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  • (W.E.Talk) Dino Patti Djalal: Why a Friendly Relation is Valued by both ASEAN and China?
    on September 24, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Mr. Dino made contributions to the development of friendly relations of ASEAN-China and Indonesia-China for a long time. Recently, Dino Patti Djalal had an exclusive interview with the “W.E. Talk” of China News Service, focusing on his experiences and views on the ASEAN-China relation. […]

  • Comicomment: Increasing grim milestones, but no solution amid gun violence in U.S.
    on September 24, 2023 at 9:25 am

    In 2021-22 school year, U.S. schools experienced a record 327 shootings, with 57 resulting in fatalities, marking a historic high for the second year in a row. This data, from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), highlights another grim milestone. […]

  • China's Xi seriously considering South Korea visit, Yonhap reports
    on September 24, 2023 at 3:10 am

    BEIJING/SEOUL - China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday (Sept 23) said he will seriously consider visiting South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported, as part of efforts to support peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. Separately China Central Television (CCTV) reported that Xi had told South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Saturday that China is willing to work to promote a strategic partnership between the two countries. Xi, who has not visited South Korea since 2014, held talks with Han in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou before the opening ceremony of the Asian Games on Saturday. The commitment to cooperation came ahead of scheduled trilateral talks in Seoul on Sept 26 involving senior officials from China, Japan and South Korea, intended to pave the way for the first summit between the three countries in four years. Xi told Han he would welcome such a summit at an opportune time and would seriously consider visiting South Korea, Yonhap reported. […]

  • China's Xi opens Hangzhou Asian Games, ceremony dazzles
    on September 24, 2023 at 3:02 am

    HANGZHOU, China - China's President Xi Jinping opened the Covid-19-delayed 19th Asian Games in the Eastern city of Hangzhou during a spectacular and at times raucous ceremony on Saturday (Sept 23), which organisers hope will lift the mood in a nation struggling with an economic slump. Spectators in the city's 80,000 capacity stadium let out a huge roar as Xi was introduced and walked in to sit with visiting dignitaries including International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Syria President Bashar al-Assad. The Games, delayed by a year due to China's measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, will be the country's biggest sporting event in over a decade in several metrics, with around 12,000 athletes from 45 nations competing in 40 sports. After the Chinese flag was brought out, the first team out was Afghanistan, whose female athletes, based abroad due to sport for women being banned by the Taliban, walked together with their male counterparts. Their flagbearers carried the tri-colour flag for Afghanistan which is used by international resistance movements and shunned by the Taliban. […]

  • Even China's 1.4 billion population can't fill all its vacant homes, former official says
    on September 24, 2023 at 2:11 am

    BEIJING - Even China's population of 1.4 billion would not be enough to fill all the empty apartments littered across the country, a former official said on Saturday (Sept 23), in a rare public critique of the country's crisis-hit property market. China's property sector, once the pillar of the economy, has slumped since 2021 when real estate giant China Evergrande Group defaulted on its debt obligations following a clampdown on new borrowing. Big-name developers such as Country Garden Holdings continue to teeter close to default even to this day, keeping home-buyer sentiment depressed. As of the end of August, the combined floor area of unsold homes stood at 648 million square metres, the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show. That would be equal to 7.2 million homes, according to Reuters calculations, based on the average home size of 90 square metres. […]

  • 19th Asian Games opening ceremony held in Hangzhou
    on September 23, 2023 at 11:40 pm

    The opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games was in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province on Saturday. […]

  • Xi declares Hangzhou Asian Games open
    on September 23, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday night declared the 19th Asian Games open in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang province. […]

  • 'Soaring China' Aviation School CBTA Challenge kicks off
    on September 23, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    The three-day "Soaring China" Aviation School CBTA Challenge kicked off on Friday at the Training Center of China Airline Pilots Association in Hengshui City, north China's Hebei Province. […]

  • Cycling team with average age over 60 rides to Hangzhou to promote Asian Games
    on September 23, 2023 at 3:59 pm


  • 19th Asian Games: HK delegation head hopes all athletes experience Chinese culture
    on September 23, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    A welcoming ceremony was held on Friday at the athletes' village of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. […]

  • China sentences Uyghur scholar to life in jail
    on September 23, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    Rahile Dawut loses appeal against a charge of endangering state security, a rights group says. […]

  • Culture Fact | 24 Solar Terms: Autumn Equinox
    on September 23, 2023 at 10:08 am


  • Malaysian Chef de Mission to 19th Asian Games: We want to win 27 medals
    on September 22, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    Dato' Chong Kim Fatt, Malaysian Chef de Mission to the 19th Asian Games, said that he had led the team to participate in the Guangzhou Asian Games as the leader of the Malaysian martial arts team when he was interviewed at the athletes' village in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province.   […]

  • China wins men's team and women's team preliminary group matches at Hangzhou Asian Games
    on September 22, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Friday marked the first day of the table tennis competition in the Hangzhou Asian Games held in east China's Zhejiang Province. A splendid light show was staged in the stadium before the matches began.   […]

  • Dongguan to offer Nobel laureates 10 million RMB for housing subsidies
    on September 22, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    The Human Resources and Social Security Bureau of Dongguan announced that the housing subsidy for special-grade talents increased from the original 2.5 million yuan ($340,000) to 10 million yuan ($1.4 million). […]

  • Mascots of 19th Asian Games catch people's eyes at Main Press Center
    on September 22, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    The figures of the 19th Asian Games' mascots Chenchen, Congcong and Lianlian were seen at the Main Press Center of the Games on Friday. The three mascots, carrying suitcases while walking in the press center, have gained popularity among staff and volunteers.   […]

  • Rare Einstein manuscript up for auction in Shanghai
    on September 22, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    An autographed manuscript by renowned scientist Albert Einstein, explaining his theories of special and general relativity, made its public debut in Shanghai recently. […]

  • China's representative project in space gravitational wave detection - Tianqin program
    on September 22, 2023 at 5:52 pm


  • Annual flower basket for National Day installed at Tiananmen Square
    on September 22, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    A giant flower basket was spotted being installed for the upcoming National Day holiday at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, capital of China on early Friday morning.   […]

  • 2023 World Intelligent Connected Vehicles Conference opens in Beijing
    on September 22, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    The 2023 World Intelligent Connected Vehicles Conference kicked off in Beijing's Shunyi District on Thursday, aiming to promote the commercialization of ICVs.   […]

  • In Numbers: 77,000 China-Europe freight train trips made over 10 years
    on September 22, 2023 at 5:43 pm


  • Life at 19th Asian Games Village in Hangzhou
    on September 22, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    A welcome ceremony was held at the athletes' village on Thursday in Hangzhou. […]

  • China's home-developed ARJ 21 aircraft carries out flights in Xinjiang
    on September 22, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    Chengdu Airlines has opened four new routes, covering 11 regional airports since September and will increase its fleet to five by the end of 2023 in Xinjiang […]

  • Beijing high school girl publishes third novel
    on September 22, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Bao Wenzheng, a senior at the High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University, has published her third novel, entitled To My Roses. […]

  • Arunachal Pradesh: India-China border row flares over athlete visas
    on September 22, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Beijing denies claims three Indian fighters are unable to enter China for the Asian Games. […]

  • 80% of funds allocated for Xinjiang used for people's livelihoods: statistics
    on September 22, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    According to official statistics, since 2013, nearly 170 billion yuan ($233 million)has been invested in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (including the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps) and eighty percent of the funds were utilized at the county level and below for improving people's livelihood. […]

  • Well-being in Chinese mainland is higher than the global average
    on September 22, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    The well-being ratings of the residents on the Chinese mainland are higher than the global average, according to a worldwide study conducted by leading global athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc. […]

  • World champion Qin Haiyang and Yang Liwei lead host delegation at Asian Games opening ceremony
    on September 22, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    World champion swimmer Qin Haiyang and women's basketball World Cup medalist Yang Liwei will lead the host delegation as flag bearers at the 19th Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday. […]

  • Over 30 operating systems based on Harmony in use in China
    on September 22, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Founder of Huawei Technologies Co Ren Zhengfei said that more than 30 operating systems in China are currently developed based on the company's self-developed open-source Harmony operating system. […]

  • Large high-altitude mountain wind power base put into operation in Sichuan
    on September 22, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    The Laba Mountain Wind Power Project, part of the first batch of large wind and solar power base projects in China and the largest wind power project commissioned in Southwest China's Sichuan-Chongqing region since the "14th Five-Year Plan". […]

  • More tourism products and better services for upcoming holidays
    on September 22, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    More tourism products will be developed and tourist services will be upgraded to satisfy the public's need for diverse and quality travel experiences, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism shared during its press conference on Friday. […]

  • Experts call for terrace preservation and restoration
    on September 22, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Experts have called for global endeavors to preserve, restore and further develop terraces, which they say are a vital cultural heritage of humanity. […]

  • Better relations with ASEAN lift farm product sales
    on September 22, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    China and member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are deepening their trade ties to make the most of rising demand for regional farm products like durian, a fruit whose popularity in China is soaring. […]

  • 22 reporters from 14 countries tour Xinjiang
    on September 22, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    A group of 22 journalists from 14 countries concluded a trip to Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Wednesday, after gaining firsthand knowledge about the region's development and diverse culture. […]

  • Molly Show: Green, cultural, high tech Hangzhou Asian Games
    on September 22, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    As the host of the Asian Games, it serves as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of humanity and nature, a timeless source of inspiration for artists and poets throughout the centuries.  Let's wait for the moment when the curtain rises! […]

  • Xi's three visits to Hainan villages
    on September 22, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Hainan insists on putting Xi's instructions on rural development into practice, giving rise to picturesque villages, a beautiful ecological environment and prosperous residents, enhancing the island's scenic allure. […]

  • Chinese researchers discover three new spider species
    on September 22, 2023 at 11:43 am

    The Spider Biology Research Team at China’s Jinggangshan University has discovered three new species of Otacilia spiders during a two-year spider resource survey conducted in Southeast China’s Jiangxi Province. […]

  • 1,200 personnel head to Hangzhou Asian Games via Shanghai airport
    on September 22, 2023 at 11:37 am

    As the highly anticipated Hangzhou Asian Games approaches, the Shanghai Airport Customs has ensured the smooth clearance of nearly 1,200 personnel from 131 batches heading to the Hangzhou Asian Games at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the customs said Thursday. […]

  • Shenzhen to help Saudi Arabia diversify economy
    on September 22, 2023 at 10:12 am

    High-tech hub Shenzhen is set to play a key role in the future of Saudi Arabia as the Gulf nation seeks to reduce its dependence on oil and transition into a more sustainable economy. […]

  • Tiangong science lecture aired for students worldwide
    on September 22, 2023 at 10:11 am

    The Shenzhou XVI crew members gave their first science lecture on Thursday afternoon from the orbiting Tiangong space station to students around the globe. […]

  • Suzhou joins China's super-large cities
    on September 22, 2023 at 9:42 am

    East China's Suzhou City has announced that it has become a super-large city. […]

  • Hangzhou goes all out to host green Asian Games
    on September 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Under the venue's gravel garden area, underground system recycles rainwater. After being filtered through gravel and permeable fabrics, rainwater is used for the atrium display, fountains and irrigation. This system saves some 1,000 metric tons of water per month. […]

  • Li stresses innovation-driven growth
    on September 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Premier Li Qiang stressed on Thursday the importance of specialized, high-end and innovation-driven enterprises in securing China's high-quality economic growth, and urged them to play a greater role in stabilizing industrial and supply chains. […]

  • Australia more rational about relations
    on September 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Australian Foreign Minister Penelope Ying-Yen Wong recently told a CNN journalist what she expected in the world around Australia. "A region and a global order in which not a country dominates and not a country is dominated," she said. The journalist tried to lead the conversation astray by saying China was "dominating" the region, but Wong shot back saying, "I wouldn't use the language". […]

  • Xi steers path for a strong sports nation
    on September 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    President Xi Jinping will attend Saturday's opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, the Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday. […]

  • Purchasing limits eased to propel realty market
    on September 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    The latest adjustments to the home-purchasing restrictions policy and value-added tax exemption period in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, will better support local people in addressing housing issues through market-oriented methods and promote the recovery and development of the residential property market, local authorities and industry insiders said. According to a notice issued by the local government on Wednesday evening, residents with local household registrations, or hukou, in the city's districts of Yuexiu, Haizhu, Liwan, Tianhe, Nansha and some areas in Baiyun district, can only purchase a maximum of two residential properties. Non-locals who can provide proof of having paid individual income taxes or social insurance continuously for the past two years in Guangzhou are limited to buying just one residential property. According to the previous policy, families without local hukou were required to have continuously paid personal income taxes or social insurance for five years. The policy adjustment to purchasing restrictions is conducive to unleashing housing demand among locals, said the Guangzhou Municipal Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau. The adjustment mainly targets peripheral areas of the city, with the central urban area still implementing stricter purchasing restrictions. The suburban districts of Huangpu, Panyu and Huadu are not included in the adjustment to property purchase restrictions, according to the notice. "The peripheral areas of the city have a large supply and a relatively longer destocking cycle. Easing purchase restrictions is beneficial to enhance transaction activity in peripheral areas and further stabilize market operations," said Li Yujia, chief researcher of the housing policy research center at the Guangdong Urban and Rural Planning and Design Institute. In a move to invigorate the pre-owned property market, the VAT exemption period for sales of residential properties in the city's Yuexiu, Haizhu, Liwan, Tianhe, Huangpu, Panyu, Nansha and Zengcheng districts has also been adjusted from five years to two. "The adjustment of the VAT exemption period is beneficial to reducing transaction costs in the secondhand housing market and promoting accelerated recovery and development of the existing housing market," said Li. After the policy was announced, there were over 700 additional secondhand housing listings across the city on a single day — Thursday — according to data from Beike, a real estate service agent focusing on sales of used properties. "The VAT adjustment policy will help promote the circulation of commercial housing, thus meeting demand of new residents, young people and migrants settling in the city," Li added. The property market in Guangzhou, which has been rapidly declining since early this year, will gradually stabilize in the remaining months of the year, Li said. According to statistics from the local housing authority, the market for new homes in Guangzhou has been declining for five consecutive months, reaching a new low in absolute transaction levels since November last year. […]

  • Russia 'highly acclaims, actively supports' BRI
    on September 22, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke highly of the Belt and Road Initiative and praised President Xi Jinping's "strategic judgment" of the world situation, in his latest meeting with senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi. […]

  • Defence minister's disappearance latest case of missing Chinese official
    on September 22, 2023 at 8:22 am

    BEIJING - The disappearance of China's Defence Minister Li Shangfu, who is being investigated for corruption, is just the latest recent case in which a senior official in President Xi Jinping's entourage has mysteriously vanished. The disappearance is often the first discernible sign that an official has come under investigation by the feared Central Commission for Discipline Inspection - a watchdog under the Chinese Communist Party tasked with policing officials suspected of violating party regulations or state laws. If the official is from the military, the investigating body is the People's Liberation Army's own Discipline Inspection Commission. Acts that come under scrutiny range from corruption to political disloyalty to extramartial affairs, the watchdog's announcements issued in the past show. Past disappearances have lasted weeks or even months, such as another recent high profile case, that of former Foreign Minister Qin Gang, who is missing since June 25. Here are some instances of recent disappearances: […]

  • Apple's flagship Shanghai store buzzes as iPhone 15 goes on sale
    on September 22, 2023 at 8:15 am

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING — Over a hundred customers queued inside Apple's flagship store in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai on Friday (Sept 22), waiting to pick up their iPhone 15 orders on the first day of in-store availability. How Apple's latest iPhone sells in China is under close scrutiny by fans and market watchers alike, after widening curbs on iPhone use by government staff and the release of a high-end rival from domestic manufacturer Huawei sparked concern about demand for the device in its third-largest market. But the strength of pre-orders in the world's second-largest economy, which began last Friday, has eased worries, with delivery times pushed into November and the premium iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max selling out in just one minute on Alibaba's Tmall e-commerce site. Local media reported the queue at the store on Shanghai's East Nanjing road shopping belt started forming at 5am. Among those at the store was social media influencer Zhang Ming, 25, who said she wanted to try out the iPhone 15 after being unsuccessful in pre-ordering online. […]

  • Chinese #MeToo activist on trial for 'subversion': Supporters
    on September 22, 2023 at 8:00 am

    BEIJING — A leading activist in China's #MeToo movement went on trial for subversion on Friday (Sept 22), according to several diplomats and a spokesperson for a campaign group calling for her release. Journalist and feminist activist Huang Xueqin was put on trial on the charge of "inciting subversion of state power" along with labour activist Wang Jianbing at Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court, a spokesperson for the campaign group Free Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing said, citing people with knowledge of the case. Diplomats from seven Western countries including the United States, UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands attempted to attend the trial as observers, but they were not allowed into the building, according to five Beijing-based diplomats. The pair were arrested on Sept 19, 2021 in the southern city of Guangzhou and later charged. The charge "inciting subversion of state power" is frequently used by the Chinese government against dissidents and carries a maximum prison term of five years unless the suspect is considered a "ringleader" or to have committed "serious crimes". […]