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'Adult kindergarten' brings back childhood
People dance at an "adult kindergarten" in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, to relieve stress, April 16, 2017.

'Cash for trash' program raises people's awareness
Every few days Liu Ying carries a bag of vegetable peelings and other kitchen waste to a small office and trades it for credits, rather than disposing of it in a trashcan.

'City of peonies' to export flowers to Australia
Luoyang, China's "city of peonies," will export 1 million cut flowers to Australia, as part of a flower trade cooperation.

'Hero in the fire' gets cash award
Heilongjiang Yunda Express awarded 5,000 yuan ($730) to Liu Zhigang on April 17 for his heroism.

'Press on' with economic shift
Country's top leaders urge the nation to press on with the strategic adjustment of its economic structure while ensuring systematic financial risks do not occur.

'Press on' with economic shift
Country's top leaders urge the nation to press on with the strategic adjustment of its economic structure while ensuring systematic financial risks do not occur.

204 suspects seized in "national assets" fraud crackdown
Chinese police have held 204 suspects in a crackdown on fraud under the guise of "unfreezing national assets," the Ministry of Public Security said Tuesday.

24 provinces kick off civil service exams
Candidates prepare for the provincial civil servant exam in Taiyuan, capital of Northwest China's Shanxi province, April 22, 2017. A total of 24 provinces will held civil servant exam today.

248 firms near Beijing found to spew pollution
China's environmental authority found 248 companies in violation of standards during the latest round of air pollution inspection, of which over 100 were found to have discharged pollutants excessively.

25 Beijing underpasses undergo renovations
Beijing will finish restoring 25 pedestrian underpasses this year along Chang'an Avenue, the capital's central thoroughfare, to upgrade their function and appearance.

The People's Republic of China
Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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Champagne bottle broken on carrier’s bow in Chinese first
China on Wednesday launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier by smashing a bottle of champagne on its prow, the first time the Western tradition has been used with a PLA warship. But some guests attending the launch party for the still unnamed carrier at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province, wondered why champagne was used and not mao-tai, the Chinese liquor, naval expert Li Jie said. “China adopted the Western tradition of smashing a bottle on the ship, signalling the...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:37:09 +0800

Hong Kong’s next leader Carrie Lam spent HK$2m in wages for election campaign team
Hong Kong’s incoming leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor lavished over HK$2 million on her 80-member campaign team in the run-up to the chief executive election on March 26, although it failed to ensure her a smooth ride. Sandra Mak Wong Siu-chun, a PR veteran in charge of publicity, charged an average of HK$100,000 a month, while HK$300,000 went on maintenance of Lam’s Facebook page, which was mostly flooded by angry emoticons. The expenditure came to light on Wednesday when the...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:34:11 +0800

China urges end to US-South Korea military exercises
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged an end to US-South Korean military manoeuvres Wednesday as well as a stop to North Korea’s nuclear programme to calm tensions on the peninsula. He said Pyongyang’s continuing nuclear tests were “a clear violation of UN resolutions”, but stressed that persisting with military manoeuvres around the peninsula “is not in the spirit of the resolutions either”. “Security and stability are very fragile at the moment...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:26:50 +0800

Few ship calls, low passenger spending: Hong Kong cruise terminal needs to boost usage, auditor says
Is Hong Kong’s much-hyped cruise terminal a white elephant of an underused facility that resembles a ghost town more than the bustling hub for luxury tourism it was billed as? That was the kind of picture painted by the city’s official auditor on Wednesday as it revealed that few ships were anchoring at the HK$6.6 billion Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and passengers were hardly spending money there. The terminal’s two berths were both occupied for only five days during its peak...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:30:30 +0800

Hong Kong’s welfare department gets a grilling for taking years to approve funding applications
The city’s auditor has criticised the Social Welfare Department for taking far too long to process hundreds of grant applications for social projects. In a report released Wednesday, the Audit Commission labelled the department as inefficient after it found 481 out of 2,338 grant applications, between April 2011 and September 2016, were not processed within the target time periods. The department should process major grants of more than HK$400,000 within nine months and minor grants...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:12:00 +0800

Children living in Hong Kong’s poorer districts more likely to face abuse, or get into accidents, study says
Hong Kong children living in low-income districts are most at risk of abuse or getting into accidents, according to the latest report by a university in the city. University of Hong Kong (HKU) researchers found a growing number of children were seeking emergency services over the past decade and more. Children from larger families, with less educated parents and a lower household income are more likely to get injured, they said. The overall injury rate was lowest in the Central and Western...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:05:26 +0800

Can China’s president realise his ‘perfect’ city dream?
China’s decision to develop a new economic zone in a Hebei backwater is a great thing for the nation and “a big strategy for a thousand years”, according to President Xi Jinping. It was a bold declaration for a Chinese leader who has not yet finished his first five-year term and who leads a Communist Party that has existed for less than 100 years. Xi wants to build a “perfect” place in Xiongan, according to the vision presented by the official Xinhua news...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:45:15 +0800

Hong Kong’s regulation of charities full of holes, city’s official auditor says
The Hong Kong government’s rules on charities are ridden with loopholes, the latest report by the city’s official auditor has found, with some groups allowed to maintain their tax-exempt status and free land even after conducting non-charitable activity, paying their directors and operating hotels and serviced apartments for commercial purposes. “There is no overall statutory scheme for the registration and regulation of charities in Hong Kong,” the Audit Commission said...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:13:18 +0800

United Airlines in new PR headache after giant rabbit dies on flight from London to Chicago
United Airlines is facing another public relation headache after a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit perished onboard one of its transatlantic flights. The 90cm continental giant rabbit named Simon, which was 10 months old, died while travelling from London Heathrow to O’Hare airport in Chicago, the Sun reported. Annette Edwards, a breeder from Worcestershire, told the newspaper that Simon was expected to grow to be the world’s biggest rabbit after his father Darius grew to 1...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:30:37 +0800

Hong Kong police officers warned not to reveal identity while off duty to settle disputes
The police watchdog has warned officers not to reveal their police identity for personal matters when off duty, as some were found to have used their authority to take advantage during disputes or befriend women. But the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) stressed the problem was not serious as only five or six complaints were received each year. It substantiated misconduct allegations against two officers who used their identities to pressure the other party to get an advantage in...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:15:36 +0800
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China launches first indigenous aircraft carrier
Beijing could build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years, the Pentagon said in a 2015 report.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:46:52 +0000

China seeks to be car maker powerhouse
A growing Chinese middle class and affordability of locally manufactured cars has helped domestic sales.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:08:33 +0000

China to overhaul economic laws
Since economic conditions have changed in the past decades, some of the existing standards are out of date.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:29:53 +0000

After Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” order, IMF drops anti-protectionism pledge
On Saturday, the IMF also warned of heightened political and policy uncertainties.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:10:03 +0000

Pharma, energy cooperation to be announced during Abe’s Russia trip
Russia and Japan are expected to sign agreements on the implementation of about 20 joint projects.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:21:22 +0000

Analysis: Trump ups pressure on Iran
Iran has the US between Iraq and a hard place in the Middle East.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:28:03 +0000

China, Iran to ink commercial contracts to redesign nuclear reactor
The fate of the 40-megawatt Arak reactor was a key sticking point in nearly two years of negotiations that led to the nuclear agreement.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:01:36 +0000

BRICS to focus on joint skills training plan
BRICS countries represent 43 per cent of the world’s population.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:51:29 +0000

Russia delivers 4.8 tonnes of aid to Aleppo
The war that has killed hundreds of thousands in Syria is far from over.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:55:27 +0000

IMF raises Brazil 2018 growth forecast
Finance Minister Meirelles expects the economy will show "meaningful growth rate" by the end of 2017.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:18:15 +0000
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China Embraces Art for the People, by the People
Urbanization and industrialization are central themes in China’s social practice art, which often involves participation by nonartists.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:31:50 -0500

Huawei, Chinese Technology Giant, Is Focus of Widening U.S. Investigation
American officials are looking at whether Huawei, a maker of smartphones and cellular equipment, broke trade controls on Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:28:59 -0500

China, Sending a Signal, Launches a Home-Built Aircraft Carrier
The ship is far from ready for operations, but it was hailed as a milestone in President Xi Jinping’s drive to extend China’s military reach far beyond its shores.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:03:10 -0500

In China, Daydreaming Students Are Caught on Camera
Students see live-streaming video of classrooms as an intrusion, prompting a debate in China about privacy, educational ethics and helicopter parenting.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:05:22 -0500

Debt Crisis Shakes Chinese Town, Pointing to Wider Problems
Zouping’s troubles show how companies in China guarantee one another’s loans, representing a potential hazard within China’s vast financial system.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:48 -0500

China Sentences Phan Phan-Gillis, U.S. Businesswoman, in Spying Case
Ms. Phan-Gillis was convicted of espionage dating to the 1990s. Her lawyer hoped she would be deported before serving her three-and-a-half-year term.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:13:02 -0500

China Bans ‘Muhammad’ and ‘Jihad’ as Baby Names in Heavily Muslim Region
Officials said the ban was part of an effort to “curb religious fervor” in Xinjiang, but rights advocates called it the latest in a line of hostile policies.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:04:09 -0500

Chinese Media Is Subdued in the Face of North Korea-U.S. Standoff
Beijing’s relative silence may be an attempt to placate both Kim Jong-un of North Korea and President Trump, and to prevent the Chinese public from panicking.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:13:36 -0500

Facebook Briefly Suspends Account of Outspoken Chinese Billionaire
Facebook said it had erroneously blocked the account of Guo Wengui, who has accused the relatives of Chinese government officials of corruption.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:20:06 -0500

Philippines Sends Defense Chief to Disputed South China Sea Island
Even before officials reached the island, which is also claimed by China, Vietnam and Taiwan, the Chinese challenged the flight on the radio several times.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:45:25 -0500
Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.