The fourth round of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, an important meeting between the two countries this year, was held in Beijing from May 3 to May 4. Both sides attach great importance to and have high expectations for the dialogue mainly for two reasons. First, the previous three rounds of the dialogue all [...]
Shanghai recorded its hottest day of the year so far yesterday with temperatures reaching 32.6 degrees Celsius. And today could be even hotter, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said, with temperatures reaching 33 degrees. City forescasters said the lack of cloud and wind was responsible for the rising temperatures. The three days since Friday have all [...]
A landmark visit to the United States by the defense minister will help diffuse the tense situation in the South China Sea, analysts said, as the standoff between China and the Philippines continues in waters off Huangyan Island. Liang Guanglie, the first defense minister to visit the US in nine years, will meet his counterpart, [...]
Chinese experts said the Philippines' recent move to rename a Chinese island involved in a month-long territorial spat is apparently aimed at asserting its claim over the area. Philippines presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda announced in a press conference Thursday that they prefer to call this area Panatag Shoal, which is known as Huangyan Island in [...]
BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) — The Chinese government has established a goal of having green buildings account for 30 percent of new construction projects by 2020, according to an official document released Sunday. The document, which was jointly released by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, marks the first [...]
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