Xi Jinping urges Iran to seek positive results in Geneva talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged Iran to seek positive results in the upcoming talks over its nuclear program in Geneva. The previous round of talks in Geneva earlier this month helped defuse tension and kept talks going, Xi told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation. The talks, Xi said, were in […]

Vice premier Wang Yang urges better business environment

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said at a meeting on Tuesday that China will speed up construction of a modern market system. During the meeting with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Davis of United Parcel Service, Wang said China will build an open economic system, improve the environment for foreign investment, and actively push […]

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 […]

Xi stresses innovation in revitalizing old industrial bases

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently stressed innovation-powered development in the revitalization of old industrial bases in northeast China and other regions. Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, took an inspection tour to northeast China’s Liaoning Province from August 28 to August 31. During the tour, Xi underlined […]

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

An initial investigation showed that the liquid ammonia leak that killed 15 in Shanghai on Saturday was caused by a detached pipe cap, local authorities said Sunday. A cap on a pipe carrying liquid ammonia fell off, releasing the chemical at around 10:50 a.m. Saturday, which resulted in the death of 15 and left 25 […]

China’s manufacturing sees hefty rebound in Aug.

China’s manufacturing sees hefty rebound in Aug.

China’s manufacturing sector saw a strong recovery in August, offering further signs that the world’s second-largest economy is moving out of the shadows of a protracted slowdown. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector rose to 51.0 percent in August from 50.3 percent in July, marking the second monthly expansion in a row, […]

Liu Yunshan attends Party School opening ceremony

Liu Yunshan attends Party School opening ceremony

Liu Yunshan, a top Chinese leader, attended an opening ceremony held by the Party School of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Sunday. Liu, president of the school and a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, urged efforts to ensure a “correct political direction” […]

Swimmer Sun Yang seeks breakthroughs at National Games

Swimmer Sun Yang seeks breakthroughs at National Games

China’s star swimmer Sun Yang arrived in Shenyang Sunday morning to take part in the 12th National Games. The distance freestyle specialist, who claimed the men’s 400m, 800m and 1,500m gold medals at the Barcelona World Championships, is seeking breakthroughs in short distance as he will compete for the title of the 100m freestyle. “It’s […]

Israeli military on alert amid possible U.S. strike on Syria

The Israeli military remains on high alert Sunday amid a possible U.S. strike against Syria which may result in the Arab country firing at Israel. “Israel is calm and confident,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, addressing the possibility of an attack against Israel at a weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday morning. “The citizens of […]

Azevedo takes office as WTO’s sixth director-general

Azevedo takes office as WTO’s sixth director-general

Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo took the helm of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Sunday as the sixth director-general, announced the WTO. Azevedo was appointed to a four-year term by the organization’s General Council on May 14 after three rounds of selection, replacing Frenchman Pascal Lamy, who stepped down on Aug. 31 after two consecutive terms. […]

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