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Feature: Discovering soul-touching stories in China - a German writer's perspective
Stefan Schomann takes a photo with a poster of the publicity event for his book Last Refuge in Shanghai at the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum in Shanghai on September 10, 2010. (Photo provided by Stefan Schomann ). by Xinhua writers He Fei, Ma ...

Feature: Echoes from history: A tale of 6 generations of Britons linked to China
Simon Haworth is showing his grandmother's diaries and photos in the attic where he lived as a child. (Photo provided by Simon Haworth). by Xinhua writers Sui Lixi, Yu Pei, Wu Zhi. BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Simon Haworth introduced biotechnological ...

Week In Review: Shanghai Pharma Bids In Cardinal China's $1.5 Billion Auction
Shanghai Pharma (SHA: 601607) and FountainVest Partners, a China private equity fund, have submitted second-round bids for Cardinal China's (NYSE: CAH) drug distribution operations. According to a Bloomberg article, the two entities are part of a ...

Across China: Light in the darkness
TAIYUAN, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Fubin cannot not see anything, but to many people, he brought them light. For 17 years, the elderly blind man's library, named the House of Sunshine, has offered free access to more than 5,000 books to residents in ...

Canton Fair attracts 25000 exhibitors
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The 122nd China Import and Export Fair, commonly known as the Canton Fair, opened in south China's Guangzhou city Sunday, drawing around 25,000 companies as exhibitors. More than 160,000 types of products are ...

China imposes gag on domestic media coverage of N. Korea
China's propaganda authorities have issued an order barring domestic media outlets from doing original reporting on North Korean nuclear and missile issues, sources with knowledge of the situation said Sunday. The gag order is apparently aimed at ...

Spotlight: China becomes focus at IMF/WB annual meetings
Maurice Obstfeld, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), attends a press briefing at the IMF headquarters in Washington D.C., the United States, on Oct. 10, 2017. The IMF on Tuesday raised its global growth forecast for 2017 and 2018 ...

Bonfire of the freebies: China officials forgo free fruit and haircuts in Xi austerity drive
Commuters in Beijing ahead of this week's party congress. The banner says: 'Unite closely around the party central committee with comrade Xi Jinping as the core.' Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters. China ...

China's Central Banker Gives a Gravity-Defying 7% Growth Forecast Ahead of the Party Congress
China's central bank governor said the economy could grow 7% in the second half of this year, accelerating from the first six months and defying widespread expectations for a slowdown. The uncharacteristically explicit growth forecast by Zhou Xiaochuan ...

China puts rare pressure on US over Taiwan relationship
In a rare pressure campaign, the Chinese government is demanding Congress back off new laws that would strengthen the US relationship with Taiwan. Beijing's efforts are the latest sign that it is stepping up its campaign to exert political influence ...

China condemns bomb that kills at least 276 in Somalia
BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- China strongly condemned the bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed at least 276 people and injured about 300, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday. Media has reported the deadliest single attack in ...

Beijing proudly unveils mega-airport due to open in 2019
BEIJING: China's capital unveiled the “shining example” of its 80 billion yuan (RM51.19bil) new airport on Monday, tipped to become one of the world's largest when it opens in October 2019 amid a massive infrastructure drive overseen by President Xi ...

Economic Watch: China's inflation remains stable, economy solid
Local residents select vegetables at a supermarket in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Oct. 16, 2017. China's consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.6 percent year on year in September, the National Bureau of Statistics ...

'A bad omen': Chinese state media challenge foreign interference threat
Chinese commentators labelled government warnings over foreign interference in Australian universities “a bad omen” as Foreign Minister Julie Bishop added her voice to the debate. Last week departmental secretary Frances Adamson urged Australian ...

China announces new gravitational wave observation
NANJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists on Monday announced observation of the "optical counterpart" of gravitational waves coming from the merger of two binary neutron stars using a survey telescope in Antarctica. The gravitational waves were ...

Japan, US agree to seek diplomatic solution to Korean Peninsula tensions
TOKYO, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Japan and the United States agreed in talks on Tuesday that focus should be kept on a diplomatic solution to address the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula. In talks held in Tokyo, Japanese Vice Foreign Minister ...

Propaganda and Censorship Are Reaching Fever Pitch on the Eve of China's Big Leadership Reshuffle
With the bazooka's cold gunmetal nestling between her yellow felt jacket and coiffured black bob, Mrs Zhao sizes up the ranks of an imaginary enemy and squeezes off a few rounds, causing explosions of red and yellow pixels to flare on the LCD screen ...

China tells Japan to reflect on past aggression after Abe sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine
BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday told Japan to squarely face and reflect on its past aggression, following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ritual offering to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine. Abe sent a masakaki tree as an offering to ...

China's projection of economic clout is not costless
The Chinese renminbi (RMB) became the fifth currency to join the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of the International Monetary Fund last year. Photo: AFP. Latest News » · Review: Samsung The Frame TV · Not dependent on IPL, says Sony's Rajesh ...

New pictures of Beijing's £9BILLION mega-airport reveal cavernous terminal buildings
So it's perhaps not surprising that Chinese officials were keen to show-off the skeleton of Beijing's new mega-airport, this week. Representatives unveiled the primary structure of its 80billion yuan (£9billion) project on Monday, which boasts 1.6 ...

China's Stronger Without a Strongman
Who will rise and fall at this week's Communist Party congress in Beijing remains shrouded in the usual thick mist of Chinese politics. But the outcome of the twice-a-decade leadership conference is clear: President Xi Jinping will emerge with an even ...

Coming of Age in an Era of Prosperity: Meet China's 'Bubble Generation'
China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Reuters. By John Ruwitch and Anita Li. WUHAN, China ...

Beijing's goal of global domination
The contrast is stark, although the core slogan sounds surprisingly similar: Donald Trump wanting to Make America Great Again; Xi Jinping wanting to Rejuvenate China. But Xi is not content to rest there. He also aims to seize this rare opportunity of ...

Xi offers condolences over deadly terrorist bombing in Somalia
BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent condolences to his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, over the deadly truck bombing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. In a message of condolences, Xi said he was ...

Feature: Walking the talk on the Great Wall -- Australian schoolgirl with cerebral palsy shows willpower in China
BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Once built to keep invaders out, the Great Wall, one of China's best-known faces, has now become a platform to bring people together. For Taylor Walker-Lear, an 11-year-old Australian schoolgirl, it is a magic ladder which ...

How Xi Became China's Most Powerful Leader in Decades
Xi Jinping is arguably the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. What's behind his rise and how long will he remain in power? Photo: Reuters. Editor Picks. 3:21 Up Next. Inside the Philippines' Bloody War Against Islamist Militants. 10/18/2017 ...

China Focus: Easing regulation helps China's second-hand car market
KUNMING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- China has had strong sales of second-hand cars since 2016 when authorities loosened regulation of the market. In 2016, second-hand car trade volume hit more than 10 million units, up 10.3 percent year on year, the China ...

Across China: VR classrooms give rural students modern skills
YINCHUAN, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Liu Rong, a vocational school student in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region had never heard of virtual reality (VR) until trying a headset in a special classroom at her school. Xiji county where Liu lives is so poor that most ...

Morocco sees 10.4 pct increase in tourist arrivals in Jan-Aug
RABAT, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- A total of 8 million tourists visited Morocco between January and August 2017, up 10.4 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, according to Tourism Ministry. International tourist arrivals jumped 13.1 percent ...

Beijing puts its foot down on share bikes, regulation looms
The scourge of abandoned share bikes is becoming an international issue, with Beijing forced to ban new schemes after thousands of bikes were dumped across the city. Almost 2.4 million share bikes have hit the streets of Beijing in the past 18 months ...


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