Mine strike hits S. African economy - Monday, December 4, 2017

Miners gather at Wonderkop stadium outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg, in this Jan 30, 2014 file photo. As South Africa’s biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and export earnings, and many of those affected are having to sell their most prized possessions […]

English Premier League giants Liverpool and Everton will move to strengthen ties with Australian football following significant announcements on Wednesday. Liverpool announced its second pre-season tour of Australia in three years, confirming fixtures in Brisbane and Adelaide in July. Meanwhile, Everton revealed a player development agreement with A-League side Central Coast Mariners that would see […]

BEIJING – China’s State Council has published a medium and long-term plan to prevent and treat chronic diseases in the next five to 10 years. The plan, made public on Tuesday, aims to improve people’s health, lower the onset risks of high-risk populations, and improve the patient quality of life. The plan made lowering the […]

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the National Assembly for Wales for a bilateral meeting with the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, in Cardiff July 18, 2016. LONDON – New British Prime Minister Theresa May will use the first meeting of her senior ministers on Tuesday to tell them they must all play […]

DPRK leader calls for better ties with ROK - Saturday, December 2, 2017

PYONGYANG – Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), vowed on Wednesday to improve inter-Korean relations and strengthen military forces against any provocations. The DPRK will “create atmosphere to ameliorate the relations between the DPRK and South Korea” by following previous inter-Korean joint declarations, he said in a televised New […]

All outlets of one of Shanghai’s most popular French bakeries, Farine, were closed on Thursday amid accusations it had been using expired flour and had sanitary issues.Farine’s factory, which opened at the beginning of March on the outskirts of the city to meet surging demand, also suspended operations.”We received a tipoff on Monday from a […]

Mentally impaired get a helping hand - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Xu Qin (second from left) makes a trip with the mentally impaired youngsters of Wanwan Care Center. The institution, founded by Xu, offers vocational programs for disadvantaged people. The door to Wanwan Care Center is always locked-on purpose. Ring the doorbell on the wall, and you will be welcomed by a mentally impaired “child”-he comes, […]

Diners’ Best Picks[1]|chinadaily.com.cn - Thursday, November 30, 2017

According to a survey by the Da Zhong Dian Ping website, hot pot is Beijingers’ top choice and the average bill for eating out in the capital, about 50 yuan per person, is the highest of the five cities, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou.The survey also shows that Shanghai folk love going to coffee […]

A book on President Xi Jinping’s views on the governance of China has been released in Urdu in Pakistan. At the launch of the Urdu language version of “Xi Jinping: The Governance of China” in Islamabad on Friday, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said China had been modernizing its economy and governance “with tremendous speed […]

China hands over P3 biolab to Sierra Leone - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

FREETOWN – China handed over a P3 level biolab to Sierra Leone on Wednesday as part of its continued contribution in fighting against the Ebola virus. The lab is attached to a multipurpose hospital at Jui, some 30 kilometers north of the capital Freetown. Construction of the lab started around September last year and was […]