A view shows vehicles on fire outside Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in this still image taken from a video January 15, 2016, during a siege by Islamist gunmen. At least 21 were killed and 15 others wounded after an Al-Qaida affiliate attacked the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, and took hostages […]

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the motives of shooters who killed 14 people at a Southern California social services center on Wednesday remained unclear, adding that the incident could be terror-related or workplace-related. "At this stage, we do not yet know why the terrible event occurred," Obama told reporters after meeting his national […]

Only trade growth will define merits of TPP - Saturday, October 21, 2017

Labourers work at a garment factory in Sai Dong, outside Hanoi, Vietnam. At a critical moment when trade is set to grow less than the global economy for the first time in the last four decades, there is no reason not to welcome the ambitious pact that 12 Pacific Rim countries reached on Monday to […]

Taskin, the first 24-hour bookstore in Changsha, Hunan province, founded by Long Guxin, offers visitors more than the fun of reading.A trend of 24-hour bookstores has emerged in the country since last summer, when Beijing shop Sanlian started to keep its doors open all the time.While the traditional book business has been hit in many […]

A group of children from Belarus look at Chinese books at the book fair, Minsk, Belarus, Feb 8, 2017. The 24th Minsk International Book Fair was held in Minsk, Belarus, from Feb 8 to 12.More than 100 publishers and delegates from 31 countries, including China, Russia, Germany, Iran and the United States attended.Books on Chinese […]

ANKARA – Militants kidnapped 49 personnel when seizing the Turkish consulate general in northern Iraqi city of Mosul, capital of Nineveh province, according to a Turkish official statement released on Wednesday. The statement said a group of armed attackers of the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) took control of the consulate, and kidnapped […]

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said Friday that his country has deployed about 100 military personnel to the West African country of Niger.Obama said the deployment “will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali and with other partners in the region.”In a letter […]

Helping fight global poverty - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The signing ceremony of memorandum of understanding on establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is held in Beijing, Oct 24 2014. Rather than how much funds it will provide, China’s leading role in the global fight against poverty should be defined in terms of how many hands-on experience it can pass on to other […]

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy will continue escort missions, a long-term task, Yang Yujun, spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) said at a press briefing on Thursday. China will continue to play its role in maintaining regional stability and safeguarding vital marine routes. Yang made the remarks when responding to reporters’ […]

Researchers find the average dietary salt consumption of Chinese residents has declined but is still nearly twice the amount recommended by the World Health Organization Salt intake has been on the decline in China since 2000, but it currently is still nearly twice the amount recommended by the World Health Organization, a new study said […]