US saber-rattling could spark arms buildup, experts say

2016-02-19 22:50:38

Experts said that if Washington continues to flex its military muscles in the South China Sea, it may prompt China to boost its defense buildup there to safeguard its lawful rights.

China accuses US of militarizing South China Sea

2016-02-19 21:32:16

China said on Friday that it does not intend to pursue militarization of the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea and criticized US air and naval patrols in the region.

China urges caution over sanctions against DPRK

2016-02-19 20:54:20

China on Friday urged relevant parties to be cautious and show restraint to avoid complicating the situation as the United States passed a bill to impose more stringent sanctions on Pyongyang.

President Xi visits major State media in Beijing

2016-02-19 15:22:49

President Xi Jinping tours the headquarters of People's Daily newspaper in Beijing on February 19, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Xi visits three State media organizations in Beijing

2016-02-19 14:45:59

President Xi Jinping visited three Beijing-based State news organizations - CCTV, Xinhua News Agency and People's Daily - on Friday morning.

Xi sends audio greeting on social media ahead of Lantern Festival

2016-02-19 11:56:29

President Xi Jinping visits headquarters of major State media in Beijing on Friday morning and sends a greeting on social media platforms.

Chinese, French FMs discuss bilateral ties, int'l affairs over phone

2016-02-19 06:10:39

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday exchanged views via phone with new French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on their countries' relations and on international and regional issues of common concern.

Beijing, 5 other cities to fight smog together

2016-02-19 03:38:33

The national environmental authority has launched a new plan that targets Beijing, Tianjin and four neighboring cities with tough restrictions in an effort to curb severe smog in the northern region.

Flexible new guidelines issued on green cards

2016-02-19 02:40:24

More foreigners in different industries in China would be eligible to apply for permanent resident permits, or green cards, in a simpler way.

Defensive facilities 'legitimate'

2016-02-18 08:30:17

Any defense deployment on China's territory would be legitimate, Beijing said on Wednesday, responding to reports that China has positioned anti-aircraft missiles on the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea.

China's defense facilities on Yongxing 'not news': spokesman

2016-02-18 21:28:18

China's deployment of defense facilities on Yongxing Island -- the largest island in the Xisha Islands group in the South China Sea -- is "nothing new," a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

China urges impartial handling of issue concerning ICBC Madrid offices

2016-02-18 20:46:01

China on Thursday asked the Spanish side to guarantee the legitimate rights of Chinese companies and personnel in Spain.