Latest Politics of the People's Republic of China Stories

2010-12-06 06:15:00

According to a public opinion survey, China is set to become the world's most important center for innovation by 2020, overtaking the US and Japan.

2009-11-04 14:05:00

A US general said on Tuesday that the military needs to deepen its dialogue with China to better understand the intent of its space programs, after a Chinese commander announced plans to develop offensive military capabilities in space.

2009-04-01 13:08:36

A major Taiwan newspaper printed an April Fools' Day prank Wednesday that claimed two pandas received as a gift from mainland China were disguised forest bears. The Taipei Times claimed the latest friction between Taiwan and China centered on Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, a pair of pandas given to the Taipei Zoo as a gift from China, The Times of London reported Wednesday. Taipei Zoo official Connie Liu was quoted in the hoax story as saying she became suspicious after the pandas, a species famous...

2009-03-02 11:47:18

A Chinese official said the government would post details of China's economic stimulus spending on the Internet. Mu Hong, vice minister in charge of the National Development and Reform Commission said the expenses would be listed online at www.ndrc.gov.cn, Xinhua reported Monday. Zhao Qizheng, a spokesman

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.