Iraqi PM says failed assassins identified

BAGHDAD-Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Sunday that the perpetrators of the assassination attempt at his residence in the capital Baghdad have been identified. "We will pursue those who committed the crime. We know them well, and we will…

Europe once again COVID-19 epicenter: WHO

COPENHAGEN - Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional director for Europe, called on Thursday for an end to "complacency" as the latest COVID-19 statistics revealed that "Europe is back at the epicenter of the pandemic - where we…

China's power supply back to normal: State Grid

BEIJING -- The State Grid Corporation of China on Sunday said that the supply and demand of power in areas operated by the company have returned to normal. The thermal coal inventory in the company's operating area has rebounded to…

China reaffirms role supporting Afghans

Wang Yi, in 2nd meeting with senior Taliban leader, talks of historic chanceState Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi renewed dialogue on Monday with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a senior figure in the Taliban-led Afghan interim government, just under three…

Premier calls for more vaccine aid to ASEAN

Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Tuesday to offer more aid in COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and make joint efforts to improve its early warning and emergency response capacity.While addressing the annual China-ASEAN…

Experts say countries should remain cautious about reopening borders

As more Asian countries look at reopening their borders and their economies with a "living with COVID" strategy, experts said governments should remain cautious and prepare plans in case of a rise in infections."As we think about opening-up, the most…

Graphic: China's efforts in fighting climate change

China published a white paper on Wednesday illustrating its progress in mitigating climate change and sharing its experiences and approaches with the rest of the world.The white paper, titled "Responding to Climate Change: China's Policy and Actions", was issued by…

Beijing hits road to becoming international consumption hub

City draws up detailed five-year plans for new futureBeijing, which boasts a history of more than 3,000 years, is working hard at self-promotion in its quest to become an international consumption hub.The city, with a population of more than 21…

GDP expands 9.8% in first three quarters

Economic recovery remains unstable amid challenges, says National Bureau of StatisticsChina's economy is expected to gain firmer footing in the rest of the year as the softening growth figures for the past quarter trigger stronger macro policy support and better…

Shanghai to expand greenery with 'forest chief' mechanism

Shanghai will increase its forest coverage and per capita greenery area by implementing a "forest chief" mechanism, municipal officials told a news conference on Thursday. Deng Jianping, director of the city's greenery and public sanitary bureau, said the forest coverage…