China Railway Corp., the nation's railway operator, has denied its anti-smoking measures on high-speed trains included a lifetime ban against smokers caught twice.
Shepherds tend sheep on the grassland in Qitai County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 29, 2016.
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 29, 2016 shows a covered bridge across the Apeng River in southwest China's Chongqing.
Urban areas in the Yangtze River Delta scored the highest in terms of integrated growth across China, said a blue paper on city development by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Shanghai will start property registration on Oct. 8 to standardize and clarify ownership titles, according to the municipal Planning, Land and Resources Administration.
World leaders were gathering on Friday morning in Jerusalem to bid farewell to one of Israel's founding fathers, Shimon Peres.
U.S. Congress voted Wednesday to override Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA.
The wildly popular social media app WeChat developed by Tencent has updated its system again to fight false clicks, dealing a heavy blow to accounts that once claimed to have massive readership.
Logan, a 31-pound cat, struggles to get up at the Silver Fox Inn at the Waterville Valley resort, in Waterville Valley, Sept. 29, 2016.
The ninth Cross-Strait cultural industries fair will be held in the port city of Xiamen in southeast China's Fujian Province from Nov. 4 to 7, according to a press conference on Friday.
Heavy smokers have no choice but to control their craving for cigarettes when riding China Railway High-speed (CRH) trains, or else face the possibility of never riding a CRH train again.
Selfie photos have become popular with the widespread use of smart phones, but they sometimes need skill and can involve the risk of life.
A Russian plane en route from Beijing to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing at a local airport Friday morning after a drunk passenger started brawling, Russian news agency TASS reported.
Click farm is an organized group of low-paid workers employed to click on particular parts of web pages, especially approval buttons in social media as a way of making businesses seem popular.
Combined profits of China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) reached 1.54 trillion yuan (230.6 billion U.S. dollars) in the first eight months of this year, down 1.3 percent from one year earlier.
France refused to accept smiles, including a Mona Lisa smile, in passport photos, according to a ruling by a French appeal court on Thursday.
The Caixin General China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), a private gauge of Chinese manufacturing activity, improved slightly in September.
With the National Day holiday (Oct 1–Oct 7), or the Golden Week, around the corner, Hong Kong is geared up to welcome mainland tourists, reported Xinhua News Agency on Thursday.
China's growing appetite for beef and pork has boosted meat exports in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, with more potential to be tapped in the Chinese market.
More than 31 percent of Chinese tourists bring packaged instant noodles with them when they travel abroad, and not just to save money, according to a report.
China will increase pension allowances for disabled soldiers, families of fallen soldiers and Red Army veterans, authorities said Friday.
Thirty-some years after making their debut as cartoon characters, vehicle-morphing Transformers have finally become a reality, thanks to the efforts of a Turkish company out of Ankara.
Samsung, maker of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, has another problem on its hands.
China will substantially improve its shale gas yield in the next decade and beyond, according to official guidelines.
A craftsman has risen from a common bench worker to a microelectronic technology expert by studying in his spare time for 20 years, and innovated ground-breaking products conducive to petrochemical production.
Doctors and nurses bow to the body of Zhao Ju at a hospital in Hefei City, the capital of East China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 29, 2016.
A national list of architectural masterpieces was released in Beijing on Thursday to remind people of disappearing heritage.
Wang Min, a former senior member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Shandong Provincial Committee, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, according to a court statement Friday.
Beijing police have launched a mobile app that allows users to report crimes and get police information directly on their Android smartphones, Beijing News reported.
Argali sheep roam in the Yanchiwan Nature Reserve in Subei County, Northwest China’s Gansu Province.
Modern people are paying more attention to exercise and many celebrities are leading the trend, while in ancient China there were also many fitness lovers.
Visitors look at imperial jade seals made with Shoushan stone during an exhibition at Fujian Museum in Fuzhou City, the capital of East China’s Fujian Province, Sept. 29, 2016.
At least four people were confirmed dead in a landslide that hit a village in east China's Zhejiang Province Wednesday, local authorities said Friday.
Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group's ambition of developing a sports-entertainment empire just got bigger as Chairman Wang Jianlin said on Friday that the company plans to sign two more deals with major international sports entities before the end of 2016.
Playing a baseball game on a sunny afternoon may soon be a way to charge your iPhone, thanks to a new fabric developed by Chinese and American scientists.
Sheep were first domesticated in Mesopotamia between 11,000 and 9,000 B.C. In northwestern China, the areas which are Gansu and Qinghai today have been breeding and consuming sheep for 5,000 years.
South Korea on Friday announced a plan to alter a site for the U.S. missile shield, which Seoul and Washington had agreed to deploy in southeastern South Korea by the end of next year.
Two Chinese subbing fans were arrested on Wednesday for uploading and publishing Japanese animes online, media reported.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders attended a ceremony Friday at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing to honor and remember deceased national heroes on the Martyrs' Day.
Former No.1 badminton singles player Dong Jiong is aiming to snatch a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, not for himself.
The development of China's next-generation aircraft carrier is in "orderly progress," confirmed Senior Colonel Yang Yujun, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense (MOD), at a routine press briefing on Thursday.
A survey of migrants in Beijing revealed that 80% of respondents plan to leave Beijing but that only 28% take any action to do so.
The fortune of U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump has shrunk 800 million U.S. dollars since 2015, according to Forbes magazine, increasing the mystery about how rich the millionaire really is.
A giant flower cake made for a cultural festival at the Stone Forest scenic area in Kunming City, the capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Sept. 29, 2016.
A Picasso painting is on display at a media preview of the autumn auction of Christie's in Hong Kong, Sept. 29, 2016.
A ceremony was held to present flowers to the people's heroes at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 30, 2016, to honor and remember deceased national heroes on the Martyrs' Day.
South Korea on Friday announced a site change for a U.S. missile shield, which Seoul and Washington had agreed to deploy in southeastern South Korea by the end of next year, amid strong oppositions from people living in the originally designated site.
More than two dozens of people of people are still missing in China's eastern province of Zhejiang, after typhoon Megi triggered massive landslides and floods. Heavy rain has hampered rescue efforts near Lishui City.
Photo taken on Sept. 28, 2016 shows scenery after a snowfall in Arxan of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The current temperature in Arxan has fallen to about zero degree Celsius.
Tibetan women, considered unsuitable to study and practice medicine for more than 3,000 years, are now playing an equal role to men in Tibetan medicine.
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China -- a government-owned designer and constructor of large passenger aircraft -- has delivered its second jet to Chengdu Airlines in Shanghai.
A new report has predicted annual leisure traffic from China to the United States will be more than doubled in the next four years - 23 million Chinese will arrive in America between now and 2020.
To mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare, a thematic exhibition opened in China Cultural Center in Brussels on Thursday night.
Wu Gencheng began making this delicious traditional Chinese cuisine about 30 years ago, and soon made his modest shop a household name across the city. But Mr. Wu now finds himself in a real jam.
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial hospital in Guangzhou has successfully removed a rare tumor of the liver with the help of VR technologies.
Chinese listed companies are chasing insurance licenses, hoping to gain low-cost capital amid the economic slowdown.
Farmers and herders of several ethnic groups pose with a creation of China’s flag made using peppers and corns in Bohu County, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 29, 2016.
President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged closer cooperation to pursue reforms to the global governance system, renewing China's pledge to help build a more reasonable and just international order and advance world peace and development.
Two baby emperor penguins born on Aug. 11 and Aug. 26 this year made their debut here on Thursday.
Senior Chinese film executives have met with some of Hollywood's leading movers and New Zealand leaders in discussions about stepping up collaborations, New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry told Xinhua Thursday.
Czech automaker Skoda Auto has become a shareholder of SAIC Volkswagen which has been localizing its cars since 2007, said its CEO Bernhard Maier.
The Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone released by DJI, a Chinese technology company manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles for flying cameras.
A university in Northwest China is really branching out its curriculum by offering students tree-climbing lessons for college credit.
Hong Kong's Secretary for Labor and Welfare Matthew Cheung has said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government attaches great importance to protecting the rights of the 347,000 foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong.
A new international study shows that some people's biological clock plays a powerful role for their life expectancy, regardless of lifestyle choices.
The annual FINA Swimming World Cup begins on Friday in Beijing, with China's online sensation Fu Yuanhui leading a star-studded list.
China Construction Bank Corp took another step forward in its globalization drive by completing the acquisition of a majority stake of PT Bank Windu Kentjana International Tbk.
China will hold the seventh Xiangshan Forum on security cooperation in the Asia Pacific region, from Oct. 10 to 12 in Beijing, spokesperson Yang Yujun of China's Defense Ministry announced Thursday.
China's reform process and its development will open more opportunities for EU-China cooperation and not only benefit bilateral relations but also the rest of the world, European experts said in recent interviews with Xinhua.
China Southern Airlines on Thursday began a non-stop service between Guangzhou and Malacca, Malaysia, the first direct link between the Chinese mainland and Malacca.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, made a decision to cut daily oil output by 700,000 barrels.
China and Germany will hold a joint medical services drill in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality in October, spokesperson Yang Yujun of China's Defense Ministry said Thursday.
The State Council, China's cabinet recently released a guideline on online public services.
The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, opened more areas to the public on Thursday.
The Shanghai Stock Exchange launched detailed benchmarks for guiding real estate developers' bond issuance.
The Tokyo metropolitan government is to reconsider the construction of three venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics after receiving a report from a review panel on Thursday that showed costs for organizing the games might exceed 3 trillion yen (29.47 billion U.S. dollars).
Organizations and companies from China and the United States have agreed to build a Sino-U.S. innovation park in Baishishan, one of China's innovation parks in the northern province of Hebei.
A total of 23 baby giant pandas born in 2016 made their debut here on Thursday.
Greek music lovers, including Culture Minister Aristeidis Baltas, local officials, and Chinese expatriates gave a warm welcome on Wednesday evening to the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater Symphony Orchestra.
People wait to get onto the platforms at Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, on Sept. 29, 2016. Passengers set off on their trips for the coming National Day holidays in China.
Chinese ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian said China has provided aid worth 550 million yuan (83 million U.S. dollars) to the country since 2010.
Britain stands on the verge of an unprecedented ability to liberate global trade for the benefit of the whole planet, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Thursday.
The world's largest producer of products for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) opened stores this week in New York and California to capitalize on the growing interest in the alternative medicine practice.
China set up an industry alliance for virtual reality (VR) on Thursday, in a move to accelerate the application of VR in entertainment, education and manufacturing.
Skies will be cloudy for the first five days of the weeklong National Day holiday with showers and gales expected on Thursday, the local meteorological bureau said.
Stock prices of Chinese oil companies rebounded yesterday after OPEC members reached a consensus to cut production which raised expectations of higher crude prices in the coming months.
China’s first government-endorsed virtual reality industry alliance was founded yesterday in Beijing, which is expected to establish industry standards and a strong VR ecosystem in the country.
Hangzhou chef shops near and far to serve good food at resort hotel.
Online sales of fast moving consumer goods are outpacing overall FMCG market with the global sales of groceries through e-commerce channels reaching US$48 billion in the 12 months ending in June. That was 15 percent more than the same period a year earlier.
New Hope Liuhe, a listed-company of China's largest feed-grain producer New Hope Group, said it will consider more overseas acquisition possibilities to feed the country's growing appetite for meat.
Led by coal companies, Shanghai stocks edged up yesterday.
The Shanghai municipal government will implement a unified real estate registration system across the city and cease issuing property ownership certificates starting October 8.
An old farmer stands in front of a house with a little timid expression on his wrinkled face; a smiling boy sticks his tough out on his mother's back, and a woman looks at you directly through her clear and innocent large eyes…
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said former Israeli President Shimon Peres was a constant source of optimism, hope, and inspiration, who was always a voice of calm and reason.
Zhao Yang, 33, an employee of a Japanese company in Beijing, who has traveled extensively in the United States by motorbike.
China's ICT group Huawei said here Thursday it has launched in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the "Seeds for the Future Education Challenge 2016," a national competition involving six universities across the Gulf Arab state.
It is easier to do business in China than in India, but the latter offers more business opportunities due to its fairly fast growth rate, experts told the Global Times on Thursday.
The Chinese Consulate General in New York confirmed Thursday that one Chinese citizen was injured in the New Jersey train accident, in which one was killed and over 100 injured.
If you're driving slowly, the best lane for you to drive in is the far right lane, if there is more than one lane going in the same direction as you.
One person was confirmed killed and 108 others injured after a transit train crashed into New Jersey's Hoboken station during the morning rush hour Thursday.
Metro Line 11 will stay open to 11:30pm tomorrow and Sunday to enable night visitors to Disneyland to get home, Shanghai’s Metro operator said yesterday.
A show which debuted at the first Silk Road Dunhuang International Cultural Expo gives visitors a real-life experience of the region's history. Deng Zhangyu reports from Dunhuang, in Gansu province.
A growing number of Chinese tourists are planning road trips in the United States this year, but differences in traffic laws and driving etiquette pose potential pitfalls.
Pudong airport is expected to receive a record of 200,000 passengers daily during the National Day holiday, mainly travelers to China’s scenic areas and Southeast Asian countries, the airport authority said yesterday.
World leaders sent messages or issued statements on Wednesday to mourn the passing of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.