China to provide North Korea “utmost assistance” in security

BY SILVI WRITER and XINHUA Beijing is to provide “utmost assistance” for Pyongyang’s to address security and development concerns, visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping told the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s paramount leader Kim Jong-Un on Thursday, Xinhua News Agency reported in a Chinese story. This is by far the clearest message that China is willing to provide its communist neighbor some sort of security … Continue reading China to provide North Korea “utmost assistance” in security

JD sales for June 18 shopping gala hits record high, again

BY CHINA DAILY Chinese e-commerce giant JD, which initially coined the June 18 shopping carnival, reported its sales during the 18-day promotion that ended on June 18 reached a staggering 201.5 billion yuan ($29.2 billion), compared with 159.2 billion yuan a year ago. Xu Lei, chief executive officer of JD Retail, said with the ongoing consumption upgrade in China, high-quality and imported products are favored … Continue reading JD sales for June 18 shopping gala hits record high, again

China’s top-level leaders who have been to North Korea

BY SILVI WRITER Chinese President Xi Jinping is finally going to visit North Korea this time, making him the first China’s top leader to do so in 14 years. Last year, Xi sent his right-hand man to go on his behalf. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress and the third-ranking official in the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee, visited Pyongyang as Xi’s special … Continue reading China’s top-level leaders who have been to North Korea

Global talent show comes to China

BY CHINA DAILY World’s Got Talent (WGT), a primetime television show aired on Hunan TV since April, brings together acts from the global Got Talent franchises. “It is an extension of the Got Talent brand, which aims to build on the format,” said Jonathan Bullen, WGT flying producer and multi-camera director. The show will be shot in Changsha, Central China’s Hunan province, and come in the form of a 13-part … Continue reading Global talent show comes to China

China’s rare-earth exports fall 16% in May

BY CHINA DAILY China, the world’s largest producer of rare earths, saw a 16 percent monthly drop in those exports in May amid an increased focus on domestic resources conservation and high-quality development of commodities, officials and experts said. Rare-earth exports by China fell to 3,640 metric tons in May from 4,329 tons in April, according to the General Administration of Customs. In the first … Continue reading China’s rare-earth exports fall 16% in May

China shuts down popular finance news app

BY SCMP Beijing on Monday ordered the closure of popular finance news app wallstreetcn.com, better known as “Wall Street News”, saying it was in breach of cybersecurity laws. “Wallstreetcn.com has severely violated rules under Chinese cybersecurity law. Please cut off internet access to the app and report related feedback after it takes effect,” said a government order dated June 10 that was sent to the … Continue reading China shuts down popular finance news app

Gaokao: exam that ‘has changed the lives of tens of millions’ in China

BY XINHUA For 45-year-old Wang Bo, taking the national college entrance exam in 1992 was an unforgettable life-changing opportunity. “Without the exam, I would have been stuck in a small county for my whole life and would never have the chance to study in a big city,” he said. Wang often had nightmares when preparing for the exam. “The fierce competition made me nervous all … Continue reading Gaokao: exam that ‘has changed the lives of tens of millions’ in China