Latest Chinese government Stories

2008-07-26 18:00:23

Officials with a Chinese-language TV network allege the Chinese government has shut down its signal from the Eutelsat satellite company.

2008-07-25 06:00:29

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "China Focus": "Olympic Media Village Opens, China Opens To Global Media"] BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) - The Olympic Media Village opened on Friday for 21,600 domestic and foreign registered reporters, amid some foreign media's concerns about free reporting in China.

2008-07-20 03:00:35

By Tang, David Albert Speer was commissioned by the Chinese government to lay out a masterplan for the access to the Olympic Green in Beijing. His design consisted of one impressive avenue connecting the Forbidden City and the National Stadium in which the opening ceremony will take place.

2008-07-09 09:14:20

New research says one-quarter of the adult population in China is now considered overweight or obese, and that number could double in the next 20 years.

2008-06-30 12:02:28

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By John Duce] Beijing, June 30 Kyodo - A group of envoys from the Dalai Lama arrived in Beijing on Monday for talks with Chinese government officials aimed at easing tension after Tibet and neighbouring provinces were hit by riots earlier this year.

2008-06-29 06:02:32

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Interview": "UN Chief Hopes for Strengthened Partnership With China"] UNITED NATIONS, June 28 (Xinhua) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has expressed hope that his upcoming visit to China will contribute to a strengthened partnership between China and the world body.

2008-06-26 18:00:42

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government intends to keep close contact with the United States over North Korean issues after Washington starts procedures to remove the reclusive nation from its list of state sponsors of terrorism following Pyongyang's latest nuclear declaration.

2008-06-26 06:02:52

ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel maker, wants to acquire a majority stake in a Chinese steel maker but will probably have to wait at least five years, said the chief executive, Lakshmi Mittal.

2008-06-22 12:00:31

By Jimmy Wang Keith Bradsher contributed reporting from Hong Kong. Lucy Liang contributed research from Beijing. * The decision by the Chinese government to raise consumer fuel prices by at least 16 percent illustrates the balancing act Beijing is compelled to perform in advance of the Olympics.

2008-06-22 12:00:12

By Stephanie Clifford With a line of computers once made by IBM and a chief executive who hails from Dell and NCR, the Lenovo Group is not an obviously Chinese company.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.