As the first key U.S. government figure to visit Beijing right after the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, Secretary of State John Kerry is sure to receive a warm welcome when he gets there Friday. In such a festive time, there are high hopes among many Chinese that the two-day trip, coming at the start [...]
Baidu Inc, China’s largest Internet search engine, is planning to enter the film production sector with a newly established venture — Aquamen Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The venture will be based in Los Angeles. The first feature from the company will be a $40 million animation feature — Kong, based on the Chinese [...]
The Chinese mainland and Taiwan agreed on Tuesday to establish a liaison mechanism in their first formal meeting since 1949. The agreement was reached after Zhang Zhijun, head of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, held a landmark dialogue with visiting Taiwan mainland affairs chief Wang Yu-chi in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province. The mechanism [...]
China’s foreign trade volume climbed 10.3 percent year on year in January to $382.4 billion, according to customs data on Wednesday. Exports rose 10.6 percent from a year earlier to $207.13 billion, while imports increased 10 percent to $175.27 billion, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said in a statement. The trade surplus stood at [...]
A former Party official of a county in north China’s Hebei Province has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for taking bribes, a court statement said on Wednesday. Liu Fucheng, former secretary of the county committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) of Guyuan, was convicted of taking bribes and possessing a large [...]
Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, known for his apology for past wartime atrocities while in office, said Wednesday that Shinzo Abe, incumbent prime minister, has no choice but to honor the Murayama Statement. “All previous prime ministers of Japan said that they inherit the Murayama Statement. Abe also stated once that he inherits the [...]
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