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Beijing, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's per capita property income surged 13.1 percent year on year in 2017, 3.4 percentage points higher than the previous year, the municipal statistics bureau said. Net property income hit 9,306 yuan (about 1,467 U.S. dollars) on average last year, the bureau said.
He's excited for the next Winter Olympics in Beijing, his parents' hometown. "It's almost like a second home for me," he said. "There will be lots of attention on me, so I will need to stay in my bubble and not let that get to my head -- and go and do my job, which is exactly what I did at this Olympics. And I hope I ...

China has long emphasised its engagement with Myanmar owing to Beijing's "peripheral diplomacy" since the 1990s, predating the Belt and Road Initiative which has caught plenty of attention these days. Examples include China assisting disaster-affected people in Myanmar in 2014, offering mediation ...
After years of turmoil and the 1911 revolution that established China as a republic, however, the dog named after the Chinese capital became available to the masses and by the 1990s, they were so common that the streets of Beijing, formerly Romanised as Peking, were teaming with strays. But as the ...
Manila - The risks of a "miscalculation" and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday. Ambassador Chito ...

A pilot scheme has been started in Beijing charging people to use newly installed lifts in older residential blocks, according to a newspaper report. The first lift was opened last week in the Daxing district of the capital and 10 more will be installed in older buildings without elevators this year, The Beijing ...
In that context, Yameen's decision poses an intriguing strategic challenge for Beijing. Understanding this requires a brief examination of China's aims, interests and actions in the region. Speaking at the 19th National Party Congress in October last year, Xi had outlined China's short and long-term goals: to ...
With no forecast of snow in sight, Beijing's extraordinarily long dry spell has just entered the history books as one of driest on record. A weather observatory located in southern Beijing has reported receiving no significant precipitation since Oct 23 of last year, signifying a new dry spell record of 116 days.
On February 6, the Beijing Municipal Health Family Planning Commission (BJCHFP) -- the city's health authority -- suddenly notified all local hospitals that it would call off family/replacement blood donations from February 10. (The notification wasn't officially posted online until February 9 -- one day ...
The Beijing Winter Olympics require building major infrastructure, some of which already exists from the 2008 Summer Games (helping to lower costs), according the official Olympics website. China is building six new competition venues for the next Winter Olympics, three of which were previously planned, ...
For years, Beijing's skyline has burst into light at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, with tens of thousands of fireworks exploding across the Chinese capital to mark the onset of the Spring Festival holidays. Often lasting for hours, the colourful and deafening spectacle is the scourge of light sleepers, ...
Her friends, her family and her pet turtle all live in Beijing. It's the only ... I met the Ding family just as they had settled on a plan: They were going to leave Beijing and return to the countryside. ... The following morning, Shanshan's mother, Fang Juan, brushed her daughter's hair, just as she did in Beijing.
The children of Beijing will not be dissuaded. Red banners declaring a fireworks ban in the city have been strung across apartment compounds this week, a new addition to the red lanterns and paper cuts traditionally hung and pasted citywide as Chinese New Year approaches. Fireworks were invented in ...
Authorities have previously announced that Beijing has a total of 850,000 such volunteers. They often help police with "safety inspections", checking passengers and their belongings at railway stations and road junctions. Others may patrol residential areas to monitor safety hazards and security issues, ...

Chinese artists perform at an art show "Happy Chinese New Year, Night of Beijing" in Athens, Greece, on Feb. 10, 2018. Greeks joined their Chinese friends living in Athens on Saturday in celebrations ahead of the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival. Under the theme "Night of Beijing", artists from the ...
The post included the message, "I would like to convey a Happy Chinese New Year message in advance to all Thais from Beijing". His sister, Yingluck, is also reportedly in Beijing with him. A photo of Thaksin and Yingluck shopping for fruit in a market said to be in Beijing was widely shared on the internet.
Beijing, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Beijing invested 492.2 billion yuan (77.9 billion U.S. dollars) in transport over the past five years, local authorities said Sunday. The investment represented a 44-percent increase from the 340 billion yuan in the five-year period to 2016 as the city sought to ease traffic jams and ...
Under the existing system, provincial and municipal authorities are responsible for financing welfare and social services in their jurisdictions despite having to hand over much of their fiscal revenue to Beijing. As a result, schools, hospitals and other public services in underprivileged areas are often ...
Post-1997 Hong Kong has seen three major Beijing representatives based here: the liaison office representing the central government; the People's Liberation army garrison, responsible for Hong Kong's defence and a symbol of Chinese sovereignty; and the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of ...
"During his meeting with the African Group of Ambassadors, the Chairperson of the Commission briefed them on his mission, including the planned establishment of an African Union representational office in Beijing. The Chairperson also led an interactive discussion on the institutional reform of the African ...
Beijing, China - A man motivated by personal grievances killed a woman and injured 12 others in a knife attack in Beijing Sunday, February 11 police said. The rampage unfolded at a busy shopping mall in the heart of the Chinese capital before officers quickly subdued the attacker, according to the ...
China has spent years building military outposts on a group of contested islands in the South China Sea -- a project that has left the country at odds with many of its neighbors and the United States. First, there was the dredging, in which ships sucked sediment from the seabed and pumped it atop formerly ...
Beijing, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- It seems that the snow which has swept through China this winter has forgotten to call at Beijing. Eastern and central China have been hit by heavy snow or even blizzards, but in the northern city of Beijing, only some mountainous areas received a light sprinkling which turned ...
Over the past few months, Beijing has criticized numerous companies over their debt-financed acquisition sprees. Three other companies, which are also under pressure to sell assets and clear borrowings, stand out: Dalian Wanda Group, the real estate developer that turned into an Entertainment group; ...
The Vatican and Beijing will re-establish diplomatic ties "sooner or later" thanks to the "wisdom" of Pope Francis, a Chinese government-run newspaper has said. The Global Times said in an editorial that the Pope had made "substantive concessions" to the Chinese government. Relations are therefore ...
Taiwan turned down an offer from Beijing on Wednesday to send a rescue team to the island after a powerful earthquake hit the coastal city of Hualien on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and injuring 257 others. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 21km (13 miles) northeast of the popular tourist city ...
Beijing has met a national standard for the first time that sets a safe level for one type of harmful air pollutant, according to the city's environmental protection bureau. The levels of PM2.5 - small particles in the air deemed particularly harmful to health - averaged 34 micrograms per cubic metre last month, ...
Sir, - Mercedes-Benz has had to apologise to China for using a quote from the Dalai Lama in an Instagram advert. The quote was "Look at situations from all angles and you will become more open". This deeply offensive remark upset the Chinese authorities so much that Mercedes issued an apology and ...
Washington is considering boosting infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific to counter Beijing's growing global clout through its "Belt and Road Initiative", observers say, after last month's Congress hearing on a policy response to the plan. "The US, including Congress, is starting to shift from awareness ...
Michael Clauss said all European countries with diplomatic representation in Beijing were concerned about China's actions, and "stood behind Sweden" in its efforts to secure Gui's release and in condemning his arrest. Gui Minhai, also known as Michael Gui, is a Chines born Swedish scholar and book publisher.
Beijing has been accused of building "island fortresses" in the South China Sea after a newspaper in The Philippines obtained aerial photographs offering what experts called the most detailed glimpse yet of China's militarisation of the waterway. The Philippine Daily Inquirer said the surveillance ...
Leaders may offer an update to the pension outlook on March 5 when they convene for the annual National People's Congress in Beijing. While government revenue rose 7.4 per cent last year - its first acceleration since 2011 - that is unlikely to keep rebounding amid slower economic growth. That would ...
The editorial also said any agreement between the Vatican and Beijing would deal "a heavy blow" to the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan, since the Vatican is the nation's "only ally" in Europe. The Vatican is currently the only European state that maintains relations with Taiwan, also known as the ...
CANBERRA, Australia -- On a September night in 2016, I took my seat at a theater in the heart of Canberra for a Chinese national day celebration organized by the pro-Beijing Chinese students and Scholars Association. There was a commotion and all of the seats around me were suddenly filled by men ...
The authorities in Beijing have fined a fake "Apple service centre" more than 270,000 yuan (US$43,000) as part of a crackdown on intellectual property right breaches in the capital, according to a newspaper report. Staff at the business wore dark coloured T-shirts with a white Apple logo, copying workers at ...
The court system is seen as the ultimate guarantor of the autonomy from the authoritarian mainland that Beijing promised when Hong Kong rejoined China in 1997 under the formula "one country, two systems." But in recent months, a series of politically charged cases has put Hong Kong's judiciary under ...
Beijing, China - China said Tuesday, February 6, it successfully conducted a test of a ground-based missile defense system amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Concern over a potential conflict with nuclear-armed North Korea is growing following a series of bellicose statements between ...
Beijing has inched one step closer to taking the crown for the world's busiest airport. As the ranks of the Chinese middle class swell and more people take to the skies, passenger traffic at Beijing's international airport rose to a record of 95.8 million last year. This increase at the world's second-busiest air ...
Avoiding a knee-jerk response, China reacted with characteristic caution to U.S. President's maiden state-of-the Union address, which targeted Beijing and Moscow as "rivals". The website of People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), remarked that rather than promote ...
Beijing, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Yi Jianlian finished with 26 points, leading Guangdong past Beijing 109-96 in the 34th round games of the 2017-18 Chinese basketball Association (CBA) league on Thursday. The loss ensures the Beijing Ducks are stuck with a three-game losing streak on the road. Beijing, the ...
The world's leading pop-up architecture program--the Serpentine Galleries summer pavilions--has spawned Instagram phenoms and head-scratching creations. Now, all of that architectural excitement is expanding from the original site in London's Kensington gardens to the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing.
American firms with deep economic interests in China are often complying with Beijing's tough autocratic demands, such as Cisco's assisting China's domestic spying efforts or facebook's willingness to censor information. Beijing is fighting every second to gain strategic military and economic advantages ...
The Vatican and Beijing, who have long endured icy relations, have created a common framework for a deal on how to appoint bishops in China, Reuters reports. A formal agreement "could be signed in a few months" and would be "an historic breakthrough in relations," Reuters writes, citing "a senior ...
Theresa may has told Xi Jinping their countries have a collective responsibility to do more on plastic waste as she met China's president in Beijing. ... The pair met for talks at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing on the second day of May's first bilateral trip to China, which covered foreign affairs and ...
The Vatican has defended itself after a senior cardinal accused it of "selling out" to Beijing. Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong had criticised the Vatican for its attempts at diplomacy with China's government. He accused the Church of forcing bishops to retire in favour of replacements picked by Beijing.
Theresa may will present Xi Jinping with a Blue Planet boxset when the two meet in Beijing on Thursday, but the Chinese president may have already seen the BBC series - considering its huge popularity in his country. The seven-part natural history series was watched by millions across the globe, and ...
Cooley's Beijing office opening comes on the heels of the announcement by US firm Troutman Sanders that it is closing its three Greater China offices - in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong - due to the firm's decision to shift away from Hong Kong securities and M&A work. In 2016, both Cadwalader ...


 

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