Hu calls for inclusive development in Asia

 Chinese President Hu Jintao called for inclusive development in Asia on Friday as he attended the opening ceremony of the 2011 annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). As the second decade of…

Chinese economy expands 9.7 percent

 China’s economy expanded 9.7 percent in the first quarter of 2011 from a year earlier, and 2.1 percent from the previous quarter to 9,631.1 billion yuan ($1,459.3 billion), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said…

Alleged sale of stale buns probed

In a world that emphasizes the green economy to such a large extent, the word means energy saving and environmental friendliness. But when used in reference to steamed buns, the word suggests a different meaning…health…

China, US to further enhance cultural ties

China and the United States on Tuesday agreed to further enhance their cultural ties as they wrapped up a two-day high-level annual Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Washington. At the second annual high-level CPE…

Tsinghua University readies for Centennial

Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, one of the world’s top ranking universities will celeberate its 100th  aniversary on April 24. As the clock  ticks, the count down for the centennial is drawing close, and the campus is getting…

Yao Ming: Recovering from injury comes first

The Houston Rockets will wrap up their regular season later this week…and with the end of the year, begin the questions around Yao Ming’s future. The Chinese superstar will be an unrestricted free agent this…

Fake AIDS panic shows HIV ignorance

Twenty-six-year-old Jiang visited a prostitute last July. Unexpectedly, he had a condom breakage during sex. He fell ill the next day. He believed that he had been infected with HIV. Another man, Zhang, went to…

Microblogs gaining political weight in China

A Global Times survey shows that 71 percent of Chinese Web users attribute their growing interest in politics to microblogging, but more than half of them complained about the lack of interaction on government blogs….