Carnival revelers ride down the Schiltach stream atop their float during the 'Bach na fahre' (race down the stream) raft contest on Rose Monday in the south-western Black Forest town of Schramberg, Germany, Feb. 12, 2018.
Decorations are hung from a tree in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 12, 2018, to greet the Spring Festival and Tibetan New Year.
The combined brand value of Chinese companies will rise to 911.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, nearly ninefold that of 10 years ago, Brand Finance said in a report.
The Shenzhen Stock Exchange, home for the mainland's technology companies and innovative startups, will accelerate the revamping of its listing rules in hopes of retaining high-growth companies in the home market and avoiding losing in the competition for new listings of future technological giants.
China's new yuan-denominated loans in January hit 2.9 trillion yuan ($458.2 billion), 867 billion yuan more than in January 2017 and a record high, central bank data showed Monday.
China COSCO Shipping Corp Ltd, the country's biggest shipping company in terms of container vessels, will continue to develop e-commerce business and other tailor-made services with domestic and global partners this year, a top official said on Monday.
The Chinese Embassy in the United States said that it has officially launched its Facebook page earlier Monday.
State Grid Corp of China will further push for a unified national electricity market in 2018, as part of its efforts to deepen power sector reforms, according to the company.
China's insurance regulator said on Monday that insurance firms must cap their outstanding offshore financing that is backed by domestic guarantees at 20 percent of net assets as of the end of the previous quarter.
China will roll out policies to promote the development of fuel-cell cars and detail plans on the construction of hydrogen refueling stations, as the country steps up efforts to cultivate a globally competitive new energy vehicles industry, the top industry regulator said.
Alibaba Group's entertainment arm has signed a licensing agreement with Walt Disney Co in a deal that will provide the Chinese group's Youku video streaming platform with the largest Disney animation collection in China.
China has pledged to make further efforts to boost the emerging sectors this year as they have contributed more than 30 percent to the country's economic growth, according to the nation's top economic regulator.
Zhou Jianguo, the head of Geleshan Railway Station, patrols along the railway and checks rail equipment ahead of the Spring Festival.
Photo taken on Feb. 12, 2018 shows giant panda Xi Le at Tianjin Zoo in Tianjin, north China. The giant panda enclosure was open to the public Monday after a renovation that lasted for over four months.
China sends two satellites into orbit on a single carrier rocket for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 12, 2018.
Xi made an inspection tour in Sichuan on Feb. 12.
Airbnb Inc, a United States-based home-sharing service provider, estimates that outbound travel by the company's Chinese mainland users will account for 71 percent of its total bookings during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday, with Japan and Southeast Asia being the favorite destinations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visits a satellite launch site at a military base in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 10, 2018.
A national campaign has been launched against online videos that use iconic cartoon characters in sexual and violent situations, authorities said on Monday.
New home transactions fell below the 100,000-square-meter weekly threshold again as the prevalent festive mood across Shanghai kept more home seekers sitting on the sidelines, latest market data showed.
Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group has signed a multi-year content licensing agreement with a Walt Disney subsidiary to stream more than 1,000 episodes of Disney animated series on Chinese video streaming platforms.
An increasing number of Chinese luxury producers are likely to buy famous foreign brands in the future to build up their own brands.
Tightened financial oversight in China is deepening its impact across the shadow banking sector, which will further reduce the sector’s contribution to total social financing flows in 2018, according to the latest quarterly report from Moody's Investors Service.
A duty-free shop in London Heathrow Airport allegedly discriminated against Chinese customers in its pricing policy, triggering outrage among Chinese internet users.
Sun Zhengcai, former Communist Party chief of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, has been charged with bribery, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said Tuesday.
Chinese mainland tourists' enthusiasm for overseas travel is expected to reach new heights during the upcoming Spring Festival holidays, while demand for inbound tourism will be more moderate.
Beijing's Palace Museum unveiled a unique exhibition on Monday－one without any artifacts.
Several major Chinese video platforms are facing investigation for providing platforms for "Elsagate" videos, China's anti-pornography office said on Monday.
China will launch its first crude oil futures contract at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange on March 26, China Securities Regulatory Commission announced on Friday.
Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, the entertainment arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Monday that it has inked a deal with The Walt Disney Co to offer Disney's animated series and movies on its video streaming service.
China has launched two sets of deep-sea subsurface moorings in Antarctic waters in an effort to monitor seawater over the long term in a high-tech engineering move that a Chinese expert said would better protect the region.
Thousands of flawed judgments have been overturned in the past five years in China.
For expats and travelers, the excitement of being in China stretches beyond the Oriental architecture, gorgeous landscapes, traditional culture and exotic customs. Equally exciting are the cultural clashes that spring up once in a while, where you cannot decide whether you should find yourself amused, confused, laissez-faire or annoyed.
English language couplets have become a new and stylish way among Chinese young people to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival.
Plans have been unveiled to build China's largest hub for companies developing speech recognition technologies and products in Hefei, Anhui province, to boost the artificial intelligence sector.
A facial mask powder of Natural Beauty was found to contain excessive lead, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.
China's new generation solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Caihong (CH), or Rainbow, has successfully run a live-ammunition test under extreme environmental conditions recently.
China is building a global big data network to study Earth and support research on climate change, as well as predict and mitigate natural disasters, scientists said on Monday.
Eight suspects have been detained for illegally selling tobacco for e-cigarettes.
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law was hospitalized Monday after she was exposed to a white powder when she opened an envelope addressed to her husband, Donald Trump Jr., police said.
China has designated 610,000 square kilometers of land as key ecological zones with a fragile environmental status. The demarcated area covers 15 provincial regions, including Beijing, and is intended to strengthen ecological protection, the Ministry of Environmental Protection announced on Monday.
You don’t have to be Chinese to get caught up in the spirit of the Spring Festival. Expats living in Shanghai also enjoy the color and the festival atmosphere of the Lunar New Year holiday.
A more complex set-up for China's financial regulatory system is emerging, which is required to oversee the cross-market business of inflated financial groups by making professional and effective decisions, emphasizing the core role of the central bank in the restructured financial regulatory framework.
The Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions has established 600 resting places for outdoor workers and men in uniform to take a break, drink warm water and heat their meals. The resting areas will have heaters in winter and air-conditioners during summer.
More overseas logistic bases will be built in the future to assist the PLA Navy to conduct operations globally.
China launched a pair of navigation satellites on Monday afternoon, moving closer to building a global network.
As Spring Festival nears, many ambassadors to China have extended their new year greetings to the Chinese public and shared their vision for the future development of their countries' ties with the world's second-largest economy.
The recent high-level meetings between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea on the occasion of rare rapprochement ushered in by the DPRK have singled a kind of improvement of relations between the two Koreas.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed condolences and sympathy to the victims and their families in a bus crash that killed 19 and injured more than 60 in Hong Kong on Saturday.
Rescuers have presumably recovered the second flight data recorder of the AN-148 passenger jet that crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said Monday.
A U.S. federal judge on Monday announced to set trial date for the man who is charged with kidnapping and killing visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying, local media reported.
China hopes all parties concerned will cherish the current detente on the Korean Peninsula and work together to achieve a nuclear-free peninsula, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday.
China's cabinet has approved plans by 15 provincial-level regions to draw ecological "red lines" to strengthen environmental protection, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Monday.
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, urged officers at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province to further improve their space-launch capabilities.
Just as the Chinese engage in shopping for the upcoming Lunar New Year, on the other side of the globe the busiest season for Chilean cherry farmers and exporters is starting.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Monday said he will visit DPR Korea after the PyeongChang Winter Games.
China's basic medical insurance now covers 1.35 billion people, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
American space agency NASA said in its 2019 Fiscal Year Budget Estimates released on Monday that the direct federal government support of the International Space Station (ISS) will be ended in 2025 with a transition to commercialization of low Earth orbit.
Authorities in Indonesia's resort island of Bali are making preparations to welcome Chinese tourists during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, an official said.
A magnitude-4.3 earthquake hit Yongqing County, Langfang City in north China's Hebei Province, just south of Beijing, on Monday evening.
Beijing and surrounding areas reported better air quality in the first month of 2018 as major air pollutants plummeted, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said in a statement Monday.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), believes that the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will set a new standard for sustainability.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a satellite launch site in southwest China's Sichuan Province Saturday, ahead of the launch of BeiDou-3 satellites.
China sent two satellites into orbit on a single carrier rocket for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) on Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of condolence to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, over the crash of a Russian airplane.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the homes of impoverished villagers of the Yi ethnic group in the Daliang Mountains of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, days before the country celebrates Spring Festival, its most important holiday.
China will continue to strengthen regulation over the country's mushrooming Internet finance businesses in 2018 to facilitate long-term development of the industry, the National Internet Finance Association (NIFA) has said.
Beijing's 11 municipal parks and the Museum of Chinese Garden and Landscape Architecture are expected to receive 1.8 million visitors during the Spring Festival holiday.
China's major stock indices rose on Monday, tracking Wall Street rebound after last week's ferocious sell-off.
The Spring Festival, better known as Chinese Lunar New Year among foreigners, is the most important festival in China and has in recent years become an occasion to celebrate the Chinese culture across the globe.
Three hours after landing at an airport in Guangzhou, lobsters from Boston in the United States have been sent to a temporary pool in a bonded area and will reach the table of local residents the next day.
Chinese snowboarders Liu Jiayu and Cai Xuetong finished second and sixth respectively in the women's halfpipe qualifiers at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Monday.
Chinese and U.S. researchers have developed a small metallic tab that, when attached to the body, is capable of generating electricity from bending a finger and other simple movements.
Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a mapping system that allows drones to fly 32 km per hour consistently through dense environments like forests and warehouses.
Traffic congestion eased in Beijing in 2017, partly due to the increase in shared bike use, figures show.
The head of a gang was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Monday.
The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative can play a positive role in helping bridge the divide in Europe, where development remains unbalanced despite years of economic integration and cohesion efforts, said former Slovenian President Danilo Turk.
Researchers have recently confirmed that a diet high in fruit and vegetables, especially those organic, is more environment-friendly.
China's top aircraft research center on Monday announced the successful test flight of the country's newest stealth drone, a long-endurance unmanned aircraft that can fly under the radar.
Claims of unfair treatment of Chinese travelers at a World Duty Free shop at Heathrow Airport triggered outrage on Chinese social media over the weekend.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck 10 km deep off the Northern Mariana Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, less than a week after an earthquake jolted Taiwan and killed 17 people.
A South China tiger cub was born in a wild animal park in southwest China's Guizhou Province, the first cub of the endangered species successfully bred in Guizhou in four years.
After a cold spell, a 200-meter-long cave with thick snow and ice appeared in an artificial dragon in Wuchang city, Heilongjiang Province.
Members of a military history club take part in the reenactment of World War II's pivotal Battle of Stalingrad in Kronstadt, Russia, Feb. 11, 2018.
Dogs wear a bridal veil and a groom costume for a symbolic pet wedding ahead of the upcoming Valentine's Day celebrations in Lima, Peru, Feb. 10, 2018.
Shanghai has launched a quality improvement plan in its bid to bring a number of local service, manufacturing, shopping and cultural brands to international level by 2020.
Poly Real Estate Group, one of China's largest developers, posted surging sales in January despite a cooling property market nationwide.
The leaderships of supervision commissions in 31 Chinese provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps have all been elected in accordance with legal procedure, the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said on Sunday.
An exhibition titled "The Centennial Exhibition of Shanghai Style Cheongsams" kicked off at the China Culture Center in Paris on Feb. 8.
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, paid a visit to poverty-stricken families of the Yi ethnic group living in a mountainous area in Southwest China’s Sichuan province on Sunday. His unusual dressing - a white cloak – raised curiosity among netizens.
The establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Panama in June 2017 could be a big boost for the Central American country's agricultural sector, a senior Panamanian official has said.
World champion Fan Kexin aims to win the gold medal in the short track speed skating women's 3000m relay after her team qualified for the relay final A at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said the output value of China's new materials industry is expected to reach 10 trillion yuan by 2025 and will maintain an average annual growth rate of 20 percent.
The southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu has seen the concentration of major air pollutant PM2.5 fall 42.3 percent in four years.
China's central bank suspended open market operations for the 14th working day Monday to maintain stable liquidity in the banking system.
Through the increased application and implementation of technology at railway stations, this year's Spring Festival travelers should experience greater convenience and better service on their nearly 400 million trips by train.
Anti-secession and anti-terrorism efforts should be a priority in Xinjiang to ensure enduring peace and stability, said Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The top of the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York, will shine in red and gold at sunset on Tuesday and Thursday, celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year that falls on Feb. 16 this year.
Alibaba is to pay 5.5 billion yuan (870 million U.S. dollars) to buy a 15 percent stake in Easyhome, a domestic home improvement chain.
China will build a science park in Xi'an, the capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, reported the People's Daily Monday.
Returning home from work at 7pm every evening, 36-year-old Wei Liqiu feels her day is just beginning. After dinner, she would have to deal with her 10-year-old son’s homework, reply to the teacher’s messages and prepare his school stuff for the next day.
Participants took part in the annual Pillow Fight 2018 "Feathers of Fury" event in San Jose on Sunday before the upcoming Valentine's Day.
CCTV's Spring Festival Gala is utilizing 4K resolution cameras to provide viewers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong and Guizhou provinces with Ultra HD viewing options on cable television's CCTV section.
More than 10 provinces and cities across China said they will "actively explore [the possibilities] of establishing free trade ports."