Skype, the real-time Internet communication service provided by Microsoft, has emailed Chinese MSN users about the change, suggesting they move to the VoIP service.
China's Ministry of Culture (MOC) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) will join forces to develop specific areas of the nation's cultural industry.
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Leading oil and natural gas companies PetroChina Co Ltd and CNOOC Ltd reported first-half results on Thursday that reflected weaker demand for refined products.
German automaker BMW has further enriched its fleet of 3 Series models with the pre-launch of the 316 Li at Chengdu auto show.
About 20 billion yuan ($3.3 billion) will be injected into an e-commerce joint venture formed by Dalian Wanda Group Co Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc in the next five years.
Stein Erik Hagen believes that China will continue to play a critical role in the global economic transformation and spearhead green energy applications worldwide.