The strongest cold front of this winter brought a rare snowfall to Yangmingshan Mountain on the outskirts of Taipei on Monday.
China plans to improve the rural environment, including waste and sewage processing, to provide a cleaner and better quality of life by 2020, according to a three-year action plan released on Monday.
The country's top judge said on Monday that courts across the country must improve the quality of case hearings and rulings to effectively avoid wrongful convictions and better protect human rights.
China carried out a land-based mid-course missile interception test within its territory on Feb. 5, 2018, according to China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday.
Further regulatory measures to ban initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency exchanges, especially via overseas platforms, are on the way after some illegal activities were unearthed by regulators following the ban on trading of these products on domestic platforms last year.
The number of Chinese tourists to Britain in 2017 doubled that in 2016, making it one of the fastest growing overseas destinations.
A total of 878 incubator teams settled in Zhongguancun Innovation Street in 2017, which involved financing of more than 7.6 billion yuan (1.2 billion U.S. dollars).
Given the sensitivity of China-India ties after last summer's trespassing across the border by Indian troops, it is no surprise that the Indian defense minister's recent visit to military posts along the border has provoked Chinese concerns.
China's services sector got off to a flying start in 2018, expanding at its fastest pace in almost six years as new orders surged and companies rushed to hire more staff.
Chinese courts have redressed 39 major cases of wrongful conviction over the past five years as part of efforts to strengthen human rights protection, according to an official statement Monday.
The central authorities have vowed to investigate any falsification of local governments in poverty alleviation data. Only the central authorities－no other departments－will be in charge of inspecting and assessing local governments' performance in poverty relief this year.
A series of Chinese cultural shows on Monday kicked off in Jordanian capital Amman to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year which falls next week.
According to the Tobacco Monopoly Law, only adults are allowed to buy cigarettes and only authorized retailers are allowed to sell them. Yet parents in different cities across the country have complained to the media about how easy it is for children to purchase cigarettes online.
China's cancer researcher Zhu Chen won The Sjoberg Prize 2018, together with French researchers Anne Dejean and Hugues de The, for the unique treatment that cures a once fatal cancer, announced The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday night.
China is taking a mutually beneficial approach to economic cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean, while the U.S. is seeking to preserve its dominant position in the region under its protectionist "America First" strategy.
Diligent efforts have been made to put into action the blueprint presented by General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping to guide the country's development on every front. In the economic sector, the focus is on achieving high quality growth and building a modernized economy.
Growth in the wealth management business at Chinese banks lost steam in 2017 amid tightened regulations to contain financial risks.
Since the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October first advanced the rural revitalization strategy, the Central Rural Work Conference has accorded high priority to the strategy's implementation. And this year's No 1 central document has prescribed measures to facilitate the implementation of the strategy in an all-round way.
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin celebrated Monday the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog, with Chinese fans here, and is optimistic with his recovery from the season-ending injury.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or IFRC, will continue to provide assistance to refugees who are in urgent need of help, IFRC's Vice-President Chen Zhu said on Sunday.
Marching for 50 minutes in -11 degrees Celsius, 9-year-old boy Jijue Jizhu carried his little brother on his back to their grandfather's new house in Shaku New village, on Feb. 2, 2018.
The recently-passed U.S. tax cuts law will significantly affect global foreign direct investment (FDI) patterns, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said Monday.
China’s mobile phone vendors face a tough market environment as sales declined and cost of components rose but Nomura Securities said they may face a “turning point” in March.
Yuan is a macro photographer, or someone who specializes in closeup photography, from Wuhan, capital of Hubei province. He focuses on the natural environment, plants and insects.
Alibaba Group said yesterday it has joined Shanghai-listed TV and film production firm Cultural Investment Holdings Co to acquire a 12.77 percent stake in Wanda Film Holding for 7.8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion).
One of China's leading online retailers, JD, will challenge Amazon in Europe with operations across the continent in the next few years, according to the company's boss Liu Qiangdong.
The Chinese Consulate-General in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Monday confirmed that a Chinese national was killed in a gun attack in Karachi.
Growth for small and medium Chinese enterprises slowed in January, Standard Chartered said, adding that they are slated to face more obstacles in the near future.
Chinese vertically integrated online-to-offline (O2O) home improvement service and product providers SSLJ.com Limited on Monday rang the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell in celebration of its Initial Public Offerings (IPO), notching the first Nasdaq IPO of a Chinese company this year.
Moscow experienced a record strong snowfall last week, which caused delays and cancellations of air flights and the death of at least one victim, officials said. "Moscow had the strongest snowfall in the last 100 years."
A view of Ganying Temple Pagoda in Quwo County, North China’s Shanxi Province. The brick pagoda, established in 1165 in Song Dynasty, was transformed into two parts from the fourth floor after an earthquake in 1303 of Yuan Dynasty.
U.S. lawmaker Adam Schiff on Monday exchanged fire with President Donald Trump who slammed him over his efforts to release another edition of the disputed memo alleging the FBI and Justice Department of surveillance abuses in the Russia probe.
Firmer client demand boosted China’s services activity which expanded in January at the quickest pace since May 2012, a private report showed yesterday.
New home purchases fell notably in Shanghai last week as the weeklong Spring Festival holiday is just around the corner.
Shanghai Theater Academy has seen a rapid 42 percent increase in the number of students vying for a place this year, revealed the academy on Feb 5.
A food inspector uses a device to test food delivery boxes yesterday in Putuo District.
Excitement is building in the British city of Liverpool as the World Museum prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to view its Terracotta Warriors exhibition.
Former NBA star Stephon Marbury confirmed Monday on social media that the Beijing Fly Dragons' final game of the season at home on Sunday will be the "final cry" of his 22-year playing career.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed on Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that topped the country's president.
Yu Xiangyang, a train driver in Yingtan, Jiangxi province, has written down the experiences of his 25-year driving life in 84 notebooks, which reflect not only his life, but also the railway and social development.
With the majority of cities banning or limiting where fireworks can be set off during Spring Festival, some people wanting the traditional quick-fire, flashbang celebrations of firecrackers have turned to electronic substitutes.
A new senior-friendly gym has opened in Daning Road Community in Shanghai's Jing’an District to cater for elderly exercisers.
Chinese scientists have recently found a possible new method to limit or end drug addiction.
Moves are underway at one local community to get rid of the electric cables that dangle down from apartment buildings when e-bikes are being charged.
China's e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has inked a deal to purchase shares of Wanda Film under China Wanda Group.
Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will visit China from Tuesday to Wednesday at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Monday.
Jerome Powell took the oath of office on Monday as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, succeeding Janet Yellen.
A mentally ill man has been reunited with his family in Hunan Province due to the efforts of a local policeman.
Artists dance during a Chinese cultural performance at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 5, 2018.
China's service exports witnessed fast expansion in 2017, outpacing the growth of imports for the first time in seven years, data from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) showed Monday.
Shanghai Zoo has launched a science popularization program allowing visitors to get a close look at penguins strolling outdoors and learn about their behavior.
China is concentrating on civil - not military - construction on islands in the South China Sea and will expand land reclamation, Chinese experts said on Monday.
China's central authorities Monday unveiled a three-year action plan to improve the rural living environment.
China's first home-grown 10,000-ton class missile destroyer, the Type 055, is the best fit for China's future electromagnetic gun, for the all-electric warship could meet the weapon's huge power supply demand.
The onshore and offshore yuan slipped slightly on Monday following the leadership change at the U.S. Federal Reserve.
At 81, Xue Minxiu just created her own never-too-old-to-learn legend, earning a bachelor's degree in e-commerce from Tianjin University recently.
China will continue with supply-side structural reform and produce more appealing policies to attract foreign professionals to work here in an enhanced effort at opening-up further in 2018, Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday.
China's push to cultivate innovation-driven growth will inject new life into the country's real economy and fuel the integration of cutting-edge technologies with manufacturing, experts said.
China's domestically-produced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Caihong 4 (CH-4) recently completed a six-day live-fire test with various ammunition.
The Chinese mainland will introduce new policies to ensure equal treatment for Taiwanese compatriots and businesses, a mainland official said Monday.
The focus of cultural-ethical development in 2018 should be guiding officials and the public in consciously safeguarding the core status of General Secretary Xi Jinping in the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the whole Party, a senior Party official said Monday.
In the recently published 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the United States lays bare its intention to further enhance what is already the world's most powerful nuclear deterrent.
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Monday, with the Dow plummeting 4.60 percent, as the market took a heavy hit from panic sales.
China will remain committed to the policy of reform and opening up and provide more convenience for foreign experts to work in China, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.
Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was arrested by a special Maldivian Police team in the early hours of Tuesday, hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency, local media reported.
Instead of heading home for the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday, Sun Tao, an IT worker in Beijing, has booked two tickets from his hometown in Guizhou Province, over 2,000 km away, to Beijing.
For years, China's twin pillars of digital payment－billionaire Jack Ma Yun's Alipay and Tencent's WeChat Pay－have been branching out worldwide to chase the more than 130 million big-spending mainland holidaymakers who have become a common sight across the globe, including Hong Kong.
China's foreign exchange regulator said Monday it has teamed up with the public security ministry to fight forex-related irregularities, with nearly a hundred cases of underground bank trading cracked in 2017.
Harbin, China's "ice city" in the far northeast, has begun helicopter tours of the city.
Chinese scientists have successfully synthesized breviscapine, an extract from a Chinese herb that can cure cardio-cerebrovascular disease, according to Chinese Academy of Sciences.
China said Monday its cooperation with Venezuela has benefited local people, refuting a U.S. accusation as "groundless" and "irresponsible."
China's TV set sales decelerated in 2017, marking the biggest drop in 14 years, a private report showed.
The efforts for inter-Korean detente took another step forward as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has decided to send a high-level delegation to the opening ceremony of PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi will visit the United States from Feb. 8 to 9, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Monday.
China supports all parties in the Maldives to resolve the ongoing political turmoil through dialogue, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
The U.S. 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) holds Cold War mentality, plays the zero-sum game, and deviates from peace and development, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Monday.
Liu Qiang, former vice governor of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and public office for multiple offences.
Liu Qiang, former deputy governor of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from public office for "severe disciplinary violations," according to the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
Two former provincial-level officials of Jiangsu and Hunan have been indicted for graft-related charges, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) Monday.
When the number of births in 2017 showed a decline to 17.2 million from 17.9 million the year before, observers wondered if 2016 represented the "peak" in births and questioned if the country was witnessing the beginning of a downward trend.
Traditional Chinese arts and crafts are being presented through a dance drama by the Beijing Dance Academy that is now touring Europe.
Having worked in overseas markets for several years, Akihiro Fukaishi, president of Epson China, has his own understanding of the Chinese market for office and home printers, projectors, robots and large-format printers.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has declined the invitation extended to 13 more athletes and two more coaches to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang even though their doping bans had been lifted.
Police in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Sichuan Province have seized 2,000 bottles of fake liquor in a joint raid, according to local authorities on Monday.
Malaysia has seen a burgeoning mobile wallet segment since the entry of the Ant Financial's mobile solution Alipay into the country.
A Japanese Self-Defense Force (SDF) helicopter crashed near an elementary school in Saga Prefecture, in the northwest part of the island of Kyushu, local media said Monday.
China will review anti-dumping duties levied on potato starch imported from the EU which are due to expire, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced on Monday.
While millions of Chinese have recently become obsessed with a mobile game about a traveling frog, a man in Chongqing has been raising amphibians as pets for years-and has turned his hobby into a promising business.
Last Friday, the reunion of the cast from TV drama Journey to the West on the talent show Trump Card has stirred up a wave of nostalgia in Chinese social media platforms, including Sina Weibo and WeChat.
Chinese and Cambodian artists jointly performed here Friday night to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year and the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Cambodia diplomatic relations.
Peacocks spread their feathers to attract females at a zoo in Yunnan Province.
A murmuration of starlings perform their traditional dance before landing to sleep in the Negev desert of Israel, Feb. 4, 2018.
Local electric power authorities in Shenzhen on Feb. 2 demonstrated the country's first laser drone, which can be used to solve electrical breakdowns in a safer and more efficient way.
How far can it go for parking fee? In the case of the Super Bowl held in midwestern U.S. State of Minneapolis on Sunday, the price could go for 200 U.S. dollars or even more, the USA Today reported.
Japanese researcher Jun Rekimoto has developed a special screen that can be strapped to a person's face and allow them to live on your behalf. By dressing up as you and having your face shown where theirs usually is, you'll be able to pay someone to go about your life instead.
A pop-up store featuring creative souvenirs from the Palace Museum has opened in Beijing's Sanlitun shopping area.
Dog owners got together with their pets to show off their skills at a square in Chongqing on Feb 3.
China had a total of 527 million mobile payment users at the end of last year, up by 57.8 million from a year before, said a report released by the China Internet Network Information Center on Jan. 31.
The mountain range in eastern Anhui Province, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is well known for its landscapes, sunsets, pine trees, winter snow, and views of the clouds.
Four people died in a 53-vehicle pileup on a freeway in southwest China's Yunnan Province, police said.
Photo taken in the air shows Beipan River Bridge at the border area of Guanling Autonomous County and Qinglong County in Southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Feb. 4, 2018.
A seven-year-old boy in East China's Zhejiang province has earned more than 100,000 yuan ($15,900) by teaching yoga.
Automotive suppliers, although in a lucrative game so far, may need to start reconsidering the road ahead－as megatrends including electrification and autonomous driving pick up speed to change the automotive landscape in major markets including China, according to a report.
A South Korean appeals court released Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong on Monday as Lee got a suspended jail sentence in the second trial.
Due to recent low temperatures, icicles have formed in the headstream of the Xinanjiang River in Anhui Province's Huangshan city in this Feb. 1, 2018 photo.