China and the European Union on Saturday pledged to promote their mid- and long-term cooperation plan, address disputes and strengthen coordination over international affairs, as the first top-ranking EU official visited China under its new leadership. China values relations with the EU, and will continue supporting the integration of the 27-member bloc, and deepen the [...]
The country’s industrial companies saw an easing of profit growth in the first quarter of this year, suggesting economic recovery in the world’s second largest economy has uneven momentum. In the first quarter, the profit of industrial companies with an annual revenue of 20 million yuan ($3.24 million) or more grew 12.1 percent from a [...]
YESTERDAY morning, sirens sounded in Wuxing Village, in Sichuan Province’s Lushan County, their haunting wail mourning villager Zhou Yonghong, her baby son, and the other victims of last Saturday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake. But Zhou’s grief-stricken family were preoccupied, searching for her possessions among the collapsed ruins where the body of the 22-year-old was found, clutching her [...]
SHANGHAI’S gross domestic product grew 7.8 percent from a year earlier to 493.7 billion yuan (US$78.9 billion) in the first quarter, the Shanghai Statistics Bureau said yesterday. The rate picked up from last year’s 7.5 percent rise and was higher than the national average of 7.7 percent, although Shanghai was again China’s slowest-growing city among [...]
Premier Li Keqiang on Friday described China and France as two economies highly complementary to each other, in a meeting with visiting French President Francois Hollande in Beijing. The two countries should seek innovative ways to boost their mutually beneficial cooperation, the premier said after the two governments signed 18 new agreements and business deals [...]
China will adhere to the means of bilateral negotiations to resolve territorial and maritime delimitation disputes, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday. “In the interests of maintaining the Sino-Philippine relations and the peace and stability in the South China Sea, China has been persistent in pursuing bilateral negotiations and consultations with the Philippines to [...]
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