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Xi congratulates Nepalese counterpart on National Day

2017-09-20 14:41:00

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated his Nepalese counterpart Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Nepal's National Day. Full Story

Models display grace of qipao in Shenyang

2017-09-20 14:09:00

Models from different countries took to the catwalk in qipao, a traditional Chinese dress, at the first Shenyang Qipao International Cultural Festival held at the Shenyang Palace Museum in Shenyang, Northwest China's Liaoning province, on Tuesday. Full Story

China's Mars mission 'going smoothly', chief designer says

2017-09-20 14:00:00

China is on track to launch its first Mars probe around 2020, with the plan to retrieve soil and rock samples before 2030, according to the mission's chief designer, Zhang Rongqiao. Full Story

Livestreaming base to open in Wuhan

2017-09-20 14:00:00

A large broadcasting base for livestreaming hosts is expected to open in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, next month. Full Story

Claw machine crab grab draws crowds

2017-09-20 13:16:00

Claw machines in shopping malls are usually filled with toys, but one game in East China swapped plush prizes for crustaceans. Full Story

Hong Kong Monetary Authority commits $1b for investing in emerging markets

2017-09-20 12:39:00

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) signed an agreement with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on Sept 19, local time in London, committing $1 billion to the innovative Managed Co-lending Portfolio Program (MCP Full Story

Beijing tests driverless and maglev subways, tramway

2017-09-20 12:38:00

Beijing on Wednesday began testing three rail lines, including a driverless subway, a maglev subway and a tramway, all to be launched in the city's western suburbs at the end of the year. Full Story

Harbin cardiologist dies when his heart fails

2017-09-20 11:40:00

Last Saturday, a 40-year-old Harbin doctor died in his sleep, leaving behind his wife, who also is a doctor, and a one-year-old child. Full Story

Beijing gears up technical, parking rules for shared bikes

2017-09-20 11:08:00

Beijing has required shared bikes to be updated or scrapped from service after they have been in use for three years as the city introduces more rules to regulate the two-wheelers. Full Story

CPC-themed books draw international attention

2017-09-20 10:37:00

A book of anecdotes by President Xi Jinping has sold nearly 1.5 million copies in less than four months. Full Story