BEIJING - ChinesePresidentHuJintao is maneuvering to promoteone of his closestallies to the CommunistParty's innersanctum, twoindependentsourcessaid, in a bid to retaincloutandpreserve his legacyafterretiring as partychief. Full Article
(Reuters) - Soaringnumbers of Chinesetouristspackedontoflightsout of the country is a suresign that a fast-growingconsumerclass of around 130 million is not worried that the likelyslowestyear of economicgrowthsince 1999 willsap their spendingpower.
BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese state councilor said on Friday that the Confucius Institute is facing a "new starting point", calling for increased cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries via the institution.
More than 40 million foreigners around the world are learning Chinese, a senior official with the Confucius Institute Headquarters said at the organization's fifth annual conference in Beijing, which ended on Saturday.
SINGAPORE/BEIJING - Firstcame the diplomaticoffensive, then the flexing of militarymuscle. Now, Chinais opening a thirdfront to assertitsclaims in the SouthChina Sea - moving ahead with itsfirstmajortender of oilandgasblocks indisputedparts of itswaters.
In the mysteriousland of the TibetanPlateau, there is an art of singinganddancing that has survivedhundreds of years of history. Just as it seems it mayfinallyfade away, TibetanOpera, andothertraditionalTibetanarts have receivedofficialprotectionandnowhope to sparkleonceagain.
Woollymammothsonceroamed the vastplains of the Siberiantundra. Then about 10,000 yearsago, in the span of a geologicalheartbeat, over a 300 yearperiod, they disappeared fromSiberia. And some were driven toextinction.
21-08-2555 Germany's cabinetagreed onWednesday to push aheadquickly with the introduction of strictercapitalrequirements for banksunderinternationalBaselIIIrules, despite the misgivings of Germanbanksabouthow they will be implementedacrossEurope.
21-08-2555 Chinawillplough $372 billionintoenergyconservationprojectsandanti-pollutionmeasuresover the nextthree-and-a-halfyears, part of a drive tocutenergyconsumption by 300 milliontonnes of standardcoal, the country's cabinetsaidTuesday.
22-08-2555 BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Prices of farmproduce in China have inchedup for the fifthstraightweekduring the weekendingAugust 19, the Ministry of CommercesaidTuesday. The wholesalecost of 18 types of vegetablesmonitoredacross 36 major
21-08-2555 (Reuters) - Leftistsupporters of China's toppledpoliticianBoXilai are digging in for an unusuallydefiantdefense of their hero, arguing that he and his wife are victims of a plot that has opened a dangerousschismbetween them and the CommunistParty.
11-08-2555 SHANGHAI - China's imports of crude oilsank inJuly to a nine-monthlowand those of ironorefell for the fourthtime in fivemonths as refineriesandsteel millscutoutputdue toslackeningdemand as growthin the world's second-largesteconomysputtered.
10-08-2555 BEIJING - China's factoryoutputgrowthslowedunexpectedly in July to itsweakest in more thanthreeyears, underliningstiffglobalheadwinds that maypromptpolicymakers to takemoreaction to keepgrowth on track to meet a 7.5 percentannualtarget.