China launches Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite

China launches Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite

The Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite is launched on the back of a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China’s Shanxi Province, Nov. 20, 2013. Successfully launched on Wednesday, the satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chongqing to build more bridges

Chongqing to build more bridges

Chongqing Development and Reform Commission has approved the preliminary work for Baijusi Yangtze River Bridge and Baoshan Jialing River Bridge on August 13, 2013. During the 12th Five-Year Plan period, the main urban districts will start construction of Yangtze River bridges in Cuntan, Guojiatuo and Baijusi. And Jialing River Bridges in Hongyancun, Shuitu, Lijia, Baoshan, […]

Premier Li Keqiang’s confident press debut

Premier Li Keqiang’s confident press debut

Li Keqiang’s debut as China’s Premier in front of the world’s press has grabbed extensive attention, both at home and abroad. The 57-year-old person minced no words as he answered journalist’s questions, laying to rest doubts and concerns as to how he was gong to run the second largest economy in the world over the […]

Xi orders courage to help deepen reforms

Xi orders courage to help deepen reforms

Communist Party of China (CPC) chief Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for courage like “wading through a dangerous shoal” to help deepen reforms in the country’s development. While joining national legislators from China’s economic hub of Shanghai to deliberate the government work report, Xi compared the difficulty facing the country’s deepened reform and opening up […]

Northeast China’s first nuclear power plant starts operation

Northeast China’s first nuclear power plant starts operation

The Hongyanhe nuclear power station, the first nuclear power plant and largest energy project in northeast China, started operation on Sunday afternoon. The plant’s first unit went into operation at 3:09 p.m., said Yang Xiaofeng, general manager of Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. Construction on the first phase of the project, which features four […]

DPRK says it conducts 3rd nuclear test

DPRK says it conducts 3rd nuclear test

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Tuesday it has successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test, according to the official KCNA news agency. The test was part of the country’s “practical measures of counteraction” to defend its security and sovereignty against hostile U.S.policies, which it claimed have violated DPRK’s “rights to launch […]

Reservoir leak results in casualties in Xinjiang

Reservoir leak results in casualties in Xinjiang

A reservoir leak in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has left one dead and more than a dozen injured, rescuers said Saturday. The Lianfeng Reservoir in Kaziwan Village, located about 25 km from Urumqi, the regional capital, began to lose water around 6:10 a.m., sources with the reservoir administration said. Water gushed out and […]

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