Politics

Geneva talk on Ukraine 'welcome'
  • Li says economy can continue growth

    Premier Li Keqiang said China has the conditions to keep its economy moving with another round of reform and opening-up.

  • Next 5-year plan eyes deepening reforms

    China's top economic planning body on Thursday said that it has started to formulate the 13th Five-Year Plan covering 2016 to 2020, with deepening reforms and shifting the country's economic growth model at the forefront.

  • Top legislature publishes legislation plan

    The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Thursday released its legislation plan for the year.

  • Danish queen to visit China

    Danish Queen Margrethe II will pay a state visit to China from April 24-28 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • China condemns Nigeria kidnappings

    China on Wednesday condemned an incident in Nigeria in which more than 100 schoolgirls were kidnapped by armed gunmen and voiced firm support for the Nigerian government.

Military

Xi calls for joining space and air roles
  • Hagel gets closer to PLA

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel savors traditional Chinese cuisine including kung pao chicken, dumplings and broccoli with garlic at a noncommissioned officer school in Beijing.

  • Chinese, US defense chiefs begin talks

    Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan says US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will deepen his understanding of China and the Chinese armed forces during his visit to China.

  • Carrier visit underscores transparency

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel starts his first trip to China with a landmark visit to the Liaoning aircraft carrier, the first foreign visitor to board the ship.

Science-Tech

New lunar rover unveiled at Chongqing tech fair

Beijing integrates with Tianjin, Hebei

Beijing has launched an initiative to integrate with neighboring Tianjin municipality and Hebei province.

Sex education for children in China

This special coverage sheds light on sex education in China and how other countries' experiences might be helpful to China's practice.

China Giant Pandas

A pair of giant pandas from SW China's Sichuan province are in their new home in Belgium's Pairi Daiza zoo.

Fighting Air Pollution

China's battle against air pollution is a long-term cause. This news package focuses on the anti-pollution efforts from both govt and NGOs in the next few years.

Desalinated water to be piped into Beijing

Beijing is planning to pipe in desalinated water from the port of Caofeidian in Hebei province to meet increased demand.

Rumormonger ruling seen as lesson

The nation's first judgment against a defendant accused of spreading fake rumors online has been hailed by judges and experts, who call for netizens to learn from the case.

Plants used to weed out soil pollution

Chinese scientists have developed soil remediation technologies to prepare for large-scale applications.

Country to protect space safety

China published its first space situation report on Thursday, designed to keep policymakers better informed and to protect the country’s space interests.

Society

Peak season for kelp in Shandong

HK/Macao/Taiwan

'The Grandmaster' wins big at HKFA

Cover Story

An accident waiting to happen

The recent collapse of an apartment block in eastern China has highlighted a problem that could have fatal consequences for owners of buildings erected in the 1980s and '90s.

Surge in demand for China