Xi orders more troops to join flood control

2016-07-06 13:49:00

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the armed police force to send more troops to support flood control and disaster relief in areas battered by rainstorms.

State Council appoints officials

2016-07-06 13:40:23

The State Council, China's cabinet, has appointed several senior officials, according to a circular issued on Wednesday.

2017 pollution targets 'in reach'

2016-07-06 07:40:02

A majority of Chinese provinces have performed well in reducing airborne pollutants and have a good chance of reaching the targets set in the national action plan by 2017, according to an assessment by the Chinese Academy of Engineering that was released on Tuesday.

Ex-diplomat: Philippines must forgo provocations

2016-07-06 07:29:29

The Philippines "must be dissuaded from making any further provocation in the South China Sea, or otherwise China will not sit by idly", says former State councilor.

Li: Ensure safety in flood areas

2016-07-06 04:59:49

Premier Li Keqiang calls on local authorities to make the best use of flood control facilities and prepare for further downpours along the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers following recent deluges.

China's defense ministry confirms drill in South China Sea

2016-07-06 01:59:37

China's Ministry of National Defense confirms that the Chinese navy will hold training exercises in the South China Sea that will include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and other equipment.

President Xi calls for cooperation with Greece

2016-07-05 20:53:45

China is willing to make a joint effort with Greece to build Piraeus Port into the largest container transferring port in the Mediterranean, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.

China reaffirms adherence to peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputes

2016-07-05 19:53:55

China on Tuesday reaffirmed its adherence to dialogue and consultation in settling the South China Sea issue.

Beijing to further slash car quota from 2018

2016-07-05 17:15:11

Beijing will invest 750.5 billion yuan ($113 billion) in transport infrastructure during the next five years and make further cuts in the number of additional cars allowed on the road from 2018 to 2020, local media reported.

Premier inspects flood areas in Anhui, Hunan

2016-07-05 15:16:11

Premier Li Keqiang inspects flood control work at Huaihe river in East China’s Anhui province on July 5.

Fugitive stands trial on corruption charges

2016-07-05 11:31:55

A suspect from China's list of 100 most wanted economic fugitives stood trial on suspicion of embezzlement and corruption at a Beijing court on Tuesday.

Safety standards set for school tracks, turf

2016-07-05 07:45:26

Safe limits of dangerous chemicals emitted by synthetic running tracks, playgrounds and artificial turf - volatile organic compounds and carcinogenic formaldehyde - have been specified for the first time in new standards for schools in Zhejiang province.