BRUSSELS – China was the leading destination for European Union (EU) exports and leading source of EU imports in 2015 among the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partners, accounting for a third of EU exports to ASEM partners, according to data issued on Thursday by Eurostat. The statistics agency said the figure of EU exports to China […]

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the opening goalagainst Hull City during their Premier League soccer match at KC Stadium,May 4, 2015. LONDON – Arsenal all but sealed Champions League qualification for an 18th successive season after they eased past relegation-threatened Hull City 3-1 in the Premier League on Monday.Alexis Sanchez’s deflected free-kick wrong-footed stranded […]

Early fish-like tetrapod discovered - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chinese scientists have found a new 409-million-year-old fishlike tetrapod (four-legged animals) from Zhaotong, Yunnan in southwestern China, a discovery that extends the history of this group by 10 million years and provides novel fossil evidence on the origin of the tetrapod brain. In an Oct 23 article in Nature Communications, Zhu Min along with his […]

CPC official holds talks with Cuban envoy - Thursday, August 10, 2017

BEIJING — A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has held talks with a visiting special envoy from the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in Beijing.Song Tao, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, held talks on Sunday with Salvador Valdes Mesa, special envoy of First Secretary of the […]

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Tuesday began a mass trial of 683 Muslim Brotherhood defendants, including the group’s top leader Mohamed Badie, on charges including murder, official news agency MENA reported.The trial comes a day after the same court in the Upper Egyptian Minya province sentenced 529 supporters of the Islamist group to death […]

The signing ceremony of memorandum of understanding on establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is held in Beijing, Oct 24 2014. Although China has repeatedly emphasized that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a multilateral agency to meet Asia’s development needs, the international community remains worried that it is setting low-level financing rules. And […]

Tech firms jump on bandwagon - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A visitor tries on Baofeng’s VR glasses during a Beijing international technological products expo in May. Beijing Baofeng Technology Co Ltd, an internet entertainment and technology company, plans to build a VR ecosystem, which includes content production, hardware, software and offline store expansion to boost the overall development of the sector. Founded in 2014, the […]

The 71-aged Therese Zaremba-Martin from Belgium says her being younger than her age is because of her fondness for painting Chinese mountains and rivers and it has also helped her recover from treatment for cancer.71-aged Therese Zaremba-Martin from Belgium”Painting has given me energy and force, especially when I was very ill last year,” she said […]

Lottery companies don’t know who will win the FIFA World Cup this year, but they all know that the quadrennial event is a sure moneymaker.Chinese lottery companies have been preparing to cash in on it, a Shanghai-based security newspaper said.Online lottery sales are expected to jump by at least 70 percent this year, from 42 […]

China’s H1 industrial output up 6.3% - Monday, August 7, 2017

Despite a continued slowdown, China’s industrial sectors may walk out of their worst period and provide a firm footing for stabilization of the economy, new data has suggested. Industrial output grew 6.3 percent year on year in the first half of 2015, slightly down from a 6.4-percent increase in the first quarter, data released by […]