BEIJING — 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’ […]

People visit the Dazu Rock Carvings Museum, Sept 20, 2015. A museum displaying China’s World Heritage Listed rock carvings opened its doors to the public in Southwest China’s municipality earlier this month.Nearly 1,000 fragments of rock carvings are on display at the Dazu Rock Carvings Museum, which covers 6,500 square meters, Li Fangyin, head of […]

MADRID – An apparent stampede at a public Halloween party in Madrid early on Thursday left three girls dead and two others in critical condition, emergency services in the Spanish capital said.Spanish police vehicles leave the Madrid Arena Stadium in Madrid November 1, 2012. An apparent stampede at a public Halloween party at the stadium […]

DUBAI – Iran’s Guardian Council ratified a bill on Wednesday approving the nuclear deal reached by Tehran and six world powers, state news agency IRNA and other agencies said, allowing the government to implement the agreement. Parliament on Tuesday approved the bill with a strong majority, in a victory for President Hassan Rouhani’s government over […]

Luis Suarez, who recovered from injury and returned to starting line-up, scored twice to help Uruguay beat England 2-1 in their World Cup Group D second round here on Thursday. Suarez, 27, was elected the Man of the Match. He said after the match that his family, teammates and coaches gave him great support during […]

An advertisement for online shopping site of Alibaba Group is seen at a metro station in Shanghai, Nov 12, 2014. For expats living in China, finding their way around the giant online shopping platforms run by Alibaba, which offer more than 800 million products, can be a daunting task. This led long-term US expats […]

Since Amy Chua took the world of Chinese parents by storm with her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, in 2011 it seems more Chinese mothers have turned into “Tiger moms”.Several young Chinese mothers are my friends. But rarely any of them is free for lunch or other activity, because they appear to have […]

Official data showed that total social financing, the broadest measure of the country’s credit growth, increased by a total of 9.75 trillion yuan ($1.46 trillion) in the first half of this year.This level of credit growth is appropriate for the broader economy, but more targeted polices are needed to help boost financing in the private […]

Tiger Woods hopes his “Duel at Jinsha Lake” showdown with Rory McIlroy in Zhengzhou on Oct 29 will usher in the beginning of many battles between the two. Woods, 36, won three times on this year’s PGA Tour and moved up to No 2 in the world rankings. McIlroy, meanwhile, regained the No 1 position […]

A screen shows the results of the Champions League 2014/2015 quarter-final draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, March 20, 2015. NYON, Switzerland – Atletico Madrid were handed a chance to avenge last season’s Champions League final defeat by city rivals and record 10-times winners Real after the two sides were drawn together in the […]