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China-EU ties crucial in Trump's era: European experts

BRUSSELS, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The relations between China and the European Union (EU) are crucial in the era of Donald Trump, when the U.S. administration is set to pursue America's interest first and distancing itself from global economic leadership, said European experts. From a global perspective

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY - 2018-01-19 18:24:25

China, S. Africa celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations in Beijing

Qiangba Puncog(1st R), vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), attends a reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Africa in Beijing, Jan. 18, 2018. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi) Qiangba Puncog(

GLOBALTIMES.CN - 2018-01-19 18:05:13

Russia, EU sign agreements on new cooperation programs

MOSCOW, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Russia and the European Union (EU) have signed agreements to finance and implement two new cross-border cooperation programs for the period until 2020, EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer said Thursday. "I see the cross-border cooperation as a positive example of how mu

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY - 2018-01-19 10:07:27

Ad of the day: Singtel tugs on heartstrings with an emotional Chinese New Year family reunion story

Singapore telco Singtel continues in its strategy of promoting how it can help bring families together, with an emotional Chinese New Year reunion story. For those not well-versed in Chinese New Year traditions, the reunion dinner is one of the most important parts of one of the biggest celebrations

THE DRUM - 2018-01-19 12:16:00

Beijing new airport to test run in October 2019

Beijing's new international airport will start test operation in October 2019, local officials have said. Engineering projects will be finished in July 2019, and the test operation will start three months later, according to Beijing Municipal Office for Coordination and Promotion of the New Airpor

GLOBALTIMES.CN - 2018-01-19 14:44:16

Trump is 'determined to bite somebody, and China is the most likely target,' trade expert says

A year after President Donald Trump took office, the United States' trade deficit with China looms larger than ever. Although both countries calculate the gap differently, the latest data from Beijing indicates a trade differential at a record high of $275.81 billion in 2017. That figure does not bo

CNBC - 2018-01-19 05:43:09

China's birthrate drops despite allowing two-child families

BEIJING - The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. The National Bureau of Statistics says there were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016. China changed its long-standing o

CTVNEWS.CA - 2018-01-19 06:17:00

China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

BEIJING (Reuters) - Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades. In a statement issued late on Thursda

REUTERS - 2018-01-19 05:18:57

Philippine senators seek inquiry into navy's $310 million frigate deal

MANILA (Reuters) - A group of Philippine opposition senators has sought a public inquiry into the navy's 15.7 billion peso ($310 million) acquisition of a frigate from a South Korean firm, after media said the president's closest aide had meddled in the deal. President Rodrigo Duterte is furious at

REUTERS - 2018-01-19 07:53:08

Huawei founder, top executives to pay $469,000 fine for management oversight

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Top executives of Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL], including founder Ren Zhengfei, will pay a self-imposed fine totaling 3 million yuan ($469,000) for management oversight of some quality breaches at the firm, an internal company memo shows. In a notice sent to Huawei staff on

REUTERS - 2018-01-19 08:51:14

Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Taiwan's aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on Friday. Taiwan had not yet approved the applications t

REUTERS - 2018-01-19 09:16:46

CryptoKitties will come to Hong Kong and Taiwan in time for Chinese New Year

Axiom Zen, a Vancouver-based innovation studio, has revealed their plans to launch their flagship Ethereum-based game CryptoKitties in Hong Kong and Taiwan for Chinese New Year. Benny Giang, one of the co-founders of CryptoKitties told TechNode in an interview that the team plans to roll out the mob

TECHNODE.COM - 2018-01-19 08:04:53

Remy Cointreau Sales Growth Beats Estimates on Demand From China

Remy Cointreau SA reported third-quarter sales growth that surpassed analysts' estimates on a surge in Remy Martin cognac shipments to meet demand from China. Revenue from its Remy Martin unit rose 5.5 percent on an organic basis in the three months through December, the Paris-based distiller said

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-19 06:34:24

China's birth rate drops despite end of one-child policy

China's family planning commission has revealed the country's birth rate dropped by 3.5 per cent last year, despite moves over the past couple of years to fully end the one-child policy. 17 million babies were born last year, fewer than in 2016Economic pressures may be deterring couples from having

ABC ONLINE - 2018-01-19 07:38:40

China is a 'disruptive power', must be contained, say Naval chiefs of India, Australia, Japan and US

Naval chiefs of the Quadrilateral nations - India, United States, Australia and Japan - called China a "disruptive power" on Thursday, and pushed for a new regional security architecture to contain Beijing, The Times of India reported. "China is a disruptive, transitional force in the Indo-Pacific,

SCROLL.IN - 2018-01-19 07:04:48

China secretly bought North Korean coal as U.S. watched from above: report

The Glory Hope 1 is shown in a satellite picture, where it reportedly took on illicit North Korean coal. (U.S. photo submitted to the United Nations) At least six cargo ships linked to China furtively violated U.N. sanctions by taking on North Korean coal late last year, potentially providing a si

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-19 07:18:28

2017 sees warmest ocean on record

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The temperature of oceans in 2017 reached a record high, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Thursday. According to the CAS Institute of Atmospheric Physics, compared to 2015, the year with the second warmest ocean on record, the extra heat in the upper two kilome

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY - 2018-01-19 08:01:53

Alibaba fund invests in music-powered Taiwanese gym operator Space Cycle

Alibaba Group is indirectly moving into lifestyle and fitness with the Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund II leading an RMB 100 million B Round in gym operator Space Cycle, which describes itself as a premium boutique fitness brand. The fund helps entrepreneurs expand via the Alibaba ecosystem and th

TECHNODE.COM - 2018-01-19 07:14:13

Google and Tencent announce tie-up to cross-license patents

Google has signed a tie-up with Tencent in a bid to enhance its presence in China. The patent cross-licensing agreement will be "long-term" and covers a range of technologies, according to Google. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed but the company said it could open the door to closer coll

CITYAM.COM - 2018-01-19 08:42:00

Half of China's 17 mln newborns in 2017 are second children

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's health authority said Thursday that about 51 percent of China's newborn babies in 2017 were second children in the family, a 5 percentage points increase from 2016. China's National Bureau of Statistics estimated that there were 17.23 million babies born in 2017.

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY - 2018-01-19 08:01:54