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State Council extends cross-border zones to facilitate e-commerce

2017-09-21 07:05:00

China will set up more cross-border e-commerce pilot zones to facilitate trade and boost China's global competitiveness, under a decision made at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Full Story

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits waters off Taiwan

2017-09-21 06:45:00

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck the waters off Hualien county of Taiwan at 10:29 pm Wednesday (Beijing Time), reported the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). Full Story

Nation set to launch Mars probe in 2020

2017-09-21 05:36:00

China is on track to launch its first Mars probe around 2020, and plans call for retrieving soil and rock samples from the red planet before 2030, said Zhang Rongqiao, the mission's chief designer. Full Story

Chinese premier stresses efforts to expand employment

2017-09-20 21:25:00

The State Council, China's cabinet, said Wednesday that it will step up efforts to expand employment. Full Story

China puts 103 mln hectares of farmland under permanent protection

2017-09-20 21:24:00

China has put 103.3 million hectares of farmland under permanent protection, stating that the areas should not be used for non-farming purposes. Full Story

West China city woos innovative overseas talent

2017-09-20 19:52:00

Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Tuesday opened an office to attract overseas talent in Toronto, Canada. Full Story

Xi meets Singaporean PM on advancing ties

2017-09-20 19:45:00

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Beijing. Full Story

HKSAR chief executive heads for London to promote Hong Kong's advantages of economy, trade

2017-09-20 18:01:00

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Wednesday departed for London, hoping to promote trade ties. Full Story

Chinese president meets Singaporean PM

2017-09-20 17:10:00

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Beijing. Full Story

Over 2,000 photographers attend Pingyao festival in Shanxi

2017-09-20 17:02:00

Under the theme With Original Inspiration, For a Brighter Future, 16,000 photos are on display at the festival, which was attended by over 2,000 photographers from 23 countries and regions. Full Story