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 2018-07-17 13:42 

Ecns.cn

IMF forecasts 6.6% growth for China...

The International Monetary Fund has forecast that China's economy will grow 6.6 percent in 2018unchanged from its April projectionin its latest World Economic Outlook, which stresses that the risk that current trade tensions escalate further is the gr...

 2018-07-17 13:36 

Ecns.cn

China's economy remains sound, trade row impact 'limited'...

A Chinese expert allayed concerns on the dragging effect of a trade row between China and the U.S. on the Chinese economy, as contribution of exports to growth declines....

 2018-07-17 13:35 

South China Morning Post

South China Sea disputes, stalled investments to top agenda when Malaysian envoy visits Beijing, observers say...

Beijing's military activity in the South China Sea and the resumption of stalled projects in Malaysia are likely to top the agenda when Kuala Lumpur's special envoy meets Chinese leaders on Wednesday, according to diplomatic observers.The visit of...

 2018-07-17 13:30 

Ecns.cn

China's First Lady pledges to work closely with UNESCO to promote women's education...

China's First Lady Peng Liyuan on Monday met with the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, for talks aimed at promoting international female education....

 2018-07-17 13:30 

South China Morning Post

China's official figures: lies, damned lies, or just changing statistical methods?...

The reliability of official Chinese statistics has once again been brought into question after the government released seemingly conflicting numbers for energy use in the agricultural sector.In figures published on Friday, the National Energy Administrati...

 2018-07-17 13:27 

Ecns.cn

Opinions divided over sea rice cultivation as fresh water still needed...

China's agricultural experts are questioning whether sea rice can be grown in commercial quantities in tidal flats after an article cast doubt on the idea of feeding more people with salt alkali-tolerant rice....

 2018-07-17 13:27 

Ecns.cn

Chinese vice premier meets European Commission vice president...

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Monday met with European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen in Beijing, vowing to work with the European Union (EU) to firmly safeguard free trade rules and multilateral trading....

 2018-07-17 13:27 

Ecns.cn

Robust fundamentals boost Moutai...

Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd, China's signature high-end spirit maker, netted double-digit growth rates for its major economic indicators in the first half of the year, the highest recorded in the past few years....

 2018-07-17 13:24 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Duterte confident China will be 'fair' when resolving maritime disputes...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence on Tuesday that China will be "fair" in eventually resolving its disputes with his country in the South China Sea."I am sure that in the end, China will be fair and the equity will be d...

 2018-07-17 13:23 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's New Southbound Policy in line with U.S. Indo-Pacific policy...

New Delhi, July 17 (CNA) Taiwan's New Southbound Policy is compatible with the United States' Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy, and helps to improve regional stability while fostering stronger alliances, U.S. scholars said Monday....

 2018-07-17 13:23 

Central News Agency

Distinguished NTU psychology professor Yang Kuo-shu dies...

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Yang Kuo-shu (), professor emeritus of psychology at National Taiwan University (NTU), died early Tuesday at the age of 86, according to the university's psychology department....

 2018-07-17 13:23 

Central News Agency

Chinese actress Gong Li to chair jury at 55th Golden Horse Awards...

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Renowned Chinese film actress Gong Li () is to chair the jury at the 55th Golden Horse Awards following an invitation from Ang Lee (), executive committee chairman of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, according to a press releas...

 2018-07-17 13:23 

Central News Agency

Far Eastern Air leases another 4 ATR aircraft...

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT) on Tuesday signed a letter of intent with aircraft leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital, to lease another four ATR72-600 aircraft amid efforts to modernize its fleet....

 2018-07-17 13:19 

Ecns.cn

Italian police begin 2nd joint patrol in China...

Eight Italian police officers on Monday began patrolling tourist sites in four Chinese cities, with their local counterparts....

 2018-07-17 13:18 

Ecns.cn

High-tech zones are 'driving growth'...

China's National High-Tech Industrial Development Zones, the backbone of the country's high-tech industries, have seen stable, positive growth in the first half of this year, officials said on Monday....

 2018-07-17 13:15 

Ecns.cn

5 bodies recovered, 5 still missing...

Five bodies have been found and five crew members remain missing one day after a ship sank in a collision accident near Wusongkou Port....

 2018-07-17 13:10 

Ecns.cn

African college hailed...

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, sent a congratulatory message to the groundbreaking ceremony of Julius Nyerere Leadership College in Tanzania on Monday....

 2018-07-17 13:07 

Ecns.cn

Mainland expedites preferential policy for Taiwan compatriots...

Chinese mainland has released new measures for implementing preferential policies for Taiwan compatriots, An Fengshan, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said Monday....

 2018-07-17 13:07 

The Mainichi

Tepco to resume TV commercials, 1st time since 2011 Fukushima crisis...
 2018-07-17 13:07 

The Mainichi

S. Korea blasts Japan's teaching curriculum on disputed islets...
 2018-07-17 13:06 

The Mainichi

Naha Airport closed after SDF aircraft blocks runway...
 2018-07-17 13:04 

Nikkei Asian Review

India shares rebound as fuel retailers, banks advance...

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Indian shares rose Tuesday, led by fuel retailers and banks as crude oil prices tumbled.The BSE Sensex advanced 0.54% to 36,519.9...

 2018-07-17 13:04 

Nikkei Asian Review

Global Islamic bond issuance slips in first half...

KUALA LUMPUR -- The total global issuance of Islamic bonds, known as sukuk, dropped 5.2% on the year to $50.3 billion during the January to June perio...

 2018-07-17 13:04 

Nikkei Asian Review

Zee Entertainment posts 31% jump in profit as India ad revenue revives...

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Zee Entertainment Enterprises, India's largest listed-media company, reported a 31% jump in first-quarter profit, aided by higher...

 2018-07-17 13:04 

Nikkei Asian Review

EU threatens Maldive leaders with sanctions...

COLOMBO/BANGKOK -- The European Union has unveiled a framework of sanctions that it is threatening to impose on the increasingly autocratic regime of...

 2018-07-17 13:04 

China Post

Man described by sheriff as serial killer suspect arrested...

HOUSTON (AP) — A man suspected in three fatal shootings has been arrested in Houston.Authorities say 46-year-old Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was taken into custody Tuesday.Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez have said ...

 2018-07-17 13:03 

China Post

The Latest: Rose doesn't understand poor British Open record...

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The Latest from the British Open (all times local):___1:45 p.m.Justin Rose's best finish at a British Open remains his tie for fourth at Royal Birkdale in 1998, when he was an amateur. He doesn't understand why.Ro...

 2018-07-17 13:03 

China Post

The Latest: Scaramucci says Trump must 'reverse course'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):8:35 a.m.Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says President Donald Trump must waste no time in disavowing his Hel...

 2018-07-17 13:01 

Ecns.cn

U.S. arrests Russian national for allegedly interfering with U.S. politics...

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday that a Russian woman has been arrested and charged with allegedly interfering with U.S. politics....

 2018-07-17 13:00 

China Post

[ Business ]

Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK...
 2018-07-17 12:58 

Ecns.cn

5 bodies found after cargo ship sank off Shanghai...

Rescuers have found five bodies after a cargo ship sank off Shanghai early Sunday morning, according to the city's maritime authorities Monday....

 2018-07-17 12:58 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong's high-speed rail link to mainland China is due to open in September but the roof is leaking and may not be fixed in time...

It might be a damp start for the first commuters on Hong Kong's long awaited high-speed rail link as it was revealed the roof was leaking and may not be repaired before the station opens in September.The MTR Corporation's operations director Adi L...

 2018-07-17 12:56 

Ecns.cn

China's economy expands solidly despite trade frictions...

China's economy expanded steadily in the first half of 2018 as continued restructuring efforts provided resilience and impetus against pressure from trade frictions....

 2018-07-17 12:56 

Ecns.cn

More rain expected for Beijing in coming days...

Beijing is expected to see more brief but strong rainfall in the coming two days after thundershowers brought floods to some lowland areas and water bodies in the city and causing some roads to collapse on Monday....

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

Reporter-turned-translator back in the spotlight...

Korean interpreter Ahn Hyun-mo, who translated for the North-U.S. summit in June and 2018 Billboard Music Awards, is again in the spotlight after appearing on KBS talk show "Happy Together 3" on Thursday....

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

At least 27 killed, 47 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan [PHOTOS]...

At least 47 people were missing and five were in a critical condition as torrential rain that has killed 27 people pounds western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million people evacuated from their homes. Jap...

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

North Korea says US attitude in denuclearization talks 'extremely regrettable'...

"We expected that the U.S. side would come with productive measures conducive to building trust in line with the spirit of the North-U.S. summit and (we) considered providing something that would correspond to them," the spokesman said. "The U...

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

What then shall we answer?...

What if you had a voice, but could not speak? What if you knew that you were being fed lies, but had to swallow them anyway? What if you instinctively reasoned and thought for yourself but knew that reasoning and thinking could get you and your family kil...

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

US seeks 'clarity' in denuclearization talks with North Korea...

Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, met with each other for nearly three hours Friday apparently on details of what the two countries should do in order to implement the Singapore summit dea...

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

Why North Korean defectors learn English (5)...

I feel pressure to learn English because so many people around me use it. I am desperate now because of my university classes, where sometimes I have to make presentations in English....

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

Fun and fireworks: Fourth of July at the American gold mines in Korea...

The Fourth of July is one of the most popular holidays in the United States and is celebrated with bright decorations, picnics, good food and, at night, spectacular firework shows. It might surprise you to know that The Fourth of July was also celebrated ...

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

Pompeo leaves Pyongyang after denuclearization talks with N. Korea...

Pompeo met with Kim Yong-chol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, for the second straight day in the North Korean capital, with both apparently finding out that they have things to "clarify," according to po...

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

1 Korean kidnapped by armed group in Libya: report...

The four worked as technicians at a water plant near Ishwirif in the country's southeast, it said, quoting an official. Several Libyan workers were also kidnapped but later released....

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

Officials of South Korean broadcaster JTBC to visit North Korea to discuss 'Pyongyang bureau'...

The ministry said the JTBC delegation, headed by its newsroom managing director Kwon Suk-chun, will visit the North from July 9 to 12, during which time they will meet with North Korean broadcasters and officials from the National Reconciliation Council, ...

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

K-pop girl group Apink banned from dating...

Members of K-pop girl group Apink revealed on tvN talk show "Life Bar" on Thursday that their agency had banned them from dating at the beginning....

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

Your favorite Korean source?...

Despite recently covering the topic of vegetarianism when much of the Peninsula celebrated Buddha's Birthday, I remain very much an omnivore: Whether a piece of meat, fish, a radish or a root, it and the accompanying sauce will be devoured with little...

 2018-07-17 12:54 

Korea Times

North Korea, US launch 'working groups' on denuclearization...

North Korea and the United States have established working groups to talk about details of a denuclearization plan, a U.S. official was quoted as saying Saturday, as Washington's top diplomat is set for a second day of negotiations in Pyongyang....

 2018-07-17 12:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

Fence shrinks space for sit-in protests in Okinawa’s Nago:The Asahi Shimbun...

NAGO, Okinawa Prefecture--Anti-base demonstrators and riot police clashed here on July 17 after a fe...

 2018-07-17 12:49 

China Post

UN: Spain migrant arrivals this year surpass those to Italy...

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says the number of migrants and refugees who have arrived in Spain by sea this year has overtaken those who have reached Italy.The International Organization for Migration said Tuesday that Spain saw 18,016 mi...

 2018-07-17 12:49 

China Post

Indian student's dad has questions about Kansas City killing...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The father of an Indian man who was fatally shot in Kansas City says he has many unanswered questions after police killed a person of interest in the case.Koppu Ram Mohan's son was 25-year-old Sharath Koppu, an engineerin...

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