China secures trade deals as Xi arrives in UAE


Xi calls for all-out efforts on flood control

President Xi Jinping stressed a people-centered approach to flood control and disaster relief work and urged all-out efforts to ensure the safety of people's lives and property.

Storm to bring rains, heat relief

Downpours will hit ag美高梅深海捕鱼网址 over the weekend as a typhoon bears down on the east China region.

ag美高梅深海捕鱼网址 sets single-day travel record

Some 148,000 people arrived in or left China via ag美高梅深海捕鱼网址 on July 14, setting a new single-day travel volume record.

Moat path opens in Jiading

The inner footpath around the moat of Jiading District opened to the public this week. The outer path, said district officials.

Metro marks carriage milestone

The 5000th carriage of ag美高梅深海捕鱼网址 Metro train arrived in to the on Thursday. It will start operating on Line 2 before the end of this year after preliminary tests.

Changes promised for app permissions

Three map app operators said they would release new versions or remove the request on personal information unnecessary to the functioning of these apps.

Doctors treat fetus with rare heart defect

Xinhua Hospital announced yesterday that its doctors successfully treated a 32-week fetus diagnosed with a rare life-threatening heart condition. 

HK launches campaign for plastic-free beaches

Hong Kong yesterday launched a "plastic-free beach" campaign, calling on people to cut down the use of disposable plastic tableware on beaches to protect the ocean environment.

Myanmar amber reveals secrets of prehistoric snake

Scientists have for the first time found a piece of amber containing a snake dating back about 99 million years to the age of dinosaurs.

Families of S. Korea ferry dead win payout

The South Korean government is liable for the botched rescue of more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, who drowned when their overloaded ferry sank, a court ruled yesterday.

Report says British police identify Novichok suspects as Russians

British police have identified several Russians who they believe were behind the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the Press Association reported.
Book review

Tsai's illustrated edition brings to life the wisdom, humor, vivacity of Confucianism

This light-hearted treatment of the legacy of Chinese culture would also bring Westerners into contact with some of the fundamental concepts of Chinese attitudes and outlooks.

China allocates money for flood relief in Sichuan, Gansu

The ministries of Finance and of Emergency Management have allocated 170 million yuan (US$25 million) to help with flood relief work in west China's Sichuan and Gansu provinces.

China's national book expo opens in Shenzhen

The 28th National Book Expo kicked-off in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Thursday.

Festival to bring German beer culture to China's Kunming

Munich's Oktoberfest, one of the world's most prestigious beer festivals, will kick off its latest China tour next month in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province.

New joint ventures aim to slash price of electric vehicles

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd and Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd announced they will set up two new joint ventures to produce and sell batteries for new-energy vehicles.

Alibaba acquires stake in digital ad platform Focus Media

Alibaba will acquire a 6.62 percent stake in outdoor and digital ad platform Focus Media for 9.63 billion yuan to strengthen synergies between e-commerce and digital advertising.

Didi to have a go at Japan's tough taxi and ride-hailing market

Didi said it has set up a joint-venture with SoftBank called Didi Mobility Japan Corp and aims to roll out the service starting in autumn this year. 

'Zombie cars' pulled off streets in intensive campaign

In the Pudong New Area, police said they have cleared about 400 such cars this year along major streets.