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China, Malaysia extend currency swap deal - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, said Monday that it had extended a currency swap agreement with …

China

Xi sends condolences to UN chief on Annan's death - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of condolence to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres over the …

China

BMW to give careful consideration to raising stake in China venture

BEIJING: BMW will give the possibility of raising its stake in its Chinese joint venture careful consideration, China’s official Xinhua news agency …

China

Taitema Lake Bridge of Golmud-Korla railway in Ruoqiang County, NW China's Xinjiang

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 17, 2018 shows a construction site of Taitema Lake Bridge of Golmud-Korla railway in Ruoqiang County, northwest China's …

China

President Xi to chair FOCAC Beijing summit in early September - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is to chair the 2018 Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which …

China

Chinese medical team provides medical treatment and surgery to local patients in Harare, Zimbabwe

Chinese doctors Ai Yuan (1st L) and Xu Xuezheng (3rd L) talk with a local doctor at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 26, 2018. The …

News (China)

China working on long-term poverty relief strategy - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's campaign against poverty will not come to an end in 2020, as the country is working on a long-term strategy for …

China

China pledges more efforts to finance real economy - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese financial regulator has vowed stronger credit support for the real economy.<p>The China Banking and Insurance …

News (China)

S.Korean war-separated families leave for DPRK for reunions with long-lost relatives - Xinhua

SOKCHO, South Korea, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- A group of South Korean families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War from relatives living in the Democratic …

North Korea

Refugee woman flees Germany after alleged encounter with her IS captor - Xinhua

BERLIN, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- German prosecutors said on Saturday they are prepared to follow up on claims by a Yazidi woman that she ran into her …

News (China)

Tunisians buy sacrificial animals for upcoming Eid al-Adha

Tunisians gather at a livestock market to buy sacrificial animals for the upcoming Eid al-Adha, in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on Aug. 18, 2018. …

Eid al-Adha

Feature: Inherited from history, a sip of tea still binds China and Sri Lanka - Xinhua

by Xinhua writers Yang Dingdu, Zhu Ruiqing, Deng Xianlai<p>COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- In 1824, a British ship arrived at the island of …

Sri Lanka

Afghan president announces 3-month conditional ceasefire with Taliban - Xinhua

KABUL, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a conditional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban starting on …

Afghanistan

Ethiopia inaugurates its first waste-to-energy project

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome (front) cuts the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony of the Reppie waste-to-energy facility in Addis Ababa, …

News (China)

5 killed, over 40 injured as strong quakes strike off again Indonesia's Lombok - Xinhua

JAKARTA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed and 40 others wounded as quakes measuring 6.5 and revised 6.9 magnitude rocked again …

Natural Disasters

Feature: Chinese medical team hailed for their services in Ethiopia

Chinese doctor Li Xiushan checks the eyes of a boy at the Ethio-China Friendship Hospital, located in Akaki at the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital …

News (China)

Havana Carnival kicks off to celebrate colorful Cuban culture - Xinhua

by Raul Menchaca<p>HAVANA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Cuba's Havana Carnival kicked off Friday with music, dances, floats as well as food and drinks, with an …

Cuba

China celebrates first Medical Workers' Day - Xinhua

Winners of the 11th Chinese Physician Prize take an oath during a celebration event of China's first Medical Workers' Day in Beijing, capital of …

China

Indonesian President Joko meets Chinese president's special envoy - Xinhua

JAKARTA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Saturday met with Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Sun Chunlan, who was …

Asia

Interview: How international cooperation has bolstered China's progress in robotic science - Xinhua

by Xinhua writers Zhou Xiaoli, Liu Hongde, Ji Xiaobo<p>BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- China has made rapid progress in robotic science and technology over …

Robotics

Italy likely to suffer from U.S.-China trade tension - Xinhua

ROME, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Italy is likely to suffer from the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China, analysts have said …

News (China)

Feature: A glimpse at the modern companionship from cutting-edge robots at 2018 World Robot Conference - Xinhua

by Xinhua writers Zhang Nianwu, Liu Hongde, Ji Xiaobo<p>BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- "Pets are lonely when their masters are away from home, and we are …

Robotics

Interview: Hope pain of China-U.S. trade dispute never reaches 10, says company executive - Xinhua

Joseph Cassis, director of operations of Ten Square International Inc., speaks during an interview with Xinhua in Des Moines of Iowa state, the …

News (China)

Blackpool Dance Festival (China) opens in Shanghai - Xinhua

China

Feature: Ugandan nurses adopt traditional Chinese acupuncture therapy

Cong Linhai (R), head of 18th Chinese medical team and nurse Rose Kawuma(L) and Jesca Namugoya pose for a group photo next to the monument of the …

News (China)

Feature: Deserted rebel tunnel transformed to artwork gallery in Damascus

A Syrian soldier works to perfect a sculpture on the wall of a formerly rebel-run underground tunnel in the Jobar neighborhood in the Eastern Ghouta …

Middle East

Cuba aiming to boost production of world-famous cigars - Xinhua

By Raul Menchaca<p>HAVANA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban government has been seeking to increase tobacco plantation on the island in order to boost the …

Cuba

Chinese police crack US$1.1 billion internet gambling ring: Xinhua

BEIJING: Police in eastern China have busted a 7.8 billion yuan (US$1.1 billion) online gambling ring and arrested 56 suspects, the official Xinhua …

China

Asian Games open in Jakarta amid grand ceremony

Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) The 18th Asian Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in this Indonesian capital on …

Asia

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