Complementary ties can benefit China, Philippines

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GTPremier Li Keqiang's visit to the Philippines from Sunday to Thursday where he attended high-level summits including the 20th China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders' meeting, his first overseas trip since the 19th Party Congress, is of pivotal significance for bilateral ties. Worth noting is that Li was also the first Chinese premier to visit the Philippines in a decade.Economic and

Chinese urban planners are helping small African cities transition into major metropolises

An African child plays at a construction site for a new school in a slum in Kenya. Photo: Courtesy of Huang ZhengliWhen city planner Zheng Qingzhi first set foot in Nampula, the third largest city in Mozambique, Africa, he was astonished to find how "primitive" the city was, where the highest buildings were little more than six stories.This astonishment grew

Sino-Philippine economic ties set to improve

Economic relations between China and the Philippines are starting to improve and "can improve further," a Philippine government official told the Global Times on Thursday.Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said that the economic ties between the two countries are helping to prop up the Philippine economy."Philippine exports to China are more welcome, and we are also importing more things

Panama embassy inaugurated in Beijing

Visiting Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi inaugurated the Panama Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, five months after bilateral diplomatic ties were established.Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela (L) and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend the inauguration of the Panama embassy in Beijing, China, November 16, 2017. (Photos: IC)"The inauguration ceremony is of historic significance,"

China’s supercomputer dominates world Top 500 again

China is again at the top of a biannual ranking of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers, with its Sunway TaihuLight maintaining the lead as the No. 1 system for the fourth time.The supercomputer, with a performance of 93.01 petaflops, was developed by China’s National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and installed at the National Supercomputing Center

Hi-tech fair bridges Chinese innovators with world

An exhibition featuring Chinese hi-tech products and technology opened Thursday in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province.The China Hi-tech Fair 2017 has drawn more than 3,000 exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions.Covering a total area of 120,000 square meters, 12 exhibition zones feature hi-tech products in environmental protection, biological sciences, new energy, new materials, military and civil integration, and sensor

How smaller Chinese cities push tourism to global front?

Guoqing Temple in Tiantai Mountain. /CGTN PhotoUnlike popular destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, smaller Chinese cities are still relatively unknown to many foreigners. Cities like Taizhou in east China's Zhejiang Province have started taking innovative action to attract more international visitors.The famous folk hero Ji Gong Buddha, also known as "Chan Mater Daoji," has its residence in

Horrific highway pile-up kills 18 in China

Police said the brutal mash-up was caused by low visibility due to 'fog', but China's notorious air pollution may have also played a role Photo: AFPA highway pile-up involving at least 30 cars killed 18 people in eastern China on Wednesday, local authorities said, leaving dramatic scenes of twisted and burnt-out wreckage and a towering column of black smoke.Grisly footage

Top Chinese climate envoy voices expectations on COP 23 climate talks

China's special representative on climate change affairs Xie Zhenhua said he hoped the ongoing United Nations (UN) climate talks here would generate substantial results addressing issues that concern developing countries, and an unequivocal arrangement for implementing theParis Agreement.Xie made the remarks at the high-level forum on south-south cooperation on climate change held in the China pavilion at COP 23 Wednesday.Xie

Shanghai women's group blamed for laxity in child abuse case

Four people were arrested for their alleged involvement in child abuse at a Shanghai day-care center, and the city's Women's Federation was blamed for poor supervision.The federation was blamed for poorly supervising its affiliated unit, Modern Family, a magazine which was concurrently responsible for managing the day-care center, Shanghai's working committee on children and women said on Wednesday.The Shanghai government

Chinese still most number of overseas students at US colleges

China remained the country with the most students in US universities in the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the US Consulate General Shanghai.A total of 350,755 Chinese students were enrolled at US institutions of higher education in the academic year, up 6.8 percent, retaining China's top spot for the eighth year, it said at a press conference Tuesday.The report was

More than 100 Han Dynasty tombs unearthed in Henan Province

Pottery figurines from the Han Dynasty discovered at the Zhoukou excavation site in Henan Province Photo: Courtesy of Liu HaiwangCoins from the Han Dynasty's Wangmang period Photo: Courtesy of Liu HaiwangA Han Dynasty pottery figurine discovered at the Zhoukou excavation site in Henan Province Photo: Courtesy of Liu HaiwangA Han Dynasty pottery figurine discovered at the Zhoukou excavation site in

Malaysian-born panda arrives in China, to meet the public in 1 month

The first Malaysian-born female giant panda arrived in China on Wednesday, and she will be quarantined for a month before she begins to meet the public.The 2-year-old Nuan Nuan was sent directly to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas' (CCRCGP) Dujiangyan base in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, according to a statement that was sent to the

China redrafts civilian personnel regulation to attract more highly-skilled applicants

An officer of the People's Armed Police from the Border Garrison Corps in South China's Guangdong Province invigilates an examination for newly-recruited soldiers on March 6. Photo: VCGChina has revised a regulation on civilian personnel in the military in a bid to attract more talented people to work for the country's armed forces.The revised regulation, made public on Friday, was

Ctrip day care center de facto head detained

Video footage shows that the teachers were videotaped putting on or taking off the children's clothes violently. (Screenshot)The de facto head of Ctrip day care center, surnamed Zheng, has been placed in criminal custody on suspicion of abuse in Shanghai on November 13, the WeChat public account of Shanghai Women's Federation reported on November 15.Before the detention of Zheng, Shanghai

5 shop clerks detained in Jeju for dividing Chinese customer's belongings

Airport lounge in Jeju International Airport, South Korea. (Photo: People's Daily)Five people working in a duty free shop at Jeju International Airport, South Korea have been transferred to prosecutors for appropriating the belongings of a Chinese customer, according to a recent Jujunews report.They will be charged with special larceny after they privately claimed the 800,000 won (about 4,800 yuan) worth

China, Philippines sign 14 deals, vow to boost ties

Premier Li Keqiang met with Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the Philippines Senate, on the sidelines of a series of leaders’ meetings on East Asia cooperation in the Philippines’ capital, Manila.China and the Philippines on Wednesday signed 14 deals on bilateral cooperation in infrastructure building and financing, drug rehabilitation, climate change and other areas.Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine

At least 18 killed in multiple-vehicle collision in east China

At least 18 people were killed and several others injured after more than 30 vehicle piled up in east China's Anhui Province on Wednesday.The incident took place at around 7:40 a.m. local time and at least four cars caught on fire after the massive collision. The fire was extinguished as of 10:38 a.m. local time.Reports said that at least 17

Firm modifies violent mobile game to include socialist core values

A red banner with the slogan, "safeguard national security, safeguard world peace," is seen in the game Wildness Action. Photo: Screenshot of game Wildness ActionThe developers of a popular action game on smartphones have modified the game after regulators recommended that violent games on smartphones be banned from the Chinese market.Wildness Action, the mobile game released by NetEase Games in

China launches new meteorological satellite

Photo: People's Daily OnlineChina launched a new meteorological satellite, Fengyun-3D, at 2:35 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province.A Long March-4C rocket carried the satellite into space. The satellite has entered its orbit.Fengyun-3D is one of China's second generation of Polar-Orbiting Meteorological Satellites, which can provide global three dimensional all-weather and multi-spectral

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