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Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.<p>Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the idyllic …

China

China's bridge building drone a big hit online

[Video: Xinhua]<p>A video showing Chinese engineers using a drone to install cables in a bridge construction project has proved popular on Twitter, …

China

8.3-magnitude quake hits Fiji islands: CENC

A 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit areas near the Fiji islands at 8:19 a.m. Sunday, according to a preliminary measurement of the China Earthquake …

Natural Disasters

Spotlight: "Crazy Rich Asians" clocks in with crazy opening weekend

A poster of Warner Bros. film "Crazy Rich Asians" (Web Pick)<p>by Julia Pierrepont III<p>LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Buoyed up by electric industry …

Box Office

10 Chinese cities listed world's most livable cities

Ten Chinese cities have been listed on the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2018 ranking of the 100 best cities to live in the world.<p>A view of …

Natural History Museum

Feature: S.Koreans gather to reunite with long-lost relatives from DPRK - Xinhua

By Yoo Seungki<p>SOKCHO, South Korea, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Min Byung-hyun, an 85-year-old South Korean grandfather, showed up in wheelchairs at a hotel …

North Korea

UN officials bid farewell to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

The flag at the UN headquarters in New York is flying at half-mast this Saturday as the organization marks the death of former Secretary-General Kofi …

Human Rights

Sinocism looking for interns

If you are highly proficient in Chinese and have reasonable expertise around China’s politics, foreign affairs, economics and finance or tech please …

China

Chinese firms plan more soybean meal substitute imports to offset plunge in U.S. soybean imports - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese companies are confident in securing overseas supplies of soybeans and soybean meal substitutes to counter the …

Soybeans

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan in China

The photo shows Annan accompanied by Chinese and U.N. officials, visiting the Forbidden City in Beijing on April 1, 1998. Kofi Annan, the former UN …

Asia

Italy mourns bridge collapse victims, new emergency funds approved

Thousands of people gathered in the northwest Italian city of Genoa on Saturday to mourn the victims of a dramatic bridge collapse that killed dozens …

Genoa

The 18th Asian Games kicks off on Aug 18

The opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games kicked off on Saturday night, Aug 18, in Jakarta, Indonesia.<p><i>More content to follow. Please refresh the</i> …

Asia

Chinese police crack virtual currency theft involving millions - Xinhua

XI'AN, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Police in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, arrested three suspects for stealing about 600 million …

China

Sun Peiyuan claims 18th Asian Games' first gold for team China

Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal for team China at the 2018 Asian Games in men's changquan on Sunday in Jakarta.<p>This is also the first gold medal …

Asian Games

Trump says U.S. ends Syria development fund, urges "rich countries" to pay instead

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One for campaign fundraising events in Southampton, New York, U.S., August 17, 2018. …

Donald Trump

China regulator asks financial institutions to support infrastructure investment

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's banking and insurance regulator has asked financial institutions to give more support to infrastructure investment, importers and exporters, and creditworthy companies experiencing temporary problems.<p>In a statement posted on its website late on Saturday, the China …

Business

For plus size models, insecurities become assets

Growing up, Deng Deng’s chubby figure was always a source of agony for her. She spent 10 years trying to slim down, but she never was able to hit her …

China

Wheelchair for pets seen in Athens, Greece

Vassilis Tzigouras shows a wheelchair for pets in his workshop in Athens, Greece, on Aug. 17, 2018. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)<p>A woman walks a dog with its …

Pets

Putin laments death of former UN chief

File photo taken on June 30, 2012 shows then UN and Arab League Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland. …

United Nations

Notes from Beijing trip

Get smarter about China<p>Daily updates and expert insight delivered directly to your inbox<p>Curated links and commentary on Chinese and English language …

Washington D.C.

Merkel, Putin hold talks on tough issues

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in north of Berlin on Saturday, with the topics ranging from Syria, …

Nord Stream

Chinese, Turkish FMs discuss current situation over phone

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held an in-depth discussion on the current …

China

China opposes U.S. report judging its military and security development: Defense Ministry spokesperson

A spokesperson for the Chinese military said it resolutely opposes a report by the U.S. Department of Defense on China's military and security …

China

New Silk Road brings more than trade to China, Europe

Photo taken on April 16, 2018 shows cargo containers of China Railway Express at Duisburg Intermodal Terminal (DIT) in Duisburg, western Germany. …

China

Center to enhance China-Africa environmental cooperation launched in Kenya

Guests unveil the Interim Secretariat of the China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, …

Africa

Highlights of the 2018 World Robot Conference

The 4th Word Robot Conference is taking place at the Beijing Etrong International Exhibition and Convention Center this week, under the theme …

Robotics

Syrian girl struggles for life amid lingering IS nightmares

17-year-old Hanin Jibai, who had survived an attack by Islamic State militants on her village, looks out through the window of her house, in the …

Middle East

Hundred couples hold group wedding on bullet train

A total of 106 couples took part in a group wedding on a Fuxing bullet train Saturday in Changchun in Jilin Province, reports Chinanews.com.<p>A group …

Weddings

Floods-ravaged Indian state Kerala's death toll reaches 357

The death toll in India's floods-hit southern state of Kerala has risen to 357, even as rescue and relief work is being carried out on a war footing. …

India

Afghanistan marks 99th anniversary of independence - Xinhua

KABUL, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan on Sunday marked the 99th anniversary of its independence from the British empire occupation amid …

Afghanistan