New Chinese passports rile Asian neighbors

New Chinese passports rile Asian neighbors

Whenever a country issues new passports, someone almost always complains about the new design. But China’s latest edition of travel logs is drawing formal criticism from countries across Asia. The passports feature a map of China that includes areas of the South China Sea claimed by other countries, as well as territory claimed by India. […]

China publishes first official map of Sansha city

China publishes first official map of Sansha city

A working staff presents the map of Sansha city at Xidan Books Building in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 24, 2012. The first official map of the newly-established Sansha city in south China’s Hainan Province was published on Saturday. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong) A man presents the map of Sansha city at Xidan Books Building in Beijing, […]

CPC congress concludes, new central committee elected

CPC congress concludes, new central committee elected

The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded here Wednesday morning, after a new CPC Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection were elected. Delegates to the congress also passed resolutions on the report of the 17th CPC Central Committee, the work report of the Central Commission for […]

Chengdu-Chongqing railway line to be opened in March 2015

Chengdu-Chongqing railway line to be opened in March 2015

A worker walks under girders for the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing passenger railway line in Neijiang, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Nov. 3, 2012. The 308-kilometer-long railway line is scheduled to be opened in March of 2015. (Xinhua/Xu Yubin) Photo taken on Nov. 3, 2012 shows the Wujiaba Tuojiang River Bridge of the Chengdu-Chongqing passenger railway […]

Ma Ying-jeou eyes closer Taiwan-US ties

Ma Ying-jeou eyes closer Taiwan-US ties

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou said Taiwan’s inclusion in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program will allow the two sides to develop closer relations while bilateral development in all aspects will see more rapid growth. “The U.S. is our third largest trading partner and leading source of foreign investment,” Ma said. “The official launch of the VWP […]

China-US military bands hold joint concert in Beijing

China-US military bands hold joint concert in Beijing

The United States Army Band has held its first performance in China. In a goodwill musical exchange focusing on friendship and cooperation through the performing arts, the two countries´ military bands made history by holding a joint concert at Beijing’s National Center of Performing Arts. Entitled “Friendship and Cooperation through Music”, the joint concert paired […]

China unveils large radio telescope in Shanghai

China unveils large radio telescope in Shanghai

A massive radio telescope for use in space observation was unveiled Sunday at the foot of Sheshan Mountain in Shanghai. The telescope will be used to track and collect data from satellites and space probes. The newly-built radio telescope can pick up eight different frequency bands and also track Earth satellites, lunar exploration satellites and […]