The number of China’s mobile payment users has exceeded 520 million, according to Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate.
According to the People’s Bank of China, Chinese banks dealt with 8.6 billion payments from mobile services in the second quarter of this year, up 40.5 percent from a year ago.
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Death toll from a fire at a rent house in south China on Sunday morning rose to nine, after two people treated at hospital died, local authorities said. Continue reading “Death toll in S China rent house fire rises to 9” »
Chinese companies have been invited to bid on a new high-speed rail line in England.
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne made the announcement on Thursday in Chengdu. Continue reading “Britain Opens Bidding in China for High-speed Rail Link” »
China From Above, a 100-minute film covering geographic distinctions, cultural diversity and various lifestyles in around 20 provinces, cities and regions, will be broadcast on the National Geographic Channel in the United States on Thursday.
Split into two episodes, the first part is mostly aerial shots of famous places and traditional events including boat racing in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan province, Shaolin Kungfu in Songshan, Henan province and the 57-meter-tall Stone Buddha at Leshan Mountain in Sichuan province.
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The Dutch owner of a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue containing a mummified monk has said he will return the artifact to China within a month. Continue reading “Dutch owner to send preserved monk relic back to China” »
Blacksmith Tian Hongming, 64, works in his traditional workshop in Changchun, capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province. Although few people now need metal products handmade by a blacksmith, Tian, who has worked in the industry for more than 40 years, still sticks to his old occupation. The work involves time-consuming, labor-intensive aspects such as forging, drawing, bending, punching, and cutting.
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South Korea reportedly plans to officially announce its decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) soon.
The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan are likely to discuss the AIIB issue in a scheduled three-way meeting in Seoul later this week, according to Korean Herald.
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Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama shakes hands with Liu Jianchao, China’s assistant foreign minister, ahead of a security meeting in Tokyo, March 19, 2015
TOKYO – Foreign and defense officials from China and Japan kicked off a high-level security meeting here on Thursday, the first one between the two sides in more than four years.
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Highlights of Premier Li’s press conference
China has the potential, resilience and room to keep its economy growing within a rational range, Premier Li Keqiang said at a press conference at the end of the annual session of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, on Sunday.
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A Chinese company involved in a 1.4-billion US dollar port city project in Sri Lanka is obeying a government order to suspend its work on the site.
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