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Energy initiative to cut smog worsens winter gas shortage
China2017-12-15 09:04December 16 2017 00:00:11

Energy initiative to cut smog worsens winter gas shortage

During the “heating season”-which runs from Nov 15 to March 15 annually-demand in Hebei was 3.5 billion cubic meters last year, according to Liang. This year, the figure is forecast to be 8.2 billion cu m.

Families of MH370 to sue Boeing
China2017-12-15 09:04December 16 2017 00:00:11

Families of MH370 to sue Boeing

Some of the families of passengers who went missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370-the jetliner that disappeared on its way to Beijing in 2014-will go to the United States next week to file a lawsuit against aircraft maker Boeing, a lawyer involved in the case said.

China to boost competitiveness in AI
China2017-12-15 09:03December 16 2017 00:00:11

China to boost competitiveness in AI

China has moved to forge new competitive advantages in artificial intelligence (AI), with goals to allow homegrown businesses to take on global rivals by 2020.

Sand-to-soil conversion test successful in Chinese desert
China2017-12-15 09:03December 16 2017 00:00:11

Sand-to-soil conversion test successful in Chinese desert

A sand-to-soil conversion method developed by Chinese scientists has proven effective in a large section of desert in northern China, local authorities said.

New home sales in China climb 9.9%
China2017-12-15 09:02December 16 2017 00:00:11

New home sales in China climb 9.9%

Sales of new homes in China maintained their single-digit growth in the first 11 months of this year while housing inventory continued to fall, data released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

Chinese group protests Japanese court ruling on WWII bombing
China2017-12-15 09:02December 16 2017 00:00:11

Chinese group protests Japanese court ruling on WWII bombing

A group of Chinese demanding that the Japanese government apologize for the bombing of Chongqing in World War II staged a protest after a Japanese court ruled against their appeal on Thursday.

4 killed, 24 others seriously injured as French train hits school bus
China2017-12-15 09:02December 16 2017 00:00:11

4 killed, 24 others seriously injured as French train hits school bus

At least four students were killed and 24 others seriously wounded, including 21 college students, as a train collided with a school bus in southern France on Thursday.

Central bank bumps up rates in 'mini-tightening'
China2017-12-15 08:35December 16 2017 00:00:11

Central bank bumps up rates in 'mini-tightening'

China will likely tighten monetary policy next year while increasing policy flexibility to ensure sufficient credit supply and to prevent overtightening from hurting the economy, economists said on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve rate hike.

China remains popular destination for foreign investment: ministry
China2017-12-14 22:33December 16 2017 00:00:11

China remains popular destination for foreign investment: ministry

China will remain a popular destination for foreign investment, due to economic stability, market potential and further opening up, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.

China, ROK actively preparing for free trade agreement talks: official
China2017-12-14 22:33December 16 2017 00:00:11

China, ROK actively preparing for free trade agreement talks: official

China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) are preparing for the second round of talks on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) that has been effective for nearly two years and generated mutual benefits.

China FDI up over 90 pct on growth of new companies
China2017-12-14 22:33December 16 2017 00:00:11

China FDI up over 90 pct on growth of new companies

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland surged 90.7 percent year on year to hit nearly 125 billion (around 19 billion U.S. dollars) yuan in November thanks to fast growth in new foreign-funded companies.

Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness
China2017-12-14 22:31December 16 2017 00:00:11

Xi stresses army restructuring to enhance combat readiness

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the army to restructure and enhance its combat capability.

Air quality improves in Beijing with move to cleaner fuel
China2017-12-14 22:31December 16 2017 00:00:11

Air quality improves in Beijing with move to cleaner fuel

The density of hazardous fine particle matter (PM2.5) stood at 58 micrograms per cubic meter on daily average at the end of last month, 13.4 percent lower than the same period last year, the local authority said.

Disney set to acquire entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox
China2017-12-14 21:02December 16 2017 00:00:11

Disney set to acquire entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox

The U.S. entertainment giant Walt Disney is close to sealing a 60-billion-U.S.-dollar deal to buy a large chunk of 21st Century Fox, media reported Wednesday.

Quarter of Chinese villages have e-commerce distribution sites
China2017-12-14 20:32December 16 2017 00:00:11

Quarter of Chinese villages have e-commerce distribution sites

One in every four Chinese villages had e-commerce distribution sites by the end of 2016, official data showed Thursday, reflecting an improved logistics network in rural areas.

China pledges national carbon trading system
China2017-12-14 17:31December 16 2017 00:00:11

China pledges national carbon trading system

China will launch its national carbon trading system “in coming days”, said Vice-Premier Ma Kai in Paris on Tuesday, as French President Emmanuel Macron urged countries to put their climate solutions on the table.

Climate change intensifies Hurricane Harvey rainfall: study
China2017-12-14 16:33December 16 2017 00:00:11

Climate change intensifies Hurricane Harvey rainfall: study

Human-caused climate change made Hurricane Harvey rainfall that hit the United States in August more intense, international researchers said Wednesday.

Zhejiang professor stands 3 hours to present 'last lecture'
China2017-12-14 16:33December 16 2017 00:00:11

Zhejiang professor stands 3 hours to present 'last lecture'

A four-minute video became popular in Wechat Moments recently, showing an 84-year-old professor standing for three hours to present his last lecture at Zhejiang University on Nov 10.

Hong Kong Ocean Park to raise admission fee in Jan. 2018
China2017-12-14 16:33December 16 2017 00:00:11

Hong Kong Ocean Park to raise admission fee in Jan. 2018

Hong Kong Ocean Park announced on Wednesday that it will raise admission fee by 9 percent in January 2018.

Tencent-backed WeDoctor seeks cooperation in HK and SE Asia
China2017-12-14 16:32December 16 2017 00:00:11

Tencent-backed WeDoctor seeks cooperation in HK and SE Asia

WeDoctor, the online health care service company backed by Tencent, is in negotiations with chain hospitals and medical groups in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, according to a report by Sina News Thursday.

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