agency said Wednesday. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Eduardo del Rosario said that 4,011 people perished from the super typhoon that struck the country, particularly in Eastern Visayas region, on Nov. 8. The number of […]

Chinese netizens well accept China’s Asian Cup qualifier draw

Chinese netizens well accept China’s Asian Cup qualifier draw

Chinese netizens considered their national soccer team’s 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia “acceptable” in a Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. Despite efforts from both sides, the Group C match ended with a goalless draw in Xi’an, Shanxi province, which left the home team on eight points behind leaders Saudi Arabia with 13. Iraq beat […]

Chongqing West Railway Station to begin construct

The construction of Chongqing West Railway Station, the largest one in west China, located at Shangqiao, Shapingba District, is to be begin in 2014, according to Chongqing Development and Reform Commission on November 18th, 2013, the transfer between train, light rail and coach can be completed within the station. The construction period is set for […]

Chongqing Chinese Medicinal Materials Market moved

Chongqing Chinese Medicinal Materials Market moved

After 3 months trial operation, the “Tongjunge” (桐君阁) Chongqing Chinese Medicinal Materials Market of Taiji Group, located at Caiyuanba Bund, officially opened to the public on November 18th, 2013. Chongqing Chinese Medicinal Materials Market, one of the 17 national specialized markets of Chinese medicinal materials, has a history of 20 years, with the former site […]