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China signs six polar research agreements

2017-05-26 12:58:00

Memorandums of understanding aimed at enhancing cooperation between the State Oceanic Administration and six foreign polar research organizations were signed on Thursday night. Full Story

China's space telescope to see why black holes get 'angry'

2017-05-26 09:19:00

Black holes in space remain a mystery. One of their many secrets is why they get angry. China will soon launch a space telescope in a bid to find out. Full Story

China completes construction of first Hualong One nuclear project

2017-05-26 09:07:00

China successfully installed the containment dome for its first demonstration nuclear power project using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, in East China's Fujian province on Thursday. Full Story

Airport hubs eyed for city clusters

2017-05-26 08:33:00

China aims to build clusters of world-class airports to better serve the clusters of world-class cities being planned, the head of the national civil aviation agency said on Thursday. Full Story

WannaCry hackings expose weaknesses

2017-05-26 08:30:00

The recent widespread ransomware cyberattack is a landmark incident showing that computer viruses can attack anyone anywhere rather than just targeting certain groups, senior Chinese cybersecurity officials said. Full Story

Mainland: Drill will get Taiwan nowhere

2017-05-26 08:29:00

A spokesman for the Chinese mainland warned on Thursday that the Taiwan administration's attempt to resist reunification by force will get the island nowhere. Full Story

Poverty drives cross-border trade

2017-05-26 08:08:00

I can't afford to marry a Chinese girl because I'm too poor, so I intended to buy a Vietnamese bride, said a 22-year-old from Henan province, surnamed Wang, who was arrested as he attempted to select a woman near the border between Yunnan province and V Full Story

Dream jobs differ depending on generation

2017-05-26 08:07:00

The top dream job for Chinese men in childhood is to be a public servant. For women, it's to be a teacher. That's according to a survey published by LinkedIn, a US-based networking website, ahead of International Children's Day, which falls on June 1. Full Story

Justice Ministry official loses position, expelled from Party

2017-05-26 08:07:00

A former senior official in the Ministry of Justice who provided false personal documents and who is suspected of corruption has been expelled from the Communist Party of China and removed from office, the top disciplinary watchdog said on Thursday. Full Story

Report says teens should reduce sugar

2017-05-26 08:07:00

Chinese teenagers love their sweet drinks - consuming more than what's recommended daily. But they need to cut back to avoid tooth decay, obesity and diseases related to excessive sugar intake, health experts warn. Full Story