• Around China September 25, 2020

    China's Shenzhen sees 20.7% annual GDP growth over 4 decades: Mayor

    South China's metropolis of Shenzhen has seen its gross domestic product (GDP) grow 20.7 percent on average annually over the past 40 years, said Mayor Chen Rugui on Thursday.

  • Society September 24, 2020

    Victory won in battle for safe housing

    China has declared victory over a crucial front of its battle against rural poverty — safe housing.

  • Education September 23, 2020

    Number of dropouts in China's 9-year compulsory education stage decreases to 2,419

    The number of dropouts in the nine-year compulsory education stage in China had fallen to 2,419 as of Sept. 15, down from around 600,000 in 2019, an official with China's Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.

  • Education September 23, 2020

    2 departments unite to increase development of physical education in schools

    The General Administration of Sport (GAS) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) of China published a notice on Monday that underlines a joint effort by both sides to step up the healthy development of the country's youth population, whose physiques have been on a decline for three decades.

  • Sci-Tech September 22, 2020

    SCIO Briefing on 3rd Digital China Summit

    The State Council Information Office held a press conference on Sept. 17 in Beijing to brief the media on issues regarding the 3rd Digital China Summit.

  • Economy September 23, 2020

    New forms of consumption get policy boost

    China's ongoing efforts to spur new forms of consumption will help stimulate market players' vitality, boost domestic demand and support economic recovery, the country's top economic regulator said on Tuesday.

  • Around China September 22, 2020

    China issues plans for free trade zones

    China recently issued plans to set up new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) in Beijing, Hunan and Anhui, and expand the area of the pilot FTZ in Zhejiang, signaling China's commitment to further opening up.

  • Around China September 22, 2020

    Postal services to help curb rural poverty

    China's postal sector pledges to provide the country's rural population with wider service accessibility and contribute to the country's poverty alleviation, the country's postal service regulator said on Monday.

  • Economy September 21, 2020

    China adds new pilot free trade zones amid fresh opening-up efforts

    ​China recently released plans to build pilot free trade zones (FTZ) in Beijing, Hunan province, and Anhui province, bringing the total number of free trade zones nationwide to 21.

  • International Cooperation September 19, 2020

    China to boost peacekeeping missions

    China will contribute more manpower and resources to United Nations' peacekeeping missions, support UN reforms to improve peacekeeping effectiveness and enhance global cooperation to jointly build lasting peace and prosperity around the world, officials said on Friday.

  • Sci-Tech September 18, 2020

    China to hold summit on digital transformation

    China will hold a summit on digital transformation in October to showcase its achievements in the field and build platforms for industry exchanges and cooperation, the organizers said Thursday.

  • Sci-Tech September 18, 2020

    Building of digital nation advancing in many areas

    The construction of "digital China" has made great achievements, with significant progress in the country's digital economy and innovation, information authorities said on Thursday.

  • Sci-Tech September 17, 2020

    CAS actively integrates into global innovation network

    The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has been actively integrating into the global innovation network, highlighting information sharing and international cooperation, its president Bai Chunli said on Wednesday.

  • Sci-Tech September 16, 2020

    Chinese Academy of Sciences ranks top in Nature Index global institutions list for 8 years

    The Chinese Academy of Sciences has for eight consecutive years dominated the top spot in the Nature Index list of global institutions, an influential evaluation of high-quality research output, according to an SCIO briefing on Wednesday.

  • Economy September 15, 2020

    Export of goods posts growth in January-August

    From January to August, China's export of goods was valued at 11.05 trillion yuan (US$1.63 trillion), up 0.8% year over year and posting a cumulative growth for the first time in 2020.

  • Economy September 15, 2020

    China's retail sales grow in August

    In August, China's retail sales of consumer goods increased on a yearly basis for the first time this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said during an SCIO briefing Tuesday.

  • Economy September 15, 2020

    China's industrial output rises 0.4% in January-August

    In the first eight months, China's industrial output expanded 0.4% from one year earlier, compared with a year-over-year decline of 0.4% in the January-July period.

  • Economy September 15, 2020

    China's economic recovery gains steam, key indicators further improve

    China's economic recovery continued to gather steam with major economic indicators further improving last month as the country's efforts to boost growth amid the COVID-19 slowdown gradually paid off.

  • Economy September 15, 2020

    China's Q3 GDP growth to accelerate evidently on sustained recovery momentum: NBS

    China's economic growth is expected to see "an evident acceleration" in the third quarter if recovery momentum sustains in September, Fu Linghui, spokesperson of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said Tuesday.

  • Economy September 15, 2020

    China's retail sales record first expansion

    China's retail sales of consumer goods, a major indicator of consumption growth, expanded for the first time this year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday.

  • Economy September 15, 2020

    China's industrial output growth accelerates amid economic recovery

    China's economic recovery continued picking up steam last month, with major economic indicators further improving as the country's efforts to boost growth amid the COVID-19 slowdown gradually paid off.

  • Economy September 15, 2020

    New rules will further reduce China's financial risk

    China issued fresh rules on Sunday to tighten regulation of the country's financial holding companies, a move that experts say will forestall risks in the financial sector.

  • Economy September 12, 2020

    Beijing to expand services space for foreign investors

    Beijing will create more business opportunities for global investors by further opening up the services industry and being a role model in the sector for the rest of the country, senior officials said on Sept. 11.

  • Environment September 11, 2020

    N. China sees great improvement in air quality

    Compared to 2016, 28 cities in northern China saw a reduction of 22% in PM2.5 concentration and a drop of 40% in the number of days of heavy pollution in 2019, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said at a press briefing Friday.

  • Around China September 9, 2020

    Sichuan lifts 1 million people out of poverty each year

    From 2013 to 2019, the registered poor population in Sichuan fell from 6.25 million to 200,000, according to an SCIO press briefing Wednesday.

  • Around China September 9, 2020

    Sichuan on target to eliminate poverty by 2020

    Sichuan province is on course to clear the "last mile" of poverty alleviation as the 2020 deadline draws near, a senior local official said on Wednesday during a press conference held by the State Council Information Office.

  • Economy September 4, 2020

    Market entities in China rise by 64,000 daily

    The business registration reform has unlocked market vitality in China, said an official of the State Administration for Market Regulation at a press briefing Friday. From January to July this year, the number of market entities in China saw a daily increase of 64,000, including 21,000 new firms added every day on average.

  • Economy September 4, 2020

    Official: China committed to further opening-up of service trade

    The service sector has become the main driving force for the Chinese economy. At an SCIO press conference on Thursday, an official from the Ministry of Commerce said China will not change its commitment to further expanding trade in services.

  • Economy September 4, 2020

    China reports positive growth of service exports in July

    China saw its service exports rising 3.3% in July, and has been the only country that reported service trade growth in certain months among major countries engaged in the sector since March.

  • Economy September 4, 2020

    China to issue negative list for services trade by late 2020

    China will introduce a negative list for cross-border trade in services by the end of this year in order to promote the institutional opening-up in the services sector, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.

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