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Royal barge

Royal barge

Thai oarsmen row during the royal barge ceremony along the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok on Thursday. The barge was the final event in the coronation of Thailand‘s King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Photo: AFP

Ex-drug user actor from Taiwan faces netizen boycott

Ex-drug user actor from Taiwan faces netizen boycott

Photo: web Mainland netizens called for a boycott of the possible comeback of an ex-drug user actor from Taiwan island after he announced his new role at a press conference of a TV drama.  The hashtag “Ko Chen-tung comes back” on Sina Weibo received 610 million views and 128,000 comments […]

Water transfer project benefits over 120 million people: official

Water transfer project benefits over 120 million people: official

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 10, 2019 shows the scenery of the Danjiangkou Reservoir region in Xichuan County of Nanyang, central China‘s Henan Province. The middle route of China‘s south-to-north water diversion project begins at the Danjiangkou Reservoir and runs across Henan and Hebei provinces before reaching Tianjin and Beijing. […]

China leads world in successful orbital launches

China leads world in successful orbital launches

An earth observation satellite, Gaofen-12, is launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China‘s Shanxi Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Photo: Zheng Taotao/Xinhua There have 29 successful rocket launches in China this year and with a few more scheduled for the […]

Threat of new US tariffs haunts markets

Threat of new US tariffs haunts markets

    A family looks at toys made in China at a store in Los Angeles on September 13. Photo: AFP   China has been waiving import tariffs for some soybean and pork imports from the US, according to Gao Feng, spokesperson of the on Thursday. Gao added the trade […]

SCO carries out online anti-terrorism drill

SCO carries out online anti-terrorism drill

Soldiers participate in a joint anti-terrorist exercise held by China and Kyrgyzstan frontier forces in Kizilsu Kirgiz Prefecture, northwest China‘s Uygur Autonomous Region, June 27, 2017. The drill, carried out under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), was witnessed by representatives from Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and […]

Software firms to jointly make Kylin OS

Software firms to jointly make Kylin OS

A visitor to the China International Software Product & Information Service Trade Fair holds hands with a bionic robot in Nanjing, East China‘s Jiangsu Province, on July 19. Photos: IC China Standard Software Co (CS2C) and Tianjin Kylin Information Co (TKC) will jointly build a domestic operating system, according to […]

Digital economy to hit half of national GDP by 2023: IDC

Digital economy to hit half of national GDP by 2023: IDC

People visit the China International Digital Economy Expo (CIDEE) in Shijiazhuang, north China‘s Hebei Province, Oct. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Xiao) About 51.3 percent of China‘s GDP will be digital-economy-related by 2023 as the country‘s enterprises step up the digitalization of their businesses, according to a prediction made by global market […]

China‘s financial services market alluring for foreign institutions

China‘s financial services market alluring for foreign institutions

  Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT Global financial giants have long eyed China‘s lucrative financial services market, which remains in its infancy. Opportunities abound as the sector has now opened to foreign institutions.  Compared with the world‘s developed economies, China‘s stock and bond markets are far from fully developed. It is difficult […]

Safe and sound

Safe and sound

A panda keeper carries a cub on their way back to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Wolong National Nature Reserve, Southwest China‘s Sichuan Province on Thursday. Its mother Qiaoqiao, which was raised in captivity and released in the wild in March before mating […]

More intl students flock to China: report

More intl students flock to China: report

Newly admitted international students visit Duke Kunshan University in East China‘s Jiangsu Province in April. Photos: Courtesy of Duke Kunshan University China became the world‘s 3rd most popular destination for international students in 2018, receiving 10 percent of the world‘s international students, ahead of many long standing host countries, said […]