Northwest China to drive auto market growth

Northwest China to drive auto market growth

As China’s auto market slows after a decade of unprecedented growth, the country’s vast central and western regions are offering a new impetus to keep the boom rolling, industry watchers and insiders say. The northwest, in particular, is playing a more important role for the auto industry as recent sales growth there has far exceeded […]

Chinese to salvage Flying Tigers plane

A salvage team on Thursday started to retrieve an airplane sunk under a lake in southwest China’s Yunnan Province that was flown by the Flying Tigers during World War II. The Flying Tigers, officially known as the American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force, was a group composed of ex-pilots from the U.S. […]

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor tore through south China Wednesday, bringing high winds and torrential rains, as well as killing one person and leaving five others missing. Disaster relief authorities in the city of Maoming in Guangdong Province said the casualties were the result of floods triggered by the typhoon. More than 88,000 people were evacuated from the […]

Xinjiang’s foreign trade growth dips

Foreign trade growth in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been slipping since June, according to statistics released by customs authorities in the regional capital of Urumqi. The region’s import-export volume totaled 12.53 billion U.S. dollars from January to July, up just 2.2 percent year on year. Exports during the period amounted to 10.94 […]

Overseas WeChat users reach 100 million

Overseas WeChat users reach 100 million

WeChat, a mobile text and voice messaging application developed by Chinese Internet service portal Tencent, now has more than 100 million overseas users, Tencent vice president Sun Zhonghuai said at a communications forum held on Thursday. The mobile app supports 18 languages and is available in more than 200 countries and regions, Sun said. Tencent […]

China sees slowing tablet PC sales growth

Tablet computer sales growth in China slowed during the second quarter of this year with sales totaling 3.57 million units, a major technology industry analyst said. The figure represents a 5.2 percent increase over first quarter sales, compared with a 6.3 percent quarter over quarter increase reported in the first quarter, according to a report […]

H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

H7N9 bird flu has killed 45 people on the Chinese mainland since the first human infection was confirmed in late March, a health official said Thursday. A total of 134 cases of H7N9 infection have been confirmed on the Chinese mainland, said Wang Yu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Wang […]

China strongly condemns Japan over shrine visit

China has strongly protested against and condemned the visits of Japanese cabinet members to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Japanese ambassador to China Masato Kitera and lodged representations over the issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. It is an open challenge to historical justice and human […]

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