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Beijing's population shrank in 2017-the first time in 17 years-as the result of nonessential functions being relocated outside the city and better urban management, authorities said on Friday. The capital had 21.7 million permanent residents by the end of last year, 22,000 less than in 2016, a 0.1 percent ...
Beijing, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of works of late Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali have been brought to a up-market Beijing gallery for a three-month exhibition through to the end of March. The exhibition, put together by Shenzhen MAO Industries Company, the Dali Universe and Espace Dali ...

Beijing, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Beijing authorities said Monday that the city received 1.077 billion cubic meters of diverted water from the Yangtze River in 2017. Since the south-to-north water diversion project began operation in December 2014, a total of 3 billion cubic meters of water has been diverted to ...
Beijing, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Fewer residents in Beijing now desire to have a second child despite the implementation of the second-child policy, according to a recent survey. About 58.6 percent of Beijing residents would like to have two children, down from 70.4 percent in 2001, according to a survey on ...
Beijing (Reuters) - The United States, not China, threatens the global trade system, China's foreign ministry said on Monday (Jan 22), after US president Donald Trump's administration called US support for Beijing's joining the World Trade Organisation in 2001 a mistake. WTO rules have proved ...
Authorities are also shutting down old coal-powered factories. They are conducting inspections, and breaches of pollution standards are no longer overlooked. Factory managers have been ordered to abide by the rules. In Hebei Province neighboring Beijing, 70-thousand factories are said to have been ...

Beijing, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The first snow of the winter has fallen in Beijing, which will cause low temperatures throughout week. The snow lasted from Sunday night to Monday morning, without bringing snow cover to most parts of the city, according to the municipal observatory. "The snow was too light for ...
The flow of workers into Beijing from other parts of China has slowed in recent years as they are made to feel unwelcome by the authorities. These migrants leave their families behind to work in jobs far from home to make more money, often doing the difficult, undesirable and low-paid jobs that others do ...
Nearly 60 per cent of Beijing residents say they would like to have two children, but only 10 per cent actually do, according to a government survey. The poll found that parents were choosing not to have a second child, even though they wanted one, because they were worried about the financial pressure ...
KOTA KINABALU: Xiamen airlines' direct flights from Beijing has opened up the state to the northern China market. The move is expected to boost the number of Chinese tourist arrivals including those from southern and central China. "We expect the six-hour daily direct flights to meet growing demand from ...
Beijing, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Loans for home buyers in Beijing grew at a slower pace last year due to a series of regulatory policies to curb the property market, authorities said Thursday. In December last year, Beijing individual housing loans grew by 1.81 billion yuan (about 281 million U.S. dollars) from ...
The newly-appointed head of the Hong Kong University of science and technology (HKUST) on Thursday said he had met with Beijing's representative in the city, but had "never received any advice" from officials. Professor Wei Shyy, 62, a Taiwan-born US national and currently the provost of HKUST, told ...
Photo taken on Jan. 18, 2018 shows the construction site of Beijing's new airport in southern Daxing District in Beijing, capital of China. The new international airport is taking shape and roofed. The airport will take pressure off Beijing Capital International Airport in the northeastern suburbs and is expected ...
A woman has been placed in detention for 15 days for refusing to go through a physical security check at Beijing's international airport while claiming to be a foreigner, according to a television report. The woman is seen in surveillance footage refusing to let staff frisk her. She told airport staff that she had ...
China's mainland does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air routes, Beijing said on Wednesday after Taipei complained that a new route over the Taiwan strait that separates the two was a security and safety risk. Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance towards Taipei since the election ...
It may have a history stretching back 3,000 years, but Beijing is fast becoming today's modern 'it' city. With amazingly fast internet, access to cutting-edge technology like facial recognition software, significant investment in artificial intelligence and an unrivalled cosmopolitan energy, China's capital is among ...
Kevin Lam Tsz-kam, a final-year student at Renmin University in Beijing, said he wanted a mainland identity card. He noted Hongkongers' nine- or 11-digit home return permits need to be altered as public and commercial services systems on the mainland are designed for 18 digits that the codes on ...

AFP-JijiBeijing (AFP-Jiji) -- They fueled their nation's dramatic economic rise, toiling in jobs far from home, but China's migrant workers are now finding themselves increasingly unwelcome as authorities try to cap the population explosions in key cities. Lin Huiqing moved to Beijing to look for work when ...
Beijing, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- A pair of rare Baikal Teal ducks have been spotted in Beihai Park in Beijing, drawing many bird lovers to watch and take photos. The Baikal Teal, also called the squawk duck, is a dabbling duck that breeds in eastern Russia and winters in East Asia. The male duck has a striking ...
Beijing, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport said on Thursday that the city will continue to improve infrastructure for cyclists and promote green transit. There are over 1.9 million shared bikes in Beijing, said Yang Yuliang, an official with the commission. Authorities will curb ...
Frontbencher Chris Bowen stepped up Labor's attack on the International Development Minister, accusing her of endangering Australia's relationship with Beijing. "This sort of megaphone diplomacy being engaged with ministers complaining that China's spending too much on foreign aid in the Pacific is ...
Beijing, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Beijing will continue to finance the renovation of a section of the Great Wall with original wall bricks. The Jiankou Great Wall in Beijing's Huairou district is one of the most dangerous and wild parts of the wall in the city. Guo Dapeng with the Huairou cultural Commission said the ...
markets took a hit following a Bloomberg News report that cited unnamed sources as saying that officials in Beijing have recommended China, the largest holder of U.S. Treasurys, to slow or even halt its purchases of that debt. U.S. stocks on Wednesday snapped a six-day winning streak, and Treasury ...
As Beijing and the surrounding region reported big improvements in air quality last year, nationwide gains were much more muted as industrial activity shifted further away from the capital, a report by Greenpeace shows. Strict restrictions on coal use and industrial activity led to a dramatic improvement in air ...
As French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up his first official visit to China, there are signs that Beijing's relationship with Europe is shifting. The French politician's first official visit to China is notable for coming as other leaders of the Western world struggle domestically. In fact, Macron appeared as ...
The claim: The Chinese government says that Beijing's air quality improved sharply in the winter of 2017. Reality Check verdict: The air quality this winter has been better - but whether or not this is sustainable in the long term is still unclear. Beijing is infamous for its pollution - and normally the onset of ...
Beijing, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's box office revenue topped 3.39 billion yuan (520 million U.S. dollars) in 2017, up 12.1 percent year on year, the Beijing Municipal Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television announced on Saturday. Statistics show that city residents made 3.51 visits ...
Already, there were multiple signs of the rapprochement in the past month: Tokyo and Beijing agreed to set up a hotline to avoid clashes in disputed areas of the East China Sea; Abe expressed a readiness to cooperate with China's "Belt and Road Initiative"; and China will now allow Japanese companies ...
Beijing is setting up a test road for automatic driving in the city's southeastern Yizhuang economic development area, authorities have said. Traffic signals, signs and road markings in the area will be transformed so autonomous vehicles can identify them easily, according to the Beijing Municipal ...
China promised Friday to "deal seriously" with violators of United Nations sanctions on North Korea after a South Korean newspaper said Chinese-owned ships registered abroad regularly delivered oil. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing had no information about operations of ...
Beijing, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Eighty-five families have become early settlers in Beijing's first public rental housing community for senior citizens. The residential community, Huihong Home, has 120 apartments and is located on the eastern side of Beijing's fifth ring road. To guarantee a comfortable living for ...
Beijing • They helped power China's dramatic economic rise and toiled in jobs far from home, but China's migrant workers are now finding themselves increasingly unwelcome in the big cities where they live. The authorities are trying to cap the population explosions in key cities, and people like Mr Lin ...
Last year, China said it plans to be a world leader in AI by 2030. Now its capital is building a massive campus to house the AI firms that will power that rise, according to local media outlet Beijing News (link in Chinese). Authorities in Beijing's Mentougou district will build the tech campus along with ...
BeijingBeijing is planning to build a 13.8 billion yuan (S$2.8 billion) artificial intelligence (AI) development park in the city's west, the official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, as China pushes ahead to fulfil its ambition to become a world leader in AI by 2025. The AI park will house up to 400 ...
Beijing - Air quality in China's notoriously smog-ridden capital in 2017 was the best since pollution control measures were implemented five years ago, the Beijing government announced on Wednesday. The city met its targets with year-on-year "improvement of regional air quality and overall favourable ...
Without this clarity, India may fumble along than deepen its Asian strategic engagements. Going to war is not the only indication that China is an adversary. India must recognize that even as there may be areas that India and China cooperate occasionally, Beijing will take every opportunity to deny India any ...
Angry protesters marched through Hong Kong Monday against what they described as suppression by Beijing, days after Chinese authorities ruled that part of a city rail station would come under mainland law. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been ruled under a "one country, two systems" deal since ...
The new year saw a changing of the guard in one of the most popular and symbolic sights in Beijing - the daily flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square. On Monday, the People's Liberation army took over responsibility for the ceremony, which takes place at sunrise in the heart of the Chinese capital, ...
Hong Kong (AFP) - Angry protesters marched through Hong Kong on Monday (Jan 1) against what they described as suppression by Beijing, days after Chinese authorities ruled that part of a city rail station would come under mainland law. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been ruled under a "one ...
Beijing's top policymaking body on Taiwan says the situation facing cross-strait relations will be "grave" this year as risks created by the island's pro-independence movement heighten, but Beijing will be firm in fighting against separatism. The warning came after Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to ...
A train to be running on the subcenter line of China's capital Beijing is seen at Beijing West Station, Dec. 31, 2017. The 38.8-km Beijing subcenter railway line, linking Beijing's western Shijingshan District with Tongzhou District where the city's subcenter lies with five stations, was officially opened on ...
Beijing residents witnessed the city's best winter air quality in five years this month, thanks to favourable weather and tough air pollution controls. There was a stretch of 25 consecutive days during which the air quality was rated "excellent" or "good", a record for the past five years, and on the rare days when ...
Combo photo taken on Dec. 30, 2017 shows the Raoyuefu Station (up) and Yanshan Station on Yanfang subway line in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 30, 2017. Yanfang line started trial operation on Saturday. Located in Beijing's southwest suburbs, the Yanfang Line is China's first fully domestically ...
Passengers from 52 qualified countries now can visit Beijing region without holding a visa for six days. Photo: Jens Jung. Canadians now can visit Beijing for up to 144 hours (six days) without holding a visa. China extended its visa-free period Thursday for people transiting through Beijing from 72 hours to ...
While the city's leader recently obtained several new benefits for Hongkongers from the central government during her maiden duty visit, she also asked for support to build hospitals, schools and elderly centres within the Greater Bay Area that spans nine mainland cities, Macau and Hong Kong. Beijing's ...
A day after being used in a pilot programme to replace state government issued IDs, Tencent's WeChat, the ubiquitous social media application in China, has been adopted by Beijing Court as a means for people to file lawsuits electronically. Parties in a legal case can submit documents, verify their ...
Beijing, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- More than three billion cubic meters of water from the south-to-north water diversion project have been delivered to Beijing as of Wednesday, three years after the project went on-stream, municipal authorities said. The water has met the needs of more than 11 million people in ...
Recently, in mid-December, trying to defend the rule of law in China, eight top Chinese intellectuals demanded a constitutional review against the Beijing municipal government over this cruel campaign. They also published online their petition letter to the Standing Committee of the National People's ...
Beijing, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- China Unicom, a leading telecommunication service provider in China, has signed up as the official telecommunication services partner for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Han Zirong, Secretary General of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 ...
China is to allow some foreigners to visit Beijing and neighbouring Tianjin and Hebei Province for up to six days without a visa. The visa-waiver scheme is open to visitors from 53 countries who stop in China while in transit to a third country, the state-run People's Daily reported. A similar six-day visa-free ...


 

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