Government

Xi meets local senior officers, stresses CPC's leadership over army

Military

Russian jet fighters 'to enhance the PLA'
  • Race underway for next-generation missiles

    China is facing fierce competition with powerful rivals such as the United States and Russia in the development of next-generation missile systems, according to a recent report.

  • Xi says PLA overhaul to aid reform

    President Xi Jinping has pledged to revolutionize the People's Liberation Army by overhauling the armed forces' command structure and reorganizing military regions, according to a statement published on Thursday after a historically significant meeting.

  • A 1st: PLA soldiers visit US base for drills

    About 70 military personnel from the Chinese People's Liberation Army joined their US counterparts for humanitarian aid exercises at US Air Force's Joint Base Lewis-McChord outside of Tacoma, Washington, on Nov 19-23.

Innovation

China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years

Timeline of China's family planning policy

60th Anniversary of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region

Glimpses of Tibet: Plateaus, people and faith

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Xi highlights rural poverty relief

President Xi Jinping targeted poverty alleviation efforts when he made a pre-Spring Festival visit to Jinggangshan in Jiangxi province.

Zika curbs to include mosquito extermination

As the weather turns warmer and China faces a higher risk of local transmission of the Zika virus, the top virus-prevention authority plans a large-scale extermination of mosquitoes to cut off transmission of the virus.

Special troops to help keep China-Pakistan corridor safe

Islamabad will set up a special force of approximately 10,000 troops to protect Chinese people and enterprises along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a visiting senior Pakistani diplomat said.

New policies to aid Belt and Road business ventures

Several policies will be adopted by the Foreign Ministry to help the flow of personnel between China and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, a senior diplomat said on Wednesday.

Society

Maintenance crews check trains inch by inch
  • A 'police father' with 39 'left-behind' children

    Liao Yifeng, a police officer who works in a village of Huangpi in Wuhan, Hubei province, is a "father" to 39 "left-behind" children, whose parents are working far away from home and rarely spend time with them.

  • Stallholders bid farewell to capital

    A once popular market area near the Beijing Zoo closes on Thursday, bringing an end to the must-go destination.

  • Stranded passengers at Guangzhou station evacuated

    Most of the 50,000 holiday travelers stranded by bad weather in and around Guangzhou railway station in south China have departed aboard trains thanks to authorities' evacuation efforts.

  • Power transmission line built to curb smog in China's business hub

    Construction on a power transmission line to distribute power from southwest China's Yunnan province to the Pearl River Delta region in Guangdong province began Wednesday, in a move to ease its power shortages and alleviate the worsening smog problems.

  • Taking a scalpel to hospital ticket scalpers

    High demand for medical services has provided golden opportunities for unscrupulous gangs to fleece unsuspecting patients at some of the nation's major hospitals. Despite an official crackdown, the law-breakers continue to operate.

HK/Macao/Taiwan

Cross-Straits stability and peace is 'irresistible trend'
  • H7 bird flu virus detected in Macao market

    An H7 avian flu virus was detected in samples of poultry sold in Macao's street market, officials from Macao's Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) and the Health Bureau (SSM) said Wednesday.

  • 6.2-magnitude quake jolts waters near Taiwan: CENC

    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit waters close to northeast coast of Taiwan at a depth of 200 kilometers at 10:19 p.m. Beijing Time on Tuesday, according to China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

  • Billionaire donates 300 mln yuan to cyber security training

    Philanthropist Henry Cheng, chair of Hong Kong jeweller Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd., donated 300 million yuan ($45.6 million dollars) to China Internet Development Foundation (CIDF) on Tuesday to support cyber security training.

Cover Story

Taking a scalpel to hospital ticket scalpers

High demand for medical services has provided golden opportunities for unscrupulous gangs to fleece unsuspecting patients at some of the nation's major hospitals. Despite an official crackdown, the law-breakers continue to operate.

A thirst for change in polluted waterways