The Chinese New Year of the Monkey is just around the corner. On this joyous occasion of family reunion and nationwide celebration, I wish to extend, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, festive greetings to people of all ethnic groups in China, and to our compatriots in Hong Kong and Macao, compatriots in Taiwan, as well as overseas Chinese nationals. I also wish to express sincere greetings to those who remain in their work posts during the holiday season.
Two of China's most wanted fugitives, who fled abroad a year and half ago under suspicion of jointly embezzling public funds of 29.96 million yuan ($4.56 million), have been repatriated, the country's anti-corruption agency announced on Saturday.
It's not possible for any country alone to determine the agenda and rules of global trade for the 21st century, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in response to a US-led trade arrangement at a daily news conference on Friday.
The bi-weekly consultation session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - which was restored in 2013 - has become a platform to promote consultative democracy and mutual understanding.