Market to set rail ticket prices - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Train attendants prepare to board at Nanjing Station, East China’s Jiangsu province, Nov 10, 2015.High-speed railways are the pride of the nation. The country’s network of 19,000 kilometers of high-speed train lines is the longest in the world and connects almost all the major Chinese cities. Traveling by high-speed train has become part of more […]

Summer is for gaining knowledge - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A mother and son at Qingdao airport before boarding a flight to attend an overseas summer camp. XIE HAO/CHINA DAILYStudents keen on languages, work and cultural experiences snap up package tours Outbound travel packages for young Chinese students are in hot demand this summer, according to industry players. Students seeking language skills, internships and experiences […]

British comedian Rowan Atkinson is reprising his highly successful comic character Mr Bean for a movie being shown exclusively in China.Atkinson, 62, retired his rubber-faced character, who rarely speaks on film, several years ago, after 15 well-received episodes made for British television.The China-only film is Top Funny Comedian: The Movie, in which Mr Bean – […]

The 55-kilometer bridge connecting Zhuhai in Guangdong province with Hong Kong and Macao is under construction on April 29, 2017. GUANGZHOU — Chinese engineers installed a 6,000-ton key structure of the world’s longest cross-sea bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.The wedge, 12-meter-long and weighing more than 25 Airbus A380 jets, was lowered to connect […]

Egypt’s Sisi officially declared president WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday that it would work with Egypt’s president-elect to advance shared interests. “The United States looks forward to working with President- elect (Abdel Fattah) Al-Sisi in Egypt and his government to advance our strategic partnership and many shared interests,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf […]

UEFA president Michel Platini who attends the 61st FIFA congress in this picture taken June 1, 2011 at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. PARIS – Former French football great Michel Platini, until recently seen as the man to lead soccer’s governing body FIFA out of its worst ever graft crisis, could face a life ban […]

China’s industrial profit growth slows - Monday, August 14, 2017

Workers assemble engines at a factory in Weifang, Shandong province. Profit growth at China’s major industrial firms slowed sharply in April, adding to concerns about growing downward pressure on the economy. Profits at industrial companies with annual revenues of more than 20 million yuan ($3.1 million) totaled 502 billion yuan last month in April, up […]

Acting governor elected in Yunnan - Sunday, August 13, 2017

Yunnan provincial legislature, in Southwest China, appointed Ruan Chengfa as acting governor on Tuesday, Xinhua News Agency reported. Ruan, who hails from Hubei province, was also named deputy governor of Yunnan at a session of the Standing Committee of the Yunnan People’s Congress, it said. Ruan, 59, worked for the Hubei government for 38 years, […]

Big data expo to kick off in SW China - Sunday, August 13, 2017

Participants at the press conference for the 2017 China International Big Data Industry Expo. The first China International Big Data Industry Expo will be held May 26-29 in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China”s Guizhou province, organizers announced at a press conference on Thursday in Beijing. Themed “Digital economy leading new growth”, the expo is expected […]

Investment from China beneficial to Africa - Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ethiopian president says colonial models of assistance are changingEthiopian president Mulatu Teshome believes China’s investment in Africa will transform the fortunes of the continent.He equates the role that the Export-Import Bank of China and the China Development Bank play in building infrastructure to that of the Marshall Plan through which US aid to Europe was […]