|Two die; benzene tank pulled ashore N. China river|
Two people were found dead in a benzene tank truck Thursday, a day after the vehicle plunged into a river in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said.
|Two local officials investigated for graft|
Investigations have been launched into two local officials after allegations surfaced that they had accepted bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said Thursday.
|China to expose traffic regulation violators|
The names of traffic violators will be made public via media outlets to increase awareness of safety, an official statement said Thursday.
|China briefs foreign envoys on anti-graft work|
China's top anti-graft body on Thursday briefed more than 100 foreign envoys on its anti-corruption work, displaying the country's firm determination to eliminate corruption. Top graft-buster stresses CPC leadership in fighting corruption
|Xi's Switzerland tour shows Chinese wisdom, confidence in face of sluggish global economy, anti-globalization sentiment|
Chinese President Xi Jinping's four-day visit to Switzerland and his address at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) have shown the world Chinese wisdom and confidence against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy and rising anti-globalization sentiment, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing on Thursday.
|President Xi says culture year boosts China-Egypt understanding|
The 2016 Chinese-Egyptian Culture Year has enhanced the understanding and friendship between people of the two great nations, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory message on Thursday.
|Hong Kong faces new opportunities in 2017: central government official|
Year 2017 is of special significance to Hong Kong, said Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Liaison Office of the Chinese Central People's Government in Hong Kong, on Thursday.
|China to speed up modernization of education|
China's State Council has issued a plan on educational development for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), which aims to achieve major progress by 2020.
|China expects to strengthen ties with U.S.|
China on Thursday voiced its expectations that cooperation and bilateral ties with the new U.S. administration would continue to strengthen from a new starting point. China, U.S. share strong trade, investment ties: MOC
|South China's Guangdong makes inroads into Belt and Road countries 2016|
Companies from south China's Guangdong province significantly increased investment into countries and regions along the Belt and Road in 2016.
|Couple finds unexpected link in blood donation|
A woman in Taiwan discovered the anonymous blood donor who saved her life nine years ago, turned out to be her own beloved fianc¨¦. She had been searching for him since he saved her life!
|Former CNPC general manager sentenced to 15 years for graft|
Liao Yongyuan, former general manager of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for accepting bribes and holding a huge sum of property with unidentified sources.
|Netizens slam Shanghai zoo after panda deaths|
A Shanghai zoo has become the target of public anger after the deaths of two of its pandas.
|China to invest 1.85 bln yuan to establish Earthquake Warning System|
China plans to establish an Earthquake Warning System to quickly record and report seismic activity across the country. Over 15 thousand monitoring stations are set to be built, state news outlet Xinhua reports.
|China to set personal credit records for 14 occupational groups|
The establishment of personal credit records will boom in China in 2017, with people from 14 kinds of important occupations being targeted as the new records system is established, said Lian Weiliang, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
|North China city criticized for lax environmental efforts|
China's top environmental watchdog delivered verbal warnings to the mayor of a local government on Thursday to strengthen environmental protection efforts and promote greener growth.
|Chinese firm helps develop human resources for Cambodia's electricity supplier|
China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) and Cambodia's state-owned Electricit¨¦ du Cambodge (EdC) reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on human resources development on Thursday.
|6 former employees of Huawei detained on suspicion of leaking secrets to rivals|
Six former employees of Huawei Technologies have been detained by police in Shenzhen on suspicion of leaking commercial secrets, reported Beijing Youth Daily on Thursday.
|Committed to promoting positive Chinese cultural exchanges|
A University of Johannesburg law professor lecturer and co-director of the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is on a mission to ensure that collaboration between trading partners China and South Africa transcends the economic domain.
|Europe contributing to China's e-waste problem|
China has a growing problem with e-waste and Europe is making it worse. That's according to a new report by the United Nations University. The report found that in 2015, 6.7 million tonnes of e-waste (essentially, discarded electronics) were created in China alone - a figure which represents an increase of over 100 percent in the last five years.
|Canada returns cultural relics and fossils to China|
The Canadian government has returned several pieces of lost cultural relics and fossils to China. The handover ceremony was held in Ottawa, the Canadian capital, on Wednesday.
|Nokia's comeback smartphone goes on sale in China|
Nokia's first smartphone for Android and the first smartphone under the Nokia brand after the company sold its handset unit to Microsoft in 2014, goes on sale on Thursday exclusively through Chinese internet retailer JD.com.
|First ever freight train from China arrives in London|
Just 17 days earlier, on January 1st, the first ever ˇ®Block Train' left Yiwu West Station and travelled via seven countries before entering the Channel Tunnel and making its way to the Barking Eurohub in east London.
|China to launch 1st earthquake monitoring satellite|
A Chinese-made electromagnetic test satellite will be launched in the second half of 2017 to monitor earthquakes. It will be the first satellite of its kind for China.
|Chinese President pledges to make 2022 Winter Olympics excellent|
Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to prepare and host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in a green, sharing, open and corruption-free manner, saying the event will be "remarkable, extraordinary and excellent."