Anti-doping agency says no cover-up of Sun’s ban

Monday, February 20, 2017

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang’s short suspension for a doping violation in May was “appropriate”, a senior Chinese anti-doping official said on Monday, defending the delayed announcement and lenient punishment.The China Anti-Doping Agency announced on its website on Monday that Sun tested positive for the stimulant trimetazidine at an in-competition doping test during read more »

Premier Li extends condolences over terror attack in Istanbul

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Premier Li Keqiang extended his condolences on Monday in a telegraph to his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim over a deadly terrorist attack in a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s Eve celebrations.In the telegraph, Premier Li mourned victims of the attack and expressed sincere condolences to the Turkish prime minister, the victims’families and those injured read more »

China launches longest high-speed train service

Sunday, February 19, 2017

KUNMING – China on Thursday launched its longest high-speed train service, from Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to Beijing. The train, named “Shangri-la of the World,” left Kunming at 11:05 a.m. on a 2,760-km trip to Beijing, which takes about 13 hours. The train’s name highlights the world famous resort in Shangri-la of read more »

A droid to do your laundry, for a price

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Seven Dreamers Laboratories Inc President Shinichi Sakane (left) displays the world’s first automatic laundry folding machine, Laundroid 1, at eh CEATEC Japan in Chiba, Tokyo. Hate doing laundry? Shinichi Sakane has a solution. The Japanese inventor has received 6 billion yen ($53 million) from partners, including Panasonic Corp, to advance “the Laundroid” – a robot read more »

T-Wolves boss targets China

Friday, February 17, 2017

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor speaks during an exclusive interview with China Daily on Tuesday in Beijing. Chen Xiangfeng / China DailyWhile young potential superstars Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns are enjoying the rarefied air above the rim and fascinating the world with their talent, Glen Taylor is also ready to make a read more »

New Bank of England governor announced

Friday, February 17, 2017

LONDON – Mark Carney, the current Canadian central bank chief, is chosen to take over the reins as Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), the central bank of Britain, next year, British finance minister George Osborne announced on Monday.The banker is replacing outgoing BoE Governor Mervyn King.”He is acknowledged as the outstanding central banker read more »

Nation tops list of steepest price climbs

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A view of Shenzhen’s landmark skyscraper Kingkey 100, June 16, 2015. Chinese cities occupied four of the top five places where home price saw the steepest increases, with Shenzhen topping the global list, according to a survey by an international real estate consultancy.Shenzhen’s home prices surged 62.5 percent year-on-year to March, according to London-based Knight read more »

China’s new yuan loans shrinks in October

Thursday, February 16, 2017

China’s new yuan-denominated lending in October shrank by nearly half from a month ago to 651.3 billion yuan ($95.78 billion), official data showed on Friday.The M2, a broad measure of money supply that covers cash in circulation and all deposits, rose 11.6 percent year on year to 151.95 trillion yuan by the end of October, read more »

Coubertin’s manuscript on show

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (front R) and President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach (front C)visit the Nanjing Olympic Museum after the opening ceremony in Nanjing, Aug 17, 2014. Visitors to Nanjing’s Olympic Museum can expect to see an original manuscript by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympics. The museum, read more »

French PM speaks on unity with China during official visit

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cooperation between China and France plays a very important role in world peace and security, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in Beijing on Tuesday while beginning his official visit to China.Cazeneuve delivered a speech at Peking University that morning. He said both countries have an important role to play on a multilateral level, citing read more »

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