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 2017-02-22 15:00 

The Mainichi

Tokyo may help pay to build Olympic venues outside capital... +

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is considering a plan under which the metropolitan government will foot a certain amount of costs of building and remodeling temporary facilities in six other prefectures for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, sources familia...

 2017-02-22 15:00 

Central News Agency

Taipei Dome project may come to life again: officials... +

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) The suspended Taipei Dome project is being revived and may come to life again, city officials said Wednesday, but stressed that it had nothing to do with next year's local government elections....

 2017-02-22 14:59 

Central News Agency

Visitor arrivals from China forecast to drop further... +

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) Tourist arrivals from China are likely to decline by 1.5 million this year, compared with a drop of 670,000 in 2016, Lai Cheng-yi (), director-general of the General Chamber of Commerce, said Wednesday....

 2017-02-22 14:59 

Central News Agency

Avian flu spreads to 33 poultry farms in Taiwan... +

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) Another poultry farm in Taiwan was confirmed Wednesday to be infected with avian flu, bringing the total number to 33, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA)....

 2017-02-22 14:59 

Central News Agency

Tsai pledges to maintain status quo across Taiwan Strait... +

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () on Wednesday reiterated her administration's commitment to maintaining the status quo with China....

 2017-02-22 14:45 

Ecns.cn

Navy upgrades missile destroyer ... +

Expert: Changes to vessel's weapons systems improved combat capability...

 2017-02-22 14:43 

Ecns.cn

British Museum collections bring history of the world to China ... +
 2017-02-22 14:41 

Ecns.cn

U.S.-born panda bound for China on special flight ... +
 2017-02-22 14:39 

Ecns.cn

Beijing embraces snowfall ... +
 2017-02-22 14:37 

Ecns.cn

Application documents can now be scanned at UK visa centers ... +

Starting from February 13, visa applicants to UK visa centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou can scan application materials at the centers, which will then be sent electronically to UK visa and immigration authorities....

 2017-02-22 14:36 

Ecns.cn

Snow scenery at Zhongshan Park in NW China's Yinchuan ... +
 2017-02-22 14:36 

Ecns.cn

Chinese envoy calls for civilization exchanges for conflict settlement in Europe ... +

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on countries in Europe to promote exchanges between diversified civilizations to create enabling environment to properly handle regional conflicts, terrorism and refugee issues....

 2017-02-22 14:35 

Ecns.cn

Alibaba cross-border drive into Russia ... +

Local restrictions, logistics hurdles pose challenges...

 2017-02-22 14:35 

Ecns.cn

Study identifies 'late-life' genes only active in response to stress, aging ... +

A new study indicates that a subset of genes involved in daily circadian rhythms, or the biological clock, only become active late in life or during periods of intense stress when they are most needed to help protect critical life functions....

 2017-02-22 14:35 

Ecns.cn

Consumer watchdog probes 'broken phone screen' policies ... +

Authorities are investigating a Shanghai firm for selling broken screen insurance for mobile phones by claiming it is a partner of the Peoples Insurance Company of China, and then not paying out....

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Ecns.cn

China establishes South China Sea lab to explore 8-million-year-old sediments ... +

China has built a field laboratory in the northeastern South China Sea, the focus of which will primarily be deep-sea sediments from 8 million years ago....

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Ecns.cn

2 nabbed for selling fake Carlo Rossi wine ... +

Two people in suburban Shanghai have been arrested for selling fake Carlo Rossi wine in the lead up to the Spring Festival, police said yesterday....

 2017-02-22 14:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

In pictures: the rise and fall of former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang... +

The rise and fall of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen – the city’s chief executive who took pride in being a “Hong Kong boy” and pledged to operate in the full glare of publicity – could well be handily summed up by two “firsts&rd...

 2017-02-22 14:30 

Ecns.cn

Courts told to ignore illegal evidence ... +

New guideline meant to ensure justice and protect human rights of accused...

 2017-02-22 14:30 

Ecns.cn

Geely seeking to expand presence into Southeast Asia: report ... +

Automobile giant Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is poised to expand its presence in the Southeast Asian car market, as it prepares to bid for a strategic partnership with Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd, according to media reports....

 2017-02-22 14:30 

Ecns.cn

Philippines says to pursue bigger aspects of ties with China ... +

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday that the South China Sea issue is not the sum-total of relations between the Philippines and China, and the two countries should focus on economy and investment....

 2017-02-22 14:30 

Ecns.cn

Free bus Wi-Fi ends for Pudong ... +

A Wi-Fi company has closed its free service on buses in Shanghai and several other cities because it was losing money....

 2017-02-22 14:29 

South China Morning Post

South African court blocks governments bid to withdraw from the ICC... +

South Africa’s High Court blocked the government’s attempt to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday, the latest blow to scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma from an assertive post-apartheid judicial system. Clearly ...

 2017-02-22 14:28 

Ecns.cn

'Romeo' jailed over gold scam ... +

A man who cheated women he met on dating websites out of more than 1 million yuan ($145,250) has been jailed for 11 years by the Putuo District Peoples Court....

 2017-02-22 14:27 

Ecns.cn

WHO reaffirms no sustained human transmission of H7N9 flu ... +

The World Health Organization (WHO) reaffirmed that there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 avian influenza virus....

 2017-02-22 14:27 

Ecns.cn

Ex-minister of work safety gets 15 years for graft ... +

Yang Dongliang, former head of China's work safety watchdog and a longtime Tianjin official, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on bribery and embezzlement charges by a Beijing court on Tuesday....

 2017-02-22 14:27 

Ecns.cn

Japan tightens entry requirements for foreign students ... +

Japan has decided to tighten its entrance requirements for overseas students from five countries including China and Vietnam from mid-March, as part of its efforts to prevent illegal immigration....

 2017-02-22 14:26 

Ecns.cn

Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing lead new commercial housing prices in China ... +

In 2016, new commercial housing prices in Shenzhen were the highest of anywhere in China, and Chengdu had the largest transaction volume, according to a report released by E-house China Ramp;D Institute on Feb. 20, China News Service reported....

 2017-02-22 14:26 

Ecns.cn

Rush ahead of bike plate deadline ... +

Motorcycle plate registration centers around the city have been flooded with applicants as temporary plates issued for scooters and mopeds in the past three years expire on March 1....

 2017-02-22 14:25 

Ecns.cn

Quality key for CPPCC proposals ... +

Coming up with good ideas is better than a large quantity, officials say...

 2017-02-22 14:25 

Ecns.cn

China expresses support for dialogue on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue ... +

China said on Tuesday that it supports relevant parties in conducting dialogue and contact in order to find a solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue....

 2017-02-22 14:24 

South China Morning Post

Chinese, Italian leaders pledge mutual support in multilateral blocs... +

China and Italy will strengthen their cooperation in multilateral bodies, their leaders agreed during a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Italian counterpart Sergio Matterella on Wednesday. Xi also expressed his support for the continua...

 2017-02-22 14:24 

Ecns.cn

China says U.S. trade war 'not an option' ... +

A potential trade war should not be used as an option to spoil Chinese-American relations as the two countries are able to resolve bilateral trade disputes through dialogue, Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said yesterday....

 2017-02-22 14:24 

Ecns.cn

China encourages local gov't bond issuance in FTZs ... +

China will encourage local governments to issue bonds in free trade zones (FTZs) in 2017, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday....

 2017-02-22 14:23 

Ecns.cn

After girl's suicide, experts, young people explain challenges of studying abroad ... +

Liu Weiwei, a 20-year-old Chinese student at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), was found dead in her dorm room on February 12, UCSB newspaper the Daily Nexus reported on February 14....

 2017-02-22 14:21 

Ecns.cn

Chinese central bank continues support for agriculture, small business ... +

The central bank said Tuesday that directional bank reserve requirement ratio cuts would continue this year to reward commercial banks that support agriculture and small businesses....

 2017-02-22 14:20 

Ecns.cn

Transport top-ups get easier ... +

Commuters will be able to refill their public transport cards from convenience stores such as Family Mart at 50 additional Metro stations from today....

 2017-02-22 14:18 

Ecns.cn

Cherry blossoms to bloom in new project ... +

Construction has started on a 3-kilometer Cherry Blossom Boulevard along the Middle Ring Road in Xuhui District, the district government said yesterday....

 2017-02-22 14:17 

Ecns.cn

China urges U.S. to contribute to peace in South China Sea ... +

China said on Tuesday that it hoped the United States would do what is good to the peace and stability in the South China Sea as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrolling the region....

 2017-02-22 14:16 

Ecns.cn

'Love' films boost cross-Strait ties ... +

A short film competition kicked off yesterday to promote ties between young people on the mainland and in Taiwan and to cultivate talent in film production and cultural innovation....

 2017-02-22 14:16 

Ecns.cn

China renews blue alert for cold front in northern, western regions ... +
 2017-02-22 14:15 

Ecns.cn

Nation committed to foreign capital ... +

In 2017, China will step up efforts to attract foreign capital through such measures as cutting access restrictions on overseas companies, promoting facilitation of investment and creating a fair and transparent business environment, Commerce Minister Gao...

 2017-02-22 14:15 

Ecns.cn

Hiring managers upbeat about 2017 recruitment in Hong Kong: research ... +

Boosted by the rapid expansion of Chinese firms as well as multinationals, 35 percent of hiring managers are eying an increase in headcount this year in Hong Kong, a release from recruitment agency Michael Page showed Tuesday....

 2017-02-22 14:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Taster courses give Hong Kong pupils the chance of real job training... +

Secondary school students will be given opportunities to explore vocational training at an earlier stage with the government providing subsidies for “taster programmes”, including areas such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

 2017-02-22 14:14 

Ecns.cn

Former work safety chief sentenced to 15 years in prison for graft ... +

Yang Dongliang, former head of the State Administration of Work Safety, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for accepting bribes and embezzlement on Tuesday by a court in Beijing....

 2017-02-22 14:14 

Ecns.cn

Kakao ties up with Ant Financial ... +

Alibabas financial and payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in the mobile finance subsidiary of South Koreas smartphone messaging and social networking platform Kakao Corp as the Chinese company continues to expand globally....

 2017-02-22 14:13 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Social welfare sector sees HK$30 billion for elderly services and mentally ill... +

HK$30 billion has been set aside to implement the city’s first comprehensive long-term elderly services plan and take extra care of mentally ill people who are often overlooked, according to the budget announcement on Wednesday. But a government sou...

 2017-02-22 14:13 

Ecns.cn

Cold start damps 3 land plots sale ... +

Two land parcels sold at reserve prices in Shanghai yesterday while a third one was bought at an 18.6 percent premium, reinforcing a cold start in the local land market amid continued government rein-in policies to curb speculation....

 2017-02-22 14:11 

Ecns.cn

Huawei unveils V9 aimed at game lovers ... +

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's third-biggest smartphone maker, unveiled a new handset on Tuesday targeting mobile gaming enthusiasts and virtual reality camera lovers....

 2017-02-22 14:11 

Ecns.cn

66-year-old man shows dish-delivering stunt ... +

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