Key points of speech:Adapt to and guide economic globalizationChina's development presents opportunities to business communities

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China will launch a satellite this year to gather electromagnetic data that may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes.

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Robots featuring cloud technology write Spring Festival couplets at Alibaba Group's Xixi park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

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A car drives along a winding road set atop the cliffs of Bashan Mountain in Ningqiang, Shaanxi province. The road was designed and built by people in the village of Xifanggou.

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Premier Li Keqiang pledged to grant universities and research institutions more independence in teaching and research, and to raise subsidies for graduate students pursuing master's degrees or doctorates, as part of efforts to boost basic research and innovation.

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Children light up Spring Festival travel rush

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China reiterated its support for continued European integration after US President-elect Donald Trump's comments on the process ignited concerns in Europe.

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Chen Qiufa, governor of Liaoning province, has for the first time admitted that the province was involved in submitting falsified financial data at city and county levels from 2011 to 2014.

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The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will inject record funding into building new roads this year so it can better serve as China's trade hub linking countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt.

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School commute: Teacher takes students by boat for 10 years

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State-owned Taiyuan Iron and Steel (Group) Co plans to mass-produce ballpoint pen tips and replace imports in two years, company officials said on Tuesday.

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State-owned Taiyuan Iron and Steel (Group) Co plans to mass-produce ballpoint pen tips and replace imports in two years, company officials said on Tuesday.

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An increasing number of Chinese have turned to wealth management products for their investments over the past 10 years, a report has found.

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In a move to rein in extravagance, a city in Southwest China's Guizhou province bans remarried couples from holding wedding banquets.

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China's first cargo spacecraft will leave the factory, according to the website of China's manned space mission.

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China and Germany should look to deepen media cooperation and further promote exchanges, officials from both countries said at the Sixth China-Germany Media Dialogue on Tuesday.

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A ban on fireworks in all of Central China's Henan province was withdrawn on Monday, three days after it was first announced.

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Pema Wangdu, former Party chief of Tibet's Ngari prefecture, has been appointed the Party chief of Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet autonomous region, it was announced on Monday.

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A Shanghai legislator has proposed the city adopt a system of road markings similar to Hong Kong's in a bid to cut down on jaywalking.

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Li Jun, 55, a police officer in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, has provided public security services along the Guizhou-Guangxi electric railway since 2009.

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China is planning to develop a prototype of an exascale computer, considered the next frontier of supercomputers, by the end of 2017, according to a developer Tuesday.

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China is willing to enhance intellectual property right (IPR) cooperation with other countries, but opposes accusations and abuse of IPR to exercise trade protectionism, according to a senior official Tuesday.

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Eight miners were trapped after a coal mine collapsed in north China's coal-rich Shanxi Province Tuesday morning, local authorities said.

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An elderly woman suffered a heart attack at Beijing South Railway Station after realizing her ID card was missing. She was quickly transferred to a clinic in the station where she was treated by two doctors.

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Sixteen people have been arrested in Lyuliang City in north China's Shanxi Province on drug trafficking offences, local police announced on Tuesday.

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Guangdong province's top political advisory body has vowed to further expand exchanges this year with residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, as well as overseas Chinese.

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Premier Li Keqiang urged the rapid initiation, and acceleration, of a program to rebuild 6 million homes in a national shantytown renovation project this year in a written instruction, which was released on Monday.

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China's environmental authorities will punish two enterprises in Shanxi Province for excessive discharge of pollutant, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection Tuesday.

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More human H7N9 avian flu cases have been reported in central China's Hunan Province and the southern province of Guangdong this year, authorities said Tuesday.

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Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region plans to build more bilingual kindergartens in its rural areas to promote three-year bilingual pre-school education for an extra 560,000 children.

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China will strengthen the protection and use of intellectual property rights, a move to develop intellectual property and encourage innovation, according to an official Tuesday.

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Chinese researchers said Monday they have uncovered the genetic basis of why giant pandas and red pandas have evolved independently to have shared features such as a bamboo-based diet and false thumb.

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Shanghai Disneyland received close to 6 million visitors in the first seven months of it opening in mid-June, Fan Xiping, chairman of Shanghai Shendi Group, Disney's Chinese partner, said Monday.

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China's connection with Davos Forum

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The International Monetary Fund revised upward its forecast for China's economic growth on expectations of continued policy support, according to the latest IMF World Economic Outlook report released on Monday.

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Overuse of food additives and microbial contamination were the primary food safety problems facing China last year, according to the top food authority.

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China has slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's act of "sowing discord" during his tour of four Asia-Pacific countries, saying it displayed "an extremely unhealthy mentality".

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Chinese soccer's governing body has cut the number of foreign players that clubs can field in domestic matches, citing a need to curb "irrational" spending and encourage the development of more homegrown talent.

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Traffic police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen signed an agreement with Didi Chuxing, the country's largest on-demand mobility (ODM) company, on Monday to ensure the safety of passengers.

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A Beijing traffic management official has ruled out offering free bus rides for residents on bad air quality days.

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Hong Kong and Macao deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) should resolutely safeguard national security and the rule of law in the special administrative regions, a senior NPC official said.

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Vice Premier Wang Yang said Monday that the country should make new headway in the campaign against intellectual property right (IPR) infringement and counterfeit products.

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A keeper prepares milk formula for giant panda cub Jianjian in Macao, Jan 11, 2017.

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Wang Xintong, 8, woke up at 5am on the morning on Jan 13, prepared to embark on a long trip back home with her parents. Jan 13 was the first day of the 2017 Spring Festival travel rush.

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Beijing plans to establish an environmental police force by the end of March, amid tightened controls on air pollution, the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said after the capital and other northern cities are engulfed by a new bout of smog.

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Cycling enthusiast Li Ming is encouraging people to try riding bikes in the prone position rather than sitting on bike saddles.

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An online network of hospitals is turning the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region into an attractive destination for medical tourists from Central Asia, health officials said.

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Beijing and Bern will make joint efforts to maintain an open and inclusive global trade system, says President Xi Jinping in Switzerland.

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On January 12, 2017, the Press Conference on Strategic Global Travel Cooperation between Shouqi Car Rental and Europcar was held in Beijing International Hotel. Shouqi Car Rental and Europcar, a major player in the global vehicle rental industry, signed an in-depth strategic agreement to carry out cooperation in the global car rental market and create a mechanism of sharing the global car rental resources. Then, the customers of Shouqi Car Rental in Chinese mainland can rent the vehicles of Europcar at airports and the outlets in urban areas through the App and website of Shouqi Car Rental and other channels. The two parties will provide users with excellent overseas car rental experience.

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The head of China's leading climate change body has been recognized for his key role in driving the renewable energy industry.

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Premier Li Keqiang has called for more efforts to expedite the renovation of rundown urban areas and dilapidated houses in 2017, a State Council statement said Monday.

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China's food prices are expected to see mild growth before the Spring Festival as surging demand ahead of the holiday will boost consumption, the top economic planner said on Monday.

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The government will devote more efforts in 2017 to implement the new assessment mechanism of local officials that focuses more on environment than economic growth, said the top economic planner.

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Several Chinese provinces have rolled out goals for poverty reduction at the ongoing local "two sessions" -- the plenary meetings of provincial lawmakers and political advisors.

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Henan province in Central China said over the weekend that it would ban all fireworks and firecrackers, effective Saturday.

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China has mapped out a plan to improve the economy, standard of living and environmental conditions to a "new level" in its western regions by 2020, the country's top economic planner said Monday.

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Shaanxi province plans to model the development of its free trade zone on the one in Shanghai, according to its top official.

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Workplace accidents continued to decline in China after the government took iron-fisted efforts to curb illegal operations, official data showed on Monday.

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Hong Kong's Court of Appeal Monday rejected two disqualified legislators-elect's application for leave to appeal over the case of their disqualification.

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A Chinese-language final exam paper at a high school in New York has left internet users amused and confused, reported guancha.cn on Saturday.

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The State Council announced the appointment and removal of several officials in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Monday.

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China's annual Spring Festival travel rush, "Chunyun," is a daunting task for the country's transport system as hundreds of millions of Chinese people return home to spend time with their families.

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Overuse of food additives and microbial contamination were the primary food safety problems facing China last year, according to the top food authority.

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Northwest China's Shaanxi province plans to lift 885,000 people out of poverty this year, according to the chief provincial official.

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A set of speeches made by President Xi Jinping when attending the G20 Hangzhou Summit in September last year have been published by the Foreign Languages Press.

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A form of hazard pay to compensate workers whose job demands that they remain outdoors during bouts of smog has been suggested again by members of the Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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Over 300 participants keep the pace at a "naked" running marathon at Fairy Mountain scenic area in Wulong, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality as the weather plunged to minus 5 degrees Celsius, Jan 15, 2016.

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New technology has been installed at train stations and airports in Chinese cities, aiming to ease the travel experience of the millions of passengers expected over the course of the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush which began on Jan 13, 2017.

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China builds more skyscrapers than any country in the world in 2016, building 84 of the total 128 skyscrapers completed last year. That's more than double the next ten countries combined, according to a year-end report from the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

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Chinese children no longer dream of becoming a scientist amid changing social values, according to surveys.

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Less than half of white-collar workers in China said they expect to receive a year-end bonus for 2016, according to a recent report by the Chinese human resources website zhaopin.com.

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The Chinese white dolphin, nicknamed "giant panda in the sea", is guarded under first-class state protection.

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The health authority in Beijing is studying the long-term impact of smog on people's health, including the widespread concern that smog could be a cause of lung cancer.

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Statistics show traveling abroad is gaining in popularity among the Chinese people, with travelers spending more on experiences instead of seeking shopping opportunities.

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Candidates test their art dream

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Qi Zhala, former Party chief of Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, has been appointed the region's chairman, it was announced on Sunday.

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Baidu Map, a desktop and mobile map service, recently advertised vacancies for map information collectors.

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Landspace Technology Corporation, a private aerospace company based in Beijing, said it has secured a contract with Gomspace, a Danish company, to launch a series of satellites.

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Chinese scientists announced they have built a facility that can generate the world's brightest extreme ultraviolet (EUV) free electron laser.

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Premier says public expenditure to be reduced further to relieve tax burden.

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Visitors view frozen Hukou Waterfall on Yellow River

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Gong Xiaopei, 21, looks a lot like a flight attendant, with a black suit, orange tie and a smile sweet enough to clearly communicate that she is eager to help.

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Zhou Youguang, a linguist considered the father of pinyin, a system of Latin letters for reading and writing standard Chinese, died on Saturday at his home in Beijing at age 111, one day after his birthday.

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President Xi Jinping will offer in Switzerland China's vision on domestic growth and a global economy overshadowed by protectionism.

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Local environmental authorities of Beijing said Sunday that a new bout of smog will hit the city from Sunday night to Tuesday.

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China will spread public-private partnerships (PPP) in countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, an infrastructure and trade network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along ancient trade routes, a senior official has said.

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As the biggest festival in China approaches, Shanghai Disney is preparing for its first-ever Lunar New Year with a packed entertainment programs.

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Chinese insurance regulator said that a state insurer used an iPhone and a voice recorder to eavesdrop on inspectors.

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The lantern fair in Yuyuan Garden, one of China's national intangible cultural heritages, is a key cultural event in Shanghai during the Spring Festival.

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Spring Festival travel: Children head home

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Taiwan has reported five bird flu cases in the first two weeks of 2017, with a total of 60,000 fowl culled, the island's animal and plant inspection authority said Saturday.

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Foreigners who have graduated within the past year with a master's degree from a Chinese or a foreign university are eligible to search for work in China, starting from this year.

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Shanxi province, the center of China's coal industry, will cut 20 million tonnes of coal capacity in 2017, said the provincial government on Saturday.

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China on Saturday told the United States that one China policy is the political foundation of bilateral ties and "is nonnegotiable."

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Renowned Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, the creator of Pinyin writing system, died on January 14th, one day after his 111th birthday.

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China will formulate and issue a judicial interpretation on the throwing out of illegally-obtained evidence.

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China's railways reported 24.6 percent surge in passenger volume Friday, the first day of the annual travel rush when hundreds of millions of Chinese people return home to spend Spring Festival with their families.

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Chinese procuratorates at all levels in 2016 approved the arrest of 19,345 suspects involved in telecom or cyber fraud.

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Lantern fair held at underground cave dwellings in China's Henan

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Beijing will spend more than 18.22 billion yuan ($2.6 billion) to fight air pollution in 2017, officials said Saturday.

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Fish dehydrated to greet upcoming Spring Festival in E China

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Six people died and 15 others suffered injuries Saturday in a 19-car pile-up on a highway in south China's Guangdong Province, local traffic authority said.

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More than 100,000 suggestions have been submitted in response to an online call to "Share your thoughts with Premier Li".

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China has 50,000 medical and health institutions that offer Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies, according to China's TCM authority.

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A 36-year-old man died after contracting H7N9 bird flu, said health authorities in central China's Henan province, on Saturday.

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Yang carried his wife to his work site, but instead of it affecting his job, his team of more than 100 workers were praised as the best in the bureau for two years.

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Premier Li Keqiang vowed on Friday to achieve a more balanced trade with Vietnam to bring further benefits to both countries by promoting maritime, on-land and financial cooperation.

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Heads of companies and institutes that won't give their employees annual bonuses, or won't give much, may have to mull over their decision again as a report shows that about 40 percent of white-collar workers in China said they may quit if they are not satisfied with their bonus.

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Trains from Europe are bringing fresh goods for Chinese people to put into their Lunar New Year shopping bags.

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A Chinese envoy said on Friday that the Group of 77 (G77) and China need to work together in improving global economic governance in 2017.

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A State Council investigative team has identified 42 people responsible for a tour bus fire that killed dozens, an official with the team said on Friday.

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Plans are being made to build a national park on the site of China's most complete Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) cemetery, and the park will include a museum to house the artifacts that have been unearthed from the tomb.

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Spring Festival will be celebrated by Chinese at home and abroad in two weeks.

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Fan Xiaohui's mother mostly manages to reach her daughter over phone but the same can't be said of Fan. There are times when Fan's calls to her mother go answered because her parents work at a supermarket in Beijing and she lives in Taihe county in the outskirts of Fuyang, a large city in Anhui province.

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Children in scholars' hats bow before a statue of Confucius as parents look to instill his values in their offspring.

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Smog will hit some parts in North and Central China on Saturday, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) warned, urging local authorities to make plans.

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Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday extended Spring Festival greetings to military veterans.

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Madrid's zoo has named its latest baby panda Chulina, meaning Little Cutey.

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China's aircraft carrier formation returned to Qingdao port Friday after finishing a drill, the Chinese navy said Friday.

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Prospects for China's foreign trade remain challenging as rising protectionism and international political uncertainties, including US trade policy under Donald Trump's presidency, will likely weigh on Chinese exports, officials said on Friday.

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The Spring Festival travel rush started on Friday, ushering in the world's largest annual human migration.

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Ongoing reform of the national supervisory system is part of major political reform in China, and it will strengthen the leading anti-corruption role of the Communist Party of China,a senior Party official has said.

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China has issued a plan to strengthen the protection and utilization of intellectual property rights.

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People safeguard their positions in a queue to buy train tickets at Guangzhou Railway Station, in South China's Guangdong province, before the Spring Festival in 1995.

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Zhao Xuecheng, 22, was abandoned by his biological parents after his face was badly burned in an accident in 1994.

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The world's biggest human migration during Spring Festival, or Chunyun, started today, which usually means jam packed railway stations and long travel days.

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Beijing residents were the biggest spending Chinese tourists last year, paying on average 4,100 yuan ($594) per trip, according to a report by China's largest online travel agency Ctrip.

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Chinese people are expected to take 8.4 million carpool trips during the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush, Chinese on-demand mobility (ODM) firm Didi forecast on Thursday.

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Guangdong provincial department of communications has said it will adopt Internet Plus and big data technology to ensure everything runs smoothly during the Spring Festival travel rush.

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China has launched a new program to support projects that promote nongovernmental international collaborations in science and technology, with a focus on the Belt and Road Initiative, officials said on Thursday.

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A recent report finds that children in Beijing are the most sedentary nationwide, while kids in Southwest China's Chongqing are the most active in walking.

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Pollution is encompassing the issues on environmental hazards which in turn wraps up issues of too many vehicles in China. Other matters refer to bad mannered drivers and poorly taught drivers who could NOT even park cars ( i.e. instead of normal parking takes one or two alignment to fix a park, many just tried desperately to park 3, 4 , 5 , 6 ... times in order to get a fix. This is causing unrealized cause of pollution problem; imagining China has more than 13.5 billion heads and as many as 800 millions vehicles ). It appears that driving schools are able to gang with Vehicle Licensing Authorities to buy driving licenses for their clients ( i.e. no need to undergo driving tests in practice and / or written exams). Hence, YOU get bad drivers! Fortunately, China has expanded its massive networks of Buses, MRT and Hi_Speed trains; yet more are needed. Hopefully, the Hon Premier Li will see lights in this matter to combat this too-many-vehicle issue by increasing prices and foreign car taxes (tariffs) to encourage its people to use / own one car per family while public transports are cheap, clean and fast. If taken into context, car parking spaces will be reduced accordingly.

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Beijing and Hanoi vowed to expand maritime and security cooperation on Thursday, further calming the waters of the South China Sea.

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Max Baucus, the current US ambassador to China, will leave Beijing for home on Jan 16. In a video bidding farewell to the Chinese, Baucus said he saw huge potential for cooperation between the US and China.

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Jianzhen's Journey to Japan, a China-made opera adapted from the legend of Chinese monk Jianzhen's tenacious attempts to travel to Japan to promote Buddhism in the eighth century, will kick off its first appearance in China at the National Theater of the Performing Arts in Beijing next month.

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Chinese scientists announced on Thursday in Kunming, Yunnan province, that less than 200 hoolock gibbons distributed in the province are actually an entirely new species, known as the Gaoligong hoolock gibbon (Hoolock tianxing).

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A man in Fengshan county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, is being probed for allegedly maltreating his 92-year-old mother by locking her up in a tiny room.

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A sunset over Sertar County in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. The county is home to the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, the largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in the world.

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Heading home for the holidays

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On stage, a magician conjures a goldfish out of thin air, an escape artist breaks free of a tangle of ropes and illusionists levitate centimeters above the ground, to gasps and cheers from the audience.

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Programming is a way of living and thinking, according to Zhang Danli, a 32-year-old software engineer in Beijing.

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The tech sector's strong gender imbalance has led to a rise in nonprofit organizations dedicated to closing the gap in the field of software engineering.

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The question software engineer Wang Jing is asked most frequently focuses not on how a person learns to write code, but how a woman learns to write code.

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Chunyun: The largest human migration in the world

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China's first commercial high-resolution Earth observation satellite network has begun to operate, its developer said.

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Li Pei, a linguist and wife of Guo Yonghuai, one of the founding fathers of China's atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb and satellite, passed away in Beijing on Thursday, according to the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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The central environmental authority and Shanxi provincial government have sent experts to uncover the reasons and provide solutions for reducing the alarmingly high concentration of sulfur dioxide in Linfen, Shanxi province, which has engulfed the northern city for days and raised health concerns.

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Han Chunyu, a Chinese researcher who gained the spotlight for a next-generation approach to gene-editing that research groups across the world later said could not be repeated, could lose his patent for the process.

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As millions prepare to head home for Spring Festival, many single men and woman are expecting a grilling from relatives when they get there, according to a survey.

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President Xi Jinping has urged all judicial and law enforcement agencies to improve their capabilities by innovating mechanisms and methods to better guard against and handle risks and challenges.

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It is "a correct political choice" for Nigeria to order Taiwan to move its trade mission from the capital of Abuja, since the one-China principle is globally recognized, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

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Several platoons of fake Terracotta Warriors were smashed to bits in Xi'an early on Thursday after the city launched a crackdown on misleading museums and tricky tour guides.

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A breeder carries two panda cubs at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Ya'an, Sichuan province, on Jan 11, 2017.

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Training a class of 32 young foreign employees in leadership is another sign of Alibaba Group's ambitious strategy for overseas expansion.

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With US secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson threatening to make trouble for China over the South China Sea, observers said Beijing should continue its buildup in the area and tighten relations with countries involved in the area's territorial disputes.

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It's "a correct political choice" for Nigeria to order Taiwan to move its business affairs office from the capital Abuja according to the globally recognized one-China principle, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursday.

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A grand ceremony to worship Huangdi, the Yellow Emperor, will be unveiled in March in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, local government officials announced on Jan 11 in Beijing.

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Singles in East China's Jiangxi province are the most pressured by their parents to get married, according to the 2016 Dating and Marriage Report released by online dating website Shijijiayuan.

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The central government has decided to implement measures to improve intellectual property rights management and promote the nation's capacity for innovation, according to a guideline on a one-year pilot reform, which was released by the State Council on Thursday.

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Phase one of Chinas first commercial high-resolution Earth observation satellite constellation is in operation, according to its developer.

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Two middle-aged men of medium build, though thousands of miles apart and having never met, both initiated separate gatherings to greet the year of 2017, which they believe is special to poetry.

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An expansive Neolithic site that was uncovered in Shaanxi province has been named as one of the six archaeological discoveries of last year by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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A Chinese-led international team of scientists has identified a new species of apes after discovering significant differences between gibbons living in China and their counterparts in other countries.

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The State Council has issued a five-year guideline to promote overseas Chinese affairs.

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A naval formation consisting of aircraft carrier Liaoning passed through the Taiwan Strait Thursday morning en route to drills in the South China Sea, said a spokesperson with the People's Liberation Army Navy.

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Premier Li Keqiang pledged to boost clean government with effective anti-corruption measures at a recent State Council meeting, according to a statement released on Wednesday.

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China's top court has issued a legal interpretation regarding trademark lawsuits in an effort to protect the names of public figures and geographical locations, among others.

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Living far from her hometown, Zhang Yanli is always longing to be reunited with her family members back in Henan.

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Despite the inclusion of two popular Chinese actors, the latest Star Wars film struggled to pull in big audiences for its first weekend of release in China, though it was able to win first place at the box office.

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A "toilet revolution" will begin this year with heavy investment in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region to improve sanitary conditions and boost tourism.

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As the Chinese New Year approaches, Shanghai Disney said Wednesday it has started bracing for its first-ever Lunar New Year with spectacular entertainment programs for visitors.

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Taiwan will shut down all its nuclear power generation facilities ahead of 2025 in an attempt to build a "non-nuclear home," according to a revised document on electricity.

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Guo Futing was taken in by a social welfare institute after she was abandoned, and was then adopted by a Dutch couple. She always wanted to go back to her hometown and thank the people who helped her and give back.

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Xinjiang,a winter wonderland

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The Buddha statue was first noticed at the end of last year when a hydropower gate renovation project lowered water levels in the reservoir by more than 10 meters. Judging from the design of the Buddha's head, the statue was carved during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), according to archaeologists.

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Eight giant panda cubs posed for Lunar New Year greetings on Wednesday at a breeding base in Southwest China's Sichuan province.

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Yang Yubing and four other candidates for election to the local county and township's people's congresses in Xiaogang village, Fengyang county, Anhui province, sat at the front of a meeting room, preparing to deliver their speeches and answer questions from residents, who sat opposite the candidates and an invigilator.

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A reform of the ranking system for Chinese and foreign professionals, to be launched within three years, will boost the career prospects of millions by removing outdated requirements, according to experts.

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It is estimated that about 10 percent of the entire population of China - the world's biggest tobacco consuming country, with more than 300 million smokers - now have legal protection against secondhand smoke due to tobacco control regulations, according to a new report.

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China will further encourage the use of corn to make ethanol this year amid efforts to reduce its huge grain stocks, as authorities mull adjustments to the floor prices for wheat and rice this year.

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Two men have been detained for allegedly pocketing money donated via live online streaming, police in Southwest China's Sichuan province said on Wednesday. The duo, surnamed Yang and Liu, live-streamed the distribution of cash in a poverty-stricken area in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, but asked for the money back after the streaming, according to a police officer at the local public security bureau.

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The People's Liberation Army Navy has commissioned a new electronic reconnaissance ship, a PLA Navy media outlet reported on Wednesday in a rare move that also made public the composition of the nation's electronic intelligence fleet.

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You might have heard of Li Na, the Chinese tennis star who won the single's title at the 2011 French Open.

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Two more new lines will connect with the massive matrix of Beijing subway construction projects in 2017, adding to the 20 projects already in progress, officials announced on Wednesday.

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Donated organs will have priority when it comes to boarding airplanes at all civil airports in China, according to a regulation released by China's top civil aviation authority aimed at better utilizing organs.

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The Chinese mainland is blaming Taiwan authorities for the decline of personal exchanges.

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China confirmed on Wednesday that it will finish a framework with Southeast Asian nations by the middle of the year for a code of conduct on the South China Sea.

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Construction began this month on an observatory in Southwest China that will look for waves in space created by the Big Bang.

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China is enhancing regulations for the regional equity market to boost its role in diversifying financing channels for the country's small, medium - and micro-sized businesses and to encourage private investment.

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China's four-year anti-corruption fight will produce a new institution, called a supervisory commission, to integrate separate and less effective corruption control authorities.

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The passage of China's first carrier battle group through the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday will not affect cross-Straits relations, said Liu Zhenmin, vice-foreign minister

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One-third of 100 China's cities faced worsening traffic congestion in 2016, according to a survey by AutoNavi Software Co.

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A residential building in Shanghai has been seriously damaged, reportedly by an explosion, trapping some residents inside, fire fighting sources said. The accident occurred at around 9 p.m. Wednesday in Yangpu District. Some residents said they heard a loud bang.

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Top legislator Zhang Dejiang has told a visiting delegation of Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday that the National People's Congress is willing to conduct institutionalized exchanges at all levels with the Japanese parliament.

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The names of public figures in areas including politics, economy, culture and religion are not allowed to be registered as trademarks, according to China's top court.

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The municipal government of Beijing said on Wednesday that 20 subway lines or sections, spanning over 350 kilometers, will be under construction in 2017.

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Beijing Municipality filed 13,127 environmental protection violation cases in 2016, with fines worth a total of 150 million yuan ($21.8 million dollars).

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Pokémon GO and similar augmented reality (AR) games will not be licensed in China due to safety concerns before the country's regulator has decided on a plan, according to a report on industrial website cgigc.com.cn on Tuesday.

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Construction of a subway line in Beijing's central business district could start this year, a designer said after the first environmental impact assessment report on the line was published on Tuesday by a railway research institute.

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Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province, is recruiting high-end talent worldwide to further boost its marine sectors.

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Students at a middle school in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, no longer have to be so scared of failing a single test after a new measure was adopted in November, which allows them to borrow some scores to pass a test.

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Ya Dang, a 29-year-old base jumper from Yunnan province, successfully jumped from the Beipan River Bridge, the world's highest, at 565 meters.

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China's top procuratorate and a military authority issued a circular on addressing crimes that violate national defense interests or servicemen's rights.

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Yang Xiaodu has been named head of the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention, the State Council, China's cabinet, announced on Wednesday.

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A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday warned against "increasing uncertainties, risks and challenges" in the development of relations across the Taiwan Strait in 2017, adding the mainland will continue to adhere to the 1992 Consensus.

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Fighting trade protectionism, anti-globalization and boosting confidence in the Chinese economy will be high on President Xi Jinping's agenda as he attends the forum next week.

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A topnotch online English teacher could earn 20 million yuan ($2.89 million) a year even amid the heated online education market in China, China Youth Daily reported.

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China's top education authority has implemented a revision of textbooks on the length of the country's war against Japanese aggression, as supported by scholars and the public.

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Xi'an, home to the famed Terracotta Warriors, has launched a citywide campaign to clean up its public toilets for a more pleasant experience for locals and tourists.

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A former senior judge with the top court pleaded guilty on Tuesday, during a hearing in Tianjin, to taking more than 114 million yuan ($16.5 million) in bribes.

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Tibet is expected to receive more than 25 million tourists and generate tourism revenue of more than 37 billion yuan ($5.34 billion) in 2017, according to the fifth session of the 10th People's Congress of Tibet on Tuesday.

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This year's Spring Festival falls on Jan 28 and the travel rush will begin on Jan 13 and end Feb 21.

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Wang Mingyun, vice-president of the Poetry Institute of China, a nonprofit organization, has reportedly been detained by police in Anhui province over allegations of rape.

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Provincial capital develops plans to attract high-tech companies

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A Russian participant gives final touches to his work during the 31st International Ice Sculpture Competition in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, on Jan 8, 2017.

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It is only once I was cruising at 9,000 meters that I began to feel out of my depth. In a world of nonstop motion, strapping yourself to a chair for the afternoon can force self-critical thought. I began to doubt stuff. Namely, my ability to run 42 kilometers along slick mountainous terrain in subzero temperatures.

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Zhou Jianping is one of the founders of the Urumqi Silk Road Ice and Snow Marathon, a race vying for the title of China's toughest winter marathon.

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East African athletes are lured to far-flung areas by China's booming race scene.

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In the past 12 months, China has carried out a number of measures to streamline its armed forces and prepare them for the challenges posed by modern warfare.

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A group of 15 middle school pupils have been put in criminal detention in Beijing on suspicion of carrying out a series of muggings in early December in the Sanlitun area, a popular commercial district in the capital's downtown area.

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China's top education authority has implemented a revision of textbooks on the length of the country's war against Japanese aggression, as supported by scholars and the public.

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The punctuality rate of China's major airports is still far from satisfactory, according to the latest report published by local aviation statistic company VariFlight.

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Forty-two domestic airlines in the past week have announced policies for compensating passengers in the event of flight cancellations or delays, with eight offering no reimbursement to customers under any circumstances.

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Chinese high-energy physicists may have been dealt a blow when their recent proposal to build a next-generation particle collider more advanced than the Large Hadron Collider was turned aside by the government.

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When night falls, darkness can transform the city landscape. Bright lights make a city more lively and more colorful from above.

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Xi'an, home to the famed Terracotta Warriors, has launched a citywide campaign to clean up its public toilets for a more pleasant experience for locals and tourists.

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Fighting trade protectionism, anti-globalization and boosting confidence in the Chinese economy will be high on President Xi Jinping's agenda as he attends the forum next week.

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China contributed up to 40 percentof global economic growth in 2016, double the total contribution of the developed economies,Jiang Jianguo, Minister of the State Council Information Office said on Tuesday in Geneva.

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A total of 312,000 fires occurred across China in 2016, killing 1,582 people and injuring 1,065 others, the Ministry of Public Security said Tuesday.

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The Xiluodu hydropower project, which was recognized with an Outstanding Project of the Year Award by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), plays a significant role in China's hydropower going global, according to an expert.

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Largest floating crane in China goes into service

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A huge floating crane weighing 3,600 metric tons was launched in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Monday.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Switzerland from Jan 15-18, at the invitation of the Federal Council of Switzerland, a foreign ministry spokesperson announced Tuesday in Beijing.

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Wong Chi-huey, former head of Taiwan's top academic organ, has been indicted for taking bribes from biotech firm OBI Pharma, according to the island's Shi-lin district prosecuting authority.

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China, the world's biggest manufacturer of ballpoint pens, has finally developed its own pen tips, ending a long-term reliance on imported ones.

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A competitor races in the snow motorcycle championship recently held in Chengde, North China's Hebei province. A total of 37 competitors from home and abroad raced on the 2-kilometer snow tracks.

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He became a star two years ago when the sad sight of a boy with no legs dancing on his hospital bed to the hit song Little Apple went viral. Thanks to the attention generated by the video, the 6-year-old boy has received a blessing out of his misfortune

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A group of 15 middle school pupils have been detained in Beijing on suspicion of carrying out a series of muggings in the Sanlitun area, a popular commercial district in the capital’s downtown.

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China plans to launch up to eight new generation navigation satellites into space this year, according to researchers from the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.

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A chartered plane carrying tonnes of Boston lobsters, a favorite on festive dining tables during Lunar New Year celebrations, arrived Monday evening in Zhengzhou, capital of the Central province of Henan.

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Beijing wakes to rosy dawn

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Hong Kong filmmakers will compete with their international counterparts for top honors at the Cannes Micro-Film Festival in May.

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It seems the days of university graduates cherry-picking jobs or walking out on their bosses without even batting an eyelid are over.

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Nina poses for a photo outside of her house in Zibo, East China’s Shandong province, Jan 3, 2017. [Photo/IC]

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Young faces. Tall figures. All-the-time smiles. Tidy uniforms. They are praised for adding color to high-speed trains in Southwest China’s Guizhou province. They are the young but professional high-speed train crew members who ensure a comfortable and happy journey on the fast track for passengers.

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Those suffering from occupational diseases will receive more welfare benefits following a newly issued plan urging local governments and companies to strengthen preventive measures.

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Departments and ministries under the State Council, China's Cabinet, responded to a series of public concerns in the past week, mainly concerning the corporate tax burden and prevention of urban flooding.

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The New Year saw northern China shrouded in a cloud of thick smog that sent air pollution to hazardous levels and resulted in more than 60 cities imposing joint emergency measures, such as the suspension of manufacturing activity, to reduce emissions of noxious gases.

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The arrival of a central inspection team resulted in four weeks of intense physical and psychological stress for Zhao Zhenwei, head of the environmental supervision bureau in Heilongjiang province.

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China will tighten inspection and quarantine of plants and animals at its borders to prevent the entry of harmful species this year, the top authority said on Monday.

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China conducted on Monday the first flight of a new solid-fuel carrier rocket, which designers say can save clients about $10 million on each mission compared with similar US products.

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Organizers of the State Science and Technology Awards changed the rules for one prize this year to prevent potential corruption.

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Seventy-five-year-old physicist Zhao Zhongxian would use any word but young to describe himself.

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Nobel Prize winner is best known for contribution to discovery of artemisinin

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President Xi Jinping presented the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award to Tu Youyou, co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, and physicist Zhao Zhongxian, recognizing the country's booming innovation on Monday.

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The number of corrupt officials who have escaped overseas has declined sharply amid an intensified anti-graft drive, a senior official said on Monday.

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Sixteen-year-old Vera Kalinina, from Sudoverf, Russia, was thrilled to see live pandas on Monday at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province.

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The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will continue to tighten security in border areas to prevent terrorists from entering or leaving the region illegally in 2017, the chairman of the region said.

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China unveiled a pilot program on provincial territorial planning on Monday to upgrade the country's capability and efficiency in managing territory.

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China's state supervisory commission will share responsibility and organization with the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China, an official said Monday.

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Anti-graft agency planning to investigate suspect in SW China shooting

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So called "anti-smog" tea is unreliable and may even cause additional health risks, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) told China Central Television.

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Another human H7N9 avian flu case has been reported in southwest China's Guizhou Province, health authorities said Monday.

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A miniature motor home is sold for around 20,000 yuan ($2,900) at a motor home exhibition in Chongqing, Jan 7, 2017.

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"The Great Wall is an amazing sight, and it deserves to be seen in its best light," said William Lindesay in an interview with BBC, after filming the wall from the air with the help of his family.

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Taiwan's former deputy leader Wu Den-yih announced Monday that he will run for the chairmanship of the Kuomintang (KMT) party, the third candidate to do so.

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The rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) has sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission on Monday.

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President Xi Jinping gave China's 2016 Top Science and Technology Award to physicist Zhao Zhongxian and Nobel Medicine Prize 2015 co-winner Tu Youyou on Monday.

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East China's Hangzhou city will erect a statue to honor a "scavenger" whose deep love for books and philanthropic deeds touched the hearts of many.

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A Dutch couple has brought their adopted daughter back to China to thank the people who helped the girl 6 years ago when she was abandoned, Ningbo Daily reports.

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Hebei, one of China's northern provinces that is plagued by air pollution, has vowed to reduce its dependence on coal-fired power plants.

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Two Chinese scientists, physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, won China's top science award Monday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

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China in 2016 launched prosecution proceedings against 48 former officials of provincial level or above, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPC).

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A State-level energy research institute is set to open at Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, after winning approval from the National Energy Administration, Ministry of Education and Shaanxi provincial government.

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China's polar fixed-wing aircraft has become the first in the world to land successfully on the highest ice feature of Antarctica at more than 4,000 meters above sea level.

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The fourth unit of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in the southern province of Guangdong was connected to the grid on Sunday, said China General Nuclear Power Corp. (CGN), the owner of the plant.

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China's longest river, the Yangtze, was busier than ever last year, seeing record high volume of cargo on the waterway

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China will soon begin reform of professional rankings with more focus on contribution and ethical conduct to assist career development and to make the evaluation process more open and transparent.

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Hebei Province, a leading iron and steel producer, pledged on Sunday it will make every effort to achieve the 2013-2017 targets of cutting steel, cement and glass capacity.

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China will establish a national supervisory commission and push the stipulation of a law on national supervision, as part of efforts to reform the state supervisory system, according to an official communique.

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China's top anti-graft body on Sunday issued a communique, endorsing prior decisions to punish two former senior officials.

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China's top anti-graft body on Sunday issued a communique, stressing adherence to centralized and unified leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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A new human H7N9 avian flu case has been reported in east China's Jiangxi Province on Sunday, after three human infections of the virus were confirmed in the province on Saturday.

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China's top anti-graft authority has pledged to maintain a tough stance on corruption in 2017 and promote "comprehensively and strictly governing the Party" to go deeper.

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