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 U.S. and Japan. China has established itself as the world's workshop for manufacturing and has moved into the world's second-largest economy.  It wants to move up the value chain by leading in innovation also. The U.S. ranks as the world's most innovative country today, with 30 percent of people surveyed, followed by Japan with 25 percent and China with...

2009-11-04 14:05:00

A U.S. 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, Reuters reported. China-watchers had been "absolutely amazed" by the country's advances in its space programs over the past decade, according to General Kevin Chilton, head of the Pentagon's Strategic Command that coordinates U.S. military operations in...

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 Concerning the Second Session of the of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said that political advisers believe the use of the...

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