Full text of Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change

A joint U.S.-China statement on climate change was issued on Saturday. The full text is as follows: Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China recognize that the increasing dangers presented by climate change measured against the inadequacy of the global response requires a more focused […]

China to complete integrated mapping system by 2020

China will build up an integrated mapping system to cover the ground, underground, sea, air and outer space by 2020, said a senior official of the national surveying and mapping authority. The system, when completed, will facilitate the country’s economic development, national defense and government decision-making, Li Pengde, deputy director of the National Administration of […]

KMT honorary chairman hails mainland aerospace achievements

Visiting Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang Lien Chan spoke highly of the mainland’s manned space program while taking a tour to a Beijing-based space center Wednesday. During the visit, Lien and his wife, Lien Fangyu, met with the Shenzhou-9 astronauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang, asking about their experiences inside the space craft. […]

China’s aircraft carrier anchors in military port

China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, anchored for the first time in a military port in Qingdao, eastern Shandong province on Wednesday morning. The anchoring marks that the aircraft carrier bay in Qingdao, which was built following a four-year construction, has already had logistic capacities, according to a statement from the military. The Liaoning left […]

China refutes cyber attack allegations

China on Wednesday refuted allegations of hacking activities as groundless, calling for international cooperation to fight cyber crime rather than criticize each other in an irresponsible way. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a regular press briefing, noting that groundless criticism is “irresponsible and unprofessional, which will not help to solve the […]

Sina Weibo boasts 500 mln users

Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, had attracted over 500 million users by the end of 2012, a year-on-year increase of 74 percent, Sina Corp. announced on Wednesday. Sina Weibo’s active daily users have exceeded 46.2 million, the company said. The site’s revenues totaled 66 million U.S. dollars in 2012, of which 23 percent […]

China promotes use of energy-saving internal combustion engines

China will step up efforts to develop energy-saving internal combustion engines and promote their use in coming years to reduce emissions, according to a guideline issued by the State Council. Energy-saving internal combustion engines will account for 60 percent of the total engines in use by 2015, the guideline issued by China’s Cabinet said. The […]

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 […]

Internet start-ups ease China’s employment pressure

Chinese young people are seriously considering making a living online as the economic slowdown bites China’s more conventional jobs market. An Internet business boom has helped create more than 10 million jobs in China, which greatly alleviates current employment pressure, according to a new report by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS). […]