there were 6,092 major sewage outlets along the Yangtze. The Ecology and Environment Ministry also noted some improvements in w ater quality nationwide. As of the end of last year, 95 percent of 1,062 black, odorous water bodies in 36 major cities across China have been removed or cleaned up, the statement said on Feb 28. The volume of good quality water nationwide has reached 71 perce nt, a year-on-year increase of 3.1 percentage points, the statement said. Zhang also highlighted other challenges to be faced. He said that many drinking water source s in rural areas are still under weak management, and many riversRead More →

Bilateral trade between China and Russia last year exceeded $100 billion as of mid-December, a new record, official figures sh owed Thursday, and an analyst forecast further increases in high-technology trade and e-commerce this year. Bilateral trade grew 27.8 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2018 to $97.24 billion, Gao Feng, spokesperson of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), told a press conference on Thursday. Projects that China and Russia have been cooperating on include nuclear power and other energy sectors, as well as the aviation industry, Gao said. China remains Russia’s largest trading partner. In the first 11 months of last year, bilateralRead More →

Education authorities in Beijing have launched an investigation into actor Zhai Tianlin, who has received high-profile plagiarism allegations. The Education Work Committee of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and Beijing Education Commission have sent an investigative team to the Beijing Film Acad emy, where Zhai obtained a Ph.D., to look into the case, the university said in a statement on Thursday. Zhai, 32, is also a postdoctoral candidate at Peking University. He found himself in hot water on social media after a Sina Weibo blogger accused him of plagiarism last week. The university launched its own investigation on Monday. It has finished prelim inary evidenceRead More →

Another three prototypes for China’s first homegrown large passenger jet, the C919, will conduct their maiden flights this year, follow ing the success of a third one on Dec 28, 2018, according to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), the maker of the jet. The 104 prototype test aircraft of the China-made C919 has entered its final assembly stage, the 10 5 is undergoing the assembly of major components, and the main components of the 106 are in pro duction. The maiden test flights for all three new prototype jets are expected to take place before the end of 2019. The addition ofRead More →

Recent trade talks between China and the US have yielded positive results, laying the foundation f or reaching a deal before the March 1 deadline and sending out positive signals to global markets. State-owned grain trading company COFCO said Sa turday that it had again purchased millions of tons of US soybeans, a move to implement the conse nsus reached by the two countries’ top leaders, according to a statement published on its website. The latest round of China-US trade talks made “important progress” for the current st age the two sides had “candid, specific and constructive discussions,” the Xinhua News Agency reported. Global marketsRead More →

  In the 21th century the world cannot be imagined without very close relationship between China and Europe. Better ec onomic relations with China not only benefits China but also Europe, said Victor Ponta, former president of the Socialist and D emocratic Party and former Prime Minister of Romania in an interview with People’s Daily Online.Ponta is in Beijing to attend the 5th China-Europe High-level Political Parties Forum held from May 17-18. He believes these forums are very useful initiatives fr om both the Chinese side and European side. “I think political decisions should be taken into joint consideration by the Europea n political parties andRead More →