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Boao Forum for Asia announces 2019 conference agenda
China2019/01/17 14:03:49January 17 2019 22:49:58

Boao Forum for Asia announces 2019 conference agenda

This year's annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will focus on the open economy, multilateral cooperation and innovation, BFA Secretary General Li Baodong said Wednesday.

Elon Musk quotes 1 bln dollars to build tunnel under Australian mountains
Business2019/01/17 14:02:49January 17 2019 22:49:58

Elon Musk quotes 1 bln dollars to build tunnel under Australian mountains

Tesla boss, Elon Musk has quoted 1 billion dollars to build a commuter tunnel under Australia's Blue Mountains, which divide Sydney from the country's vast western interior.

Chinese universities dominate emerging economies higher education rankings
China2019/01/17 14:00:12January 17 2019 22:49:58

Chinese universities dominate emerging economies higher education rankings

Chinese universities dominate this year's rankings of emerging economies universities, according to data published Wednesday afternoon.

Microsoft to launch AI & IoT Insider Lab in Shanghai
Business2019/01/17 09:20:27January 17 2019 22:49:58

Microsoft to launch AI & IoT Insider Lab in Shanghai

U.S. tech giant Microsoft on Wednesday signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation to locate its new artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) Insider Lab, the first of its kind in Asian-Pacific Region, in Shanghai.

Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at age 89
World2019/01/17 09:19:28January 17 2019 22:49:58

Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at age 89

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group and creator of index mutual fund, died on Wednesday in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, at the age of 89, according to a statement from Vanguard.

15 jailed over multibillion-USD fraud in China
China2019/01/17 09:15:52January 17 2019 22:49:58

15 jailed over multibillion-USD fraud in China

A court in Shanghai on Wednesday imprisoned 15 people for fraud valued at 43.4 billion yuan (about 6.4 billion U.S. dollars).

Palestine takes over chairmanship of Group of 77 and China from Egypt
World2019/01/16 12:54:39January 17 2019 22:49:58

Palestine takes over chairmanship of Group of 77 and China from Egypt

Palestine on Tuesday took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China from Egypt at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Chinese scientists discover self-healing mechanism of giant pandas' teeth
China2019/01/16 12:53:11January 17 2019 22:49:58

Chinese scientists discover self-healing mechanism of giant pandas' teeth

A group of researchers have recently found that giant pandas have particularly clever tooth enamel, which can recover its structure and geometry to counteract early stages of damage.

U.S. food manufacturer to establish pet food plant in Tianjin
Business2019/01/16 08:54:05January 17 2019 22:49:58

U.S. food manufacturer to establish pet food plant in Tianjin

Mars Incorporated, a U.S. global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products, has recently signed an agreement to set up a pet food plant in north China's Tianjin, local authorities said Tuesday.

Wildfire-scorched regions in S. California evacuated for mudslide fear
World2019/01/16 08:53:10January 17 2019 22:49:58

Wildfire-scorched regions in S. California evacuated for mudslide fear

Evacuation orders to residents living in areas scorched by the wildfire last year in Southern California, such as Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Riverside, were issued on Tuesday to avoid casualties from potential mudslide.

Xi's article on building ranks of high-quality officials to be published
China2019/01/16 08:52:04January 17 2019 22:49:58

Xi's article on building ranks of high-quality officials to be published

An article by President Xi Jinping on building a contingent of high-quality officials who are loyal, clean and have a strong sense of responsibility, will be carried by the second issue of Qiushi Journal, to be published on Wednesday.

Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event
World2019/01/15 14:10:36January 17 2019 22:49:58

Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event

The largest religious gathering anywhere on earth gets under way Tuesday, with tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims congregating in India to bathe in sacred rivers for the Kumbh Mela.

The world's first plastic ship is about to sail
World2019/01/15 14:06:05January 17 2019 22:49:58

The world's first plastic ship is about to sail

"Flip-Flopi", the world's first ship made of plastic, will usher in its maiden sail by the end of January. It will depart from Lamu Island in Kenya and arrive at Zanzibar Island in Tanzania after sailing for 500 kilometers.

China's Ding crushes Lisowski to reach Masters quarterfinals
Sports2019/01/15 10:28:56January 17 2019 22:49:58

China's Ding crushes Lisowski to reach Masters quarterfinals

China's former world number one Ding Junhui eased past debutant Jack Lisowski 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Masters snooker tournament at Alexandra Palace in London on Monday.

China open to int'l cooperation in future space missions
China2019/01/15 09:17:23January 17 2019 22:49:58

China open to int'l cooperation in future space missions

China is open to international cooperation in its future space missions, officials from the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) said Monday at a press conference on the Chang'e-4 probe.

Antarctica ice melts 6 times faster than 40 years ago: study
World2019/01/15 09:16:49January 17 2019 22:49:58

Antarctica ice melts 6 times faster than 40 years ago: study

American and Dutch scientists found that yearly ice mass loss in Antarctica increased sixfold in the past 40 years.

How the Winter Olympics has transformed a Chinese town
Sports2019/01/14 15:27:30January 17 2019 22:49:58

How the Winter Olympics has transformed a Chinese town

Holding a snowboard, Lu Yongshuai, dark and sharp-featured, said he had never traveled far from his hometown, Chongli.

ID required to buy fireworks in Beijing
China2019/01/14 13:48:12January 17 2019 22:49:58

ID required to buy fireworks in Beijing

Buyers must use their ID cards to buy fireworks in Beijing during the upcoming Spring Festival, a city official said recently.

Beijing sets GDP growth target of 6-6.5 pct in 2019
China2019/01/14 10:54:58January 17 2019 22:49:58

Beijing sets GDP growth target of 6-6.5 pct in 2019

The mayor of Beijing said Monday the city is expected to attain the economic growth target of 6-6.5 percent in 2019.

Lists of Chinese opera programs for imperial family found in Palace Museum
China2019/01/14 09:51:12January 17 2019 22:49:58

Lists of Chinese opera programs for imperial family found in Palace Museum

The Palace Museum in Beijing said it has discovered two program lists of traditional Chinese opera that were staged for the imperial family during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, over 200 years ago.


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