China ready to promote trust, cooperation with Russia in 2018

Xi made the pledge in his New Year greeting message to Putin, reports Xinhua news agency. China seeks to promote international strategic coordination with Russia, and to work for new fruits in the development of bilateral ties, he said. Noting that 2018 ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing enjoys best winter air quality in five years

Beijing residents witnessed the city’s best winter air quality in five years this month, thanks to favourable weather and tough air pollution controls. There was a stretch of 25 consecutive days during which the air quality was rated “excellent” or ... ( read original story ...)

China looks for right balance between financial innovation, risk

An employee scans a quick response (QR) code displayed on Alipay app at a store in Hong Kong. [Photo/VCG] BEIJING - In today's China, a QR code is a must-have for retailing businesses. From grand department stores to food stands on street corners, they are ... ( read original story ...)

China factory momentum remains intact amid smog and debt curbs

China's official factory gauge maintained momentum, suggesting campaigns to reduce both pollution and debt risk haven't curbed output. The manufacturing "purchasing managers index" edged down to 51.6 in December, in line with the forecast in Bloomberg's ... ( read original story ...)

China manufacturing activity slows in December

BEIJING, China — China’s manufacturing activity edged down in December, official data showed Sunday, but largely maintained momentum despite increased curbs on heavy industry aimed at taming the country’s chronic air pollution. The manufacturing ... ( read original story ...)